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Valentine's Day Gifts with Avery Labels and Tags, Free Printables and a Giveaway

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I know twenty-two little love bugs that deserve some extra attention! This year I found the perfect way to spread some love. Avery tags, cards and labels are a simple, yet elegant touch to all your Valentine's day needs. To spread some love to my dedicated followers, I've teamed up with Avery for a fun giveaway of all products that I used! I have created three designs with free templates that I'm excited to share with you today.  This post also includes affiliate links for your shopping convenience.  

Boy was I pleasantly surprised when I learned Avery was no longer just the leader in office supplies!! Previously, I always used Microsoft Word to design labels however, I recently discovered Avery has a design software of it's own. It's fully equipped with template designs for all themes and holidays, clip art and fonts. I was even able to upload graphics of my own and apply them to their designs. It's so user friendly- I strongly encourage you to see for yourself!

 While designing labels on the software, I came across the variety of labels, tags, stickers and more. I immediately knew it was just the perfect way to add a decorative touch to all my special valentines this year!

What doesn't say "I love you" more than the heart eyed emoji? I designed this valentine for my students using the Avery Design and Print Online software. Sadly, I'll have to skip out on the chocolate hearts for my students, but I thought it was a fun way to spice it up if you can. You can get your own copy here or design your own online. Once you design your own, you can print it yourself from the website or print it through Avery.

I used the perforated Avery 3380 Postcards found here. No more needing to stress about cutting straight lines on cardstock!

If you know me well, you know I have quite the sweet tooth! There's no denying I love to rub off my love of sweets on just about everyone. Plus who doesn't love a little word play? These "I donut know what I'd so without you" and "You are the sprinkles to my donut" stickers have so many uses all year long! I plan to "sprinkle some love" to my co-teachers, friends and teammates with these treats!

You can get your own copy of the "I donut know what I'd do without you" design here and the "You are the sprinkles to my donut" design here.  Or you can design your own online. Once you design your own, you can print it yourself from the website or print it through Avery. I used Avery Easy to Peel Permanent Print to the Edge Round Labels (glossy) 22807 found here. They are perfect for sealing treat bags/boxes or even sticking to a note on card stock. The treat bags shown can be found at Michaels here and here

 What teacher doesn't love Sharpies? I can't wait to surprise some of my fellow Sharpie loving colleagues with this valentine!

You can get your own copy here or design your own online. Once you design your own, you can print it yourself from the website or print it through Avery. I used Avery 22802 tags with string found here. They are perfect for adding personalization to any gift any time of the year! I chose to add an additional decorative touch using the red and white craft string found here. You can find the fine point Sharpie markers here. 

The inspiration for these templates were found on Pinterest by Landee over at LandeeLu and My Sister's Suitcase. Head on over to my Pinterest page to find more inspiration ideas to use with Avery products.

I'm so excited to be teaming up with Avery for a giveaway of all three of the Avery products featured in this post (Avery Easy to Peel Permanent Print to the Edge Round Labels (glossy) 22807, Avery 22802 Tags with String and Avery 3380 Postcards)! Thank you to Avery for sponsoring this post!

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New Years Craftivity

Happy New Year! I had an overwhelmingly positive response to the craftivity I posted on Instagram yesterday that asked if I would share this template with you! I have included it as a freebie below. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping connivence. 

This craftivity it the perfect way to kick-start your first week back on a good note! I start off by reading the touching story, "How to Catch a Star" by Oliver Jeffers. Click here to order yourself a copy! 

This book sends a motivational message about goal setting. This can be used at the start of the year and also lends itself perfectly to the meaning of the buzz word we hear this time of year- resolution.

We spent some time turning and talking to our neighbors about personal goals we had, as well as goals for our class. After our discussion, we closed with formulating our own definition of the word resolution.

 You can find the materials needed to make the craftivity about here. I included it up through year 2020 for your files. Please note the "noise maker" strips are not inclosed in the file. They are simply strips of Astrobrights paper found here. You can get the curl effect by teaching your students to roll the strips around a pencil or marker. 

In full disclosure, I am a pre-cut craftivity teacher. Therefore, I created this template just for those who may need it, but please be sure to use it to make a model to adjust size accordingly. For the one picture above, I used my own freehand precut pieces. 

With the limited amount of time we have for crafts in class, I find that personally precutting the pieces beforehand minimizes the amount of time it takes to complete a craft. You can have students simply cut the pieces or even print on cardstock and use as templates for tracers. I even know of teachers who make a model and have students free cut their own pieces. Whichever works best for you and your students!

I want to share with you that although I included a face template in the download, it is so nice having these multicultural skin tone face cut outs on hand for any craftivity. They are perfect for crafts all year long and I love giving my students the freedom of their skin tone choice. They love it too! :) You can find them here

Can we also just take a minute to take a look at how absolutely adorable this goal is? All from the mind of a 7 year old! If you can't make it out, it says "My goal for 2017 is to learn to write Javascript." *Be still my heart!* I have to remember this one day when I'm knee deep in blogging code. 

And this one too! Run a 5K- you go girl!!!!!

Another quick tip! I love to have name labels printed for my crafts. I have a master copy on paper that I keep in the labels envelope. I copy the master on the labels as needed. You can find the labels here

I hope you can find this useful in your classroom! What are some of your goals for 2017?!