Designed by our very own Lillian Cook, 10, last spring, these delightful note cards are available while supplies last. Each set of 12 cards cost $10, and you can purchase them at the front desk. These make wonderful gifts, and you’ll love writing notes to special people on these (yes, handwritten notes are still a thing!).
Meet the Designer, Our Very Own Lillian Cook
“I was very excited when Mrs. Barrett asked me to design these cards at the end of last school year,” said Lillian, “Earlier that year in art class we did a graphic design project where we had to create a card using our school mascot. We used Google Drawings to make the cards, and I chose to make a birthday card. Mrs. Barrett asked me to use that card and the Cougar I created for it as the basic idea for the new cards.”
“I love art, so this was a great experience for me. Maybe I'll get to do something else like it one day,” said Lillian about the experience.
How to Purchase
Cornerstone Prep owes a huge debt of gratitude to Lillian and Mrs. Barrett for all their work on these cards. Numerous drafts were required before a finished project was agreed upon by all. Their patience and understanding throughout the process was unbelievable.
You can buy your Cougar note cards at the front desk. We have a very limited number of sets available. Each set of 12 is $10. Proceeds benefit the Cornerstone Prep Capital Campaign.
Cougar Card History
Jill Barrett, our secondary art teacher, worked with Lillian throughout the summer to revise and perfect the Cougar. Then she asked Lillian to add additional cards: Thank You, Get Well, and Hello. “I kept in touch with Mrs. Barrett and she helped me edit them and make sure they all coordinated in color to make a set. It took a lot of work to revise and edit them before they were finished, but it was worth the time,” said Lillian.
“It took a lot of work to revise and edit them before they were finished, but it was worth the time. At the end of the summer, I submitted them to Mrs. Barrett who gave them to Mrs. Marlow who did even more work to get them printed the right way. I really appreciate all they did to help me. I was thrilled when I finally got to see the cards in person!”
Last spring, Jeanine Marlow, director of communications & marketing, approached Mrs. Barrett about the possibility of a Cornerstone student creating Cougar theme note cards for Cornerstone Prep. Mrs. Barrett asked a few students to create a sample Cougar note card in Google Drawings. From those, Mrs. Barrett chose Lillian’s to move ahead because “Her Cougar character and card design had the most potential to fulfill the vision for this project.”
“Working with Lillian was wonderful because she is talented, diligent, and communicates well. She is also dedicated; she spent many hours of her summer free time on this project,” Mrs. Barrett went on to say. Everyone was thrilled with the finished project.