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Baby Shower Invites

******UPDATE! By popular demand, I have now created a full Baby Diaper Shower Invite Tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to create these super cute invites.******

My lovely and amazing BFF, Jenn, is having a baby and yours truly is hosting the baby shower. This is Baby #2, but since she’s having a girl this time, it’s a great excuse to have another party!! Yay for babies and baby showers! I missed out on virtually all of the activities for baby #1 due to living 3,000 miles away in New York, so this time, being only 70 miles away, I’m hyper-involved and have decided, of course, to do a full fledged DIY baby shower!

My style is eclectic by nature, so I’m not planning on following any real theme here; I figure that a mash-up of all the things I find inspiring will deliver the best result. Rather than forcing a bunch of ho-hum stuff into a somewhat logical theme, I’m just going to see how the diaper pins fall.

Diaper Shower Invites

Invitations are an obvious jumping off point and after a bit of research (thank you mommy bloggers and Pinterest) I landed on these super cute diaper-inspired invites, courtesy of the lovely Martha Stewart. My DIY hack involved mostly scrap scrapbooking pieces (though I did splurge on some card stock and a few new pieces of girl-baby paper for the actual diapers.

Diaper Invites

The info for the invite card was printed straight from the computer using Word {Baby Shower Invite PDF} and a few of my favorite fonts. I planned on using one design, but liked a few of them so much that I decided to just do a bunch o’ different ones. If you don’t have them and want them, you can download them here:

  • Cinnamon Cake – Get it HERE
  • Wish I Were Taller – Get it HERE
  • Papyrus – Get it HERE (*Note: Most people will have this one already included in your Microsoft Word font book)
  • Monster Paparazzi – Get it HERE
  • Amanda – Get it HERE

I doubled the size of the diaper template from Martha Stewart, cut it out on card stock and then traced it onto the pretty paper. Doing it by hand helped me save a lot of paper, because I was able to manipulate the pattern at several angles {kind of like baking sugar cookies!} – but you can also have the design printed directly onto your card stock using a printer.

The embellishments are a variety of scrapbooking leftovers, stickers, safety pins and ribbon. I love how cute all the invitations look all jumbled up in a pile. I feel like I should send a picture of the bunch with each individual invite so everyone can get the full effect.

**Love these invites, but don’t want to make them yourself? Let me do it for you! After several requests, I’ve decided to open an Etsy shop in order to make customizable invites/announcements. Check it out at Shaw Baby Designs on Etsy!**

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    • Sorry for the late reply Lindsey! I was in the middle of a move across the country. Hope it’s not too late. You can manipulate the size of the template using the settings on a copier. Depending on the copier you might have options to enlarge/reduce or you may be able to enter actual percentages. You’ll have to play with it a bit. I had a hard time placing the template so that it didn’t get cut off, but a little manipulating got me to the perfect size. I used standard 5 Baronial envelopes. They’re about 5 1/2 x 4, purchased at Michaels. Good luck! Would love to see your finished product!!

  3. I just love these invitations! I am currently 29 Weeks pregnant, & I want to make this for my baby shower. I am having a boy so I was just going to change it up a little, & make these blue rather than pink. I was wondering if you had a more in detail Step by Step as to how to make these. I get the most of it by the photo’s but It would definitely help having a more detailed description to follow as I make them.

    Thank You,
    Halli:)

    • Hi Halli – I’ll work on a more detailed tutorial. It was a bit of an adjust-as-you-go project, but I think I can reverse engineer it from the leftovers. Stay tuned…

      Oh! And CONGRATS!!!!

      • Hi Jill – Okay, I will continue to check back & watch for it. I’m so excited to make these. I know my guest’s are going to LOVE them, & I am always up for a Arts & Crafts project! Also, Thank you VERY much, I am more than excited to have my little bundle of joy:)

      • Hi Jill – I wanted to write back & see how the Step by Step to make these are going? My shower in a few short week’s & I wanted to get to making them ASAP:) I’m not sure how long they are going to take to make, & of course getting them filled out & sent into the mail. Hope to hear from you soon, Thank you:)

        – Halli<3

  4. Hello! What a wonderful idea! If you could send me the editable word document in an email I would greatly appreciate it!! Just use the one provided here! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  5. These are fabulous!!! After many losses, we are finally having our 2nd baby and it’s a girl, I would love to have these for my shower! Do you make these for others? Or is there a way you could email me a full tutorial? Any of the above would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :)

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    • Hi Melissa – You should be able to download it from this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7blc4zwcyzw6hrn/Invite%20Template.docx – Just click the blue download button in the upper right hand corner and select ‘direct download’. Remember that you need to first download the font files and restart your computer before you’ll be able to use them. If you download the document before you have the font files, it will default to fonts you already have in your word processor and will not look like the ones I used here. Check out the updated tutorial for more help -http://housefoodbaby.com/2013/10/01/tutorial-baby-shower-invites/ – and please let me know if you have any more questions.

      I’ll also send the document directly to your email, but again you’ll still need the font files in order to get the correct template.

      Good luck!!

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