04 Aug Tea Party Baby Shower Favors
Today I wanted to show you how I made the adorable tags featured on the Vintage Tea Party Baby Shower post. Party favors (for adults) can be kind of tricky…you want to give something nice/useful for not a lot of money.
Because we had the tea party theme in place, we wanted to keep that in mind when doing the favors. A parting gift with a tea bag was an obvious choice, but I wanted to be a bit more creative. When I saw these bath tea bags, I thought “we’re getting somewhere!” Basically, inside of each package, there is a teabag filled with herbs that you simply place into your bath. Very nice!
One packet of bath tea went into these pink teapot muslin bags along with some loose, fragrant lavender. (you can typically find this at health food stores and farmers markets)
Since our Guest of Honor, Kelly Kay, is a creator of beautiful paper herself, I wanted to make something really special for her party favor tags.
Because we utilized so many beautiful antique and vintage items for the decor and partyware, I gathered together some of my favorite vintage baby items and began brainstorming. I also put my new workhorse, the Sprout by HP to work.
I placed a couple of items on the touchmat and hit the camera button to take a picture. So so easy.
Seconds later, my items are photographed and scanned into the computer.
The quality of the 3D image is really impressive.
I also like how I can change a few things on the touch mat and look up at the screen to see how it looks.
You can scan everything at once, but I did things individually so I could move them around as desired.
One of my favorite aspects of the Sprout is how I can move each picture or project to the touch mat with the flick of my finger. All I have to do is swipe down, and it is there. Boom.
From there, I can crop, turn, cut, add text, and really do whatever I desire to create the look I am going for.
When I was happy with my collage, I printed it out full page. You can see in the below collage how I was able to scan in a full human sized baby’s vintage velvet coat, resize it, and add it to the collage. The Sprout is so cool to work with and very simple to operate.
Once my sheets were printed, I used a gift tag punch to cut out the tags, and attached them to the favors. I liked how each one was different depending on where it got punched.
I also created another tag with my Sprout using a teacup photo from Google Images, my own handwriting, and the text feature. If I wanted to do a project like this before, I would have to take photos with my camera, upload them into a computer, edit them in an image program, and then put it all together. With my Sprout, I can do everything in one fell swoop. It truly has been a big timesaver for me creatively.
I was so happy with how the tea party favors turned out, and the guests just loved them! It was the perfect finishing touch for a special day celebrating our friend and her baby.
*Thank you to Sprout by HP for sponsoring this post. All ideas and thoughts are solely mine.*