Showing posts with label Baby Boy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baby Boy. Show all posts

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Custom Birth Announcements - Printable Files

I have been wanting to share with you these custom printable birth announcements I am starting to design for my nursery decor Etsy shop. I wish my listings could grow faster but it's insane the amount of orders of birthday parties I have to fulfill each month.

For my first attempt, I created a nautical birth announcement... of course.

Each custom birth announcement print measures 8" x 10"  formatted to be printed on a 8.5" x 11" paper. After the purchase is made, the customer will receive a rough draft of the file for approval and then it will be re-sent in a 300 dpi PDF form.

Here is another example I made for my girlfriend's little girl...

These birth announcement prints make a perfect gift for the new parents. What a wonderful way to treasure baby's very first vital stats. 

If you're interested in purchasing one of these custom birth announcements, please email me to onecutenursery {at} or send me a conversation via Etsy. I will design your printable file with the colors and theme of your choice. As always, the sky is the limit! 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Owl Themed Crib Bedding Set - Exclusive Custom Design!

I grew up making homework in the same room where my mom used to sew all kinds of stuff. Cute stuff.
I watched her sew from evening gowns to bedding to custom Barbie doll clothes. Yes, my Barbies had a big closet! They even had beach towels that matched their bathing suits!

I truly believe that I got the "need" to save all those leftover pieces of scrap paper from her. She would save every tiny piece of fabric around because she knew that one day, it would serve a purpose again...Like for making my barbies bathing suits. :)

Long story short, shortly after my father passed away last year, I thought that all this talent and knowledge my mom has for sewing, needed to be passed on to me somehow. After all, I am the crafty one in the family. I could - literally - spend hours trying to figure out how to craft something until I get it right. And today I know more about sewing than I did 6 months ago.

So, we sat down and decided to take One Cute Nursery {OCN} to the next level and jumped into the adventure of designing and sewing custom crib bedding.

Here is what I call OCN's "first baby". ****Update: this item sold on 02-07-13****

Owl Themed Crib Bedding Set
OCN has been a mix of all things baby, not only handcrafted decor, but we went from blogging about nautical nurseries, to gender neutral nurseries, to kids' parties decorations ideas. The party decor "niche" started growing so rapidly, I had the need to open an Etsy shop strictly for that, and I have named it Posh Paper Parties, the main reason I did this was because I knew that {as a shop} I wanted to separate the two markets.

We {mom and I} are looking forward to see what happens next! So, I wanted to share with all of you these beautiful pictures of this custom made crib bedding set. I have personally picked the fabric and put together a contrasting design.

Owl Themed Crib Bedding Set
The owls panel was the starting point. I fell in love with it!. Love the patchwork and the color palette. We decided to stick to the pale yellow {or cream if you'd like} and green.

The minky fabric is a must in a nursery. Is soft and cozy, so we used it on the crib bumper and on the reverse side of the owl blanket. We found the perfect fabric to make a matching fitted sheet for the mattress and you can see how seamless it all looks. Peaceful! I LOVE IT!

The accent pillow is also included in the set!

Owl Themed Crib Bedding Set
The bumper is one solid piece {6 batting pieces inside}, made out of non flammable, hypoallergenic, polyester fiberfill batting. We added a generous amount of fabric ties in order for the end user to be able to make bows {or knots} depending on their taste.

Love the ruffled skirt, but we are also looking forward to make a solid flat skirt in the future for a more modern look. I will come back to this post with an update whenever we make a new set!

Owl Themed Crib Bedding Set
This 4 pieces Owl themed crib bedding set is available for saleat our Etsy shop and it is ready to ship!

 ****Update: this item sold on 02-07-13**** 

 It is the only one of its kind and we won't be making the same design again. So, if you are looking for exclusivity, this is it!

We heart custom orders, email us to {onecutenursery at gmail dot com} with any questions or requests.

