I admit it, I love giving gifts of thank you cards. Especially when everything goes together so nicely. This sweet friend was given a woodland themed baby shower and I knew I had just the right paper to fit the bill. The invitations even had turtles and foxes on them. Fun work time for me!
The gift box and gift bag were even fun to make. I honestly haven’t purchased a gift bag in the longest time. I love it. Gifts usually aren’t that large, for the most part. I just set the gift on my score board, measure some and go for it. I am usually right on target, the box for the card set was a bit long, but it still worked out. How about the foil cloud bag though, so adorable right? I hadn’t paired the silver satin ribbon with it yet, and it looks perfect together.
The cards were very assembly line, both sets the same. The background paper was cut with 1/4″ borders and a contrasting, but still coordinating, strip of designer paper from the same set was placed near the bottom. A card stock 2″ circle layered with a stamped 1 3/4″ circle on top. I stapled matching ribbon along the side of the circles for one more tiny layer and a bit of interest. I do think they turned out adorable.
Inside this most adorable bag are two very silly baby books. One is called “Toot”. And yes, it is all about passing gas. Just too funny to not share. Both books were 7″ wide and 1″ thick, so that was easy enough to measure. I scored at 2″ along each side and made the bottom scoring at 5″ and 7″. This gave me a bag that measured 7 x 5 x 2 and worked out great!
All in all the set came together really fast. From basic design concept, product choice and complete assembly it took about three hours. Two gift bags and 24 cards, not too bad if I do say so myself. I couldn’t attend the shower myself since I was teaching my card workshop, but one of my club ladies was also going and she took it with her. It worked out great.
Have a creative day!