Friday, January 29, 2010

New Baby Shower Invitations

Well I am making baby shower invitations, lots and lots of them! They are perfect for the "Matching Set" challenge over at Cupcake Crafts Challenges and the ribbon challenge over at Die Cuts R Us.

I am so excited about these invitations.  They are for my sister's baby shower, and this is my first little nephew!  I made the invitations in orange and blue for the University of Illinois colors, which is my brother-in-laws favorite team.

I couldn't find a nice patterned paper in the right colors, so I printed the blue stars on orange paper.  The star pattern in from Pink Petticoat.

I used the iTop for the big brad on the actual invitation.  And that fabulous font is Albemarle and Albemarle Swash - I just love it!

I wrapped the decorative band with some orange ribbon, and then tied another fancy bow, and I just had to add the little glass beads to the orange twine.  I am fussy about the seams, so the seam is actually hidden under the bow, so the back of the invitation doesn't look messy at all.

Here is a picture of a pile of the invitations.  I am about 1/2 way there and hoping to finish in the next few days.

Thanks for looking!

{Baby shower invitations details}
cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Star pattern on orange cardstock from Pink Petticoat
Invitation printed on vellum and then layered with white cardstock and a larger piece of orange cardstock
Star stamped with Papertrey Ink Star Stamp set and PTI Orange zest ink - heat embossed with Whispers clear embossing powder
Large brad made with 22mm iTop
Misc:  grosgrain ribbon, glass beads, gems, buttons


**Farrah** said...

These invites are amazing!! I had a look at some of your work and it's so original and inspiring.
Ya got another follower!!

scrappyjan said...

Deanne, These are very cute.. LOVE THE COLORS!!! I am so glad that you shared with us as I was wondering after you said you were working a special project..
hugs, Janiel

Robin McK said...

Wowzer! These are adorable, and so much work!

downrightcrafty said...

would never have thought to put the two colours together on a card but fab I have to say, then on thinking about it our small bedroom is orange juice orange and oxford blue so I am just not thinking as well as I should I suppose
thanks for sharing
Kate x

Sharon said...

Wow! These are just fabulous Deanne. What a fantastic colour scheme. Love the ribbon rosettes.
Sharon xx

Gwen said...

BRILLIANT!!! Deanne, I'm am soooo impressed with these. Fantastic use of ribbon and the design...WOW!
What a privlege to have you at DCRU for our challenge.


Liza said...

Gorgeous work, perfect for this week's challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Donna said...

A beautiful matching set for this weeks challenge at Cupcake...great choice of colours and embellies too...thanks for playing along with us this week :) Donna x

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful matching set. The image is so cute and your colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Amber said...

Deanne your invitations are amazing! Love all the beautiful ribbons and bows and what great colors!
Amber *DCRU DT*

6 wacky women said...

WoW!! These invitations are gorgeous, Deanne. The colours are fabulous, awesome design.

Karen x

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Deanne-Next time i get pregnant- you are throwing my baby shower :) K? Thanks :) LOL. ADORABLE! I just adore your work!!!Thanks for playing with us this week at DCRU!!!

Sammye Jo - DCRU DT
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PaperCrafty said...

Super cute pocket invitation!! Love it!! Thanks for playing with us at DCRU!!

Cara said...

So colorful and how sweet of you to make so many! What an exciting time, waiting of a new baby. Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!

LORi said...

WOW...Great Craftsmanship!! Too darn cute too!! So happy you shared with DCRU this week!!


Jeni said...

Wow! These invites are almost as adorable as little baby Hood will be! How lucky Denise is to have such a talented sister! You are an amazing artist! Great site!