Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Smart Cookie (Blog hop)


Welcome to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop! Hopefully you just came from Patty’s blog. The theme of the blog hop is Back To School. Which is all to soon here as my kids start back next Thursday! So what better theme to get me started on my little gifts that we give the teachers at Open House!

For my project, I decided not to do a card but a tag. How boring you say? Well just keep reading!

But first I needed decorate a lid with design paper and layered it with cardstock. I went with a black and white theme as that is our school colors.

Made up my tag by using different fonts and designing the wording on the computer. Cut it out and layered it with Spellbinders.


And then added the final touch…. a BOW using the Craft-Dee BowZ maker of course.smartcookie1

I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that I found at Apple a Day. (My kids loved this project since they got the leftover cookies!) Layered the cookies in a jar, added the bow, the tag and the lid and this is what I now have for one of the kids to give their teacher at Open House.


Now hop on over to Brenda’s blog to see what she has created. Below is the entire DT list incase you get lost! Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog and on at Craft-Dee BowZ for a chance to win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ maker!

Amber <– you are here
Vicki <- guest designer
Craft-Dee BowZ (to leave one last comment)

Before you go…. This past weekend was Stampaway in Cincinnati, Ohio. Craft-Dee BowZ had a booth and I finally got to met Donna and Barbara! So I thought I would share a few pictures that we managed to snap during the busy day.

Donna and I. (photo credit goes to her husband who was also the cashier)

Barbara demoing the Craft-Dee BowZ maker and of course not knowing I was taking a picture! :) The Boss standing behind her making sure she is doing it right. ;)

It was great to met you gals in person! Can’t wait till the next time!


        Thanks for stopping by!



Vicki said...

What a cute idea! Love the quote that you added.

Brenda Frame said...

Amber, I love the cookies for the teacher idea! Hugs

jennyplace2 said...

Perfect gift for a teacher and the bow is just so perfect!

Barbara Bruder said...

Amber, your bow is fabulous!!. Love the idea of a teachers gift,those cookies look yummy!!

Donna Maligno said...

Amber -- just too cute for words!! How simple but so well thought out. Incredible job on your bow too. And it was my pleasure to finally meet you in person at Stampaway. Thanks for posting those pics!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Love the idea of this... The bow turned out perfect.

Avril Ann said...

What a fabulous gift, for a teacher, love the black and white combo, timeless and elegant...looks like a good time was had at the weekend...xxxx

n. olson said...

What a great fluffy bow! Nice choice of fonts for your tag.
Do you think the cookies will make it to school?

Gina said...

What a nice gift for a teacher. Thanks for the great idea and the chance to win.

Donna Ellis said...

Amber, this is a darling idea! Love the little smart cookie sentiment on the tag - your bow looks fabulous. hugs, de

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super cute project!

Amy A said...

This is such a sweet gift Amber! Fabulous inspiration!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a fantastic back to school project. Love this idea. And your bow is perfect. Wish I was the teacher!

Debi said...

Marvelous project. I already sent a link to my daughter-in-law!
Very crafty bow! It really takes center stage. (no reflection on the cookies, which I'm sure are delicious)