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This school year is, different, to say the least. I wanted to make back to school special for Blaire since so many things will be different than she’s used to. I decided to personalize back to school with my Cricut Joy!
I wanted to make her a personalized back to school shirt, with her graduation year on it. Class of 2032! I even made them for my nephew and cousin’s daughter, because they are all going to graduate the same year. They turned out so cute!
Supplies for this project:
Creating Your “Class of 20xx” Shirt
- Create your vinyl image with your Cricut Joy. I used this design and just edited the “Class of” font. Don’t forget to “Mirror” your image.
- Use the Cricut Easy Press Heat Guide to determine the correct temperature and time settings for transferring the vinyl onto your t-shirt.
- Place your shirt on the Cricut Easy Press mat and follow the directions provided by the Heat Guide.
- Follow the heat guide to determine whether to remove the front plastic from your design when it’s still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled down.
Next up, her school supply list was strict on what they needed for a pencil box. No pouches allowed! And, of course, all of the cute options are pouches. So, we made our little .99c pencil box cute! We added Blaire’s name and a pretty vinyl rainbow.
Supplies for this project:
Creating Your Personalized Pencil Box
- Create your vinyl images with your Cricut Joy. This is a link to my project. I made Blaire’s name into a stencil with the “Slice” tool. When you’re cutting the rainbow, you will load in the four different colors of vinyl. Your Joy will direct you when it’s time to load a new color and will show you which piece of the rainbow you’re cutting.
- Layer the pieces of the vinyl rainbow. I started with the smallest piece (the mint color) and then eventually stuck the piece with the three smaller pieces onto the largest, blue piece.
- Peel the rainbow and stick it to your pencil box.
- Cut the name “stencil” on your Cricut Joy. Use the weeding tool to remove the extra pieces of vinyl.
- Place transfer tape of your stencil, use your scraper to ensure you get all of the little pieces for the insides of each letter to adhere to the tape.
- Place your transfer tape onto the pencil box. Use your scrape to ensure each piece of the stencil has adhered to the box. Slowly peel the transfer tape off.
We also printed stickers with Blaire’s name on them. For this, we used the Cricut Joy Writable paper and Gel Pen in Pink. (These pens are NEW and would work on the Joy Writeable Paper or Joy Writable Vinyl!)
We also put her name on her backpack with Smart Iron-On Glitter (in Fluorescent Pink). She just had to have a Jojo Siwa backpack this year! I can’t believe she’ll be the only girl in her class with one, so we added her name to make sure she can always tells her apart from the rest.
I am loving how versatile my Cricut Joy machine is! For these back to school personalization projects I used it to cut vinyl (iron-on, removable and permanent) and paper.
Knowing how our school year ended last year, we are just so grateful to be getting ready for back to school this year. Blaire is very excited to get to spend a few days each week with her friends (out of the house!) and I’m excited to get us back to a routine.
What are your favorite things to personalize for your kids?
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