Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It: Artwork and Teacher Postcards

It's so fun to join Tara's Monday Made It! My first Made It was inspired by an idea I found on Jessica's Musings. I made this canvas for my classroom and I'm actually pretty pleased with the way it turned out! I think it will add a nice touch to my décor!
Supplies needed:
Canvas
Acrylic paint
Scrapbook paper
Modge Podge


I already had a blank 8x10 canvas-you can get them at Michael's (4 pack), so I thought I'd give it a whirl!
Paint the canvas with acrylic paint (cheap paint).
Cut out leaves from different prints of scrapbook paper-mine are all different sizes.
I used a little Modge Podge to glue down my pieces.
After I had all my leaves arranged the way I wanted, I put three coats of Modge Podge all over the canvas-waiting for drying time in between.
*Use a little more on the side where the paper bends over the side.

I had so much fun making this canvas, I decided to make one for my BBB Jivey as a "visiting" gift when she comes to stay with me at the end of September! (Can't wait!) She loves bright colors and chevron...I hope she likes it!
This is an easy and fun art project-definitely try it out!
 

 My second Made It is a TPT product I'm very excited about because I think it will save teachers lots of time and money and students will get excited about it too!
Presenting: TEACHER POSTCARDS!

I started making my own postcards several years ago because I was tired of paying $4-$5 for every pack I bought! I finally had the time this week to compile all my postcards and update them! There are 17 different kinds of postcards (38 pages total-4 to a page). All postcards are featured in color and black & white (I think the blackline masters look great on colored cardstock!). I mail postcards to my students all the time for their successes in my room! Kids LOVE getting mail! They can also be used as note cards and hand delivered to students! Either way, I know students will be proud to get one!

 
This product will be discounted at 20% today and tomorrow!
Of course, you know I like to always give away a new product, so let's play PIN TO WIN!
Here are the easy steps:
Pin my Teacher Postcards
Hit "see pin" when you're done
Copy the URL address from the address bar at the top
Paste in the comments!
Easy peasy! Winner will be announced tomorrow!
 
And, this just in....I added blackline masters to my Citing Evidence Posters! Yay! Now you have the option to save on ink and print on colored cardstock. My students loved using these key rings to cite their evidence-it was a great tool!

***If you've already purchased these posters, go back and download again so you have the black and white version too! :O)
 
Go check out all the wonderful ideas from other bloggers! There's some amazing stuff out there!
 

25 comments:

  1. These postcards look fantastic! They look like they come in very handy!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/90564642479627635/

    Rosie
    Rosie's Rambles

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  2. Love every bit of all of it!!!!! Super love the canvas you made:) That would look awesome in my room:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. I absolutely love those canvas pieces! So adorable, I think I'm going to try doing a few owl ones for my classroom :) AND the postcard idea is genius! I love it! Here's the link to my pin :)
    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/165718461261667050/

    ~Lindsay
    http://rodriguezteachon.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh goodness, I love your star burst flower. Great job!

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  5. Love the postcards and the flower canvas is great! Thinking of doing something similar with my sons' scribblings.

    Pin it to win it!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/285556432596123243/

    Krista

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  6. GASP!!!! you are so awesome!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! You did not have to do that, but I'm glad you did because I totally adore it. Thanks, friend! Can't wait for September to end now! LOL
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey
    Follow me on Facebook!

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  7. They look so great friend, both the canvases and the postcards. Only slightly jealous of your September plans :)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/245024035949800886/

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  8. I've seen a few of the canvas projects, but I LOVE your black and white one. I think I might have to break down and make one of these now! Love the postcards too-here's my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/108227197268327260/

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  9. http://m.pinterest.com/pin/43980533833787920/
    You rock Joanne Miller...I was just contemplating welcome postcards yesterday!! :)

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  10. I first saw a glimpse of this post via my Bloglovin app and I LOVE the post cards! To be honest, I have never thought of mailing positive notes home. Awesome!! Thanks for inspiring me again!!!!! :0)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/280771357991876303/

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  11. I love, love, love the canvas! Was hoping my to-do list was getting smaller...oh dang!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  12. Your canvas flowers look awesome! You always inspire me! = )

    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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  13. Your canvas flowers look amazing. Your postcards are super cute.
    Here is my pin:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/47991552252467844/
    It is probably a good idea that you made that for Jivey so that you have something to talk about when she visits - either wise crickets I am sure :)

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  14. Ohhhh please pick me! I LOVE the idea of sending postcards to my students. Genius! :)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/212443307395572299/

    And I am in loooooooovvvveee with your canvas - that is so cuuhhute! :) I am going to attempt to make one of my own. Tomorrow. Possibly Wednesday. I am sold!

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  15. I can see why you were up until 3 am! The postcards look amazing! Love your canvas too. :) http://pinterest.com/pin/67483694389463952/

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  16. You know I need to win these!! :) :) :)

    Thanks for sharing such great ideas that focus on the kids!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/84090718015515582/

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  17. The art work looks like a fun project, and it turned out great!

    I pinned the postcards, and I have my fingers crossed.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/253468285250874537/

    Mary

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  18. I love the postcards! GREAT idea! I handwrite my notes to my kiddos every year also, for that personal touch! These would come in sooo handy! Thanks!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/138485757264841373/

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  19. OMG....LOVE THE CANVAS! The black and white makes me giddy! I want, I need!!! I think I could totally master this project because it doesn't have bows and I don't even think I will need an app for this! I think you need to quit teaching and open a little craft store where I can visit every day and then maybe I could live in there instead of in your storage closet!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  20. Canvas is beautiful! Lovin the postcards as well.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/279786195573621965/
    Thanks
    Ursula
    ugamler@boyertownasd.org

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  21. Thank for the chance to win - they look great!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/39899146671832339/
    Stephanie
    Middle School Matters Blog

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  22. Love the postcards!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/59039445088210476/

    Carol T.
    carolt1954@gmail.com

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  23. Gorgeous canvases! I am definitely going to make evidence rings for my kids this year. I put up posters last year, but some of them could really use their own set to flip through. Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Jen
    Tropical Teacher

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