Well fast forward a couple of years and I find myself being the "host" of an overseas baby shower. I may have mentioned before that my best friend is expecting and has recently relocated to Japan due to her husband's military orders. It's their first child and I know that being away from friends and family during this special time will be hard, so I wanted to brighten their day and help them prepare for the arrival of their son.
I busted out the DIY invitation skills that I mastered oh so well during our wedding planning (and by mastered I mean I know how to work my paper cutter) and made the invites for the baby shower. Since he's in the Navy and they're having a boy it was pretty easy to go with blue, gold and little hints of the Navy.
All of the paper and envelopes were purchased at Michael's, along with the baby stamp to spruce up the plain white envelopes. I wanted colored envelopes, but they didn't have any big enough, so white it was.
Since there is so much info on the invite explaining the military orders and why it's an overseas shower, I added a little card out of left over paper for my contact info and more details on mailing the gifts. To keep the two cards together, I fashioned some belly bands out of left over scraps from the patterned paper.
All packaged together, I love the finishing touch of the little boat 3D stickers on the belly band.
Not that anyone will know, but I love the variety of the different little boats. So cute!
Have you used any of your wedding DIY skills after you were married?