Neighborly Relations

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 How often do you truly thank the oh-so-helpful neighbor that you have? Or maybe it is someone else in your life that is overdue for a “gee, I really appreciate you” moment. Today, Bailey and I took the time to properly say thank you to our neighbor.

We started with a good old fashioned plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and then hand made a special card. You can also do with your children, because of the simplicity of the card, even 3 year old can help!

We got the idea for the card from Paper Crafting with Kids, which we have done projects from before. We still have several copies left at the store if you are interested.

We are going to be making a Cookie Monster card to send along with our warm yummy cookies. You will need…

  • royal blue cardstock… I used Celestial Blue Prism cardstock
  • black cardstock and white cardstock.
  • Paper cutter
  • glue

First you need to make your card. Cut the blue cardstock into a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, and then cut it again to make two 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cards. Take one of those and fold in half to create your card.

You will need to cut the eyes from the white cardstock. I used 1 1/2″ circles. The black cardstock is for the pupils and the mouth piece. The pupils are 2/3″ circles. The mouth piece has a pattern that I followed from the back of the magazine. You are supposed to enlarge the pattern by 200%, but because I could not do that here at the house, I just freehanded the basic outline of the mouth and cut.

Next you will assemble the eyes. Remember, Cookie Monster has googly eyes, so do not align them. =) Glue the eyes onto the top, but middle of the card. Attach the mouth below it and you are done! Easy as pie!

Write your well wishes inside of your card, and place on top of that yummy plate of cookies!

Your neighbors will be sure to thank you back!

Happy crafting!

Tara

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