Jasper Roberts Consulting - Widget

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I met Deanna and Shari...& Look What I've been Crafting

I finally got to meet Deanna!  We've been in contact with each other for over 2 years and I finally got to meet her in person and hang out with her!  She's SO fun!!  Her sessions were amazing!  I learned so much from her!  

And, Shari Sloane was fun to meet as well.  I've been visiting her website for years and it was great to get to hang out with her and get to know her!  
If you do not have her cd's...you must go get them now!  They are wonderful!  

Jamie Mayas came along for all the fun too!!


Okay, so I pinned these babies a while back and I finally got around to making them.  All of the supplies to make these came from Michaels Craft Store.  These were super easy.  All you need is various widths of ribbon, wooden needlework hoops, and hot glue.  Begin with your widest ribbon and glue to inside of hoop.  Keep layering the ribbon until you get it the way you want it making each layer a little shorter.  Use three pieces of ribbon for hanging.  Now, you have a ribbon lantern!

I also found this textured foam at Michael's.  I used the die-cut machine at school to cut the letters.  These will be used during small group instruction for students to trace the letter with their fingers.
Now, how fun is that?


Last, I found the cutest Washi tape at Michael's and this frame so I knew I had to make a 
My First Day of Kindergarten frame.  I will be adding these letters to the frame asap!  
Then, it will be ready for my cuties to use on their first day of school!  

Shoo!  Bless you if you read this far!  If you did, you now know that you can comment below to have a chance to win my newest unit Tip Top Shapes!  Tell me which one was your favorite of my 3 crafty projects.  Don't forget your e-mail addy!  
I'll choose a winner tomorrow night...8/7/13!





110 comments:

  1. I like the frame! Those look great and can be used for so many different times during the year. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  2. I liked them all..had never seen a ribbon lantern..but my favorite one is the frame. I need to make one pronto!
    raynak22@gmail.com

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  3. I liked the textured letters....very fun and great for the little ones. Thanks for all your products! Love them all!

    Email: mari.jeremy@gmail.com

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  4. Loved the idea of cutting the letters from foam--unfortunately our die cut machine is too dull to complete your idea!.

    Hope to win!

    renee
    sreneestewart13@gamil.com

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  5. I love the frame the most!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  6. All the projects are great! I LOVE the letter idea!! What an easy, breezy way to make tactile letters!! Thanks for the tips! LOVE your blog!
    sarachrobot@hotmail.com

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  7. I love the washi frame! Renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  8. Definitely the frame is my favourite item. We don't seem to have any pretty tapes in Australia so I get a little jealous when I see how creatively you use them.

    With thanks
    Julie :-)
    96julie98@gmail.com
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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  9. I always love new ideas about what to hang from my ceiling...cute lanterns! I also loved the frame.

    Megriffic@aol.com

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  10. I always love new ideas about what to hang from my ceiling...cute lanterns! I also loved the frame.

    Megriffic@aol.com

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  11. I like the textured letters, they're so bright! :)

    Kdenn2ax@gmail.com

    ~Kay

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  12. Oh boy! I love the letters! So cute! Looks like you had a great time with everyone!☺
    Robyn
    robynsnewnest@gmail.com

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  13. I like the frame the best!! I love washi tape and have embellished so many things for my classroom from book bins to supply containers!!!! Hope I win!!

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  14. I love the frame with the Washi tape. What a creative way to spruce up the frame! I am definitely making this.
    P.S. Thank you for the ideas and the chance to win!

    Susan6263@verizon.net

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  15. They are all great ideas, I want to make the frame first for out first day of Kindergarten. I think that's a great idea to help them remember their first day. Thanks a bunch for sharing all your great ideas. Have a great day!!

    Cashman5@msn.com

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  16. I love the letters you cut out from the textured foam. I like the frame, too! Thanks for the chance to win.

    jodi@angelandjodi.com

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  17. I am soooooooo going to make those lanterns with the kidlets...and hunt down the textured foam, too! Look out Michaels! Those lanterns are my fave! Thanks for the chance to win...(I always get excited about ANY chance!!!)

    teachgusl@hotmail.com

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  18. It is so hard to choose, I like all 3 of them!! But if I have to just pick one, I'd go with the letters you made out of texture foam. That is a great idea!:)

    Alma Solis
    http://alsolis.blogspot.com

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  19. I love meeting bloggers in person. So fun! My favorite was the frame. I really want to make one, but I know it won't get done before school starts.

