Monday, May 6, 2013

Girly Baby Shower Invites

So I am threw my dear friend Fallon a baby shower a few weeks ago and so I put together these adorable invites to send out.

I have to give credit to my sister, Caitlin, for being a big help and helping me organize my thoughts and then spending a whole Saturday helping me cut and put the invites together. It would have taken me three times as long without her help. With her help, I was able to bust out 30 invites in just two days. Awesome. Thanks Cait!

A huge time saver with this project (and a lot of the other projects related to the party) was my Cameo. It has been quite the little work horse the last couple of weeks. :)

After a fun lunch with Fallon, I started pinning fun party ideas on Pinterest. That was a fun way to collect the bazillion ideas I had flying through my mind. I settled on a "Pinwheels and Parasols" theme.

The nursery is going to be pale pink, cream, and lace. Very vintage, very girly, and very Fallon. :) So that is what I did for the invites:

I used the pinwheel to hold together the two flaps of lace. It was a fun way to close the flaps.

It's hard to see it in the picture, but the parasol (cut with my cameo) is pink and sparkily. I used spray adhesive and then dumped a ton of pink glitter on it. Girly baby shower invites demand the use of glitter. :D hahaha. There are also pop-dots so it popped up off the invite. So cute.
Here's what the back looked like.

The fonts are two of my current favorites: Scriptina Pro and Traveling Typewriter.

I loved the lace wrapped around the invite. I just used a touch of hot glue on the four corners of the back of the lace so it wouldn't fall off after it was unhooked.

Fallon loved them. I think these are my favorite invites I've made. My coworker keeps trying to convince me to start my own business to make custom invitations. That would be so fun! Too bad I don't really have time to do it. :) Maybe some day...

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