Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Western Invites

Howdy y'all! Just wanted to share this cute baby shower invite that I made sometime ago for my dear sister-in-law when she was preggo with her first baby. 

To make these, I had some help from my hubby who happens to be a graphics pro. I found some western invites that I really liked and he recreated the hat, boots and blocks design for me. I did all the text. For the text, I found western fonts for free and downloaded them. Once that part was done, I printed these out and was ready to move on to the fun stuff.

I used this craft hole punch to create the little circles.
cutoutfinal copy

Next, I rolled the edges along the ink pad to give it a little color so it would pop. You can angle it a less or more for thin or thick effect.

I wanted it to be subtle but enough to see the color and this is what I ended up with.

 To size my brown card stock, I measured the printed sheet and added enough extra to allow for the folded flap. I had to use the little circle cut-outs to measure the flap. Once I folded the card stock, using the circle, I made a hole punch above and below the circle to run my ribbon through.

I wrapped the longer side from the top of the card stock around the back and back over to the front.

This is how it looks right before I tied my knot to finish off the ribbon.

Lastly, I added the cute little circle and with a glue dot, I added these cute little boots which I found at Hobby Lobby. It was night time when I took these and the lighting was really bad. The colors are a little more vibrant in person but you get the overall idea of the invite. My sister-in-law loved them! She's my partner in crime when it comes to creating invites so I'm glad I was able to impress her with these.

Thanks for visiting. Y'all come back now, Ya Hear! :)

...check out pics from the shower here


  1. Super cute Western invites! I'd love if you linked this up to Sew Woodsy today!

  2. Hey! I have one of those! :o) You should really post pictures here of all the invites ya'll've (like that word? lol!) done, as well as the parties you have decorated. I will be seeing you soon! Can't wait! The blog looks so good, by the way. :o)Love you bunches!

  3. Wow, so many fun things on your blog! Love the invites & party. Such a cute theme. Also, love the bathroom tile & bedroom decor. You're so creative. Thanks for the blog visit & comment luv :)

  4. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!!

  5. in love with this invites.. just wondering if i can buy some of the templates? im working on my sister in laws baby shower

    thank you