Monday, June 14, 2010

Lunchbox Love Notes

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I did! My friend Kim came over to stamp on Saturday and stayed overnight too! I wish I could say that I got lots and lots done, but I didn't, partly because I was working on this scrapbook page and it took me forever to get it finished. It was a huge sigh of relief when it was finally done! I'm working on a few more things that I hope to show you soon, but in the meantime, I pulled these cards out of my hat.
A few years ago, I started making 3" x 3" cards for my oldest daughter when she first started school. (I now also make them for the youngest!) I call them lunchbox love notes. I love the idea of giving them a little something in their lunchboxes that lets them know I'm thinking of them, and I love them, and hope they're having a good day. It's like giving them a virtual hug! I just polled the girls and they said they do like receiving them in their lunches. I asked if they liked looking at the outside of the card to see what I did, or reading the inside of the card more. They like both. I gave one to my DH once, and he liked it too, and said it made his whole day!
Making the little cards is also a great way to jumpstart your creativity when you feel a creative block. I like trying different techniques, and often, I will use a stamp set for a little card before graduating to a larger one. These cards were made with leftover butterflies from this card, in case you think they look familiar. The background was stamped with the funky fleur-de-lis stamp from Friends 24-7 onto textured cardstock (Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay). The words came from a Sale-a-bration set that I borrowed. Once I started using this set, I wished I had ordered it... :0(
I also made some other lunchbox love notes that I'll be showing you over the week, so stay tuned!
Have a great day!


  1. I could send one with my hubby for lunch - but it might come home covered in pig poop!

  2. LOL Maybe just stick them under his pillow. You'd hate for your beautiful work to get covered in poop! LOL