Six Easy Steps in Creating a Baby Shower Card

Are you planning a baby shower? Your baby shower card is one of the most important detail of this highly anticipated event. These are the invitations you send to your family, relatives, friends, and people whom you are close with; to let them know the addition of a new family member in the near future. You have two options- either you order them, or you make them by yourself.

It can be created in multiple ways. But the simplest way is downloading a copy of a template you found from the internet, then printing it on blank cards. If you’re not the “computer-savvy” type, but you love doing DIY projects, then you can make the invites yourself!

In six easy steps, here’s how you can make your own ‘onesie’ baby shower invitation using your customised rubber stamps!

You can model your card from objects  such as onesies, baby bottles, safety pins, or even baby diapers. But for this guide, we’ll help you create a onesie baby invitation. So, prepare these following materials:

In creating the card, you’ll need:

  • Scrapbooking paper or any cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue or any adhesive you have
  • Hole punch
  • Jute Twine
  • Customised rubber stamps

If you don’t own any,  you can order a rubber stamp online. It’ll be highly convenient for the later part. And don’t worry, it’s okay if you’re not a master at stamping. You’ll do well without breaking a sweat. So, let’s get started!

Step 1:

After you’ve prepared all the materials, the first thing to do is to line your scrapbook paper or cardstock using the pencil and the ruler into sheets of twelve inches (12”) length and a four point five inches (4.5”) width. Then, cut them using the scissors and fold it in half to get a six by four point five inches (6” x 45”) card.

Step 2:

Now, determine the center of the folded line. After you’ve found the center part of the line, use your round hole punch to create a “neck opening” for your onesie.

Step 3:

Since you already have a “neck opening,” it’s time to create the “leg openings” of the onesie. To make the “leg openings,” use the scissors to cut two three-quarters-sized circles for each corner of the bottom part of the card.

Step 4:

It’s time to create the sleeves, so below the folded line, use the ruler to measure about one point five inches (1.5”) distance. Then, using the pencil, draw a one point twenty-five inches (1.25”) straight line long from the outer part to the center of the card. From the inner edge of this line, use your pencil to draw an oblique line up until the upper edge of the leg opening, creating a triangular form. Using the scissors, cut the triangle part to see the complete look of the onesie. You can use this completed onesie as the guide for your other cards.

Step 5:

After finishing the structure of the card, you can start designing. Start with the content of your invitation. You don’t have to get frustrated if you’re not that good at calligraphy or handwriting, you have your trusted rubber stamps to save you! It’s possible to customise the text of your stamp design for your invitation like, “You are invited to the baby shower of…” or “We are delighted to invite you to the baby shower of…” for an easier, faster, and quality emboss on the card. As for the front part, you have to indicate the important information such as, who’s hosting the baby shower (that is you), the date, time and the venue.

Step 6:

The very last thing you can do is to decorate and style the outer part of the card.  Utilise the use of your rubber stamps with different colors of ink. It makes the process easier and you can save both time and effort. You can create a border made out of stamp prints or a cute seamless background. After stamping, let it dry. You can start designing the other cards, while you’re waiting for the finished ones to dry. Use the jute twine to tie around the whole invitation card, and you’re done!

As for other decorations, you can also use stickers, die-cuts, embellishments, glitters, ribbons or jute twine, and buttons. You don’t really have to use all of them, what’s important is you can use your rubber stamps in absence of these decorations. You can use the stamp design of baby bottles, safety pins, flowers, or anything related to infancy. Once you’re done with all of the invitations, you can send them off to your selected guests.

Final Thoughts

In any way, we hope this guide has helped you create one of the most important aspects of celebrating baby showers. The best part is you’ve put your heart and effort in creating a personalised card for your guests.  It lets you to freely express your creativity in the form of being hands-on in creating one of your most special events. Are you thinking of creating more? Free your imagination and get creative!

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Here are 6 Cheap Wedding Favors You Can Do Using Your Stamps

Planning of being creative on your wedding? Ever done cheap wedding favors? You should! Weddings, especially if you’re the one planning, is pretty much stressful. Of course, you want to go all out for this special event.