    Amanda
    Mrspauleyskindergarten@gmail.com
    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

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  20. I have to get to Michaels to make those textured letters! They would be nice for those kinders who need to learn with tactile letters!
    ilovekdgt@gmail.com
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  22. I love the letters made from the textured foam! Gotta go check my Michael's out ASAP! CMLOBUGLIO@aol.com. Thanks for the great ideas Julie!

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  23. I love the frame!! I've always wanted to make one just never found the time to :)
    Julie
    DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

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  24. So difficult to choose a favorite...but I think I like the letters best! Love all your ideas...THANKS!

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  25. I think washi tape is a great idea for the frame! And the textured letters- brilliant! But the lanterns are my favorite! I have been looking for some type of ceiling decoration and that is IT! But, I may try strips of fabric!
    Love your blog and products!
    Lori
    lori.alford@rcs.k12.al.us

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  26. I love the letters...I'll have to look for textured foam on my next trip to Michaels!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  27. I love the lanterns! They clearly took you so much time! Such a great idea! I think I have to make the letters though! Love Michaels!
    Julier174@aol.com

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  28. All 3 are adorable, but the letters are now on my to do list. Thank you for the inspiration.
    ~Tonya
    the3shores@msn.com

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  29. I love the textured letters! How clever and the kiddos will love them! Although the other two projects are super cute, too. LOVE your units - can't wait to add this one to my collection!
    dbtrout@hotmail.com

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  30. Hi Julie,
    I like the textured letters. Just previewed your newest product and it looks great.
    Fawn
    fmahalo@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Even thought I loved them all, I love the frame. It is so adorable. Like someone else mentioned, it can be used for different things during the year.

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  32. Love the ribbon lanterns! Adding more ribbon to my BTS shopping list!
    luvmykinders@gmail.com

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  33. I love the lanterns and the textured letters. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

    Abby
    aetuckner@gmail.com

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  34. How can I pick a favorite project??? I love the ribbon lanterns but my new LOVE of washi tape has me leaning to the frame! Where did you get the base of the frame that you covered?

    Amy
    mrsbiddison@gmail.com
    Teaching in Blue Jeans

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    1. I got it at Michael's Craft Store! :)

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  35. I love the lanterns! They are so cute! But my favorite is the frame because I know the parents will love seeing pictures of their babies!!! I would LOVE to win your shapes unit!!! Your units are my favorite!!!! And I need some shapes activities!!! :) Hope you have a fabulous school year!
    Mrs. Black's Bees

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      brittanitinsley85@gmail.com

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  36. Great ideas, if I picked one I think I would do foam textured letters. Perfect for my young TK's. (transitional Kinders)
    Love your units!
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  37. Love the tactile letters. Think they would be a real hit. The kiddos could do rubbings with them too!

    mellosmemos@gmail.com

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  38. I love them all, but especially love the textured foam letters. What a great idea!
    mhoffmann@isd2397.org

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  39. Do I have to choose?! They are all great! I really love the textured letters. How great is that for little tracing fingers?! Thanks so much for the great ideas. :)

    gillian.huneycutt@gmail.com

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  40. LUV the textured letters, too. I didn't even know they made textured foam. Nancyt1@hotmail.com

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  41. I love the ribbon lanterns... they are just too cute!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  42. You just inspired me to make a frame. I love your frame cute and simple. gxquintero@att.net

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  43. I love your first day frame!!! I want to head to Michaels and get some Washi Tape (and some of that textured foam!)!
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  44. Love those ribbon chandeliers! I've been seeing them pop up and yours just pulled at me again to make my own! ...the hubby will be excited about another tip to Hobby Lobby ;)

    Kiah
    kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

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  45. I love the idea of using textured foam to make die-cut letters. What a great activity for RTI! Thanks. :)

