Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations

Hi Everyone! Well I kind of lost my mojo lately! Nothing is really inspiring me. I have been working on new Colour Create cards, but that is about it - and you have to wait to see those until next Thursday.

One other project I just started is baby shower invitations for a young lady at work. Shhhh - it is a surprise! These invitations are the perfect entry for the current Papertake challenge - Spots and Stripes.

This couple knows they are having a boy, and they know they are decorating the baby's room with an airplane theme, but that is about it. They haven't chosen any colors, so I just decided to make the invitations in bright colors.

I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers which you can find here. Although these invitations are smaller than in the tutorial. For the actual pocket, I cut a strip of cardstock 4.75" x 12". Then I scored at 4" and 8" to make the pocket part. The inner cards are 4.0" x 4.5".

I printed the invitation on vellum and then adhered the vellum at the corners to white cardstock. Incidentally, the ATG adhesive worked perfectly for the vellum - it is virtually transparent!

I cut the airplane using the Cricut New Arrival cartridge.

The band that I slide around the invitation was cut at a 2" width.

This picture (above) shows another variation of the invitation - just different colors than the first.

I will start working on the rest of them tonight. Once they are done, I will try to remember to post another picture.

Thanks for Looking!

{Baby Shower Invitation Details}
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Cardstock: K&Company Hopscotch
Invitation printed using Tempus Sans ITC and Cursive Standard fonts

Airplane cut using Cricut New Arrival cartridge
Misc: ribbon, buttons


Fran, said...

What a wonderful job, just perfect for a baby shower. Love your ideals.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Those are perfect! Your friend will love them :)

Molly said...

Great job! I love that fat airplane!!

Biscuitlid said...

so cute, oh please post a pic of them all when they're done


Joy said...

Absolutely adorable !!!!
xoxo Joy

Jill said...

wow fantastic card love the colours thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx