Mighty Life List
Apr 13 2007

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcement, originally uploaded by MaggieMason.

So this is Hank’s birth announcement. It is cute, my friends. Can you handle the cuteness? If you want a similar design for your own birth announcements, or your save-the-date card, or your Christmas card, or whatever, here’s what we did:

The card is based on a Martha Stewart Baby design, and went out in a bright blue Paper Source envelope with a red address label and a little American flag stamp. The card stock was also Paper Source. (If there’s a store near you, they’ll have more color options available than the ones you see on the site, so it’s worth heading over.)

The round photo of him is actually a sticker, an Avery label to be exact. We grayed out this photo, then Warholed it in Photoshop, cut the label sheets in half, and printed the photos on one of those mini home photo printers. It was kind of a pain, so if Photoshop makes your head hurt, Zazzle will make the stickers for you.

I got the Hank stamp and the birth information stamps (for the back of the cards) through an office-stamp company online. I’ve since lost the link, but it was a lot like these guys. They’re the self-inking kind, which made the process much easier. We wrote in his birth date and weight info.

Ta-Da! If you make your own version, send me a note. I’d love to see it.

20 Responses to “Birth Announcements”

  • shannonO Says:

    I LOVE Paper Source. I purchased the paper that I used for my home-made wedding programs from them – best prices and great quality! I just wanted to toot their horn!

    Adorable announcements, btw! It’s not hard with a baby that good-lookin’!

  • Dippy Chick Says:

    OMG – that couldn’t be any cuter! Love it!

  • demoree Says:

    thanks! i am helping a friend design her wedding invitations, and i think that Paper Source will be a great resource.

    the announcements are lovely!

  • slouching mom Says:

    You know what I love? (No, SM, what?) That Hank’s initials are HMM.

    As in hmm…

    As in The Thinker which he’ll no doubt be.

  • JewJewBee Says:

    These are so freakin’ adorable! We were lazy and used a Kodak picture copier to scan a picture of Boogie into an announcement. I will have to try something like this if I have another kid!

  • Leticia Says:

    Way too cute.

  • Jen Says:

    Worth having another kid for the announcement alone.

  • Kristi Says:

    Very cute, congratulations on your beautiful little guy.

  • Sonja Says:

    Would it be wrong for me to have a baby just so I could send out announcements like that?
    I’ll think on it.

  • liz Says:

    awesome- I can start thinking of this with my pending birth….and work on it now.

    I was so lazy with #1 and did shutterfly Christmas card style.

  • kristen Says:

    He’s so cute. And I love his name.

  • Shannon Says:

    These are adorable. I love the idea of using the Avery labels. How original!

  • jen Says:

    Well that’s really organised. I was pleased with myself for putting an announcement in the paper.

  • Sprizee Says:

    I love the font. Do you happen to recall the name?

  • Francine Says:

    That is ADORABLE. Seriously cute.

  • MissBehave Says:

    Very very cute.. congratulations..
    Trying to figure out how to make my own..

  • denise Says:

    now that you’ve had some time with him, who do you think he looks like more? i think he’s the spitting image of you, especially with those glasses.

  • Kait Says:

    CRAP! I totally forgot that I was going to have to do this. ::cries:: Ummm… I may or may not steal this idea!

  • Diana Says:

    How insanely adorable is that?! Love it.

  • aimee/greeblemonkey Says:

    Love it.