Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Last Minute Easter Treat! and a Shout Out too!

So as always I am running behind schedule.  Not because I am so busy mind you.  It's more because I can't pull myself away from the internet and all the crafty goodness it has to offer.  So while browsing the crafty websites I stumble across the frugal crafters blog
Here is her link:
and she has a posting about this you tube video for making homemade bakery string. Here is the video link:
Who would not stop what they were doing to start making homemade bakery string.  Well, OK, so I am one of the few that would.  It's all good though because I like me, I really really like me.  I am over 50. I can pretty much do what I want as long as it's legal. All I really have to do is show up for work and write to the IRS once a year.  I just love this string.  It was kinda like a "should of had a V-8" moment.  And I am not stopping there! No Way, I am going to start dying all kinds of stuff, like seam binding in all my fave Stampin up colors. and ribbon roses too.  I think I will even start buying only white ribbon so I can marker it up in my all time fave Stampin up color - baja breeze. YEAH .... I like it!!! Alrighty then with that said let me move on to the bakery boxes.  I love bakery boxes, I (apparently by my pant size) also love what is inside of the bakery box. So I set my mind to make a box for the crafty good bakery string.  I already had my mini cake box that I have so often used for Rocher candy at the Christmas holiday so a quick rework for size and I was good to go.  The paper is index cardstock from Staples but I took the bunny from Stampin Up's So Sweet stamp set and made it a digi stamp.  Once I printed the paper all that was left to do was to cut them (using SCAL and a cricut), fold them, fill them(yum ...Dove chocolate) and tie them.  So did you know there is a right way to tie a bakery box.  Yep! There sure is and wouldn't you know I have that you tube link too! and here it is:
EDITED ON 6/16/11.

This little project made my day off from work a blast.  I just want to thank the frugal crafter, ukmaryanne and the Crumb Boss for their input to my little bakery box.  Without them I would not be nearly as excited to be bringing the boxes to the family on Easter. 

Happy Easter Everyone, Thanks for visiting,


  1. oh that is fabulous ad the twine looks great! Glad to see another scal lover too;)
    Happy Easter
    Lindasy (AKA the frugalcrafter)

  2. Lysa, after your kind words on my blog, I had to come check yours out. I love it! Beautiful design and gorgeous projects!!!!!
    I've become a follower.
    I don't know what my favourite project of yours is. You have great style in all that you've posted. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with.