Saturday, November 23, 2013

Little Love Notes "With Heart"

Do you ever write little notes for your family members? I like to leave little notes to my hubby in different places where he'll see them. I wanted to make some type of little notes to give to our kids so they can leave notes for our grandkids in their lunch boxes or backpacks. Doodle Pantry images and empty tea boxes gave me this idea:

Below are samples of the six designs I used to make the 24 cards in each box.

This was so easy and relatively quick to make thanks to the Doodle Pantry images and a printer. I used 4" x 6" blank index cards but had to trim them to 5.5" so that they'd fit in the boxes when they were folded to make 4" x 2.75" cards.  I set my printer options to print landscape and figured where they needed to be so that they would be centered on the front of the card. I didn't change the size of the images.  I scored the printed cards at the 2.75" on my Martha Stewart scoring board - very quick! I included four cards with each image in each box, making a total of 24 cards in each box.

I printed two of the papers that came with the digi set - the light blue dotted paper and a blue and dark green pattern that I used on the sides. I printed one 8.5" x 11" cardstock sheet of each pattern. Those two sheets were the amount I needed to cover three boxes. I'd give you the sizes I cut, but I've discovered that boxes of tea are all different sizes. The brand I use is "Choice Organic Tea." I painted all of the corners of the boxes with red craft paint before adhering the printed cardstock. I tied some wide red organdy on each box so that I could hang a tag with one of the pictures. They fit nicely inside some metal rimmed tags I'm trying to use up.

Now they're ready for little happy love notes to our grandkids! I hope these give you some ideas of your own. I'm about to make some more to sell at my last Holiday Craft Fair.

This set of images, "With Heart," is available at Doodle Pantry at a discount this month. Part of the proceeds go to Operation Write Home which helps military service men and women send home notes and cards to their families.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:

Creative Fingers #12 - Anything Goes + option of metal (my tags)
Cute Card Thursday #296 - Anything but a card
Delightful Challenge - Anything but a card
Digitally Sweet Challenge #63 - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends #185 - Little Presents
Quick Quotes #33 November - Gift Ensemble (cards + boxes)



Chris Hanselman said...

What a super cute gift. Love them all. Thanks for joining our Anything But a Card Challenge Delightful Challenges.


Dewi Lestari said...

Lovely project! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes/Use Metal

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute creations & fantastic idea!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Such a cute set of cards and boxes! I love your sweet tags and the images you used!!!

Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge this month at Quick Quotes!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

These are adorable. Fabulous coloring job. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes this month.

wendyp said...

That seal is too cute! Adorable set of cards! Thanks for playing along with this months Quick Quotes challenge!