Where I live, it's almost back-to-school season, and that means all sorts of things for my little girl like new clothes, notebooks and pencils, a new routine, a new grade level, and of course a new lunchbox. With her in mind and this fun time of year, I've create a few lunchbox love notes to include with her peanut butter and jelly for the first few days of school.
The Crate Paper Oh Darling collection is the perfect mix of colors, patterns, embellishments, and phrases for a project like this, but if you've got a little guy who is ready to head back to school, Crate Paper's Boys Rule will most definitely come in handy!
I began each card with a white card base. I love starting a card this way because I love watching the colors and patterns pop as I start layering them. My first card doesn't contain a scrap of paper, I let the die cuts, Wood Veneer piece, cardstock stickers, and layered StandOut stickers do all of the work.
Creating with layers is something I love doing because it makes me want to touch and explore my card when it's complete and hopefully the recipient will feel the same way.
Before adding any paper or embellishments to this second card, I began with a little stamping using the No Strings Attached stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I used a bit of paper from the Oh Darling 6x6 Paper Pad across the bottom of this card followed by a die cut file folder. I then started layering coordinating items on top.
Items such as a snippet/phrase cut from the Cardstock Cut-Out sheet, a chipboard banner, a layered paper flower, and a cardstock sticker.
Lastly, I began this card with a Photo Overlay that extends off the left edge of my card a bit. I love the softness overlays add.
I then layered a chipboard shape with two Photo Overlays creating a frame around the sweet image of the little girl. I stapled these directly to my card and then added a few more layers on top.
The Wood Veneer pieces are some of my favorite embellishments, but I love the tiny chipboard flowers as well. Not to mention the Sweetie Banners Printed Thickers...I could never choose :). A layered die cut and one more Wood Veneer piece and this lunchbox love note is ready to share with my little one very soon.
Now it's your turn. Create a few handmade notes for your new student. A sweet way to let them know that mom or grandma is thinking of them.
I created this last card for Emma's Paperie using elements from Crate Paper's Styleboard collection and gathering inspiration for an inspirational photo found on the Emma's Paperie blog.
I love all of the different patterns and elements including in the Styleboard collection, with the touches of gold and the texture of cork.
I created this layered flower using patterned paper, cork, and burlap with my Sizzix Camellia dies.
A complete supply list for this card can be found HERE at Emma's Paperie.
I mentioned before that I am doing a major paper-crafting clean up here at home, and I'm packaging up my extras and selling them. Ribbons, trims, paper, Cricut cartridges, stamps, chipboard, albums, mists, embellishments, etc. These boxes are for sale here in my etsy shop. Feel free to tell me what style, theme, colors, and supplies you'd like to see inside your care package.
Also, I am ready to get stitching again and will be making and selling more of my Hanging Heart Pincushions. I'll be taking special orders and am happy to make you one in any color or theme you'd like.
Here are a few samples of those I have made over the years.
These can be purchased HERE in my etsy shop. Let me know if you have any questions.
Enjoy your day and thank you for your visit!