a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Monday, August 4, 2008

Whew!!! Baby Shower Invitations

I apologize, I have not been participating in many challenges or doing any other extracurricular stamping in the last few weeks as I have been working diligently on making some (70) baby shower invitations for my best friend who is due in the beginning of December.

First I had to find the perfect set that had some versatility to it. I was trying to incorporate the colors of her nursery with the invitations and something a little quirky which I think I found when I finally splurged (on a lot) from Cornish Heritage Farms. I chose Kim Hughes' Baby Love collection as well as the "shower" word from Baby from Rubbersoul. Then I had to get some nestabilities, which I have since ordered more of them, from U Cut at Home (thanks to my friend Stefanie for helping me to save some $$$). I got the small scalloped and regular ovals for this and was originally going to emboss them ovals as well, but after 140 passes through the cuttlebug and plate changes, I decided the invites still looked great with out it. The paper selection was easy once I saw this awesome sample from Debbie Fisher. The colors were perfect and so off I went to Storage Units Ink and More to order my Core'dinations paper (you can also see in the right hand far corner my wonderful storage unit from them).

I figured I used about 7 sheets of 12 x 12, 56 sheets of 8.5 x 11, 140 brads, 140 runs through the cuttlebug, 140 dimensionals, 1260 colored spots on the giraffe, 490 colored onesies and lots of experience perfecting my assembly-line stamping ;-)

I had fun making them, my friend hasn't seen them so I hope she likes them and doesn't look at my blog before she gets hers in the mail. I have to address the envelopes and they will be off hopefully by weeks end. The card below shows my prototype which did not use the textured paper that was in the final card.


Stefanie said...

Wow Kim, they look awesome! I'm so impressed that you finished them so quickly too. Your friend is going to love them!!

Denise said...

Those invites are the CUTEST1. Great job.

Kerry D-C said...

These are A-DOR-Able! love the colors too. You know what would really "make" this complete....sewing. on all 70 of them! LMBO!

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