Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lunchbox Treats

Each Monday is "lunchbox loveletter lundi" (lundi is French for Monday) at our house, the day I tuck a handmade card into the lunchboxes of my most favourite people in this world.  Tomorrow marks the last Monday of the school year, so I decided to add an extra treat to the tradition.
I made these sour cream containers using papers from DCWV.  The containers are filled with candy-coated chocolates, which we call Smarties.  I'm stingy with the treats around here, so I'm sure the containers will be quite well received!  I cut a sun and popsicle (with shadows) using Doodlecharms.  I ran the sun through my Cuttlebug little hearts folder.  I also added some ink dots and Tim Holtz stickles to the popsicle.  I made a little tag with Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and resized it in Design Studio.  I then cut little one inch letters from paper in my DCWV Spring Stack and glued them to the tags.  (Each letter used is the first initial of somebody's name.) The string used with the tags is from my cross-stitch supply bag of yonder year!
Years ago, I heard some wonderful advice from a friend.  When she was growing up, instead of her mother saying "no" all the time, she would respond to requests for treats and junk food with, "When we go camping."  I do the same thing.  We buy things like Frosted Flakes, bags of potato chips, candies and other treats when we go camping.  We camp every year, and trips to the beach are always part of this.  No trip to the beach is complete without a visit to the concession stand!!  We always enjoy a popsicle or ice cream as we spend time together next to the water.  I can't wait until August - our camping time together!!

Remember to come back on Canada Day (July 1) for our Canada Day Blog Hop.  You are ALL invited!

Challenges entered with my "lunchbox loveletter lundi" treats:
Fantabulous Cricut ~ Summertime at the beach challenge
My Creative Time ~ Throwback Thursday:  Doodlecharms

12 comments:

Val said...

You have outdone yourself!!! What a fun surprise to get in a lunch bag. Wonderful:)

Mari AKA Momo said...

Very sweet! And the story is even better! XOXO Momo

Rhonda Emery said...

how nice and a sweet thing to do.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

What a cute project Kate. Love the colors too. You are so talented :)

Heather said...

How cute are those. Can't wait for our blog hop.

Hugs.

Ladybug Designs said...

These are so cute. I love sour cream boxes, they are so fun and easy. And always a crown pleaser.

My Creative Time said...

GREAT job!! Thanks for joining another throwback Thursday Challenge!;)
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

DREAMS CARDS said...

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Lolis said...

So cute!

Best Hobby Eva said...

I love these! They are soo cute and came out awesome. I am sure your kids will love them!!!

Alex said...

I love it ! Wonderful! I'm sure your kids love them :)

DoubleClick Connections said...

Kate, these are so cute! I would love to get one in my lunch! LOL!