Friday, September 20, 2013

Designer's Challenge: Paddington Bear Baby Shower Invite

This was one of my fav projects this year! A client ordered 38 paddington bear baby shower invites and I created this lookalike just for the special occasion using several Cricut carts, my E2 and Imagine. This invite has 20 layers. SERIOUSLY! When I am designing I cannot help going over the top. Making multiples of this kind of invite is labor intensive. Little disclaimer.... LOL.

Ok, here's the skinny...

  1. white A2 cards - JoAnn's essentials
  2. frame print/cut at 6" from Cricut Imagine Best Friends cart (Bazzill basics white)
  3. blue sky - cut a rectangle (2:3) from the stock images in the Cricut Imagine at 3"(Bazzill)
  4. teddy bear and all layers cut at 3.75" from Cricut lite cart Teddy Bear Parade - black DCWV cardstock, Bazzill brown and Recollections Kraft cardstock
  5. from Cricut lite cart Teddy Bear Parade - red hat, yellow boots and blue coat Recollections cardstock
  6. Suitcase - Cricut Cart Pack Your Bags cut at 1"- brown bazzill cardstock, layer cut from light brown DCWV adhesive cardstock. The P.B. is my handwriting with a black Zig writer.
  7. Inked the edges of the raincoat with black sweetheart inker by We R Memory Keepers
  8. I printed the inside of the invite (not shown) on a text liner from The Paper Cut and to accent the page I added a second pair of the red boots at the bottom.
  9. You're Invited! stamp - stampabilities
  10. Adhesives - zots, Xyron, ATG
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! Before I got to complete the job, the theme changed to Aviator Bear. Please check out the diaper cake and embellished wooden letters that I created. They are too cute as well!



  1. Absolutely adorable! Love, Love, Love it!

  2. Yep! I was right! You ARE amazing! I love it!

  3. Oh my goodness...nicely designed! I'll be sure to check out the other goodies you create!

  4. Very very cute and positively Paddington Bear!

  5. La-vie love the little bear and the detailed cardstock you put it on just to cute always love your work... Great job.

    1. Thanks Meka! It really means a lot to me that you took the time to look and comment on several of my projects.



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