As matron of honor (wow that makes me sound old), part of my task is to throw the bride, one of my best friends by the name of Caitlin, a bridal shower. Together with the other 5 bridesmaids, we will be throwing a hopefully elegant event at my house next month.
The first step of course is sending out invitations. I saw this adorable idea from my dear friend Heather. As soon as I saw it - back in July when she originally posted it - I instantly knew that this was going to be the bridal shower invitation. I wanted to add my own flair by creating the bouquet with rosettes rather than punched flowers.
The rosettes are created by punching a circle (I used a 1" circle punch), then cutting the circle in a spiral from the outside. You then start on the outside and roll the paper all the way, and voila, a rosette!
Here is the final product (again I apologize for my horrific photography skills).
I had the pleasure of personally giving this to the bride on Wednesday night and I was pleased that she seemed to like it. I look forward to posting more about the shower as we continue to plan and create.
On a fun note - you should have seen the bridesmaids responses (most of whom are not crafters) when I sent them a photo of Heather's card and said "this is what we're making". haha. Priceless. A big thank you to Kim, Kamila, my mother and the mother of the bride for coming over on a Saturday night and helping put together 30 of these bad boys.
TGIF everyone - we're off to Vegas!