Wednesday, 3 October 2012

DIY Baby Announcement Cards

You may be aware (if you are a follower of my other blog: Crafty Thinker) that i'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Stampin' Up! is a catalogue based craft company which sells stampsets, punches, ribbons, card, beautiful scrapbook papers and other craft accessories. I love being a demonstrator and showing people how to create their own handmade cards, scrapbook pages, gift boxes etc.

Today i'd like to share with you an idea on how to make your own baby announcement cards:

These cards were super quick to make (which was just as well as i had to make quite a lot!!) and you will notice that i slightly altered the designs to make creating such large quantities more bearable!!

I started with 'Bashful Blue' cardbases (i managed to make 3 cards from every piece of A4 card) and embossed them using the 'Big Shot' and the 'Stripes Embossing Folder' to create texture and then placed three 'Basic Pearls' in the bottom corner of each card to add some bling!!

I then stamped the super cute baby feet from the 'Baby Prints' stampset onto some 'Whisper White' card using 'Bashful Blue' ink and then stamped the 'it's a boy' over the feet (also from the 'Baby Prints' stampset) using 'Pacific Point' ink and then ran it through the 'Big Shot' using a die from the 'Labels Collection Framelits Dies', using 'Dimensionals' to attach the image to the cardbase. Here's a close-up:

I finished these cards off by stamping the announcement image from the 'Little Additions' stampset using 'Pacific Point' ink:

I loved making these cards and sent them out to all our friends and family to announce the arrival of Xander.

If you're expecting your own little arrival why not consider making your own announcements. Alternatively why not make a batch of these to give as a practical baby shower/ new baby gift? - check out the catalogue for suitable materials and feel free to email me for advice and orders:

1 comment:

  1. Those look fab :) who needs clintons! So adorable ;) if I can ever stomach being preggars again I shall be using ur crafty tips :))) x


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