Baby Showers Galore! – Part Three
  • So far you’ve seen Katie’s lovely pink and gray shower suite and Building a Nest in a bright new shade of gold.  Today, for Part Three, I have a fabulously preppy and formal invitation welcoming a baby BOY!  That’s a fun change of pace!

    Melissa and her friends are throwing a shower for their friend Nicole, and they gave me a list of what they wanted to see in an invitation:  blue, brown, green, orange, stripes, and ribbon.  And Melissa loves metallic cardstock, so of course we had to incorporate that as well.  What a combo!  How did it all come together?  Check it out:

    The double-layered invitation has a printed backing - stripes of blue, brown, green, and orange frame the invitation text.

    I added an orange ribbon accent to the invitation panel and a seal with the baby's initials in the middle.

    The girls decided that they needed an insert for additional information, so I printed the stripes as a border instead of layering the smaller card.

    I paired the invite with a deep blue metallic envelope, and I added a coordinating wrap-around label so the addresses could easily be read by the post office.

    I love the whole suite together - very sharp!

    These invitations strike a great balance between masculine and feminine – the script font and the satin ribbon soften the impact of the bold, almost nautical colors and lines.  Many thanks to Melissa and the crew for giving me the opportunity to create these sophisticated shower invitations!  I know the party will be a huge success.

    Thanks for staying with me through this whole series of baby showers!  I’ve got more that are currently in production and will be blogged later on… and hopefully I’ll be able to share a whole series of birth announcement designs soon!

About The Author

Katrina Hetrick

I started The Cheshire Kat Design Studio after designing stationery and paper products for my own wedding in 2008. Since then, I've branched out into event coordination as well, and the paper side of the studio continues to grow with our newest addition: letterpress! Everything I do is completely custom for each client, so contact me with your ideas and we'll work out something fabulous!

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  • Melissa 09.10.2010

    Thanks again Kat for doing an amazing job. Got a lot of feed back {all fantastic} from so many guests including the mommy to be!!

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