Friday, March 9, 2012

Here comes the clothespin bride

I am invited to a bridal shower this weekend. The bride is a friend of both my sons and my daughter-in-law will be in the bridal party. I've known the bride since early high school if not middle school days. Sheesh...that was a while ago!

The bride is a real girly girl, so the frou frou dress on the front of the card I made for her seems appropriate. The heels and tiara seem right too. The painted clothespin will hold the card on the package. The original idea is from Pinterest.
I tried using a fine line of glitter glue at the bride's neckline but didn't like how it turned out, hence the pearls. They are too large to be of scale, but hey...maybe clothespin people normally dress this way!
I liked the look of this paper from Target until I got it home and started working with it. I've become a wrapping paper snob. I prefer Hallmark or a brand that has a similar weight to the paper as Hallmark papers. This paper is very thin, tore easily and the glittered lettering falls off just by looking at it. I have the packages in a clear plastic bag and will be carrying them into the shower this way.
The shower is going to be in a side room at a restaurant not far from me. I'm sure there is a time limit to the room's use so I don't know if games will be played or not. I'm hearing of more and more women who don't like, maybe even detest, shower games. I don't like them if they cause the event to drag on needlessly, but in general I like them. It isn't about winning prizes, I just like games and puzzles. How about you?


Chatty Crone said...

I am going to send this to my niece whose daughter is getting married in July. sandie

Nancy said...

How cute this is!

Thisisme. said...

Love the card and the little clothes peg is just so cute!! Like you, I am a wrapping paper snob! Hee Hee! Hope you enjoy the bridal shower and have fun.

Sewconsult said...

I am a paper snob, too. Most of the time, I prefer to use gift bags, but often the gift needs a box or comes in a box. The card and bridal couple are darling! I may have to borrow the ideas for my niece's wedding.

Rudee said...

You're not alone with the paper snobbery. If it's a gift for someone special, I go to Papyrus for really elegant and sturdy paper. I don't mind buying the best for someone I love.

I love the clothespin bride and groom and her pearls look completely to scale to me. ;-)