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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweet Pea Tea, and other baby stuff

One of my good friends is having her second baby soon, so we're throwing just a small baby shower for her. It's immediate family and a few close friends. It's an afternoon tea, but I can't say where just in case she stops by. That's the only part that's still a surprise. Since there weren't going to be too many of us, I volunteered to make some simple party favors. I used some old retired Stampin' Up! designer paper. I can't even find the name on it. I think it was the very first year SU! even made designer paper. Now THAT's going back a while. I thought it was still cute though.
I cut the pieces to 7.5 by 4 inches, scoring at 1.5 and 5. I just used a thin line of mono multi to seal the edges of the "pocket". After folding and glueing, I printed the sentiment from my computer. That way I was sure it wouldn't end up upside down or on the back after the fold/glue process. I cut a scalloped edge with decorative scissors and glued it on. The finished with a little "sweet pea tea" label I created. It's a nestabilities die cut. The pea pod and "sweet pea" sentiment are from Papertrey Ink's Green Thumb. "TEA" I spelled out with their Simple Alphabet. I punched a hole and knotted on a bit of grosgrain ribbon. All in all, I think fifteen of these only took me an hour or so. I used raspberry tea so the packaging would match.
I also started making a few baby thank you cards to include with her gift. She loves handmade cards, but doesn't really find the time any more to make them herself. So I know she'll love having some on hand. Again, I wanted to keep it simple, so I re-used a sketch from Julee. Yep, that's more of my un-named designer paper and a totally cute retired Stampin' Up baby buggy too. It's from the hostess set, Oh My Word. Sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes (SU!). I just added banana eyelets to the wheel centers and a bit of ribbon. I made four of these and hope to find time for another set as well. I can't stand making too many of the same card.

10 comments:

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are so cute! Congrats on winning one of Gina's sets on her blog today too (gotta love free stuff right? Sweet!)

~Meredith

Alexandra said...

These are really cute Bethany - I am sure she will love them!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christi said...

OMG how cute!! I'm sure your friend will love these!

Julie Masse said...

What a great set of goodies! I love that paper - had it! used it for daughter #2's birth announcements! :)

Kelly Albright said...

Those invites are adorable! The thank you's are nice, too. I actually have a couple of those sheets of designer paper, too! It's cute baby girl paper.

Jenn said...

wow, you put a ton of work into these, Bethany! They look fantastic.

Rose Ann said...

These are just fabulous, Bethany!! Your friend will be thrilled!!

Dawn Easton said...

So sweet of you to make these for your friend. I'm sure everyone will love them! The eyelets in the wheels are so cute!

Delilah H. said...

Those invitations are awesome! LOVE it! The thanks you cards are great too. Nice work!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! Wish I were coming just to get one of your favors! :)