I'm so excited to have been asked to participate in this month's My Favorite Things customer blog hop!! I love MFT stamps and have so enjoyed getting to know other MFT fans and make friends in the MFT forum over on Splitcoast.
Hopefully you've arrived here via Gretchen's blog! If not - you'll want to go to the beginning and start at Joanne's blog!
I was inspired by last week's My Favorite Challenge which was to make a school themed project. I was also inspired by the most recent Dirty Dozen gallery - in particular a project by Carolina where she decorated a retro lunch tin and filled it with notes.
My son who is entering grade 2 this year, is not what you would call a natural student. He works hard, and we spend extra time every day at home, but it doesn't come easy for him. I decided that this year, I wanted to give him some extra encouragement during the day - while he's at school. I created some 3.5"x3.5" cards that I call lunch box love notes. I also made a box to store them in - I will keep the box in the cupboard that I use to store our school lunch supplies.
I used the pizza box tutorial over at Splitcoast to make the box. I just had to use my Feelin' Fruity set for most of this project - those fruity faces make me happy! The patterned paper is from a DCWV citrus stack and I used some Doodlebug Paper Frills along the side of the box. I used some letter stickers for the "Lunch Box" but the "Love Note" is actually from Essential Sentiments. It originally read "Little Love Note", but I selectively inked the part I wanted to use.
The first three cards use Feelin Fruity. I kept the cards simple - cause let's face it - My son is a boy, and this is going in his lunch box. All of the fruit has been covered with Crystal Effects to make it dimensional and shiny!
Love this yummy cupcake from A Cupcake Kind of Day and the sentiment is from Cupcake Flopsey.
I had to sneak in one of those cute Hooga Boogas! He's paper pieced, and I inked him so that I could leave out the flower that is normally on top of its head.
And finally a set I've been getting a ton of use out of the Teacher, Teacher label set. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
I'm super pleased with how these turned out, and I'm ahead of the game since we don't start school until after Labor Day. Hope you've enjoyed this stop - you're now on your way to Leesa's blog!! I know she'll have something absolutely fabulous for you to see! Thanks for hopping by!