Thank you so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Baby Shower Favor Tags - Wording Ideas

What should I write on baby shower favors? That is a very common question customers ask me when ordering favor tags for this occasion.

I have made so many baby shower favor tags in the last year that I think I have enough material to write this blog post {and I am sure there's more to come!}. Each "saying" is accompanied by a picture, so you can also see examples of color and patterns combinations and get inspired.

If you're also looking for some Baby Shower Games Ideas, make sure to read this post later!

Note: You're going to see A LOT of  onesies! They are people's favorite! 

OK. Let's get to it:

1} Most popular and no brainer: " Thanks for coming! -  Lu's Baby Shower "

2} If you have picked your baby's name, this wording is appropriate and very cute!: "Welcome Baby Harlyn Annabelle"

I love this pink and lavender favor tag so much I have to post another picture ;)

I love... { I know, I love all of them ! } this shabby chic favor tag with a baby blue background, not too common for a baby girl baby shower, but it works well!

3} You can also omit the word 'baby' and just write a plain: "Welcome Elizabeth Robin"

4} This is another simple wording, it includes the name of the mom to be and the date of the baby shower: "Cara's Baby Shower - February 26th-2012". No onesie here, this tag was for a customer hosting a vintage themed baby shower and wanted a vintage baby carriage. Cute! 

5} Sometimes, baby showers are not only offered for the mom-to-be but also for the dad-to-be. This particular tag was meant to be tied around a drink for a picnic themed baby shower. It reads: " Stephanie and Travon's Baby Shower - Cheers for Baby Aidan". Notice that to give the tag a 'laid back' feeling, customer chose baking twine instead of satin ribbon. 

How about this one to welcome your little prince? This particular tag was made to match the A New Little Prince Baby Shower theme. 

6} Here is another example using the baby's name and the date of the baby shower: "Baby Kendra - April 7th-2012" . I love this tag! The customer asked me if I could customize the background to be cherry blossoms, and I did. I love the palette of green and pink with a hint of brown that comes from the cherry blossoms tree.

7} This is one of the most popular favor tags in my shop, if not THE MOST popular. In fact, they were featured on a Etsy Treasury list. It was designed for a shabby chic themed baby shower where the baby shower hostess was giving tea bags as favors. It reads: "A Baby is Brewing - Kim's Baby Shower". 

8} And one more example, for a baby girl baby shower: " We are tickled pink that you came to celebrate Katharine Grace!"

I hope these favor tags wording ideas inspire you as well as the color combination, themes and patterns used on them. For more baby shower colors and ideas inspiration, click here. 

Oh! and if you're looking for some Baby Shower Games Ideas, make sure to check out this post!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mod Baby Shower for a Boy - Brown and Blue

When it comes to decorating baby boys' nurseries, the brown and blue palette is a favorite. It is the perfect balance between delicate and masculine. This combination is also widely used on baby showers and this post is loaded with ideas! 

This is my grilfriend's baby shower; this girl knows how to throw a party! Renata is brazilian and she actually imports from Brazil what they call ' forminhas' which is basically paper wrappers for sweets and appetizers, favor boxes and some other party supplies. With a palette of colors in mind and forminhas in hand, we sat down and designed the decor. 

All photos via Flavia Andrews (that's me! )

Let's start by welcoming the little man :) . This banner is a variation of the popular onesie banner on a tulle. I chose all baby blue patterned papers for the onesies and chocolate brown die cut letters mounted on foam squares  It's hard to see, but the letters actually look like 3D (see the happy birthday banner on this post).

Welcome Baby Boy Banner 

Renata handcrafted these beautiful pom poms...I will soon post on how to DIY these. Very easy! :)

I was in awe with the flower arrangements that my girlfriend put together, she's really good at it!. Hydrangeas are definitely my favorite flower! :) and these ones have a hint of blue / periwinkle that I love. 

