playing with paper

Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Shower Invitations

I was pleased to be asked by a neighbor to create handcrafted baby shower invitations for her son and his wife. With just a little information--it's a boy, the parents-to-be like birds, the grandma-to-be (my neighbor) works for the postal service, and I need to make 30--these are my three initial samples.

#1 Traditional, calm, formal pastels

#2 Bright, bold , cute, and fun

#3 Postal theme, because I couldn't resist

And she chose, with no changes, #3! I almost couldn't believe it! She liked my use of security envelope paper. I managed to curb my use of lumpy embellishments to avoid surcharge postage. I spent quiet time today prepping all the parts, so I think I'm ready to begin assembly tonight or tomorrow.


  1. They are all so pretty! I love how on #3 "special delivery" could mean more than 1 thing.

    1. I love that "special delivery" stamp. I use it quite often!

  2. #2 baby invitation card is much better then all..
    good work!

  3. Hi Daisy, those are some really good baby shower invitations! I maintain a website about them as well. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page? Please email me back.