Monday, January 29, 2007

Another day, another set of baby shower invitations

Saturday we got together with some friends to say goodbye to the Sharpes who have been our friends since a few months after we moved to Columbus 5 1/2 years ago. I can't help feeling like it's the end of an era for us. Of course the boys stayed up late afterwards playing videogames one last time (and sadly that's when we realized we needed a picture of the group, but it was too late for the whole group). While the boys played I headed home to finish another set of baby shower invitations. I got the idea for these invitations from a post about how to create a simple mini-album on the Simple Scrapbooks blog. You can find the directions there. I wanted the invitation to be a little bigger so I cut the patterned paper for the cover into three 4" strips instead of four 3" strips. This was one of those porjects that was much cuter in my mind than when I was finished, but maybe I lost perspective after spending so much time with them. Here's the front.
The first page
And the inside.
And since it looks like I'll be going to a lot of baby showers, I made a new batch of onesies. Since I love children's literature I like to give books as gifts, but it's fun to include a onesie with the character from the book on it. I just scan the character in, clean the graphic up and then print it on transfer paper and iron it on. It would totally break copyright law to sell them, but they're easy to make for personal use, and I think it's even more fun to make t-shirts with your kid's favorite book characters when your kids are a little older.

7 comments:

Mom to Allison and James said...

Love the invites. You are so good at the things that you do. I also love your onesie idea. I think it is such a fun idea and totally you. I remember seeing the one you gave Jessica and thinking that was so cool.

Robin said...

You amaze me!

K-Trap said...

I love the onesies and I know my kids would too! I can just imagine Allie wearing a shirt with the zookeeper's wife from Goodnight Gorilla doing her surprised face. I will definitely have to look into it. You are full of great ideas.

Krystal

Anonymous said...

Steph very cute. You are so talented. I could learn a few things from you. Love, mom

Elisa said...

I LOVE the book and onesie idea. The invitations are beautiful. They are not my style, but for a more elegant person they would be perfect.

Melinda said...

Note to self: make a pigeon shirt for Laura. We read a pigeon book every night before bed! You are darling!

Kristi Brooke said...

stop stop my creative brain hurts! you had me going crazy over the invites and then the onsies. oh now i will never sleep.