The party started at 3 pm, so the perfect thing to do was to serve Hors d'oeuvres and here is where she put the 'forminhas' to work :)

Is there anything cuter than baby feet? Yep, I don't think so! Look at these cuties that Rafaela, my girlfriend's  sister made! 

This is a gorgeous cupcake stand...I love how it really sets the mod mood on the table...

I die cut these tiny itsy bitsy onesies to decorate these 'tacinhas' (little cups) where Renata served a delicious potato salad.

These sweets are my all time favorite, and Renata serves them at every party (they are very traditional in Brazil). The chocolate balls are called 'brigadeiro' and they are melt in your mouth chocolate goodness with condensed milk - I have to make these !- and the white ones are 'beijinhos' (little kisses) made of coconut...She actually made the coconut balls for my son's birthday. 

This fun and giant die cut baby bottle shows us -non expecting ladies- where the drinks are...

I also die cut litlle baby bottles to use them as tags for the wine glasses...

These favor boxes are also 'forminhas' imported from Brazil. The favor tags are handmade by me. These design is totally opposite from my popular favor tags where the onesie is mounted on a scalloped circle, here the scalloped circle is mounted on a tiny onesie. 

The baby's aunt made the beautiful cake. Look for her link at the end of this post...

These are the credits and their respective links:

And that's all! Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's good to be back! - More Party Ideas -

Wow! It's been way too long since the last time I posted on the blog. Had a very rough start of the year, my daddy got sick and sadly passed away last month. Tough times, yes, but life moves forward...After all, he gave me these hands and the skills to be more creative each let's keep moving!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baby's First Birthday Design Ideas {by real mamas!}

For the last three months, high chair banners have been the number one seller on my Etsy shop. And I have so much fun designing and handcrafting them! But, I can't take all the credit because it's the mommies who have this birthday theme in mind, they convo me with their ideas and I make them come to life. From watermelons to blueberries or simple polka dots...All of them make my heart sing.

Here are some pictures of the projects...Get inspired!

For more birthday party ideas and designs, visit my Etsy shop here!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Birthday Party as promised.

So finally the big day came and it's been a little over a week since then.
{*sigh*} I just don't know where does time go...

Logan turned one almost two weeks ago and it's amazing how he has turned into this independent {so he thinks} little man. He climbs over furniture, climbs the stairs {I'm always behind him, no worries}, says Dada a little more often than Mama...{isn't that nice?}and waves bye-bye....and today he finally let go of the furniture to wave bye-bye and gave three steps towards his daddy when he said: 'Ok buddy, give me a kiss I gotta go to work'...It was so amazing we both {yes daddy too!} had tears in our eyes. Our little baby is growing up so quickly! 

Well without further ado, here you have the pics. I'm very proud of the turnout, everyone had fun and loved the decorations {that I made =) }. Thanks for looking!

Birthday Boy!

Center Table {with lots of snacks, cupcakes and candy!}

Kids Table {they had bubbles, crayolas, noise makers, balloons}

Enough space for the kids to play {I love the room}

Loved this cupcake stand {cupcake toppers and food tents made by me!}

I am so glad everyone had fun {see the bubbles? lovely!}

Logan wasn't too happy at the beginning {can you tell?}

And then he found....drumroll....a cupcake! {this is the only cute family portrait}

He was so into the sugary buttercream that didn't even care about the hat {that I made! LOL}
I loved that my neighborhood bakery has this deal: you buy the cake for baby's first birthday and you get a little "smash cake" for free! I love the idea, it was the best part of the party! Here are the pics:

The "real" cake {yellow cake with chocolate pudding and buttercream frosting}

Smash Cake time! {is this for real?}
hmmm let's see what we have here...

Yummy! {it is for real!}

I just love it! {btw frosting stains came right out in one wash}

I am very happy to share this with you because you have been my faithful readers since day one, when Logan was only three months and I would sit and share with you all his little milestones...and now look at him!

Please feel free to contact me and ask me any questions about the party and the decor. We are all here to help!

Love always,

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