Back in June, I mentioned flowers I arranged with a friend for a baby shower we hosted — the shower came and went, the baby is almost a month old, and I never shared the invitations. But they were too fun to leave off altogether, so here they are, finally.
Our initial plan was just to order something from a stationery store – keep it easy – but turns out any options we liked required way more lead time than we had and cost more than we imagined. Those that seemed reasonable were way too far in the rubber ducky camp — which didn’t quite fit with our vision.
Nothing wrong with a baby-themed baby shower, but since it was co-ed and none of us hosting are terribly into pastels, the pirate look seemed much more fun!
We bought the materials at Paper Source – and then did the rest ourselves. We designed the basic look, which we simply printed on cardstock with my home printer. Katy & Catie then took turns embossing the red pirate & heart, mounting the pieces and cutting the red lining for the envelopes, while I did the addressing. I love embossing a little something when everything else is done on a home printer — the texture makes everything seem much more luxe.
For a little afternoon project, I think they turned out a-okay!
Oh, and we embossed the same little pirate on the placecards…