Monday, March 21, 2011

It’s A Baby Shower!

100_2644        I’m so very excited!  My niece is going to have a girl!  As a mom of two boys, I so look forward to spoiling a little girl.  Of course, this little girl I get to spoil and then hand back!  Anyway…I immersed myself in the making of baby shower invites, shower favors and thank you cards.  These, of course, were mass produced and I totally got lost in a sea of pink!  What a joy it was!  My husband came home one day and commented, “Boy!  That’s a lot of pink!”  We just aren’t used to seeing quite so much in this household.  I loved every minute of it! 

     Today, I’ll show you the invites, shower favors and thank you notes.  Everything tied in together.  I used the Baby Bundle stamp set on all.  Colors are Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Whisper White

100_2633     The main image on the invite was stamped using the masking technique…adding the teddy and rattle ‘inside’ the buggy.  The onesie was cutout and popped up on a Dimensional to make it look like it is hanging off the side of the buggy.  The images were colored in using a Blender Pen and Classic Inks.  The sentiment was stamped and punched out using the Wide Oval punch and then layered onto a Scallop Circle punched in Certainly Celery.  The pink panel was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I lightly ink distressed the panel with Pink Pirouette and the flat rubber stamp in the Distressing Essentials Kit.  I’ve been reaching for that kit quite a lot lately. 

100_2640     For the Thank You notes, I used Stampin’ Up!’s ® Note Cards.  These come pre-cut and scored and with envelopes…so I didn’t have to do any of the prep work.  Love it!  I carried the pink embossed panel 100_2605over onto the thank you’s.  I love that we can mount the clear stamps onto the same block.  I used Block H for this project.  This allowed me to ink up and stamp the three images at one time along the sides of the note cards.  Such a time saver!

     Another time saver is the Big Shot and the Mini Milk Carton die.  I cranked out these mini milk cartons for shower favors in very little time.  I had stamped and colored my panel images and adhered them to the carton before I assembled them.  It was a bit easier that way vs. assembling the carton first and then adhering the panels.  The tops are held closed with Sticky Strip.  The ribbon alone would not hold them closed.  Each mini milk carton holds plenty M&M’s® candies.  These would hold small mints, jelly beans, or any small candies.  So cute!

100_2634     The shower was held Sunday.  I received lots of compliments on the invites and all the other goodies I did for the shower.  Just wait until you see the diaper cake!  I’ll post it up next.  I hope you stop back to take a look-see at it.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to coordinate a project or two.  It doesn’t have to be over-the-top.  The simple fact that it was handmade and from the heart makes it that much more beautiful! 

Pretty Pink Hugs,


All supplies used are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased HERE!


  1. Your Projects for the Shower are just amazing Leslee, I bet your niece was tickled "pink" with the beautiful work you did for her shower. Thank you for allowing me to show your work too. I will be putting a link up tomorrow :-)

  2. I saw your stunning projects on Paula's lovely blog Leslee. Your work is wonderful. I thanked Paula for introducing me to another lovely blog full of inspiration to add to my Google Reader.

    Best wishes,

  3. I also saw your work on Paula's blog and I think you are an amazing crafter. I will be following you blog from now on.

  4. Must remember the SU! notecards next time I am doing invitations! That's a great idea! I have just finished doing all this for my daughter's shower! (Must take some pics before tomorrow's party!) Gorgeous, Leslee! Hugs xxaxx