Several months ago, I co-hosted a bow tie themed baby shower for my friend Lori. I made several things for it, so I want to share those here on my blog. I don't have a bow tie die, so I searched the internet for a svg file to use with my Cricut and found a free bow at svgcuts.com. It cut beautifully! I used some Basic Grey patterned paper and they turned out absolutely darling.
I made cupcake toppers using a Lacey Circles die by Spellbinders and then stamping a circle in kraft ink. I stamped the "welcome little one" sentiment in dark chocolate ink and then adhered the bow tie above it. I taped a popsicle stick to the back. If I had had more time (cough..procrastinator...cough), I would have made cupcake wrappers to match.
To dress up the chicken salad sandwiches, I used the same patterned paper with my Double-Ended Banners die to make toothpick flags. They looked great!
For my gift, I used an extra cupcake topper to dress up a little mini album that I made from chipboard and Basic Grey patterned papers. The pages are kraft cardstock that I embellished with strips of the same patterned paper. I had guests at the baby shower write well wishes and/or advice inside. I really loved how the book turned out!
If I hadn't run out of time, I would have done more. Perhaps food labels or a banner or other small touches. Still, I was really pleased with what I was able to finish. It made the baby shower a little extra special. :)
Stamps: Everyday Classics, Borders & Corners: Circles (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Granola (Basic Grey); chipboard
Ink: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Lacey Circles die (Spellbinders); Double-Ended Banners die (Papertrey Ink); Bow (SVGCuts); popsicle sticks; toothpicks