Foiled Baby Shower Invite

Who loves throwing parties? This girl!! Especially when it is for my sister-in-law and brother! I am SUPER excited to be an AUNT!! So, a great family friend (you might remember this baby shower onesie favor I created for her son’s shower we threw) and myself are throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law and brother. I cannot wait!! My job in the “shower throwing” is the creative part! So, my first task was to create the invitation. Here it is….

Green Foiled Baby Shower Invite

Green foiled baby shower invitationI just got Heidi Swapp’s new Minc Foil machine! I am kind of obsessed with it. You can check out how it works in my How to Gold Foil Your Own Artwork post. My kiddos and I made a quick video to show you how to use it! They love it too!

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine

So, when I had to come up with an invitation, it was only natural for me to want to foil it! I used my Silhouette to design the card (I used the print and cut feature). I actually printed it first on my inkjet printer and then took that copy to my local Fed-Ex office to get it laser printed. The Minc machine will add foil to any laser printed design. Then I brought my copies home and cut them out using my Silhouette. Once they were all cut it was time to add the green foil. My brother and sister-in-law’s nursery they designed for their baby is green with animal silhouettes. So, of course I chose the green foil! I was a little nervous at first because I wasn’t sure if the green foil would adhere to the tiny words, but it totally did! I couldn’t believe it!

Baby shower invite 2

For the envelope, I decided to use a clear one. I used a 4×6 Clear Bag from Hobby Lobby. You can get them in the photo section. I used a green and white polka dot party favor bag from Target. So basically I put the invitation in a favor bag. lol! Then I put the favor bag in the clear bag!lol! I think it is a fun and unique way to send an invitation.

Green foiled baby shower invitation

To address the envelope, I used Heidi Swapp’s labels. You guessed it…I green foiled the labels too! Then I used a Fine point Sharpie Marker to write the addresses.

*****An important tip when mailing plastic envelopes like this….you have to add 21 cents to a regular stamp. There is a charge for hand-feeding the envelopes through the postal machine.*****

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