Dee and I threw a baby shower for our daughter Emily this past Sunday. As I mentioned in a previous post, Pooh bear is a favorite at our house. So a Pooh themed shower was a must! And yes, the Cricut was instrumental in creating so many things for Emily's shower -- from the shower invitations, to centerpieces, to decorations, favors and a diaper cake. So hang on to your hats, this post is full of photos!
Let's start with the door sign welcoming guests to the shower!
Sorry for the glare! The plexiglass frame was purchased from our local scrapbook store and your 12 x 12 paper slides in from the side.
Paper - Blue 12 x 12 Bazzill Basics (not sure which shade, I lost the sticker!); all other paper was from a Recollections paper pack purchased at Michael's or from my scraps stash.
Cricut cartridges used:
Pooh and Friends - Pooh was cut at 10 1/4" and the Hundred Acre Wood sign is 3 1/2" tall.
Calligraphy Collection - Welcome is approx. 1 3/4" tall.
Everyday Paper Dolls - Clouds cut at 5 1/2" and 4" wide. Grass cut at 11 1/2" wide.
One of the fun things we had our guests do was write advice or well-wishes for the new Mommy and Daddy on onesies and overalls cut with the Cricut. The onesies were cut from white cardstock using the New Arrivals cartridge and the overalls from a pale blue using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. We strung a thin rope between two artificial trees at the shower location and pinned them on using small blue clothespins purchased at a local party supplies store. These will make a wonderful addition to the baby's scrapbook!
Emily's shower favors were her favorite candy -- Hershey's Kisses! We put them in pale blue organza bags and added a tag. The tag is a 2" circle cut from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge. The Pooh face is from the Pooh & Friends cartridge and is cut at 1 7/8". The back of the tag was created on my computer, printed out and punched using a hand-held punch.
And what is a shower without a diaper cake! We found this wonderful stuffed Pooh bear for the top -- one problem, this Pooh has a really big butt! So instead of a three-tiered diaper cake, we made it two-tiered and broader than we normally do to give Pooh some extra sitting room. All of the die cuts on this cake were made using the Pooh Font cartridge. (It has all the Pooh and friends as babies as well as the wonderful "wood" font!)