Baby Shower Invitation

I made this invitation for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law. She wanted pink camouflage and Winnie The Pooh, so here is what I came up with.

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The base of the invitation is white cardstock, and it is an A2 size card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I then added a light pink layer that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″. The next layer is the pink camouflage cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 5″. Baby Shower is from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge.It was cut at 2″ using the Shadow feature. (When you see the screenshot of my Gypsy, please disregard the Baby Shower in the upper left corner of the screen. When I cut this, some of the letters were so thin, they tore. That is why I used the Shadow feature for this.) I cut Winnie The Pooh from the Pooh Font Set Cricut cartridge, and he was cut at 2 1/2″.

For the inside of the invitation, the camouflage layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the light pink layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″. I bought the stamp at Michael’s and used the Close To My Heart Archival Black Ink Pad  for the stamping.

All solid cardstock is Recollections and I bought the pink camouflage paper from Stampin’ Station.

Here is the screenshot of my Gypsy.

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My future daughter-in-law and her Mom loved the way the invitations turned out. I’m thrilled they liked it.

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Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges Used: New Arrival and Pooh Font Set

Other Supplies Used: CTMH Stamp Pad, Wooden Stamp from Michaels

Grandparents

Grandparents hold a special place in their grandchildren’s heart, from the very first sight. In this two-page layout I wanted to capture the essence of the first meeting. My favorite picture is the candid shot of my dad hold his first grandchild for the first time. It was such a special moment. You could feel the love in the room as we introduced her to the family. It is amazing what you can capture with a picture phone, when a camera is not available.

Grandparents Page 1

Grandparents Page 2

Process:

I don’t use sketches often,but here is my process. I based my design on the quote “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” ~Winnie the Pooh~ from there I knew I wanted to cut out Pooh (since he said the quote), Tigger (my favorite) and Eeyore (husbands favorite).

Eeyore

I divided the paper in half for the first page of the layout, then the second page was divided into fourths.I love the polka dot paper from The Paper Company, I wanted to add some fun color to the pages.To divide the secitions with Bazzil Double Scoop Mint Chip paper and Spool O’ Ribbon in Spring Green. The pictures were made to look they were hanging up, I used Doodle Bug sugar coated brads in yellow, and brown embroidery floss.

Hanging Picture Look

Tip: When adding embroidery floss to your photographs, use your Cricut tool kit and punch holes where you want to pull the string through first. Then use an embroidery needle to pull the floss through, tie it in 3 or 4 knots before pulling the tail through to the backside and tape it down.When putting it on the brad wrap the floss around the brad once so it will stay tight. I love how this turned out.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut E2, Cricut Tool Kit, Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridge Used: Pooh Fonts, Cricut Alphabet (came with E2)

Other Supplies Used: Recollections Basic Paper Pack and Butterfly Wings, Doodle Bug Sugar Brads, Bazzil Paper, Embroidery Floss, The Paper Studio Paper, and Spool O’ Ribbon

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