Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Flip-Flop Announcement

Ever since I saw the Flip-Flop (swing) card, I had it in my head to do baby announcements with it. So I finally did! I took the instructions from SCS (found here) and then altered the sizes to fit my photo and such.
I don't have a whole lot of truly baby stamps, so I borrowed a retired set called Welcome, Little One from a friend. All of the lettering was done on the computer and carefully cut to place everything where I wanted it.

I stamped the flowers in Rose Red and added a dot of White in the centers with the White Gel Pen. The white centers just gave it a complete look...something that was totally lacking prior. So this was my daughter's birth announcements. Probably a little more time consuming than I thought considering I made 60 (pretty typical with me), but I was very pleased with how they turned out. They took a month to get out...what is the etiquette on the timing of sending out birth announcements anyway? Oh well, better now than never!
The Engineering Details
Stamps - Welcome Little One (retired); Paper - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Whisper White; Ink - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink; Accessories - White Gel Pen, Cutter with scoring blade

5 comments:

Tessa Boulter said...

Beautiful baby announcement!! BTW congrats on the new addition to the family! Adilane is sure a cutie!

:)
Tessa

Jamie Martin said...

This is such a sweet card, the baby is a cutie :)

CAKVD said...

This is super cute!!! I've never made a card like that before, but I have been wanting to. You did an awesome job!
Cheryl

Shannon McGann said...

This is stunning! What a great use of the flip-flop card! I love it!

Tams said...

Absolutely adore your announcements! What a great use of the fliip flop style! :) I'll have to give that card style a try. We finally got our announcements out as well!

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