Friday, February 11, 2011

Milk and Cookies Baby Shower Invitation

It's baby shower time...again.  Welcome to what will be (another) long line of post over the next month, or rather, as many post as I feel like writing as a group of us begin the process of project:  Milk and Cookies Baby Shower.  Here's today's project-the invitations. 
I found this uber cute milk carton printable at Thanksgiving online, and I cut it out, and traced it on white paper to make these little guys. 
We folded, and then I added a 2 inch strip of scrapbook paper, mounted on another brown piece of paper to make it pop.  And a color scheme was born. 
I filled these up with Cookie Crisp, and then shut them with ribbon.  A few people have asked in the past, so this is a great way to save on ribbon...I've used this for a lot of invitations that I want to have ribbon, but want the ribbon to go further than the ribbon hogging bows allow. 
1.  Thread the ribbon through both holes. 
2.  Take one side, and bring it through the the opposite hole. 
3.  Take it through the back of it's original hole. 
4.  Pull it tight, and trim. 
5.  We added round circle punches with the shower info, and tags I found at Walmart.  We glued on the words: Milk and Cookies on one side, and addressed the guest on the other side. 

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37 comments:

sherree said...

these are adorable!! what a cute idea :)

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Too cute!!

Anji* said...

The milk carton invites are so cute!

Your tip for the ribbons is fabulous - thank you :)

Erin said...

These are adorable! So cool!

Deb said...

such a cute idea...

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is so adorable! :D

Karina Wetzel said...

Absolutely Adorable :)!! Just love this idea!

Carrie said...

Loving this!

www.creativecarrieregan.blogspot.com

Megan said...

what a great idea. These look wonderful.

Megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Melanna said...

I'm in the middle of planning a milk and cookies baby shower. I was going to do the carton of cookies as the favour. Thanks for the mini-tutorial on the bow tying. I will use it forever more. Brilliant!

I'll be watching for more of your milk and cookie posts!

Ten Cow said...

That is such a fun idea for the invites! I can't wait to see what the shower looks like! :-)
-Mariesa

Anne Maskell said...

That is a great idea! They look adorable.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

How darling! Love it.

Warmly, Michelle

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

These are absolutely adorable! I would LOVE for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

This is so adorable that I can't even stand it!! My sister is pregnant and we are planning her baby shower. If it's a boy we are doing a Noah's Ark theme...but if it's a girl I'm definatly showing my other party planners this idea. Sooo adorable! Love the ribbon tip too.

Anne's Vinyl and so much more said...

So cute!! I am your newest follower! I just recently did this theme for my friends baby shower. Love for you to check it out at www.annesvinyl.blogspot.com. Cant wait to see your party!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is so fun, Christy. I love the Cookie Crisp idea. I saw these boxes at Thanksgiving, too, and was trying to think of other ways to use them. Adorable!

Jami said...

Adorable! Can't wait to see the rest!
smiles!
Jami

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

Thanks!
Christina @ It's a Keeper
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Denise said...

I REALLLLY love what you have done here. FABULOUS job. So creative!
Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I'm planning a shower for my SIL and I am bringing this post with me to show her!

I'd be thrilled if you could link it up to my party:
Creative Juice Thursday

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...

Really cute! Found your blog at HoH!

www.laforcebewithyou.com

PartyMom said...

Very, very cute! I love how you adapted a printable for your own design!

Scrappy Gifts said...

So cute! Wish I had seen this earlier. What a great location for the shower too. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this later today!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Cute and yummy idea! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

The Crafty Gals said...

Such a cute idea! My sis is preggers so I think I'll use these as invites for her baby shower. Thanks for sharing!! New follower :)
~Mary
www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

Sachiko said...

Very cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a clever idea for a fun Milk & cookies themed party. I love it. Thanks also for sharing the ribbon idea for closing them. I'm pretty anal about my ribbons, so this is a great, easy idea for closing up the invites without having to tie them. Awesome.

I had to share this on my Shout Out Sunday blog post:

http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/shout-out-sunday_20.html

Thanks for such a cute idea.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

How stinkin' adorable!! I will be featuring this on this weeks "Amaze Me Monday" blog party starting later tonight! Thank you for sharing.

Lauren said...

What a fantastic idea! SO creative. Now this is an invitation that makes me want to go to the party :)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.

<3
nicolette

Holly said...

I love a creative invite...this is so super cute!

Holly said...

I love a creative invite...this is so super cute!

Nicole Luciana-Epperson said...

Adorable invites! What a great idea!
www.nicolelucianaepperson.blogspot.com

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

You may have my new favorite blog. I've been on here for hours looking at all of your creative ideas.

I wondered if you would like to do a guest post on some of your amazing baby shower ideas during the baby shower event at Living at the Whitehead's Zoo.

You can find out more about the event here:

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/p/baby-shower-event.html

Again i'm loving your blog. Hope to hear from you.
Amber

Bethany said...

Were you able to mail them as is? You mentioned how you addressed them on the other side!

Bethany said...

Were you able to mail them as is? You mentioned how you addressed them on the other side!