Jungle Themed Baby Shower Banner

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Last month I held a baby shower in my home for a girl whose family is very special to me. It was a lovely night celebrating a very special mom-to-be and a very special baby boy.

I created this banner to decorate my mantle and needed to share it with you because it is made using the super-cute cut files by LetteringDelights.com.

BABY BOY BANNER

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I used a basic pennant banner shape as the base for each panel and then used the animals from the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle Cut Set. The vines on the monkey, rhino, and elephant panels are from the Nancy’s Buddies Cut Set.

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I also layered together a couple of punched hearts on the rhino panel and added some gems here-and-there on the giraffe and rhino panels for a bit of sparkle.

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The banner was threaded together using jute string. In between each panel I added some knotted ribbons (American Crafts) and a large wood button from the Michael’s Dollar Bins.

Finally, I wanted the banner to have a layered feel, so I created a garland of jungle leaves to hang behind it. I cut this from a tropical leaf shape (Design #12444 by Jamie Koay) I found in the Silhouette Design Store and dotted cardstock by Bazzill that I purchased in packs at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale. Nothing complicated, just leaf cut outs strung on a piece of jute. Easy peasy!

You could create a matching invitation using the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle graphics or you can do what I did (because I was short on time) and find one online that coordinates. I did THIS ONE that I found from JessicasInvites on Etsy.

I also found some free printables online that I used to create labels for all the different pies I served to the guests. The font I used here is the ZP Catawampus font by Lettering Delights.

PIE LABELS

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I did happen to find some coordinating Jungle Baby Shower plates (didn’t get a picture of those) at Birthday Direct (Jungle Babies Baby Shower Party Goods). Everything looked so darling together!

My favorite game to play at a baby shower is one that my mom stumbled across somewhere pre-internet days. It’s a matching game. It’s great because you’re not tasting baby food or anything disgusting like that … however, it’s clever and the guests can be involved without too much thinking power.

I hang the words and numbers to cover the words on a big board we created YEARS ago using plastic adhesive hooks. It works well, because the guests can call out a couple of numbers, I uncover them Vanna-White-Style, … if they make a match, they receive a coordinating candy bar, and if not, we just cover the words up again for the next person to choose from. Here is a picture of the board.

BABY SHOWER GAME

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And here is a list of the baby shower words we use with the coordinating candy bars. The guests always get a chuckle out of how the candy bars “go with” the baby shower words.

  • NURSING – Milky Way
  • BOTTLE – Baby Bottle Pops
  • NINE MONTHS – Rocky Road
  • UMBILICAL CORD – Long Licorice Rope (these are hard to find these days, but gas stations are your best bet)
  • EPIDURAL – Life Savers
  • CONCEPTION – Skor
  • OB/GYN – Butterfinger
  • CONTRACTIONS – Whoppers
  • BABY NAMES – Whatchamacallit
  • PACIFIER – Ring Pops
  • DIAPERS – Raisinets
  • HOSPITAL BILL – 100 Grand

Finally, I always love to hand something to the guests as a THANK YOU as they head back home. This time I was expecting 40+ guests, so it had to be something inexpensive. I bagged up some Dollar Tree popcorn (yummy stuff!) and created a tag on my Silhouette Cameo using the Lettering Delights Nancy’s Buddies images. Behind the tag, I tied on a smaller jungle leaf (cut out at the same time as the larger garland jungle leaves in a space leftover on the sheet).

SHOWER FAVOR

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If you have a baby shower in your future, I hope this has given you some fun ideas to get started. I always have a blast putting together parties … decorating is my favorite part! Of course!😀

Have a great weekend!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Fall S’mores Treat Boxes

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Can you feel it? Can you feel the change in the night air? Fall is upon us … and that makes me want to gather friends and family for a cozy night around the fire pit.
Today I have a fun little fall gift up on the Echo Park Paper blog that you might want to make for your neighbors, family, or friends … Smore Treat Boxes!
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I created these cute little boxes using the Carta Bella Paper Kraft Designer Cardstock and various papers from the Fall Is in the Air collection. I cut the boxes out using my Silhouette Cameo machine and a design I found in the Silhouette Design Store.
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Next, I selected various papers from the 6×6 paper pad to adorn each side of the box. That was the hardest part! I just love all of the cute patterns in this collection and I wanted to use them all! LOL!
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For the front of each box, I used the Ephemera, Ephemera Frames & Tags Pack, Element Stickers, and Chipboard to decorate each one. The critters in this collection have my heart, so I made each one the star of their own smore container.
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I can’t wait to give these to the people I love to wish them a Happy Fall … my very favorite season of all!
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SUPPLIES: Carta Bella Paper Kraft Designer CardstockEcho Park Fall Is in the Air CollectionFall Festival Paper6×6 Paper Pad12×12 Element Stickers6×13 ChipboardEphemera Frames & Tags PackEphemera Pack
Other Supplies: Dark Brown Distress Ink, Adhesive and Foam Squares, Clear Report Cover Sheet, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Smores Kit Tote Box by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #78024)

Have a great day!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Mermaid Party!

