Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Magical Blogorail Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower

Welcome to the first stop of our Special Edition Magical Blogorail loop and our virtual Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower!  I happen to love baby showers and creating them with a Disney theme, just makes them even more special!  I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for a Winnie the Pooh theme, because it just so happens that my baby shower for Joey had a Winnie the Pooh theme.  Hard to believe that was over 7 years ago!

It seems lately that so many people I know are having babies, and when Amy at Growing Up Disney suggested we host a virtual baby shower for our online friends who are pregnant, I jumped right on it.  We are dedicating this loop to our friends Jenn of Disney Babies Blog and Beth of A Disney Mom's Thoughts.  I have been so lucky to connect with them through our Disney blogs and cherish their friendships!  I cannot wait to "meet" their little ones!

I am sharing Winnie the Pooh themed baby shower invitations.  I love making and personalizing  invitations!  It is such a great way to share the theme with your guests and get them excited for the shower. Now I know not everyone has time to make baby shower invitations, especially if they are hosting a large gathering, so I have tried to make these very simple and quick to assemble.  But also know, there are plenty of absolutely adorable Winnie the Pooh invitations sold at party stores that you can't go wrong with either!

Materials

  • Printed Card Stock (pastel green with polka dots, though you could easily personalize this color if you know the sex of the baby)
  • DCWV Yellow Glitter Cardstock
  • White, Yellow and Red Cardstock
  • Cricut Pooh Font Cartridge*
  • Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge*
*If you do not own a Cricut machine, the images and phrase I used for this project can easily be printed from your computer or you can purchase pre-cut letters and characters from your local craft store.


Steps

  1. Create a 5.5x4.25 card using the polka dot cardstock
  2. Cut the white cardstock into a 4.25x3.75 rectangle (I used a punch to create the decorative edge)
  3. Using the Pooh Font Cartridge, cut the sleeping baby Pooh at 2"
  4. Using the Alphalicious Cartridge,cut the phrase "You're Invited" at 2.25"
  5. Adhere the "Your Invited" to the white rectangle
  6. Adhere the white rectangle to the front of the card about half an inch from the top.
  7. Adhere the sleeping Pooh at the bottom of the front of the card
  8. Personalize the inside with details of the baby shower


Congratulations to Jenn and Beth!  This is such a special time for you and your families and I couldn't be happier for the two of you!

Your next stop along our Special Edition Magical Blogorail loop is 



Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop and Virtual Baby Shower should you happen to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:


1st Stop ~ Invitations with Pursuing the Magic (You are here)
2nd Stop ~ Decorations & Gifts Ideas with Disney Donna Kay
3rd Stop ~ Winnie the Pooh Cakes with Growing Up Disney
4th Stop ~ Drinks & Snacks with Can Do It Mom AKA Mouse Fan Diane
5th Stop ~ Party Favors with Disney on Wheels
Final Stop ~ Pooh's Inspirational Thoughts with DIStherapy



25 comments:

Melissa @ WDW Strollers said...

Congrats Jenn and Beth! These are so much fun!

DisneyDonnaKay said...

Love the invitation Beth!! Can't wait to meet our new little Blogorail Babies too!!

Capturing Magical Memories said...

Awesome!  Love seing Cricut ideas. 

Jodi Whisenhunt said...

Those invites are so cute! Congrats to Jenn & Beth!

Christina Mumpower said...

These are adorable!  I love them. Congrats Jenn and Beth!

 ~ Christina @ Disney in Our Blood

MouseFanDiane said...

Very cute Beth, I love the idea for a baby shower. Pooh has always been a favorite in our house...

Beth Green said...

no doubt I'm pregnant since I'm crying now and this is just the first stop on the loop!  You are awesome and I can't wait for you to meet baby G!!   Thanks again!!!  Love you.

Beth D. said...

Love you too!  I just love little babies and this makes me think I should have another one!  But I am fairly certain Pierre is not going to go for that!! LOL!

Beth D. said...

Same here!  Just such a sweet story and cute characters!

Beth D. said...

Thank you, Christina!

Beth D. said...

Thank you, Jodi!

Beth D. said...

Thanks, Mary!  I have had this cartridge for while and hadn't used it yet.  I really love it and realized it has a lot more features on it than I realized!  :-)

Beth D. said...

Me too!  We can all live vicariously through Jenn and Beth.  I would love to have a little baby, but I think we are all set with three! :-)

Beth D. said...

I love seeing everyone's ideas!  Since we can't do it in person, this is a great way to "get together" and celebrate!

Distherapy said...

FUN!!  Beth, after reading your step-by-step instructions, I think even I could make a beautiful invitation like yours!!

JenniferLissak said...

So cute!! Great instructions - looks very doable.. minus the fact that I don't have a cricut!  Thank you for the loop!

Disney on Wheels said...

So cute! I love the sleeping Pooh on the front. 

Beth D. said...

I have little to no creativity, so if I can do it, anyone can! :-)

Beth D. said...

They sell the lettering and shapes at craft stores, which would make it even easier than I have listed, though I guess that would make it more expensive too.  :-)  Just a side note, you NEED to get a Cricut, so fun!

Beth D. said...

Thanks, Melissa!  I love the baby Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore.  They are just tooo cute!

DebSays said...

Aw how cute! I love Winnie The Pooh and he looks so sweet!

Johnymarsh said...

Invitation should be impressive as this make a better impact.So you make invitations.Great work.

winnie the pooh theme said...

Invitation is also main part and it should be proper.

Lisa John said...

I'm so thankful I found you! gave me better ideas on what to do with my invitation. Baby Shower Invitations


 

pooh baby shower said...

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