Monday, September 8, 2008

Got a Case of the Mondays?

Happy Monday!

Every time Monday morning roles around I think of the Movie Office Space. If you haven't seen you better rent it asap.

Today I wanted to share a project I made a couple of weeks ago using some adorable mini lunchboxes I found at the dollar spot a target. (My mom got them for 25 cents, after I had already bought a whole bunch for a dollar, but I am not bitter.) They are so cute. They came in four different handle colors (red, green, orange and blue). They were actually decorated on the outside with different different candy company designs (i.e. lemonheads, tootsie rolls, warheads, etc.) However if you were looking for lots of candy look elsewhere, they only contained five pieces per box, lol.

I made this box for my 7 year old niece who is starting second grade this year. She is such a girly girl. She loves pink and anything that has glitter. She also is super smart and loves school. She must have taken after her favorite aunt ;).

To make this box I first stamped Kelsey using the Dress Up Lily set from Pink Cat Studio found Here. This is the most adorable set. I use it constantly. The apple and the back pack are from the Back to School stamp set from My favorite Things found Here. I then colored in the images using my Stampin' Write markers from Stampin' Up. I cut out the images and pasted them on a piece of white card stock.

I then stamped the words "Back to School" on the white card stock using the MFT stamp set above. I add some bling stickers and mounted it on a black piece of card stock. Using some scrap card stock I traced round the top of the lunchbox and cutout the shape and mounted all three layers to the top of the box. To cover the edge of the lid I cut out a strip of coordinating ribbon and glued it on. To cover the body of the tin, I used pliers to remover the handle and glued a piece of striped paper around the tin. I then cut slits in the box and reattached the handle.

I lined the inside of the tin with the striped paper I used on the outside. I then cut out two pieces of black card stock and round the corners with my corner rounder to line the top and the bottom. I then filled it up with everything a young girl needs for her first day of school. Glitter nail polish, bubble gum lip gloss and a purple nail kit.

Thanks for stopping by today and browsing through my projects!

1 comment:

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Too cute! You make back to school fun!!