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Back To School and Fall Craft Kits

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It makes a fun girls night out and you get to make your crafts for free!
I love summer and love having my kids home for the summer break.  I get sad every year when summer is coming to an end and I can’t believe that in just a month it will be time to send my two oldest kids back to school.
However, the fun new Back 2 School and Fall craft kits we came up turned out super cute and put a big smile on my face.
I just love this first craft kit…
The first side is a fun back to school layout, then you simply flip all the blocks around and display
the Fall side {I love reversible crafts!}
Item # CK216
Reversible Autumn Block Set {Back 2 School/Falling Leaves}
Over all size about 5 1/2″ tall x 13 1/2″ wide
I love the layered look on the big square block with the decorative nails in the corners.
It was so much fun picking out the scrapbook paper for this months crafts too.  I love fall colors!
Kit Price: $15.00
on sale thru 9-25-11
reg. price is $18.50
Kit Includes:
3 unfinished wooden blocks
2 unfinished thin wooden boards
8 decorative nails
Back 2 School vinyl
Falling Leaves vinyl
{please select one vinyl color for both sides–black, white, cream or chocolate brown}
instruction sheet
To Order:
The next craft is another grooved board {we have lots of fun ideas for these boards coming up in the next several months}.
This craft isn’t seasonal…just something cute to leave up all year long.
Item # CK214
Grooved Board {Together we make a FAMILY}
Over all size is 5 1/2″ x 12″
I love the look of these grooved boards.  It looks like several different blocks stacked together, but it is just one single board with grooved cut in it. 
I painted mine black and then sanded all the edges to make the grooves stand out.
This would be cute with scrapbook paper modpodged on it too.
Kit Price $11
Regular Price is $15
On sale thru 9-25-11
Kit Includes:
unfinished grooved board
(your color choice black, cream, chocolate brown or white)
To Order:
This year we have offered a cute little plaque for almost every month.  They have been really fun to make and I love switching mine out with each month’s new holiday/season.
This is what we have offered in the past months:
just click on the month to see the details
January {heart plaque}
February {shamrock plaque}
March {bunny plaque}
April {tulip plaque}
June {flag plaque}
July {watermelon plaque}
August {apple plaque}
September {Frankenstein plaque}
October {pumpkin plaque}
October {pilgrim plaque}


For August we decided to go with a Back 2 School theme
Item # CK210
Apple Plaque
Over all size 6″ x 9″
My nephew (who is going to high school this fall) saw this the other night,
and said “Man, I wish that was true!”
The kit includes red vinyl for the apple, brown vinyl for the stem, and green vinyl for the leaf, but I wanted to give mine a little bit more detail, so I place my vinyl on the back of some scrapbook paper in those same colors and cut each shape out and then modpodged it onto the board.  You could easily skip this step to save some time, but for the few extra minutes it took to do, I thought it was worth my time to do.
Kit Price
$7.75 without 9×6 board
$8.75 with 9×6 board
{regular price is $11.25 with the board and $10.25 without–on sale thru 9-25-11}
*Add $3 if you want to purchase the unfinished wooden stand*
Kit includes:
unfinished square thin board (you put your apple on this board)
red vinyl apple
brown vinyl apple stem
green vinyl apple leaf
“An apple a day keeps the homework away” vinyl lettering in your color choice
{black, white, cream or chocolate brown}
instruction sheet
Additional Items included if purchased:
unfinished 9×6 board — $1
unfinished wooden stand — $3
To Order:
This next craft is another fun Reversible Vinyl Word Art board.
One side is for Autumn
and the reverse side is for Back 2 School
Item # CK211
Reversible Word Art {Back 2 School/Autumn}
Over all size 8″ x 12″
In the past I had just painted the board for the vinyl art one solid color, but I thought it would be fun to dress it up a bit with scrapbook paper instead of paint.  And then I picked one line of the vinyl to “highlight” by putting a different piece of scrapbook paper behind it.  I love how these ones turned out…now I just might have to redo my older ones…when I can find the time 🙂
Kit Price: $13.50
on sale thru 9-25-11
regular price is $17.00
Kit Includes:
unfinished wooden board
Vinyl for both sides (Back 2 School and Autumn)
Please choose one vinyl color for both sides
choices are white, black, cream or chocolate brown
instruction sheet
The wooden stand is sold separately for only $3.
To Order:
It is time for another subway art board too.  I love the hand painted finish of these boards.  I always have such a hard time picking what paint colors to use…but if that is my biggest problem then I feel like I am doing okay!
The subway art is reversible and the first side is for Back to School
Then you simply flip the board over and the reverse side is for Autumn
Item # CK163
Reversible Subway Art {Back 2 School/Autumn}
over all size 12″ x 12″
This picture is a close up to show the hand painted look you end up with.
For this craft, you use the vinyl as a stencil and use different colors of paint to create your subway art. Then you remove the vinyl stencil leaving behind a hand painted finish.
Click here for a “How To” make this type of project.
Kit Price: $17
on sale thru 9-25-11
regular price $20
Kit Includes:
one unfinished 12×12 wooden board
4th of July vinyl stencil
Summer vinyl stencil
instruction sheet
The wooden stand is sold separately for only $3.
To Order:
Don’t forget that shipping is only $6.  Make sure you select the “Thoughts in Vinyl” shipping option when you check out.  Or if your order is over $65, then select the UPS ground shipping option and then type in coupon code ALWAYSFREE for free shipping.
I hope you enjoy your last bit of summer before your kids head back to school!

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