Friday, March 2, 2012

Celebrating!

One of my dearest friends is having her second baby in a few months (a girl this time!) and asked me to create 38 invitations for the shower. I haven't done mass production like this in a long time!Since she had a shower with her first baby, this time she really wanted the theme of the party and the invitation to be less "baby" and more about celebrating girliness and women and being able to have babies!
After seeing her bedding, I loved the sweet butterflies and color blocking, but wanted to make something more elegant and grownup and wanted to use a butterfly that wasn't too realistic, too cartoonish, but still had some whimsy. I remembered this design I did a few months ago with Theresa's "Celebrate the Season" set and decided to adapt it with different pastels.

I couldn't commit to just one palette however and wanted to use a lot of my scraps so I made different combinations of Gina K Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink, Lemon Drop, Creme de Menthe, Lovely Lavender and Wild Heather.
Butterflies (111 of them! lol) are colored with Copics and accented with Sakura glitter pens. Adhesive rhinestones add extra sparkle.

Who's ready for Spring??

Have a terrific weekend! Sneak peeks for our Gina K Designs release next Thursday should be starting very soon! Guess what: more flowers, but not "Stately"! :)

22 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

Those are beautiful! Perfect for mass production! And perfect for spring!!!! Happy Spring!

Carla S. said...

These are gorgeous, Melanie! Your friend will love them!

Tina Gilliland said...

So so pretty!! Love them!!

Jennie said...

These are beautiful Mel and perfect design from the bedding set!! Lovely job and sure your friend will love them too!!! Such a happy, joyous occasion :)

Luv 2 Create said...

These are gorgeous Melanie. Make sure you make an extra for your friend to frame for the babies room.
I just did invites for my daughters best friend who is also having her second child. Her nursery theme is Alice in Wonderland and so I made here invites to match her nursery also. They were really cute and she asked me to make one that she could frame and hang in the nursery. I also did some matching Eat Me & Drink Me labels for the Baby Shower that the girls put together for her.
Marcie

Jenn Egan said...

LOVE them Melanie! Thanks for creating such gorgeous invites for the shower - can't wait to see them in person!!

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous invites -- bet she has a record turnout!!

Patti J said...

Well done, my friend! These are beautiful - so bright and vivid! Makes me truly ready for spring :) You are a good friend to make these for her! Hugs...

Patti J said...

Well done, my friend! These are beautiful - so bright and vivid! Makes me truly ready for spring :) You are a good friend to make these for her! Hugs...

marose6@comcast.net said...

what a great friend you are these are beautiful. Love all the different colors.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a great job! Mass producing is getting to be second nature around here. Just finished 125 favor tags using your "Gifts From The Sea" stamp set. They are for my DS's wedding in April. It is so much fun!

Angie said...

These are just beautiful Melanie! Love the butterflies and using scraps of paper what a clever idea!Happy Spring! Have a great weekend too!

Joyce T. said...

these are perfect to celebrate girlie-ness. I'm sure they'll be the hit of the party!

Ravengirl said...

These are totally adorable and must have been a labor of love! Please pardon the pun!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, congratulations to your friend, and holy smokes that's alot of butterflies! Beautiful butterflies! :)

MaxineD said...

Gorgeous!!!
Blessings
Maxine

Becky said...

These are gorgeous..Beautiful colors.

jean w. said...

Great group of invitations Melanie!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful invitations. I am sure your friend is so happy with them. I like the layout of the design and butterflies are a "win-win" with me anytime.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, not only are those totally cute but they could not have matched the inspiration piece any better.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, you were busy

Suzanne said...

I am actually the pregnant beneficiary of these invitations and could not be any happier. They are beautiful and special and I am so honored to have such a talented friend. Thank you, Melanie, for all this work and for being a tremendous friend.

I can't wait until the shower!
Suzy