Where the Wild Things Are Baby Shower Invitations

How cute are these baby shower invitations from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress?!? Created for their sister-in-law Mara (and the first new baby in the Calderini family!), Arley and Morgan wanted to make something really special. They ran with Mara’s love of books for these beautiful literary shower invitations!

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From Arley-Rose and Morgan: Mara is an an avid book lover, so we only thought it suitable to have a book-themed baby shower inside of one of her favorite bookstores and cafés. Each page is letterpress printed on soft cotton Crane’s Lettra paper with a quote or sentiment from her favorite children’s books – words soon to be shared with little Ezra.

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The cover is letterpress printed on shimmery Gmund Reaction paper and hand-sewn with grey and white bakers twine. The inside end papers are embossed with a wood-grain pattern and tipped in with a library card that serves as an RSVP card. Turning the page, a book plate attached to the page by metal photo corners invites the guests to bring their favorite kids book to help build Ezra’s reading library. Details about the shower grace the opposing page, while another favorite quote is printed on the last page.

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Thank you so much ladies!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Alana’s Otomi Foil + Acrylic Bridal Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with these beautiful bridal shower invitations from Alana and Krystal at Vellum & Vogue – for Alana’s own bridal shower! Alana and Krystal chose a festive otomi pattern in a gorgeously subtle neutral color palette. The invitations even feature pearlized white foil printed on acrylic!

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From Alana + KrystalAt Vellum & Vogue, we love incorporating unique printing methods and materials into our work. Alana’s bridal shower had a Mexican theme, so we wanted to create an invitation suite that incorporated a traditional otomi pattern but also had a modern sensibility.

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We decided to foil stamp a pearlized otomi pattern on clear acrylic to give the invitation a soft, modern feel. We then foil stamped the event details in white for contrast. Alana loves neutrals, so our accent materials used a taupe and silver color palette. The invitation was accompanied by a taupe linen backer and finished with a frayed fabric and suede cord wrap.

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Each invitation was mailed in a white box filled with white and silver shredded crinkle paper. We sealed each box with a taupe wraparound address label that used the same otomi pattern.

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Thanks Alana and Krystal!

Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue

Valentine’s Day Dinner Party Invitations

I’m not a huge fan of the traditional chocolate and roses approach to Valentine’s Day (a pretty card is more than enough for me, please and thank you) – but a Valentine’s Day dinner party with friends? I can totally get behind that idea! Luckily for us, Lana from Lana’s Shop sent over some beautiful hand lettered and illustrated paper goods that she created to help inspire a Valentine’s Day soirée!

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From Lana: Valentine’s Day is typically a holiday reserved for two. But who says that it has to be? Instead of celebrating just with your special someone, why not invite invite other couples and make it a party?

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To set the whimsical and intimate tone of the celebration, I hand-lettered each invitation. The wording formed the shape of a heart and was painted directly onto luxe 130lb arches watercolor paper. I paired the invitations with a playful illustrated arrow envelope liner. Each envelope was then sealed with coordinating custom address labels.

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Each guest was given a mini ‘I Love you card’ to share with someone special. Other paper items included hand lettered and illustrated menus, straw flags and a love quote chalk board sign. We loved this one of a kind, personal soirée!

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Thanks Lana!

Paper goods and hand lettering: Lana’s Shop

Florals: Violet Floral Design

Styling: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals

Lana’s Shop is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of her beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Laura Murray Photography

Casey + Blain’s Brewery Baby Shower Invitations

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!

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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.

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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.

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This was one of my favorite custom projects to date, the location provided such an immediate inspiration and I love where it ended up!

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Thanks Laura!

Photo Credits: Duncan Park Papers

Kristen’s Confetti Baby Shower Invitations

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!

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From LaurenAs 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!

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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.

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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!

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Thanks Lauren!

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