Friday, July 11, 2008

Cutesy & Fun Baby Shower Invite

So I got a call from a friend who wanted to know if I had time to make baby shower invites. Of course I said yes. Then she said, "Uh, I need 36 by next week." I then said it would end up being pretty simple and she was ok with that. :) I also asked what kind of theme she wanted and I gave her the choice between elegant or cutesy & fun. She chose cutesy and fun. :)

Here's what I came up with... a pocket invite, where the pocket is held by the ribbon so there is no gluing and I can get three 4" pockets from a 12x12 sheet of paper. Easy AND economical. I also chose a paper with pattern all over so there would be minimal decoration needed for the pocket. I actually tried to find a double sided paper but nothing seemed to fit what I was looking for.
Here is the insert with the shower information. I printed the information onto vellum and then layered it over green cardstock. I stamped a border using the itty bitty animals from Bitty Baby Blesssings and stamped the onesie so it showed through the vellum. Sorry, had to blur out some personal info. Then the two layers are held together by the eyelets. I also stamped a border along the "fold" of the pocket.

Here's a closeup of the stamped details:
Obviously, or I hope obviously, she's having a boy. So the colors are in the boy palette range, she's actually the same person I made this for and she is doing MUCH better.

Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessing, Stampendous little star
Paper: DCWV Glitter Boy Stars DP, Vellum, Archiver's Apple (?) CS
Ink: SU! Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal
Accesories: SU! Bashful Blue grossgrain ribbon, Making memories eyelets, Fiskars small corner rounder

Thanks for looking!


Charlene Austin said...

Those are fantastic! These would be great to use for the new Blog Hop using Vellum!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

Oh how adorable!! Love it. Love the printing on vellum