Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monster Love Notes


Howdy...I'm Kelly, one of the new writers for Scrapstreet.  Eeek!  I'm excited!  I'm so excited, I'm doing a "Monster Mash"!

Once in a while,  I remember to stick a quick love note in my kids' lunches.  Once in a great while (like when the planets are aligned) I make a cute, scrappy note to stick in their lunches.  Well, get ready for an eclipse, because today, lunch note love was high on my priority list.  And, I had promised some friends that I would show them how to make these cute cards that fold up like a box. 
Make a template (I used a cereal box) of a 4 1/2 diameter circle and a 4 1/2 inch square.  Fold the circle into exactly two equal parts.  Using these templates, trace them onto a sheet of patterned paper.  I traced with a black marker to show you, but you'll want to use light pencil lines.  Then, cut out your pattern, and fold on the pencil lines.
I stamped and cut out these adorable monsters from Close to My Heart to carry my lunch thoughts.  Fiskars scalloped squeeze punches (I used Cameo Appearance) make great "bites" out of a cookie.  Now it is time to creatively fold...
Bottoms up...


then fold the left flap over the bottom...
the top flap over the left...
and tuck the lower part of the right flap into the bottom. 

If you seal the top and write an address on the back, you can send these in the mail without an envelope!  Mine are going via lunch mail.


So, my kids may like that they received a love note in their lunch.  They may not like that the monster ate their cookies!

Supplies: Paper: Reminisce, My Mind's Eye, Close to My Heart, The Paper Studio, Stamp: Close to My Heart, Tools: Squeeze Punch: Fiskars

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3 comments:

Linda said...

what a cute idea Kelly!! I'm going to make some of these for the grandkids. TFS

Jill DigitalDLites said...

This is such a wonderful idea!! Love it!

NanaBeth said...

Well that is as cute as can be.And a great tutorial-I can't wait to try this!