Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bridal Shower Invitations

I was going to wait a few days to share another post, but I'm so stinkin' excited about this one!!!

If you didn't know, I'm an avid owl lover (avid may be an understatement). I have restrained myself and kept owls completely out of my wedding. Until now...

I saw a bridal shower card (that i can't currently find to reference) that I loved, so I made it my own.

There's this neat thing that I learned about recently called digital scrapbooking. It's really cool for us ladies that don't have a whole lot of time, money, or space to store all of our crafting stuff. You can literally buy digital scrapbook paper (cute files) and make them on your computer and print them later, if you want.

So, I found a website that gives a few freebies every month, and one of the backgrounds was exactly what I wanted. I bought a file kit with 8 different owl images for about $2 (you can't really beat that!).

I used MyGrafico. Here's a link to their freebies.

Anyways, basically you take the jpeg files and put them on a PowerPoint slide and add text boxes, etc. It took me maybe 20 minutes to finally get everything right for the invitation. You save it as a jpeg file, and then have them printed at your local drugstore. 

Here's my invite (with blurried details):

Cute, huh? I'm really excited about my shower. My best girl friend and my future mother in-law are hosting it next weekend!

So ladies, have any of you tried digital scrapbooking?


Jessica said...

nope, i am old school w/ paper, trimmers, and glue.
i need to figure out my photoshop program first :)
that invite is way cute.