For this project, I used red cardstock, yellow gingham paper, green gingham paper, red gingham ribbon, gluestick, tacky glue, scissors, and my cutting board.
Because I made 50 of these, I cut everything out ahead of time so that I could make an assembly line.
I cut 50 strips of ribbon that will later be tied into bows.
I cut out the red cardstock. This will be the bottom (or background) of the invitation.
I then cut out the green gingham paper. I cut this slightly smaller than the red so that when the green gingham is glued to the red cardstock, the red cardstock will border the green gingham.
I printed the invitation four times on the yellow gingham so that I could cut it four ways.
I then cut out the yellow gingham. Again, I cut the yellow gingham slightly smaller than the green gingham so that the green gingham borders the yellow gingham.
I lined up all the components of the invitation for the assembly line.
And then I found a little kid to help me bust through these.
We glued the yellow to the green and the green to the red.
He's one of those hardcore supervisor types.
But I will say, he's a gluestick pro.
He finally let me have a turn.
I then tied the ribbons into bows.
Simple and cute.
I cut the edges so that they're even.
And I used the tacky glue to tack on the bow.
A Classy Barnyard Baby Shower Invitation.
You could create this same effect with various colors/patterns/types of paper, etc.
Though cliche, the possibilities are endless (The little kid told me to type that. He's so bossy).