Make Your Own Birth Announcements


I made some simple birth announcements with the photos I had taken from Jacquilyn Avery Photography and I couldn’t be happier with the results!

First, I designed a collage & added some text using Then I printed these off at Costco.

The original plan was just to mail these as is, but I thought I could be a bit more creative!

So, I gathered some paper:

If you get paper that is double sided- even better! I just used what I had on hand, so because it was white on one side, I folded each sheet in half and glued the 2 sides together.

Then I glued the announcements onto the scrapbook paper.

I wanted a border of scrapbook paper on the top and the bottom of each picture. This left a little bit of extra paper on each sheet.  I cut this extra paper in half and centered it over the middle of the picture. Then I folded the sides over to the backside.

The last step was to add a simple ribbon around the entire card with a knot in the front. I also burned the edges with a match to avoid fraying.

I had these envelopes on hand from other cards I made- they are super cheap at Wal-Mart and come in white and cream. These announcements fit perfectly inside them!

And there you have it!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Tara says

    Love the announcements. I also love to make things from Picnik! However, I can never get the sizing right, so when I print them they always cut off the sides of the cards. Do you resize or crop the image to get the right size? Thanks!

  2. Diatomaceous Earth says

    Wow! I wish I had seen these a few months ago. They are stunning. So creative and beautiful!