Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lunch box love

Hey there!  Jung here with my very first blog post for the Butterfly Reflictions Ink Design team.  I am so excited to be here, especially since it's my first time being on a design team!  Thanks for having me Vanessa!

Many of you have kiddos who went back to school recently.  I have a fourth grader and a kindergartener.  We started school 2 weeks ago, and my girls love when I pack them lunches.  I have always loved including a little note, even if it's just on a scrap piece of paper.  In the morning, we are always scrambling to get ready, and short on time.  I thought it would be a good idea to have some cute notes ready for special days like holidays and even test days when they need a little extra encouragement.

I looked through my stamp stash to look for cute little images to decorate my note cards.  All the stamps I used are from Lawn Fawn.  They are Chit ChatWinter PenguinMonster MashYear TwoFintastic Friends, and Winter Sparrows.  I could have easily made a set of cards from just one or two of these stamp sets, but I figured I might as well get some use out of my Lawn Fawn stamps, lol!




1.  I stamped my images on white card stock using MFT ink pad in black licorice.
2.  I colored in my images using copic markers.  I also used my wink of stella clear glitter pen on a few of my images.
3.  I either fussy cut the images by hand, or used the matching lawn cuts (dies) if I had them: Winter Penguin LCMonster Mash LCFintastic Friends LCWinter Sparrows LC.
4.  I roughly laid out my images on some 3x4 BH Project Life lined cards (I chose the cards with lines so I could easily write notes to my girls) to get a rough idea of the background I wanted.
5.  For my backgrounds, I used Tim Holtz distress inks in colors: salty oceanmowed lawnpicked raspberrytumbled glasspeacock feathers, spiced marmalade, spun sugar, mustard seed & chipped sapphire.  On a few of my backgrounds, I sprayed some perfect pearls mist.  I love how distress inks react to water or mists!
6.  Once the backgrounds were dry, I glued my images onto the cards and stamped a few small images (like snowflakes, bubbles, and music notes) from the stamp sets to finish off the note card.

Here is one that I made inspired by the September mood board.




After making my cards, I though about how I could keep all my cards together.  I originally thought about stapling them all together, and just ripping one off as I go, but then I remembered that I had the Lawn Fawn lawn cuts goodie bag die, and thought it'd be perfect to hold my cards.
































1.  I die cut the goodie bag out of water color paper.  (You need to cut the die out twice.)
2.  I water colored the background of the front panel using some of the same TH distress inks listed above.
3.  Using some Versafine onyx black ink, I stamped the fish tank from LF Fintastic Friends.  Then, I hand wrote Lunch Notes.
4.  I scored all the lines and glued my 2 goodie die panels together.
5.  I glued on some cute little fish and some stars and hearts from Lucy's sequin selections in gold dust.
6.  Lastly, I added a bow using Lawn fawn lawn trimmings twine in sweetheart.

I really hope you like my project.  If you choose to make some lunch notes yourself, you can go all out or make it super easy by just stamping a few images directly on the note card, like in my example below.  If you don't have the goodie bag die, you can keep your cards in a decorated envelope or go simple and keep them in a ziploc bag.




I really hope you all enjoyed my blog post!  Since it's my first, I wanted to create something special.  I hope I've left you inspired to get crafty!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday y'all!

4 comments:

  1. OMG, these are SO darn cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. These are SO cute! I might have to try for a masculine version for my school teacher husband! ;) Ha ha!

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  3. I absolutely love these. I never thought of using the goody bad die for a holder. I'm totally going to try this.

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