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Introducing our Little Bundle of Joy

As my sister is about to have her first baby {5 weeks to go!}, I decided to make some baby announcements for them. My mum took them down to London with her yesterday and I didn't want to post the pictures until after she had seen them herself.

I made 12 cards for them and obviously can make more if they need them {I have kept one of each design for my files too so I can remember how I did them in the future}.

I got the original idea, while searching for baby announcements, from this post on the blog Helen's Stampin Station. Helen is also a fellow Edinburgh resident and I must remember that in future if I ever want to order any Stampin' Up stuff. I thought they would be perfect and neutral since they don't know what they are having yet and I wanted to make them in plenty time. I kept the same layout, just used a different card, ink, background stamps and ribbon. I also made them a bit smaller. I made 2 variations of the cards, one with a giraffe and one with a teddy bear:

Each card had an envelope stamped with the same giraffe or teddy image and then each card was packaged in a clear resealable bag.

I also put them into a kraft gift box, also from Paperchase, which I stamped with the teddy & giraffe images and made a little tag to attach onto the box band to keep it closed. I included 12 It's a Boy sticker labels & 12 It's a Girl sticker labels from Etsy seller Ladybug Labels. I thought they could use them either on the envelopes or inside the cards since they as so neutral.

Hope she likes them!


  1. They are fantastic. I love the giraffe!

  2. I love them I love them!!!! The best baby present so far and so lovely that they were so beautifully hand made by Auntie Gaynor! I really don't want to give them away will have to frame one of them for us to keep! Thank you so much!!! xxx.

  3. Hi Gaynor - Thanks for stopping by my blog and WOW! - you have really made my day - best compliment ever to receive ;o) Your announcements are gorgeous and no wonder your sister was delighted with them! - oh and congrats to all awaiting the special delivery!

  4. these are gorgeous! well done you :)

  5. Thanks everyone. I was really pleased with how they came out. Definitely a hobby im going to keep doing!


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