I needed some graphics for prepositions of place work that I am doing now with some youngsters, and I could not find anything that was appropriate. I wanted some graphics which were fun, not too young but where each character was differentiated. I decided to create my own and made this set featuring an alien – who is in a different color in each graphic. This was important for me as I wanted the youngsters to be able to describe the different aliens (the orange alien is behind the spaceship), and it also means I can ask them questions (where is the orange alien?). I like this set and I’m pleased with how it came out – I’ve put it in my TPT store.
Here’s an invitation that makes me smile! This invitation is for an end of school party. The wording on the invitation will be customized for the customer. I love the faces on this card – I am sure that I looked the same when I was facing the end of school and the long summer holidays! The invitation is here – Schools Out Invitation.
Some of my students love Monster High and I have a 3D model which features a cross between a monster and a fashion doll which I use with them in lessons. I create characters for them using their specifications and because these have a monster theme, they can go to town with odd color schemes. They are delighted as they see their ‘monster’ coming to life in front of them. This works really well and it helps to engage the tween learners who are too old for cutesy themes but not old enough for realistic.
Seeing how much they love these graphics, I thought I’d use this 3d model to make some graphics to use in invitations and put these in my Etsy store. They certainly hit the spot with my tween group, so hopefully they’ll work as invitations too. These invitations will be customized with details of the party so they are completely tailored to the recipient. The invitation is available here – Monster High Inspired Party Invitation.
I’ve been working really hard on many cards and invites. I am absolutely loving doing something a little different – I particularly like making the cards. It was quite a challenge first, working within a 7 x 5″ frame, however it’s really fun now! I made some Super Teacher cards for my Etsy store in time for Teacher Appreciation Week and I’ve sold a couple! These feature a teacher super hero in a comic book style and can be printed from home, which is ideal for people who want to send a few cards and not spend too much money. This card can be found on Etsy here – Super Teacher Card.
This card is ideal for Mother’s Day. It features a cute little monster holding a heart with the words ‘From Your Little Monster’. It’s in my store now! Little Monster Card
I heard a joke the other day which my father first told me many, MANY years ago. And I laughed out loud. I realised that some of the best jokes are the old ones – and the ones that are meant for people under the age of 7!
This inspired me to make some graphics to illustrate the old, corny jokes. And what a lot of fun I’m having! I’ve particularly enjoyed illustrating some knock knock jokes. I am lucky to have a couple of young joke consultants to hand.
So, what was the joke that made me laugh…?
It was this one and it’s available as a printable greeting card in my Etsy store.
Printable greeting cards from Away With The Pixels are really easy to use! We have designed the cards so they can be created with the minimum of fuss. We’ve created the cards with a light grey surround which indicates the area to be trimmed away from the card. This is purposefully a pale color to save on ink and so it won’t show too much if a part of the surround isn’t cut away. Likewise, folding and cutting guides are made on the grey area and not on the card.
Here’s some instructions for making cards from the printable card packs from Away With The Pixels:
- Print the card design onto cardstock – refer to your printer instructions for more information about the weight of cardstock your printer will print
- Use a craft knife or scissors to cut away the unwanted grey parts from the page
- Fold the card in two to finish
If you are using the two-card-a-page layout, use a metal ruler as a guide for a craft knife. This will help you cut a straight line. If you don’t have a craft knife, try using a pen or pencil to make a mark on the cutting guide. Press hard to indent the card and turn the card over. Use the marks to lightly draw a line in pencil and use this as a cutting guide for scissors.
Folding the Card
Use your fingers to press down on the fold to get a crisp fold. Press on the back of the card to avoid any smudges. Run your thumbnail along the card to make a firm fold. You could consider using a bone folder and scoring board – these will definitely help you to achieve great looking results. For more information see this article – http://rubberstamping.about.com/od/gettingstarted/ss/FoldCard.htm.