Friday, November 15, 2013

Garden Theme Baby Shower Invitations Using Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Back in June I was blessed to have 3 Baby Showers in 3 different areas to celebrate sweet Kailyn before she was born. I made the invitations for the shower that my mom and sister hosted. We went with a garden theme because that's the theme of her nursery.

I was really excited to make the invitations, but the only problem with making my own is that I was even more of a perfectionist than I normally am!

I had to get the colors and the layout just right. Here's the first attempt that was cute, but didn't make the cut...

Then I saw THIS blog post of Lalia's cute teacher gifts and was instantly inspired by the hemp and flower.

So I played around some more.

Getting closer...

And then, TADA! Here's the winner...

So I got to work. I cut the flowers and leaves from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I added Stickles glitter to every center flower.

I found these cool Jolee's embellishments to add to the garden theme...

Oooooh, glitter! Gotta have some sparkle! I folded the leaves down the center and curled the flower petals up a bit to add some dimension. Everything was adhered with glue dots.

I really like the wording. The top (next to the ladybug) reads:
A sweet little lady is on her way,
Let's celebrate her mom with a special day!

Here are a few variations with different flower centers. I like the clear best. :)
(Click photo to see larger.)

Of course the envelope had to be spruced up. The butterfly stamp is Martha Stewart and I'm not sure what brand the ladybug is. They were impulse buys at Michael's. But I've gotta say I am not happy with the quality. They did the job but I couldn't use dye ink with pooled up on the stamp. I had to use pigment ink to get even coverage. (Another reminder of why CTMH stamps are so amazing!)                   

Thanks for visiting!

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CTMH colors used:
Ruby pigment ink (ladybug stamp)


Kigz said...

Yep, it was a process, lol! I love the clear centers too. They turned out just beautiful like the celebrated mommy herself! :)

Rachel from Redeeming Her said...

These are darling! Maybe you could frame one in the nursery:)

As for a technical question, what did you use for glitter? What do you use to apply the glitter over the flower...I want to do that sometime!

Tammy said...

These are adorable!!!