But couples nowadays, however, are more hands-on in planning their wedding. Although it’s fun and enjoyable to choose the flowers, the clothes, the food, or the decoration of the place for your entourage, you can’t deny that it still pretty much gives you a headache.

There’s so much to do before the big day! Plus, the wedding favors!

Most couples love to create something with a personal touch for their wedding favors. If you’re looking for a creative and a less expensive wedding favor, then try incorporating it with your personalised stamps.

It’s simple, and it doesn’t take forever to make! And the personalised touch gives symbolism of the couple’s celebration of love.

 

Here are the best ways to save your money from spending too much on wedding favors using your personalised stamps

 

1. Drawstring bags

These make good favor bags. You can fill the drawstrings with treats as much as your heart desires and it’s convenient enough for you and your guests. Instead of spending more on meters of expensive cloth, try to utilise flour sacks as an alternative. Decide on a size to have uniformity on your favor bags.

After the bags are put together, here comes the best part – stamping! You don’t have to worry about your drawstrings looking too ordinary; your personalised stamps got your back. Take your rubber stamps and design the middle part of your bag. Or, if you want a more meaningful print, use your self-inking date stamps to emboss the date of your special day. Makes it more memorable for the people attending your wedding.

 

2. Bottles filled with sand

An exceptional souvenir, particularly on weddings with a beach wedding theme, are bottles filled to the brim with sand.  You can use any bottles you have, even the used ones, make sure they’re clean once you put the sand in. If you want to see the sand inside, use clear bottles. Then, take your trusted rubber stamps, and around the body of the container, you can stamp the design — an excellent way to treat and gift your guests a touch of the sea you had exchanged your vows with your partner.

    

3. Handkerchief

During the reading of the vows, it’s expected and anticipated that the audience will be weeping tears of joy during the ceremony. Embossed with the print of the date of your wedding using your self-inking date stamps, or, minimalistic design with your personalised stamps. It transcends the feeling of sentimentality. Plus, it’s kind of a sweet keepsake as a remembrance of the holy matrimony.

   

4. Soaps

It’s not just your typical soap! These are handmade soaps. If you want to save time and effort, you can buy them from your local small businesses. But, if you’re going to be more involved in creating your favors; then, you can make your own using scented wax and oils. For the safest and allergy-free soaps, stick with organic and natural ingredients.

But that’s not the best part! Make use of your personalised stamps to get a good stamp design. Although make sure that you’re gently and only mildly pressing on the soap to get the best result, you wouldn’t want to break and waste even just one.

 

5. Cookies

It’s no surprise that stamping on cookies has long been a thing. The trick here is how creative you can get with it. After you’ve made the dough, or if you just bought the batter, you then choose the cookie shape you’re going to do. For instance, you’re doing hearts, make sure that you’ve picked the right size for your cookies to avoid baking too many or too few. Then, bake the dough.

After you let the baked cookies cool, you can cover it with fondant. You don’t have to buy rubber stamps, if you don’t have one, make use of your self-inking stamps. Stamping on fondant is as good as stamping on clay. You can even paint on the embossed words. You can also make use of the drawstrings. And voila, you’ve got yourself a food wedding favor!

 

6. Cardstock

Cardstocks are the most common and cheapest way to do your wedding favors. Nothing will ever top the use of letter and postcard types of wedding favor. But! It’s no longer limited to being a postcard, and you can also use your cardstock as tags for other wedding favors — tying cards around the other wedding favor with the stamp of your personalised stamps, where you can utilise both your personalised stamps and self-inking date stamps when you emboss it on the paper.

 

Final Thoughts

These wedding favors serve as a mark of the special day you’re celebrating with your special someone. All your guests will remember your special event because of these favors. And you don’t have to be a stamp expert to do this activity for your wedding favors. You’ll get it done in one minute only! What are you waiting for? Save your money with creativity and get stamping!

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