Monday Made It: Cutting Oval Labels!

I am so excited to be linking up with Tara for Monday Made It today and for the next few weeks...I have all kinds of awesome things coming in the mail and I can't wait to share some of the projects I am working on!

For today's...
I made some oval labels for my classroom library with my lovely, brand new oval-cutter!!
Can you believe they make these? 
 I really had no idea 'til I googled it on a whim. 

You already know how crazy I am about my circle cutter, right? I know I've been going on about it for years on here. Well this tool is just as amazing! It's by EK Success and there is an Ovals Template and a Cutting Tool. It makes such a professional-looking cut and the labels look SO much better than when I hand-cut them!

Look how ovally...
Besides making such a nice cut, it also saves my hand from a lot of pain and numbness. 

As you might guess from the pictures above I also have some brand new library bins. I took a huge step out of my clear-library-bin-comfort-zone (that's the only kind I've ever had in all my years of teaching) and went with bright stacking bins from Really Good Stuff

It's amazing how much color they add to the room! They also give me an excuse to make new labels (I love having a reason to do that!)

Which brings me to some other news (I feel like I'm writing this post backwards, I'm sorry)...I went into my classroom today! We've only been out a couple of weeks but my room is already finished so I stopped by with my new bins and oval cutter. It's been extremely hot and humid this summer so I thought a bit of work at a time might be better. 

Did you make something this Monday? I'm off to check out all the projects right now!

28 comments

  1. Love these and Love that cutter!!! I need one of those in all shapes and sizes....my hands/fingers get so tired of cutting:) Thanks for linking up your beautiful creations friend:) Love it all:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. The oval and circle cutters are awesome:) I have one from several years ago while scrapbooking! The labels look FABULOUS!

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  3. I had no idea there was even a circle cutter, but an oval one, too?! I must check them out! Your labels look awesome!

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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  4. Uh-oh! Looks like I might have to invest in one of those! I wondered if you had one when I saw your latest labels! ;)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  5. Did you really have to go an share a new awesome cutter? Just kiddin'. I'm glad you did...it will save my hand in the long run. I love the look of the oval on the bin. You did an amazing job!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  6. Love the name...Curvy Cutter! Super cute labels!
    The labels really pop against the bright colored bins!
    http://fabulous5thgradefun.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love those colorful bins and your fancy labels! Great Job!

    Erica
    Shepherd's Shining Stars

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  8. Ok, so I am wondering....do you print these labels out on your own printer or send them to be printed at Kinkos, etc.? Thank you so much for the constant inspiration!

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    1. Thank you!! I print and laminate everything at home...that way it can be done in pajamas! I am half-serious :) :)

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  9. I need this, and the circle cutter. Curse you! I keep adding to the LIST each time I come here!

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  10. Love the oval cutter! I got the circle one last year and it saved me so much time. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren

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  11. I LOVE your labels! I think I need a cutter!!!

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  12. Love those ovals! Love the way your book bin signs look on those bright tubs, too.

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  13. Love those ovals! Love the way your book bin signs look on those bright tubs, too.

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  14. That is a very cool cutter! I will have to look into getting that this summer for projects!
    Rambling About Reading

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  15. Do these bins fit larger picture books? I asked this last time on Facebook, but I would still like to know! Trying to decide if I should splurge.

    Miss A's Kindergarten

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    1. Hey Sarah, I remember you asked...I hadn't tested them out but finally got to today in class :) They do fit picture books. I have them facing the long way, so the wider books can face front too. I will take some more pics of them on Weds. when I go back and post them here or on Facebook. I know how you feel about deciding on the splurge :) :)

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  16. I love the labels! They are adorable! Everyone needs a good excuse to make new labels!

    http://varietyisthespiceofmylife.blogspot.com

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  17. Yes, I was wondering as is Mrs. Tyner, do you print your labels on your own printer? It seems like a lot of ink to use. Or maybe you have a fancy printer at home? Just curious. Thanks in advance for your reply. By the way, I love all of your organization and colors!

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    1. Hi Kim, I do. I guess it can be a lot but it does not make my ink run out as fast as you might think. I print A TON because I print and check all the decor I make for my shop. It takes several packets of signs to really start depleting my ink. So, for the set you're seeing above, so far so good, ink's still full. I don't have any special kind of printer (though I do adore it!).

      Thanks so much for the kind words about my stuff and for visiting my blog :)

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  18. Love our stuff! I am going to get a circle cutter. Thanks for the reminder.

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  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Curvy Cutter! I've had my circle Curvy Cutter for years to use in my scrapbooking.

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  20. Love the labels and bins! How do you attach your labels to these kinds of bins? Double sided tape? Do they hold up? Last year I had circles attached with ribbons, but it drove me crazy with the ribbons falling off. Looking for a new idea for this year.
    Thanks,
    Terry

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    1. Hi Terry, I hot glue them on each year. It holds them on really strongly and the hot glue just peels off the plastic when you need to remove the label. I hope this is of help! :)

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  21. Are you by chance selling the labels? I absolutely love them, and would love to have them in my class!
    Thanks,
    Annette

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    1. Thank you so much Annette! Yes, I am working on a file to sell, thank you for your interest in them :)

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  22. Looks great! You are a busy girl! :)


    Colleen Patton
    http://pattonspatch.blogspot.com

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