After the fun I had making my Christmas party invitations I was extremely excited that afternoon tea yesterday gave me an excuse to try out some more!
My Christmassy invites had a row of bunting stitched on, which I was a bit in love with (even if I do say so myself - and even if you can't see it in the pic on the blog!), so I knew I wanted to do something like that again this time. I was popping around the internet for inspiration when I came across Mikaela's invites which were very like what I wanted to do!
It was also the perfect opportunity to use my excellent Martha Stewart cupcake punch! The pretty card I punched the cupcakes from was some I already had at
home from a bargain pack scrapbooking papers - I used it to make the
paper bunting I hung around the room too.
It was really surprisingly difficult to find 'kraft' card - I found this at Spotties on a hot tip from Mikaela. It came in longer rectangles to be folded into square cards which I cut in half - I rounded the corners by hand, but I think I might have to invest in a corner rounding punch for next time.
The fabric bunting is the same gorgeous Nicey Jane Picnic Bouquet by Heather Bailey that I made my new tablecloth from - I have been in love with this print ever since Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch used the cream based one for her Perfect Spring Dress (so beautiful!) - so I was thrilled to pick up a few metres on super sale at my local fabric shop!
I picked the colours for the other decorations from the fabric - I knew I didn't want to do too traditional 'boy blue', and the blue, yellow, and green is just so fresh and pretty!
There were a few things I might do a teeny tiny bit differently if was making them again, but I was actually really very pleased with how they came out - they're pretty cute, non?!