I always like to make stuff for parties. I jump on it when I get the chance. I've heard people say why spend so much time in making them when you can just buy them so cheap at a dollar store. I get it. In this fast paced world, time is of an essence. Some people just don't have time. But I like to make time for things like this. Besides, handmade decor makes the event extra special and memorable. I do have a rule when it comes to this. When I make things like this, it's because I want to do it. I don't like to get paid or receive anything in return. To me, the fun goes away when there's money involved. And it makes the process stressful.
Anyway, when I learned of my friend's baby shower, the first thing that came to mind was to make a banner. I love making banners. She picked a baby dress stamp for her invitation cards, which I used to make the banner. I stamped the image, embossed it, scanned it, then enlarged it with the magic of Photoshop.
The letters were cut with Cricut - sorry, can't remember the cartridge. I used the same edge punch used is the same as what was on the invites.
This next project is a first for me. My friend found this idea online, and I thought it was just brilliant! The guests are to write their names on each dress, then hang it on the clothesline. Aside from being a guest book, it is also a keepsake for their first baby.
My friend picked the wooden frame, then I did the rest, trying to stick to the baby shower invitation design.
For souvenirs, she picked some hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works. This was a quick project, as I just did a whole lot of paper punching (all Stampin' Up).
See my name on one of the dresses already? I was so sick that day, that I just went to drop off all the goodies. I didn't want anybody else to catch what I had, so I left right away. Hey, at least I get to sign the guest book.
See the white box above? That's where all the dresses are for the Guest Book. It's actually a watch box. Just didn't throw it away, and now I found a good use for it.
And since we have leftover materials, I made a Thank You Card Set to give out to her guests.