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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baby Shower Invitation

Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set: Baby Prints. by StampLadyKatie
I just finished making 30 baby shower invitations. My daughter is due in October and we are so thrilled to be getting our first grandchild.  While its our first grandchild, my daughter's husband has 2 sisters, both of whom already have children. But that does not diminish the excitement, this baby is already being showered with tons of attention. 

When you know the baby's sex you can choose appropriate colors for the Baby Shower Invitation.  This job was a little challenging because my daughter does not want to know the sex of the baby. For this invitation I wanted soft colors. So I sponged on Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.

Where to find words for a baby shower invite?  The internet of course. I searched several sites and ended up combining several ideas into one of my own.

Tiny fingers, tiny toes
Boy or girl, we don't know . . . 
But a beautiful baby is on the way!
Let's help them celebrate the day.

Did you notice those precious baby feet?  They are from a stamp set called Baby Prints. I had a hard time deciding whether to use the baby hand prints or the baby footprints. Because the colors were pastels I wanted all the imagery to be soft. The feet are heat embossed in white on vellum paper and peek through a window cut in the card face. The card was finished with a white ribbon, again to keep the look soft.

The information for the invitation to the baby shower is printed on the inside.  I just made a word document and ran off 2 cards for each sheet of paper.

Thank goodness for framelits! They really made the job easier.  I used one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits to frame the little poem. and the Labels Collection Framelits to create the hole for the embossed feet.

Glad that job is done! Now I'm busy getting ready for the Craft Show at Utica Fest this weekend.  If you're local stop by. Its a good ole time in the country: music, food, baseball, horse pull and of course, the Craft Fair. Stop by my booth and say HI.

And speaking of weekend activities, have you registered yet for the August Stamp-a-Stack?  Sunday afternoon or Monday night, your choice of days.

Hope to see you at one of these events, and feel free to contact me with any questions about this baby shower invitation or any card project.

Happy Stamping
--Katie

1 comment:

Jeanne Thompson said...

Arranging baby shower invitations is a terrific means to show you as well as your partner's enjoyment to turn into father and mother. Display your creativeness. Do not be scared to experiment. Remember that having a baby is an enjoyable part of parenthood.