I have a true love for invitations.
I love to receive them, I love to shop for them, but what I love most is making them. I handmade our wedding invitations (shown above) and although lots of work went into making them, the resulting beauty and personal touch were worth all the effort.
little sister was going to have a baby, the first thing I started to think of (after pondering the sex, possible name, and the awesomeness of being an Aunt, of course) was how I would design her baby shower invitations.
Until we knew she was having a little girl, I was set on sending out invites shaped as bow-ties (baby boy theme). Upon learning that she was in fact having a sweet baby girl, I decided that the best theme for her invites and shower would be a sweet theme with a sweet bar.
Making her shower invitations didn't take the whooping 30 hours that my wedding invitations took (thank God!). In fact, I made all 50 invitations in about 5 hours. I thought I would share this little invitation tutorial with you because they were easy to make and super cute.
50 A6 flat cards (via Papersource in Luxury White)
50 A6 envelopes (via Papersource in Luxury White)
Lollipop, ice cream cone, cupcake stamps (sourced from Etsy and Papersource)
Ink Pads in shades of pink and coral (via Papersource)
Paper in shades of pink and coral (via Papersource)
Envelope lining template in A6 (via Papersource)
You will see that I didn't trace the entire liner. I do this to save paper because I don't see the point in lining the entire envelope when people only see the top 3 inches.
After I had the envelopes done I started working on the contents of the invitation.
The first content piece I produced were informational inserts. I printed these using my home printer in pink ink, then used a paper cutter to make clean lines when I cut them. I love using inserts as a way to provide registry information, dress code, special requests, etc. because it doesn't invade on the actual invite and it gives everyone something else to look at!
Next, I printed the actual invitations in pink ink, again using my own computer, and then I stamped them! The stamping was my favorite part. :)
Isn't it crazy how simple stamps add such a personal, sweet touch. So easy!
Trace, cut, glue, print, stamp, stuff. Easy + pretty = awesome!!
P.S. If you have any questions or need any help making invitations of your own, feel free to email me!