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Baby Card & Baby Shower

Hello Stamping Friends,

Baby Emma is one month old today!  This is the first picture we received on September 24 when she was born:

And here’s mommy:

This is my favorite of little Emma:

She is so adorable!  Grandma and Grandpa were very excited and couldn’t wait to drive up.

We threw a baby shower and so many of our Stampin’ Up! supplies came in handy.  Hopefully you will be inspired with all the cool things we can make with our tools.

Doing a card with safety pins was something I saw on Pinterest and with our beautiful papers and stamps I made an easel card.  The Designer Series Paper- DSP- is the Petal Promenade and the stamp “Life is so much better with you in it” is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  It is stamped on the DSP and punched with the Pretty Label punch.  The ribbons are the 1/4″ Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape layered on 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Powder Pink and tied with Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove.

I really like purple and peach and knit a baby hat to use for a diaper baby.

For the invitations I purchased invites at Hobby Lobby and then reconfigured them:

I added a Melon Mambo base and a flap of Pretty in Pink with a Stitched Framelit Oval on a Melon Mambo oval frame.  The baby is the Moon Baby stamp set.  The ribbon is the Tea Room ribbon combo pack. It comes in a two pack of Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla with a copper edge.   I used up all the Coastal Cabana but was delighted to find that I could use the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker to color the vanilla ribbon for close to the same color.  It is good to know that the vanilla ribbon gives us the option for many other colors!  I embellished with sequins.

Save all your punches!!  I used two retired punches on the inside of the flap for more details.  I typed what I needed in Word and then punched it out and sponged the edges.

We compete with the Big Box stores for some things but it is so nice to have them for all the supplies we need.

For party favors I bought little jars and then decorated them with framelits and punches.  The top is from the Window Box Thinlits dies and a circle framelit since it starts as a square.  The words are once again typed in Word and then punched out. The Leaf Ribbon is tied around the top with a length of Linen Thread to hold the tag.  The jar was filled with pink candy kisses that said “It’s a girl”- The Party Store had that special chocolate.

For activities we played Diaper Pong.  (Thank you Pinterest).  With Stampin’ Up! supplies we could make all the circles we needed and the lettering for the Diaper Pong.  Thanks to my youngest daughter, Amber, who punched and punched and punched all the circles.

We set up a headband making station for guests to create a cute headband in various sizes, and add a tag with the size and their name.

For treats I used a retired cloud framelit to look like a piece of popcorn:

What would we do without Pinterest?!   I found a site where I could download Baby Bingo sheets for guests to have fun while the gifts were being opened.  The green jar is for the diaper raffle tickets – another punch used!

For prizes I found a box of rose petal soap and pretty boxes on sale:

Baby Scrapbooking Kit:

“I wish I remembered…..”    How many times I have heard mother’s lamenting how they can’t remember when the first tooth appeared, or when they first started crawling or the date of their first haircut.  We think we are going to scrapbook every event but then life gets hectic and we can only guess when something happened.  I had seen a memory can and revised the poem a bit to make a memory box.  I added pens, cards and punched images on which they could make a quick note and then slide it in one of the envelopes.  When they get out the scrapbook they will be ready to go!  I adhered the poem to the inside flap of the box.

Memory Box

Baby books are great ideas,

But sometimes you’re too busy.

Living with a little one

Can put you in a tizzy.

Milestones pass too fast at times

To find the proper page.

So, jot a note of each event with

Date and baby’s age.

Those special times and chuckles

You’ll want to journal, too

So with a note placed in this box

They’ll all be here for you.

Happy one month birthday, Emma!

SAL, (Share A Love)

Karen

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