Once we’d decided on the color/theme (violet, pink, and orange, with monarch-style butterflies) for the shower, I went to town making all sorts of tags and cards for the party. I put my Silhouette software and digital/hybrid scrapbooking skills to very good use!
All posts about the bridal shower can be found HERE.
Above is a picture of the pile of nametags. (I always think it’s nice to have nametags at a party like this– helps conversation to be a bit less awkward!) I modified a label shape, used an internal offset to make the pink inner frame, and added each guest’s name to make a bunch of print-and-cuts. Next, I cut out the two-layer butterflies, which I stapled to the top of each tag with a loop of ribbon behind. Guests used little safety pins to attach their nametags when they arrived.
The tags we attached to the favors (butterfly-shaped brownie roll out cookies) were based on the design of the invitation, and also on the design of the thank-you cards that I’ll show at the end of this post.
I used the same label shape as the nametags, but turned it on its side and added a rounded “loop” at the top to accomodate a hole for the curling ribbon. I did a double internal offset for the pink and purple frames, and added the butterfly (digital design from Jenni Bowlin Studio) and text (font: Albermarle Swash). Again, I print-and-cut with my trusty Silhouette SD!
I made even more use of the print-and-cut functionality to make slips for one of the shower activities.
We asked each guest to write a date suggestion for the bride- and groom-to-be on a slip and drop it in a jar. Hopefully my brother and his new wife will be well-stocked with fun ideas from their friends who attended the shower! The slips were created by modifying a label shape I had in my Silhouette software library (“vintage labels,” which I can’t seem to find in the Silhouette store, even though I got it from there)– again with a double internal offset and the Jenni Bowlin butterfly.
Finally, as a gift to my sister-in-law-to-be, I made a set of thank-you cards to coordinate with the shower theme. I tried to make enough so that she can send one to everyone who attended the shower!
First, I printed the butterfly design, with a pink internal offset border, on matte cardstock photo paper, and just to make it easy on myself, used the print-and-cut feature to cut out each rectangle. The “thank you” sentiment and the little banner flags were all cut out with my Silhouette SD, as well. (font= Albermarle Swash, but I added a tiny external offset to beef up the thickness of the letters for better cutting en masse). I adhered the sentiment to each card front, then stapled the little banners to the top.