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!