March 11, 2015

Rustic Glam Baby Shower Invitations

I have 2 sister-in-laws.  One of them is getting ready to have a baby!  It's quite the stir around here because she is having a girl - and our family doesn't have girls!  We're a pretty small group but my other sister-in-law and I decided that this definitely warranted a baby shower.  We're loosely going for a rustic glam theme.  Obviously we'll be using pink!  Gold and glitter are also on tap.  Though the invites don't have much of a rustic vibe (at all) they are pink, girly, and glam!

Supplies for this project included textured grey cardstock, gold glitter cardstock, brown kraft envelopes, a corner rounder, gold striped washi tape, scissors, rubber cement, and embossing gun, clear embossing powder, an embossing pen, and a paper cutter.    I had all of the basics at my house but had to purchase the grey and gold papers, rubber cement, envelopes, and clear embossing powder.  The total for all supplies was around $17 at Hobby Lobby. 

Gold glitter envelope liners

I love lining envelopes when I make invitations.  In my mind it just takes the entire 'experience' up a notch.  It's very easy to do.  I'm not making a tutorial of how to do that, it's easy enough to find one on Google.  But basically you use use a piece of spare paper and cut to fit inside of your envelope to make a template.  I lined these envelopes with gold glitter card stock, using rubber cement to secure them.  Tip:  when glueing the liner in place only put glue on the top part of the liner (the piece that lays against the flap of the envelope), this allows for the liner to move as the envelope is folded and prevents accidental bubbling/creasing.  I also sealed the package with a strip of gold striped washi tape.  Love washi tape!

Invites made with a design from Craftberry Bush

Confession:  I ran a little short on time in designing the invites, oops.  I had come up with a few designs but never could settle on one I loved.  I found this free watercolor design on Pinterest and knew it would work perfectly for what I was needing.  I used it for the invites, registry cards and envelope labels.  Done, done and done.

DIY embossed invitations
To bump these invites up a notch I used a textured cardstock (which unfortuantly did not photograph well) and then did some selective embossing on the floral design.  I love embossing for these small projects!

I'll be posting our inspiration board for the shower next week so make sure and stop back by to see what we've got in mind.  Are you guys planning anything lately?  Pinterest has completely changed the way most of us approach our event planning, how much do you use it for your parties?


  1. I like these invites, perfectly girly! Plus I'm not sure I knew you had an embosser! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Haha, of course I have an embosser. Just another thing laying around in the basement! I'm pretty sure I embossed 50 baby shower invites for you not that long ago with it!!!