¡Viva Brasil! The Baby Shower Invitation for Brazil's Littlest Soccer Fan

A couple of months ago, a friend and past client of mine, Nicole, asked about doing some baby shower invitations for a friend of hers. The expectant couple are huge Brazil soccer fans, and they are having a boy. Nicole was thinking something in the Brazil colors (yellow, green and black) with maybe a soccer ball theme. Whenever I think of soccer fans, I picture them wearing their favorite team's jersey, and the Brazil uniform in particular is really recognizable. I thought it would be cute to make a onesie that looked like the jersey and maybe use the family name on the back. As soon as I started the design, I thought to add the "Jr." and I think it really makes the whole theme work!

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As I was wrapping up the design, Nicole asked if I could add the registry information on there somewhere, and I suggested we do a little soccer ball insert. It came out so cute, and get this--it fits perfectly wedged into the folds of the envelope! I can't believe I've never noticed this handy little feature in Paper Source envelopes!

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I am kinda obsessed with how this came out, and I cannot wait to do more teams and different sports. Up next: Red Sox and Patriots (shocking, I know). Planning a baby shower for a big sports fan? I'd love to design one for you! This Brazil design is up on the Etsy shop, but as always it's just a sample of what we can do. I'd love to work with you!

A Modern Baby Shower Invite With *Just Enough* Purple

_MG_2077 When my friend Melanie approached me to design a baby shower invitation for our mutual friend, Kristin, she started by saying she wanted something "chic, modern and sophisticated". The shower was going to be a high tea in LA and it needed to fit Kristin's California style. She was expecting a girl, but didn't want to go too "pink crazy"--she mentioned liking yellow and aqua in addition to purples, pinks and maybe grey.

Hmmm... A baby shower with a sophisticated feel? Oh boy! (or girl, I guess...) I wasn't sure where to start, so I decided to go with the tea theme and play around with the colors she ask for. I thought I'd try a design with zero pink:

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The girls loved the design (even though I spelled her name wrong!). BUT, the plans had changed since Melanie had first contacted me, and it was no longer going to be a tea party! Since they loved the colors so much, I kept the color scheme and went with a few other design element ideas, keeping just enough purple!

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Turns out my original fonts were spot on, because they loved the third design with the mobile the best! I think that was my favorite too, and I was able to pull the shapes from the mobile and use them on an insert card and the envelope liner. I love how this came out!

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Because Kristin is my friend and I was so excited for her, I just had to make her a set of thank you notes to match:

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I love that this design could easily be used for a gender neutral shower, or we could even switch out the colors to welcome a baby boy. Versatile designs like this are perfect for the Etsy shop!

Kristin had a lovely shower, and just last week gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Mama and baby are doing great. Congratulations Kristin!!!