    Dana
    dthompson829@gmail.com

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  46. All great Ideas! However , I loved the foam letters for tactile learning during small group. I am going to run out to Michaels today to get some. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

    luvarbon2@sbcglobal.net

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  47. I love the alphabet! That's a great idea! :)

    mdbryant@morgank12.org


    Teaching is a Hoot

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  48. i love the frame...im hoping to do the same thing with my kids this year. the foam letters are also really a great idea....i wish i had a die cut to do that too!!!!

    kristinknny@yahoo.com

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  49. I like the frame... Great first day idea but I might make holiday ones too.
    Christy
    Pfdtillerman@yahoo.com

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  50. Love the frame - taking pictures on the first day of Kindergarten is a great keepsake. Also love the letters - great tactile learning instrument.
    a_urso@yahoo.com

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  51. I love the frame - I have one but YOURS is much cuter! Alicia atmalec@sbcglobal.net

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  52. Loved the foam textured letters!!! Such a fun, cute, easy idea!!

    Gloria
    glgranados@yahoo.com

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  53. Love the frame.
    MBM3543@aol.com

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  54. Hi Julie! Textured letters with the die cut are awesome - perfect for Pre-K. Must see if ours was sharpened so I can actually do this! Love the idea of using Washi tape for the First Day frame - something I can actually whip up before school starts. Thanks for sharing, as always!

    Cindy
    blyc@worc.k12.ma.us

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  55. Julie, you're the best! I love your ideas - not just this time, but ALL the time! I'd really like to make those ribbon lanterns; I have so much ribbon I don't use, and it would be so cute to have different size circles all over the room with colorful ribbons. :) dmarie1014@yahoo.com

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  56. I love the textured letters! I may have to try those as well! Thanks for all that you so and the inspiration you provide to fellow teachers!
    Valerie
    valdemorest@gmail.com

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  57. Love the cute frame!! Can't wait to see letters with it too. I always come to your site for inspiration and ideas!! Thanks for sharing.
    Megan
    Roden26@gmail.com

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  58. That frame is just too cute - of course, I am pretty sure it is the darling little girl holding it that makes it look that much cuter! I've seen this idea around, but haven't had a chance to make one of my own to use.....great idea!
    sonia.hofstetter@mcpherson.com

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  59. I love the foam letters. Love the texture and the designs. I think they'd be really cute in a large size for fun ways to practice site words with the kids spelling out the words-each holding a letter, as in site word relay races. Great find! Betsy in Orlando parenthed1@aol.com

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  60. The textured letters are such a great idea you can do so much with them!
    m22bernard@gmail.com

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  61. I love the letters! What a fun idea. The lanterns are super cute too!
    Kari :)
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  62. I like the textured letters the best. I remember making sandpaper letters like that way back in the dark ages when I teaching. My Kinders always like tracing them or using them to make crayon rubbings of letters. Sue sgaudynski@gmail.com

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  63. Love the frame! Question- what size of frame did u purchase? I've been having an awful time trying to find one big enough for the kids to look through...and I was hoping to find a white or unpainted frame so I could paint it with my own design.

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  64. I liked them all. The letters from the textured foam is great, though.

    Your frame is super, too. Have to get some of that washi tape!

    Sara

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  66. Love the frame for first day of Kindergarten with the washi tape!!! Want to do that!!! Loved also the idea of the foam letters for tracing!! fabulous!

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  67. Cute ideas, but my favorite is the foam letters! I think you've actually gotten me excited about starting school with that one! Now, if I could win the adorable shape unit, I might could get excited about turning another year older tomorrow! ;)
    Dina
    dnhabc123@comcast.net

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  68. I love the ribbon lanterns.
    Coley
    cfcoley@gmail.com

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  69. All three crafts are adorable. My favorite is the picture frame. I need to get busy and make one for my class this year. It would make an adorable picture to add to our class memory books. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

    Jennifer
    jemcclimans@lakeland.k12.mo.us

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  70. Love the frame! Headed to Michaels's to,or row to grab one for myself!!!

