Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby Announcement Cards for Nina

Quote for today:
If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things
you don't have that you don't want. Unknown

Baby Announcement Cards for NINA!

The card at the top is a sample only. It is NOT a photo of Nina. I just wanted to show how the photo would fit on the inside pocket. I also show the various stamped colors on the envelopes. I know there is only one colored envelope. It is the only color I had that was close. I stopped buying colored envelopes when I started getting my general paper supplies at XPEDX.
The photo is one of my many nephews, but it was just the size I was looking for. Also this isn't the image I originally tried to load. I got errors with the other image, and finally gave up after three attempts. The overall image quality of most of these cards is poor. I apologize for that. I tried to shoot them in a hurry to get them to her mother so she can get them out before the baby gets any older! (lol) ; D I normally take 2 or three shots of each one. I shot one only of each, and most of them stink! But you can still get the general idea...

These baby card announcements were made for a friend of mine. I was pretty happy with the way they turned out, and she said she was happy with them, too. Thank goodness! ; )
I was so glad she didn't mind that each of them was different. I don't usually enjoy making too many multiples of a card, hence I do not take orders for weddings, parties, etc... But these were kinda fun. I blocked out the names just in case she didn't want all the information on my blog. I actually made 40 different cards. This is a sampling of them (just slightly more than half).

I found a few "onesie" cards on SCS, and scoped the various shapes and techniques that were used. This is a combination of what I liked or thought would work best for me combined from all of them. These are not exactly perfect because I had to draw the template freehand for the overall shape and the "pants" pocket on the inside. I only found the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 size on the internet, but that was not large enough for the photo she wanted to send, so this card is approximately 8 1/4 X 5 1/2.
Here goes...
Supplies will be listed at the very end...

I had to delete the inside of the card above from my post. I guess "sleepy eyes"
did not "edit" it properly. Sorry!

Another time the hasty photo-taking shows (above)!

I used a LOT of paper for this project. I needed mostly soft colors, and didn't have much 8 1/2 X 11 paper to accommodate that. I used all 12X12 sheets. Hence it was the first time I cracked open my Bazzill paper that I ordered from QVC. YES, I have been hoarding it!
: ) But it worked out well because I needed some of the extra paper for the matting on the front.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, The Paper Company, DCWV; Patterned Paper: PSX Paper Designs, Frances Meyer, Inc, Karen Foster Design, Flavia/ Colorbok, Rainbowworld by Masterpiece
Studio; Specialty Paper: DCWV (Nana's Nursery), Colorbok (glitter), DCWV (glitter); Sentiments: Computer generated; Accents: Stickers : Miss Elizabeth's (gold flowers), some unknown (butterfly, crown, flower bouquets, hearst ( maybe DCWV or JoAnn's Crafts), Sandylion (butterflies, purple flower), Sticko (mini flowers, mini hearts), Nicole (larger hearts), Papercraft Inspirations (misc.), Alphabet stickers/ unknown; Tools: circle punch by McGill, Templates: multiple embossing folders by Cuttlebug and Sizzix.

“ life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it” Maya Angelo

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  1. OMG! Rachel, they are absolutely adorable!!! Did you get to use all your embossing folders?

  2. Hey Rae,
    First let me say "very nice new photo header"!
    As for these cards...They ARE so very "stinkin' cute" in the words of a very loved and talented person I know lol! Every last one of them is different enough that I had to click on each one so I wouldn't miss anything! LOL! See Ya! Great Job!

  3. These onesie cards are SO ADORABLE, and I think we share the same love of embossing folders! :o) Great work!

  4. These Announcements are so adorable, Rae. Love how each one is different and unique. I'm sure your friend really appreciated this 'labor of love'.
    PS~Your Blog header is the photo from your garden?

  5. Beautiful colours and beautiful baby cards!! I love them all !! You should open your own card boutique!! Lynn :)