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Free Printable Baby Shower Cards

Updated on August 14, 2014

Printable Baby Shower Greeting Cards, Invitations And Templates

Free printable baby shower cards are not only fun to get and make, but they also save on costs when it comes to organizing that necessary but so of exhausting baby shower. Using free printables instead of paying for having the cards made or buying ready-made ones is also a great way to customize the cards to your personal preferences and tastes.

You can personalize them any way you want, adding any elements that you consider necessary

Wild Safari Pink Diecut Gatefold Baby Shower Invitations

to impress the guests even before they arrive.

Here you will find a great repository of printable cards and templates that are truly free. Not 'free' as in having to give your email address or sign up for a trial. Free as in click through to the site and click on the image or pdf or link to get to the card right away. Afterall this is what makes it truly free.

There is a lot to wade through websites that don't really offer the free and good stuff and by having collected all these resources for you, you've just saved yourself a ton of time and trouble - time that you can spend instead personalizing that card to your liking.

Make sure to bookmark this resource as I keep adding new links to it on a regular basis as new websites on the subject appear, and remove some that no longer exist.

Why Make Your Own Cards And Not Buy Them?

Why Make Your Own Cards And Not Buy Them?
Why Make Your Own Cards And Not Buy Them?

Why making your own cards instead of simply buying them? Because of moments like these.

Most people buy them, however there the crafty folks out there who prefer making them, and knowing that they will even more genuinely received and enjoyed with a huge smile on their faces is all worth it.

Are you a crafty person? Even if you think you are not, you'd be surprised just how easy these cards are to make them and how fun it can be as well.

Also if you are rather strapped for cash, it is a good idea to make the cards on your own. While one card is not overly expensive, when you have a buy a dozen, or two, or three, it adds up and you also have the costs of actually hosting the party.

Finally this could be a great way to spend some quality time with your family or friends while crafting away at these cards. It can be fun, rewarding and highly entertaining as well. And not to forget about productive.

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Do You Prefer To Make Or Buy The Baby Shower Cards?

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An idea of an orange invitation
An idea of an orange invitation

Free Invitations To Make Your Own

Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations

If you need invitations for your next baby shower party and like to craft a bit, here are a few handpicked pages with totally free templates to save to your computer or print out right away. They are all free and fun to use. Once you have saved to your pc or printed out you can easily create your own customized invitations for the next party. And don't forget, pink is for girls and blue is for boys :)

Fabulous Stationery Enchanted Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multi-color

Fabulous Stationery Enchanted Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multi-color, 12 (WI-04)
Fabulous Stationery Enchanted Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multi-color, 12 (WI-04)

Cute butterflies on this multi-color set of 12 cards. Each card comes with its own white envelope.

 

So Why Not...

Why not focus on making just a few baby shower cards for those special people and buy the rest so you don't spend all your time crafting and creating?

How To Make The Baby Shower Invitations

Free Resources And Tutorials

While templates do help, sometimes we need the written word to guide us on making a particular project. These pages have written tutorials on how to make your own using the templates given above, or by creating your own templates if you want. If you like to read instructions and guides, these tutorials are for you.

To Make Your Own Baby Shower Invitations

Once you've downloaded the free printables, you will start to make the invitations, thank you cards, or the table order notes if there will be a dinner with guests for the party.

Below I will list a few excellent free resources and tutorials (along with visual tutes in the form of videos) that teach you easy ways to create the invitations, but here is what I did once.

I prefer using vellum paper because I know a greeting card making technique called parchment crafting. However heavy cardstock is also perfect for it.

Once I decided on which free template I want to use, I put the paper to the printer and started to print out my chosen design onto the vellum. When you print it out make sure that the paper, vellum or cardstock is fed the right way in the printer. It happened to me more than once to have it printed out totally distorted. You can't really salvage it once the printing is done wrong.

I used to print 4 times on a page, or if it's vellum, I print it out 3 times. Especially if you print it on vellum paper, give it some time for the ink to dry. While cardstock absorbs the ink right away, the glossy effect of the vellum paper keeps the ink from getting absorbed too fast. About 4-5 minutes should suffice.

