Saturday, September 4, 2010

Boy Baby Shower

Here are some things that I made for my BFF's baby shower a couple of years ago.

This was the invitation. It was a sliding card. The tag slides out and has all the information and a map on the back. The mom-to-be stamp was from the $1 bin at Michaels. I colored her in with some chalk. All of the other products are from Stampin' Up, including the cardstock "It's a Shower" stamp, and background stamps. I used a circle cutter to make the oval cutout on the top. Then, used the paper-piercing pad, tool and template from Stampin' Up to accent the top.

Materials: Stampin' Up Bashful Blue 12x12 Cardstock, Stampin' Up Apricot Appeal 12x12 Cardstock, Stampin' Up Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Up Mat Pack, Stampin' Up Canvas stamp, Stampin' Up Something to Celebrate Stamp Set

Next is the party favor. I used Stage 2 baby food jars. My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of them that she had been saving. Her husband thought she was crazy for keeping them but they sure came in handy didn't they? The information was printed on my inkjet. The little duck is a Cuttlebug die cut. If I made these favors again, I would paint the lids. I filled the jars with chocolate teddy grahams. You can also use the smaller (Stage 1) jars and fill them with M&M's or other candy.

This is a Baby Bottle Six-Pack and was used as a table decoration. It's super easy to make. Paper was cut and then glued to a beer six-pack carrier (you can also sometimes find white carriers at your local scrapbooking store). The only tricky part was cutting the paper around the handle, which I had to cut with an exacto knife. Use the Terrifically Tacky Tape if the paper needs extra hold. You'll need 6 baby bottles. I used Gerber classic bottles. They were plastic but glass ones would look nice also.

Materials: Beverage Six-pack carrier, K and Company - Grand Adhesions - Brenda Walton Collection - Boy Clothesline

And of course no baby shower would be complete if I didn't scrap it. Here is both the shower and my layout for the days before the arrival and then birth day.

Materials: American Crafts 12x12 Paper Baby Collection "Georgie Porgie", American Crafts 12x12 Paper Baby Collection "Little Boy Blue", American Crafts 12x12 Paper Baby Collection "Three Bears", Stampin' Up Barely Banana 12x12 Cardstock, Stampin' Up Bashful Blue 12x12 Cardstock, Stampin' Up Apricot Appeal 12x12 Cardstock, American Crafts Occasions Boxed Ribbon Baby Collection "Mockingbird", Cricut New Arrival Cartridge, Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Prima flowers

1 comment:

  1. All of these baby shower items are absolutely adorable...your BFF must have been so thrilled to have such beautiful handmade items for her shower! You really should consider entering some of your pretty projects over at Papercraft Star. It's a unique challenge blog that allow participants and the public to vote on their favorites, the challenges are posted way in advance to give you plenty of time to get your projects ready and you can win prizes too!