This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Canon. All opinions are 100% mine.
Although school will look different this year, we can still celebrate the first and last days like we always have. Today I’ve partnered with Canon to bring you these adorable, “first day” and “last day” school signs that are FREE to download, edit, and print! Our trusty Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer is doing all the hard work for us, making each sign look professionally printed. All areas of the design are editable! Meaning you add your child’s name, grade, and the date of the first day of school, awesome right?! We have three colors waiting for you in the download at the end of the post, so grab them, print, and stage a super cute photo that will forever remind you of what school looked like this year.
First Day & Last Day
We have designs for you for both the FIRST day of school and the LAST day of school, in three unique colors. Take a cute photo of your child on the first and last day of school to see how time has changed them!
Edit Our File
First, download and install the two FREE font files below, you’ll need them to properly edit our designs.
Then download our set of 6 printables at the end of this blog post. When you click on the graphic, the download will start instantly. Open the file using either Adobe Reader (free) or Adobe Acrobat.
Click to edit and add your child’s unique information on the page of your choice; name, grade, and date. Then save.
Media & Quality
One of my favorite aspects of using my Canon printers is the ability to pick the type of paper for the best print quality. Here I’m choosing to print from the rear tray, on photo paper, using the best quality.
Send The Files To Your Printer
Matte Photo Paper For The Win
For most of the printable craft projects I make, I use Canon’s Matte Photo Paper because the quality is second to none. The combination of the Canon printer and Canon paper is a match made in crafty heaven. This double-sided paper is brand new and ideal for creating cards, personalized foldable crafts, small gift boxes, our unique projects, and more! The paper comes in three sizes 8.5 x 11, 12 x 12, and 7 x 10 (which is the perfect size for cards) and has been designed to work with all the amazing, printable crafts on Canon Creative Park.
Trim To 8×10
The printed designs are 8″ x 10″ so you’ll need to cut them down to size using using a paper trimmer or scissors.
The embellishment is up to you! Here I added a few gold brads and placed the print in a clipboard with a cute yarn bow. You can style yours to your kids personality, their school mascot/theme, or maybe even their outfit!
The 8×10 size works perfect for a frame. Here I used removable GlueDots to add the print to the front of a wooden frame and I embellished it further with some little glue on pearls.
Another idea is to matte the print with felt! I attached the two using scrapbooking brads in the corners.
How Will You Embellish These Signs?
There are endless ways that you can embellish these darling signs and I truly can’t wait to see what you do with them! Don’t forget to use our #somethingturquoisediy hashtag on Instagram, if your profile isn’t private, we might share your picture!
DIY TUTORIAL SPONSORED BY:
Canon U.S.A., Inc. prides itself on allowing consumers to create and preserve beautiful imagery, from capture to print. With wireless technology and seamless printing capabilities, you can print your photos and printables with precision and ease.
If you create one of our projects, please share a picture with us on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #somethingturquoisediy, we regularly reshare our favorites! Your profile will need to be public for us to see it otherwise, you can always DM us!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Canon PIXMA TS9521C Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Crafting Printer and Canon Double-sided Matte Paper, Inkjet: courtesy of Canon // Gray Wooden Frame, Clipboard, Eyelets: Michaels // Felt: Benzie Design // Paper Trimmer: Fiskars
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