It’s Cookie Time!!
Being our first year, I wanted to make some reference cards for our girls so they wouldn’t get too overwhelmed trying to memorize the details for their cookie sales. I found lots of fun ideas on Pinterest so I whipped up these simple, but resourceful cookie card necklaces for the girls to wear when out selling or at our booth.
The front features nice photos of all our cookies (we are using Little Brownie Bakers this year), and shows which are considered traditional (at $4 a box) and which are our specialty cookies (at $5 a box). I forgot to note that the Thin Mints are vegan on our copies, but I did add it to the free version you can download. The back will help serve as a quick guide for when customers purchase multiple boxes of cookies, and it reminds them to add an extra $1 per box of specialty cookies. I added a note about how to write out checks, but I left this off the free printable version. You can write that info in for your troop if you like.
I printed our cookie cards on cardstock, and I actually have them spaced out so you can trim one big frame around both graphics, then fold (using the bone folder for a nice crisp fold) in between the two so you don’t have to cut them into two pieces and then line them up. (Does that make sense?) Next, I placed two folded cards into a laminating pouch and laminated them. I actually still haven’t located my laminating machine from when we moved (last year!) so I put parchment paper over the laminate and laminated using my iron. The cardstock makes these a little thick so you want to be sure to seal the edges all around, and be sure to leave about a 1/8″-1/4″ border when you trim. The corners were sharp so I ordered a new corner rounder. I debated between the 5mm and the 10mm, and I’m happy with the results of the 10mm.
I used a hole punch to add a hole to the top center, then slipped the key rings on. I was going to put these on lanyards, but thought ribbon would be less expensive (although I accidentally bought wired ribbon at first, then bought two rolls of the ribbon I actually used so really, I probably could’ve just bought 7 lanyards!)
I like grosgrain ribbon because it’s more durable than a satin ribbon. I cut roughly 30″ of the 5/8″ wide ribbon for each necklace, put it through the key ring and tied a knot at the end. My ribbon roll was 18 feet long, and I had just enough to make 7 necklaces with a little bit of ribbon leftover.
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- Free Printable (2018 Little Brownie Baker Girl Scout Cookies)
- Cardstock – Just make sure it’s not too thick to run through your printer
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Bone Folder
- Laminating Machine or hand iron
- Laminating Pouches – I used Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick
- Corner Rounder – I used the Aidox Angle 10mm Eater Corner Rounder Large
- Hole Punch – I think mine is 1/4″
- Key Ring and/or Lanyard – There are so many options. I happened to have key rings on hand, then used green grosgrain ribbon