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Handmade Baby Announcement January 11, 2013

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Handmade Birth Announcements

So this post is a “bit” delayed, but wanted to share it with you anyway.  As I’ve said before I tend to like to do things the hard, time-consuming way.  I handmade birth announcements for both of my boys.  My Bennett was born in June.  Prior to this I spent a lot of time on Pintrest looking for inspiration.  I found several ideas, but this was by far my favorite.


You can find the link here at One Canoe Two.

All of the baby’s information is printed on a cardstock slip of paper that is then wrapped around the picture.  I created a template of the baby’s information using Microsoft Word.  I printed them out using colored ink on white cardstock and then cut them into strips.


Next, I used a decorative edge punch on the long sides to make it more visually appealing.  This was the hardest part.  My hand sure hurt after completing this step.


Doesn’t it look better with a decorative edge?


Next, I added some color using stamps with blue and brown ink.



My amazing friend, Suzie, of Defined Impressions, took Bennett’s pictures shortly after he was born.  I used Pic Monkey to create a custom collage card to accommodate the paper band of information.

Bennett Announcement_2

Isn’t he too sweet?  Man, they grow up way too fast!

Last, I wrapped the paper band around the picture and used adhesive to secure the ends at the back of the photo.


If this wasn’t crazy enough I also decided to make my own envelopes using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  You know every new mom always has extra time on her hands, right?  HA!  Even though I’m a little nutty, I still really enjoy making handmade things.  It is actually a stress-reliever for me (most times).


Here is my Bennett James this week turning 7 months old!  I just love his baby blues and those chunky thighs!


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