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Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Baby Shower Classic Baby Girl Baby Cards Invitations Playful Clean & Simple
Baby Shower Invitation - This was my first attempt at a handmade card. I was afraid it might be overwhelming to try and make 30+ invitations, but it was easy, a lot of fun, and I thought they turned out so much cuter than the store bought ones too. They also cost a lot less to make them myself. I used Lt. Pink decorative trim (item #505776) and Pink Twinkle glitter buttons (item #1452)) from the sewing department at Hobby Lobby. My button package was a variety of sizes. The button size really didn't matter. I just looked through my paper inventory and chose one I liked and thought would look good. My pattern came from a paper stack I got several years ago from Sam's.
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OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED
- Printed card stock of your choice
- Pink card stock ( 2 different shades)
- White card stock (cut 4 X 6)
- Buttons (1 each)
- Ribbon (4 1/2 inches each)
- Hot melt glue gun
- Die cuts Baby buggy from "Baby Steps"
Cut a piece of printed card stock 4 5/8 X 6 5/8. This size will fit in a standard 4 3/4 X 6 3/4 card envelope. I chose double sided card stock so the back of the invitation was colored. I chose a rose colored with lighter colored dots. The back side was solid pink. (see materials picture.)
Print the shower information (date, time, etc.) on white card stock. This can be handwritten or printed from the computer. I used the computer (my handwriting stinks) and I used different colored ink to make the card prettier. I was able to print three (3) invitations on one 8 1/2 X 11 card stock. Cut these apart to 4X 6 inch size.
Glue the invitation information onto the printed card stock.
Use the "Baby Steps" cartridge and cut out the baby buggy one (1) inch in size. I only used two (2) different shades of pink rather than all the layers in the cartridge manual to save time. (I had thirty (30) invitations to make). Glue the completed stroller die cut (or any other baby die cut you choose) to the lower right hand corner of the card.
Cut 4 inch lengths of ribbon and glue with a dot of hot melt glue in the center upper edge of card. Attach a button in the center. I used hot melt glue to attach my ribbon and buttons, but if you can sew, go for a hand stitched look. That's it! You're done.