Alcohol Markers · General Cards · Video Tutorial

Lunch Box Notes #1

In two days the beginning of August will be upon us and then the countdown for school starts. As it approaches I like to start readying myself for lunches. Ever since kindergarten (when my son first started having lunch at school) when he takes his lunch, I always pack a little note along with a small treat. They have since evolved into small “lunchbox notes” which are basically very small cards that I make from scratch. Throughout August, once a week, I will include one video a week that are specifically lunch box notes. By the time school rolls around you should have a few ideas to get you through the year!!

Here’s the first video!



Starting with white card stock I cut pieces that measured 2.5″ x 5″. After scoring and folding the card in the middle they should measure 2.5″ x 2.5″. I used two Two Paper Divas stamp sets today, Cool Treats and Here’s the Scoop.

Finished Cards 3

On the first card I stamped  the sentiment “Here’s the Scoop…”, masked it off with a .75″ piece of painter’s tape and then stamped the ice cream cone from the “Cool Treats” stamp set. On my second card I simply stamped the push pop tilted slightly to the right but directly in the center of the card. I also stamped the sentiment “You’re so Cool!” on the inside of both cards. I kept the sentiment towards the top so I could write a message down at the bottom. I did all of my stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Finished Cards 2

My one recommendation for these types of card is to use whatever coloring medium you are most comfortable and the fastest with. I decided to use my alcohol markers to color in my images, but I kept it very simple using only one to two colors. I wasn’t worried about bleed through, since I always tape a little treat on the inside of the card. Now you could always dress up these cards with some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, of sequins, but as usual I kept mine very clean and simple.

Finished Cards 4


I hope you found this video helpful and you too will make a few lunchbox notes for your child, grandchild, neice, nephew, etc. It doesn’t take a lot to make their day and it always puts a smile on my little guy’s face when I include a lunchbox note! And make sure to come back next week for more ideas!

If you’re interested in any of the supplies I used they’re all linked below! (Some affiliate links are used) Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!


Two Paper Divas – Cool Treats Stamp Set

Two Paper Divas – Here’s the Scoop Stamp Set

Dick Blick studio Brush Markers – Set of 48

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Lunch Box Notes #1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s