Who wants a store bought, cookie cutter baby shower invitation? No one!
So of course me and my friend the Cricut machine had to do some work.
This was so easy, but here's a HOW TO for you anyway...
Saw a few ideas out there thanks to a Google search and tweaked it to fit what I liked for
Of course the first step in the process was to print the wording on my printer and cut the papers to size. That kinda goes without saying. ;-)
I couldn't find miniature clothespins so enter improvisation!
I cut tiny pieces of cardstock and then marked a tiny line across for the look of the wire piece that's on a real clothespin.
Cutting the tiny pieces of cardstock...now that was some real fun.
Did I mention I made about 40 invitations? So 4 clothespins times 40 invitations... um yeah... that's a lot of tiny pieces of paper. And I haven't even gotten to the gluing part.
Those store bought invites were starting to look pretty good... but.... I knew homemade would be more special and I had already committed to this here project so off we go!
I used the "Life's a Party" Cricut cartridge to make the onesies.
I bought cheapy yarn at Big Lots for the clothes line. Keep it simple people - you're just going for the look of a clothes line. Doesn't have to be authentic.
I placed the yarn and tucked it behind the cardstock with a tiny piece of tape on each side. A dot of glue held the yarn with the swag I wanted...
The 3D Zots made the onesies stand up just enough to add that extra little somethin-somethin I wanted.
I use these a ton in my scrapbooking.
Gluing those tiny strips of cardstock was no small feat. But it can be done. I used a slender glue pen I got in Walmart over in the craft section. It has a fairly precise tip which made it a little easier.
And there ya have it folks.
A handmade extra special super cute baby shower invitation.... (ahem) made by yours truly.
Hopefully one day those twin boys will appreciate Aunt Lyndy's special touch. Probably not... but a girl can hope, right?