Handmade Fairy Themed Baby Shower Invitations
I was so excited to find out I was going to be an Auntie!! My big brother is my only sibling and wasn’t able to have children. Can you imagine the joy when we found out that they were expecting?? I couldn’t wait to spoil this little Flutter Bug! A GIRL!!! I have three boys and now we were finally going to have ruffles and bows in the family. Yay!!! I was super eager to help out with the fairy themed baby shower any way I could and was overjoyed when my seester (sister-n-law) asked me to make the fairy baby shower invitations.
- Colored Cardstock
- Parchment Paper
- Scroll and Fairy Stamps and Ink Pads
- Corner and Ribbon Threader Paper Punches
- Paper Cutter or Ruler and Hobby Knife/Scissors
- Glue Runner
- Glitter Glue or Embossing Powder
- Printer or Write the Invitation by Hand
- Envelope Making Tool or Pre-Made Envelopes
I started by cutting some teal cardstock 4 3/4″ x 6″ for matting. I spritzed the front and back of the cardstock with a fine DIY shimmer spray. To make the shimmer mist just mix water with metallic acrylic paint in a travel spray bottle. Keep a paper towel near to blot any large drops of the shimmer spray so the paper doesn’t soak and warp.
I found a beautiful ivory parchment paper for the main part of the invitation. I used a spreadsheet program to make two columns and two rows so I could fit four invitations on one page. I aligned the wording to the right side of the invites to leave room for stamping on the left and printed out the information for the shower. I cut the invite pages into 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ slips.
I used scroll stamps to decorate the pages with a dark mauve color ink and ordered a gorgeous fairy to stamp with teal ink. I happened to have a glitter gel on hand so I spread a thin layer on a paper plate and stamped the fairy again to add some shimmer. You could also use embossing powder. I took a silver stamp pad and ran it along the edges of the invitations and the teal matting to give the page a more finished look.
I used a Ribbon Threader Paper Punch at the top of the parchment paper invitation slip. I threaded a pretty purple satin ribbon through the holes. Use a glue runner to secure the edges of the ribbon to the back of the invitation. I made tiny purple bows embellished with a rhinestone and attached them to the corner with a small glue dot.
Using the glue runner I centered and secured the invitation on the teal cardstock and stamped the back with a Made with Love stamp.
I created the 5 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ envelopes out of the same parchment paper using a scoring board and envelope tool and assembled the envelopes with the tape runner before printing the addresses. I added some details with this adorable fairy stamp set and punched the corner of the envelope flap with a wild flower design.
I brushed some of the glitter gel on the fairy wings, little sparkles, and around the punched design and edges of the flap with a small paint brush. After inserting the invitations into the envelopes I sealed them with the glue runner and they were ready to go.
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I had so much fun making these and they turned out very nice. I hope you enjoyed this project and find it useful for your own card or invitation creations. Let me know what you think of these invitations in the comments below and share your fantastic ideas to help us all with our crafting. Thanks for joining me and I hope to chat soon. Kisses!