I’m super excited to help celebrate one of my college roommie’s baby shower tomorrow. Not only do I adore my friend and her husband, but she’s been pretty much on her own this pregnancy- her husband has been stationed in Afghanistan for most of her pregnancy- which is also a blessing, because he will be home hopefully just in time for her little man’s big appearance.
To help her celebrate, I was thrilled when her mom let me take over decorations and activities- but then it sunk in- how would I help make things unique and special for my adorable friend?
I was recently given an awesome goodie box full of papercrafting tools from EK Tools(available at Wal Mart)- polka dot puncher, edge punch, decorative scissors, glitter, nonstick scissors- all kinds of awesome tools! (And I do mean awesome, you’ll see them a LOT more in the future).
I decided to grab a bunch of them, some paper tags (which I am calling dogtags- or at least the cute version of them), some buttons and doilies, and a leftover matte from a frame to display the little notes.
Isn’t the packaging super cute? It features project ideas you can make right on the box- genius! They also feature a scan box on it you can use with yur smartphone that takes you to videos and more information about the products! Super cool.
To start, I covered the matte randomly in different sized doilies. I ran the EK Tools Adhesive dots roller onto the back of each doily, placed them on the matte, and trimmed off any excess doily that didn’t fit on the matte.
Next, I took two pieces of scrapbook paper, one yellow and one blue. I simply folded them back and forth, accordian style, and tied a little string in the middle, then glued the middle strips together (see below).
I then glued both fan sides together using the adhesive dots roller to make a circle.
Using a 3d adhesive dot, I put a small circle I punched out of cardstock using the circle punch in the middle. I didn’t know how much these little dots would hold- but these puppies are strong. They held up buttons, the paper fans, everything. I am very impressed- what a great alternative to glue!
I made another little circle fan the same way, but I made it smaller by cutting the paper in half, lengthwise, using the paper cutter. It is magnetic- you lift up the ruler part and put the cardstock on the cutter body to measure it. I really, really like this cutter because it creates a TIGHT seal around your paper. It does NOT move around on you!
I then used another 3d dot to adhere a button in the center, and along some of the empty spaces along the matte.
Finally, I took some baker’s twine to string along my little dogtags across the display.
I love how delicate and sweet it looks- a perfect touch for a baby boy shower.
I am going to set out a silver dual tip pen I recieved in the package for people to write little notes to baby on.
Long after all the presents are open, she will have little reminders of how much he is loved by her family and friends!
Spotted Canary (for project ideas): http://www.spottedcanary.com/
And this fun video:
I recieved the products used in this campaign and was compensated for this post for Blueprint Social on behalf of EK Success. All opinions are my own.
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