Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baby Shower Invites with Stamping and Photos!

Hey y'all! A couple of weeks ago my family hosted a shower for my newest niece Bridget. I thought it would be fun to share a few special projects I put together, hopefully it will inspire you when planning your next event!

We held this shower after Little B was born, so I had the idea to include a picture with the invitation. Cute baby photo = winning card design, right? Right. Before we get into the invite, I thought I'd share a few pictures from what was a really fun shower! 
The only boy invited to the shower was little Will. He was our chaperon and just as popular as Little B!

I hosted with my cousin Katie who made all the food! We had too much fun pulling this off.
The picture of the day! This is my Grandma (who still comes to every baptism, shower, party we have!) with Little B and my sister in law Ann Marie. This picture makes me so happy, Bridget is so loved!
My friend Torrie came along for some quality baby snuggle time.

Ok, more about the invitation. My sis in law had some newborn pictures taken by Natalie at Studio N Photography. She got some really stunning pictures! I mean, she got Little B smiling! So sweet.
I fell in love with this pic and wanted to feature it in the invite. I know how photographers work and how protective they can be of their images (rightfully so), so instead of just copying and pasting the image Natalie shared on Facebook I emailed her to ask permission to use this picture for my card. Note-I can imagine that some photographers will not be OK with this, but it's not fair to steal a picture that you did not take without asking permission, so that was a chance I was going to take. Turns out Natalie could not be sweeter about the whole thing! She wanted to see the card and how I was using the picture and she said it was totally fine. In fact, she told me that my sis in law had ordered this particular shot for her baby announcements so she suggested the one below that I ended up using. I can't recommend Natalie enough, if you are in Ohio/KY I would highly recommend her! 

I wanted to keep the design simple so I could create a whole stack of cards and use up my ever growing pile of patterned paper. Once my cousin and I decided on a color scheme (pink, red, teal) I just went through my paper and found several I could use as the background. I used kraft paper as the background, so the colors would really pop.The polaroid image is this stamp from Lawn Fawn that I scanned into my computer. I was able to add the text in MS Word, then use the print and cut feature of my Silhouette to cut them all out. That really saved me some time.


I took my piles of baby cuteness and put them together in a night. Well. a Night and a half (six episodes of OITNB to be exact). What I loved about his design is even though it is so simple, the picture and the colors really make it look fantastic! I would highly recommend this design for anyone who needs to make shower or birthday invitations. Oh, and the print and cut feature of the Silhouette is so helpful. It can take a few tries to figure it out, but it really can make light work of multiple cards like this!



Thanks for stopping by.Leave a comment if you have a question and I linked all the products I used below!

Later,

Michelle



Studio N Photography





Fonts used: Open Sans (inside details) and KS Eyes Wide Open (script)

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