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Rachael’s Aqua and Orange Baby Shower February 28, 2012



I had so much fun working with Nadine on this aqua and orange baby shower collection for her friend Rachael. Nadine had a clear idea of what she wanted from the moment she contacted me and I think she did an incredible job putting this shower together. I love the bold colors, the whimsy of mixing stripes and polkadot but above all… Nadine’s attention to detail! Even the napkins at each place setting look like cloth diapers! ¬†Don’t they look cute with the menu peeking out?


And how beautiful is her dessert table? The J wrapped in ribbon is so cute. Nadine had cake pops, chocolate dipped pretzel rods (love those!!!), full sized Hershey chocolate bars, and individually packaged chocolate strawberries and cupcakes.

Check out the adorable cake. I just love the cake topper she used! And I love how she hung the CONGRATULATIONS banner at the front of the dessert table. That is actually my favorite place to hang a banner ūüôā


Nadine requested wishing tree notecards. Have you seen those before? These cards are an adorable idea! Guests wrote a special message to the mommy-to-be or the baby. These were hung using ribbon on a vase of floral branches and then saved for the mommy to read later. I thought that was such a sweet idea and a great keepsake.

Here are the rest of the photos.


Nadine, thank you so much for sharing the photos from Rachael’s special day. I can tell that baby Jaxon will be surrounded by much love!

If you are throwing a baby shower and would like the above collection please contact me via e-mail at apartystudio@gmail.com or check out this listing in my Etsy store. Don’t forget to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest!


Baby Showers October 28, 2011

Sorry the blog has been so quiet recently. I am currently in England… have taken a month to do some traveling with my family before my husband gets deployed for 9 weeks with his work. I will have my Etsy store up and running again in mid-November. In the meantime, I have some fun photos to share with you. I was lucky enough to work on four baby showers in September and have received photos from three of these showers. I love it when clients share pictures.

The first baby shower is for a baby girl… Ella. How pretty is that name? The printables featured soft pink and white damask print.


For the second shower, I was asked to turn the pink damask into blue for a boy shower. I love these chocolate bar wrappers. I think they make such lovely party favors.


The next set of photos is for a baby shower held at a restaurant and the baby’s gender was being kept a surprise. The color scheme was aqua, orange, pale mint green and brown, to match the baby’s bedding/nursery.


All the above shower printables will be made available in my store in November. If you have a specific color scheme or look that you’d like for a baby shower, you can contact me at apartystudio@gmail.com Also, check out the other party photos on my Facebook page!


Pink and White Damask Baby Shower August 10, 2011

I just love damask. I think it is so pretty and also from a design point of view, it can be very versatile. I recently designed a range of party printables for a girl baby shower. Classic, clean lines, pretty and soft. I love it and hope one of my girlfriends has a baby soon so that I can use this!

Check out this adorable invite:

Here are the personalized cupcake toppers and the food labels:

The full range is available now in my Etsy store! The complete set includes:
1. invite- either 4×6 or 5×7
2. “BABY” banner
3. hang tags (personalized)
4. cupcake toppers (personalized)
5. cupcake wrappers
6. buffet/food labels (blank)
7. water bottle wrappers (personalized)
8. thank you OR advice note cards (personalized)

Of course, as with all my designs changes can be made. Take a look at these water bottle wrappers. The background can be changed to blue for a sweet baby boy, or perhaps make the damask grey for twins, or finally, combine a couple colors such as the butter yellow and steel grey? What do you think?

And here’s a little lesson direct from Wise Geek about our favorite pattern!!!

Damask is a type of textile closely associated with drapes, tablecloths, cloth wallpapering, and upholstery. It has also historically been used to make jackets and other heavy outer garments. Classical damask is made from silk, although the term is now widely used to refer to the style of weaving, regardless as to the material used. Damask is characterized by a background of lustrous fabric against which raised designs appear. Many pieces of antique upholstered furniture are covered in damask fabric, which is how many consumers become acquainted with this fabric.

The patterns used in damask are often geometric or botanical in theme, although the pattern may also integrate animals or simple scenes. The weaving style originated in Asia, spread across the Middle East, and reached into Europe thanks to the efforts of traders like Marco Polo. By the 12th century, the fabric had been named after Damascus, which was quickly rising to fame as a center of textile production. The ornate fabrics exported from Damascus were well known, leading many people to associate the fabric with the city. Italy also housed numerous well known manufacturers of damask.


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