So, of course I volunteered to design the invitation. I threw around lots of ideas and sent lots of emails with preliminary invitation designs. The constant among all of them was a bunting. I knew I wanted a bunting across the top. I'm pretty much in love with them. Swoon!
I found some ideas I liked on Pinterest and just by doing a Google image search. For about 5 minutes I thought about cutting out tiny paper flags and making my own bunting on each invite. Then I came to my senses and decided my time could be spent in better ways than doing that. So, I ended up finding a design I liked. I used a green, red, yellow, orange, and blue bunting. Simple. Those are the colors she's doing for her nursery. I downloaded a sweet swirly font for free, off dafonts.com probably, but I forget where. Anyway. And I adhered each invitation to a plaid piece of paper that matched the bunting.
Please ignore my bad censoring of the invitations. We're low-tech here at our house and that's the best I could do on the laptop. And my fingernails were wet. So, with that consideration, I think it's pretty cute.
I joined the washi tape craze and wrapped some around the bottom corner of the envelope. It wasn't really exactly what I wanted but it worked. Remember that part about me living in a tiny town. Well, DG definitely does not carry washi tape. And all JoAnn's had (that I could find anyway) was this roll with a variety of colors and prints. Unfortunately some of those prints were pink. For the most part I was able to cut the pink off, pink's not really appropriate for a boy baby shower. Anyway, I was pretty pleased.
And now, here's everything all together. Wouldn't you love to receive that in the mail? I shipped them off to the other party hostess because she has gorgeous handwriting. I wish I'd had her address my wedding invitations.
So there you have it. Oh, and remember how I said I was painting my nails. Well, I tried something new. I think I have at least 5 coats of polish on now. But, I did a silver to turquoise glitter ombre. It's pretty amazing if I do say so myself. And now I have to hope my nails are dry enough to go let my dog out.