IMG1606
shop the valentine's collection!
IndexPasta
New!  all recipe index
IMG1697
love bugs
follow along with our new
IMG6357
Heart sprinkles
Pink Bakery boxes
IMG1559
Cello bags
tags & cards
IMG7
baking collection paper cupcake
IMG6
the color collection
candle
IMG1596
Heart card
the color collection
IMG1737
be minE
le pens + tablets
IMG5966 IMG0654
linens & throws Tall celebration candles
simple heart tags simple heart cupcakes
IMG9883
IMG6075 cupcake supplies
blue bird cookie cutters
ribbon
IMG5853
candle
tour our

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!

Up to 50% Off

7 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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


    Baby shower gifts

    ReplyDelete
  6. Truly intriguing and amazing. Loved the detail

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete

m38
The Everyday Occasions Store:
m15
m16
m18
Jenny2014headshot22
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
my email newsletter
rss feed
facebook
GarageDoors2
m60
breakfast
m65
chocolate molten cakes in cupcake
IMG1654
IMG1615
m32
IMG5764
vanilla bean paste
IMG5
favorite baking supplies
IMG6155
IMG1708
IMG8
IMG9
IMG5995
IMG1730
IMG1606 IndexPasta IMG1628 linens & throws IMG1684 Tall celebration candles parchment sheets IMG6075 m36 m11 IMG1609 everyday GarageDoors2
Subscribe