Monday, September 2, 2013

Pebbles Blog Hop - Basics Lunchbox Cards

Welcome to your next stop along the Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop (if you started here, you can find a list of all the stops on the hop at the end of this post).  Today I have a GIVEAWAY and a Basics project to share with you.


 My kids have gone back to school, and this year I have 2 of them who eat lunch at school.  I thought it would be fun to make some little cards to slip in their lunchboxes to let them know I'm thinking about them.  I have 2 different styles of cards since I have one kiddo who can read, and one who's just beginning to learn. 

 All of my cards measure 3" x 4".  The cards for my beginner reader are simple messages spelled out with Thickers and paper shapes.  Since my kiddos are boys, I also had to make sure there wasn't a hint of pink, purple, or anything "girly" here. Instead of ribbons and bling, I used border punches, washi tape, and foam adhesive to add dimension. 



For my reader, I upped the fun factor with joke cards.  



 Don't let the lift the flap fool you, these are super easy to put together. 


Just score the question piece about 1/8" - 1/4" from the top.  Place the adhesive on the back side of the small scored area, and attach it to your lunchbox card over the answer piece.   
 You can even add a little extra note to the back of your cards if you like. 

 To be honest, I've already sent these to school with my kids, and they LOVED them, and since they're so easy I know I'll be putting together another batch soon. 
The Giveaway:
Thanks for checking out my project today! I've also got a giveaway generously furnished by Pebbles!  Up for grabs is a selection of Pebbles Basics paper (like the stuff I used to create my cards), 2 sets of Thickers, Clothespins, Chips Tags and washi tape (colors may vary)!



To enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment about anything. Tell me your favorite (kid friendly) joke, introduce yourself, tell me if you've ever made lunchbox cards...anything you'd like, just make sure to leave  a comment!  The giveaway will be open until 11:59 pm central time on Friday, September 6, so be sure to come back Saturday to see if you're the winner (and to check out another fun Pebbles project).

Here's a little eye candy and links to all the other stops so you can keep on hopping and have chances to win giveaways on the other designers' blogs (and don't forget to comment on Pebbles blog for a chance at the grand prize!):




Amanda Coleman - Paper Gift Bag | Becky Williams - Cutest Little Minnie Scrapbook Layout Candace Zentner - Celebrate You Card | Emily Spahn - My Guy Scrapbook Layout Eva Pizarro - Fresh Market Scrapbook Layout | Holly Gagnon - Time for Tea Juliana Michaels - Gift of Love Scrabook Layout | Kathy Martin - Carolina Scrapbool Layout Kim Jeffress - Happy Birthday! Card | Kim Kesti - You Make Me Smile Scrapbook Layout Laurel Seabrook - Teacher Gift | Marjan Pel - Birthday Scrapbook Layout Nina Yang - Paper Gift Box | Patricia Kumfer - Pebbles Basics Cards Renee Zwirek - Hello Happiness Scrapbook Layout | Samantha Taylor - Lunch Box Cards Suzanna Lee - Make a Wish Scrapbook Layout | Tiffany Hood - Baby Gift Wendy Antenucci - Celebrate Together Scrapbook Layout | Wendy Sue Anderson - Paper Gift Bags




Basics Washi Tape: Ash, Rouge, Honeycomb


58 comments:

monica said...

troppo bello

Katie Rose said...

Those are adorable! My daughter would love those in her lunchbox!

antenucci said...

They are super cute!!!

Tracey said...

These are fabulous!! A perfect little note for a lunch box!!

Susan said...

What a sweet mom you are to leave such adorable notes in your kids' lunchboxes! On April Fool's Day I once put a rock in my kindergartner's lunch and told her I was giving her an extra special treat. I was not a very popular mom that day....

angie ashuk said...

Super cute idea. My kids start back to school this week, so I may have to whip up some little lunchbox cards for them today!!

tammy b said...

a pork chop, lol! thanks for the giggle this morning!

Patricia said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Evonne said...

Cute idea! Very inspiring

Becky T said...

Such a cute idea!!

Yaya said...

cute idea!
Yaya

Debbie P said...

What a great idea! These are awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Герцогиня said...

Super cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debra Parker said...

What a cute idea! I don't have children, but I could see leaving these little notes around for my hubs. How fun!

Jennifer Grace said...

These are so fun! I've never made lunch box cards but now I really want to! My (5 year old) daughter's favourite jokes are:

Where do fish keep their money? A river bank!

What's brown and sticky? A stick!

What did the hat say to the tie? You hang around and I'll go on a head!

Hee hee. Thanks for the chance to win! x

Ruth G said...

Super sweet idea! I usually just slip a surprise into my kid's lunches. For field trips, I would have them decorate their lunch bags. They always seemed to enjoy that and it was an easy way to tell which one was theirs!

