Friday, July 6, 2012

Vistaprint and a Behavior Clip Chart Freebie

Hi all!  I’ve discovered something new…Vistaprint is dangerous!  I can waste way more time on Vistaprint than on Pinterst…there are so many choices to be made…so many options.  It’s a dangerous place for an indecisive-perfectionist (when it comes to creating things at least)!


Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad just shared some of her creations (which you should check out!)…and she mentioned that there is a sale going on until July 10th.  There are a bunch of products you can get for free!


I’ve made several things but haven’t placed an order, after following her link and checking my cart I realized that many of my items were now free (or super close to it!). 


Here is the link she shared, there you can see the huge sale and free items available to you!  GO…but wait till you’re done reading!
Behavior Clip Chart Freebie:
Last year I used the behavior clip chart, and loved it!  Unfortunately, I just made it without a lot of thought on the proportions and it ended up pretty big.  I’ve seen several blogs mention that they made theirs on Vistaprint. Many also made theirs “double” instead of making one very wide chart, they took advantage of the space to make two charts in one small banner.  I think this helped because otherwise the chart is quite wide and unwieldy…From my understanding most teachers then cut their banner in half…they have an extra to share, or to save when the other wears out.


I wanted to have a clip chart in Spanish and then have the option for English…so I’ve made one half of the final product in Spanish and the other in English.  


If you want a Spanish/English clip chart you can use mine as a reference, or feel free to load the image directly into Vistaprint if mine works for you.  The image looks huge on googledocs, but it’s not.

**DISCLAIMER**


I haven’t oredered mine yet, I’ll probably wait until the last minute on the sale since I’ll be creating other things.  Which means, I’m not 100% certain that this is the perfect design, or how the final product will turn out.  But I thought I would share while the sale was on in case you were planning something similar.


This fit my small vertical banner well…
clip chart small
The final price with this sale is $4.99.  The small banner is free, but when you upload your own design there is a $4.99 charge…pretty good I think!


Vistaprint resources:
I found a linky where others shared their Vistaprint creations here:
http://theapplebasketteacher.blogspot.com/2011/07/vistaprint-linky-party.html


AND, if you’ve ever used Proteacher to find answers to your teaching questions, there is a Vistaprint group where you can stay up to date on deals.  But the best part is teachers have also shared their creations.  Check out this thread where you can find links to tons of teacher Vistaprint creations:
http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/group.php?do=discuss&group=&discussionid=3060


Do you have any Vistaprint tips?  Did you make your clip chart on Vistaprint - are you happy with it?  What size did you order? 


I would love to see your creations...comment and leave a link to your posts/albums about Vistaprint.


Cheers!
Mrs. Castro
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7 comments:

  1. Your clip chart looks great! I'm on Vistaprint trying to order some goodies now! Thanks for the Vistaprint resources!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. I have never tried Vista print! I will have to give them a try! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maribel

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  3. nice article friend and i like your writing style. Full Color Folders

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  4. I am vistaprint addicted too.
    I wish those sale links worked in Spain...

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  5. I love using Vista print. Your clip chart looks great.

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

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