Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My future sister-in-law, Marie, and I are hosting a baby shower for my brother's girlfriend, Kara, in March. We are just starting to plan for it, and earlier this week, I was inspired to come up with a concept for invitations.
Some of you may remember the baby shower invites I did for my friend Bethany back in August. I loved those and wanted to come up with something different, but a design I would love just as much.
During my lunch break yesterday, I wandered aimlessly around Michael's. Marie and I hadn't really figured out a theme, or even a color scheme, for the shower. I kept going back and forth--Greens? Blues? Red? Kara and Trevor are having a boy, so I was trying to come up with something boyish that wasn't too cutesy. No baby blue!
In the scrapbook aisle, a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper caught my eye. When I first saw it, I thought that the little cartoons printed on it were bugs (turned out I was wrong). But that's when it hit me--Bugs!
After some rapidfire texting with Marie, we agreed to do a bugs theme for the shower. Not disgusting, creepy-crawly bugs, but cute, cartoonish bugs. For good measure, I also checked in with the mommy-to-be, who said she's OK with bugs. :) I'm so excited... the ideas are flying! I'm bummed the shower is still a couple of months away, but I'm sure it'll be here before we know it.
Once we had settled on the bugs idea, I went into the stamp aisle and found the perfect dragonfly stamp to use for the invitations.
When I got home from work, I jumped on the computer to design the printed portion, then got to work on cutting, stamping, and assembling a mock-up. I love how it came out:
What do you think?
Marie & I don't have to mail these until mid-February, so I just did the one for now. After our Vegas trip, I'm thinking a "drink wine and make invitations" night is in store for Marie and me. :)