Ahoy! It’s a Boy!

Do you remember how you felt the first time you were introduced to Stampin’ Up!?  When Allie came to my very first Open House in 2012 as a guest of a friend, she was giddy with excitement about all the wonderful products.  Her eyes rolled around in her head, and her fingers extended open with a “give me, give me” motion.  Little did I know Allie would become one of my first team members – and she’s stayed around because she STILL gets giddy about the experience of crafting – and her energy rubs off on the rest of us.

Lee is a member of Allie’s Stampin’ Up! group, and she’s having a baby!  Woo hoo!  Allie made some adorable shower invitations using a mix of current and retired Stampin’ Up! products – and I couldn’t love these invites more!  I’m happy for Lee, but I’m also happy for each of the recipients of these adorable invitations.

All three of these invitations feature Maritime Designer Series Paper as the base of the card.  The same paper also covers the flap of the coordinating envelope.  Super cute!  Each of these invitations also includes a Coastal Cabana “wave” using the Work of Art stamp set.  Tell me these aren’t the cutest invitations for a hip baby shower:

Nautical Baby Announcements, by Allie Velleca, www.stampwithbrian.com

The boat is from Moving Forward, the 2012-2013 Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.

Nautical Baby Announcements, by Allie Velleca, www.stampwithbrian.com

The octopus is from Sea Street, a stamp set in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Nautical Baby Announcements, by Allie Velleca, www.stampwithbrian.com

The whale is from Oh Whale!, a retired stamp from the 2013 Occasions Catalog.  The whale is cropped with the Happy Whale Clearlits Die, also retired.

See more of Allie and Lee.  Both Allie and Lee were featured in the video I shared for the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath in February.  You can see that video here if you want to get another peek at these adorable crafters.  🙂

I’m so happy I could share these great invitations with you today!

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  1. These invitations are adorable! And I never did see the video. I loved it. What an amazing production!

  2. These invitations are SO ADORABLE! Fantastic job, Allie! Brian, thank you so much for sharing them with us. Happy Friday!

  3. Cute and perfect for a baby boy shower . Very creative and fun! I love my retired SU stamps and I use them a lot . I have that cute whale and clearlit die ….in fact I was using a SU set the other day that has 2002 on them !
    I am sure this shower will be a monster memory keeper for Lee…Project Life would be the perfect gift for her !

  4. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh, how adorable are this invitations!! I love the nautical theme for a baby boy, this images are just perfect. Lee is going to treasure them and the awesome memories of this event, so thank you Allie and Brian for sharing.

  5. These invitations are super and just by changing the stamped image each looks so very different. I bet they were a lot of fun to make and Allie did a fantastic job. Love them.

  6. Cindie McDuffee

    Each one of those invites is adorable! TFS!

  7. Absolutely adorable invitations, so creative. They all works so well for a maritime themed party. I see only one problem, I’m a Greedy Gus and I’d want my own sample of each one, lol. Thanks for sharing Allie’s creativity with us.

  8. Very cute!

  9. Love all three! Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day.

  10. Love the invitations, the little differences in each is so cute. Congrats Lee!

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