Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Heart Air Balloon Themed Baby Shower

Hi there! Today, I thought it'd be nice to share friend's baby shower, I recently co-hosted with several other lovely ladies. The baby's gender is unknown and the mommy-to-be loves to travel, so we decided to go with a hot air balloon travel theme. We were inspired by these pins on Pinterest. We had so much fun making all the decor!

Here's what we made:

A backdrop: A banner with a bunch of heart-air balloons and clouds as the guest of honor's backdrop. The large hearts and clouds were hand-drawn, traced into a template, and cut with scissors.

Materials used: American Crafts pattern cardstocks, Close To My Heart solid cardstocks, Close To My Heart alphabet stamp set, Sizzix pennant dies, EK Success heart punch, twine

A centerpiece: A hot-air balloon nest with an egg as a guestbook table centerpiece.

Materials used: Party streamers in various colors, two 8" Styrofoam halves, American Crafts pattern cardstocks, Close To My Heart solid cardstocks, skewers, nest, ball jar hollow cap, wooden egg, Kaisercraft paints, hot glue gun

A guestbook center: A guest sign-in scrapbook decorated by each of the guests.

Materials used: Same as above. Plus, I went into my oldie but goodie stash of KI Memories quote die cut sheets.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Monday, May 7, 2012

Just Like Mom: Vibrant, Elegant & Natural

Happy Monday! Hop on over to the SEI blog to check out this awesome card for mom! It's vibrant, elegant, and natural just like mom.

Materials Used: SEI Field Notes and Cheery Brights collection; kraft cardstock, tissue paper, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

First of all, I can't believe we're in the first week of May already. I've had a busy April and so much to post about it this month.

Secondly, happy national scrapbook day! To celebrate, I thought I'd share something that often inspires me, a beautiful vibrant door. I'm a bit late but you can check out the post here on the SEI blog.

Materials Used: SEI Vanilla Sunshine, Promise Me, and Holiday Cheer collections; Other: Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, doily

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl