Bake It, Make It & Take It ~ Trail Mix To Go!
It's been a busy week for Erika and I! Since the last Bake It, Make It & Take It project, Erika from Stampin' Mama has been out straight. She had a Scrapping retreat called "Go Scrap Yourself" that was a huge success and everyone had a great weekend. She's was busy the whole time we were in Vermont. We didn't do too much together during the 10 days we were there.
I was going nuts with baking and cooking and making my family of 14 happy (that's everyone combined). At least I think I did! There was one point when just about everyone said, "No more food!" But that's what I do. I feed people. I can't help myself!
Earthy Crunchy Granola
Erika and I wanted to bring you something totally different and fun this time around. Not that all the other recipes weren't fun, they were just ~ different! M&M's are fun right? I suggested my Honey Raisin & Nut Granola and then she ran with the idea and said the kids absolutely loved the Trail Mix she made out of my Granola. Make Granola. Check. Go out and buy M&M's, raisins and peanuts. Check. So, that was settled.
Something Fun and Funky
Now she had to do her magic thing and come up with another amazing package to put it in. She decided to use a small kraft colored gable box to hold the trail mix. Dig out the craft boxes and cellophane bags. Check. Pull out a few new stamp sets by Kitchen Sink Stamps and pick out just the right colored inks for the job. Check. You just gotta have some "bling", so out come the buttons and silver cording to give this box a funky finish! Check and double check.
Erika says of her original Trail Mix To-Go-Box, "It has a nice "earthy, crunchy, granola" feel to it for trail mix. Hey, what more could a dreadlocked hippie want than a kraft colored box, decorated in rainbow colors and filled with granola/trail mix? Now, if it were only warm enough to put my Birkenstock sandals on!"
This is so darned cute Erika. You Rock! It's crazy and bright, and everyone is gonna love it!