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When you have a special event like a birthday, baby shower, or anniversary party, you want to send a special invitation to share your excitement with your loved ones. Basic Invite offers the most gorgeous invitations that you can customize in a way that represents you and your celebration.
I’ve partnered with them on this post to tell you more about what makes Basic Invite the perfect place to shop for you baby shower invitations for girls as well as baby shower invitations for boys. Then I have a REALLY simple DIY project that will make for a special keepsake for your little one! Read on!
Beautiful, Unique Stationery from Basic Invite
The Basic Invite website has this beautiful, simple yet modern and classy feel to it and I had so much fun shopping for samples for my project.
My DIY project below is for a baby shower invitation, but after the baby is born, you will want to shop Basic Invite for luxury birth announcements which you can then swap into the signature board for a sweet batch of messages just special for this newborn!
And how adorable is this one? I love the square designs and the paper quality is fantastic. There are a few things that really set Basic Invite apart when you’re deciding where to order from:
Almost Unlimited Colors
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail.
I LOVE this. Don’t you hate ordering all of your cards and just crossing your fingers that they’re going to turn out the way you hope? Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. Brilliant!
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes
This is great, just like being able to customize the invitations with a color theme is, because you can really carry your whole party vibe through from start to finish! Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. Envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.
Free Address Collection Service
Here’s an easy way to not only class up your envelopes but also take the work out of prepping them for the mail. Use Basic Invite’s free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. Ta-DONE!
Explore the Basic Invite website to see all of their gorgeous designs and the many ways you can customize them for your event. Be sure to follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to hear about their latest products and promotions.
How to Make a Window Pane Signature Board
When you take the time to order a really gorgeous baby shower invitation, you want to keep it in a special place as a memory of your celebration! This DIY on how to make a window pane signature board is not only super easy, but a fun activity for your party guests and a really special keepsake for you and your baby.
The hardest part, I found, was finding the window frame! Be flexible in what you’re looking for. I had my heart set on a shabby, old and rustic looking window frame and just couldn’t find one. I did find plenty of mirrors (which would also work) that had only a frame around the outside, no interior dividers to create the panes of glass. You could place your photos and baby shower invitation within that glass and make it work, but I think it looks cutest if you’re able to find a piece of glass with panes.
I finally found this frame at a Home Goods store. Try your craft stores, antiques stores, and hit up anyone that you know that might know where to find something like this. I got some good suggestions from my crafty friends but I was pretty thankful when we pulled this one out of a pile of photo collage frames in the store!
Depending on what type of frame you’re able to find, place the invitation between the glass or secure it with double-sided tape. I added a couple of BEAUTIFUL pregnancy photos to add balance and to sweeten up the project. Don’t you love it?! (This is my hairdresser and friend – she is a total doll!)
When your guests arrive, ask them to leave a short message for the baby on the glass. I tried a few different markers and the best thing I found is a good old fashioned black Sharpie. I have a million colors of Sharpies, but they just don’t show up on the glass very well and appear faded. Black stands out and if you make a mistake, it can easily be removed if you do it quickly. If you let it sit for a while, you’re going to have to use a little more elbow grease but it can be done.
This is a fun way to greet guests at the door and also a nice way to spread out some of the activity at your baby shower. Sometimes everyone is crowded around one food table or one game, and it’s nice to have a few different ‘stations’ for people to hit and keep traffic flowing, so to speak.
This signature board also serves as decor for your party, and when the event is over, you have a beautiful keepsake to hang in baby’s room! Once your baby has arrived, you might want to swap out the invitation for a Basic Invite birth announcement. How special for your little one to have all these messages of love!
Visit Basic Invite to order your customized baby shower invitations and wow all of your party guests, plus have something beautiful for the centerpiece of your window pane signature board!