One of my favorite Christmas card creations. I’m so enjoying making my own Christmas cards this year.
What to do when your girlfriends live all over the country but still want to get together to celebrate before one of them gets hitched? A GOOGLE HANGOUT BRIDAL SHOWER!
We set a date and time with the bride-to-be and created an event on google hangout. We collaborated ideas for a “shower in a box” and a great gift for the couple. The week of the virtual shower, we sent the bride a flat rate usps box filled with her shower goodies.
The box included:
A couple of cute cards
A party banner
Hostess Donuts (rather than a shower cake)
A Bride-to-be sash
a party favor
a few silly photobooth props
and of course her gift!
Of course the Craft Robo/Silhouette America was in good use for this gift.
I love the wedding dress card which is made of two sheets of paper, the off white has leaves pressed in the paper and the inside is a bright pink cardstock. To make this, I used the internal offset tool and copied the center cut and perforation.
Each of the small polka dot kraft boxes included 5 dates for the newly weds to go on together. We had a lot of fun coming up with these, googling “cheap dates” in whatever city the person lives in will be a great help. Some dates were “free” dates while other came with gift cards or cash.
This was one of my favorite date envelopes - it included beer money and quarters to play buck-hunter at one of their favorite bars.
I used many sketch images, and some cut images as sketches. Paprika is my favorite font for the sketch pens. I used some wedding images to make labels for some of the items in the box.
The best part was having all of the bride’s gals together just before we head out to celebrate with her (in about 2 weeks). Later in the evening, all the guys joined in and we just had a great hangout. A great and fun example of technology bringing people together. We had joiners from Vermont, Brooklyn, Mexico City and Seattle.
The bride ended up in the center of the tiles, totally perfect.
My wonderful cousin’s “Happy Engagement” survival kit. My mother and I put this little box of goodness together when my cousin got engaged. It included a congratulatory note from us and a bunch of little goodies that I thought she might find helpful.
It included: Real Simple Weddings, a wedding planner, a mermaid notebook, a funny book for the groom, wedding stickers (cuz stickers are fun), ring pop, nail polish and a file (because everyone looks at your hands), advil (just in case), chocolate cookies (cuz there is always time for chocolate), a “so pumped” button, and combos (cuz they’re the perfect combo!). I included silly notes on each item using post-it notes.
I was so happy that she took photos of her opening the box up!