Friday, August 15, 2014

MCT Head of the Class Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time "Head of the Class" Blog Hop!  Surprise!  We've got a fun little mini release happening today!  If you just happened upon my blog, you are going to want to head over to Emma's to check out her video about all of the new products!


I made two projects today.  For the first one, I designed a "welcome back" postcard to mail out to my new students a few days before school begins.  Now that I've got this first one made, I'll make the other 20 I need "assembly line style" in my free time over then next week.  These adorable new stamps and dies arrived just in time!  My white base is a  4 1/4" square, and the cork paper, from Simple Stories 24/Seven line, is a 4" square.


All of the dies I used on this postcard are from the new Love to Learn set.  I just love the detail on the apple, with the stitching and the cut line on the leaf!  And isn't the little name tag adorable?  It comes with that coordinating rounded rectangle stamp, which I stamped with tide pool ink.  The "3rd grader" stamp is from a new stamp set called Write On, which is filled with tons of great school sentiments.  "Hello" is another die.


How cute is that pencil die?  It's made up of 5 little dies, so you can really layer it up!  And I love the teeny little cursive sentiment die cut!


My next project is something I made for my classroom.  I have a  system in which my students, whose desks are arranged into five "tables," earn table points for good behavior.  At the end of each week, I will transfer the points to this chart, and once all of the table reach each number, we'll have a class party!  My supply of My Creative Time goodies made my chart look particularly cute this year!


I cut the heading with my Silhouette.


Then I added lots of stars made with the 3 Star Stitched Dies.  I stamped them with the coordinating patterns from You are Fabulous, using Versamark ink on all of them to make the process go faster.


I usually handwrite the numbers, but this year I have the new Alpha Pack, which has the perfect number stamps!  For my target numbers, I cut circles with the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, added another star in the center, and then added a number from the new Number Fun Dies + Add Ons.  I love these dies, and they are the perfect size to coordinate with the Lowercase Fun Dies!


Lastly, on the bottom of the chart, I used the new Uppercase Fun Dies, our existing Lowercase Fun Dies, the number dies again, and the little star dies from 4x4 Journal Die + More.

Here's a look at all of the new products, which are available in the My Creative Time store now!





** Freebie Stamp **



As a "THANK YOU" for shopping with us this weekend, Emma is giving away this "Stay Focused  stamp to EVERY shopper for FREE! YEP, everyone who makes a purchase, THIS WEEKEND ONLY, will get this FABULOUS stamp in their packages!  You do NOT have to add it to your cart; Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! Sale ends this Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ midnight PST!

**BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!**
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time Store" to one LUCKY winner!  All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have for winning!  Very important, please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! 

**SALE ALERT**
Also, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW!  Use the code BACKTOSCHOOL to receive 20% off your entire purchase!  Sale ends on Sunday, August 17th @ midnight, PST.

Your next stop is the super talented Lee-Ann!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Other products used on postcard:


Other products used on table point chart:

66 comments:

  1. Fab projects...love the idea of table points...you must be such a fun teacher!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE your FUN projects Miss Katie! I bet you have an AWESOME classroom!!!!
    Thank you!
    Emma :)

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  3. Fabulous showcase of the new release! Your little welcome back cards are sweet - the students will love them, as do I!
    ~c

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  4. Fantastic job with this mini release! Love love your Table Points chart - will look amazing in your class! Super sweet cards too!

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  5. OMG Katie, that chart is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great projects girlie. ♥♥

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  6. These are so awesome! I love your card!!

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  7. Love all your projects Katie! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  8. Love how you used the cork paper, just perfect with your project.

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  9. Wow! I wish I had you for my 3rd grade teacher! These are awesome! I bet your everyone's favorite :)

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  10. What an awesome teacher. They are going to LOVE those post cards and the point chart is awesome too!!! I love these new products! Hugs- Glora
    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  11. Your projects look great! Your students are going to love them! What a cool idea to send them a welcome back postcard...they will be so excited to get it!

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  12. Such a fun poster. Makes me miss teaching. Great job! Yvette
    Yescamilla76@yahoo.com

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  13. OH WOW what awesome crafty things you created with all of the new Goodies I love it and girl what a sweet and fun teacher you are.
    Thanks so much for telling all about it I so enjoyed hearing about what sweet things you do for your kiddos YOU so ROCK!!

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  14. Your projects are so cute!

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  15. Boy I wish I could be in YOUR class! Super cute job on EVERYTHING!!! Love it :)

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  16. LOVE your CUTE postcard. Your students will LOVE getting it and it will make a wonderful keepsake. Their mom can even use it on a scrapbook page. And your point chart is sure to be the envy of your school. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker {at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  17. Too cute Katie!! Love both your projects, such wonderful inspirations.
    Hugs,
    Jess
    craftingwithjess@gmail.com

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  18. SUPER DUPER job Katie, your projects are FANTASTIC my friend!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!! :)

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  19. What lucky students! Cute welcome card!

