Aug 12, 2013

Zucchini Bread Gift Set - Joy's Life

It's Zucchini season!

This wonderful summer squash is rather prolific in our neck of the woods, though I can never have enough! We enjoy using it in many of our recipes, one of which is baking bread for our family & friends.

Here's a fun idea for a gift set.

I baked a few mini bread loaves, while they were cooling I cut out my kraft boxes using Carolyn's free template here (pdf). When the bread had cooled I gently wrapped them in wax paper to prevent sticking.

The bread boxes were a perfect fit. Next came the paper doily and baker's twine along with a faux-chalkboard tag for embellishing.

Joy's Life stamps
from the set TAG YOU'RE IT set one!

the tag
I cut a simple tag using black cardstock, stamped my Joy's Life sentiment with SU! white Craft ink then heat embossed it with Ranger's white embossing powder. To give it a chalkboard effect, I smudged SU! white Stampin' Pastels over the surface. 

Hubby made me a mini-size cutting board which I decorated with vinyl using my Cricut- Going Places cartridge. Just a little something extra for fun!

I'll be sharing a few favorite zucchini recipes soon including my super easy bread!

Do you enjoy using zucchini in your recipes?
Do you grow it in your garden?

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  1. This is so wonderful. 1. love you husbands mini cutting board!!! 2. This is such a fabulous idea for a gift! Have a great week.

  2. Oh my how beautiful gift,
    love it Maria
    have a loveley new started week
    hugs Tamara

  3. This is an adorable little gift set - love, love, love the cutting board!

  4. Beautiful packaging. I wish I had that in front of me right now -I would eat it-
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  5. Oh Maria, how wonderful, your bread looks amazing and must be wonderful to be in receipt of a fabulous gift like this, amazing cutting board too, love and hugs hun xxx

  6. This is such a darling gift set Maria! My hubby loves zucchini mom helps to provide the zucchini for it! :) Following along with you now on Feedly sweetie! Thanks for popping by! HUGS

  7. OMGOsh, this is just gorgeous, Maria! LOVE that little kraft goody box, and love how you've decorated it. Your chalkboard tag is just adorable. Totally LOVE hubby's breadboard, too! This is amazing!

  8. What a gorgeous and yummy gift Maria!! Love the kraft box and the bread looks delish. Hope all is well!! Are you still homeschooling?


  9. Great idea for gift giving, our zucchinis are coming in too. I really love the bread board and the box is so pretty. Thanks for the idea.
    Hugs Kelly

  10. What a darling set! Love the decorated box and the breadboard is wonderful!

  11. This is the cutest thing EVER! Love it, Maria!


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