Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lunchbox Full of Love!

Today is release day over at Simon Says Stamp!  Their newest release, Believe in You, is one filled with beautiful and fun new products to encourage and celebrate those in your life!!  I chose the new and incredibly fun Lunchbox die and Lunchbox Notes 2 to showcase today!...
 Let me start by saying, I have NO school age children, and often times, when school is about to start and school stamps are out, it's easy for me to look beyond them.  I DO have grandchildren, now, though, coming up to school age...well...in a few years:)!!  This die and stamp set, though, were TOO STINKIN CUTE to let go by despite my "children" not being the right age.  Honestly...I beyond LOVED this lunchbox die, and the stamps...they are both toooooooo cute!!  I even thought, what about a lunchbox invitation to a friend for a lunch date...a birthday present with some money in it(not quite big enough for standard sized gift card)...make it into a suitcase with money for a trip??  LOTS of possibilities!!  OK...onto the lunchbox creation.
I MADE a 3D lunchbox out of the die, so that it could be sent IN a lunchbox with the notes inside it.  To do this, I die cut and layered the lunchbox for the back, die cut a double sided sticky foam piece for the middle to give depth in the box, and then a die cut top.  For the top, I die cut the box in white twice, cut off the flap that opens from one of them, and added the flap from another die cut piece from a piece of striped patterned paper underneath the cut off white.  I layered the opening clasp with all the white pieces from the die cuts, and adhered to the lunchbox with an old mini brad(yes, that stash of old brads DOES occasionally come in handy!!).  I added die cut and layered letters that spell my oldest grandbaby's name, Isla (pronounced eye-la)!  I added some wink of stella glitter to the letters for fun...
 Then...onto the notes to put IN the lunchbox...
 I stamped, then die cut or cut out the notes.  OMG...SUCH FUN!!!  The sentiments and fonts...I had SOOO much fun stamping, coloring, die cutting!!  Below are what I made...oh...and one of my daughters reminded me of snacks I used to give them, as well as party favors and such, and it will NOT fit in the die cut lunchbox, but could go in the real lunchbox!!  So... the snack with the Smiley Face on it, was Emma's idea!...
 Here's what the lunchbox looks like inside...
 ...and my wonderful son-in-law, Heinz, was my handsome hand model , to show you what taking a note out of the lunchbox looks like:)!!...
Hope you will check out the new products over at Simon,  and join me tomorrow and Saturday over at the Simon Blog for inspiration with a two day blog hop celebrating this new release!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

4 comments:

  1. Very neat ideas.Rainbow colors have a timeless message all by themselves.

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  2. Oh my goodness Lisa these are so sweet. My two grandsons would love these. The oldest is going into grade 2 and our youngest is starting Primary this year and they L♥VE to craft with me so I know they would appreciate finding these in their lunch boxes. You did an amazing job on them all!

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  3. These are so cute. I do not have school age children anymore either but I will be starting a new job as a teacher this fall and these will be great as rewards for my students.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa