Baby showers are always fun to plan. Whether the mom-to-be knows the gender of the baby or not, this adorable elephant themed decor from ML Paper Creations would be the perfect addition to any party. This dessert table was a collaboration of three vendors: Jennifer Arp of Cakeaholic, Shireen Rangwala of Shireen’s Sweet Treats, and Meaghan Lee of ML Paper Creations on Etsy. This modern elephant baby shower decor includes cupcake toppers, bottle labels, thank you tags, a banner, and confetti. ML Paper Creations also has a line of blue and pink elephant decor in their Etsy shop for gender specific showers and parties.
I recently chatted with Meaghan of ML Paper Creations to see who and what inspires her when designing party decor for her Etsy shop.
Q: What was your inspiration for the elephant theme, desserts, and dessert table?
A: I’m inspired by a lot of the recent children’s party and baby shower decor trends. Sometimes it can be something as simple as a single item on the cover of a magazine that can inspire an entire line of items!
Q: How did you get into designing party decor?
A: Initially, I started off planning my daughter’s first birthday party in a brown and pink decor. I had so much fun finding and creating coordinating items that I wanted to keep working at it. I also worked for about a year in the retail packaging industry alongside a graphic designer and learned a fair amount of the basics of graphics. I’ve been building on my skills over the last couple of years and have always been interested in card making and paper crafts. I’m happy to be able to merge the two skills, subsequently creating the products you see in my shop today!
Q: Who inspires you?
A: I draw inspiration from all over the place. I find a lot of inspiration from the great Martha Stewart. I’ve been following her work for years, all the way back to when I was planning my wedding nearly a decade ago. Otherwise, I find a lot of inspiration from everyday things. Sometimes it’s as simple as looking at a pattern on a piece of cardstock and inspiration strikes. I do a lot of browsing through baby items, textiles, toys, even patterns on baby bedding has inspired some of my cutest items. It’s amazing how inspiration is all around you and will strike, sometimes even when you’re not looking!
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