Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Baby Shower Time!

Hi there everyone! My daughter-in-law is having a baby (due July 7) so it's shower time! Her mom and I are co-hosting and my first duty is to make the invitations. What started out as a small get together has exploded into a full blown event! When I started on this endeavor there were only going to be about 30 invitations, which is no problem, right? Well....the guest count keeps climbing and I now have to make 75 of these! Yikes! I am the WORST mass producer ever! My pace is naturally very slow and I'm obsessed with details, but if I'm ever going to finish I have to keep it simple and not obsess over every little thing. This presents quite a challenge for me! I'm actually pretty happy with how they turned out.....

The base is very heavy cream cardstock, sized at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". I don't know who makes this particular cardstock - I've had a giant stack of it, which my mom gave to me about 2 years ago, lol. I finally found a use for it! The pregnant girl image is from the "Everyday Pop-Up Cards" cartridge (pg. 56), cut at 3-1/2". I used my Imagine and flood filled the image using the color palette from the "Nursery Tails" cartridge. The "It's A Shower" stamp is just one giant stamp, from EK Success. The ink is "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. I rounded the corners with a Fiskars punch. The little pearls are from my stash. I used Stickles in "Star Dust" on the bottom of her dress and on her shoes.

The "Sweet Baby" sentiment is from two different sets by K Andrew Designs. "Sweet" is from the "Sweet Wishes" set, which was a bonus set offered last Christmas season. "Baby" is from the "Owly Hoo Sentiments" set. They are stamped with Martha Stewart ink in "Hibiscus", which I also used to ink the edges.

*** Just a reminder that there is a HUGE sale going on right now at K Andrew Designs. All you have to do is enter the code **letshavefun** at checkout and you will receive 20% off your entire order!*** Isn't that fab?! In addition, the Getting Cricky Design Team is showcasing specific stamp sets each day and there will be even more discounts on the featured sets! To check out the awesome deals and amazing design team projects on the Getting Cricky blog click HERE. To go directly to the K Andrew Designs online store click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. These invitations will be the first hit of many more. Good Luck with the rest.

    Carson's Creations

  2. great looking invite! Love the bling on the shoes and hem of the dress!

  3. Awesome invite! I'm in the same boat as you. LOL Grand baby coming in August, shower in June and I need to create 80 invites. I may have to scrap lift this one. LOL
    Miranda :)