Monday, July 13, 2009

{Get Well Breakfast}

Hello there! A friend of mine had surgery last week and I wanted to do something to help with the meals---she has had dinners taken care of, so I decided to put together a quick and easy breakfast basket--it's not much, but is something that her 14 year old daughter could easily put together for a fun breakfast---something besides cereal!

I put this scone mix in this bag---have you ever tried this Sticky Fingers scone mix? Now don't get all righteous on me and say that you ONLY make your scones from scratch (because you'll hurt my feelings....) Anyway, if you DON'T feel like making scones from scratch, but you would like to have them someday---try these. I get them at Fresh Market, but they are probably at many other places (or you can order them online from the link above). This mix is a "just add water" mix and anyone can make them. Have you had this Devonshire cream with your scones? AMAZING!!! You MUST try it---Fresh Market again, in the dairy section---plan to pay for it---but it's worth it! I found these bags at Target on clearance some time ago---12 for 74 cents! SCORE! You can do so much with a plain little bag like this! I used Rustic Branches on this bag in Ripe Avocado. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Tea for Two set in dark chocolate on Ripe Avocado paper and just cut it out.

Then I put some TAZO tea bags in this a large glassine bag, I cut the top off with pinking sheers and decorated the front. So, so simple---I embossed and cut the Green Tea patterned paper using a Labels Four Nestability Die. I stamped the teapot in Pure Poppy on Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it out using an oval Nestability die. I embellished it with Rustic Wood buttons and Rustic Jute twine. Lastly, I added the little sentiment label from the same Tea for Two.

Finally, I made a card to write a note to my friend---I used the same sets, but I used Versamark to stamp the branches and added clear embossing powder and embossed them. I cut the sentiment out using a tag from Ribbon Tags Trio and then wrapped jute around the card several times and sewed the buttons on.

I'm positive this was more fun for me to create than for her to receive---it was so fast and simple to do--you should try it---you should definitely try the scone mix (and cream---come on, you have to do it like the Brits! That's where I first tried cream like this---in a British home on a choir tour in ruined me!)

Thanks so much for looking in today! Enjoy your week~

Stamps: Tea for Two, Rustic Branches
Paper: Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream cardstock, Green Tea Leaves Patterned paper
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Accessories/Tools: Label Four die, Oval Nestabilty die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Rustic wood buttons, Rustic Jute twine (PTI), Dimensionals (SU!), Clear Embossing powder (Ranger)


Ann said...

What a great gift. I bet she loved it

Kimberly said...

I love it! I will have to try that mix and cream. I do make scones from scratch but those are probably better and easier! :) And I love the stamp. Olivia is going to have a tea party for her birthday!

Leah said...

I love this gift idea, and I am all for the ease of baxing mixes! Brown paper bags make the greatest 'containers', especially when dressed up the way you decorate them:-)

kris said...

This makes me wish I were sick!