Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ahoy! It's a Boy!

My sweet friend Jessica is having a baby! I could not wait to celebrate with her and our friends, so I'm hosting a baby shower for her. Jessica has been posting the cutest pictures of the nursery she's been working on for her baby boy Carson. She chose a nautical theme with sailboats and anchors. Her colors  are navy blue and lime green which I think was a unique fun twist on the nautical look. I love all things nautical so I really wanted to carry over the theme of the nursery to the shower.

Of course the start of any party is the invitation. Creating invitations is something I love to do so I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby. I bought a cute lime green polka dot scrapbook paper, kraft scrapbook paper and navy blue envelopes. I cut the polka dot paper to 5x7 and kraft paper 4x6 the size needed for the invite. For the print on the invite I wanted a unique nautical font. You may not know that Pinterest is a great place to find free fonts! I did a quick search on the site and found this blog by Ella Claire which links to several free font downloads. I downloaded a few of the fonts and printed the invite directly onto the kraft paper. To attach the kraft paper to the polka dot paper I first tried a glue stick but it caused the entire invite to curl. So I decided used scrapbook squares. They look like little white tape squares. It takes a little bit longer to stick the squares to the kraft paper and peel the paper off of them but the look that you achieve with the squares is so much better than the glue stick. The last step was to jazz up the blue envelopes. In the Square in Marietta there is a store that sells only rubber stamps! My husband and I took a quick trip down to the store and bought a little anchor stamp. I used white ink and stamped the anchor onto the flap of the envelope. To address the envelopes I used a white ink gel pen. Here is the result:

I'm putting together the details of the shower. I'll make sure to update ya'll as I get things put together.