Sunday, November 13, 2011

Peanut Butter & Bananas


We've had a tough go at work. Everyone has in the office. From the people that have been there fifty years (seriously!) to the two of us that have been there eight or less. They up and changed our normal routine with a updated system. I decided to cheer up a coworker with a little something extra added to her favorite treat of peanut butter and bananas.


Why peanut butter and banana tags? Because today is the day of the Denami Design Blog Hop: Anything but a Card! You should have arrived from Ayana's blog.

I searched through my Denami Stamps for inspiration and I found the cute little monkey and then the cute little elephant. Monkeys like bananas, elephants like peanut butter and the gal at work loves to eat peanut butter smothered bananas- a perfect fit!


Both the monkey and elephant were paper pieced and adhered to a punched embossed circle. I then attached that to a die cut shape, punched a hole and threaded some string through the tag. I completed the ensemble with a couple of plastic forks and a jar decorated with some words of encouragement.


Between the jar of peanut butter, bananas and supplies I already had in hand, I hardly spent any money at all. This inexpensive gift but really thoughtful gift made my coworker's day. That's, well, that's priceless as they say.


Your next stop on the hop is: Suzanne. 

Here's some details regarding the hop: You have until November 14th at 11:59 PST to leave comments for a chance to win a $20 Denami Design gift certificate. The complete hop order and additional information can be found on the Denami Design blog.

70 comments:

  1. Karen this is genius! elephants and pb, monkeys and bananas...this is the kind of surprise gift that means so much to receive! love it :)

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  2. You rock. Pure and simple and on every level :)

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  3. How thoughtful and kind you are...and nothing is better than making it personal for the person receiving your gift...those are two very cute stamps - the monkey and elephant- and your gifts will make your coworker's day! And I am sure they will bring a smile to her face!

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  4. This is......AWESOMESAUCE!!!!! Love love love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing dearie Karen!!!

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  5. this is just way too cute - you are such a thoughtful friend!

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  6. What a sweet idea to brighten some one's day!

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  7. Your co-worker is a lucky gal! This is just too much fun Karen!!!

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  8. Get out-- your coworker is gonna love this-- or she did love it :) Please let us know her reaction :)

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  9. What a perfectly sweet idea, Karen! Bet she loved this. My hubby's work did the same thing not too long ago and everyone was in quite a tizzy for awhile. It does get better with time. Good luck. :)

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  10. OMG, what an adorable and super cute way to cheer up your coworker!!! Lovve this.

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  11. Such a sweet idea! Very cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. What a fun project. So creative!!

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  13. This is SOOOO ADORABLE, Karen! And what a super sweet gift for your co-worker!!

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  14. What a thoughtful thing to do for your co-worker! Your tags are just adorable=)

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  15. thoughtful and funny. Great way to cheer up a coworker!

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  16. Karen this is SO cute!!! What a great way to cheer up your coworker! It's super thoughtful and adorable! =D

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  17. What a fantastic and yummy idea!!!! I am just like your co- worker.... I love love my bananas smothered in peanut butter!!!!

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  18. Hahaha - love this gift the most! I thought I was the only one that did the bananas + peanut butter thing. So great to see you celebrating this quirk :)

    Marilize
    {marilize.paulsen@gmail.com}

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  19. Oh, these little tags are so cute, Karen! I have that elephant stamp and love him to bits. :)

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  20. Hi Karen! This is sooo cute! And what a good idea! I am sure your co worker loves it! My kids love it when I cut the banana length wise fill it with peanut butter and a few chocolate chips! :>

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  21. Such a sweet gift for a co-worker. Love the fun papers you used and the elephant and monkey stamps are pure genious!

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  22. Very cute, Karen! Love your project. I bet your co-worker does too!

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  23. Ahhh Karen... these couldnt be any cuter!!!! I love it... FUN... hugs...xoxo

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  24. Awwww...this is awesome! Your coworkers are so lucky to work with you! This just HAD to have made them smile! You're so sweet!

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  25. Such a fabulous idea! All coworkers should be as cool as you. :)

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  26. This just makes me laugh! What a darling and thoughtful gift!

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  27. Aww those are cute! Great way to decorate! Have a Happy ThankXgiving!!

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  28. Absolutely adorable & what a thoughtful gift for your coworker!

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  29. Your co=worker is a lucky lady! This set is so stinking cute! I love it as I am sure she did.

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  30. What a nice idea to cheer up a coworker!

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  31. I know this thoughtful gift would make me smile from ear to ear! What a great co-worker you are to notice a favorite treat and give it some cute little touches to make a very special gift. This is very similar to my personal favorite, almond butter on apple slices!

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  32. What a thoughtful gift!! I'll bet she loved it!

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  33. The tags are too darling! And the thought behind them...too sweet!

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  34. Very cute the tags made me smile:D

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  35. Super cute little tags! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is so cute. Such thoughtful gift.

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  37. Very cute idea! Wish I was your co-worker !!) I too love peanut butter and bananas (on a sandwich)! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration! I love stopping by your blog to see what new cards you've come up with.

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  38. Karen - these are brilliant and the cutest tags ever! Thanks so much for playing along.

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  39. What a fantastic idea! I love the thought that monkeys love bananas and elephants love peanuts! So cute! I bet this made your coworker's day!

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  40. That would cheer me up! I love the elephant!

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  41. I'm not surprised your co-worker thought it was great...it's such a lovely gesture from you Karen :)
    Cute little characters on the tags and love the decoration on the bottle :)
    Jenny x

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  42. this made her day cuz its so very cute! clever and thoughtful--doesn't get better than that, karen:)

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  43. So very cute & thoughtful Karen! I know sweet little tags would make my peanut butter & bananas a much more fun treat too. :)

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  44. Your post is really getting me hungry:-) Love these little tags you created, perfect way to dress up a little gift for someone!

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  45. That was so thoughtful of you Karen. Love the idea and your gift is amazing. :-)

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  46. Such a sweet thing for you to do for your co-worker Karen! Such a YUMMY thing to do too! So so cute!

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  47. you are so thoughtful. what a cute idea.

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  48. Awww, your co-worker will love this sweet gift I'm sure!!

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  49. How sweet! Great way to personalize and dress up your gift! I'm sure your co-worker will love it!

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  50. What a sweet thing to do for your coworker!

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  51. Those are just too cute. And good for gifts.

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  52. CA-UTE! Just adorable in everyway. HUGE Bald Dragonfly fan!!!

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  53. What a great way to cheer someone up! So cute!!

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  54. So sweet of you to cheer up your co-worker by spicing up their favorite treat! Super CUTE! ;o)

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  55. I love your sense of humor! LOVE IT! What a super cute idea. Your execution of the idea . . . well, they came out really cute.
    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  56. What a thoughtful gift for your coworker. The tags are adorable!!

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  57. What a thoughtful gift---esp. since you all had a hard week at work! SO SORRY! LOVE those little tags:) FAB!

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  58. Such a great idea, Karen! I'm sure these treats cheered up everyone in your office! You are such a sweetheart- both in blog land and in real life...this post proves it. :)

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  59. Okay, the whole idea of peanut butter and bananas really freaks me out, but it sounds like a great pick-me-up for your co-worker! The tags are super duper cute! Sorry things have been tough at work. *hugs*

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  60. those tags crack me up! so cute!

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