Friday, April 26, 2013

Cards: Baby Announcement

Hello Friends!
Today I am sharing my daughter's birth announcement. I just had to make her announcements! Although, with a toddler too, I needed them to be fairly easy to assemble. So I added the banner, her name and birth info straight onto the photo using Photoshop Elements. This saved a lot of time instead of stamping every single one.

I wanted to add a cluster to the top right and I did that by adding three elements. I cut out the frame using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamped on it using the Frame Flair Stamp Set. Next I made the heart using a silver cardstock and a heart shaped punch and drew stitches around the edge to give it definition. I stamped the "I made this" accent and cut it out using micro tip scissors. I had to use that stamp! It was just so perfect...I made the announcement and the baby!!!

When I was ready to assemble I glued the photo to the black photo mat, folded the frame piece off center so that there is more on the back side, and glued the rest of the embellishments on top. I also added a staple to the edge of the frame to finish it off.

Since I used a black mat, I added a brief mention of the happy parents and older brother on the rest of the frame on the backside.

And there you have it, a relatively simple but lovely handmade baby announcement. You can easily use this sketch for a multiple of purposes. It would make a great Thank You card from a Bride and Groom, an invitation, Save the Date, and so on.

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Have you ever made announcements or invitations? Did this inspire you to do so? I would love to hear all of your comments, so please use the comment box below!

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  1. What a cute baby announcement! Great way to make memories.

  2. What a great baby announcement! Thanks for sharing how to do it.