Just imagine life without the kids asking, "Mom, what’s for dinner?"



I started making these cookie sheet menu boards around Christmas time.  I just LOVE mine and use it all the time!!!  It really makes dinnertime a lot easier (my kids love it too).  24 different dinner options – including Hubby Cooks and Eat Out – my personal favorites.  It even has a little pen holder and notepad (that can easily be replaced when it’s used up) so that you can jot down your shopping list.  🙂  These make wonderful gifts.  You gotta try it!

This board is made with the new Floral District Designer Series Paper.  Stunning!!!  I also used the new Typeset Alphabet die set for my Big Shot (I’m in love with it). 

I created the words on My Digital Studio©, my favorite computer program (from Stampin’ Up).  If you haven’t had a chance to try it out, you can actually get it for FREE for 30 days!  Just log into my website and click FREE My Digital Studio Trial

I am taking a stack of these to Convention for a swap I am doing.  It’s super fun to share ideas with other demonstrators!

Have a wonderful week, my stampin’ friends!!!

11 Responses to “Just imagine life without the kids asking, "Mom, what’s for dinner?"”

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  1. This is a SUPER idea!!!

    Did you just use sticky strip to adhere to the cookie sheet?

    How did you put the notebook on so that it could be easily replaced?

    I would love to make one for my daughter in law for Christmas….

  2. Terri says:

    I have the same questions as Shel above, and would love to borrow this idea for a class, and craft sales!

  3. ktstamps says:

    I love your ideas! OMG! Can you trade with me even though I am not going to convention??? I want you to do a tutorial…these are awesome…thanks for sharing. kt

  4. Ellen says:

    I love this idea also! What size cookie sheet did you use? And, yes, a tutorial would be lovely as I have the same questions as Shel.

  5. barb says:

    This is really clever, Connie. I love things that I can make and are practical too, so this is awesome. Would love a tutorial and would be willing to pay for it! How ’bout that?

    😉

  6. WOW! I am so glad that you guys like the project! For those of you who asked, I do offer this tutorial for sale with any online order of $25 or more. It has complete instructions and a jpeg file with all the menu ideas and days of the week ready to cut and punch. My online store can be found in the sidebar.

    If you are a demonstrator, the tutorial can be purchased for $3.00. Just email me at connie.stewart@cox.net

    Let me answer a few of your questions…

    The cookie sheets are from a $1 store and are 9×13 (any size should be fine).

    I used the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to adhere the Designer Paper and the “topper”. SO easy and no messing with Sticky Strip.

    Behind the notebook, I have a Word Window punch that is about 3″ long. I cut the cardboard off the spiral notebook down to about 2″ and then cut it at an angle so it could slide in. I made sure to only put adhesive on the bottom half of the cardstock so it can be replaced anytime.

  7. Terri says:

    Hi Connie, I posted earlier that I love this idea. I actually went out and bought a couple cookie sheets to try my hand at making one of these. It then occurred to me, how do you hang it up to be used?? I see that yours does not have a hole in the top as some cookie sheets do. Mine do not either. Would love your input. Thank you!

  8. Terri, I put (4) heavy duty magnets on the back so it will stick to my fridge!

    Good question!!!

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  10. Terri says:

    I just noticed your response. Thank you for letting us know about the magnets on the back. I wonder if there are other ways to mount them besides the fridge (though I do like that idea also.) In addition to menu boards, I am planning to make a cookie sheet magnet board for a friend’s daughter and figure they would hang it in their bedroom.

  11. Connie!!! This is ANOTHER awesome idea!!! You are so smaht!!! LOL
    I wanna come be a fly on the wall in your studio!
    I am definitely going to try this! I love the idea of using the adhesive sheets!!! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!!

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