Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vistaprint Creations!!

It's the most expensive time of the year! I swear I spend more money during the summer for the next school year than I do on Black Friday & Christmas shopping, but I.love.it!! I was sooo happy when Katie from Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans blogged about an awesome Groupon deal the other day. It was $17 for $70 worth of Vistaprint. I didn't even blink...I headed right over & picked one up.
*I am linking this up to Christina's linky party at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge!!
Have you used Vistaprint before?
 If you haven't, you are missing out. Vistaprint is a printing company that offers many freebies & you just have to pay for shipping. There are items that they charge for too, but everything is very reasonable. Here are some examples of items that I've made for my classroom:
I hang this up at the beginning of the year & for Meet the Teacher.
This is my class birthday shirt. If it's a student's birthday, they wear the birthday shirt. I make sure I wash it in between each use. They love the recognition!!
I send these postcards in the mail once I receive my roster. The kids love getting these in the mail!!
I use this poster for practicing sight words, math problems, & other skills we are working on. It is their "entry pass" into the classroom.
I use these labels for good test scores or quality work. :)
I hand these magnets out at Open House for my parents to keep on their refrigerators.

I use these postcards for data collection. We do FAIR testing in Florida so I laminate them & write on them using permanent marker. I use Magic Eraser when I need to update scores.
This magnet goes on my door for back to school time.
We learn new word families every week. I keep this magnet on the board and write on it with dry erase marker. It comes right off!
This hat has helped me minimize interruptions in my classroom. I love it!
I did adapt some ideas above from pictures I saw of other Vistaprint creations around the web. If you haven't already, head on over to Vistaprint and check it out. They really have a lot of great deals you don't want to miss out on!
Also, I'm taking part in another giveaway! Beth Ann from Taming My Flock of Firsties is having a summer giveaway. I'm giving away my "Pirate Palooza" math and literacy pack which I will show you pictures of soon. Head on over to her blog and check out her great giveaway!
Have a terrific Tuesday!,


  1. Love your creations. Don't know why I haven't been using Vistaprint all these years!

    Success in Second Grade

  2. I love VistaPrint!! And back-to-school shopping!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. I love Vistaprint and just blogged about it, too! :)
    First with Franklin

  4. I love Vistaprint so much!! Cute stuff!

  5. The link for Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans doesn't work.

    1. Oops I must have typed it in wrong. I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know! :)

  6. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one spending all my money on the next school year:) I LOVE the birthday shirt idea! I see another summer project coming. Thanks for following me! I'm your newest follower.

  7. Love all your creations!! I too have been busy spending all my money. I think I may need to get a job for a month so I can afford everything. :)


  8. Love the birthday shirt idea -- how clever are you, woman! I also have to get me a hat like that because I always have way too many interruptions during guided reading.

    Learning With Susie Q


  9. Thanks for stopping by our blog! I'm so glad you did because it led us to your blog! Thanks for the sweet comment. I'm glad you found our poster useful!
    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  10. I love the hat!!! Some of your pictures didn't show up... so I'll have to check back again :) I just nominated you for an award! I'm finishing up the post now, but check in like 20 minutes for it! yay!!!!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  11. I'm the same way. I was really lucky to get summer school this year, because that's how I fund my new classroom decorations! :) I love Vistaprint too, you had some really cute creations!


  12. You have the neatest stuff. I will have to check it out!

  13. I bought that Groupon, too...about to go make my creations right now! (You inspired me!) ;)

    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my linky party and 300 follower giveaway!

  14. I've heard many teachers blog about VISTAPRINT...I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon...love all of your magnet creations. Are all those designs straight from their website or can you create your own?
    ps. Your newest follower :)
    -Lovely Nina

    Lovely Little Learners

    1. Most of those are designs that I created while on the website. They do have some templates you can use or you can upload your own creations. It's really awesome! :)

  15. Thanks for linking up- your pirate post card is TOO cute!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  16. I love them all, but the birthday shirt is my favorite! Back to Vista I go!
    Owl Things First