Thursday, June 11, 2009

Birthday Fun!!

I have a good friend who's birthday is this weekend and I usually bake her a bunch of goodies. But she's currently watching what she eats and trying to get in more workouts, so I didn't think it was fair to shower her with goodies she can't eat! So I put together this gift basket with 100 calorie snacks, green tea water mix-ins and some really cool hair ties that are great when working out. I used my From The Desk Of template from Papertrey Ink. I haven't put this one together yet, but was surprised how easy it was. I decided on pink and black and polka dots. Very girly! Because you know, she's a girl.



I made a mini card, measures about 3x3. Used all the scraps I had left over from the template.



I just love these buttons from PTI. The colors are great and I love how many big ones come in the packs.



I put the hair ties and headbands in these glassine bags and just added a punched flower with a polka dot band to match the rest of the gift.



I will definitely be using that template again, it's pretty roomy. But have you seen the new templates coming out?? Oh my, a picnic basket...LOVE it!!! I seriously need more time in my day to spend making all these cool projects!

Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Kristii said...

What an awesome project!!! I love that you made a non edible gift!!! Great idea!!! I may have to lift this one!! Thank you for your kindness!! I appreciate you tremendously!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Gina said...

That is such a great gift!!!! It's absolutely cute cute cute!!!!

Val said...

What a perfect gift. I'm someone who lives for those 100 calorie snacks and this is just a fabulous idea.

Melissa said...

Very thoughtful gift...I'm sure she'll love it! I really like that template too, but definitely love the picnic basket one! How cute would it be to package up some baked goods...can't wait til the release! Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

This is adorable! What a great idea! I love the colors too. The pink and black look GREAT together.

Joni Kix said...

What a great gift idea, Mara! I'm sure your friend is going to LOVE it!

Jodi said...

How cute is this Mara!! I love it!!!!

Shirley said...

What a sweet friend you are to support her weight loss with an alternative gift! This is adorable and she will love it! Love the colors and I need to check out these templates!

BethieJ said...

Mara what a GREAT FUN PERFECT gift!! LOVE the colors.. LOVE that template!! I bet your friend LOVED it!!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Belinda said...

What a great project! This is so cute -- love the fun colors!

melody said...

what an awesome project chickie ~ and such a wonderful gift ~ beautifully done