There has been very little crafting going on in our house since Miss Eva came into this world. She is a much better sleeper than my son ever was but my days with a newborn and a 3 1/2 year old are pretty busy. Between feedings, diaper changes, meal prep/cooking/eating, naptimes, dishes, and laundry it's difficult to squeeze crafting time into the day.
That being said, last year I told my sister I would do her bridal shower for her upcoming wedding this summer. This was before I was pregnant, before we were living on our own, before I was babysitting another toddler. Pretty much before I was super busy.
Now the shower is a mere 2 weeks away and I'm scrambling to get things bought, made, and together.
I finished the invites over the weekend. There is no theme other than the colors Yellow and Pink and chevron and heart prints. This shower is going to be a huge undertaking, the biggest party I've done so far with a guest list of about 60 people. So for the sake of my sanity and my bank account, I'm really trying to keep things simple.
I used my Cricut for the invites to cut the scrapbook paper and cardstock. I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the yellow rectangle and oval wording, and the Accent Essentials cartridge for the chevron cutout. I got the wording for the invite from this site. I thought it was really cute and since there's no real "theme", I needed wording that was universal.
I saw an idea for recipe cards and thought I saved the blog I saw it on but of course my brain is not working most of the time and I didn't. I loved the idea of a recipe card tree instead of an advice tree. I didn't want to go the route of advice cards because it seems to me that everyone pretty much writes the same old same old, "don't go to bed angry", etc etc. And while that's great advice, I'll say from personal experience there will be times when unless you want to be up all night, you're probably going to go to bed angry a time or 2 in your marriage. I've also had many times at showers I've attended/hosted when people make the comments they don't know what to write and almost seem put out by having to come up with something. So I decided to design a recipe card and include it with the invite letting people know to bring it to the shower with their favorite recipe written on it. Once at the shower there will be clothespins and a "tree" for them to attach it to. I just love this idea.
I designed the recipe card at Picmonkey.com. I seriously love this site and have used it for so many things since I found it a couple years ago. Once created I saved the image as a photo, uploaded it to my Kodak software on my computer and printed it on white cardstock as 3x5 images (4 to a sheet).
It's a huge relief to have these finished and mailed out. Now on to the other dozen projects I have in store for this little soirée.