Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Winner Wednesday! - August Edition: Lightboxes in the Classroom

Hey guys!  I'm teaming up with Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do and Sara from Sara J Creations for this month's Winner Wednesday link up.

What's Winner Wednesday, you ask?  It's a monthly link up where you can have a chance to win some amazing products and resources!  All you have to do is hop along through each of the blogs participating in this month's link up and enter for your chance to win.

This month, it's all about lightboxes!  If you've been on social media at all this summer, then you know that these Heidi Swapp Lightboxes are all the rage!  So much so, in fact, that I don't even think I was on summer break for a week before I bought mine!  Talk about peer pressure...

So, yes I jumped on the lightbox bandwagon, but now what?  Well, now I needed lots of pretty little things to put in to my lightbox.  And while Heidi Swapp offers lots of adorable accessories for her lightbox, I'm a firm believer in making things myself if I can.  Don't get me wrong, I have no problem spending a buck or two if it's worth it, but if I know that I can do it myself, I always give it a shot.  And so... I did.

There were some other amazing TpT sellers offering lightbox products and then I came across a how-to tutorial from Lori over at Live, Laugh, Love Second.  So with the guidance of her tutorial, I went ahead and started creating.

It started off small, at first, but you know when you've got an idea in your mind and you get the ball rolling and next thing you know you've got over 100 slides?  Yeah, that's what happened to me...

So low and behold, I created my first (and best selling!) Lightbox Design Set. 

This adorable set is perfect for Back to School to welcome your kiddos back in style!  And you can have your chance to win it here for FREE!  That's right, free!

Now, you will need a few things in order to print out the slides.  You'll need either transparency sheets (you know, like the kind that we used to use on the old overhead projectors) or printable vellum.  I've used both and they both work just fine.  The only thing I will say is that the transparency sheets can be a little expensive and the printable vellum was a little more affordable.  But, for overall printing purposes and functionality, they both worked the same (in my opinion). I was fortunate enough to get some transparency sheets from a friend and I bought the vellum sheets from Office Depot.

**Note: Before you purchase either of these types of paper, please make sure they are compatible with your printer.**

I also recommend using a paper trimmer when you're ready to cut out your slides, to ensure straighter edges.  I left some light gray guidelines on the pictures to help you with your cutting. 

This Back to School Lightbox Design Set includes:
  • Specific printing & cutting directions (Please read carefully!)
  • 11 different Back to School designs:
  • Welcome Back to School (Generic)
  • Welcome to ____ (all grades from Pre-School to 5th Grade)
  • Back to School 2016 (Colorful Background Design)
  • Back to School 2016 (Plain Background Design)

Ready to find out how you can win your free copy? All you have to do is enter your name in to the rafflecopter below. The winner will be emailed on Thursday morning. Be sure to visit the other blogs that are participating in Winner Wednesday this month for your chance to score some more freebies!

So there you have it, folks!  I hope you've enjoyed this month's edition of Winner Wednesday.

Here are some other Lightbox Design Sets you might like:

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Perfect timing for this awesome product! Lightboxes are EVERYWHERE. Someone will be so happy to win this.

    1. Thanks so much! I must admit, I can't wait to use mine in my classroom. I hope whoever wins will be very happy!

  2. This looks awesome! The lightboxes are so hot right now!! Thanks for joining us.

  3. I'm dying right now! I've wanted a light box so bad and hope that I win this awesome raffle!

    1. Thank you so much, Tabitha! Good luck!!!