Create Baby Shower Invitations
With a Yellow Ducky Theme

You can use this layered design to create baby shower invitations with any theme, but I chose to illustrate a yellow ducky theme in this example.

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Layered invitations are easy to make and look really professional! Another thing I love about layered invitations is that you don't have to be perfect with your printing...if the layout is a little off, it won't matter because you are cutting off the excess and only using the printed portion of the paper.

Remember to use different patterns to vary your design. A solid piece, with one or two print pieces, and a sheet of vellum paper makes a beautiful invitation. Using brads or other embellishments will bring a whole new dimension to a traditional design.

Items I used to make this invitation:

  • Blue Cardstock
  • Yellow duck scrapbook paper
  • Yellow gingham print paper
  • Vellum
  • 3 yellow brads
  • 2 blue brads
  • Scissors/cutting tool
  • Ruler

Step One

After you decide what wording you'll use for your baby shower invitation, print it out on a sheet of vellum paper using your desktop publishing software. In this example, my sheet of vellum was cut down to 6 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide. Leave about an inch of blank space at the top to tuck under the flap.

Step 2

Cut a piece of yellow and white gingham print paper 3.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches high.

Step 3

Cut the duck print paper 4.25 inches wide by 7 inches high.

Step 4

Cut a piece of blue cardstock paper 5.25 inches wide by 9 inches tall. Fold the top of the paper over to create a two inch flap.

Step 5

First lay down the duck paper, then the gingham print paper, followed by the vellum. Slide this stack of layered paper under the flap.

Step 6

Place three yellow brads centered and spaced across the flap of the invitation as shown. Put two blue brad in the corners of the vellum. These brads will hold your invitations together, and you won't need to use any adhesive!

*Note: The above measurements are just to give you an idea of how I made my invitation. I make my own envelopes when I create baby shower invitations with matching paper, so I don't need to be as careful when planning a size. If you are trying to make your invitations fit in a certain envelope, adjust the sizes as needed.

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