Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unique Bridal Shower Invitations

Recently my sweet sister-in-law asked me if I would mind helping out with the bridal shower for my other sweet sister-in-law, and so of course I said yes! The family knows about my craftiness with paper, so they asked if I would put together the invitations.

I wanted to do something kind of special and unique that was also elegant and classy, especially since we were having a "Victorian Tea Party" theme for the shower. To me, elegant and classy = vellum! But what to use behind the vellum?

Then I had the idea to use the couple's engagement photo (that we had received with their wedding invitation) and do an artsy still life, and use that as my backdrop for the invitation.

The wedding colors were going to be a dusty rose, sage green, and white, so I went around the house and tried to gather girly things in those colors. You might notice I used the tissue paper from my Easter banner, my tissue paper peonies, and a music sheet from my Mod Podge eggs!

I took several photos and this was the one I liked best, so I had them printed up.

Next, I gathered my supplies:

I picked up ribbon in the wedding colors- sage green and brown, and then a jar of fabric flowers in the dusty rose color (sorry, hardly any are left- took this photo after I was done!). The flowers were unfinished in the middle, so I picked up some faux adhesive pearls (which are really half-pearls- flat on the bottom! Sweet!) to dress it up.

I printed up the invitations 4 to a sheet, then cut them to size, scalloped the bottom edge with scalloped-edged scissors, then punched my holes in the top to thread the ribbon through and fancied them up with the flowers and pearls.

I thought the finished product was lovely!

What's your favorite thing to use for fancy stuff? Are you a vellum junkie like me? ;-)

This week I'm linking up to:

Keeping It Simple


  1. Sheer elegance, that's what your card is! Love everything about it!

  2. We did these in black and white for my girlfriend's daughter. Big hit with those who received them. And so simple to do! I love your Victorian style!


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