- 8-1/2″x 11″ chocolate cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ chartreuse cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- 5/8″ wide flower ribbon (I found this at Hobby Lobby)
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
Sitting here this evening trying to decide what type of homemade invitation I’d like to make, I decided I’d take a look at my ribbon supply. I had this super cute flower ribbon with the chartreuse green and chocolate brown color combination that I hadn’t used yet.
I just love these colors together, so I decided that’s what I wanted to use! I wanted to stick with that color scheme, so I found some chartreuse, chocolate and a crisp white cardstock to make the invitation with.
I didn’t want too much of the chocolate on the invitation because sometimes such a deep color can be a little overbearing. So I decided that would be the base sheet and basically the foundation for the invitation. I wanted to accent with the chartreuse, so I used a little more of that color, but kept the crisp white as the main focus.
This invitation is really easy to make too!
To start, begin by cutting the cardstock. Using a good paper cutter, such as my E-xacto Paper Trimmer that I just love, cut the chocolate cardstock in half to a size of 5-1/2″x 8-1/2″. Next, cut the chartreuse cardstock to a size of 5-1/8″x 8-1/8″.
The next step will be to design a text layout. For this invitation I used my Word program, but I also like to use my printshop program. You don’t have to go and buy a fancy, expensive program to make great invitations! I chose a horizontal page layout and created two columns. I adjusted my margins to what they needed to be and I created the layout that you see in the picture. I used this cute wording at the beginning…
Momma and baby to be…
Join us for a Baby Shower honoring
I then added the remaining information. I also changed the fonts a little bit. I used a pretty plain print font for portions of the wording and changed to more of a hand-written font for the other portions. I also wanted the font colors to blend with the overall design, so I used the chartreuse and chocolate as my font colors. Doing this really helps bring the whole invitation together!
Once I finished that, I copied and pasted the text to the other column so I would get two text sheets per one sheet of paper. I then did a trial and error printing until I knew it was correct and would fit on the invitation good.
Next, I printed the final text on the cardstock. I then cut the white cardstock to a size of 5-1/8″x 6-7/8″. This left just enough of the chartreuse cardstock showing for a good accent.
The final step is to attach the ribbon to the white cardstock on the bottom and top. Now, using scrapbook mounting squares, attach all the layers together. Be sure to keep everything centered!
And that is all it takes! Your guests are sure to love these handmade invitations! And, the best part is, they can be for a boy, girl or neutral shower!
Remember, if you don’t have time or just don’t want to venture making these yourself, I can make them for you! Just send me an email or contact me through my custom orders page and I will get in touch! I would love to help you out!!
I also wanted to add some other shower supplies that you might want to check out! These are great and will go right along with a shower planned around the colors used above.