When my daughter got engaged, I had visions of all kinds of DIY Projects. Since I’m an avid card maker, I couldn’t wait to make her bridal shower invitations!
A few months ago, I made these Cricut Kitten Birthday Party Invitations. I love how they turned out, so I was excited to make invitations again.
My Mom is a Stampin’ Up Consultant, and when I saw the Bloomin’ Heart die in the catalog, I knew that it would be perfect for Bridal Shower invitations.
My daughter chose Malibu Blue bridesmaid’s dresses from David’s Bridal, and gray tuxedos for the groomsmen. Using those colors as inspiration, this is the wedding shower invitation that I designed.
Bridal Shower Invitation Supplies
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock for card base.
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ silver glossy cardstock
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ Malibu Blue cardstock
- Bloomin’ Hearts die from Stampin’ Up.
- Floral Embossing Folder and embossing machine like the Cuttlebug or Big Shot
- White and Silver cardstock for the heart and flowers
- Malibu Blue adhesive rhinestones.
- Fold 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock in half to form the base of the card.
- Using the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or other embossing machine and floral folder, add the texture to the Malibu Blue cardsock.
- Cut out the Bloomin’ Heart in white cardstock and the coordinating flowers in silver cardstock.
- Using Tape Runner Scrapbook Adhesive, attach the silver cardstock to the card base.
- Using glue dots, attach the blue embossed cardstock to the silver. I used glue dots, because it holds embossed and textured paper really well.
- Using a glue pen, attach the Bloomin’ Heart to the card. Then attach the silver flowers.
- To finish the card, add a little bling with turquoise adhesive rhinestones.
- I printed the invitation information on my printer, using a template from MS Word.
Tips for Making Shower Invitations
- Make a sample before you start so you know what supplies you will need.
- Give yourself plenty of time to complete the invitations before they have to be mailed. They may take longer than you anticipate.
- Start by cutting all of your paper to size. Do all of the bases, then the mats, etc. Then I cut all of the hearts and all of the flowers.
- Assemble your card the same way. Fold all of the cards, attach all of the mats, etc. I find that’s much easier than doing one card at a time, especially if you have any stamping to do on it.
- Before tackling a large project like complicated wedding invitations, try a smaller project, like 10 birthday party invitations. That will give you an idea of how much time it will take.
Enjoy the process and enlist help! Making invitations can be fun, if you invite a few crafty friends over for wine and chocolate.