Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Magnetic Lunchboxes!

I have some unusal ideas when it comes to my creative endeavors sometimes. Tonight I would like to share these fun tartan plaid lunchboxes I have altered just a bit. :)

Since it is back-to-school time still, what a perfect opportunity to share this kooky idea with you all! Basically I first found a vintage tartan lunchbox and then later found some newer versions from Restoration Hardware. To create, I stamped a big Fancy Pants flourish stamp onto the lid with white Staz-On ink. It really pops wonderfully against the black/red plaid. To create the magnets, I used lots of Basic Grey June Bug goodies. From the paper & layered stickers, to the felties and brads they were the perfect match for the tartan boxes. All the fun doodads on the lunchboxes are totally magnetic, even the bird! Whether sending darling little girls to school with a sweet note inside attached with one of the magnets, to being a lady with some funky flair, these are great for girls of all ages.
Being a mother of 2 boys, I needed something a bit more masculine. My oldest son, Jack needed one when he started kindergarten. As you can see, his is a little beat up now. Originally it just said Jack with the little Paul Frank monkey at the bottom. Now that he is a little older, I trust him with magnets. I turned these 1" buttons into magnets for him to play around with. I am sure it puts a smile on his face when he opens his lunchbox with a note from mom that says, "my mom thinks I'm rad" on it. Don't you? My little guy, Sam started pre-school a few weeks ago and of course wanted one just like his brother's. Naturally, I made him his own without the magnets. Now he looks like the "little" big man on campus like his brother. :)

On another note, don't forget to share your Learning Curves creations over at Paper Issues! The challenge is still open through Friday, the 15th so you still have time. Also, I am sharing these tartan lunchboxes with Punky Scraps "Tartan" Challenge this week. The inspiration photo is punky funky fabulous, so be sure to check it out! Have a great rest of the week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amy

22 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! I loveeeeeeeeeee these!!! GORGEOUS!! I am so excited that you played along with Punky Scraps! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Irini said...

Oh drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry!!!!!!! LOL
but these lunch boxes are so cool!!!!! (do we still use that word?? LOL)
I love what you have done with them fabulous fabulous job!!

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, aren't these just the cutest things ever? What a fabulous idea, Amy! And so fun and beautiful, too. I just love the idea of creating magnets for metal lunchboxes. And the stamping looks so fantastic, too. LOVE these!

Amelia Khalik said...

Ooohhh my! That is a total cute lunch boxes!!! I heart all those magnetic embellishment! Cool..:)))

CraftySprinkles said...

These are fabulous!! Love them!! Thanks for playing along with us at Punky Scraps!!

Ashley Van Etten said...

These are amazingly awesome!! How creative! I definitely wish that I had had these when I was in school, everyone would have been so jealous!

misty said...

These are awesome Amy!!! You are one creative chickadee!!!

Cheryl said...

Those are so totally cool. I love how deeply creative you got with this challenge. Awesome work!

Chrissy said...

Amy, these look AMAZING! I love it!

Kat said...

wow!!!! these are BEYOND AWESOME! so creative...and they look just fabulous!

thanks for playing with us at punky scraps!

Nanette said...

Wow, great idea

~Christina~ said...

Love this :)

Marie/Mison said...

Wow! Just stunning I must say!

Cassie said...

LOVE this!!! I am loving that Tartan theme at Punky Scraps!!! I Need to get that done!!!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

AMy..thanks for the very sweet comments all the time on my blog...SOrry I do not get around more to your blog. I adore all your things too! These lunch boxes are sooo cute! Love the sock monkey! I gotta go make some more things...it never ends!!

Natalie Jane said...

LOVE these Amy!! Thanks for playing along at Punky Scraps!! :)
xox

Scrap Vamp said...

Oh, Wow! So cool! I want a lunch box like that!

stephen said...

Wow ! what an interesting blog.Thanks for sharing this information.Your information is really informative for us.
Nice blog on Lunch Boxes.
Keep sharing more & more....

Cheryl said...

fantastic that you already had those lunchboxes! the tartan contrasts so well with what you've added on top. i love what you've done!

Andrea Amu said...

These are so creative, Amy!
I love them to pieces!

WillieburgScrapper said...

FUN!!! LOVE this idea!! Need to try my Stayz On pads already- I have like 4 and they are just sitting there. This is a COOL project!!

ElinĂ… said...

COOL and CREATIVE!!!