Make It Monday // More Lunch Box Notes! {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // // Cupcake love notes using Top Dog Dies, perfect lunch box love notes!

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another Make It Monday! A few weeks ago I shared a fun Make It Monday posts where I made some Lunch Box Love Notes. I loved making them and the feedback was great from you! So I decided to make a second batch – with different Top Dog Dies, just as adorable as the Cupcakes I made in the first batch!


My girls are entering third and first grades. As glorious as I might think it is to be a kid, I know there will be days that might be a little tough in their classrooms or on the playground, so hopefully these little notes will put smiles on their sweet faces!

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I used several die sets from Top Dog Dies: the Flamingo Die Set, the Hot Air Balloon Die Set, the Unicorn Die set, and the Flip Flops Die Set. They are all so cute! The details, particularly the stitched details, make these some of my favorites!

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I die cut all the pieces from different papers, and I cut the backgrounds from Avery Elle 6×6 Happy paper pad. After glueing each set onto it’s background card, I hand lettered a few words of encouragement. Then I laminated the cards and plan to hand write a little note on the back with a Sharpie pen. From what I’ve read online, I’ll be able to remove sharpie using hand sanitizer, nail polish remover or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I’ll come back with an update once I’ve tried it!

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Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Be sure to check out what Karen at Photos Kept Alive is up to these days! She’s curious… are you upgrading to Windows 10?  She’s sharing how this affects using Memory Manager. Photo organization is incredibly important, so be sure to continue the circle and learn more!

But before you leave, don’t forget to register for True Scrap PlannerLove! Have you jumped on the planner craze? Or are you intrigued to find out more? Well then this is the must-attend-event for you! You can find out more by checking out my post all about it here if you missed it! But really, just sign up before you miss it! For a limited time, you can still save $50 using discount code PLANNERPARTY through 9/2. You’ll get all 6 classes, plus all the extras, for half off the regular price! But it expires soon, so register and get your discount here:

And you see what my photo is saying in the graphic below?! YES, I’m TEACHING at PlannerLove! So I will definitely be there! You’ve gotta join me for all the fun!


Thanks again for stopping by! Hope to see you at PlannerLove on September 19th – it’s gonna an amazingly fun crafty time!

Live (and plan) creatively!

P.S. This is an amazing event that over 400 planners have signed up for! It’s going to be a blast and worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here:

PPS. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is focusing on a Trio of Colors – did you notice that detail on the love notes? And the Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!


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16 responses to “Make It Monday // More Lunch Box Notes! {Top Dog Dies}”

  1. These are so amazing! I not only love the concept of lunch box notes, but I also love all the color and fun and energy that you infused into these (all of which is needed by the time school lunch hits)! Your notes made me long for my Smurfs lunchbox again and I still clearly remember the notes that my parents would leave for me growing up. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt and happy creation with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


    • Oh Andrea, thank YOU so much for your sweet note! I’m glad my post brought happy memories to you and I love that you had a Smurfs lunchbox! That was such an awesome time in life! I remember Saturday mornings in front of the tube with Smurfette and Papa and the whole gang! Great memories!


  2. 🙂 Oh, this is absolutely darling!
    If I had a kid that still went to school – I’d put some of these cute cards into its lunchbox! 😀
    Happy Monday 🙂


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