This is Baby #2 for me, and since we were expecting another girl born in the same season as my first, I had no expectation of another baby shower. However, my Mom had other plans and surprised me by planning a ‘sprinkle’ for family to come celebrate. With about 20 people in attendance, we had a great time and people were very generous with showering us with some essentials for baby #2.
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I am a big believer in Thank You Cards (remember the post I did about organizing them?) so it was a non-negotiable that they needed to go out. That being said, at 38 weeks pregnant, I wasn’t sure I had the energy to thoughtfully write them out.
I knew I wanted to type out the main message, but still wanted something cute, and something to show I did put effort into sharing my appreciation for their gifts and support. Knowing my new Silhouette Portrait was just dying to tackle a project like this, I decided to tackle my own DIY Baby Shower Thank you Cards (which would honestly work great for invites or birth announcements as well).
You know how some people say the best ideas were born from a mistake? Well that’s what happened here. I originally planned on having the pink paper peek through the brown. I purchased Kraft paper cards and envelopes with the intention of cutting the card at the fold, cutting the onesie shape out of the Kraft paper, and then matting it with the pink so the text ‘peeked’ through. This is an idea of how a page of 2 could have looked..
I did like the look (although I would have opted for a brighter pink if I were to tackle this again) but the idea of matting and then cutting each one exhausted me. Remember.. 38 weeks pregnant over here. So instead, I decided to make a smaller cut file for the pink, and attach the pink to the already cut out kraft onesies.
And I am so happy I did this because I love the finished product!
From here (not shown) I wrote the persons name at the top, and signed our names at the bottom. Although they are small, if you wanted to write out a personal note there is plenty of room on the back!
To make it easy for you to replicate, I’ve included the cut files (for Silhouette software), the word template for you to edit, and a list of supplies.
- Larger onesie cut file
- Smaller onesie cut file
- Word document for text (print your text onto your cardstock using this template first, then use the small cut file to cut)