Back to school is around the corner! My daughter’s closet is slowly getting filled with new clothing, backpacks, and school supplies. My kiddo is a go-getter. She’s confident to a fault, and she doesn’t need her momma to help her through the world. Or so she thinks right now.

Even if she doesn’t need it, I like to always tell her how amazing she is, or I occasionally sneak something small and special into her day. Who doesn’t melt a little at an unexpected expression of  Love?

The first week back to school, I’m planning on sneaking a card into her backpack.  Just a little note from her mommy, found randomly in the day, to remind my 2nd grader that she’s adored at home.

By keeping my design simple, with just a POP of color, I ensured that during this busy time of the year, I could produce quite a few of these in almost no time. Touches of glitter and gemstones make my daughter feel special, and she KNOWS that mommy loves her when I use my favorite gemstones.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, called Lunch Box Notes. It is a retired stamp, but there is a second version: Lunch Box Notes 2.

To ensure that my stamp was lined up, and not going to stamp crooked in my stamping platform, I like to test stamp on a sheet of acetate. I printed a grid on mine to make it easier to line up.
Perfect placement.
Run some stripes of Scor-Tape down your trimmed and stamped focal strips.

Glitter away.

Finish off by mounting with 3D foam adhesive onto a lovely white card base. I LOVED using the Basis White #110! It is sturdy, perfectly white, and has a nice tooth to it. Accent with your favorite gemstones, or not! I won’t judge if you keep hoarding them! 😀

I hope she loves this! Thank you so much for joining me! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a few paper hugs for your Littles!

I used the following products in my cards:

Basis White #110
Pop Tones Cardstock in Blue RaspberryLimeade, and Razzleberry Pink
Score-Tape 1/4 Inch
Double-Sided Foam Adhesive
Versa-Fine Black Ink
Nuvo Mico-Fine Glitter in Paradise BlueFresh KiwiRaspberry Bliss, and Silver Sequin
Rainbow Sparkle Sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards

Want to see some of the other creations I made with the Pop-Tone Paper? Check this out: Father’s Day Cards, Fourth of July Wreath.

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