Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life is More than Just a Bowla....

I just couldn't wait to try out Lauren Meader's new Pack a Picnic Template for Papertrey Ink.

I've had a idea for awhile to package my pancake mix but didn't know just what I wanted to do. This week's color challenge (CC223) and my card pushed me over the edge. :-)
Apologies for the background in my photo box isn't big enough for this big display. Scroll down. Everything really does all fit inside this HUGE absolutely precious picnic basket!

The cherry image on the tag is from another of those 50c clearance packs from Michael's. The heart was cut with the Spellbinder's Heart dies and stamped with the wording from SU's Yummy. Ribbon is Papertrey Poppy Red. Didn't have an exact match but this works ok.

I printed the recipe with my computer using Whisper White CS. The DP is Bella Rose (oh how I'm going to miss it...didn't get my order in quick enough!!) The cherries on the card are SU's Tart and Tangy colored with markers and shined up with Crystal Effects. I clipped the ends of the top piece with my square punch.
The secret to the mix is that I mill my own wheat. It's a blend of 3 different whole grains. Soft and hard white wheat and barley. It makes the most delicious flour! This mix makes delicious waffles as well. That gourmet syrup is Walnut....can you say YUM? Everything really does fit in the picnic basket as you can see in the bottom picture. That towel is a perfect match. It's from an old set of Martha Stewart Days of the Week teatowels that I've been hoarding...brand new.
Now who to give it to? Hmmmmm........
Thanks for stopping by.. Blessings!
Stamps: Yummy, Tart and Tangy (SU)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP
Accessories: Pack a Picnic, Spellbinders heart & circle dies, SU square punch, cherry sticker, brads, manila tag, Crystal Effects, ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, computer, clear bag, syrup

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Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene, this is just one out of this world cool gift!!!! I love all of the little details you've put into this one. The cherries look like they are about to come jumping out of that bowl. What a neat idea to give them dimension. Your friends must love you giving such fun gifts :D:D.
Just too bad I live so far away from you ;D.
Be blessed, Sabrina

Sue from Oregon said...

oh now I understand your CC223 comment! I think you are certainly giving Martha Stewart a run for her money with this wonderful creation. I just love this! It is down right stunning!

Mary Beth said...

Everytime you come up with a new coordinating set (like your awesome Thanksgiving Table series), I think to myself "Surely, this has to be the absolute height of it all. How could she ever top this beauty?" And once again, you've done it! This has to be my very favorite of them all. It's fresh, pretty and nostalgic all at the same time. Simply gorgeous!

Susan (rainy) said...

Well whoever you give it to will love it! It's a wonderful set, Charlene!

Stephanie said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love your color scheme and the gingham is perfect. So glad I came across your blog through your SCS uploads - adding myself as a follower :)

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