- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ chartreuse cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ light blue cardstock
- 1-1/2″ wide polka-dot ribbon (I found this at Hobby Lobby)
- mounting squares
- size A7 envelopes
Well, I decided to make another homemade baby shower invitation. I found this super cute polka-dot ribbon at Hobby Lobby and had to have it! I just loved the colors and thought it would work great with a baby shower invite!
Turns out, it did! Who doesn’t like to use polka-dots with baby showers??
And, of course, it’s super simple to make too!
Begin by cutting the white cardstock to a size of 5″x 7″. I love to use my e-xacto paper trimmer…it works wonders!! Next, cut the the green cardstock to size of 6-1/2″x 4-1/2″. This will leave a 1/4″ reveal of white cardstock.
The next step is to create a text layout for your invitation. I like to use either my printshop program or my Word program. Either one works great. Start by selecting a vertical page layout. Create a text block near the top of the page. For the text of the invitation, I used this wording…
“She’s looking fabulous and feeling great,
A baby is on the way and we can’t wait!
Please join us for a baby shower honoring
I finished the text by adding the rest of the party information. I used a pretty simple print font for the main body and a more elegant cursive font for the name. I also changed the font color to a deep blue for the main text and a darker green for the name.
After you position the text box, copy and paste it to the bottom of the page. I like to use trial and error printing to check to see if my text layout will work. After you decide it is correctly printed, you can print it on the blue cardstock.
Next, cut the blue cardstock to a size of 4-1/4″x 6-1/4″using your paper trimmer.
To give the ribbon a more dimension look, I attached it a little differently. I took my piece of ribbon and layed it out flat. I then took the center section and pulled it up 2″. Where it is still laying flat at the bottom of the 2″, I taped it together. I then pushed the center down and used a scrapbook mounting square to attach it down. That finishes the overall “bow” look.
Attach the ribbon to the left side of the text sheet by wrapping it across the front and taping the ends on the backside.
Next, attach the rest of the layers together using the mounting squares.
That’s it! I think it turned out super cute…I love the fresh look of the white paired with the blue and green.
And remember, if you’d like me to make these invitations for you, I can!! Just send me an email or contact me on my “contact me” or “custom order” pages!
I’d love to help you out!!