DIY Baby Shower Invitations -

My mom and I are both pretty crafty, so when she offered to host our baby shower I knew we would be in for some fun projects!  One of the simplest projects we’ve done has been the baby shower invitations.  They were completely frugal and fit our theme perfectly.  I might have a slight obsession with elephants, hence the elephant theme for both the nursery and the baby shower.


Card stock paper
Silhouette Cameo machine
Cricut cutting mat


  1. Design invitations.  I used the Silhouette design software to make the invitations.  I made our elephants slightly smaller than the envelopes {5″x7″}, then added the wording.  We went with a pretty simple design, just by printing the invitations directly on the elephant shapes.DIY Baby Shower Invitations -
  2. Print invitations.  I used my home printer, a basic all-in-one inkjet, to print the invitations.  Two invitations fit on a standard size sheet of card stock.  We printed all of the invitations with black ink.  The paper was varying shades of gray and pink.DIY Baby Shower Invitations -
  3. Cut invitations.  This step took the longest, but wasn’t complicated at all.  After all of the invitations were printed, we cut each sheet individually using the invitation design in the Silhouette software.  Once the invitations were cut, we did have to trim a few of them in random spots that the Cameo didn’t get cut thoroughly.  If you’re using only one brand/thickness of paper, you won’t have to worry about changing your settings mid-project like we did!DIY Baby Shower Invitations -
  4. Mount invitations {OPTIONAL}.  Some of our invitations we handed out at church, while others were mailed out.  The invitations that we handed out at church were the printed elephant by itself.  The invitations that were mailed were first mounted to another sheet of card stock, just to fancy them up a bit.

This is the first time I’ve used my Cameo for paper crafting {I usually stick to vinyl projects}.  I was so impressed with how easy the printing and cutting process was!

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