Monday, August 8, 2011

back 2 school printables

a back to school party is a must.
whether you're showing off your new school clothes with a back to school fashion show
or just celebrating the start of a new school year with a family dinner.
we've put together a couple ideas to make it just a bit more fun!
put together a cheap and easy table setting by using:
  • a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper
  • a scalloped circle - we cut ours out using the cricut and the mini monograms cartridge
  • a paper plate and napkin
  • the you're so sharp tag tied around 3 pencils using black ribbon
  • white boards from targets dollar spot for the place card
  • glass jars and straws with paper flags


then if you want to get look fancy. make a rice krispy cake.
it's so cute. and it's so easy. promise.
and our kids actually eat it unlike real cake where they take a bite or two and then throw it away.
  • just spray your cake pans with pam.
  • cut out a circle of wax paper that fits in the bottom of your pans and give that a quick spray.
  • make your rice krispies. our cake took 3 batches.
  • pack it into your pans.
  • give it about 20 minutes and then they should slide right out of the pans.
  • you could use a couple toothpicks or skewers between the two cake layers.
  • then just grab a little frosting and use it as the glue to hold your crunch berries on.

if you want to make a quick cake banner. grab 2 skewers. tie some twine on. then just put some dbl sided tape or glue dots on the back of your little pennants and stick them on your twine.
it's just too dang easy not to try!!

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here are a couple other fun ways to use the printables...


add the pennants to a chalkboard to make a cute banner. then write a back 2 school message.
or
leave the you're so sharp tag as a square and add it to a jar of pencils for an inexpensive teacher gift!

back to school collection here

 you're so sharp tags here

hope everyone has a great first day of school!!
(we have a couple weeks of summer left still... thank goodness because there are a lot of things on the summer to-do list that haven't been checked off yet!)

43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the printables! Loving the You're So Sharp tags! Thanks again!

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  2. Your printables are so sharp! Thank you! We start school on Wednesday so these are timely.

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  3. Great ideas and very cute printables! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. eeee so cute!! The teacher in me LOVES this so much :)

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  5. Oh, this is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing, I plan on using it at my open house night.

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  6. Awesome! Love these...and thank you!

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  7. This is AWESOME. You ladies are the best.

    Any chance you would want to do a matching You are so DULL (or something to that effect), so I can you is it for my pencil cups? (sharp and not sharp??) If not, that's cool too.

    Thanks,
    Sydney
    Lessons Learned

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  8. I don't even have kids of my own, but always love your ideas! Great gift ideas for teachers and secretaries that I work with. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!

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  9. Hi there,
    I love your blog!! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and free printables- I have used many of them and love the get back to school ideas! you ladies are crazy talented! I was wondering where you got that darling cake plate from?

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  10. Okay, where did you get that cake stand?! I definitely need that. Seriously.

    Thanks for always sharing such cute and fun ideas!!! LOVE

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  11. I always love your printables and projects, you ladies are amazing! THANK YOU for sharing! :)

    Brooke @ The Crafting Chicks

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  12. Love that cake... how does it cut?

    And thanks for sharing the printables!

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  13. Thanks for sharing - love this idea :)

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  14. Thanks for the printables! Always looking for cute ideas for Girl Scout meetings and this fits the bill. :)

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  15. These are awesome but it would be even better if the pencils were actually sharp. LOL!

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  16. LOVE the cake stand!! Where can I find one?

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  17. I can;t wait to make these treats! Thank you!!! ^_^

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  18. So fantastic, when I have kids I definitely want to do this! xo

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  19. Cutest idea ever! I LOVE the idea of a back to school party!

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  20. So fun!
    That cake is adorable too!

    Please PLEASE share where that cake stand came from! I want it :)

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  21. OOOH, I just LOVE your site....THANK YOU for ALL YOUR GOODIES and GOODNESS.

    P.S. Where did you get that darling cake stand. I love the ruffle effect.

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  22. the cake stand was a gift from a friend (she got it from costco last year). it also came with a larger one as well....aren't i a lucky girl?

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  23. 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 2 post on Aug. 09, 2011. Thanks again.

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  24. I LOVE all your back to school and teacher appreciation ideas! Can't wait to use this for my new batch of firsties! :)

    -Janae
    First Grade Fun

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  25. This is so stinkin' cute!! :) I am doing a little countdown with my daughter and definitely have a special dinner in mind. LOVE the rice crispy cake. I just might have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration! You girls are awesome.

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  26. Just printed EVERYTHING!!! Will be having this party and blogging about it - tooo cute! Can't wait to make the rice crispy cake!

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  27. I linked up your freebies to my blog at www.papercutzmidland.blogspot.com Thank You!

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  28. As always...you guys are amazing! Some more great free printables. Thank you so much!

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  29. I totally used all these ideas to throw a party for my kiddos - come check it out at www.downsdays.blogspot.com! Thanks so much for the great ideas and free printables - I love eighteen25!!!

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  30. this is so great, thank you! i love it here. xoxo

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  31. I am LOVIN this. Just blogged about the cute gifts I made from your printables!

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  32. I am LOVIN this! I just blogged about the gifts I made from your free printables! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Thanks - just used as a Valentine's treat! http://pinterest.com/pin/118430665170898974/ Love all of your printables : )

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  34. thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  35. Oh cuteness! I am pinning and sharing on FB... Love the printables and I adore you ladies!

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  36. Exactly the kind of thing I was looking for for a school theme party and teacher gifts. Thank you.

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  37. These are such cute back to school printables - love them!

    I would love for you to link up this post at the Empty Your Archive party - we're focused on back to school posts this week but you can also share your great old posts on over 100 different topics in the Mummy Archive, which is a fab resource bank for mums - Alice xx

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  38. I cannot begin to say thank you enough for the printables! Literally, saved me from the ledge of insanity -not even exaggerating! Awesome!

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