We’re back in school again. Which means extra laundry, extra chores, early bedtimes, and packing lunches.
Which means more lunchbox notes!
This year I’ve got to make even more of them, since Speedracer’s off in school now too. I had stockpiled enough for one each day of the first week ready when they started last Monday. Yes, that’s 15 of them! It was about 2 hours of bustle in my workshop to get them done.
They go really fast once you get started. It’s a great way to try out different techniques too, because if they don’t turn out quite right no one is going to complain. The ribbon on Speedracer’s dino note was a little odd because I started with one idea and changed my mind.
I stockpile stickers all year round if I find them for a good price. That cute W sticker was in a sheet of 12 different “W”s clearances for $1! I really like to find anything textured or dimensional. The kids love glitter, jewels, fuzz, or google-eyes.
If I can’t get enough pop from the stickers, then I can add buttons or ribbon for that extra bling. I love using just a scrap of ribbon for some texture or extra color since most of my paper scraps tend to be solids ( I use the pattern scraps on my full sized cards).
I know the kids enjoy them because they save them in the pockets of their lunchboxes and pull them out and look through them later. Speedracer pulled his out the other day and was playing fighting with them. “Oh no! Dragon! Ah! Crash! Monster truck run you over! Roar! Ah!”
And if you’re thinking “What about the Ladybug?” well, head on over to the Fresh blog and check out everything pink, purple, and flowered for my girl!
Do you have any special Back to School projects up your sleeve?