Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bridal Shower giveaways

Boy! How time flies !! I haven't been here for 24 days and yet it seems like yesterday. What has been going on all this time. Well, I had a cold which turned into a cough which I still have. The cough is going on it's 5th week and there are moments where it really wears me down. I'm not one to usually get sick so this is even tougher - I'm not a good patient !! LOL !!

I also put together, with my 2 best friends, 50 shower gifts. They turned out so cute and the bride love
d them. Unfortunately, we couldn't get a real good shot of them. I have about 20 pictures and none of them are really great. So, I hope you can get the gist of them here.

I used two different ribbons. One was variegated with fall colors and the other ribbon was a solid cranberry red - the color of the bridesmaids dresses. We filled them with white shredded paper and I didn't like that so we dyed the paper with walnut ink. It turned out really nice and took away the white glare of the paper. Then of course, you add chocolates ! :)

I only tied the ribbon on the top of the 2" clear cube box. That way they don't have to be untied to get inside. The ribbon was adorned with pearls, ju
st to give it the right amount of bling.

The tag was printed on the computer
with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date. When all of them were completed, it was something to see. Here they are, taking up almost my whole kitchen table !!

My dear friends worked their little fingers off. They dyed paper, punched, eyeletted, stuffed, closed, tied tags and couldn't believe how long this could take. We started at noon and got done around 7:00 p.m. with only a 1/2 hour break for pizza (which my dear husband was kind enough to go get for us) !! The only thing they wouldn't do was tie those damn bows !! That job was exclusively mine. Lucky I love ribbon.

Well, I hope you enjoy these and I'll be sure and not take so long next time to post. I'm a little behind on some stuff but I'll eventually catch up. I promise, you will see the results. I'll also let you know how it is going with a craft fair that I'm going to be doing. This is a first for me so I'll take good notes in case anyone is considering it.

Have a great autumn weekend everyone and don't forget to stamp something ! :)


QC said...

Stevie, these are SUPER cute....if I ever get married again (like *that* would happen) I'm gettin' you to do the favors! :)

Melissa McCarthy said...

Those are gorgeous. Love the rich colours. What a lot of work! :0) Mel