Let me first start by giving you a little background on these babies. Well you see, I have boys. ALL boys. And they aren’t young boys, that will like smily faces and cute animals for a lunchbox notecard. No-Sir-REE! These boys (or at least my older ones) would be Soooooo embarrassed. But as a crafty mother I just can’t pass up the opportunity to give them something for back-to-school fever. No matter how embarrassing I may be.
But I’m trying to blend in, so I set out to make some back to school lunchbox notes for the “too cool for school” crowd. Or as you may know them, tweeeeeeeens.
I chose to go more modern and hip with the look of my cards. There is some cute in there… that is really hard for me to get completely away from, but some of these are cool enough that I think they wouldn’t try to hide it from their friends.
I started with the textured Esse card stock in both white and black. I die cut some little scored notecards for my base. (these are 3.5 square)
This one.. totally random. Just die cut some numbers and glue them on! It looks cool with the random pattern and pop of red. I think my 11 year old would ‘ok’ this one 😉
And the last was the rest of the elements I had coloured. I laid them out in a messy grid. Partially to break it up and partially to use them up! You notice NONE of these have a sentiment. That was done on purpose too. When you want to stay cool, you can’t be overly obvious. That is just like SO embarrassing, right? Right. So I’m trying to keep the obvious stuff on the down-low.