Thursday, January 27

{real parties} ABC Baby Shower - Jamie McManus

Party Girl: Jamie

Celebration Type: Baby Shower
Theme: ABC's
Inspiration: the baby's nursery bedding & theme
Color Palette: blue, red, green, orange, gray, brown

Jamie is the daughter of a WONDERFUL customer of mine named Gaye.
You may remember the giraffe themed baby shower Gaye hosted for Jamie herself a few months back?

Well...it was Jamie's turn to host a baby shower for a friend of hers.
Using the color palette in the baby's nursery, an invite sample Jamie liked and this photo...

the ABC wall being created in the baby's nursery
abcwallphoto

We came up with this invitation:
abcinviteFINAL


I ADORE how it turned out.
And I LOVE how we incorporated EMERSON'S name (which I love that name btw), into the invitation to personalize it even more.
One of my favorite things to do when planning a baby shower is to pull inspiration from the baby's nursery.
Not only do you end up with party elements that can be used in the nursery following the shower...(SMART)
but you also create a customized baby shower the mother-to-be will undoubtedly love...
since it's ultimately a theme she's picked out herself. (even SMARTER). *wink*

At the request of Jamie, we created this...

A Keepsake Art Print used as part of the shower decor
& later incorporated into the nursery decor (SMART)
abcartprintblackborder

With all of the party elements designed...
my part was over.
The rest was up to Jamie and Gaye.
Take a peek at the photos they sent in...

A is for ADORABLE diaper cake created by Gaye & Jamie
diapercake

D is for DARLING little homemade banner created with personalized onesies
onesies


C is for CUTE CUPCAKE toppers
cupcaketopper

cupcakes


T is for TABLE labels
tablelabel


F is for FANTASTIC food table
table


W is for WAY cute WATER bottle WRAPS
waterbottle


I is for INVITATION framed and used as part of the shower decor
artprintsuitcases


K is for KEEPSAKE art print matted and framed - LOVE!!!
artprintandblocks


Can you say F for FABULOUS?
I think Jamie and Gaye did an outstanding job of pulling off this adorable ABC themed baby shower.

H is for HIGLIGHTS I love...
• personalized onesie banner
• personalized diaper cake
• the use of ABC blocks as shower decor
• the creative table labels (H is for HASHBROWN casserole, etc.)
• the adorable polka dot napkins on the food table
• the coordinating mini suitcases used in the shower decor

A very BIG thank you to Jamie & Gaye for calling on me to help bring their vision to life.
And for coming back to share photos of how everything turned out!

T is for THURSDAY...
which reminds me that today is the last day to enter the Origami Delights giveaway!!
Winner to be announced tomorrow!! Good luck everyone.

H is for HUGS...to you all

& K is for KEEPING IT REAL
Things don't always go smoothly when designing a new collection.
When Jamie & Gaye started printing the invitations, we had to revise the colors to suite her printer.
And although I originally created an 8x10 keepsake art print...
it ended up needing to be resized at the last minute because it would've made the art print too big using a matte.
But at the end of the day...Jamie & Gaye were quite patient with me as we tweaked this collection and we were all very happy with the end results!!

17 comments:

Amy Miller Designs January 27, 2011 at 8:42 AM  

I love the Emerson onesie banner! So cute and useful.

Melissa C January 27, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

Love this shower & theme!!

coolkids January 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM  

Love this theme and all of the details! too cute. thecoolkidsblog.com

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty January 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM  

A is for Adorable & Awesome.
This is so creative and different. I will be sharing it on FB!
Thanks!!

stephanie Toole January 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

What a cute idea! F is for fabulous job!

Fancy Frills Style Studio January 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

P is for Perfection! Can I share this with my readers?

Jenny @ Embellishing Life January 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM  

Adorable baby shower! I love the invitation and the onesie banner! Everything looks lovely!

EllBee January 27, 2011 at 10:49 PM  

So, did you only design the invitation and she did the rest? Nevertheless, super adorable and I heart the onesie banner.

jess @ pen n' paperflowers January 28, 2011 at 6:06 AM  

EllBee...I did the invitation, art print and all of the party printables you see pictured. Gaye & Jamie hosted the shower and did all of the planning and decorating. (and made all of the printables look fabulous..by the way). *wink*

Anonymous,  January 28, 2011 at 10:10 AM  

I L-O-V-E that baby shower party!!

L is for Lovely job!!
O is for Outstanding details!!
V is for Victorious outcome!!
E is for Elegant colors!!


HA HA!! =) Super cute

R-
www.freshfete.blogspot.com

Lora Joy January 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

Love all the details and that onesies banner looks great!

Gaye January 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM  

T is for Thankful! Jess your the best!

Jacquelyn February 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

Really nice site. I get so many good stuff from it. Thank you.

KGEdgington March 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM  

If I wanted to order these for a shower, do you have an etsy shop? Or a direct link on here?? Thanks!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers March 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM  

KGEdgington - thank you so much for the inquiry about purchasing the invitation and party accessories. I do have an etsy shoppe where you can find the printables:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94925025/piy-print-it-yourself-5x7-shower

I look forward to hearing back from you via Etsy.

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