Download this free school themed ABC layered letters and create a something fun for students or teachers using a Cricut, Silhouette, or other cutting machines.
It's that time of year again when summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. Whether that's physically back to school or virtually, there's still the excitement of starting a new school year.
I designed this School Themed 3D Layered Alphabet cut files with both teachers and students in mind. Included with each latter is an apple as well as a ruler, pencil, crayon, or stack of books.
If you're a teacher, this design is perfect to make your own DIY classroom decorations spelling out your name to place on the wall or make a Welcome Back message for your new students, even if it's in the background on a Zoom call.
My kids are starting the year off with virtual learning so I'm using this design to decorate their space with their names above their desks. It's also the perfect design to add to a card to commemorate the special day.
Let me show you how to make one using cardstock paper.
WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN SCHOOL LAYERED LETTERS?
These can be made using a Cricut, Silhouette, Brother Scan n Cut, or another cutting machine. Just choose the file type that works for your machine. You can reference the ‘How to use cut files’ document included in the zip file to learn which file type is needed for your cutting machine.
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Materials & Supplies
- Free ABC Layered Letter Cut Files (link below) or purchase the whole alphabet here.
- Cricut Cutting Mat - LightGrip or StandardGrip
- Scraper Tool
This is what the design will look like when you add it to Cricut Design Space. Resize the design if necessary.
Each letter is originally 8 inches tall but the width varies for each letter depending on what school supplies have been added. Keep the width in mind if you're using this in a frame.
The design can be resized using the Edit Toolbar at the top of the page.
Now you're ready to cut it. Click Make It in the upper-right hand corner and you'll be taken to the prepare screen.
Here you'll want to select your material size. Then click Continue.
Connect to your machine and select your material. For all of my layered designs, I use the Cardstock (for intricate cuts) setting.
This setting along with a clean, sticky mat will ensure you have a nice, clean cut.
Assembling the Back to School Layered Alphabet
My favorite foam adhesive is the 0.12-inch circles from Forever in Time. They are incredibly small but they work perfectly for intricate layered designs.
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE FILE?
Click the banner below to download the free cut files from my Resource Library. The password can be found at the bottom of my emails.
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Need more inspiration? Find more school-themed project ideas using these designs below.
Or Purchase the Entire Alphabet
School Themed Craft Project Ideas
Layered designs aren't just for paper. Use layered designs with other types of materials like heat-transfer vinyl, permanent vinyl, window cling, and more.
- Shadow boxes for wall decor
- Wall decals
- Pennant banners
- Iron-on vinyl decorative throw pillow
- Iron-on vinyl t-shirt
- Greeting cards
- Coffee mugs
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