Friday, August 24, 2012

Pizzazz for School- Folder Labels

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Well, my babies are no longer babies.
I've had to accept that as my girl Boom starts 10th grade next week and Mr Awesome begins his first day in middle school... Oh My!  He visited the new school yesterday and had a chance to get used to opening a locker and following a schedule where he will change classes 6 times a day... Wanting to provide all of the tools he will need for a successful year, we purchased the crazy calculator and zippered binder with folders as suggested.  Organization is key, right?  He is growing up fast, so the childish {his thoughts, not mine} images of Cars and Spiderman on folders and notebooks just will not do this year... but I wanted his school items to have some sort of personality, they were just so black and plain... did I mention how plain they were?
 
Enter... the Silhouette Cameo to add Pizazz to those Stinkers!

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We took his schedule and figured out all of the classes he will have, in the order he has them for the first semester and entered the text into the Cameo design studio.  We chose a font called "It's a Penalty Kick" which was big and easy to read.


From the Silhouette online store, {a while back} I had purchased a half price Tribal design and added it to each end of the class name text.  After measuring the width of the folders, we resized each label to just under 8 1/2 inches wide and just about 2 inches in height, making sure to flip the Tribal image at the end of each word.  Using white vinyl, we loaded out machine and cut the images. 

 
Using transfer paper, I carefully lifted each label from the vinyl backing,


then transferred the cut label to the front bottom of each black folder, making sure to smooth and press them securely.


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Here's to an exciting and well organized year in the middle school, Mr Awesome!  Wonder if the school will let me vinyl-ize the lockers too... doubt it, but oh that would be fun!

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5 comments:

andie jaye said...

these turned out sooo good. i need to get mine out and figure out how to work it...

andie jaye said...

these turned out sooo good. i need to get mine out and figure out how to work it...

Kathie said...

Lovin' your labels! I would love for you to share these at my Gettin' Krafty party on Tuesday!

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Vintage Street Designs said...

Wonderful idea...and they turned out perfect! Hopped over from Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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