Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sugar & Spice Baby Shower

Vintage Shabby Chic Sugar & Spice baby shower.

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The invitations:

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The guest of honor:

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Shabby Chic doily lanterns made by glueing paper doilies, cut in half, to white paper lanterns.
Ribbon Banner made from torn strips of fabric.
Triangle banner made from scrapbook paper and paper doilies.

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Paper rosettes made from scrapbook paper

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We used Vintage smocked baby dresses, and blessing (christening) gowns hung on twine with old fashioned wooden pins to add to our frilly theme. We also placed old bonnets, blankets, baby booties and teeny tiny shoes all around.

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Presents placed in frilly bassinet.

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Old mason jars, and pink goblets filled with baby's breath

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Wooden letters, decoupaged with pretty scrapbook paper to make darling yard stakes of baby's name.

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Ribbon Wreath.

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Raspberry Lemonade in Large Iced Tea Jar.
Bone china Tea cups.
More on that diaper bouquet to come...

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Vintage cards hung from tree branches
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Silver Forks, wrapped in linen napkins and bound with pink gingham ribbons.
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The Yummies:

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Taffy topiaries and giant lollies
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Meringues and Cream Puffs
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Cupcakes with matching Vintage Baby Toppers
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Fresh Berries sprinkles with sugar
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Lemon Tarts and Cinnamon Pinwheels
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Onesie sugar cookies.
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Mini candy bars with matching theme wrapper
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The memory:

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I made cards in photoshop to match the decorations. Each card had a number on it (one through however many guests you have). As each guest arrived, we asked them to write to baby Scout a piece of advice or words of wisdom or encouragement or a fun quote for the age that coincided with the number on their card. We then sealed them in envelopes for Scout to open each year on that birthday.


The favors:

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It was the prettiest little girl shower I think I've ever seen.
What an excellent team Candace and I make.

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Congratulations Chelsee!
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Oh, and did you catch that diaper bouquet?
Not a diaper cake.
We made a diaper bouquet.
And it was AWESOME!

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And surprisingly easy.

My Step by Step photo tutorial found HERE



Happy Creating!!


8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Cara, have I ever told you that I think you're absolutely amazing!? That baby shower looked so stinkin' cute! I miss you guys!

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  2. Love, love, love it all!! Did you make your invitations or have them ordered?

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  3. Love, love, love it all! Did you make your invitations or order them?

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    1. Thank you!! Candace made these invitations using Adobe Illustrator. I usually use Photoshop. Both programs work great!

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  4. I love your ribbon wreath. Do you have a tutorial for it? Or a link to a tutorial you used?

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    1. Thank you BK. I do not have a tutorial for the ribbon wreath, maybe I'll create one now ;)
      You simply take a foam wreath, lay it flat on your workspace. Cut a length of ribbon (length and size depend on the size diameter around of your foam wreath, and how far spaces you want each tie *wider ribbon=less ties. Skinner ribbon=more ties*. Wrap your ribbon once around the wreath then tie it into a knot on the top. Repeat, overlapping the edges of the ribbons just slightly (enough so you don't see the foam wreath beneath, until entire wreath is covered. Trim the edges of your ribbons once completed to make them all around the same length. I like to take to make a "V" cut on the ends, then take a lighter and touch it lightly to the cut edges to melt them a bit so they don't fray.
      Happy Creating!

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  5. Did you purchase the graphic and digital paper background? I am curious how you printed on the little doilies. So creative and adorable!

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    1. Thank you!
      We found the image of the cute little baby online. Sorry, can't remember where but I do know we found her while doing a "vintage baby cards" Google image search for the cards we put on the centerpiece tree.
      The background I made by photographing a length of fabric I had purchased from Hobby Lobby (and absolutely adore) and turned it into a digital background in Photoshop (basically just got any imperfections out and made sure it was straight).
      The doily was from an image advertising them that I turned into digital clip art in Photoshop. Added it to my flower background with a little shadow effect, added the baby image to the center of the doily, printed on card stock and cut into 2" diameter circles for the cupcake toppers.
      I just love how they turned out. So sweet!
      Happy Creating!!

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