This spring I was asked to make some baby shower invitations and decorations. The new mother had recently bought a cute gray and white chevron rug decorated with elephants and other animals for the baby’s room. I tried to model the invitations and decorations after the colors and characters on the rug. I used Artfully Sent by Close To My Heart to cut the chevron card base and the elephant on the belly band came from Holiday Cakes. Of course I used Close To My Heart cardstock since it cuts so smoothly on the Cricut. After the shower, the new mother asked me to make some matching thank you cards. I used the same chevron card base, but swapped out the elephant on the front with a Close To My Heart thank you stamp. I think they turned out really cute!
For the shower decorations, I used some cuts from the Anna Griffin Baby and Bridal Soirées cartridge. The darling elephants from that cartridge formed the banner, paraded along the top of the gift bags, and formed the cupcake wrappers.
Here are some photos of the actual shower. I love how the hostess used the cupcake wrappers as thank you bag holders for the guests. And the decorative elephant bags were the perfect holder for a vase of flowers.
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