Welcome to Simply Sweet Scrapping! This blog was created to share a variety of craft ideas focusing mainly on paper crafts. I have been interested in crafts and art since I was a young girl and have tried everything from crochet to rock carving. With the new explosion of interest in scrapbooking and card making, I have happily jumped on that bandwagon. I like to use a variety of mediums and tools when crafting. I bought a Cricut a few years ago and fell in love with it! After a small learning curve it has become an essential tool in my arsenal. My husband is handy in woodworking and can build almost anything. I love to have him help me with my creations.

I do not claim to be the originator of any of these projects. I find ideas from a variety of sources, sometimes making changes, combining them with other ideas, or coming up with something unique. I hope that these projects inspire you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby Shower Invite Prototypes

I started making my “prototype” invitations. I came up with two ideas. I have slight problems with both designs but I am generally pleased. I am not sure about the shades of purple yet.

This is so far my favorite but I feel like it is missing something. When I originally made it I left the Dragonflies off. My husband thought it needed them and I liked making sure I put that part of the theme on the invite. I am going out to a few craft stores and maybe I will find something to fix it. Tiny Clothespins? Patterned paper for the clothes? This was my original concept. I always knew that there would be a problem with the background and there was. I tried both green and blue behind the baby and EWWWW! It did not work. I tried making the baby bigger and I am not sure if that helped. I think that the purple looks the best. My husband likes the white. Maybe if I change the color of the fence it would be ok. If you untie the ribbon the fence swings open to show the daisies and “She’s Expecting”.


  1. i like them both..but i like the white best too.. shows off everything better.

  2. ok .sorry.. maybe edge the fence with purple..
    love these by the way..

  3. Thanks! That is a good idea.