Friday, September 13, 2013

Baby Shower Invitations

For the past week, I have been working on invitations for my daughter's baby shower.  I found this cute little dress on Pinterest and made a template out of cardboard.  I decided to cut them out in Pretty & Pink but then couldn't find any DSP that matched the pink!  I thought pink was pink - not so.  There are a lot of different shades of pink out there!  So I decided to pick out my DSP first (lesson learned) and ended up cutting more dresses out of Melon Mambo.  I was really happy with how they turned out.


Stamps - Sent with Love - Stamps by Judith
Paper - Melon Mambo, Whisper White - SU
Ink - Melon Mambo - SU
Embellishments - Ribbon, Pearls, Gel Pen - Michael's
Accessories - Heart Punch, Embossing Powder - Iridescent Ice, Gel Pen

I originally wanted to use an A2 size card but it was too small and an 5" x 7" was too big, so I settled on 5" x 6".  I cut out all my base cards first and then my DSP layer  of
4 3/4" x 5 3/4".  I used my computer for my sentiment and printed it out on whisper white.  Using the Bigz Petal Cone Die, I cut out the banner.  I used my light box to trace it on the printed sentiments and cut them out.  My printed invitation on the inside was done on my computer and printed out on a whisper white layer of 4 3/4" x 5 3/4".  I then embossed my little dresses only on the bottom half.  I tied ribbon around the waist, did some lines with my gel pen on the top of the dress, placed my pearls and the dress was ready to mount with some dimensionals.  I also used dimensionals when placing the banner.

Sarah had picked out this cute pink baby ribbon at Michael's, so I decided to cut a length of it and glue it on the inside layer next to the fold just for fun!  I then went to work and made the envelopes using my Envelope Maker.  I had purchased this awhile ago from  We R Memory Keepers and really liked the results. I also made envelope liners in the DSP paper.  On the back of the envelope, I used my stamp and punched out a Melon Mambo heart to add the finishing touch.  We took them to the Post Office to mail yesterday and the lady there was so nice.  When she saw the envelope she said "I know I have a stamp that would look great on these cards".  After going through her drawer, she came out with a cute  heart stamp which finished the whole thing off!  It was a lot of work, but I'm so glad I made them.  Of course, I saved one for the scrapbook!

The weather here has been so crazy lately.  It was so terribly hot for a few days and then last night a storm brought in cooler weather for a pleasant change.  All of a sudden we have tomatoes - lots of tomatoes!  I guess they needed some last heat to ripen them up.  I see some canning in my future this weekend.  Hope you and yours have a great one!

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

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