Sunday, November 25, 2012

Showers Galore!

It all started with some thank-you cards.

My Sister-in-law asked me to make her some thank-you cards for baby gifts that she had received.  They were postcard style, very simple and cheery.  (Unfortunately I do not have a picture of these cards to share with you.)

I had just finished all of the cards, and they were sitting on my coffee table ready to give to my SIL the next day when I had a couple of friends over to watch a movie that evening.  One friend was so impressed with the cards that she asked if I had any tea themed stamps.  I said yes, and the next thing I knew I had agreed to make some bridal shower invites for her future SIL's bridal shower.  The only stipulations: they had to be pink and tea themed.  Here's a look at the finished product:

The little pink hearts on the tea bag are coloured in with some pink stickles, and the sentiment is embossed in white.  I made a litte pocket on the card so that the family could slip a tea bag inside each before they mailed them out to all the invitees.

The cards were a hit! My friend liked the damask patterned paper so much that she asked me to make some little gift boxes for the shower that were covered in the same patterned paper (sorry again, I don't have a pic of the boxes, but they were A-MAZ-ING!  Inspired by this Martha Stewart design - only pink/white and with a scalloped edge around the top of the box).

No sooner had the invites been sent out in the mail when my friend got a call from her Aunt... and I found myself making shower invites for her cousin's upcoming bridal shower. 

Here's a look at the shower invite which was inspired by the Mojo Monday 233 sketch challenge:

In addition to the invites, her Aunt also asked me to make favour boxes for the shower.  We settled on the 2-5-7-10 box as found on the Splitcoaststampers website.  This time I did manage to get a pic of the final product before I shipped them off:

I hand-stamped the pattern on the white card stock for all of the boxes... that was fun.  :)  Instead of using the ribbon to close the box, I glued velcro under the top flap so that the favour boxes could be easily opened & closed.  Also, you can't really see it but there are lots of pretty sparkles on the butterfly. 

These invites and boxes were also a hit, which lead to even more wedding creations.... but I will save those for a future post. 

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Sunday, November 04, 2012

It's About time

I've been making cards over the past few months, but have been falling seriously behind in posting them, so in the first of many new posts here's a look at a baby shower invite that I made for my cousin Lindsay's first-born:

The shower was in July, but it was winter-themed 'cause that is Lindsay's favourite season (and mine too).  I love the white/silver/blue ice-y colour scheme.  Thanks for visiting.  :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More baby cards (and stuff)

My last post (almost 2 months ago, do you believe it?  Where does the time go?) showcased the baby shower invites that I made for my newest nephew.

Continuing on that theme, I thought I would share the rest of the cards that I made for him.

This is the baby card I made for my bro and sis-in-law to congratulate them on their little bundle of joy.  I was inspired by this card.  My nephew was named for Dutch soccer player Arjen Robben, so I wanted the card to incorporate soccer and oranje in some way:

For the shower, I was down to the wire creating a card to go with the gift I was bringing, so I just went with an old standby... the cute baby onesie card.  I think my SIL liked this card better than the one above:

And, I would be remiss if I did not share the awesome punch I made for the shower.  I can't take credit for this idea - I saw a picture on Pinterest which lead me to this blog, and thought it would be perfect for the shower.  Here's a look at my 'duckies in the bathtub' punch:

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shower Time!

Last weekend we had a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law.  They welcomed their first child (a boy) back in February.  It was great to get together with the whole family and celebrate his birth.

It was my pleasure to make the invites for the shower.  I wanted the invites to be special and was inspired by this card.  Here's a look at the finished product:

Love the colour combo - how the yellow pops on the blue.  It was fun putting these invites together, but I will think twice before I have to punch that many round corners.... :P

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tulips & Monsters

Just popping in quickly to share two cards that I made last month for a couple of birthdays.

The first is a birthday card I made for a friend.  I was inspired by this colour combination, and managed to come up with a simple, tulip-y card.  I stamped the background myself, and added some sparkles and rhinestones for a touch of elegance.

The second card was for my nephew.  I was inspired by this card.  I paper-pieced the monster together from green and blue cardstock, and added a couple of google-y eyes.  I drew a border around the white cardstock with a green marker, added some bling-y rhinestones in the corners, and voila!  A monster-ific card for a little boy.

Thanks for checking in :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baby Card for Nephew

My brother welcomed a new little bundle of joy to his family in January.

In order to celebrate the arrival of my newest nephew, I knew I had to make a great baby card.

Not knowing where to start, I began to look for inspiration online, and stumbled upon this layout on the Mojo Monday blog.

With the layout in mind, I set to work, and ended up creating this awesome baby card:

I got to ink up some stamps that I hadn't used before, and I got to use the awesome "Well Worn" patterned paper that I had purchased from Stampin' UP!  I love the end result. 

Looking back at the card now, if there was one thing I could change, I think that I would do some stitching around the edge of the patterned paper.  But other than that, I am extremely happy with the finished product.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas 2011

Here's a quick look at the cards I made for Christmas 2011: 

I wasn't feeling too crafty prior to Christmas, so I only ended up making 8 cards (4 of each design).  I believe both cards were cased from the Holiday issue of Paper Crafts magazine.

Thanks for checking in!