It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. With the school starting I was thinking about a way how to cheer up my kids while they are away from home. After being with me for the last 6 months, they need extra encouragement to get back to the school swing. Therefore I brought you some lunch box gift ideas which may help you all to bring a smile to your kids’ face. Let’s dive in the details!
I started with die cutting the Mark my words bookmarks 2 times for each bookmark using heavy weight white cardstock. I wanted them to be double sided so they are sturdier and I could add a sentiment on the back this way.
I blended Distress Oxide inks with the Cloudy sky stencil to create a cloudy sky on each side. The colours I used for the pink bookmark: Chipped Zapphire, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. The colours for the blue bookmark are: Chipepd Zapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I sprinkled some pearlized water and some white acrilyc paint on them for a textured look. On the pink one I even added diluted pink distress oxide splatters too.
While the backgrounds were drying I stamped, coloured and die cut a Fluffy Puffy Unicorn using my Copic markers. I also die cut four Skinny Circle frames from coloured cardstock and another four from white to use the inner pieces for the sentiment.
I also die cut my kids’ names from a bunch of coloured cardstock scraps with the Stitched Alphabetters die set. I assembled the bookmarks and stamped a sentiment on the back with Catherine Pooler inks directly on the cloudy sky and another one on the small white circle for the top of the bookmark. All sentiments are from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set.
I finished the bookmarks with silver heat embossed stars, which is also from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns set. It makes them super special!
I usually create A2 sized cards but that wouldnt fit the lunchbox, so I went with 4bar card size this time. The background I created the same way as for the bookmarks, using the same colours.
Then I die cut the Starry Rainbow die from the same cardstock scarps which I used for the letters for the bookmark. I also cut 2 from silver glitter cardstock so I could inlay the stars. I realized that the Rainbow Builder coordinating die is slightly bigger than the Starry rainbow, so I die cut it from white glitter cardstock and used it as a mat while assembling my rainbows. It gives a little shadow on the top (the bottom is a bit wider but I simply trimmed it off with my scissors). So fun!
I also used the cloud coordinating dies from the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns to cut a bunch of mini clouds from white gitter cardstock and assembled the scenes using 3D foam squares to add dimension.
For the sentiment I used 2 of the Roundabout sentiments and the same Catherine Pooler inks as above. I could not resist adding a flying unicorn on each rainbow, it ties the bookmarks and the little cards together perfectly.
I cannot wait to hide these in my kids’ lunchboxes tomorrow, I just wish I could see their smile when they find them in school.
I hope I inspired you with this Perfect Combo project, please share your ideas in the comment section or in our Heffy Doodlers FB Group! I would love to hear what you come up with!
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See you soon,