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DIY Bridal Shower Card and Gift

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Friends were throwing a surprise bridal shower for Amy, and the hostesses asked for gifts of cash to help Amy and Fiance on their honeymoon. Of course, cash slipped into a commercial card wasn’t good enough for me. Crapsmanship to the rescue!

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Mango Mimosa Punch

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As one of the hostesses at a bridal shower (congratulations, Kelsey and Nate!), I volunteered to do the spiked punch.  I wanted something without too much of an alcohol kick, and the challenge was to make a punch with one of the wedding colors — either navy or coral.  Since the cupcakes were going to have coral-colored icing, I decided to search for a blue cocktail.  A pitcher of tropical punch vodka and blue curacao later, I decided it was too boozy for my taste, and would knock some of the old ladies attending right on the floor.  I decided next to experiment with some revisions to a punch I make often for showers.  Usually I do equal parts champagne or prosecco, Sprite Zero, and cranberry juice. (I don’t really measure; you can’t go wrong!)  This time, I substituted V-8 Splash Mango Peach juice for the cranberry.  To get the color a little more on the coral side rather than orange, I added a splash of grenadine. Read the rest of this entry

TRAY MAGNIFIQUE!

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I made this easy-to-do tray as a bridal shower decoration and as a gift for the bride-to-be.  If you squint just right, you might not be able to see the crapsmanship that went into its making!  CRAP ALERT:  My first error was in not getting a full photo gallery of my technique, but I don’t think the blog post will be harmed without a full visual explanation.

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MR. & MRS. DOOR HANGERS

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I’m hosting a bridal shower in a couple weeks, and I wanted to make something special for our double front doors that I could also gift to the bride.  I looked through Pinterest and didn’t find anything that quite struck my fancy, so I adapted several ideas to make these “Mr” and “Mrs” door hangings.  They were lots of fun to make, and as an added bonus, they were fairly cheap since I was able to use much of what I already had!

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