Today, I thought I'd share some of the party paperie with you: invites, thank you cards, and some of the decorations.
The first thing I had for the party was that pretty fabric banner. All of the party colors were pulled from the springy fabrics. I went with mainly yellows and blues, and just a few touches of pink on the invite:
I love these images so much! The slouchy stuffies, the "you're invited" banner, the spilled milk under the table - I'm so excited to have seen them come to life, just as I imagined.
I did some masking, and stamped all of the elements onto the table in one layer (only the banner was paper-pieced, for the tiniest bit of extra dimension.) I then cut out the table and all of the toppers as one unit. I think that makes it look like something out of a paperie store...
A few of my favorite decorations from yesterday's party:
I just love the little bear sitting next to his frothy drink! I first printed the word "sweets" (and another with the word "sips" for the drinks) via computer, before die-cutting the label. I then stamped the bear in the corner, and masked him to be able to nestle the drink "behind" in behind. so cute.
These little chair-back decorations were such a sweet touch. Very pottery-barn-party, if you ask me. I matted the tea pot image with 2 cupcake stand die-cuts, and layered ribbon to match the party. Even thought you wouldn't have seen it if I didn't point it out, it was a hit at the party :)
tea for three. with steam escaping the three. it doesn't get sweeter than this.
And every good party host sends out thank you cards, right? (let's pretend I always take my own advice):
Funny enough, the thank you card marks the first appearance of a rag doll at this tea party. I know the little dolls are the stars of the stamp sets, but I wanted to show that these sets are so versatile - and also, no one upstages my Maia, hee hee.
Some creative masking allowed me to create this little scene, and I sponged some antique linen ink over-top to further the granny-chic vibe of our tea party.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of your encouragements and beautiful comments on Maia's tea for three party!