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  20. Super cute card, your students will love it!:) Great chart idea:) Thanks for all the classroom inspiration.

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  21. These are fabulous Katie. Love the cork look. :)
    gsunshine11 @ tampabay DOT rr DOT com

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  22. These are so cute!!! I love that card with the cork paper and your table points chart is too cute!! Hugs!!

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  23. You sure have some lucky students! How fun for them to get their own happy mail before school starts! :)

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  24. Awesome awesome projects!!! I love your post card idea, so sweet! Great projects!!

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  25. Katie - your students are very lucky! Love your school themed projects! This MCT release is a must have for me!treasaknight@gmail.com

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  26. Cool projects, love the classroom poster. Always looking for ways to incorporate the smaller size into bigger projects.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  27. What fun projects!
    I'm sure that your students will enjoy them!

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  28. Awesome projects!! Wish I could have you for my teacher ~ you rock!!

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  29. Great projects to get ready for school!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  30. Your Table Points poster turned out awesome! Great idea to keep them focused on good behavior. The card is great...20 times?? Wow! I love the cork paper. The detail on the pencil and apple are beautiful! Great job! Good luck on 20 more :D
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  31. Amazing projects and how super sweet of you to send out cards to the kids:) Thank You for sharing. disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

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  32. OMGee!! these are so perfect!! I love your idea to mail these to your students and the chart is a great idea too!! I was a para and now my daughter will be a teacher!! can't wait to get my hands on these! thanks!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  33. Great card and love the cork background.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  34. What fun projects. Thanks for sharing. einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

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  35. I love the project that you did on the cork background. It looks awesome.
    Jlbates1971@gmail.com

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  36. Love this ... I wish my kids would've had a teacher like you.

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  37. I sure wished my son could have had a AWESOME teacher like you Katie!! You always come up with the neatest things for your students! Love your projects :) Hugs, Leanne

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  38. Love the postcards. Like the idea of a poster for table points.
    Melinda melmatthews22@hotmail

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  39. love your projects! I bet your classroom is awesome!

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  40. Oh Katie ~ I am not sure where to begin!!! First the card ~ I LOVE that you used corkboard! OMG!!!! LOVE the details to this and your students will LOVE receiving these cards! Then your bulletin board poster ~ OOMMGG! This is seriously AMAZING!!!!! Wow ~ your students are so fortunate to have you! BEAUTIFULLY done as always!

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  41. Your students will be so happy to get such an awesome handmade welcome card in the mail! What a lucky bunch and what a great teacher! You sure showed some awesome ideas for other teachers!

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  42. LOVE your projects Katie!! Can I come and be in your class?? LOL! What a GREAT chart!
    AWESOME job!!!!

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  43. You always have wonderful creative projects. Your students are in for a real treat having you for their teacher. Love what you did with this release. I know my daughter would love to get this postcard welcoming her to the 4th grade. Super Sweet!!
    tfs

    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  44. Great projects, Katie! Your classroom will look amazing! ~hugs, Saundra

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  45. Wonderful card. Never seen corkpaper before.....looks great!

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  46. Fantastic projects, love the new dies.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  47. Love your projects! That layered pencil is adorable. What a terrific idea for the table points. So creative. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  48. You are such a cool teacher! The kids are going to love the cards and what a great idea for classroom management. Well done.

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  49. Your projects are so spectacular! Love them both! Beautiful work!

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  50. Wow, it all makes me want to be a 3rd grader again. What a cute class room you will have!

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  51. Just really sweet. I remember sending cards to my students each year. I love how you used the dies to make a chart for your classroom!! Awesome idea.


    Beckie
    http:://www.mymousedreams.com

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  52. great projects, Katie! I bet your classroom is AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  53. Wow, what fabulous projects for the start of school Katie! I love the card you are going to send to your students, how special they will feel. I also love your table chart, how fun these dies were for this chart. I love it! Hugs, Brenda
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  54. Love what you made with the new products, Katie. This is the only time of the year that I'm sad about being retired. I miss getting the classroom ready and greeting all the sweet smiling faces that first day of school. I hope you have a wonderful year with a classroom full of great students.

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  55. Super cute projects using the new release. Your kids will love everything!

    Hugs,
    crafthawk@centurylink.net

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  56. Love your projects. I especially like your table points project. Thanks for sharing your projects. I really like the number and letters dies.
    Cindy Lou

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  57. OMG another set of fabulous projects, Katie!! I love the notecards you se to to your new students, what a fab way to welcome them back to school and love the chart idea too, TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O
    Unikbyyes.blogspot.com

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  58. Fabulous projects showcasing this release

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  59. Excellent projects Katie!!! Love them both! <3

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  60. Very cute! I am sure there are lots of teachers that will scraplift these wonderful ideas!queenbeedesigns@gmail.com

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