Summer Garden Bridal Shower Invitations

Although it’s cold, windy, and rainy today, spring and summer are just around the corner. Here are a few Summer/Garden themed Bridal Shower invitations I made, perfect for all those Fall/Autumn weddings.

Elegant Butterfly Bridal Shower Invitation

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This invitation features a beautiful butterfly from the Creative Elements stamp set. It’s stamped in Calypso Coral ink and accented by Shimmer Mist. A small Basic Pearl in the center is the perfect accent. I also paper pierced the card stock using the Essential Paper Piercing Pack.

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Along the sides of the custom printed invitation, I stamped leaves from Summer Silhouettes in Certainly celery ink, stamped off once to give it a more subtle effect. The background card stock is also Certainly Celery.

Garden Party Bridal Invitation

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This bridal shower invitation features bright colors and an embossed birdcage “hanging” on the front. Most of the colors can be customized, but these shades of yellow, pink, and green seemed summery to me. The base color is So Saffron, layered with a wide Certainly Celery strip of card stock. I stamped the flowers from Betsy’s Blossoms in various shades of pink, green, and yellow. The birdcage is from Chic Boutique and I embossed it with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. It’s attached to the card with a stampin dimensional and “hangs” with a bit of silver cord.

 Chic Birdcage Bridal Shower Invitation

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Here is another Bridal Shower invitation I made using the birdcage from Chic Boutique. The card is a gatefold style, with the front flaps opening up to reveal the invitation wording inside.

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The card measures standard A2 size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) when closed. I stamped the front with En Francais in So Saffron ink, to match the card stock for a tone on tone effect. The strip across the front is Primrose Petals card stock, embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. To get the points on each side, I slipped each end of the card stock into the Designer Label Punch and clipped off the ends.

The birdcage is from Chic Boutiqueembossed with Wild Wasabi ink and colored. It is attached to the card with a stampin dimensional. I also added a Basic Rhinestone Jewel at the top of the cage just because! The words “You’re Invited” are from For the Bride stamp set, and also embossed with Wild Wasabi ink.

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Inside, the card opens up to reveal the invitation wording, as shown above.

Summer Flowers Bridal Shower Invitation

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This is a simple but bold invitation, measuring 5″ x 7″. I created this using My Digital Studio, utilizing various brush stamp images from Simple FriendshipI found the poem at the top by searching for bridal shower invitation wording. To give the invitation a little pop of color and dimension, I added a tiny paper flower and pearl at the top.

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Sunflower Gatefold Bridal Shower Invitation

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This is a gorgeous card that could also be used as a wedding invitation. It measures 5 1/4″ square when closed. It’s an ivory Gatefold style card that features a large handmade sunflower and intricate embossing (Elegant Lines Embossing Folder).

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It is a little difficult to photograph, but the sunflower is sponged and spritzed with Shimmer Mist to give it some sparkle. To create the petals, I start with a large scallop circle and cut in between each scallop to create the “petals”. The center of the flower is made up of 1″ circles cut from Chocolate Chip card stock. In the center, I stamped “You’re Invited” in Calypso Coral ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Then, I paper pierced along the top and bottom and notched the edges with my paper snips to create a banner. The banner is slightly curved and attached to the sunflower with two tiny glue dots.

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Here is how the sunflower card opens. Inside, there is a coordinating color background, layered with the invitation wording panel.

Elegant Soiree Card Trio

OK I am officially in love with this Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. I knew I was going to like it from looking at the new catalog but having it in my hands and using it–WOW! The colors are great: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, and Basic Gray.

Card number 1 is a simple congratulations card, and uses a few retired items. I have to use up the old to make room for the new, right?

For the base, I used Baja Breeze, layered with Chocolate Chip and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is from  Congrats (retird SAB set) stamped with Chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla. I layered the Vanilla on Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip, scalloped with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

I attached the sentiment layer to the base with stampin dimensionals and added a Crochet Flower (Fleurette) with a stampin dimensional as well.

The Fleurette is actually on backwards, but I didn’t want the pink to show so I used the reverse side. I think the pop of red works on the card because everything is so neutral.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think this might be it. Even though I used up the last of my Valet Ribbon Originals Baja Breeze Satin Ribbon (it was so worth it).

The base is Sahara Sand, layered with Early Espresso and this awesome Elegant Soiree DSP pattern. I folded the ribbon and used mini glue dots to secure each fold. Then, I adhered the ribbon to the card with some more glue dots.

Across the front, I stamped “congratulations” from Curly Cute in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I paper pierced around the sentiment and framed it with a layer of Early Espresso. I added two stampin dimensionals to the ends and attached it over the ribbon, adhering it to the base.

Finally, card number 3 turned out even cuter than I imagined. The base is Gina K Luxury White base weight, layered with Baja Breeze and yet another pattern from Elegant Soiree DSP.

In keeping with the french theme, I stamped the Eiffel Tower image and “merci” from Chic Boutique with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I paper pierced just the corners of the main image and matted it on Baja Breeze. The sentiment is punched out with the Word Window Punch and layered on Baja Breeze Modern Label Punch. I paper pierced on either side of the sentiment as well. That was attached to the base with stampin dimensionals.


And since I turned into a button freak, I had to add three buttons to the bottom. Even though the colors are not exact, I think they work. Buttons are from Button Latte and Brights Collection. I tied some white string through them, and knotted the one in the center to make a bow. I think it makes the card!

Shades of Spring Butterfly Card

This card sketch is perfect for showcasing designer series paper. The base is Chocolate Chip card stock, layered with Regal Rose. On top of that, I used Shades of Spring DSP in this awesome  print. I just love these flowers and colors! They also come in purples and greens too.

The butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the Big Shot in Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana card stock. I layered them with Mini Glue Dots and attached them to a piece of Whisper White matted on Barely Banana and Chocolate chip. Around the 4 corners of the Whisper White, I stamped the filigree stamp from Chic Boutique in Chocolate chip ink.

To finish off the card, I tied Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the card in a knot. With my super Craft & Paper Scissors (which are not going to be used for paper ever!) I snipped the edges of the ribbon into points. They are so sharp and cut ribbon perfectly.

There is no sentiment on this card and honestly I couldn’t find a place to put one. A tiny tag hanging off the ribbon knot would probably be the best way to add a sentiment, but for now, I’m leaving it blank.

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