Monday, August 6, 2012

Cameo Cuteness

I'm linking up the the Cameo linky party to show what I have been making with my Cameo. If you don't have one, you can sign up to win one and see other teacher's great ideas. I've already learned so much!

I've been busy creating things for my classroom with my new Cameo for the last few days. I was a bit intimidated at first because I had no clue how to work one. Once I watched a few videos on YouTube, I got the hang of it. If you do get a Cameo, I really recommend searching for videos because it was good for me to see exactly how to get it ready and cut.

I've stuck to cutting letters and simple shapes so far. The advanced things that I see on the craft blogs are above me right now.

Here's a few things I have made:

I found this great big file box at The Container Store. I was looking for a big one to store their writing for the year. This one is just perfect and will hold all their writings without them getting too messed up.

I made a No Name Papers board after I saw one on Pinterest. I used a wooden rectangle I got at Hobby Lobby and some small clothespins. I painted them yellow. (Excuse the glue on the bottom. I took a picture while it was drying.) I cut out the letters and polka dots using my Silhouette. I found these great stickers that I had been wanting to use and stuck them on top of the polka dots. I'm not sure if I like it better with or without the stickers.

I found this ribbon organizer at Hobby Lobby. I like it because you can see what ribbon you have from the outside. It also has a rod inside to place through the middle of the ribbon. You just have to roll off what you need when you are crafting. 

I saw this idea on Amy Lemons' blog and I had to make it. So cute! I love the wooden ambulance from Hobby Lobby!

I have a few more things that I have made at school so I'll have to take pictures of them later. I'm also in the process of making a bunting welcome sign.

Don't forget to enter my Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener giveaway while you are here. It ends this week. 

Well, friends, I am back to school tomorrow. We have five days of inservice and professional development before the kiddos come back next Tuesday. It seems like we have more time to get ready than many others. I can't imagine going back to school and the kiddos coming the next day. 

Have a great Monday!


  1. Courtney,
    Did you use vinyl for your letters or just regular paper?

    I recently got a cameo too, and have a lot to learn too!
    Mrs. Castro's Class

  2. I definitely need a cameo after seeing all of the cute creations out there!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Wish I could afford one! A friend of mine has one and she makes such cute things. I am borrowing my friends cricut next week - so excited!


  4. Girl, those labels are adorable!! Love them!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  5. Ok, the book hospital is a must have! Super cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  6. The book hospital is adorable and I LOVE the lettering and colors you chose. This is probably a stupid question, but do you use certain fonts that come with the machine? It's very impressive! Good luck tomorrow with your inservice!

  7. I am making that NO NAME PAPERS project! LOVE it!

  8. I made a book hospital last year but seeing yours makes me think mine needs a serious face lift. I would love love LOVE a Cameo!! Your project are all adorable!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  9. I love the no name papers project and hospital! Also, I'll email you pics of your Splat projects this week. I love the writing craft!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  10. Everything looks so cute! I especially love the book hospital! :)

  11. I have been wanting to make one of those book hospitals too!! Everything turned out great!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten


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