Home Matters – 09/12/11
Good Day. Welcome to this edition of ScrapMatters Home Matters. September tends to be a typically challenging month for those with children returning to school and this September has been particularly challenging for me personally. My daughter starts kindergarten and I’m not sure which one of us it’s harder on – me or her.
To help me with this big change, I want to make sure that Emma knows that her Daddy and I are thinking about her by including a little note in (or on) her lunch bag. While I’d like to think that these notes will be cherished for 100 years, I’m more of a realist and didn’t print these to be reused.
Before I dive into my hybrid projects, I like to gather my supplies. So lets see, I need a ruler, a lunch bag, some ribbon, printing paper and my favorite digital kit. Today my kit inspiration comes from the new Make-A-Kit series that the design team creates monthly!
I measured the paper lunch bag to find that a best fit for the bag would be a 4” x 4” square. I opened my scrap program (PSE 6) and created a document 4.25” x 4.25”. This way when I got to print on my 8.5” x 11”, I can have 2 bag labels side by side. When I go to print, my print menu screen will allow me to scale my project to print within the bounds of the printer’s parameters (takes the guess work out of making sure it’s correctly sized to begin with).
If you would like to preserve your note cards, you could print on a heavier paper like a cardstock (though you may find the colors to be muted) and seal it with Mod Podge or even laminate your cards.
Thanks for tuning in to my segment of Home Matters. If you’d like to include a little something special to brighten your bagged lunches, you can also check out A Time to Learn: Note Cards by Stolen Moments and explore.learn.grow. Printables: lunch box notes by Simply J Studio and Sahlin Studio. Hope that inspired you to take a printable look at your digi stash!