Saturday, September 7, 2013

Perfectly Simple Lunch Notes

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!

Since the start of the school year, I have been enjoying dropping little hand written notes into my son's school lunch.  Typically I'll use a post-it-note, but these days I've been longing to make them a little more special.  So, today I have a lunch note idea that's simple as well as cute.

Check it out...  
The first time I place a note in my son's lunch he raved about how much he loved it and how much he loved me for doing so.  I'm now anxious to find out what he thinks of these!  This one features the adorable squirrel from the Nuts for You stamp set.  I'm sure he will get a kick out of this one.  :)
Here's How:  You can get about four notes from one sheet of cardstock.  Cut pieces to 2 3/4 x 8 1/2".  You'll also be needing the Spiral Notebook Page die.
Fold the cardstock strip over and place the fold right up to the top of the die. Be careful to keep the fold ever so slightly below the top cutting edge, you want it to stay intact.
Use some sort of removable adhesive to hold everything in place while die cutting.
Here's how they turn out, blank canvases ready for your personal touch.
This set my son is sure to love!  With the outside done, these little guys are ready for a handwritten message to be placed inside.
Love this message, it's simple enough for him to read and I know it will make him feel special.  I used the Apple Prints stamp set.
This final lunch note was created using the new Bubble Talk stamp set.

That's it from me today.  I hope you too will give these adorable notes a try.  Have fun!  Let me know if your kiddos enjoy them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Maile

39 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I'm even thinking of making them for my husband's lunch bag. TFS

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  2. So adorable! Been collecting jokes and ideas for lunch notes and this is perfect!

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  3. Such a cute lunch note set, Maile! Full of happiness :)

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  4. Super such a cute and fun idea..love the way it looks!

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  5. Absolutely FUN note cards for your son! Like all of your cute designs. Thx for the cutting tip. :)

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  6. Well, these are just awesome Maile!! Love them!!

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  7. You must be so proud to have a son that appreciates and LOVES your work. The notes are fabulous. TFS.

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  8. Love the spiral notebook top. Very clever. Love Sus's idea about jokes. I'm thinking knock, knocks. My grandkids love those. The cornier the better. I love this whole idea and the best part is that I already have that die. Yay! Thanks, Maile.

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  9. Those are the cutest little notes! Very clever to use the die to make a card.

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  10. Wow-what a super idea!!! Love your use of the die too!

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  11. these are absolutely adorable! have been following your blog for about a year now - I love your style! thanks for sharing.

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  12. I just tried your diecutting trick with my polaroid die. It worked great. Now I can just slip a picture in between the layers. Genuis! Thanks for the tip!

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  13. So sweet! Your son is sure to feel the love while he's away at school! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Maile, you are so creative!! I would love to nake cute notes like yours for my grandson!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Gay Ferland♥♥♥

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  15. great minds think alike...look what I posted yesterday...

    http://beachorado.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfc-114-back-to-school.html

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  16. Awww, these are sooooo sweet! And what a lovely way to show love and support for your son!

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  17. These are so fun! perfect for that little surprise note in anyone's lunch!

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  18. This is sooo adorable, Maile! I'm sure your son will love seeing them in his lunch bag. You are very talented and do such pretty projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love these, Maile! Now I must have that die!

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  20. These are awesome little note cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. enjoy this now...he will soon grow up to be embarassed by this mommie-gesture! i love them, and i wouldn't mind them in my lunch bag!

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  22. LOVE these, Miss Lady!! Hope all is well...

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  23. Super cute! I love to make little notes like this for my husband. Sometimes I hide them in his pocket, or gym bag. Where ever I now he will stumble upon it during the day.

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  24. These are so sweet Maile! I guess I should go grab this die, huh? ;)

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  25. These cards are so adorable! TFS!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous, now I just have to find the time to make them...!!

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  27. How sweet ~ these are adorable! Love your new sneak peeks today, Maile, and eager to see more!

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  28. Brilliant idea, Maile - with the die! Your luch cards are so delightful and stamped so perfectly :D

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  29. These are just darling - love them! I would even send these to my big kids - all grown up and married!!!

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  30. So fun and cute Maile! I loved your idea and tried it myself. TFS!

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  31. Love this idea. Looks like so much fun.

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  32. I loved these so much, I bought all the products to make them :)! However, I am having problems getting the die to cut all the way through for the notecard. I have the Cuttlebug and wonder what you recommend?
    Thanks!

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