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Baby Shower Centerpieces

by Amy Bowerman

Wow! I have had baby on the brain for the past month now with all the work I have done for my sister’s baby shower!  I hope I don’t get the baby shower blues now that it’s all over :)  I promise to post pics of the shower soon.  My hard work definitely paid off in the end as the decorations were a hit!  It’s a good thing I brought extra business cards.

Today I have a set of Baby shower centerpieces to share with you.  If you have read my blog for a while you probably already know why I chose the name “Plucking Daisies”….if not well, now you do…paper flowers are kind of my thing….especially daisies!  My sister is having a boy so I wanted to make some Boy themed paper flowers for her.  This ties in perfectly with Simon Says Stamp & Show “Men Only” challenge.  Flowers are for EVERYONE after all.   The Simon Says Stamp challenge is Anything goes….well, here goes…

baby shower centerpieces

"Manly" blooms all in a row

My sister wanted JUST brown and green.  I told her she needed to have SOME pops of blue in the arrangement…for crying out loud she’s having a boy!  I finally convinced her to let me add a “touch” of brighter colors when she saw the pennant banner I made her.   I’ve fallen in love with the “Green Stack” from DCWV and used up every scrap of it between the baby shower centerpieces, pennant banner, and I used the last of the scraps to alter a baby keepsake box for her.

baby shower centerpieces

Les Fleurs

After the shower I was left with two paper flower arrangements.  One was given to my Sister for the baby’s room and another to the hostess’s daughter who is displaying her arrangement at the bar she owns.  I must say they look quite charming on top of the vintage piano.

Vintage buttons were used to give the paper flower arrangements a vintage feel. Creative Inspirations challenge is to add buttons…I added a WHOLE bunch! I just love vintage buttons. The mystery of where they have been and who they have been worn by always fills me with wonder.  This is why I love to use them in my arrangements.  Vintage buttons provide character that just can’t be found in a plain old bag of buttons.  I also used a new Sizzix die to create a funky new bloom.  Here are some close-up shots of the flower details and vintage buttons.

vintage button paper flower

Paper Daisy with Vintage Buttons

Don’t you just love this white button?  It’s like a daisy within a daisy!  Not to mention the cutie-pa-too-ty paper from DCWV.

vintage button paper flower

Old buttons...New Bloom

You see what I mean about the character a vintage button adds to a project?  I wonder what stories this one has to tell?  My story is that I am LOVING this new Sizzix die!    Aren’t the new blooms cute?  I’m trying to figure out a real flower to liken them to.  I’ve been thinking Dahlia’s what do you think?

I’ll post more pics of the shower as soon as I can!  One more thing before I go…I have been holding this in for the past month and have been just bursting to share…I will be Guest Designing for The Altered Alice for the next 6 months!  The new challenge starts today so please hop on over and see the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the team…while your at it why not join in on the fun?  We have quite the “Mad” tea party going on over there!  Thanks for letting me share :)  As always love your visits and comments!

Have an inspiring day!

 

Amy*

 

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Allsorts-Flowers

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer October 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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2 Kianel October 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Gorgeous daisies!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

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3 Audrey Pettit October 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

I don’t blame you for loving to make paper flowers because wow!! do you ever rock at them! Love, love how unique each one is and love the vintage buttons. I agree that they add so much charm and fun personality to each. So glad the shower was a huge success. I know how hard you worked at getting everything ready. :)

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4 Lynne Phelps October 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Fantastic! And a tutorial. . . YES!! Welcome aboard The Altered Alice!

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5 ellen vargo October 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

WHOA! That is a LOT of gorgeous flowers!! I LOVE them! They will make stunning centerpieces for the baby shower! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :0

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