‘Tis the Season

charrie shower card artisan embellishment and hello life

Tis the season…

For showers and weddings that is.

And you might know I love a good theme.

charrie shower invitation
So when I received this invitation to our family friends’ shower, I thought it would be fun to repurpose some of it for the card I made.

I gently removed the lace bow and added it to the card I created with vanilla and kraft card stock, a tiny watercolor, and the SU artisan embellishment floral cutout.  A simple “love” sentiment was added from the SU Hello Life Stamp set.

charrie shower card artisan embellishment and hello life

I then continued the theme when wrapping the gift.

Charrie Wedding Shower Gift Wrap 1

Instead of wrapping with paper, I used burlap which can be repurposed and was from our son and daughter-in-law’s similarly-themed shower and rehearsal dinner.

I made a big bow with some new kitchen towels that were on the registry, stuffed in a couple wooden spoons (they go with the gift inside), and tied it all together with lace to match.

Off to the shower today to celebrate Charrie and Corey and wish them many years of love and happiness.

Cheers & Hugs,


PS  I received a very sweet note and invitation from the HUGELY talented Leslie Mahon at InkPaperScissorsStamp.com to enter my card into The Paper Plunge #29 April Showers Challenge.  It is a less-known challenge that I am super happy to learn about and participate in.  For my card crafty friends – hope you will check it out.  If you have created a baby or wedding shower card, take the plunge and play along with us!


41 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

    • Me too, Barbara! Thanks for your sweet comment. When my daughter-in-law Colleen gives me a gift, it is always so much fun because she loves themes and creativity and does such a fabulous job! When she gave my son (NOT her husband) his birthday gift this year – it was tickets for him and his girlfriend to go to a Pirates baseball game with them, but instead of just putting the tix in a card, she created a whole fun presentation by baking baseball sugar cookie pops and putting them in a big mason jar full of Peanuts and cracker jax! TOO CUTE! – EH?

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    • Awh! Thanks Carol – it really was all quite simple 🙂 And the goal is to inspire a bit of reuse/repurpose/creativity. Wrapping paper is so wasteful – eh?


    • LOL! Oh Rebecca – We all have our own “things” and you have such a beautiful way with words! And I am VERY often that last minute girl toooooo! More times than not! Thanks for your sweetness! My BFF and cousins put me to shame in the creativity category. You should see some of there handiwork!

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  1. Such a lovely card! Love how you repurposed the lace! And also like the rose cut-out with the watercolor behind it – very clever and pretty! Your gift wrapping is awesome too – thanks for sharing your ideas! Enjoy your day! 😊

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  2. Just lovely! I’m in awe of your all-around talents!! Won’t you please consider entering this beautiful card in our challenge at thepaperplunge.com ? We are not one of the popular challenges but we’d lovd to have you aboard…and perhaps help us in the meanwhile! (Hugs)

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  3. Jodi,
    What a fabulous card! (and a great gift too)! We so appreciate your fabulous talent, and are grateful that you joined us this week at The Paper Plunge! We hope to see you in another of our challenges soon! (Congrats to the bride and groom!)

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  5. Jodi,

    I love your card and how you repurposed the invitation you received. Great idea to use the same theme for the gift. I am sure the bride-to-be loved it! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Plunge.


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