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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shower Hostess Gifts | Baby Shower Paper-Source Hostess Gift | Personalized Stationery & Labels


Last weekend my Sister and Aunts hosted a Baby Shower for me.  I wanted to do something special for them as a Thank You/Hostess Gift.  It's always a challenge to think of a small gift that is special, personal and something that they'll actually use. 

I wanted it to be something that I made... at least part of it.  Since we were traveling back to KC for the shower, baked goods weren't really an option (we aren't bag checkers). 

I made a stop to my favorite spot for homemade goods supplies that don't look homemade - Paper Source.  My plan was to make personalized stationery sets and personalized "From the Kitchen Of..." labels.  When I found these Vera Bradley lunchboxes, I thought they'd be the perfect 'package' and useful, too.

Baby Shower Hostess Gift :
- Stationery Set
- From the Kitchen Of Labels
- Lunch Bag


For 4 sets of 10 Personalized Stationery (card & envelopes), you'll need :

- 1 pack of Lux Cream Cover (contains 10 sheets of cardstock) from Paper-Source
- 4 packs of A2 envelopes (contains 10 envelopes each) from Paper-Source
- Printer
- Paper cutter from Paper-Source
- Thin Satin Ribbon from Paper-Source (for wrapping)

To create the Stationery Template, use a graphics design program (I use InDesign), Word or PowerPoint document divided into 4 equal sections (each being 5.5"w x 4.25"t fit on one 8.5"x11" page).
Put the initials or name of each person on the top margin (about 1/2 inch from top) of each card.  Print onto Lux Cream Cover and cut using a paper cutter to 5.5" x 4.25".


This straight edge paper cutter ($19.50) from Paper-Source has been my saving grace for so so so many projects.  Straight cuts really help to make professional looking paper crafts.  It is definitely worth the $20 investment!

Cut it length-wise in half...


Then in half again.


I use this thin satin ribbon from Paper-Source to wrap each set of cards and envelops.


Flip it over and twist, bringing the sides up over the top and bottom...


Flip over again and tie a bow.  I really like how the thick textured paper looks - it gives it a professional quality.


Coming Soon : how I made the "From the Kitchen Of..." Labels here using Paper-Source adhesive labels.


Here is all of my gift supplies ready to be assembled.


I am really pleased how they turned out!  Have I inspired you?  If you have a hostess gift to put together, click below to all of the items on sale at Paper-Source!

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7 comments:

  1. This such a nice gesture and such a beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. kelly in georgia5:38 PM

    Oh how I love Paper Source!! Your gift is wonderful...and I am going to buy that paper cutter - don't know why I haven't already bought one!

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  3. I love this idea! I want to make one for myself too! :)

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  4. Hi,

    This is is really a lovely post about baby shower gift. The way you given to wrap the gift is totally unique and new. Thanks for sharing this informative tutorial.

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  5. This will be a nice information for the baby shower gifts..


    Baby shower gifts

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  6. Truly intriguing and amazing. Loved the detail

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  7. You've inspired me! I just bought all the supplies. You should update your links if you get a chance b/c they aren't going to the right places and I had to search for the items once I got to the site.

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