When it comes to baby shower  invites, there is no shortage of adorableness. Simply take a peek at Minted  and Tiny Prints , and you'll already be overwhelmed by the many sweet options. But if your run-of-the-mill, available-to-anyone baby shower invitation just won't do, the following 17 invitations are sure to provide some original inspiration. From invites introducing some superspecial shower themes to those printed on balloons, wooden baby blocks, and even cloth diapers, these shower invitations are designed to wow.
She's Ready to Pop!
Gus & Ruby Letterpress  created these playful, but modern invitations for photographer Emilie Sommer‘s  baby shower. The invite text was printing on a balloon to add a 3D element. Letterpress enclosures, mailing labels, and a chartreuse mailer add to the appeal.
Source: Oh So Beautiful Paper 
Classic Characters Invite
When your family includes the creative brains behind LA's Paislee Press  and illustrator Michelle Lee, you're probably going to have a pretty cute shower invitation, but this foldout invite, featuring classic children's book characters, is just beyond.
Read All About It!
Layla Grayce  coowner Tiffany Harris is a baby designer for the stars, and the invitation for her own baby shower lived up to expectations. The vintage newsprint-inspired theme was introduced with these cute "Bambino Times" invites, created by Sara Westbrook .
Cloth Diaper Invites
Yep, this beautiful bird invitation is actually printed on a cloth diaper. According to the designers at Workshop : "This mother is planning to use cloth diapers for her baby, so we chose to silk-screen event information onto a cloth diaper that could be passed to the mother at the shower and later 'put to good use,' as the copy reads. The envelopes are 100 percent recycled shopping bags."
Library Card Invite
Jen of Lil Mop Top  created this library card invite for her sister's shower, but it's now available as a printable on Etsy . It's the perfect intro to a book-themed baby shower.
Bubbles Go Pop!
Jessica Kirkland of Pen n' Paperflowers  built an entire baby shower  around the "she's about to pop" theme, starting with lollipop invitations.
A Baby Is Brewing
We love the sweet sentiment created by Casey of Paper + Twine , who made these simply spectacular tea-themed invitations .
Ruffle Flower Invitations
Lowri of Paper Vine created these ruffle flower invitations for a baby shower. Get a DIY  tutorial for the flowers here .
Gray, Pink, and Gold Letterpress
When you run your own letterpress studio , your shower invitations are probably going to be spectacular. We love that the couple behind 42 Pressed was inspired by their nursery's gray and gold nursery color scheme to create these chic, modern invites .
Source: Oh So Beautiful Paper 
Pop-Up Baby Shower Invites
Chicago-based photographer Edyta Szyszlo created these DIY pop-up invitations  with the help of custom silhouettes from Le Papier Studio .
Folk Art Invitation
We love the hand-drawn look of Etsy seller Kelli Murray Art and Design's baby bird shower invitation , which comes with a not-so-custom price tag ($65-$137 for 10-60 sets).
The combination of a cool typography and a unique theme ("backyard baby-q"? how cute!) makes Le Partie Sugar's retro-inspired barbecue invitations irresistible . For $90, the Los Angeles-based paper company will provide 25 invites, envelopes, envelope stickers, and stamps, and will even mail the invitations directly to your guests!
Wooden Baby Block Invitation
Sideshow Press  made these creative invitations. "The invites were silk-screened on wooden blocks and styled to follow the format of a baby block. We used a mixture of type and beautiful calligraphy by Elizabeth Jones. The blocks were packaged in kraft boxes with a letterpress hostess card, silk ribbon, and finished with custom printed wrapping paper." It's an invite and a favor all in one!
Fabric and Twine Invites
What makes these invites, designed by Ruby & Willow , superspecial? Fabric-lined envelopes and an invitation that uses crafty twine as the main lettering. Too cute.
Source: Simply Bloom Photography 
Around the Clock Invite
Pottery Barn  Kids created these cute DIY invitations , which you can download for free. The Pottery Barn Kids  site also includes instructions on how to assemble the sweet invites.
Time to Shower
Lindsay Letter's Time to Shower letterpress invites  ($30 for 12) are a throwback with their fill-in-the-blank lines, but the playful calligraphy and metallic foil printing gives them a modern feel.
Come One, Come All Invites
Designer Tommy Perez went for a circus, "sidehow baby" theme  for his own baby shower and introduced it with these awesome invitations. The highlight: a scratch-off detail that allowed guests to win prizes!
Source: Tommy Perez Design