Saturday, July 18, 2009

Box of Kisses


I have about a dozen Paper Trey Ink stamp set boxes. I always knew I could turn around and reuse them but I wasn't sure for what. Until today.

Last week was my daughter's birthday. We went to Walmart and she picked out a cake and we ordered it well in advance. When I went back to pick it up there was nobody at the Bakery counter. We waited five minutes. Finally I walked over to an employee and asked them to page someone to Bakery. Another five minutes goes by. Now you may be thinking, oh what's a few minutes. Well, it's an eternity with two energetic little kids anxious to get the cake and eat it! So a man that was sweeping the floor comes by to help me. He looks and looks for the cake. Nothing. After a few minutes he goes to get some more help. I was starting to get a bit impatient. The assistant manager shows up with the bakery girl. She was outside on her break. They had nobody else working at the Bakery. She too looks for the cake. Nothing. Seems that they never made our cake. So here we are, waited 20 minutes to find out it's not even made!!! She was so sweet and apologetic and said she could make it in 10 minutes. So I told the assistant manager, in so many words, that this was very disappointing. He profusely apologized and told me that he would give us the cake for free. He asked if I had any more shopping to do and I said, "No, just these candles." So he takes them and pays for them himself!!

The poor Bakery girl was sweating trying to whip out our cake. She was so nice and kept apologizing. I knew it wasn't her fault because the cake should have been ready 6 hours prior. She did a fantastic job. And she was sweet all the while. So I decided to show my gratitude by making a quick little gift box of chocolate. Because everybody likes chocolate, right?

Stamps: Verve Grateful Elegant, Hero Arts Butterfly
Ink: SU White Craft Ink, versafine sepia
Paper: PTI DSP, Bazill cardstock, SU Regal Rose
Misc: Empty PTI Stamp set box, SU Top Note Die, misc ribbon, EP, dimensionals, Stickles, Hershey Kisses


  1. That is so sweet of you! She'll love it--it's so pretty!

  2. very cute! everyone likes a box of chocolates!! so glad you finally got your cake!

  3. Susan, beautiful. She will love it and it is very thoughtful of you. :D These boxes are pretty handy that just have to think outside the "box"

  4. What a great gift for such a wonderful employee you sure don't find them often esp at wally world. I am glad everything worked out in the end for you.

  5. Angela (SCS monkeymama)August 1, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    I bet she was so surprised! How cool to do that for her; I'll bet she loved her beautiful box!


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