Summer Baby Shower Goodies



By Ellen Luckett Baker
Is the stork visiting your friends or family soon? We wouldn’t be surprised as July is the most popular birth month.
If you are planning a baby shower, here are some sweet and simple printable invitations, cupcake toppers and a flag bunting to give your event a handmade touch while keeping your budget in check. So grab the scissors and away you go!
Cupcake Toppers: Simply print out a sheet of these circles on card stock, cut them out and use a glue stick to adhere two circles back-to-back on an extra long toothpick. If you have any scrapbooking friends with a circle cutter, that could be helpful. I just cut mine by hand. The best tip I’ve seen for detailed cutting is to move the paper and not the scissors as you change direction. This makes for cleaner edges. Click here to download the cupcake toppers.
Pictured: delicious coconut cupcakes from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory. Yum.
Baby Bunting: Print these on card stock as well. I used some crocheted trim to string my bunting, but you could use rope, twine, fishing line, or whatever you have on hand. This would also be nice attached to a line with clothespins. For the wide trim, I cut slits in either side of each triangle then ran the trim on the front side for a decorative effect. You could use a hole punch if that’s easier. The bunting is just the right size to hang in a doorway, on the mantel or over a mirror. Click here to download the bunting.
DIY Invitations: There are two A6 size invitations on this sheet, so print as many as you need on card stock. Cut the invitations down to size and then run them through your printer again with your custom text. A rounded corner punch helps finish the corners. Click here to download the invitations.
Note:You’ll want to set up your Word document for A6 paper size (4.13″ x 5.83″). Of course if you have photo editing software, you can just edit the .pdf file.
If you are having trouble downloading any of these files, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader, which you can get here.


About the author

Ellen Luckett Baker
Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master's of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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14 Responses to “Summer Baby Shower Goodies”

  1. Sally Jul 16 at 10:31 am Reply

    I love the printable designs.

  2. Shannon Jul 16 at 10:55 am Reply

    So sweet. I’m expecting a baby boy in November and this is perfect. Adorable.

  3. laura Jul 16 at 11:14 am Reply

    these are beautiful!

  4. amy Jul 16 at 11:28 am Reply


  5. RookieMom Heather Jul 16 at 11:46 am Reply

    Super cute designs! I love the cheap but chic angle. :-)

  6. Delilah Jul 16 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Sooo cute! Thanks for the printables!

  7. Katja of Skimbaco Jul 16 at 9:24 pm Reply

    These look so cute!!

  8. riksu Jul 17 at 2:18 am Reply

    So cute! Thanks for sharing – I’m hosting a babyparty later this year (my first) :)

  9. Lyndsay@LouLouBell Jul 20 at 8:43 pm Reply

    These are adorable! Bookmarking!

  10. Crafters100 Jul 21 at 12:20 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing these.

  11. Amanda Jul 21 at 9:28 am Reply

    These are just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!
    God bless-

  12. Lesley Jul 23 at 8:49 am Reply

    Thanks so much! You just made my life a whole lot easier.

  13. Susan Jul 23 at 11:13 am Reply

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  14. Hoya Mom Jul 29 at 4:22 am Reply

    Thank you. so very cute.

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