Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Bug Blog Feature: Straw Toppers & Lunch Box Notes

Good Morning!!! Cat & Nat from The Blue Crew here with another "Love Bug" feature. Today, we are sharing our Straw Toppers and Lunch Box Notes that we created with materials found in the newest Front Porch Kit, "The Greatest of These is....LOVE".  If you don't already have this kit, you can purchase it here or at the Little Blue House.  Hurry, is limited and this has been a very popular kit.

Let's get started.

Straw Topper Supplies:

How To:
  • Die cut the larger "label" from the black cardstock and the smaller "label" from the pink polka patterned paper.

  • Trim word strip and "kite" the ends. Ink both "labels" and word strip with Coal Miner ink

  • Place adhesive on top and bottom of the back of pink polka paper (your cuts will be in the middle for the straw) and adhere to the black cardstock

  • With a ruler as your guide, cut 2 1" slits at the top and bottom of the labels. I used the notches on the labels as my guide.

  • Run straw through slits and adhere word strip. Finish by accenting some of the polka dots with Diamond stickles

Carter approved!

These toppers would also work as pencil toppers for a class favor and/or Valentine.

Lunch Box Notes supplies

How To:
  • Paint chipboard arrow with Dark Pink WOS and set aside to dry. This may take 2-3 coats as the chipboard really soaks in the pigment. You can also use a heat gun to speed dry time.

  • Fold white strip in half to make a 2" square card 
  • Ink card and "emoticon" paper with Coal Miner ink and adhere "emoticon" paper to white card, centering and leaving a small white border

  • Adhere chipboard arrow pointing to a "face" of your choice

  • Place heart sticker inside the card and write message.

These make cute little lunch box notes to send with your child (or even your sweetie to work).

Thanks so much for joining us today for two fun and quick projects. Don't forget to comment to win a Love Bug Prize Bag.  Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.

The Blue Crew, Cat & Nat


  1. so cute! my little grand girls would love those for their milk on Valentine's Day! :)

  2. I love the idea of a handmade lunch box note. What a special way to say I love you

  3. What a sweet way to share love at school...handmade lunch notes! Couldn't say "I love you" any better!


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