Thursday, January 21, 2010

bridal shower (pretty packaging)

so i recently coordinated the games for a church bridal shower for a friend that's getting married (woohoo! congrats Tabi!) and i put some cards in this cute little gift bag. you can never have enough 'thank you' cards, can you, especially when you just open up a ton of gifts!

the games were super fun, and since this girly is musically talented, i created a game that combined popular (or sometimes not too popular) love songs + a random object. teams had 8 minutes to create lyrics that incorporated their selected object and then practice their song to PERFORM in front of the group at the shower. i was the judge (hehehe! when you're the one making the game, you make the RULES!)

here's a snippet of the winning group's song. they combined the love song (it was a bridal shower, but you can totally modify it--i used this game for a Christmas party and i had a list of Christmas carols... so fun!) "My Heart Will Go On" and the random object of 'appetizer.' it was a blast!

now here's a close up of the top of the bag:

then here's a side view of the tag/ mini card that i created to attach to the front of the bag. i used the PTI Big and Bold stamp set and some MME glitter paper, a border punch, and eyelet lace from Jo-Ann's.

oh how i love those clothespins--the little red one and the bigger one that clips the tag onto the bag.

again, a close up of the lace and the super cute border punch from Fiskars. totally recommend this crest punch--one of my fav's!
oh, and recently i haven't been posting and commenting on your blogs because i've been transitioning--i have a huge life 'change' coming up... it's exciting (and positive, no, nothing bad!), but nerve-wracking at the same time.

also, i've been busy with a custom Etsy order--woohoo! btw, i am going to INUNDATE you with pictures of said project--it turned out SO WELL! :D

so, yes, i realize i'm leaving you in suspense, but i kinda want to coordinate some blog candy for the big announcement. so check back soon, and you'll hear some of my news.

thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!


~amy~ said...

What a fabulously detailed giftie bag ginny! I think thank you's are thee best gift for showers...excellent!

Okay, you guys were having way to much fun at the shower...obviously you did a magnficent job putting it together!

Oooooh....the suspense is killing me sista...

Juju at Tales of said...

Gorgeous! You are SO talented!

celi.a said...

LOVE this gift bag! I agree, my favorite part is the itty-bitty clothespins. Great stuff!

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love both the bag and the tag! Just gorgeous!

(-: Heidi

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