What I usually do after this is embellish the cards with a few bows made of ribbons (blue for boys and pink or yellow for girls), use some Stampit Up stamps with a little cute boy or gil and a small saying, and that pretty much concludes the personalizes of the invitation.

The last step is cutting out the invitations to size. I like to use scissors as my hands are pretty steady and I can cut straight, but not everyone can. Also some people use longer scissors, others shorter. Use whatever is best for your hands.

Finally add the invitations to some envelopes (you can either use simple ones, or fanciers ones, again made of vellum paper - they're a bit more expensive, however), and you're ready to send them out.

What Text Goes On An Invitation?

When you buy an invitation from the store, you only need to personalize it with the required info, but when you make it from scratch, there are several things that you need to add to the card. Here is the minimum text that goes on an invitation to guide you.

  • The name of the guest for whom the invitation is sent (or the name of the couple)
  • The date and time of the party
  • The place where it will be held
  • Whether it will be a surprise party or not
  • The RSVP date (for when the yes or no must be returned to the senders) along with how to send back the RSVP - a phone number or return address (can include a return card ready to be mailed)

Making The Baby Shower Invitations By Hand

Here is a great visual tutorial on making your own baby shower cards. Easy, fun and cute too.

Make A Baby Shower Invitation Diaper

How about making a diaper card? It's ridiculously easy with this video tutorial.

Free Baby Shower Invitations So Easy A Baby Can Make Them

Too Lazy To Make Them? Buy Them Ready-Made And Save Time

Onesie Baby Shower Invitations for Baby Girl - Set of 10

Onesie Baby Shower Invitations for Baby Girl - Set of 10
Onesie Baby Shower Invitations for Baby Girl - Set of 10

A set of adorable 10 baby shower invitation cards for a girl. You get the cards and the envelope. There are also thank you cards available for this theme.

 

Dolce Mia Sailor Nautical Baby Shower Invitations Party Pack - 8 cards

Dolce Mia Sailor Nautical Baby Shower Invitations Party Pack - 8 cards
Dolce Mia Sailor Nautical Baby Shower Invitations Party Pack - 8 cards

The perfect nautical themed baby shower invitation card. You get 8 beautiful cards with envelopes. Each card has the sailboat, bubble-blowing fishies, vintage anchors and an inquisitive whale. Really cute.

 

Dolce Mia ABC Playtime Baby Shower Invitations

Dolce Mia ABC Playtime Baby Shower Invitations - 10 pack fill-in cards
Dolce Mia ABC Playtime Baby Shower Invitations - 10 pack fill-in cards

10 adorable ABC playtime baby shower invitations with envelopes that have the Chick in bib, gambling lamb and Noah's ark. Really gorgeous design.

 

Tri-Fold Card with Butterfly and Diecut Vine Baby Shower Invitations

Tri-Fold Card with Butterfly and Diecut Vine Baby Shower Invitations - Set of 20
Tri-Fold Card with Butterfly and Diecut Vine Baby Shower Invitations - Set of 20

Here you have 20 invitation cards for baby showers in the butterfly tri-fold design. You can customize the text and each card has its own white envelope.

 

12 Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multicolour

Fabulous Stationery Bib - 12 Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multicolour (WI-01)
Fabulous Stationery Bib - 12 Baby Shower Fill-In Invitations, Multicolour (WI-01)

Charming 12 baby shower invitation cards in strong and lively colors. The cards come with their own blank envelopes.

 

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      cynthia 4 years ago from Australia

      Nice to know there are many places to get free stuff!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Free is always good, and you have a nice resource lens here. :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Sweet Princess is my favorite!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Amazing how many free cards are available and they're so pretty.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I'm with Camden - amazing how many printable (and very different styles) you've rounded up here... but, gee, those little ready-made onesie invitations are pretty hard to resist!

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      jannymanla 5 years ago

      Super cute collection! I am trying the ones in the videos. Awesome! Great for local business at my area. Thank you so much!

    • Camden1 profile image

      Camden1 5 years ago

      What a great resource - I can't believe how many free printable cards you found! (Although I really, really like the baby onesies invitations that you buy - too cute)!