Monday, July 21, 2008

Announcing my not-so-newborn

I finally finished the baby's announcements. He's 6 months old, so I'm only 4 months or so late... At least they beat his first birthday invitations out the door!

Before I even got pregnant, I knew I wanted to make one of Cami's trifold cards. When I found out that I was having a boy, I picked the rocket theme and color scheme and ordered all the supplies. The plan was to have all the stamping and folding done before the baby was born so I could just slap on the picture & birth stats and be done. Funny how things don't go according to plan...

This picture was taken at 6 weeks. It's my favorite. I ordered wallet prints from Photo Express because they were the only site I could find that would cut out the prints. Since I was ordering 98 pictures, I didn't want to have to cut them all myself. I can't recommend these guys enough! They were awesome and the pictures are great quality on Kodak paper.

Okay, so on to the stamping. I stamped the rocket from A Muse on watercolor paper, colored it in with my watercolor crayons and an aquapainter and then cut it out. It is popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional. I used my plain and scalloped oval nestabilities to make the frame and punch the hole in the front of the card.

The birth stats were cut out and embossed with a rectangle nestability. I blurred out his name in the picture because we have decided not to post his name to the internet.

Just for reference, at his 6 month check-up on Friday he weighed 20 lbs 6 ounces and was 28.5 inches long! I can't believe he was ever that small.

Last weekend at the Rubber Stamp Expo, I found this cute set from Inkadinkado with the perfect stamp for the left side of the card. It was really lucky because I had no idea what I was going to put there. I think the Hi! I'm New Here. sentiment was just too perfect!

Here's a shot of the announcement fully opened. I love the way these came out, but I definitely underestimated the amount of work they would be. In the end, I made 91 announcements. If you look at how many stars are on these invitations, I hope I am forgiven for procrastinating so much! I totally should have ordered a stars wheel instead. ;)

Stamps: Starstruck from Stampin' Up!, Rocket from A Muse, Little Tyke from Inkadinkado
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid Ink, Soft Sky
Paper: Whisper white card stock
, watercolor paper, Soft Sky, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Lavendar grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Plain and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, watercolor crayons, Aquapainter, paper snips, Scor-It, Basic Gray Notch Tool


rozie640 said...

Stef. that picture is precious. For six weeks old, he looks like a baby model!!! Very sweet baby announcement but 98, oh my gosh, no wonder it took a few extra months. It's adorable just like baby N.

Donna said...

these came out awesome! love your wording on them. I am working on my newphew's announcements right now, I don't feel so bad - he's just 2 months old (but it's slowing me down from completing other projects)!

Barbara said...

These are fabulous! Isn't it amazing how sometimes the simplist of designs are the most work?!!