It was a really nice baby shower, and everyone was very generous. Some of the only baby things we did not receive were diapers or toys! So we will need to stock up on those. Last weekend we finally bought the crib and I can't wait until it's put together. All of the furniture is white and we're going with a transportation theme.
I kept the invites pretty simple, because I needed to make a whole bunch of them so couldn't make it too ornate. And they needed to be mailable so no buttons or ribbon. So I chose the patterned paper very carefully, since it was going to be the focal point. I chose Martha Stewarts 12x12 baby boy paper pad. So cute, love the colors and images!
I very carefully selected which parts of the paper to use so it would fit on the onesie. To make the onesie card, I diecut two Aqua Mist onesies and a patterned paper onesie. I attached the PP onesie to one of the Aqua Mist onesies with scor-tape.
I stamped the inside with several stamp sets and scored the top of it so the card would bend when opened. I attached the onesies together by adding scor-tape above the fold.
I'm beginning to see my stamp collection as one big stamp set--it's fun to pull stamps from several sets to create just the look you want. The little sailboat is from PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, the "You're Invited" stamp is from PTI Borders and Corner Monogram set (which I had completely forgotten about until recently), the "Baby Shower" sentiment is from Scattered Showers and the invitation info part is from the Michaels Recollection set "RSVP". I love how the inside turned out!
I also decorated the envelopes a little bit too. By the way, my sister (who mailed out the invites) took the lovely pictures on the blanket!
I used PTI Fillable Frames #5, Bitty Baby Blessings and I&O Baby. The sentiment says "Sometimes it's the smallish things that take up the most room in our heart."-Winnie the Pooh.
I also stamped baby feet on a small sticker circle and the envelopes were sealed shut right above the sentiment.
The inks are all by A Muse Studio. They are Sky (very similar to Spring Rain), Papaya (similar to Summer Sunrise), and Ocean, which is a nice deep blue. Definitely recommend the A Muse inks! Let me know if you're interested in an ink sampler card, I can mail one out to you so you can see what the colors look like! :)
I'll be back tomorrow with pictures from the shower and the baby favor boxes and cupcake toppers I made! The post is scheduled and all ready to go. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a very sunny and happy day!
These invites are just too cute. Sounds like you had a great shower. You will need (lots) of diapers right away, but no need to worry about the toys for a bit!
Monica, the invites are darling. You did a great job of selecting just the right spots on the paper. Like your envelopes and seals too. I just got this die and have only cut one test card out. Thanks for the inspirations.
These are just so adorable. You put such thought and care into lining up the patterned paper so perfectly with the onesie. I love how you were able to combine so many sets to make these lovely invitations. See, you are really getting your money's worth from your collection!
They came out super cute. thanks for showing how you put them together too.
Gorgeous invitations. I can tell you put a lot of thought into them. the paper you chose was perfect. Love the little sailboat on the inside as well as on the envie. Those stamped feet on the circle tag to seal the envies...too cute.
Too cute!! It would be so fun to open an envelope and take out something so adorable!!
So cute, Monica! That paper is perfect! And I love how coordinated the inside is with all the different stamps!
Those invites are wonderful! So cute! Loved the envelope too.
These are adorable, Monica! I love the patterned paper you chose and that is one of my very favourite quotes!
These are so cute! What a fun invitation idea.
Monica - these are just gorgeous! You picked out the perfect patterned paper! And the coordinating envelopes! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? These are marvelous! Glad your shower turned out well - our daughter just had our first grandbaby (a girl) on Tuesday - we are so excited!
All so adorable! You look so great and happy at the baby shower!! So excited for you :)
these are gorgeous!
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