Hello faithful readers!
okay if you aren't a faithful reader but happened upon my blog looking for my PaperWorksCo Friends and Family blog hop post, you can find it here. Be sure to click through and leave a comment as Peggy is giving away some lovely stamps collections to five random commenters on the blog hop posts.
and back to my faithful readers (I'm a big fan of Stephen King, can you tell?).....
I'm looking for suggestions. I offered to make baby shower invitations for my sister as she is expecting in September. The shower is in early July (scheduling issues prevent it from being later) and I offered to make them thinking that baby showers at home were like the baby showers I have attended. MAYBE 10, 20 or even (gasp!) 30 people. Boy was I wrong!
My sister said I might want to reconsider the offer as she was thinking there might be 100 to 125 people invited. Then she got back to me a little later to let me know that her boyfriend's Mom already had a list of 125 people...so the final list might be closer to 200. Well, I was in shock but...I'm up for the challenge. WELL!!! After talking to my Mom this weekend, the list is probably going to be closer to 300!!! Gah!!! I honestly would be hard pressed to think of 10 people I could invite to a party in my honour. 10!! And this shower is probably going to have over 200 invited (now realistically not EVERYbody will be able to attend ...but still).
Anyways, the dilemma. I would like to stick with something relatively simple and easy to make. I don't have to make ALL of the invitations the same. They can be different. So I am trying to come up with a few different ideas and would LOVE to have your suggestions -- if you have made something yourself that would be a quick card for me to CASE that would be great! Link it up in a comment (if you have it online on your blog or in a gallery) or send me an email via the link on the side.
Here is a mock-up of the first design that I plan to make -- not sure how many of these I will get done before my hand gives out from all the punching!
A little baby onesie that is actually pretty simple to make. I found a great tutorial by Lauren Meader that makes these a breeze to whip up. This is just a mock-up though made from scrap cardstock just lying around. I have pretty CTMH pink, yellow and green (and probably white) cardstock to use for my base for these as well as some really nice DP from which to make the accent pieces. And I expect I will use an assortment of stamps for the central medallion. Oh, the mock-up is missing the eyelets that will be on the bottom foldy-over bit.
Anyways, I look forward to seeing your suggestions!
Have a great day!