Sunday, June 7, 2009
Barnyard Baby Shower Invitations
Hi friends! I'm FINALLY posting the invitations I made for Jenn's baby shower. I offered to make the invitations, and then I was told that I needed to make 100 in three weeks- it was a rough three weeks, but I made it happen! :) I took a bunch of photos, some so you could just how many 100 is! :) I also took a close up of the save-the-date-stickers my friend made for me (she's a graphic designer).
I originally thought I would just put a couple of animals on the front, and keep the layout simple (not doing that was my first mistake! lol) but then I got the brilliant idea to make the card itself a barn. I made templates for the barn shape, the roof, and the barn doors. I never want to use a craft knife again! I think my finger is still not right from all that pressing! lol
I searched all over the internet for red cardstock- I wanted a pack of JUST red for not a lot of money, but I wasn't finding anything. I was getting ready to give up and have to pay a ton of money, but I found exactly what I was looking for at Joann's (they had a pack of green and a pack of red, I'm assuming for Christmas), 50 sheets each. YESSSSSSSS! I got two packs (and of course I had a coupon) so I think I spend about $4 all together. Online, I couldn't find anything less than about $10- can you believe that? :( Anyway, so I was super stoked about the cardstock, and then I bought some regular white cardstock at Walmart to keep my costs down.
The "you're invited" stamp came in a double pack of 4x6 clear stamps by K&Co Marcella. I found them at Target for $3.74- hooray for clearance! All of the other stamps are Technique Tuesday (Dog & Pony Show). The "Baby Shower" and "for, date, time, place, RSVP" die-cuts were cut from my New Arrival Cricut cartridge. My poor Cricut is worn out, but I couldn't have made these invitations without it! :D
It was a LOT of cutting, assembly and coloring, but it was all worth it in the end. Jenn and her mother loooooved the invitations- success! Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for checking out my invitations!
-Suzanne :O )