Baby Shower Decor

Happy Friday We R fans! Aly Dosdall here again to share some baby themed decor that I made with a few of my favorite new tools. This simple banner and cake topper set would be perfect for a baby birthday party, a baby shower, or any other baby themed event. You could also change out the words to fit any celebration or event you’re hosting. Check out what I made with my Happy Jig, Tag Punch Board, and a few other handy tools!

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

The pretty pastel papers I used for the tag banner are from the new DCWV Inc Okey Dokey and Journaling Stacks which you can find at JoAnn stores.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig, the Square Punch Board, the Staple Board and the Tag Punch Board

Let’s start with making the tag banner! First I made my letters with the Happy Jig tool and the gold wire that comes with the kit. You can find instructions for making all the capital letters of the alphabet (plus dozens of other cool designs) on our dedicated Instagram feed here: @werhappyjig.

After I made the letters, I measured their size to determine how large to cut my DIY tags. I used my Square Punch Board to punch out five 2 3/4 x 4 inch rectangles. If you haven’t gotten a Square Punch Board I highly recommend it. I use it all the time for punching out bulk rectangles and squares for all kinds of paper craft projects!

Then I created the tags with my Tag Punch Board, layering a 7/8 inch paper over them that I cut off of the top of a same size tag made with some coordinating paper.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

Once I finished making all my letters and tags, I stapled them together with small staples using the Staple Board. I finished off my banner by adding some pink Stitch Happy Twine to the tops of the tags, and then taping them to a length of twine for hanging.

After finishing the banner, I made the word “baby” with my Happy Jig for a cake topper. I copied the letters from other words on the Instagram feed and in the included instruction booklet to get “baby”. You can totally create your own words by using the letters from other word designs and linking them together. It’s fun to play around and experiment with making your own words.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig

Here’s a close up shot of which pegs you’ll need to make the word “baby” and where you need to place them.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig: Baby

I left a few extra inches on both ends of the word so I could attach it to my bamboo skewers before adding it to the cake. I twisted the excess wire around the skewers, but you could tie yours with twine, use a bit of hot glue, or some mini glue dots.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig

I love how the wire designs add some unique texture and a fun flare to my baby shower decor. I can tell I’m going to get a ton of use out of my Happy Jig!

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful craft-filled weekend friends!

Supplies:
Happy Jig Kit
Square Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
Staple Board
Stitch Happy Pink Twine
DCWV Inc Paper Stacks: Journaling, Okey Dokey

Guest Designer Audrey Petit

Today we’re so happy to have another guest designer, Audrey Petit, who’s sharing some projects for our final day of Baby Week. First, take a minute to get to know more about Audrey, and then enjoy her beautiful projects below. You’re going to love what she’s created!

AudreyPettit Headshot

Hello All! My name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about fifteen years ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back. I currently design for Sizzix and Therm O Web. And just this past year, I opened up a little online shop called AudOnes Prims, where I sell my own handcrafted primitive and folk art creations.

Website: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com
AudOnes Prims Shop: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/shop
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/audreypettit/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audreypettit/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audrey.e.pettit

Favorite WeR Product:
I love the tools! One of my top favorites has to be the envelope punch board.


Projects:


Hello Pretty Baby Gift Set

AudreyPettit WRMK BabySet

This week is baby week here on the We R Memory Keepers blog, and so today I have a sweet and girly baby gift set to share with you, made with the adorable new Flower Girl collection.


Hello Pretty Baby Card

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyCard

I am a huge fan of creating scenes for the focal point on my card designs. For my Hello Pretty Baby card, I made a fun garden party scene using a mix of Accent Stickers and die cuts from the Ephemera Pack. Foam adhesive between the layers helps add definition between all the pieces and adds a sense of depth to the scene. The sentiment was made using a combination of a die cut banner and a second banner fussy cut from the patterned paper. I added a simple baby word stamp from the stash to complete the scene. I think this card is so cute for a new baby gift, or would work great for a baby shower, too.

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyCard2


4 Baby Tag

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyTag

I think my favorite pieces from the Flower Girl collection have got to be the adorable ducks I used on my tag. Absolutely love them, and since I had used some birds on the card, I noticed a theme starting. I do love animals on baby projects. To keep the set looking cohesive, I decided to repeat some of the same elements from the card. So once again, I created a fun little scene for the tag using die cuts and stickers, pulling in some of the flowers and papers from the card.

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyTag&Box

You Look So Cute Gift Box

AudreyPettit WRMK BabyBox

Since I had used adorable die cut birds on my first two projects, of course I had to add one final bird to the gift packaging to complete the set. For this fun pillow box package, I recycled some old plastic packaging for the base, and dressed it up with matching papers and tag. It’s really easy to slip a piece of patterned paper inside the clear box, and a simple belly band sleeve keeps everything closed. Then just tie up your package with ribbon and a fun hang tag. So quick and easy. And I love how everything coordinates.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Baby Shower Gifts

Are you in need of a unique way to give a gift card at a baby shower? Do you have a friend who isn’t into traditional baby colors? I may just have the solution for you!

WERBABYWEEK, Shannon M.

Using some Lifestyle Crafts and some We R Memory Keepers you can create this adorable little gift bag. It’s just right for a gift card for your Mom-To-Be.

How to:

1. Start out by using your Lifestyle Crafts Paper Bag Template. Run it through your machine, fold and adhere it. Set the bag aside.

2. Next using your We R 3×4″ punch, you are going to pick a patterned paper and punch out a 3×4″ card.

3. Trim a 1/2” off of the card and adhere it to the front of the bag as shown. You can distress the edges beforehand if desired. You can do this by scraping along the edges with scissors, or  your finger nail.

4. Cut a 2 1/2 x 4″ strip of Sketchbook paper.  Distress if desired. Tear along the top and adhere it to the bag, as shown.  You’re ready to add the next layer. I cut a 2 1/2 x 2″ strip of Acrylic paper.  Again, distress if desired. I tore the bottom of the paper this time and adhered it on top of the previous layer.

5. Add an embossed tag on the front. Punch out the heart and distress the edges. Add foam mounting squares to the back and then pop the heart onto the bag. You can place it right in the center, or slightly off center like I did. I cut a strip from the Collage patterned paper, I used the stripes. I used a heart punch to punch hearts out along the strip.

6. Print out a sentiment and add it to the bag with Baker’s Twine.

 

WERBABYWEEK3, Shannon M.

WERBABYWEEK2, Shannon M.