Friday, February 15, 2013

DIY Modern Baby Shower Invitations

If you have been following along with Mom Mart then you know that I am expecting baby number three in June and it will be a little girl. I am very excited about this. I am even more excited because my little girl will have a little baby girl cousin her own age to grow up with too.

I am going to be an aunt again! My sister-in-law Krystal is expecting a little girl {her 1st baby} in April and I will be co-hosting her baby shower. This means I get to make baby shower invitations and plan decorations and come up with baby shower games and … oh this list could go on forever! Needless to say, I love planning showers.

So for the next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you my baby shower invitation creations, the baby shower decorations, some baby shower games, party planning essentials, and pretty much everything I can think of baby shower related!

To kick this off and get into the baby shower mood I will share with you my modern take on a baby shower invitation for a baby girl. My sister-in-law loves the purple so I am thinking that we will be all about the purple too!

Modern Baby Shower Invitation

After a trip to my local scrapbooking store I hit pay dirt and found a great chevron patterned paper with purple and teal and matching solid paper as well. It was exactly what I was looking for! It’s modern and feminine {but not too feminine} and fun – at least I think so. I borrowed my other sister-in-law’s Cricut cartridge so that I could cut out my own flowers in the matching paper.

I printed off the invitations on card stock and cut the cards in half. I like to buy the NOTECARDS value pack that come with corresponding envelopes – this takes a lot less work and makes creating cards super easy. Then I cut the scrapbooking paper to size and started gluing the paper onto the unprinted side of the card. I cut out violet flowers from the Cricut machine using the Storybook cartridge and pasted those on the printed side of the card {in the image I added a flower design that can be printed right onto the card – If I were to do this again I would have printed the flower design instead of cutting out the flowers. That was a lot more work than necessary!

Making Baby Shower Invitations

Using the Cricut Machine to Make Invites

These DIY Baby Shower invitations turned out pretty well and I have enough scrapbook paper left over to do corresponding party favors and decorations.

The font used for the cards are Lobster Two and Champagne & Limousines. I think these fonts complement each other beautifully and were easy to work with as far as size manipulation was concerned.

What do you think?

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