Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pencil Lunchbox Note

Today is DT day for the Thankful Thursday team over at Crazy About Cricut.  This time, Jenny is presenting a Back to School Challenge to make a lunchbox note for your kids!

 In all my time on the TTDT, I've never made a project without my kids... until now.  I really couldn't surprise them with a note if they helped me make them!!

I cut the pencil out using Locker Talk, I sized it to 6" long (it ended up about 1  1/2" tall). The card is created by welding two of the shadow layers using my Gypsy.  All the parts are cut out to match. Before I assembled the pencil, I wanted to print the sentiment onto the pencil body.
I set up the sentiment on the computer (using Photoshop) so I could print onto the yellow layer.  First I printed onto plain white 20 lb. paper, then I attached yellow layer to my paper using ATG tape.  Then I ran it back through the printer! Really, it sounds harder than it is! :)
 I added some of this red and black 1/8" ribbon from my stash. A cute little brad holds it all together.
I added a little black ink to the pencil tip so get more or a lead look. 

I made a pair of these so each of my two sons will get one.

See how cute the shaped card is... both of my boys love crafting with me, but it sure will be a nice surprise to open up their lunch to find this inside! :)

Here are some free files for you to download:
This is the JPG file, feel free to click on it to open the large version of the file.  Then you can right-click on it to save it to your computer. 
This is a PNG file (it has a transparent background).

Enjoy the free files, please jump over to Crazy About Cricut and take a look at what Jenny and the other Thankful Thursday Designers have come up with.

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jessica said...

This is so adorable!!! TFS :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tanya said...

How adorable!!! I bet your kiddos LOVED them!!! TFS..


Pat N. said...

Very cute, Cheryl! And your boys will be surprised and I'm sure will love it!! That's so sweet--Pat N.

Tracy said...

What a great project Cheryl :)

Karen said...

wow that is so cute. Can't imagine a kid that wouldn't love this in their lunch box!

Creative Diva said...

What a great image and love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Misty Olsen said...

What a great take on this week's challenge!!! I just love pencils...I have hundreds of them at my house :0)TFS!!!

Die Cuttin Diva

Cre8tiveVet said...

I just love this idea. Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us at DCD. -Yvette

Sprytebyrd said...

So cute, Cheryl! What a great idea for school!
Thanks for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments