Monday, April 18, 2011

countdown to summer

teacher appreciation week
is may 2nd through the 6th at our schools.
so we're going to be sharing some fun ideas here and there. 

not only are the kids starting to look forward to the long school-less summer days,
i'm sure some teachers are too.


i used the silhouette to make my summer countdown clipboards. but you can always print the bottom part out like i did HERE on the christmas countdown. 



i painted my clipboards and let them dry completely before attaching the vinyl. then put a coat of mod podge on for a little shine. after that was completely dry, i clipped my numbers on. jennifer had the brilliant idea to do two sets of each number, instead of printing out 99 number cards. (which is what i was about to do)
go and download the number sheets here if you'd like...
i added a little twine bow on the bike handlebars and wrapped some more around the entire thing just for fun.


if you're using a silhouette to print the bottom portion in the white vinyl, here is a little rundown of what is used...


now let's starting counting down the days!!

31 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, this is so cute! I'm definitely bookmarking this for when my daughter starts school. What a fabulous gift idea!

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  2. adorable. Wouldn't it be great to add a crayon or pencil button/charm to the bakers twine!

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  3. Ummm.. I am a teacher (and yes, I'm counting down the days 'til Summer!) ... and I WANT one of these!!!
    Can someone please send this idea to one of my students' moms!? :)~
    This is AWESOME!!!

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  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Apr. 18, 2011. Thanks again.

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  5. Oh what I wouldn't give for a Silhouette! It is going to have to be on my Christmas list next year. :)

    Love this countdown!

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  6. Oh boy!!!! I like this idea. Summer can't arrive fast enough.

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  7. Man you guys are always making me want a Silhouette EVEN more than I already do :) SUPER cute!! Love the touch of twine on the bike!

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  8. I teach fourth grade, and we're studying how to write functional directions. (As I type, the kids are writing their own with illustrations.) I'd love to show them this...we have a little under 40 days left, but since it's only 40 degrees today, no summer fever yet!

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  9. This is adorable! I just love all your wonderful ideas. Thanks for your creativity and sharing it with us!

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  10. So very cute! I love all of the ideas that you are sharing on your site. Thanks so much!!

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  11. I love this! And it could be so versatile.. I was thinking you could even do it on a cookie sheet and paint some chalkboard paint.. lots of ideas... Great inspiration!

    -Jennifer
    allthingsbelle.blogspot.com

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  12. This is a darling idea! I'm thinking I need one for myself for a Christmas or birthday countdown. Thanks for the great idea.

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  13. You girls never cease to amaze me--this is so clever!

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  14. I love this idea...
    As a teacher it makes me happy to know how many days i have until summer... kids too... they want to know! good thing it's raining here in the Pacific NW... summer is a ways out!

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  15. Super cute idea!
    made me laugh at the thought of counting down from 99!!! i teach 2nd and the office puts up a countdown when we hit 20 days.

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  16. Please oh please someone send this to the parents of the students at my school. I WANT ONE!! I may have to make one for myself. I LOVE THIS!! GREAT IDEA girls!! (mine may have a drink on it instead of a bike though ;)- its been a rough year )

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  17. Mandy, looks like you should sell these on your etsy shop! They are a hit! By the way, can I just come use your cut outs, since its all set up on your sillouette? I'll pay you:) These are GREAT. You are so creative!

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  18. These are seriously beautiful!!! Love the colors you picked! I have to keep this in mind for when my daughter starts school! :)

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  19. I would LOVE to get this from one of my students! But for now I'll settle on making one for my classroom for next year - because as much as I want one for this year the reality is it won't happen. We only have 27 school days left before my babies are 1st graders!!

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  20. super cute! i may just drool instead of actually making one, love your colors;)

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  21. Thank you so much Jamie for thinking of me and sending in the extra clipboard countdowns. I {heart} it!!! So cute and now we can flip a number each day. Btw I'm a long time stalker- oops follower of the blog! Love it!!
    Amanda Eveleigh

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  22. This is lovely. So cute! I am loving all these projects that you can make on the Silhouette.

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  23. Do you do anything that I don't love?!?

    I featured this clipboard in a round up of teacher gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Amanda

    frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

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  24. This is awesome! Could you send me the graphic so I could print it out? I don't have one of those fancy awesome machines! Thank you!

    TLetta24@gmail.com

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  25. I made a countdown for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher last week. She loved it! Thanks for sharing all the details on how you made it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesellers/8282824320/

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  26. Ladies I love the blog! I'm printing about 15 of your images and would love to feature you on my first blog enty.- If mine is only half as cute I'll be excited. If you are willing to share the graphic for this project I would love it. simply.plain.life@gmail.com

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  27. Can you give quick directions on how to print the background on a piece of cardstock? Can we? I'd sure appreciate it. I can't figure it out. I can see the link and am able to print out the numbers, but not the background. THANKS!

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  28. Would you please give directions on how to print the background on cardstock?

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    1. Unfortunately, there isn't a download for the background. They are just shapes put together using the Silhouette software. Sorry about that.

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