Rachel’s Baptism Celebration {The Paper}

Do you recall a few weeks ago when I told you I had a certain yellow citrus fruit on my mind?  Do you want to know why I was pondering lemons?  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Rachel was baptized recently.  We celebrated by having a lunch at our house after the service.  The theme of choice was {you guessed it} lemon yellow!  It was so much fun and very pretty, if I do say so myself.

Today I want to share with you the paper elements from Rachel’s Baptism Celebration.  Before we begin, I want to give credit where all the credit is due.  Rachel designed the concept for everything you see here today.  She’s amazing.

I like paper invitations, especially for significant occasions.  So for this celebration, in honor of Rachel, we sent out real invitations to her close friends.  I’d like to walk you through what it would have felt like to receive one of these hand-crafted beauties in your mailbox.  Imagine with me…

It’s a lovely day.  You walk to your mailbox expecting junk, bills, maybe the new Anthro catalog.  But wait…gasp!…what’s this adorable creation with your name on it?

Have you ever seen anything so pretty?  And, yes, that’s a doily glued to the outside of the envelope and used as a mailing label.  {I told you she was good.  Just wait…it gets better.}

You turn the envelope over, open the flap…

…and find what seems to be a paper gift wrapped up especially for you.  What a lovely package!  It’s a stack of brightly colored elements all neatly tied up with yellow and white twine, eagerly inviting you to unwrap and discover the contents.

So you remove the twine and find two separate components.


First, you find a card with a verse of scripture typed out and framed with photo corners.  This is simply a gift, a token for you to enjoy.  It’s a tangible way to share with you the meaning and purpose behind the event to which you are being invited.


Second, you find the actual invitation.  The banner on top reveals the purpose for invitation, but the details of the event are hand-written, implying the intimacy of the event.

Aren’t you glad you went to the mailbox?

Now, fast-forward about a week or so.  You’re at your mailbox yet again, when…oh!…what’s this?

Another doily-enhanced envelope?  Yes!  And in it you would find heart-felt words of gratitude expressed sweetly on this adorable thank you card…

See?  Real mail.  Real paper.  Really special.

Ready to make your own?  Here are the supplies we used for the invitations and thank you cards.

Invitation envelopes came from Paper Presentation {A4 size…3 5/8 X 5 1/8}.  Invitation cards were cut by hand from solid yellow cardstock {A4…3 1/2 X 5}.  Banners at the top of the invitation were cut from light blue cardstock.

The background paper for the scripture cards is from Martha Stewart Crafts.  Sadly, it is no longer available.  The verse paper is ivory cardstock.  The photo corners were by K & Company, and are available at Michaels.

The twine came from Whisker Graphics and is called Divine Twine.

Thank you envelopes are by Staples {A2 size…4 1/2 X 5 3/4}.  Scalloped thank you cards are by Staples {A2 size…4 1/4 X 5 1/2}.  Both are available in-store, but not on-line.  For extensive on-line cards and envelopes, check out Paper Presentation and Paper Source.  Banners at the top of the thank you cards were cut from graph paper.

All typing was done on an actual typewriter.  But, you can download a very authentic typewriter font here and get the same effect.

All adhesive needs were met by Glue Dots.

Check back soon for the party Decorations and the Menu!


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6 Responses to Rachel’s Baptism Celebration {The Paper}

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  4. Sarah says:

    “All adhesive needs were met by Glue Dots.” hee hee. I have a lot of adhesive needs around here, perhaps I should invest in some. An all-around lovely post. (of course)

  5. Ashlee Mason says:

    Just lovely, Katherine! I’ve always loved your handwriting by the way :) . What a very special day with special details in the celebration!

  6. Nikki Anderson says:

    wow! these are great!!! so pretty.

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