Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursday -- Going Healthy

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!

Hi everyone,

Lately, I've been cooking and baking a little bit more than usual. Since my daughter and my husband are both diabetic, baking is a little bit more tricky. I have some recipes in my books given to me by my mother-in-law (also diabetic) and tonight I made a batch of mini Pineapple Carrot Muffins.

They look huge in that plate, but they're actually tiny, cute and yummy! Of course, an idea came to mind and I rushed to my studio to make this gift idea project:

Since I didn't have a mini clipboard in my inventory (time to order!), I took one of Stampin' Up!'s On Board Book Basics piece (small) and covered it up with some American Crafts paper from the À la Mode collection. The edges are sanded and inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The clip is a just a regular black binder clip that I modified with some Adirondack's Copper Mixative Alcohol Ink.

Attached to the clipboard is one of SU's Glassine bag (large) filled with 4 mini muffins. I clipped the bag to the front of the clipboard. I also decorated the bag with a tag and tied a piece of SU's Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon around it.

To the back of the clipboard, I've attached the recipe. The clipboard can then be re-used to collect and hold the recipes you use the most. I've even thought that I could attach the board to my overhead kitchen cupboard by a ribbon. That way, I'd have the recipe is right at eye-level and have the counter free while I bake!

I made myself a template in Word for the recipes, cut it to size and glued it to another piece of patterned paper.

Here's a tag in lieu of a card for when I give the muffins and the pegboard as a gift. The stamp set used is also from American Crafts and is called "Washer"... weird as all the stamps are kitchen related. I embossed in white the little chalkboard and the scalloped border.

and in the back, a little written message.

I think this would make such a perfect host gift when you're invited to dinner, don't you think?

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee


Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Mmmm...theses muffin look good! Oh, and the project as well! A good idea for a father's day gift, if the father is inclined to cooking...

Diane B. said...

J'ai l'eau à la bouche.........
Prend tu des commandes? hi ! hi !
très bonne idée de projet et l'emballage est super "CUTE" merci pour la recette.
Diane B.

Stephanie Pezolet said...

Boy is this original or what?! This is such an extraordinary project CeeCee. Thanks for sharing your talent :D