Baby Shower Invite.
I made some Shower invitations this weekend and thought i would share the idea and a few things I learned.
I used the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe program. The card is finished 5x7". I always print two to a page. The graphics used in this card are from Two Peas in a Bucket and are the font called "Oh Baby" I printed the the card of white Presentation Paper from HP. I can not emphasize enough what a difference it makes to use this paper!
I cut the white paper to 4 3/4 " x 6 3/4". I cut a piece of chip board 5x7. this gave 1/8" border on the card of chipboard. You can cut chipboard on most paper cutters.
Then my new discovery that I had to share are the Cuttlebug embossing plates!! I cut a large scallop oval out of the Marvy Large Scallop punch. I cut it out of the old fashioned construction paper. I am in love with construction paper lately. it is so easy to print on and it is soft and has texture. Then I used the It's a boy embossing plate. In my Sizzix machine. (you must use the system converter when using embossing plates) Right now Sizzix machines are like $30 at Michael's, I think they may be discontinuing them.
I used brown grosgrain ribbon on the center of the card, glued on with a glue stick. But recently I saw Martha Stewart show putting ribbon in the xyron machine to add adhesive to it. Great idea! I cut the ribbon too big on each side and then trimmed it after it was glued on.
then i learned something big. when you use a glue stick on construction paper, it will be turn the paper yellow in about 24 hours. so i had to use pop dots to adhere the scallop embossed paper to the ribbon. Which was good because it looked a lot better to have it raised up.
I am a huge fan of typing the name and address on the envelope with graphics. It makes it so fun to get in the mail. Graphic is also from the same "oh baby" font.
Then on the back I used the duck in a light blue and layered the address on top of it. On your SFD program, click Arrange and then click send to front.
So there you go! These would also make great birth announcements. If anyone has SFD and wants me to send them the file I am happy to do so. You could just punch in your information.
Thanks to Elizabeth who introduced me to the new Jamestown Stamp, I used these stamps on the envelope. (Remember I am OCD and everything has to match even the stamp!) they were perfect they are blue and brown and I love how big they are. If you live in Virginia, I would buy these up and save them for your Christmas Cards.
*** my other tip is that when doing any invitation go to Fine Stationery.com and get great ideas for wording. or just Google "baby shower invite wording" it is a huge help.