Saturday, April 16, 2022

Coco Chanel inspired Baby Shower project and see how I accented with foil!!

Part #1 


Part #2 

Hello guys!

Today's post is long overdue but it's ok, it's finally done and ready to share!

These videos are a vlog style project share. I wanted it to be different, different than how I used to make videos so I hope you enjoy this style. They are a little long but there's a months worth of clips.

I'm excited about this project because it is by far my very favorite to date, well maybe second to Anna's wedding! I've made birthday and shower invitations over the last 10+ years but none like this. I'll share more about this later but let's start talking about this one yeah?!

I created an ensemble or a set of Coco Chanel inspired Baby Shower invitations and to go along with these invites I also created a Menu card to be placed on top of the service setting, table labels for the deserts and drinks. I was going to make placemats but I talk more about that in my 2nd video. I did come up with a 4th element that I was SUPER excited about making and I didn't reveal it until my 2nd video! I hope you like and enjoy this 2 part series as I go through a month of fun, creativity and stress!! 

One of the techniques I had to teach myself was how to accent labels and stickers with foil. Now because I could not find any tutorials out there that had a good explanation it took me a while to figure out how to split my images and how to print them or to even do that in the first place. It took me quite a while to learn and even though I share what I do in these 2 videos I was still learning from my mistakes as you watched. You should have heard me telling my past me in the video, "NO, you have to do this first", "I can't believe I didn't know this then" or "Remember the layer order", things like that! It was so much fun and now that I've got the hang of it I'm having a blast. I will be making a tutorial strictly on foil accenting soon so SUBSCRIBE and stay tuned!

Although I had some issues arise I was able to get through it all happily and gift my niece Alissa with this Coco Chanel inspired ensemble for her baby shower which had an unexpected early delivery! Niyah was born 5 weeks premature. She was due July 6 or so and Alissa had some early signs of pre-eclampsia. Buggie just couldn't stay in. It was a little rough for both of them but we're all thankful things worked out and they're both ok! She was born on May 24th 2021. 

Here's Alissa, Brandon and Niyah a few days after she was born!


Isn't she a doll!?

So yeah, this event was last year but as you may remember my Dad was ill in 2020 and 2021 and passed away in September 19, 2021. I documented a "Last Moments" video at my vlog channel. After another
baby shower in October 2021 (I'll be sharing that project here in a bit) I brought mama home with me to spend some time until December 2021. My hubby and I vacationed through the New Year of 2022...much needed time away... and I've been home for a few months, so now finally, this project.

Talking about Alissa's baby shower, it was a whole other level of stress for Lisa and I! I did record most of the event and will have that video ready over at my vlog channel "At Jules House" soon. The only footage of that I could not get was when we were cooking and prepping that morning, well, most of that morning. The house was in serious motion with people and servers and kids running around...I'm still recovering!! Head over there and subscribe with notifications so you can catch it when it's released, I would love to have you over!

Remember in Part 2 when I didn't use the 1 1/2" ribbon that I was SO in love with?? Well let me tell ya what happened. I knew when I bought those 2 rolls at Joann in Walla Walla that the packaging was different but the shade looked the same as what I had and at that time I SHOULD'VE compared those with the 7/8" ribbon rolls I had in that bag! Rookie mistake darnit!!! Anywhoo....the shades on all but 3 rolls were different (I had like 9-10 rolls) and the 3 just wasn't enough for all 70 fans so luckily I had TONS of the 7/8" rolls so I used those! Things like this happen, gotta just roll with I did!

I've got all kinds of links and pictures of my project for you below! I hope you enjoyed my project share today. Please follow for more and sub to my channels, links above in the Nav Bar! 

This next element was my surprise!! Now I know it's just a paper fan but I've never seen one at any party I've been at, only at some Baptist churches I've visited! LOL...seriously! Also, I've never thought of making them for any party and it just hit me. I gotta tell you guys though, it made my heart sing when I saw everyone use them at the shower! Again, I'll share that vide over "At Jules House" soon! 

Anyways, here's my paper hand fan I made! 😍

I'm so in LOVE with these and I hope you are too! TY for peeking!

Here's a product list of what I used for this project:

\\\ Techy Equipment and Software /// ↓

Cricut Maker in Champagne
Heidi Swapp Minc Foiling Machine
OfficeJet Pro HP 8028 Series printer (Inkjet) from Costco
Brother Laser HL2300D (printer for foiling)
iPhone 11 for video and photos
PicMonkey for graphics
☺ iMovie for video editing
iPad (6th generation)
Apple pencil (1st generation)
Procreate (for Apple only)
Canon M50 mirrorless camera for videos and photos
Cricut Design Space
☺ Google Images and Pinterest for Inspo
☺ Fonts used: Couture, Signatria and Hero
\\\ Supplies /// ↓

🎀 Tour of my Craft Studio "The Jule Box Studios"!
📌 3" x 18" acrylic ruler
📌 45 mm Rotary cutter by Fiskars
📌 Tim Holtz clear 12in ruler
📌 Large 24"x36" self healing mat
📌 Heidi Swap Minc Foil (silver)
📌 Heidi Swap Minc Transfer folders
📌 Cricut cutting mats Standard and Light grip
📌 Cricut basic tool set
📌 Pen Gear White Cardstock 8 1/2"x11" from Walmart used to be (Georgia Pacific)
📌 Black Cardstock 12"x12" from Hobby Lobby
📌 Black Cardstock 8 1/2" x 11" by Recollections from Michaels
📌 Blush Pink Ribbon 7/8" from Joann
📌 Pink ATG adhesive gun
📌 Score Tape double sided adhesive (I used 2in1 in - .5in and .25 in)
📌 Foam tape from Hobby Lobby
📌 Stylus set similar to my set
📌 Guillotine paper cutter similar to mine
📌 Small guillotine paper cutter by Fiskars
📌 Rhinestones 2 mm and 4 mm (1/8") from Hobby Lobby
📌 Wooden handles 8" for fans

\\\ Personal items featured /// ↓

🎀 (Just in case you were wondering)
😍 Organic Green Tea Matcha powder
😍 14 oz Light Teal Yeti mug
😍 Milk frother for cold and hot (similar to mine) LOVE this thing!

You guys are awesome! Thanks for your support and for stopping by!

Keep making pretty crafty things!
xo, Jules


Some links are affiliate links in which I do receive a small commission. It would be such a huge support to me and my family that we would very much appreciate if you decide to purchase those items with the links provided! 

This post and this project is not sponsored. This project is for personal, educational and entertaining purposes only.

I do not own any part of the Coco Chanel logo used and I have no affiliation with Coco Chanel. Some images, quotes and logos were found on Pinterest and Google images and were used to create my project for complete personal use. 

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