Earlier this month, I co-hostessed a baby shower for a friend from church. Inspired by these cards from Pinterest, and her nursery theme of blues and browns, I created these invitations.
While the paper-piercing and “fussy cutting” was a little time-intensive, I think it gave the finished pieces a nice look. These cards could be easily adapted to other color schemes, a bridal shower, or even just any kind of outpouring of love.
To create these cards, you’ll need cardstock, ink, an umbrella stamp, a mini heart stamp, a paper piercer & piercing template, some dimensionals, paper snips, and a sentiment stamp. For ink, I used Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Early Espresso. I found that stamping each heart two or three times before re-inking it created some nice variations in color intensity. For cardstock, I used Early Espresso and Whisper White. The umbrella stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called “Rain or Shine”. The mini heart is from the current “Create-a-Cupcake” stamp set (wood: #128520; clear: #121982). Stampin’ Up! also currently carries paper piercers (#126189) and the piercing template (#126199).