invite details

ahoy there, mateys!

these invites are for a baby shower i’m helping to throw for my best friend. the fabric/colors were inspired by the baby’s bedding.

i started with the back paper, the brown scalloped piece. it was from a pack of invites i got at a huge discount at target a couple years back (i used a similar invite here). i topped it with a piece of white cardstock (walmart) and printed the invite detail directly onto it (font name: CAC Pinafore). i drew a template of the sail boat – half circle for boat, 2 triangle for sails – onto thin cardboard. i used the cardboard templates to set on the fabric and trace around with a water soluble fabric pen. i cut them out perfectly with meticulous care (ahem), and used a little double stick tape to stick the pieces to the paper. then i used brown thread in my sewing machine and did a zigzag stitch as the mast, and then used a blue thread in a straight stitch as a border around the perimeter of the card.

and did you notice my favorite detail of the card? you have to look very closely!



  1. 1
    unfinished says:

    it looks like the fabric with the dots was used on the wrong side to soften the colors. mom

  2. 2

    ummm….that the shower is in bend?

  3. 3
    lindsey says:

    no and no

  4. 4
    Mommy Laity says:

    Wet baby finger prints?

  5. 5
    lindsey says:


  6. 6

    the departure details…i think it says that they are "planning to come back to CA" ? that must be your favorite detail…

  7. 7

    Cute invites!!! Love the colors.

    That you made the stitching look like a mast? It even sticks up kinda cute on the top of the "sails"

  8. 8
    Christina says:

    That the shower isn't at your house? I can't tell whose house it is at so I'm guessing … :o)

  9. 9
    The Weaver Family says:

    just an area code and no # for rsvp?

  10. 10
    lindsey says:

    someone guessed it! i'll be giving more details soon…

  11. 11
    Valerie says:

    Yay! Your friends are moving back!

  12. 12

    Very cute!! Love the colors and mix of patterns you have going on. Fun!

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