I recently volunteered to make invitations and favors for a friend’s baby shower. Since the shower was this afternoon, I can now post pictures! I didn’t want to post before just in case Lara decided to take a peek at my blog (Hi Lara!).
Here is the invitation design I did. This is an easy card to make when you use the circle and scalloped circle punches for the neck and legs! The scallop edge punch decorates the arm holes, eyelets for the snaps, some ribbon and little circle punches for decoration down the front.
As I’m sure you can tell, my friend is expecting a little girl. Seeing as I don’t have any little girls myself (3 boys actually), I had a lot of fun making these girly items!
The Baskets and Blooms die (exclusive to Stampin’ Up!) made the favors relatively easy to make. I filled the baskets with M&Ms and then made “flowers” with a retired Sale-A-Bration stamp set from last year and the scallop circle punch. Lollipop sticks from Walmart worked for the stems. A lady from my church made cute baby buggy lollipops that were wrapped in a cello bag and tied with ribbon. We placed the lollipops sticking up with the flower. Very cute!
Lastly, I wanted to use my Pennant die (also exclusive to SU!) to make a banner with the baby’s name on it. I’m sorry the picture isn’t the best, I had to take it laying out on my carpet in the basement.
I enjoy coming up with favors and invitations for special occasions. In the past I have come up with ideas for handmade wedding invitations, bridal showers, anniversary party invitations and favors for various occassions as well. It’s always fun to have something handmade with love to help celebrate those special occasions.
I have Handmade Onesie Shaped Baby Shower Invitations for sale on my Etsy store.