School started on Tuesday of this week here in Florida, and I helped my niece Josie fill up her backpack and get her lunchbox ready. What she didn't see was me leaving some Easy Stamped Lunch Notes with her dad for some Back to School FUN! A few words of encouragement or a pun can brighten anyone's day, but especially a middle schooler. The EASY part is that I used Laura Kelly Designs line of Kindness Stamps, Papers, and Foils from Therm-O-Web. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Back to School Crafts Edition, so stop back by on Friday and Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration!
Back to School Easy Stamped Lunch Notes
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts – Back to School Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs and Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama. We are featuring craft projects, printables, and SVG files from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Friday and Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to Stamp Easy Lunchbox Notes:
- Laura Kelly Clear Stamp Set, Me & My Peeps from Therm-O-Web
- Laura Kelly Clear Stamp Set, Kindness on Purpose from Therm-O-Web
- Therm-O-Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Laura Kelly Designs Red Wagon and Magic Wand Silver
- Laura Kelly Designs Toner Paper – Wacky Waves, Spotty Dots, Baby Swiss Dots, Chunky Checks, Sweet Swirls, Sprinkled Stripes
- Parchment Paper Pack from Therm-O-Web
- 3D Foam Squares from Therm-O-Web
- Laminator – this one from Scotch 3M is perfect!
- Tombow 1500 Colored Pencils
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- MONO Drawing Pencil from Tombow
- Tombow MONO Eraser
- Index Cards or White Cardstock
- Clear Acrylic Stamp Blocks
- Paper Trimmer
How to Stamp and Color Kindness Notes for Back to School:
To begin the Easy Stamped Lunch Notes, gather all supplies. Select the images and sayings from the stamp sets, place the clear acrylic stamps into the stamp block and tap into black archival ink. Stamp the images and sentiments onto unruled index cards or white cardstock. I love matching up the Me and My Peeps kids images with the pet images. The images from the Kindness on Purpose stamp set pair perfectly with the sentiments.
For the easy stamped lunch notes that don't have a coordinating sentiment, hand-letter custom messages with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen. I always sketch in first with a MONO Drawing Pencil to make sure everything is spaced and centered evenly. Ink in the larger words with the brush tip and the smaller words with the bullet tip of the Dual Brush Pen N15 Black. Erase the pencil lines once the ink is dry with a MONO Eraser.
Next is the FUN part – COLORING! Add color with the Tombow 1500 Colored Pencils. I think that Laura's Kindness Collection of clear stamps is perfect for coloring. Add your kiddo's favorite colors to the easy stamped lunch notes to finish them up before you pack them in a yummy lunch.
Plugin and heat up the laminator. You don’t need a fancy laminator, this basic one from Scotch Brand is perfect. Layer the foil sheets colored side up on top of the coordinating toner papers, place them inside a folded piece of parchment paper and then run through the heated laminator. I always run it through twice. Once cool, peel the foil from the paper revealing the magic! The dry toner has bonded the colored foil to the paper. The Laura Kelly Designs Kindness Collection includes seven patterned toner papers and eight colored foils. Trim the foiled paper and attach the stamped DIY lunch notes with Therm-O-Web 3D Foam Squares.
Quick and Easy Stamped Lunch Notes for the Kiddos
I hope you will use my Easy Stamped Back to School Lunch Notes as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Back to School craftiness. This is a quick and easy beginner stamping project that is sure to brighten your kiddo's day. Change up the colors and theme to create notes for older kids, younger kids, or even adults. Laura Kelly Designs Kindness line of craft products from Therm-O-Web is perfect for reminding the ones closest to you how much they mean to you.
Now it’s time for some Back to School INSPIRATION!
Below are projects created by my crafty besties, Lindsay and Laura. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – Back to School Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Friday and Saturday for all the super cool projects!
First up is Laura from Laura Kelly Designs who has created the cutest Back to School Ruler Wreath. I just LOVE that she has used the wooden school rulers to make a wreath! I might have to
steal borrow this idea and create a wreath of my very own. And look at the super adorable string art apple created with Hemptique Twine. Laura has an online store selling all kinds of Back-to-School Stickers as well!
Happy Back to School! Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has put together a collection of 16 FREE school-themed designs, including this Just Here For Recess SVG cut file for you to use! All of these cut files can be used to create new school clothing, gifts for teachers, and more using your Cricut or Silhouette machine.
Sharing is Caring! Pin Easy Stamped Lunch Notes for Later
Remember, today is day one! So, stop back by Friday and Saturday for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired! Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin my Easy Stamped DIY Lunch Notes to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
Thanks for stopping by!