Diva Inspirations Hop!

Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop!  Hop along to the Diva blogs on the hop list for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Verve.  If you came from Jen Tapler's blog, then you're hopping along on the right track.  If not, you can check out all the details, view the full hop list and start from the beginning over on the Verve Blog.

For my hop project, I made some invitations for my upcoming baby shower.  Since I haven't been feeling very well lately, I had planned on just purchasing invites, but after looking at a few stores and not finding anything I liked, I decided it would be easier to just make my own.

One of the few foods that has tasted good to me during my pregnancy is Thai food.  And it seems like every time we go we get a different waitress, but the response to my twin belly is always "You SO Lucky!"  It makes me giggle every time I hear it!  So when I sat down to make the invites, I immediately thought of the Lucky Ducky set, which allowed me to stamp 2 little duckies in a row, representing the twin boys that are on their way in 6 weeks or less.  (And because I love these little duckies so much, Lucky Ducky is the Stamp of the Month for February and is currently 40% off!)


I knew I had quite a few to make, so I tried to keep the design somewhat simple.  The twin ducks are stamped and their beaks are colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I stamped the frame from To the Moon above them, then stamped the "snips and snails and puppy dog tails" sentiment on a square of pool party cardstock, adding a trio of stars in the corner, then gluing onto the frame.  The you're invited flag is cut from Lucky Limeade with the Easy Rosettes CutUps, then cut in half (so I could have two flags with only one cut) and I stamped the you're invited sentiment from Small Phrases before stapling to the card base, which was embossed with the stars and swirls embossing folder.  Pretty simple, totally mailable and oh-so-cute.

Well, that's my project in a nutshell.  Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the Verve inspiration at the next stop on the hop... Lynda.


Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Lucky Ducky, To the Moon , Small Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, Black, Pool Party, Lucky LImeade (SU!)
Ink: Black, Pool Party (SU!), Prismacolor pencils
Accessories:  Easy Rosettes CutUps (TCP), tiny attacher (Tim Holtz), Stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), round-it-all

50 comments

  1. Such cute invites - 6 weeks - wow that has come up quickly. Hope you feel better.

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  2. Beautiful invitations! I love the sentiments in the Lucky Duck set. So so cute!

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  3. this is absolutely lovely and cute!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  4. How adorable! Love the cutie-patootie ducks and the cool embossing.

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  5. This is adorable. Love the embossed background.

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  6. The birth of a baby is a blessed event and this baby shower invite will become a treasured keepsake. Gorgeous CAS design, beautifully embossed too.

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  7. I can see why you went with your own design over store-bought - absolutely adorable! Best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy - hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Oh those two ducky's are just adorable. Love the CAS style of your card.

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  9. Adorable invite...those ducky are super cute!

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  10. Congratulations, YOU ARE A LUCKY DUCK! ;) I love the invite-adorable. ;)

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  11. So cute. Clean and simple, but definitely not something you can find in the store. I can't believe it's so soon. That really came quickly, no wonder you've been overwhelmed. Hang in there. You will feel all that blessing and luck very soon.

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  12. Your invitations are so adorable, Julee! I love those little ducks! Take care and have a wonderful day!

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  13. and those boys are lucky ducks to have such wonderful parents! They are sure to be talented with paper and technology!! LOL This is the sweetest invitation!!

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  14. great cards and love the embossing folder too

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  15. Fabulous! I love the design you chose. It's just perfect and the restaraunt story just makes me chuckle. Those little boys are sure on their way aren't they?? I hope you really enjoy your baby shower!

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  16. Those ducks are so cute!!! Love this!

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  17. Cute, cute, cute, Julee :) Love those two little ducks together! Darling invitation! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately...those little guys take up a lot of room and squish everything. Hang in there, the end is near and you'll have two little ducks to tuck into a crib instead of in you! ((hugs))

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  18. Awww, these are just adorable!
    Wow, only 6 weeks, take care :)

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  19. Hi Julee! These are adorable and so sweet! Two little duckies perfect for your two boys. I like the stars highlighting the sentiment as well. 6 weeks is exciting, it will be here before you know it!! Blessings.

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  20. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  21. OMGoodness, these invitations are just too adorable! I can't believe you're within 6 weeks or so of the twins' arrival...seems like we just found out yesterday! :-) Hang in there...they will melt your heart and you'll totally forget the discomfort of the last couple of months.

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  22. Cute, cute, cute! I am now sold on the ducky set!

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  23. I didn't realize you were that close to your due date, Julee. You must be getting SO ready to have them here! These cards are absolutely precious!!! I love that set!!

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  24. So sweet and you will be quite the lucky duck when your bundles of joy arrive.

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  25. Love these twin duckies! Hope these last weeks go smoothly for you! (hugs)

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  26. Whew, getting close, eh? You are very fortunate to be having the boys! They will forever have each other as "besties"...how cool is that!? Your invitations are MUCH better than anything you could have found ready made. Stay well and rested, Sweetie.

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  27. Wow amazing those cheeks r pinchable so cuge

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  28. Sooooooo cute!! Those two little ducks are adorable! Good luck with your remaining six weeks, it will go by quickly.

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  29. Very cute!! Congrats on your twins!

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  30. Cute, cute - these ducks make me smile!

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  31. Oh my gosh! So CUTE!!! I love how you've stamped TWINS! hehe....adorable Julee!

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  32. So CUTE! And the embossing on the card fits just perfectly.

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  33. This is super adorable! Loving the dry embossing in the background, and the stapled sentiment tag is a perfect touch!

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  34. Super sweet invites! Love the embossed background and cute design.

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  35. These are so cute for a "twin" occasion!! Congratulations!!

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  36. Clean and simple and oh so cute!!

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  37. Love these invitations! So cute! All the best with your little ones' arrival!

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  38. The twins are 'lucky ducks' to have such a talented Mom!! These will be tucked into their memory books reminding them of how much they have been loved since you first found out. Best of luck in these final weeks and hang in there - before you know it you and your DH will be lucky ducks yourselves holding your two little bundles of joy!!

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  39. Oh, I LOVE these little invites! Soooo much cuter than anything in the stores. You made such a perfect card. Love the two little ducks there - perfect for twins. ;-) The embossed background is fabulous. Hang in there with these last few weeks! I'm so excited for you. ;-)

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  40. Those little ducks are sooo cute! I like your card and it's simplicity. Very nice.

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  41. So crisp and clean -- adorable!!

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  42. tee heee.... that little card makes me just giggle Julee! I love these.

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  43. Wow, great card. The more I see of using white card and embossing to showcase the real details, the more I love it. Wonderful card. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  44. How adorable!! Those two little ducks are so sweet. These invites are definitely better that anything in the stores. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately - I pray that you will feel better quickly. 6 weeks....wow that is coming soon:)

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  45. Oh my gosh! Are these ever precious??!! Love the sweet ducks and the colors are wonderful!

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