Saturday, September 17, 2011

CAS-ually adding love to lunchboxes.

I'm one of those geeky moms who likes to put little love-notes into my kids' lunchboxes.  I don't do it all the time, but it's become so normal for my kids to see a quirky-and-punny-stamped-note in their box that I hear about it when I forget.  I love that.


I have to admit, though, that I'm usually scrambling to create something at night - after their lunches have been made for the next morning.  This week's CAS-ual fridays challenge is to create a small card.  I took the challenge and ran with it - I now have 5 bitty cards to pop into my daughter's lunchbox.  Love-notes for the week?  done and done.


Each of these cards are 2.5x3.5inches.  The front of each card uses a notebook page die by PTI.  To unify the cards, I stamped a focal image and colored it with the same 4 copic markers, then masked that image and stamped the notebook lines from PTI's "it's official" in SU's pool party ink.


"For my doodlebug" uses a caterpillar image from "way to go, kiddo!" (PTI) and a sentiment from the same set.


The bee, from PTI's "baby button bits", inspired the greeting.  I stamped the word "bee" from that same set, and created "yourself" from lawn fawn's "sally's abcs".  Does the bee-body look a little funny?  Ha!  I didn't want to add a button and have that bulk, so I drew it in myself.  I kind of like the doodle-y image - very 1st grade awesome...


Also using "baby button bits", I stamped the cupcake and grabbed a "paper smooches" heart to fill in the gap where the button would go.  The sentiment is from PTI's "signature series: cupcake" set.


The kite and sentiment are from PTI's "up up & away" set.


I've saved my favorite for last.  The lamp is from PTI's "on my couch" set.  I created the greeting using some creative masking of different words from the set, as well as lawn fawn alpha sets.

Thanks for looking through this whole long post!  Hope you enjoyed yourself :)

12 comments:

  1. Love the lunchbox love notes, too. My daughter asks to have her's read by the compliant and (most likely) entertained lunch monitor. These are TOO CUTE!

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  2. These are fab!!! So sweet!
    Robin

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  3. All adorable, and fun! Im going to use the kite one more often.

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  4. SO super cute! My mom used to put notes in my lunchbox and I LOVED it... such lucky kids to have a mom like you. Plus, mini cards are so fun... I think I'll have to whip a few up sometime soon. HUGS!

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  5. very cute notes!! i think the caterpillar is my fav one:)

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  6. These are so cute. You are such a great mom. I love mini cards, too. I think I like the kite one best.

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  7. What a great set of note cards. They're sure to brighten up your kiddies' luches!!

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  8. These are super cute!! I like the doodlebug one the best, soooo cute!!

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  9. Elena these are just FABULOUS!!! Love the little notebook paper fronts and the fun images with the sweet colors!!!

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  10. Your kids are sure to love these. Great touch to have the notebook edge come off the base of the card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Darling!!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  12. AMAZING little set!! Love the notebook paper. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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