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

16 comments:

**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!!
Farrah

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...

hiya
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.
Hugs,
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.

Smiles!
Gwen DT@DCRU

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!!
Sheri~DCRU DT

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!!
Cara DCRU DT

LORi said...

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

DCRU HUGS - LORi

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!