Saturday, August 11, 2012

Baby Shower Pocket Invitations

November 11, 2009 was the last time I worked on these, that is until yesterday.  Ya see I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter and when I finished the outside of the last one I got up from the table and felt as if I peed myself.  I went to the bathroom and more came out but I still felt as if it were just pee.  I decided to just go back about my business and finish dinner.  When my husband came home I told him what had happened and we talked about whether or not to call the doctor.  I did end up calling the doctor and he told us to come in just to make sure.  So we hopped in the car and drove to the hospital.  They quickly took me in and did the test that would tell whether or not it was urine or amniotic fluid.  Within 5 minutes we knew, my water broke and I was only 30 weeks pregnant.  They proceeded to get me prepared to be moved to another hospital more equiped to handle 30 week old babies.  Needless to say, I spent the next week on bedrest in the hospital.  Then my baby decided to have some heart decellerations that caused the doctors to deliver my baby girl at 31 weeks via C-section on November 17, 2009 weighing only 3 lbs. 1 oz.  Jaidyn spent the next 27 days in the NICU and I never was able to finish my baby shower invitations nor did I have a baby shower. 

So I decide that I would finish the invitations (all 24), keep one or two in my daughter's scrapbook and either give these away to a friend in need or sell them.  I know one day Jaidyn will get a kick out of what she had put me through before she was even born.

I used these items to create these baby shower invitations:
  • Design Studio
  • Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge - diaper bag, teddy bear, bottle
  • New Arrival Cricut cartridge - "Baby Shower"
  • tiny pink buttons
  • Studio G clear stamps - "She's Expecting" invitation info (on the back of the pull out)
  • Glossy Accents - bottle
  • Recollections Flocking - teddy bear
  • google eyes - teddy bear

Here is a closer look at the pull out (I just love the flocked teddy bear):

I am entering my Baby Shower Pocket Invitations in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Baby Shower Pocket Invitations.


  1. These are fabulous - love the details. TFS

  2. This is just adorable! I love the diaper bag with pull out card! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  3. So cute! Love the little buttons and googly eyes! Thanks so much for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  4. This is so adorable!!!!I remember when I made a card like this was my 1st and I am going togo back and recreate it because Yours is so Beautiful!!!TFS...Love it!

  5. What a fabulous creation!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx

  6. How cute is this! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. These are so sweet! And I love that added flock to the little bear!! (That bear is one of my all-time favourite Cricut cuts.)

    What a story! I'm so glad that everything ended up well and that your daughter was well-cared for in those early days.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  8. What a sweet card, Carol
    Love all the pink. Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy-Birthday-Linky-party-
    DIANA L.

  9. Adorable invitations! So sweet and love the pink! Thanks for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate! :)Amy

  10. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous talent with us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. This is so adorable! I love how the basket is a pocket. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  12. Such a super cute invitation! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot :)

  13. Love the way it opens Carol! Very cute invitaion:) Thank you for joining u over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

  14. what a super fun that it is a pocktet too! Thanks for playing with Shopping our Stash and the Monochromatic Challenge!

  15. Awww...these are sweet! I love the pocket and little cuties inside and what an ordeal! I'm sure your daughter will someday appreciate that you finished these for her! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  16. Beautiful card! Love the pocket! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  17. oh this is super cute! what a fun invite idea :)

  18. Great i like this idea and these are the best to be given as invitations.Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower

  19. Hey Carol! This is Barb from HDH, and I understand you have tried to email me. I've never received any from you so I'm wondering if you ended up in my spam-mail! Please email me again, and I will check today & tomorrow to make sure I get it:
    Please tell me which challenges and/or Master month you've won and I will get prizes sorted out next week! Thanks :)

  20. It came out super cute...too bad you had to go through such a difficult pregnancy & delivery...Happy Jaidyn in fine!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.


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