Today I’m featuring this lovely handmade Baptism invitation for a boy. This invitation design would also work great as a First Holy Communion invitation and being that spring is right around the corner (1st Communion’s usually take place in the spring) I thought maybe some people would be on the hunt for the perfect invitation.
Not only is this invitation design beautiful, it’s also really simple to make.
And, the best thing is, if you have a little girl, it’s so easy to use this design too! Just replace the light blue cardstock with light pink!
Keep in mind that I also offer custom design services for all the invitations I feature on my site. If you see this or any invitation on my site that you like, contact me and I’ll get you a price ASAP! I love creating invitations for people and I love custom orders!! Be sure to start your party off right with the perfect invitation!
If you’d like to make this invitation on your own, just follow the simple tutorial below. I’d love to hear some feedback on this new design! Just simply leave a comment below!
Baby Boy Baptism Invitation…
- 8-1/2″x 11″ light blue cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- 1-1/2″ wide white satin ribbon
- light blue gemstones
- Fiskar’s Circle Cutter
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
I know that in the supplies picture above, I have a sheet of light blue polka-dot paper…well, I initially thought that I wanted that in this design. But, after I began working on the design I decided that polka-dots just didn’t fit well.
Begin by cutting your blue cardstock in half to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. I love using my X-acto Paper Trimmer! It works perfectly and has for years!
Next, design a text layout using any computer program. I like to use Word because I know that that is what most people have on their computers.
I changed the text color to a light gray and a beautiful blue to match the cardstock.
After printing your text on the white cardstock, cut it to a size of 8″x 5″.
Using another piece of blue cardstock, cut a circle with a 2-3/4″ diameter. I love using my Fiskar’s Circle Cutter because you can cut any size circle just by sliding a little arm! Works great!
Then, using a piece of the white cardstock, cut a circle with a 2-1/4″ diameter.
Using mounting squares, attach the white circle to the blue circle.
Next, add the gemstones to create a cross. The gemstones I have come in strips which makes this an easy step!
Now, using about a 6″ piece of ribbon, attach it to the white cardstock leaving about 1″ or so on the left side.
Finally attach the circle emblem to the center of the ribbon and then attach the white cardstock to the blue cardstock and you’re finished!
Don’t you love it! I wish I would’ve thought of this invitation when my had his Baptism! :)
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