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

6 comments:

Fran, said...

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

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

Victoria
x

Joy said...

Absolutely adorable !!!!
xoxo Joy

Jill said...

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