Cynthia B. said...

This project is awesome! My youngest is now in 6th grade, and I have a very limited time before lunch box notes are still "cool". TFS your fun ideas with the Basics line!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Keathe said...

I've never made a lunchbox card, but what a cute idea! Love yours!

Kailash said...

These are super cute, so sweet to include jokes!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are really cute! I will slip notes in my daughter's lunchbox, but I've never thought to include jokes. I bet she would love it too, I'm definitely going to try this!

Leanne said...

such a cute idea!

TJ Butler said...

These are super clever and my son would love the joke ones because he is always telling jokes. I think one day very soon I will leave him a lunch note with w good joke! Thanks for the inspiration! So excited that you are part of the Design Team!

Stephanie said...

These are so fun

SHartl said...

What a fun idea! My daughter is starting preschool next week and I plan to make up a batch of these for her snack bag....with some of her favorite stickers inside!

Andrea Garland said...

Those cards are perfect for kids and made me laugh too lol. I love to make cards so this are very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win some Pebbles goodies.

Rhonda said...

LOVE these little notes. I used to put notes in my kids lunches....wish I would have given them something this cute. YOU rock!! :o)

Nicole McNamara said...

I haven't made any lunch Box notes yet but have so many jokes ready too. My mother is the school crossing lady and gives the kids a joke every friday.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a fun set of cards. I love all the chevron. Beautifully done. I havent made any notes yet for my kiddos. But soon I will as soon as we get settled into out new house. ok. So you want a joke. Here it is: Want to hear a dirty joke??? A boy fell in the mud. Want to hear a clean joke? He took a bath. LOL My dad use to say this to me when I was little. Corny I know but still cute.
HUGS

Ange said...

Cute! Love the joke cards!!! My daughter would love those. She's all about the Laffy Taffy jokes.

Iris said...

Your little lunch box cards are so cute. Great idea.

Linda E said...

Love your lunchox cards! Makes me wish my kids were little again!

Kimberly Kett said...

Adorable cards!!

Karenladd said...

I have a little grand-daughter who would love finding some of these lunchbox cards in her lunchbox! Love this super idea!

Cindy Alvarez said...

what a funny idea! really enjoy your jokes

Sue D said...

Very cute idea--love the ones with the jokes.
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jojobeth1 said...

I don't have children, but when I do, I'll give them cute lunchbox notes once in a while

LaCinda Nielsen said...

That is so sweet to leave notes in the lunch box.

Robin B. said...

Wow, those cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very sweet lunch cards..love both but ESP the ones for the beginning reader. I also send notes ...always on the first day and then throughout the year...but mine are much much simpler...you have inspired me!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love these and so would my son! What a great idea! I love writing little notes for my kids and they love the surprise!

Marie said...

I love these, although I dread the day my lil guy has to go to school, I still cant wait to make him school crafts!

Svetlana said...

Great idea !
My little princess went for the first time to school, and she doesn;t speak english !

Eva-Maria said...

such a cute idea!
I should really follow suit and give my sweet pea some lunch bag love.
EvaT

Diana said...

What adorable cards and a wonderful idea!! I can't say I've ever made cards for my son's lunchbox but I just might now! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the pig joke! I'll be telling my son that one when I pick him up from school this afternoon! Have an amazing day!

Heather said...

I love your cute cards! So cute.

heartforhandmade said...

Wow, each of those lunch box cards are great. A different character of its own I may say. I haven't do lunch box cards as I'm working overseas and my little girl is back home in the Philippines with my parents, but would love to try this little cards.

Chiocoolate said...

i liked so much the joke cards!! so funny, a beautiful detail for your kids. About me...i'm a graphic design student, so i like so much more scrapbooking, <3! hahaha

Christine said...

So super eye catching!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling lunch box cards! Fun idea!

Buho Scrapper said...

I love the idea! Those cards are so pretty and fun! I have 1 son and when he starts to go to school, i'll make some cards for him :D

KellyG said...

GREAT idea, I need to try this! I think my son is getting tired of my notes, which keep saying the same things! Love these!

Kelly Sas said...

How fun! I put little notes in my daughters lunch a looooong time ago. They certainly weren't as creative as yours though.

Pam said...

Cute cards ! I have been known to put a note or two in a lunch box. Need to get going on that this year again. It's my last chance.

jengd said...

VERY cute cards! My son just started kindergarten last week and I did a card on the first day of school but I'd like to make it at least a weekly thing. These are great ideas that I'm likely to case! :)

Christine said...

What fun! Great idea!

brenda said...

Those cards are so cute and I love the jokes!

Kim said...

Cute, cute, cute! I've always put notes in my kids lunches but never cute ones, just boring notepaper. My oldest daughter has saved every note that she's ever been given. Lol! Thank you for the inspiration, and the chance to win. Take care. :)