If you’re looking for DIY baby announcement ideas, here’s a simple but clever way to share the happy news with your family and friends. I combined a few Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress plates with some masculine colored patterned paper from the Game Day and Notable collections to create this interactive card.
I started with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Thick Square Flat Letterpress Paper and printed the chevron pattern from the Spooked Printing Plates set, and the hand-stitching image from the Petit Printing Plates set. Since they both were printed in Orange Letterpress Ink, it was easy to print them at the same time. Then I printed the baby onesie using orange ink on a White Mini Flat Card and cut it out.
Next, I took the 51/4 x 5 1/4″ piece of paper with the orange printing on it, and printed the “It’s A Boy” sentiment on it with my Letterpress using Light Blue Letterpress Ink. To finish off the card, I added the baby onesie image with a foam square and mini wooden clothespins to the top of the card. Then I created a border of blue patterned paper from the Game Day Collection, and added some Baker’s Twine and Enamel Shapes.
To create the pocket for this card, I made a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 ” envelope with my Envelope Punch Board and trimmed off the top flap. Designer tip: to cover the sports themed pattern (or “B” side) showing on the inside of the envelope I used the top flap I cut off, rotated it upside down (with the matching blue side showing), and adhered it to the top inside of the envelope. It fit perfectly to cover up the little bit of the sports pattern that was showing.
I added a border and a Letterpress sentiment to the outside of the pocket that I punched out with my Tab Punch, along with some twine and enamel shapes. You can add a photo and details, or just leave the card as is for a gender announcement. The recipient will not only enjoy learning the wonderful news, but will also enjoy the fun interactive element of this card.
Thick Square Flat White Letterpress Paper–5 1/4 x 5 1/4″
White Mini Flat Cards
Petit Printing Plates
Spooked Printing Plates
Orange Letterpress Ink
Light Blue Letterpress Ink
Game Day Paper Pack
Notable Paper Pack
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Yellow
Envelope Punch Board
File Tab Punch