Showers of Happiness

Friday, May 23, 2014


    This year my spring showers have been abundant. I have been to three showers in the last few weeks. I am honored to have  added a bit of my creativity to a few of them. I had fun  photographing each one. This weeks shower I made the shower favors for my nieces shower. I also made dual purpose decorations. You will see later in this post.
    For this shower of happiness, I designed the card with my +Silhouette America Cameo, using the print and cut feature. You can refer to my tutorial on cut and print here. I found the font that matched her invitations on my silhouette.
  I bought the card stock at +Tuesday Morning which was a great score. 
 I purchased the wine corks at +Pier 1 Imports on  clearance making the gift more affordable splurge. I did have to do my research to find 48 of them in the Chicago land area. Several stores were kind enough to ship them to me for free, one I had to pay shipping and a couple I picked them up in person. That is a long story. I will just say a, Great big Thank you to the customer service representative who helped make this task easier, as well as the local stores who shipped them for free.
  +Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is where I purchased the sheer green fabric for $4.00 clearance bolt as well as Navy Blue grosgrain & satin ribbon in variable widths.
Silhouette Cut and Print
Follow step by step directions of the
                          print and cut process
Card stock Print labels on Ivroy Card stock
Next Step glue Ivory card stock to Green Glitter Gift tag
Xyron Creative Station, Gift Tags, Xyron Adhesive Cartridge
+Xyron Creation Station is my favorite
 way to roll the
 glue evenly on a big project
Wine Corks, Card Stock, Fabric, Ribbon, Shower Favor
Wine Corks +  Ribbon +  Fabric + Printer
Silhouette Cameo + Card stock = Shower Favor

Shower Favors complete
Bridal Shower Favors complete
a container full of Shower Favors
Shower Favors Ready to  Party

Shower favors, wine corks, coloring books, dolls, table setting
Tables are set, "Showers of Happiness to the Bride"

Table Decor, Napkins, Navy grosgrain ribbon, sew, white stitching
I added Splashes of Wedding colors,
by customizing store bought napkins.
 I varied the sizes of the grosgrain ribbon, and 
used white thread in my sewing machine. Both techniques added more interest, to the 12 napkin set.
Table Decor, Napkins, Navy grosgrain ribbon, sew, white stitching
These custom napkins,are simple, but cost effective decorations, which tied the room together for our shower.  These decorations will continue to be used by the newly weds, as they match the decor in their home too.  
It's time to Pop that Cork & start the Party!

to my niece and soon to be nephew
May your life together, be filled with
 love, joy & happiness
that surrounds you this afternoon.

Until next time...

~Let Your Creative Spirit Dance~
Karen Marie


Unknown said...

Great job Karen. Everything looks perfect!

Unknown said...


Karen Marie said...

Thank you Cathy you were missed. See you at the wedding. <3
Karen Marie

Karen Marie said...

We sure are lucky Aunts to have such a Sweet Niece. Thank you for the compliments I feel blessed to be in the same family.
Karen Marie

Salvage Sister & Mister said...

Beautiful! I love the beverage station and the napkins that the couple will use!