I love the idea of a laid-back baby shower – aka pre-baby party celebration! Laura from Duncan Park Papers drew inspiration from the venue (a brewery!) when designing these baby shower invitations, incorporating casual lettering in a silhouetted pilsner glass. So fun!
From Laura: My brother-in-law and his wife, Jackie, came to me looking for an out of the ordinary baby shower invitation for Jackie’s sister Casey and her husband Blain. The event was a couples shower, hosted at a local brewery for a fun and laid-back vibe.
For the design, we went with a ‘baby is brewing’ theme. I chose a vertical layout inspired by a drink menu, and completed the look with a pilsner glass silhouette filled with hand drawn elements, subtle texture, and modern type. The mint green and yellow we used are the colors of the baby’s nursery: neutral, because the couple is waiting until the baby’s birth to learn the gender. Registry information and additional details were included on the back of the digitally printed invitation, and the package was completed with a top opening kraft envelope.
This was one of my favorite custom projects to date, the location provided such an immediate inspiration and I love where it ended up!
Photo Credits: Duncan Park Papers
If there’s any celebration that calls for confetti, it’s a baby shower! Designer Lauren Chism sent over these bright and colorful baby shower invitations for her friend’s recent shower. Lauren filled vellum envelopes with a rainbow of handmade confetti – so fun!
From Lauren: As a stationery designer, it’s been so fun to transition from weddings to babies with my friends. I have been lucky enough to design lots of special paper goods for my friend, Kristen, and I had the wonderful honor of designing the invitations for her baby shower this past fall. If I could use any word to describe Kristen, it’s ‘FUN’, so I knew that they needed to have a level of playfulness to them… and lots and LOTS of color. We ended up going with a confetti themed shower and her sister thought it would be awesome if we could use actual confetti for the invitations… and so we did!
After playing around with a few ideas, I decided to tuck each invitation inside a vellum envelope attached to bright yellow card stock. Each envelope was full of handmade confetti and sealed with a sticker. I tried to use enough confetti that you pretty much couldn’t avoid a little mess of confetti when opening. The back of the invitation featured all the details in a fun, unique layout. Everything was digitally printed, so even with the different pieces, it was still economical. I loved how every part fit with the bright cheerful (and COLORFUL) theme.
Kristen always challenges me to go outside of my neutral color palette with her love for bright colors. Designing with lots of color pretty much goes against all of my natural instincts, but I have to say, the result sure is fun! I should do it more often!
Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!
Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
When I turn 40 I hope I’m lucky enough to have a designer friend like Kate Holgate create beautiful invitations to help celebrate that milestone! Kate created these elegant black, white, and silver invitations for a dinner party celebrating her friend Maurine’s 40th birthday earlier this month. I’m loving all the playful details that Kate included in the design!
From Kate: My good friend, Maurine, is having a formal dinner party at a well-known Boise restaurant for her 40th birthday. Maurine is sophisticated and classy with impeccable taste. She also has a great sense of humor and I wanted to design an invitation that portrayed her personality. The invitation suite featured three cards that were enclosed in a sliver envelopment and wrapped with sparkly ribbon. I incorporated the evening’s black, white, and silver theme, while having some fun with the year in which Maurine was born. I am looking forward to celebrating her big day!
Thanks so much Kate!
Photo Credits: Kate Holgate
A storybook theme is such a sweet idea for a baby shower, don’t you think? Designer Kate Tessera created these storybook invitations featuring vintage illustrations for her best friend’s recent baby shower. I love the way the storybook pattern used in the invitation backers and envelope liners resembles a traditional toile pattern!
From Kate: I recently had the privilege of working on one of my best friend’s baby shower invitations. The event was a storybook theme so I thought a page right out of a book would be the perfect way to invite guests to celebrate this exciting new chapter.
The baby’s gender will be a surprise and the mama-to-be wanted to stray away from the ever-popular yellow, so we went with a periwinkle blue for the invitation suite and shower décor. I handcrafted a pattern of classic storybook illustrations to be used as envelope liners and printed on the reverse side of the invitations.
Vintage rubber stamps on the kraft paper envelopes added a bit of character, making each invitation unique and one-of-a-kind. I also created a little quiz covering everyone’s favorite books growing up!
Photo Credits: Kate Tessera Creative
Today is such a special day: I get to share the invitations for my friend Kelly’s bridal shower! Kelly is both an old friend and one of my first contributors here at OSBP – but you might also know her from her own blog, Studio DIY. Kelly’s bridal shower invitations were the result of a collaboration between Isabel of 9th Letter Press and Kelly’s bridesmaid (and our mutual friend) Janice of Bellwether Events (who knows just a little thing or two about throwing a good party). The citrus-inspired invitation design is so much fun – and so Kelly!
From Isabel: Janice from Bellwether Events and I worked together to create a bridal shower invitation suite that’s fun, fresh and super bright. We went with citrus hues like key lime, grapefruit, and lemon. I LOVE all these pretty vibrant colors together! Kelly had no idea that 9th Letter Press was behind the invitations as Janice wanted to surprise her. I only wish I could have seen her face when Kelly opened the invitation!
Janice enclosed the invitations in a box with a citrus patterned liner, fun stamps and sugared tropical flavored candy. The suite included the invitation, an information sheet, RSVP card and envelope, bingo game set, menu, placemat, thank you cards, and all the fixings to make the box look fabulous.
From Kelly: I am such a huge fan of 9th Letter Press. I was floored when I got my shower invitation in the mail and realized Isabel was behind them! It was such a happy surprise! I told my bridesmaids that I love a good theme through and through, and Isabel’s design set the stage for quite the “Pucker Up” bash! I was getting calls and emails from family and friends gushing about every last detail… and I can’t blame them! It’s a total dream come true to have one of Isabel’s designs just for me!
p.s. You can see the rest of the details from Kelly’s bridal shower over on 100 Layer Cake today!
9th Letter Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful wedding invitation work right here!
Photo Credits: 9th Letter Press