Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baby Announcement

I know I still have a few months to go, but I've been playing around with baby announcements, and I really like this one so far.

It is a tri-fold card with an opening for the baby's picture. My sample was done with So Saffron and Certainly Celery; however, the Celery will be changed to either Pretty in Pink or Bashful Blue after the baby is born. My card base is 5 1/2 by 12, scored at 3 7/8 and 7 3/4. I used one of my rectangle nestibilities to cut out the opening for the picture.

The moon and small star were cut out. The moon was outlined with Dazzling Diamonds, and the small star was embossed with Irridescent Ice EP. The larger star was also embossed with II EP and punched out with the large star punch.

The first opening of the card will show the details for the baby - name, weight, length, etc. I plan to do that on the computer and then adhere it to the right side (currently blank). This side also has a slit punched in the upper right to hold the card closed.

The left side was covered with So Saffron DSP to hide the back of the slit punches (seen in the final picture below). It also has another large star and Welcome Little One punched out with the Word Window punch and adhered with dimensionals.

The final opening of the card will reveal the full baby picture (far left). The photo will be held in place with a slit punch at the top and bottom so it can be removed.

Once I decide if this is "the one", my plan is to get the card bases and moons ready before the baby is born (one of the reasons I chose So Saffron for them). Then I'll just need to fill in the rest with either pink or blue.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Ink: So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain, White Brad
Other: Irridescent Ice EP, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Large Star Punch, Word Window Punch, Slit Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Rectangle Nestibilities

6 comments:

Marie said...

Oh Carol, that is VERY cute!! Love the glitter and EP! It will look great either pink or blue - so adorable!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Better get going as you will soon learn the value/rarity of scrapbooking time... in the best way possible. :)

Tiffany said...

This is so cute! I just love it!!!

Nancy Riley said...

A very special design announcing a very special little one! Great job with this, Carol!

Anonymous said...

I saw these on split coast. I love them. I will be making them for my sister who is having a baby next month. Thanks for the great idea.

dragonflydreamer said...

Beautiful! I love it. I wish I'd had all of this when my babies came 20+ years ago.