Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stamp CrAzY!

It all started with this one

Then we were A.D.D.I.C.T.E.D!! We HAD to have this stamp. Thanks to Maria at Kinder-Craze for creating a video. (Also thanks to Groupon for having an amazing Vista Print offer.) I was making it harder than it actually was. After watching Maria's video we had to make more. So we made the one above and these beauties
Our kids are dying to have one of these stamps on their papers. I think if we start the year using these then handwriting will be awesome!

While you are at Vista Print, make sure you get all the freebies offered since you are already paying for shipping. We created some business cards. They also had invitations/announcements but you only got 10. We couldn't think of a use for 10 so we skipped that one. Here is one of the business cards we created. Students will get a hole punch for every 100 on their spelling test. Once the reach the goal set by us then they get a treat.

This all started with one amazing stamp...Thanks Maria!


24 comments:

Leaping into Teaching said...

Great ideas! I love the handwriting one! How did you get the heart? I looked through wingdings on VistaPrint and couldn't find it. Thanks!

Christine

Leapingintoteaching.blogspot.com

Maria Manore said...

I love, love, LOVE your stamps! Thank you so much for taking my idea to a new level and sharing your creativity!

Maria
Kinder-Craze

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

Thanks for the comments Ladies!

Christine, if you are in the Advanced Editing of the stamp creation then click on the Image button which is to the left of the Text button. The only thing I don't like is you have to know what you want to search for it. There are a few images that come up but not many. Hope this helps!

justhave2teach said...

What a great idea!! I love the handwriting one! Making one of those myself!
You can add all kinds of images if you use the my computer tab.....just save an image you want to use (make sure it's black and white) and stick it in there! I just did an owl with glasses one that says Look whooooo used a writer's eye!

Mrs. C said...

LOVE it. I have one that says Kindergarten homework!!!!

Micheale said...

I love these!! What size did you use or would you recommend? I think my 5th graders would be excited to have stamps that were more personal. Thanks!

Jamie Wells said...

I LOVE the stamps you made! Are the stamps you made the largest ones you can get on Vista Print? I'm trying to decide what size is the best.
Thanks for sharing!

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

These are the 1x3 inch stamps. It is the largest rectangle stamp but not the most expensive. The size is one if the best things about it. The parents and/or kids won't miss it.

Andrea Halterman said...

I love this! Thanks for posting!
Andrea
http://eltigger.blogspot.com

Goldilox said...

How expensive was the shipping on your order if you don't mind me asking? I bought the same Groupon but I'm nervous the shipping will break the bank!

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

Shipping tends to be expensive. They had a banner that said if you spent an extra $25 then you will get free shipping. So we decided to spend $25 on stuff instead of $25 on shipping. We got 4 stamps, 2 boxes of business cards and 2 post it note pads with about a $40 investment.

Princess Netherly said...
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Princess Netherly said...

Fabulous! I love the hole punch idea for spelling tests.
teachinglovecupakes.blogspot.com

Linda McCardle said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm so glad you did! Now, I've found you! I'll be following and soaking up all your fabulous ideas.
Linda
A Teachers Touch

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

I am ALL about Vista Print, and once you get started, it is completely addictive! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. :)

Catherine
The Brown-Bag Teacher

Mrs. Lindsey said...

I just got my stamps in yesterday! I'm so excited about using them!!

Lindsey
Lovin’ Kindergarten

Mrs. Shepherd said...

great ideas! I'm your newest follower.

mysecondgradejournal

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

Lindsey,
what stamps did you create?

Amy said...

Thanks to you, I just ordered 2 stamps! I cannot wait to get them. Thanks for the tip about the heart. It would have taken me forever to find that one!!

Lauren Stevenson said...

I just ordered 3 stamps! I did an "I Love Your Handwriting", "Look Whooo Used a Writer's Eye" with an owl on it, and "Mrs. Stevenson thinks my work ROCKS!!!" with a guitar on it. Thank you so much for giving me the idea! Can't wait to use them!

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

Awesome Lauren! We would love to see pics when you get them!

SheBlogs said...

I made a stamp today that says, "Strong Work!" and has a picture of a strong man on it. I also made homework punch cards! Thank you so much for the idea!

Donna M said...

Love the stamps! I am making some for my daughter who is a first year teacher starting in 3rd grade! Can you please tell me the fonts that you used for the words "handwriting" I am alittle challenged when it comes to figuring this type of stuff out!
Thank you!

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

Hi Donna,
We love the stamps too. "handwriting" is the Funny Bone font on VistaPrint. If you are having trouble, watch the tutorial at the top. I didn't realize making stamps cute was so easy until watching that. Hope this helps! We know your daughter will love them!!
Tamara