I am sooooo stinkin’ excited to show you a little joint venture between little ol’ me and the fabulous Bridget of Bake@350. As it turns out, we live in the same town and we had both done some work with a local family magazine. I jumped at the chance to work with her for the May issue of the magazine. Our idea was to come up with a cute teacher appreciation gift. (May 3-7 is officially Teacher Appreciation Week, although hopefully we appreciate our teachers all year long!) We went with the non-teacher-y theme of popcorn. Bridget would make the cookies, of course, and I would make some cute treat toppers for our cookie bags. When I thought of cute graphics, I knew just who to turn to…Kate Hadfield. She an amazing artist that does a lot of work in the digital scrapbooking community. I used her marquee from her kit, Movie Night, as the backdrop of the treat toppers. I love how they turned out. The best part? Kate gave me permission to share these toppers using her graphics. The best BEST part? Bridget did an entire how-to on her blog! Aren’t they adorable?
Bridget did an AMAZING job with the cookies. I mean, look at them. I didn’t want to even unwrap them and eat them. Of course I did when she let me take a few home with me…I didn’t want to be rude. ahem. And I even shared with my kiddos.
The FREE download can be picked up here. It’s a pdf file, so you don’t need any special software, just the Adobe Reader, which is a free download itself and you might already have it on your computer. The file will pop up on your screen and you can print it right there or save it to print later. Just print, cut, and fold it over the top of a clear cello bag. Give it a couple of staples to hold it tight and you’re ready for gift giving. You can find the clear cello bags at the craft store in the baking section and sometimes at your local discount WallyWorld or Bullseye.
If you’d like to take a look at the local magazine article, you can find the online version here…we’re in the back under the ‘Round the Kitchen Table with Mel’ feature. And be sure to check out Bridget’s newest venture…University of Cookie. She serves as ‘Dean’ and has teamed up with some other awesome ladies to give you all the tips and tricks to make cookies yourself. I am officially enrolling I seriously need this. Who knows…I might actually be on the Dean’s List for once!