My friend Kristina had a birthday friday. I wanted to give her a little something 'cause I love her, she's so awesome, but we're on a very strict budget. Lucky for me, Kristina loves everything I bake. :) I remembered her loving some peanut butter cup rice crispy treats I made a while back so I whipped up a batch to take to her.
Of course the best way to make a baked item look more special than just a baked item is to package it up all pretty. Kristina also likes pretty things. :)
I put these in an old Stampin' Up! box. I can't remember what came in this but I save boxes like this for just such occassions. I wrapped up the treats individually in parchment and tied a cute pink string around each one.
Then I set out to decorate the box top itself. I only had about 3 minutes to do this and my 5 year old was with me so I turned to my scrap bin of patterned paper and started taping.
I tied a ribbon around it all and pulled a card from my stash. I didn't even try to find a birthday card. I went with this one that says "Life is a matter of moments" and wrote "I am thankful for the moment you were born!" on the inside.
And viola! There you have an inexpensive, but from the heart, gift, packaged nicely and quickly.