Thanks to Chari at Happy To Design for hosting Sunday Favorites.
My good friend Aja is having a baby boy and some friends and I are throwing her a shower. I usually offer to make invitations because I think it’s a nice keepsake for the mom-to-be.
This idea came from the March/April 2009 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. (Check this link to see their example and template.) I adjusted the idea to work with what I had on hand. I also wanted the cute animal to look a little more modern and less baby-ish.
First of all, I used this chartreuse paper with crimson and white circles for the body. I did this for two reasons: the paper was in my stash and it is awesome!
Instead of using ribbon as hair, I cut up pieces of felt I had from another project. It just so happened that the felt matched perfectly.
The original example animals weren’t glued to cardstock, but I needed space for text on the back of the invitation.
I used a tag punch for the cute Dollar Tree “It’s A Boy!” stamp. There was some scrap chartreuse paper left, so I used it to give the tag some more visual weight.
Mr. Petrie bought me crafting supplies for Mother’s Day and my loot included a grommet/metal brad tool. The grommet (on the tag) and brad (the giraffe’s eye) give the card a more finished look.
I hope you are enjoying a leisurely weekend. Stay cool!