If you have scraps of paper, ribbon and other leftover bits, there's a really fast and satisfying way to use them up: make lunch box notes!
I made this set very quickly - maybe took 90 minutes altogether? - and every single thing was taken out of my paper crafting "rag bag" of leftovers. I don't put one in her lunch every day - the novelty would wear off and it wouldn't be special if she got them all the time. But I do like to put them in her bag on Fridays as she has spelling and memory tests, and on other days if I think she might need a lift.
Materials: Stamps: Hero Arts CL338, CL333, CL346, CL342, CL377, CL231, CL305; Paper: Bo-Bunny, kraft (for the backs); Inks: Memento, VersaFine, Ranger Distress, Colorbox; Writing Utensils: Prisma colored pencils, Spica pen; Ribbons: May Arts and unknown; Other: Prima flowers, Hero Arts and unknown gems, Imaginisce metallic dots, Cosmo Cricket (I think) alphabet stickers; googlie eyes; Tools: Nesties, Tim Holtz ink applicator tool, Score Buddy
One thing I like about making them is they are stress-free. I always gets so worried about whether my cards are "nice enough." I know that Gigi will love these no matter how they turn out, so I'm freed up to have more fun and to play. I should probably just pretend that everything I make is for Gigi....