My in-laws are notoriously hard to buy gifts for. We always wrack our brains trying to think of presents for them, and this year we were all out of ideas. At the very last minute, I thought of this idea: I'd "subscribe" them in a granola-of-the-month club. And by "subscribe," I mean I'd make them a batch every month and send it out.
It's a fun idea, because it means I get to think of seasonally-appropriate recipes for each month of the year and create something yummy with it. Last month (since it was cold and rainy all month), they got "I've got the blues" blueberry mango granola. This month, I thought since it was Easter, I would craft a carrot cake granola for them.
Once I was done with the granola, I packaged it up and added a fun and cheery tag. And there's nothing cheerier (in my mind, anyhow) then two lovery-dovey smiling carrots, a la Paper Smooches (www.papersmoochesstamps.com).
To make the tag, I printed out "April" and "24 Carrot Carrot Cake Granola" on white cardstock. The fonts that I used are "Caitlyn" and "CK Slim Mitch." Then I colored in the letters of "April," cut the paper in to a free-form cloud shape, and inked the edges. When I was finished, I colored the carrot images and a heart with Copic Markers and white gel pen, popped them on to my tag, and created a few more fun layers.
I think this would also make a great Easter basket filler or hostess gift, don't you?