Friday, October 30, 2015

Somewhere In Time: A Steampunk Prom

Somewhere In Time, A Steampunk Prom

Somewhere In Time - Center Pieces

 I know what you are think, a Steampunk Prom?  I thought the same thing before we started MONTHS before prom actually began.  I never, before working for a high school, knew how long it actually took to prepare for prom.  No, not getting your hair done choosing the right dress.  But the work to make the center pieces, the party favors, the decorations, the everything.  Oh it takes forever and the planning must start as soon as school starts.  

Somewhere In Time - Favors

200 Party favors were made by our students using SVG files from , SAL2, Cricut Expressions, and a Cuttlebug.  The students love putting them all together.  These take about a week to complete with the center pieces.  What a great accomplishment to finish them all. 

Somewhere In Time - Hot Air Balloon DecorationSomewhere In Time - SignSomewhere In Time - Steampunk Balloon

The large decorations where cut out of Styrofoam board.  The students would draw out the desired shapes on the foam board then use a hot knife to cut the foam.  Once they had the desired shape the painting began.  Students would paint and then hot glue on beads and sequence to make the decorations sparkle under the twinkle lights.  The only part the students did not participate in was the actual set up.  The teachers and parents do this every year. We always wanted the students to be surprised.  Oh and how surprised they were.  They loved this prom.  There were so many hands that went into making our homemade proms so special.  We will miss them for years to come.  

Jeanine @ Paper Crafting or Prozac

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fun in 1st Grade Banner

Fun in 1st Grade Banner - 

I had so much fun making this banner for the Fall Festival at my daughter's school.  Her school has a festival every fall for the scholars and family to attend.  Each grade hosts a booth that needs to be decorated.  I was asked on Monday if I could help with some decorations.  My first thought was to go to my own classroom and grab some Halloween items that I have in the closet and drop them off.  My crafting bug started biting me and I decided to get back into my craft room.  (My craft room is not a room I can even walk in, that will be a later post.)  Sooo, I grabbed a few tools, some paper and started playing around at the kitchen table. This was the outcome....

Fun In 1st Grade Banner

I ran a length of orange ribbon through the pieces before sending it off to school.  The next step was to add a few other decorations.  I pulled out some more tools and I ended up with about 9 of these pumpkins....

Pumpkins - Mini Monsters Cartridge

The colors did actually match, the difference in the two pictures was the absence of a flash in the first one. The Recipe I used was as follows:

Fun in 1st Grade Banner
We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch
Base Paper cut at 5.5" x 8.5"
Cherry Lemonade Cricut Cartridge 
Font cut at 5"
Paper was scrap that I had

Cricut Mini Monsters Cartridge
Pumpkins cut at 5.5"
Cuttle Bug and Folders various
Paper was scrap that I had

Adhesive: Scotch ATG and Aleen's Craft Glue.

I hope you enjoy, I loved the cute pumpkin faces and was happy to play with the new We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board.  I see a future of many banners, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, oh my!!

Jeanine @ Paper Crafting or Prozac!