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Diaper-Pin Baby Shower Invitations

A beloved and enduring tradition, baby showers call for memorable invitations. The idea explained here is easy to make and is sure to generate excitement over the occasion.

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television

Introduction

Before making the invitations, be certain of the following information: the date, time, and location of the shower; the name of the person hosting the shower; and the number of invitees.

When choosing a date, determine whether the party will be held before or after the baby is born. If held before, the shower can provide welcome support for a potentially anxious mom-to-be; if held afterward, it can enable the guests to meet the newborn guest of honor for the first time.

materials

  • Handmade card kit

  • Custom-paper stationery kit, available at The Catalog for Living

  • Scalloped paper edgers

  • Softtouch micro-tip scissors

  • White card stock

  • Vellum paper

  • Blue or pink card stock

  • White envelopes (A-2 size)

  • Diaper pins

steps

  1. Cut a 4 1/2-by-6 1/4-inch piece of card stock and a 3-by-4 1/2-inch piece of vellum.

  2. Using a micro-round hole punch, punch two holes through the vellum and the card stock, about 1 inch apart and about 1/2 inch down from the top of the edge, centered (right to left) on the card.

  3. Across the top and bottom of the card, punch 5 additional evenly spaced holes. These add a nice decorative touch to the invitation.

  4. Write the party information on the vellum, and attach the vellum to the card with the diaper pin.

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