Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baby Shower Invitation


Have you checked out this month's new release from Die-Versions?  If not, then you definitely should.  This shaped card incorporates three of the newest dies: Baby Shower Express Banner, Love This Express Edges Mini, and the Hexagon Punch Border.  The lace around the leg openings was die cut from the Lacey Dots die.

One of the things I normally do when I get a new batch of dies in is to die cut them right away from plain copy paper and let them sit on my desk.  That way, the ideas start to percolate slowly until something comes together.

I knew I wanted to make a diaper shaped card when I cut the banner, but wasn't sure what to do with the hexagon punch border.  Then it hit me that this reminded me of the velcro fasteners on the sides of a diaper, and the rest is history :-).


To create this card, I started with some older Graphic 45 papers (Little Darlings), hand drew the diaper shape and cut it out.  Distressed embossing technique was applied along all the edges using Sparkle N Sprinkle Sea Foam embossing powder.  I also heat embossed the Love This Express Edge Mini with Sea Foam embossing powder.  The baby image, which is part of the G45 paper pad, was hinged so you could write the details of the baby shower underneath and still have a flat invitation for mailing.

18 comments:

rachel said...

what a fun card Anne - this is lovely xx

nwilliams6 said...

Love this Anne! Great shape, super papers, and sweet design. What a super fun shower card. I have to go check out the distressed embossing technique now. Hugz!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very cute Anne. Love the diaper shaped card with the "velcro" fasteners. The distressed edge and the lace are a great touch!

Lisa said...

This is just the most creative and beautiful card, Anne!! I love the shape!! The Hexagon Punch die as tape is so creative and awesome!! I love everything about this!! Super-duper fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annie said...

Oh Anne :-) how sweet is this make.....I love the design and that real cute image.

Have a great week

Annie x

jimlynn said...

I wish I'd seen this several years ago when I had to create some baby shower invitations! SO cute and I love the ruffle on the legs and those "velcro tabs"! Fantastic!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Such a beautiful shaped card, I love the image so cute.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! this is so adorable - beautiful - sweet - so frilly - I remember having lace and tiny rose-buds on my panties LOL, and lace on my sock cuffs. Beautifully done, and a gorgeous shape card. hugs, de

Tammy said...

Precious invitation, love how the details are under a sweet picture! Great design!

Sandy said...

So sweet and what a precious baby!
Sandy xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am hoping I can remember this card years from now when my kids get to this stage of life- this is so darling!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, so adorable and perfect for the cutest baby card, love this creation.
Hugs, Pat

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, so adorable and perfect for the cutest baby card, love this creation.
Hugs, Pat

NanaConnie said...

This is just too cute, Anne! Love the gingham checks.

Otália Siqueira said...

Olá Anne.
Amei o seu trabalho.
parabens!
Otalia

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Very, very cute !!!

Shirley said...

Too too cute for words. Love the catches on the side too! Great for a baby book too!

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Anne...the diaper shaped card is sooo cute and I love that sweet picture!!!!