Thursday, August 20, 2009

Little Notes

Hi everyone - it's Karen here. Back to school is BIG news here in the Giron house and my oldest just started her first day of first grade yesterday {sniff}. She is SO excited to eat at school everyday and so I thought I would make some fun little notes to stick in her lunch box on days she needs a little encouragement, or just to let her know I'm thinking about her. She's my little stamping buddy and every time I get new stamps, she is just as excited as I am to ink them up, so I'm taking her favorite Cuppie images and putting them on 3x3 note cards.

I stamped each image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic Markers - I chose bold, bright colors because those tend to be the colors she chooses to make cards with and I know she'll love them. I added some Christmas Red Stickles to the tops of each cuppie to add some sparkly fun. I cut out the images with Circle Nestabilities and added the Scallop accent and then popped them up with dimensionals. I love this simple way to make my daughter's day special!

Here are some of the things I'm planning writing notes for:

Her birthday

Completing a difficult assignment

I'm proud of you {you float my boat}

Class party

Rewarded for good behavior {you're a good egg}
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recipe -
stamps: sweet spring, beach bum, doctor's orders, sweet celebration
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: (all stampin' up!) tempting turquoise, yoyo yellow, real red, pink passion, whipser white card stock
accessories: circle & circle scallop nestabilities; white, yoyo yellow, red gingham grosgrain ribbon, christmas red stickles, stampin' dimensionals


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

OMG! I want these stamps!!! Too cute!!

Denise said...

These are so adorable!! Love them cupcakes.

Karen Motz said...

Super cute little set of notecards. I'm sure she'll love each and every one of them!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwww, these are SOOOOO CUTE!! I think the bright yellow one is my favorite!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are adorable and SO handy for back to school, little notes to the kids, bday parties, said it! Totally great!

Cathy said...

This is the cutest set of cards ever. How sweet are these images!! Love them!! Hugs,Cathy

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are just ADORABLE Karen! I am sure she will LOVE to find these in her bag! SO fab!

TannyP said...

So sweet - she'll love these. I remember some of my favorite lunches from when I was in school were ones that included notes. Kids love that! Great idea =)

Alex said...

These are adorable - what a cute set! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the "warm fuzzy"! Reading about your notes for your daughter's lunch box reminded me of the notes my mom used to write on my napkins. Everyday, I'd open my lunch box to find my milk money tied up in a little sandwich baggie and a happy note on my napkin. I used to take a bologna sandwich with ketchup, and she'd make a smiley face with the ketchup on my sandwich. What a great memory! I just thought you'd like to hear the lasting impact it has on a child...I'm now 44 and remember it as if it were yesterday!!