Easy Baby Shower Decor with Glue Dots

Not only can these easy ideas be used for a baby shower, they're extremely versatile and can be used for any event you're planning!
Project Life-type scrapbooking is such a big thing right now!! Get some cards that guests can write advice, encouragement, or wishes for the baby and then easily fit them into a scrapbook of the pregnancy!
Paint a simple wooden box (Hobby Lobby), and add ribbon using Continuous Glue Lines®. Add a sentiment or instructions on the front using Mini Glue Dots®. Simple!

 These can be used as table numbers, place cards, or along the food station labeling all of the goodies and sweets! Papers were adhered with Ultra Thin Glue Dots®.
 To make a simple drink fancier, use a mason jar! These are fun to drink out of, and make great favors! The doily was adhered using Micro Glue Dots®, the paper was adhered with Craft Glue Dots®.
A variation on the drinking cup, mason jars can be used for neatly displaying straws, pencils, or anything else for the party.

Fun party decoration doesn't have to be tedious and painful! I made all of these projects in under 30 minutes!

I'm having a bit of fun with these projects and entering one into the Anything But a Card challenge blog. This challenge ends tonight, but check them out for future challenges!!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team


Easter Cross Card with Glue Dots

Ok, so how is it that I never did a blog post about this card?!? I made it two Easters ago, and it's been perusing Pinterest pretty heavily ever since! It might just be one of my favorite cards I've even done, and I love how easily it came together...and it was SIMPLE!
I started with a the floral paper from K&Company (Paper Doll Die-Cut Paper Pad). The paper pack was already curved around the edges, which went perfectly with this card. That was adhered to the
5x5 blue cardstock card base using Craft Glue Dots®.
Next came the paper doily. If you've seen my other work, you know I love using doilies! I've been known to snatch up pretty doilies on our restaurant plates before the soup spills onto it (or after...whatever...) to reuse. I conserved this extra pretty one and just used the small pieces that are showing around the 'sun' and adhered it with Micro Glue Dots® (one of my personal favorite sizes!!!).
The purple 'sunburst' was made from extra paint swatches! We got several samples when we were repainting our daughters bedroom, and I never, EVER throw them away!! I cut these at an angle and adhered them with Craft Glue Dots® - the back of these were a bit slick, and I used the Craft style to make sure they were stuck down for good! The yellow circle and the green ribbon were cut and adhered also using Craft Glue Dots®.

I had a TON of fun draping the purple ribbon, I think it just MAKES the card. I used a combination of Mini and Micro Glue Dots® to get it to stick in just the right places. Those Minis are perfect for getting into tiny spots, but still having the hold that you need!!
Lastly, I put on the wooden cross (Hobby Lobby) using Pop Up Glue Dots®. The Pop Up Dots get the cross up off of the page so the draping has room to, well...drape! I did a watered down wash of white craft paint over the cross to give it more of a uniform color.

It might have taken me two years, but I'm glad I'm finally sharing this card with all of you! If you make your own version of this card, I'd love to see it! Leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team


'Hello' Card

Less than a month since the last post...not my worst stretch! Things are getting pretty active around the Deeply Rooted house. I've been taking trampoline aerobics classes since the beginning of January, and let me say, if you have a facility close to you (or not close...I drive an hour to my class!!), try it!!! Our class is an hour of cardio and strength training, but come on, you're on a giant trampoline!! We've also signed up for a membership at our local YMCA. The kids will be starting soccer and gymnastics very soon through their programs, so we went ahead and joined as a family. I'll be the first one to call myself cheap thrifty, and if I'm paying to be a member, I'm going!! I've done a few of their classes, and I'm starting to think this healthy lifestyle isn't so bad after all!
So while I was out today before my Y class, I stopped by Michael's and checkout out their latest offerings (aka- clearance section!). I picked up a MME 6x6 paper pack for $3 and some super cute wooden cutouts for $1. While my kids were sufficiently distracted this afternoon, got to play for a bit!! I've had a friend who's been on my mind recently, and I sat down to make her an 'I'm thinking about you' card with my new stash.

The butterfly paper is from the MME stack, and I couldn't help but pair it with some adhesive backed cork (I believe this is DCWV).

See that clean, sealed edge of the ribbon? I used my i-magicut, by Imaginisce. Love it!!!

Next I added my wood piece. At first, I had it right up against the butterfly background paper, but the pattern didn't read well through the letters, so I dug out a left over paint chip to use behind it. And, as always, it's all held together by Glue Dots® (minus the adhesive cork...but I think that might be a little self-explanatory)!!

This is headed out in the mail tomorrow. Hope it brings a smile to her face!