    Stacy
    Sweetz9422@comcast.net

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  71. I love the lanterns! Super cute! I have really enjoyed following your blog this summer! :) Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

    Meghan
    mjordan.davis@gmail.com

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  72. I love the lanterns! Super cute! I have really enjoyed following your blog this summer! :) Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

    Meghan
    mjordan.davis@gmail.com

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  73. I love the first day of school frame with the washi tape! I may redo mine from last year and that would be an easy way to do it! Thanks for all the great work! I don't know where you find the time!

    Cindy
    cindyandtheboys@bellsouth.net

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  74. LOVE the textured foam shapes! What a great and easy idea!
    smidgie421@gmail.com

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  75. I love the texture foam letters! I hadn't thought to use the die cut to cut foam, thanks for the idea!
    lbettis@everestkc.net

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  76. I love the frame!!

    bjade151@aol.com

    Brittany :)

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  77. I love the letters! I will be going to Michaels tomorrow for the foam. Thank you!

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  78. Hi Julie ~
    I love the letters! I will be doing this soon on my silhouette :) I actually have all that paper already. What a great idea for students to trace letters...they will love it! I also got to meet Deanna this year at a conference...she is wonderful. Thanks for the great ideas!
    trisha_01@hotmail.com
    Trish

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  79. I love the foam letters! So cute and such a great idea!!

    Jill
    ABCs and Polkadots

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  80. Hi Julie! I absolutely LOVE the lanterns! So fun!! The foam letters are pretty awesome too!!

    Katie Spence
    katiesspence@hotmail.com

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  81. I love your foam letters! So clever!

    Wtovarpreschool@gmail.com
    Wendy Tovar

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  82. I love your frame! I also like the textured letters!

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  83. Hi Julie,
    All three were adorable. I really liked your textured letters. I know what I will be doing tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!
    Julie Bridges
    jewelsbridges@gmail.com

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  84. I think all three are very cute! I love the foam letters and first day frame.
    I love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    Tomi Hammons
    thammons@dsdmail.net

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  85. I LOVE the frame. I am going to have to go make one for myself now! Thanks for the wonderful idea! :) sparklesjrd@yahoo.com

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  86. Thanks for reminding me! I need to get a frame too!
    Charlotte
    csweb@me.com

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  87. I love the textured letters! I'm going to have to make a trip to Michaels. Glad you had a great time at the conference. So did I!
    Smlind@aol.com

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  88. I love the letters you made! I made some from regular craft foam but your textured ones are WAY better! Love them! Thanks for the idea!

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  89. Love the first day frame!! Take an ordinary picture and make it extraordinary one!!!
    Kimchsiken@gmail.com

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  90. Hi Julie :)
    I love the textured letters.
    Something novel to keep things exciting - great for the kids!!
    Would sooooo love to win your shape pack(maybe as a consolation prize,it can go on sale)
    Connie
    iteachkfl@yahoo.com

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  91. Great ideas! I love your foam letters! I haven't seen that textured foam yet. Keep up the great work!
    Jennifer T.
    TeachK01@gmail.com

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  92. Great ideas! I love your foam letters! I haven't seen that textured foam yet. Keep up the great work!
    Jennifer T.
    TeachK01@gmail.com

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  93. I love the foam letters. So colorful and textured too!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  95. I love the foam letters! ADORABLE!!!
    soccer_roxy14@yahoo.com

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  96. I really love your foam letters. Wish our school had an die-cut machine! Have a great school year!
    BJ Thorn
    thorn.barbara@pusd.us

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  97. Love the frame! Your shape pack looks super cute!
    anitadally94@gmail.com

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  98. My fav is the frame. Thanks for another great idea!
    Jo Anne
    jabel@shawnee.k12.ok.us

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  99. I love the tactile letters! Heading to Micheal's tomorrow to pick up some foam :)

    katja9484@gmail.com

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  100. I love the frame! I've got the washi tape. Now I'm going to have to go back to Michaels for the letters and frame. Did you use a pre cut matte board for the frame?

    lhammonds@consolidated.net

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  103. I love the foam letters too- but because we don't have a die cut machine, I will be using the frame idea for the first day. Love your posts!

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