Monday, October 3, 2011

baby {girl} shower sweetness

Updated to add on 11/10/11 - Thank you to Tiffany at My Crafty World for choosing my baby shower items for one of her crafty picks from last Sunday's Crafty Pick #41. I feel so flattered!!

I had a wonderful opportunity to host a baby shower a couple of weeks ago for a friend and her newest arrival, sweet baby Kate! Over the last 5+ years I have been a part of a community of friends who had once been in a small group together when we all attended the same church. We have since all (in some way or another) gone our separate ways, but every few months we still come together to enjoy some fellowship and fun. Sometimes we come together as families and other times just the girls or just the guys. This time, the ladies got the chance to come together to shower Julie and her sweet new baby and it was a great time to reconnect and catch up with each other. This little girl has two older brothers, so we spoiled her with lots of pink!

I offered to host and was happy to put together a fun "girly" shower invitation I could send to each of the ladies (even though we all decided on a date and time through e-mail!) There's just something special about getting "fun snail mail".

The invitations were pocket cards.
(I used the hostess "Cheerful Treat" DSP)

Pull up the tab to reveal the details...

I wanted to add a special little touch to the food table, so I created some pinwheels out of the same "Cheerful Treat" DSP as I used on the invitation. I wonder if any of the ladies noticed it matched! *wink*

Candy favors to send home with each of the guests.

And, here is the card I gave her with my gift...

Stamp Set:
Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment), A Slice of Life (retired hostess set)

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, marker: Melon Mambo (colored in the heart)

Accessories: 1/2" Melon Mambo Scallop Dot ribbon

Tools: Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Polka Dot Embossing folder (used with the Big Shot)

Special Notes: I stamped the onesie image onto the white card stock using Chocolate Chip and then I stamped the same image onto Pink Pirouette DSP (polka dots), cut it out using my Paper Snips and added some Dimensionals to make it pop up off the page.

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Kelli said...

I want you to throw me a party :) You did such a great job and I'm sure your friend appreciated all of your efforts. I love the sleeper on the card that you gave to her!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! Everything is just too cute and sweet!! I will be featuring these projects on My Crafty Picks #41 with a link back to your blog on 11-6-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Laurie Zoellmer said...

This is SO cute Heidi! Love your candy and pinwheels, you are a genius!

Rachel Pickford said...

I love your pocket card! I am using it as inspiration for baby shower invites I have been asked to make.

I have no idea how much to charge though. Any ideas for a qty of 30?

Thanks for posting - love love love your ideas :)

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