Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

So this weekend I'm hosting a baby shower.  For the invites I wanted to do something fun and personal and not super labor intensive. My friend isn't going to find out whether there's a boy or girl in her tummy, so I wanted to use gender neutral colors - namely Green.

Cue Green Invitation Kit at Target.

Ahem, I mean cue ON CLEARANCE Green Invitation Kit - wahoo for Target Clearance!

The kit was for an invitation like the one pictured on the front of the box, so I didn't us the floral sticker to attach the papers. Instead, I grabbed the two layers of paper in the kit and twine and hole punch and attached (hot-glued) copies of photo from maternity "photo session" I did with them last week to the top cream layer.

I didn't trust myself to figure out all the print your invite out on invitation kit paper stuff,  so I actually wrote out the info part using my photo editing program the same size as the picture and got them printed at Walgreens.  Pretty spiffy, yes?  Here it is on the inside of the invite.

And here's the finished product with floral whimsy envelope.

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  1. Soooo lovely sister. wish i could come! and i almost wish i was pregnant again so you could take my picture...but only so you could my picture! ;)

  2. these are SO pretty, Cailan! I just love what you did. How creative.
    hugs, ~Jennifer

  3. Yeah for great deals! These invites are beautiful - wow! I want pregnancy photos now. :)

  4. I just pinned this over at Pinterest - super cute - may try and use this for my cousins bridal shower invites. Love it!

  5. Wow...what an incredibly beautiful keepsake that will make!! Thanks for linking up! :)

  6. Oh my...these are sooooo CUTE!!! I buy lots of invites on clearance at Target...you just can't go wrong. Last year someone by mistake (I think) marked some down to like 80% off and I got a box for like $5.00...they made really pretty bridal shower invites.


  7. Love it...so great with the picture!

  8. You did a great job, I love getting creative with invites !

  9. I'll be featuring this on Thrifty Thursday this week! :)

  10. I used your invitation as inspiration for my cousin's invitation. Here is mine: http://mycreativeescapes.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-bridal-shower-invitations.html