Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So many projects...I don't know where to begin!

A friend from high school recently graduated with her MBA.  (I made the graduation ceremony invitations.)

 I love the way the invitations turned out!  They were exactly what I had envisioned.  I love the tassel on the graduation cap!  I was so lucky that Vanessa let me pretty much have free reign (sp?) to design what I wanted - colors, layout, etc.

We were invited to her graduation party, so for a little giftie I made her some note cards.

 I used my embossing tool for the first time on these note cards.  My husband couldn't get over the fact that the green cardstock was flat and untextured before I got started.  I really like the way they came out.

Thanks to my mom's help (watching the babies and her sewing expertise), I was able to participate in my first vendor show.  I had so much fun!  It was also great to see some old friends that stopped by and meet some new people!  Many thanks to Andrea for opening her home to all of us!  One of the products that I added to the Escamilla Designs repertoire are burp cloths.  These burp cloths can be made to coordinate with any outfit, nursery, diaper cake, or shower theme.  I had made some diaper cakes for an upcoming shower, so these burp cloths were made to coordinate with them, but the possibilities are endless!!!

The burp cloths are $6.50 each and are padded down the center for extra absorbency.

More coming soon!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cards and Tags

This week I started working on projects for my first vendor show in December.  Before I did, though, I needed to make a couple of cards and a thank you gift.

The cards include a thank you card for a little girl and two belated birthday cards.  So that there is no question, I purchased the papers from Close To My Heart.  They came in separate paper packs. 

First, for my special friend, Faith:
I hand stamped the hearts and embellished with glitter (which is still everywhere and my boys are still covered in it!),
Next, two belated birthday cards:
I hand-stamped the flowers, the background of the tan cardstock, and the phrase "much happiness".  I doubled layered the flowers to give them a little more dimension.  The picture is a little blurry.  I took it while holding a squirming baby.  Lol!

This card is completely hand-stamped.  Each cardstock was a solid color and I stamped the backgrounds, flowers, and phrase "much happiness".  I embellished the flowers and bottom half of card with rhinestones.
As I am typing, we are packing up for a weekend at Possum Kingdom Lake.  Our neighbor, Kenny, is being kind enough to keep an eye on our four-legged kids.  I made him two types of muffins, raspberry white chocolate and crumble-topped raspberry (the raspberry white chocolate were delish!!!).  I decorated each ziplock bag with a 4x4 tag in paw-themed cardstocks and then decorated the gift bag.  Each tag was embellished with varying sizes of paws that I cut out from the cardstock scraps.  I adhered them to the tags with three dimensional foam squares.  Very easy and very cute!  The gift bag would have come out cuter, but the babies were in desperate need of a nap ;)

Please look past my empty k-cup carousel in the background!!! ;)

Check back for items that will be featured at the December 4th vendor show.  I'll have sets of notecards, gift and luggage tags, Valentine's Day card, and more for purchase.  I'll also be displaying my custom invitations and announcements for order as well as diaper cake centerpieces.  Hosting or attending a baby shower soon?  I'll have handmade boppy covers and burp cloths that can be made to coordinate with the baby's nursery, shower theme, or better yet, with a a handmade diaper cake by Escamilla Designs!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Diaper Cake Centerpieces and Baby Shower Invites

I had so much fun making these diaper cakes!  I made six "mini" cakes wrapped in cloth diapers.  I topped them with wooden letters to spell out the baby's name.  Each "mini" with a wooden letter is $15.  ("Mini" cakes without letters are $10.)  I'll discount the price for the purchase of multiple letters.
 For the same shower, I made three other centerpieces.  They were each topped with sailboats which is the nursery theme.

Each diaper cake has approximately 28 size two diapers rolled around a 9 oz. bottle, wrapped with receiving blankets and tied with ribbon.  I embellished each one with different baby "necessities" like bibs, teethers, pacifiers, rattles, and so much more!  My favorite are bootie rattles!  They are shown on the first diaper cake.  If they had two more sets I would have purchased them for my boys, too! 

I can make the diaper cakes to your specifications: diaper brand and size, colors, themes, etc.  Prices vary based on your specifications.

I also enjoyed making these baby shower invitations for the highly anticipated Atticus Oliver Cruz.
  I love the jungle theme!  This specific invite is 5x7 and costs $2.50 per invite (including envelopes in a coordinating color).  I apply a discount for quantities of ten or more.

Check back for more projects and products!  Contact me through email escamilla.design@gmail.com, my website www.escamilladesigns.com, or through my facebook page "Escamilla Designs" for more information.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lots of new cards! :)

I'm trying to "hand-make" all of the cards I need for card-giving occasions.  Here are a couple:
I made this card for a friend recovering from surgery.  I hope it brightened her day!

I made this "bee - lated" birthday card for our six year old nephew.  I thought it was cute to have the card's message inside the gift box that the monkey is standing in front of.

This is an anniversary card.  I made it for my husband to commemorate our fifth wedding anniversary.  The inside message is quoted from Emily Bronte, "still the one...whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same".

I've also been working on the invitations for my sister's engagement party.  I think they came out great!
I am currently working on some awards for my friend's business and some diaper cake centerpieces for a former co-worker's baby shower.  Stay tuned for more pics!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Finished Name Tags

I finally finished the baby dedication nametags.  I think they turned out really cute!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Designs!

I'm so excited!!  I have been so busy with Escamilla Designs projects!  A lot has been going on at home, too with the babies and their daily changes.  I'm so lucky to be staying at home with them (and enjoying every minute of that!!) and to be getting all of these job orders (which is also allowing me to stay at home with my boys!).

Soooo.....I've been busy working on a large housewarming invitation order.  I had a lot of fun making them!  Here's a picture of my samples that I showed to my client.  (I should have taken a picture of the finished product before I boxed them up.)

Now that I've finished with the housewarming invites, I'm working on name tags for a baby dedication.  I think that's a cute way of honoring the baby's relatives and the important people in her life.  Here are some of the samples that I showed my client.  These name tags are 2 x 3 and have a bar pin on the back.  They can also be used as place cards, or business/calling cards.  Wouldn't it be great to have a stack of them to hand out to the parent of your child's classmate when making a playdate?? 

More to come later!  After I finish this order, I'm going to start on engagement party invites, baby shower invites, and some award certificates.  Can't wait to post more pics!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Washcloth "Lollipop" Bouquet

One of my good friends is about to have her baby any day now.  We are so excited because our boys will have a new playmate.  Since her baby's arrival is right around the corner, I was thinking about what I wanted to bring to the hospital when we go to visit them.  When I had my boys, friends and family brought flowers, plants, balloons, etc.  When we got home, I did not have the time or energy to water the plants I received, so I decided that I did want to bring a bouquet, but this bouquet was going to be made out of something my friend could use (and didn't have to water ;)...WASHCLOTHS! 

Yesterday, after we got home from another friend's baby dedication, I got to work.  (Daddy was home so he could watch the babies for a little while.)  I rolled washcloths into "flowers" and secured them with pearl-studded floral pins.  I covered the "flowers" with lollipop wrappers, inserted a lollipop stick and tied them with a ribbon.  Each flower lollipop is embellished with a charm (blue pacifiers, bottles, rattles, onesie charms, rubber ducks, etc.) and was placed in a terra cotta pot tied with a cute "It's a BOY" ribbon.  Of course, I had to take a pic and send it to my mom to see if I had gone overboard with the cutsie stuff.  We brainstormed a couple of things to add not necessarily change.  I think I will paint the pot next time.  Check back for more pics!

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