Every time I mention making the birth announcements for my babies, people think I’m nuts. And, well, maybe I am a little but I can promise it’s not as laborious as you would think. The main trick is to make most of the card while you’re still pregnant, you can do everything but take the photo of your baby and write up his stats ahead of time – even address your envelopes! Here’s how Baby M’s announcements came together, and yes – I used the same color scheme as his nursery:
I stamped my message and then used embossing powder on it to give it a textured feel.
Once those were dry I cut each one out with a scalloped edge scissor.
Then I used the top of a giant pencil to stamp polka dots on the blank card.
After M’s arrival, we had a little photo shoot and ordered prints. I then placed a photo on each card using photo squares. Then used tape to adhere the “Welcome Baby” message. We included a photo of Z and M on the inside along with his baby stats.
And I had to add a little baby stamp to each envelope as a special touch.