Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yummy Gingerbread

Did I ever have fun making these gifts for my BIL and SILs and their families.  I decided to make them a 'Gingerbread' themed package that includes: Gingerbread Muffin Mix; a hard Gingerbread cookie mix; a soft Gingerbread cookie mix, some homemade Gingerbread Syrup for Gingerbread Lattes; Gingerbread Spices; a Gingerbread scented candle; some homemade Gingerbread napkins (see below for more details), gingerbread flavored candy canes and some Gingerbread flavored tea all packaged up in some nice Paderno mixing bowls.  This is another gift I am very pleased with, hopefully they are too!


A close up:

Several years ago... I'm guessing about 10 I purchased these plain white napkins.  They came in packages of 4 and were on clearance for VERY cheap... I mean inexpensive (like $2 or so).  I bought several of them thinking I would use them one day... well today was finally that day, giggle!  I used two packages and still have at least 4 left.  I printed the gingerbread man, from Kelly Medina at My Grafico, onto iron on transfer paper and voila... quick and easy! Love it.


This is for the My Grafico Christmas Challenge; the I Did it Creations Challenge - anything goes; the Paper Sundaes challenge - cut out something by hand (the gingerbread man iron on); Critter Sketch - anything Christmas; Creative Inspirations challenge - Anything Goes Christmas


And now they are wrapped.  I bought some burlap, hemmed the edges and just wrapped up the gifts.  I love burlap.  I bought enough that I think it may be my tablecloth this year (hubby won't approve I'm sure... but once he sees the table all done up, he'll be ok with it).  This is what makes it fit the Shabby Tea Room challenge this week, the rustic feel.


30 comments:

Carla said...

Wow! Fabulous gift!! Love it!

Jay Gee said...

Amazing gifts Laurel and those napkins look fantastic!

Jay Gee said...

Amazing gifts Laurel and those napkins look fantastic!

lynn said...

all of this looks just awesome!

Nicole said...

What wonderful gift sets! I love the gingerbread men! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Jeanne said...

What fabulous gifts! The recipients sure are lucky to be receiving such a fun, thoughtful and creative present. Excellent work, Laurel!

Alanna said...

What fun gifts. Everything looks so great all together.

~amy~ said...

Such thoughtful gifts....love the gingerbread theme!!!

1CardCreator said...

Great idea, love the themed idea! ~Diane

Julia Aston said...

what a great gift idea Laurel! your packaging is wonderful!

Dora said...

This is a wonderful gift!

BananaStamper said...

Oooh, this is so fun!Love it!
Happy Holidays!

Jenn said...

Cute idea! Love the gingerbread men on the napkins!

Warm Wishes
Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

fab gifts...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

fi

Cheryl said...

These are wonderful gifts! I would love to recieve something like this and I am sure your family members will too.

Karen Pedersen said...

What a perfect gift, Laurel! They are sure to love them!

Sharli said...

This is an awesome gift! Wowie, Laurel - just fantastic!

Julie E said...

What a great gift! You are just so creative :>)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a super gift and I love the idea of the burlap! Wonderful! Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

Carolyn said...

How fun! Awesome gift!

PetraB said...

Amazing gifts, they look such good fun.

Cor* said...

A great gift idea indeed! Wonderful iron on transfers. Well done and thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you and happy holidays!!

Padster said...

Gorgeous present - love the gingerbread men - thank you for sharing with us at IDIC this week
Merry Christmas,
Debbie x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

I totally love this!! Awesome! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

furrypig said...

Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week and sharing your great creation. Sorry this is the same message I am leaving on all entries now as I am running out of time so close to Christmas! Merry Christmas.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our sketch Challenge Color Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Debs said...

Great creations, perfect for gifts and your gingerbread men are adorable, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again
Debs
xxx

cbuswell said...

wonderful gifts! thanks for playing along with the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Debbie said...

So very sweet ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room, Laurel :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Great project. I like the new blog look as well! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes. Oh and I saw your "ad comment" in my new Scrapbooks Etc.! How fun!

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