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It’s August! And at our house that means it’s time for birthday parties! All of my kids were born during the summer, which means I morph into full party-planning mode during this time of year.
Echo Park’s paper collections are perfect for making your party unique. I couldn’t resist planning an adorable Mermaid party for my daughter using the Let’s Be Mermaids collection … because, let’s face it … being a mermaid is every little girl’s dream!
I used my Silhoeutte Cameo electronic die cutting machine to create everything you see here! A mermaid sandcastle centerpiece, ocean shaker favor boxes, and a crown and wand for the special birthday mermaid!
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I created the castle using the castle cut file from the Bedtime Stories SVG Set by SVGCuts.com. Decorating the castle was my favorite part! I had so much fun adding all of the little characters around every side of the sandcastle!
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I even decorated the sides and back! It’s important for your centerpiece to look lovely from all sides, not just the front, right?!😀
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The birthday girl will feel so special wearing a crown and carrying a wand adorned with starfish cut outs.
(Crown created with the Lettering Delights Classic Princess Crown Cut Project found HERE. Starfish wand created with the Echo Park Paper Starfish Image #41495 in the Silhouette Design Store.)
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Every crown needs a touch of sparkle! The glitter Enamel Dots work perfectly here.
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The wand looks extra sweet adorned with a paper bow made with the Mini 3D Bow Die Set.
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I always like to give our guests something extra special to take home. I created these Ocean Shaker Favor Boxes with a little aquarium scene inside the lid.
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The fish were created with the Fish Die Set #2 dies that coordinate with the Let’s Be Mermaids collection. I popped them up on foam squares to give the ocean scene a little more depth. A sprinkling of aqua sequins look like underwater bubbles. So fun!
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I love to throw parties! And I hope this has inspired you to think outside the box and use your supplies to make your next celebration unique.
SUPPLIES:
Let’s Be Mermaids CollectionLet’s Be Mermaids Solids KitCarta Bella Kraft Designer CardstockOcean Friends PaperStars of the Sea PaperBubble Up PaperOcean Adventure PaperFish Friends PaperUnder the Sea PaperBorder Strips PaperElement StickersAlpha StickersBlue/Light Blue PaperPink/Dark Pink PaperPurple/Yellow Paper6×6 Paper PadEphemeraEnamel DotsFish Set #2 Die SetMini 3D Bow Die SetEcho Park Starfish Silhouette Shape (#41495)3D Shaker Window Box by Lori Whitlock (Silhouette Shape #27670)SVGCuts.com Bedtime Stories SVG KitLettering Delights Classic Princess Crown Cut Project
Thanks for stopping by today!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Autumn Cuckoo Clock

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One of my favorite seasons to decorate for is Autumn. I love the rich, warm colors and all of the cozy textures! It’s only natural that the Carta Bella Autumn collection has become a fast-favorite of mine! Today I am sharing a Cuckoo Clock I created with this adorable collection. I plan on displaying it in our mudroom on a shelf above our coat hooks. It’s going to look so cute!
CUCKOO CLOCK
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The cut the structure of the cuckoo clock house from the Fall Stitching and Harvest Season papers. I love how these two patterns compliment each other and embody all the warmth and coziness of the season with the cross-stitched letters and leaves.
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The roof is a layering of the Fall Forest check pattern and the sweet floral pattern of the Autumn Stroll papers. I bent up the shingles slightly for even more texture.
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The front of the clock is decorated with the adorable scenes from the Element Stickers. The clock face is an Echo Park Print & Cut image found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #32380). There are also several more to choose from if you are looking for something in a different color or style, and really helped this project come to life!
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Every time I look at this project, I will remember not to take a single minute of Fall for granted. It’s my favorite time of year and I want to enjoy every second!
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SUPPLIES: Carta Bella Natural White Felt Designer CardstockCarta Bella Kraft Designer CardstockCarta Bella Autumn Collection: Harvest SEason PaperFalling Leaves PaperFall Forest PaperAutumn Stroll PaperFall Stitching Paper12×12 Element Sticker6×13 ChipboardEphemera Tags & FramesEcho Park Clock Print & Cut Silhouette Shape (#32380)
Other Supplies: Dark Brown Cardstock, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine, Cuckoo Clock with Leaves Silhouette Cut File by Samantha Walker (#77261)
See you next time!
JanaBold

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