Monday, September 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Favors

My niece is getting married next month and we're having a shower for her this coming weekend. While trying to decide on shower favors, I decided that since I'm a card maker I would make cards. So this past weekend I made 26 copies of three cards and packaged them up to give out at the shower. I'm hoping the guests will be pleased to receive a gift they don't need to feel bad about re-gifting. All three designs are birthday themed because I figured everyone can use birthday cards.

For the first card I stamped the Amuse Studio polka dot background stamp on a kraft card base and then used the Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes set for my focal piece.

For the second card I stamped a birthday sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash set and the cupcake from their Everyday Classics set. I mounted the cupcake on a nestabilities label and added some twine and a red jem.
For the third card I used Anna Wight's Wildflower Shilhouette set from Whipper Snapper for the floral image and Clear and Simple Stamps Icons Extra for the sentiment.

Now that I had the cards done it was time to come up with some cute packaging. I pulled out a package of brown paper lunch bags and cut them down to 6 inches then wrapped a doily and fabric scrap around the side and secured them with some twine. I really like how they turned out.

Here's a shot with some of them arranged in a vintage enamelware tin.

Now I need to get going on making some decorations. I'm going for a shabby chic look so my plan is to make some banners out of sheet music and doilys and muslin. I'm also hoping to have time to make some pom poms out of coffee filters to hang over the food table. I'll be sure and take more pictures at the shower.

Thanks for stopping. I hope you're week is off to a great start. Happy Stamping!