Tuesday, 23 August 2011

An Echo Park Classroom

Well, we have been busy...
Every year, about this time, I help my Sister, Season, 
get her classroom {grade 3-4} ready for a new school year!
This year Season and I decided to do a 'beach theme' throughout the class.
Over the next few days I will be posting about our {little} project.

Well on the hunt for ideas, Echo Park came out with a fantastic line called 'Splash'.
We made our purchase and immediately got started!

Using Cricut's Life's A Beach cartridge {above} we have began to cut out
the different themes for her bulletin boards, labels for desks and hooks,
as well as, the 'Welcome Board' in the hallway! 
{our cricut...and the cartridge}

Today we accomplished a bit...mainly getting organized,
making any last minute purchase and then cutting.
{I'll admit, I always get nervous when making that first cut}
We have started with a bulletin board called 'Writer's Reef'.
Here are a few pictures of what we produced this afternoon:
{beach balls - just cut out}
{beach balls - outlined ...awaiting their consonants}
{Sand Pails- ready to be put together}
{Sand Pails - awaiting vowels}
{Sand Pails - finished}
We cut out the sand buckets, beach balls and letters. 
We layered, attached and outlined {or inked with Tim Holtz- distress inks}
Hopefully tomorrow we will be finished this board completely...except for
the laminating, re-cutting and then putting them up.
Oh well, it will all be worth it in the end!

This will be an on-going project for probably the next two weeks...
I hope you will continue to stop by and check out the progress! 



  1. Your buckets are so cute! Love that Splash paper by Echo Park.

  2. what a fabulous idea! And I LOVE that collection by EP! You need to share it on their FB page if you haven't already!!!

  3. Looks like it's going to be a fun year in this grade 3/4 classroom. Love the pics - can't wait to see the rest. Ma


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