Little kids love band aids, as you parents know, they don't even have to be injured to want one. Now those printed store-bought band-aids are very pricey(3 bucks for 20, OUCH!) so I've been stamping on my kids band-aids for awhile now(by just telling them to go pick a stamp!), but I got really inspired by a sneak peek of Carolyn's Dr. Feelgood before the release and had the idea to create some Love-aids with my new set! The little sayings "love you", "get well" and the hearts from Just So Hippy Set are just perfect, fit any size band aid. They are stamped with Palette Noir ink, not Staz On so you don't have stinky fumes and it doesn't require any heat set, dried instantly(someone asked on SCS if this would be safe for kids, the answer is : Um, I think?? I did open one up and the ink does not seep through to the padding or adhesive side so it won't be touching their skin. So, my kids will be using them!* ;) I colored the hearts with a red Sharpie and added the little white highlight dot with my trusty white Signo gel pen. The decoration process went very quickly.
My prescription on the back reads*:
RX: Apply to any cut, scrape, boo boo, owie or bruised ego with gentle pressure, as loving thoughts and well wishes are absorbed through the skin.
I thought these would be really sweet not only for kids, but as gifts for your grown-up girlfriends to keep in their purses! Who wouldn't want a cute bandaid instead of a plain one to cover their hangnail? Or as a sugar-free Valentine's Day or Get Well present?And the "bruised ego": I actually had a friend in mind when I made these that is really going through a lot, I thought these were loving reminders to take care of herself and love heals. I was also thinking of a beautiful children's book called "The Kissing Hand", in which a mother raccoon plants a kiss on her son's hand as he heads for school for the first time so he'll remember she's thinking of him. Wouldn't a child love these Love-aids for anytime? It's like a little bit of magic... :)
Gina K. Designs announced today she will be selling tins like these on her site for $1.50 each! They are smooth and silver, so they are quite pretty without having to cover all the sides. I used Mono multi for the top and bottom, and smoothed with my fingers. I wound a piece of Terrifically tacky tape around the lid's edge for my ribbon. The bottom strip for the side is a 12 inch strip of paper, 1/2 inch wide. GREAT TIP(IMHO): an 11 inch sheet of printer paper was not long enough, so I looked through my 12x12, and used a strip from a very ugly one sided-sheet of designer paper!! So there's a good use for any patterns you're just not really "feeling" in those paper slabs, don't hang on to them taking up space in your crate, flip it over for white 12x12!!
I will add a few more pics and specifics of covering the tin and making the border with Papertrey's Faux Ribbon in tomorrow's post...
* I've actually stamped directly on both my and my boys' skin with the Palette inks like tattoos, and we've had no rashes or third limbs grow so far! (but if we do, I will come back and edit this post!) ;)**Feel free to cut and paste for your own personal use :)