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 Chat, Winter Penguin, Monster Mash, Year Two, Fintastic 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 LC, Monster Mash LC, Fintastic Friends LC, Winter 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 ocean, mowed lawn, picked raspberry, tumbled glass, peacock 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!