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Baby-Button 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


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.


  • Buttons

  • Handmade Card Kit

  • Custom-Paper Stationery Kit

  • Scalloped paper edgers

  • Softtouch micro-tip scissors

  • White card stock

  • Vellum paper

  • Blue or pink card stock

  • White envelopes (A-2 size)


  1. Cut a 4 1/2-by-6 1/4-inch piece of pink card stock.

  2. Center the vellum on top of the pink card stock. Place two baby buttons (two-hole buttons) on the vellum about 1/2 inch from the top edge of the piece of vellum and about 1 1/2 inches apart from each other. Make sure the buttons are centered (right to left) on the card.

  3. Carefully poke a straight pin through the buttonholes and the vellum as well as the card stock.

  4. To finish the card off, punch three decorative holes across the top with a micro-round hole punch.

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