Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Made to Order Trifold Announcements

I wish I had the photos to insert into the announcements, but I don't. Little Aeryn is adorable and so loved. These baby announcements were made for my cousin and their sweet new baby girl. I was so happy that they asked me to make them. Hopefully, you can see the photo of the inside on the bottom right of the photo. The photo of Aeryn will go on the left and show through the window.

This style card is one invented by me in October 2005 for Portland Stampin'Up! Regionals. I call it the tri-fold slit punch.

The whole card is mounted on a piece of 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card stock. In this case, Close to Cocoa. The main card is cut 4 x 11 and scored at 3.5 and 7 inches. My original had two slit punches, one on the top and one at the bottom, but for this card, I liked the look of just one at the top. If you look at your slit punch, there is a little notch on the outside. If you line up that notch at the top (or bottom depending on which you are doing) edge and then center that notch in between the outer right edge and the edge of the fold, you will get the perfect position for your slot every time. You can add ribbon, buttons, brads, or just leave it plain. You can get really creative with this fold. You can use any punch for the window.

I used the
Petals jumbo wheel from the Spring Mini as a background and wheeled the entire Pretty in Pink piece. The designer paper down the side is Rebecca from Stampin'Up! I love that paper! The giraffe is cut out and glued on, but the lion is stamped in Close to Cocoa Craft Ink. Those are both from the stamp set Wild About You. The window is cut out with my Marvy Oval Giga Punch from Ellen Hutson. The announcement portion was printed out with my computer on Whisper White card stock and glued on the inside stamped with the little bird from the Wild About You set. I've left the rest blank so that they can write a note to the recipients. The envelopes of course match with the giraffe on the front and the jumbo wheel across the flap in pretty in pink. :)

Thanks for visiting today!

41 comments:

broni said...

I've always loved your trifold cards and this one is so adorable! Thanks for the tip on lining up the slit punch!

Otter said...

I can't contain my excitement over this one!! I'm stealing your word...AWESBOMB!!!!

Heather said...

AWESBOMB AWESBOMB AWESBOMB!!!!!!!! I am almost CRYING because this card is SO SO SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are so absolutely adorable!

The Nordgren Family said...

Oh, I LOVE these! I don't think I've EVER seen baby announcements that I love MORE! Congrats on a GREAT card! I'm going to add these to my "idea stash" so I can make something like it for our next baby announcement *wink*! Thanks for the inspiration! Shannon :)

PJBstamper said...

has there ever been a cuter baby announcement????

The Cat Fanatic said...

I don't see the slit punch at the top of these cards??

Regina said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love them...

Bev said...

Oh my goodness. This is the Cutest cutest cutest ever..You amaze me!!

Alex said...

Oh my goodness, these are just absolutely adorable, what a wonderful idea

Susan said...

Those little announcements are just adorable. I love them.

Nicole Seitler said...

So cute, so cute!

Nicole Seitler said...

Oh, and it's PINK! ;)

I just had to say that...

Kim said...

So, theese are really FREAKIN' cute! You rock Cami!

Kathy W said...

This is an adorable card and a great technique. You could also use it at graduation time (I could have used it last spring for my son!). Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent...and we're practically neighbors...I'm in Eugene.

Diane said...

Wow!

Beate said...

Cami....that's the BOMB! Awesome, AWESOME baby trifold! Your rock girlfriend!

asela said...

What a cool card design. Thank you for sharing this with us, I missed it the first time. What a sweet card!

Kim said...

SO nice, Cambria!!! I would be honored if someone made such nice baby announcements for me!

Stefanie said...

Oh wow! These are drop dead gorgeous! I'll have to tuck your trifold slit card design away for the next time I need to make baby announcements.

ronee said...

This is..as my oldest daughter would say..is SPAWWWSOME...that's super and awesome together. I can't wait for one of my best friends to have her baby boy...i'm totally going to CASE this. I can't wait! Now I have to order wild about you...
thanks for sharing your skills!!

ronee said...

This is..as my oldest daughter would say..is SPAWWWSOME...that's super and awesome together. I can't wait for one of my best friends to have her baby boy...i'm totally going to CASE this. I can't wait! Now I have to order wild about you...
thanks for sharing your skills!!

Jessica said...

Oh my word! These are da borky bomb babe!!

Ashley Bowen said...

Oh my goodness!! I love this!!!! :-) SO SO SO ADORABLE!! Thanks for Sharing!!

Debbie McNeill said...

WOW! This is incredible!

Anonymous said...

shit! can i say that here??? These are just ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS, babe! I love your stuff. LOVE when you stamp. I just love you. Yep, it's a LOVE FEST! Hugs - jenn

janetwmarks said...

WOW!!! These are just precious. What a great card layout and design!!

Linda Bullard said...

Oh boy! Another fabulous version of your tri-fold card! Way cute, Cambria! Thanks for sharing so much and so often. Linda

Dina said...

OMG! that is too stinkin' cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing

Dina Anderson

Ila said...

These are absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

debbiedee said...

Cami, these are just adorable!!

Angie said...

this makes me want to go hurry up and have a baby.. Very cute card.. I luv your ideas

Tracy said...

I love this trifold card and the fact that a photo can go in the front. It's so adorable!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow, these are so cool!!! The best baby announcements! My sister is pregnant, and I should show these to her....then again...maybe not. ;)

Jana Weaver said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Gina Wrona said...

Oh, how cute:)

Mara said...

Where did you get the scalloped oval punch? What is the name brand. LOVE IT!!!
Thanks!
Mara
mararecycl@yahoo.com

Shelley ~ Photocropper said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Awww, Cami!! These are super--you are AMAZING, woman!

Marie said...

These are just incredible!! So much detail and they are so cute!! I will have to use them as inspiration for my own that I need to make before our little boy comes in July. TFS

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