Monday, August 11, 2008

You are Cordially Invited....

Today I am posting an invitation that I made for a baby shower that we are giving for Allison, who is one of our nurses. When we have parties at work like this, we just post a single invitation on the wall for everyone to see. This could also be done on a smaller scale if you had several to print, but it would take a little time.

I bought all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby. I have been using vellum for a few projects lately, and I decided to use it for Allison's invitation. I used a mottled brown piece of scrapbook paper to go under the vellum. I wanted to attach the vellum to the paper with something fun and different, so I used brads with colorful tops. I found a really cute sheet of 3D stickers that had some intricate detail on them. I also used an X-acto knife to cut tiny slits in both sheets of paper so that the brads would go in without wrinkling them.

As I have mentioned before, the software I use for my print projects is called The Print Shop. It is designed for use with a Mac computer. Printmaster is great if you have a PC. I did not use any of the images available in the program for this particular project, but there are thousands of them. I pulled up a blank page and typed it out like I wanted. I used a font called "tuna and fries" that I found at

The printing looks great on the vellum.

I made an extra sheet for food sign-up:

This is the finished product. I attached the two sheets of paper with the brads and then simply placed the stickers on it. The whole project took about 20 minutes.

Next time you host an event, consider making your own invitations!


teachermomof2 said...

That is one lovely invitation!

Too cute!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Vickie said...

Thank you, Lisa.