Monday, July 05, 2010

Snapsuit Decorating Baby Shower: Handmade Invitations

Handmade invitations set the mood for a crafty party. The paper snapuit template can be used to create many different styles of snapsuit themed invitations. Make sure you mail the invitations 4-6 weeks before the event. This will allow guests plenty of time to RSVP and purchase or make a gift for the new bundle of joy. The same template can be used to make guest cards that can be signed at the party and later used in a scrapbook for the baby.

Basis Materials:
Cardstock & Matching envelops
Snapsuit paper template

Optional Materials:
Velum papers
Fabric brads
Paper punches
Rick rack trim
Sewing machine
Embroidery floss

The basic steps for making a snapsuit shaped invitation is to print the shower information onto cardstock paper and then use the template as a guide for cutting out a snapsuit shape. You can resize the template to coordinate with your envelope.

Oh Baby! (pictured above)
Velum papers & fabric brads – print the shower information onto velum paper. Cut the snapsuit shape and attach to a piece of cardstock with a fabric covered brad.

Sunny Day!
Paper punches & rick rack trim – Working with a folded card, glue rick rack trim to the front of the card. Glue a small paper snapsuit to the center of the card, add pops of color with paper punched daisies and stars. Add a ribbon tie to the side.

High fashion Meets Tiny Toes!
Rhinestones & velum paper – Print a fun saying on velum paper. Cut the velum and a piece of cardstock paper into the snapsuit shape. Glue the two pieces together at the top and glue a large rhinestone over the glue spot.

Baby Couture!
Sew around the outer edge of the paper snapsuit with a contrasting thread. Use an eyelet to attach two scalloped ovals.

Envelope Fun!
Add smaller layered paper snapsuit to the front of an envelope. Use eyelets, paper punches and embroidery floss to embellish the snapsuit. To add a ribbon tie, glue the ribbon to the center of the envelope prior to attaching the paper snapsuit.

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  1. What a cute your blog!

  2. Those are absolutely adorable!!!

    Thank you for the template.

  3. Those are all so very cute!! Great work!

  4. Such a cute idea! Love these handmade invitations, totally perfect for baby shower party. Thanks for sharing this with us. You did such a nice job on your blog! Thumbs up!

  5. Such cute ideas! I love finding new, fun ideas for homemade invitations! Homemade invitations are so much more personal than store-bought ones!

  6. Shirin Salamat2:52 PM

    Having fun making these invitations for my Baby Shower! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anonymous5:26 PM

    You have saved my life! I am throwing a baby shower and the theme is, of all things, camouflage. I knew I wanted to do this kind of invitation but was frustrated by store selections. Now I can make them easily with this template. Thank you!


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