Lunch Box Notes + GIVEAWAY!

September 23, 2017

Hi there! Now that your little kiddos are headed back to school, I thought it would be a fun idea to share how to create easy notes for their lunchboxes to let them know how much you love them while they are off at school.

Watch the full video HERE in HD!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible)

I created all of the lunch box notes using the Love Note Pair die set. These versatile dies fold into mini envelopes and create a perfect heart shape when opened to reveal your colored image and encouraging sentiment. Also, I have an extra set of these awesome dies that I am excited to giveaway to one of you (scroll to the end of the post for details)!

One the first examples, I stamped images from the Bear Hugs, Mermaid For You, and Willy And Friends stamp sets and colored them in using vibrant Prismacolor Pencils.

For the second notes, I created more masculine designs using the Tiny Heroes stamp set and colored them in quickly using Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!


I happen to have an extra Love Note Pair die set and wanted to give it to one of YOU! 🙂

Follow these rules to be entered to win:

  1. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
  2. Follow me on Instagram
  3. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what crafty project you are making right now

EDIT: Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway! A winner has been chosen by random and contacted… look forward to more giveaways in the future on my social media! 🙂

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  • Reply Tiffany Baker September 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Right now I’m getting prepared to start my Christmas cards. I made around 300 last year so I need a bit of an early start. I loved your video using these dies. I am unable to have children but I have many children in my life that I make crafty things for. This would be so fun to win. Thanks for the chance.

    • Reply Simon Hurley October 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Congratulations Tiffany… you won! Be sure to check respond to the email that I sent you to claim your prize. Thanks for entering! 🙂

  • Reply Erica Easley September 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    My daughter is in her tweens, but would love something like this in her lunchbox. Just for fun. And you never know when your kid is having a rough day, so a little surprise inside always makes you feel good.

    I need to start on Christmas cards, but we’re in the midst of figuring out how to care for a surprise bunny we rescued 3 weeks ago, and this morning we woke up to 6 baby bunnies. So maybe I should find some bunny stamps :).

  • Reply Michelle Sabata September 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Another great video, Simon. I’m so glad the stamps don’t scream when you cut them! Thank you for more great ideas. Right now my projects are making Christmas cards & trying to figure out something to make for a new great niece coming in January. P.S. I follow you as msaba5 on Instagram. Love your ideas!

  • Reply Tris September 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I’m working on Christmas cards right now. You are terrific, Simon. Keep doing what you do!!!

  • Reply Tracy EIchman September 25, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Currently I am working on organizing my craft area and putting my new dies on magnets then in stamp pockets. As I do this, I have card making YouTube Videos playing on my IPad!
    As I work, I am inspired to make something, so I stop and create.
    This then makes a mess, so I clean and the whole process happens again! lol

  • Reply Melissa B. September 25, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Great projects Simon! My son is 14 , sometimes I can get him to make cards. I follow you on Instagram and YouTube, as well as in my RSS reader. You do a great job! I am getting ready to start my Christmas cards very soon.

  • Reply marylouh September 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I follow your U-tube channel but I don’t do Instagram.
    Spend too much time on FB and U-Tube.
    Love the little notes. they would be fun to put
    in my husband’s lunch box too.
    thanks for sharing.

    • Reply marylouh September 25, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Forgot to tell you that I’m working on the projects for the card
      class I teach. I have three cards that the ladies make at
      each monthly meeting. these little notes might turn into
      one of the projects. thanks again.

  • Reply Dawn St.Germain September 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I am currently working on an adventure mini album.

  • Reply Donna Clerkin-James September 25, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    these are so cute and an amazing idea!! Im currently working on creating a mini album 🙂

  • Reply Janet Ingraham September 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    My mom and one of my best friends fare turning 90 within 4 days of each other. I’m trying to make some cards worthy of their years.

  • Reply Heather Haney September 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity! I am making a card for my uncles wedding. It’s turning out nicely! I am soon going to start on my Christmas cards! Yay! Thank you again

  • Reply Stacy Habig September 26, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Love your videos! You’re a very talented artsy fartsy guy.
    Today I’m making a “fee better” card for a really cool old hippie friend of mine. Then it’s on to Christmas cards for friends, family and a local rehab hospital near my home. I wanna spread a little homemade cheer to patients and workers stuck there at Christmastime. I will definitely use some of the tips from your videos. Thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with us!

  • Reply Autumn Blalock September 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Great video and as a mom of I love this idea. I’ve often put real little notes in their boxes but this would be perfect for my preK son since he can’t read yet! 😂 I’ve followed and subscribed. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Karen A. Davis September 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Hi there, I’m currently making a stationary set, the box to store it in… I really like the idea, and tutorial you’ve put up here on this blog! Great job!!!

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