Monday, January 20, 2014

Ooh La La - Paris Inspired Baby Shower

I was thrilled to help co-host a Paris-themed baby shower last year for one of my dearest friends. 

As I was planning decorations for the party, I was fortunate to be the winner of 12 custom cupcake toppers from Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Lynlee graciously designed some amazing Paris-themed fondant toppers that were absolutely perfect for the double chocolate cupcakes I made.

I also purchased a digital download of a Paris banner from MaBellePapeterie on Etsy to use as a decoration. It looked lovely hanging over the Paris-themed suitcase I found at Michaels and the blinged-out Eiffel Tower metal wall art I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I also picked up a custom Paris die cut with Eiffel tower in pink and black from A Vertigo Creation on Etsy. It looked fantastic attached to a black and white damask sign that I created and tied with sheer pink ribbon. I found the adorable heart wall hanger and pink flowers from Michaels.

Guests at the baby shower were given tiny white candles that I decorated with custom printed tags that matched the baby shower invitations. My custom printed favor tags - perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers or weddings, are available at Weddings By Susan on Etsy.

I love the way my Paris-themed baby shower invitation turned out. Square is one of my favorite shapes for invitations.

Besides another blinged-out Eiffel tower sculpture center piece, I decorated the food table with a beautiful pink and white damask table runner that I purchased from Fantasy Vintage Bridal on Etsy.

And finally, I decorated a metal umbrella (for a baby shower, get it?!) wall sculpture with some beautiful Eiffel tower ribbon and pink fabric flowers. I sell this ribbon at my other Etsy shop, Supplies by Susan 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hot Pink and Orange Wedding Ceremony and Reception Signs

Are you planning a summer wedding featuring the vibrant colors of hot pink and orange? Weddings by Susan on Etsy has a variety of ready-to-ship signs for your wedding ceremony or reception. Possibilities includes signs for your flip flop basket, bathroom toiletries baskets, candy buffet, guest book, card box and gift table and more!

Daddy Daughter Scrabble Tile Photo Shadow Box Gift

I wanted to make something special for my husband's 35th birthday. After browsing around Pinterest, I found the cutest idea for a Scrabble tile shadow box photo frame on Lauren Dahl's blog.

The whole project cost less than $15. I purchased the 8x10 black shadow box from Joann's (using a 40% off coupon) and a sheet of neutral, textured card stock. I also purchased the specific Scrabble tiles I needed from the Vintage Types shop on Etsy (very affordable and quick shipping!)

Using permanent double-sided tape, I attached the tiles to the 8x10 sheet of card stock, placing the tiles across the top and left side of a 5x7 photo I took of my husband with our six-week-old daughter. Then I popped the card stock into the shadow box to complete the gift. Easy as pie!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Black and White Wedding Signs and Favor Tags

Weddings by Susan has a variety of black and white wedding ceremony and reception signs that are ready to ship.These include signs for a candy buffet, a photo booth and for a flip flop bucket. I also have coordinating scalloped circle Thank You favor tags as well.

Sunday, January 5, 2014