We welcomed our beautiful third child, Leon, into this world on March 7th. Motherhood is an amazing gift. Looking into the eyes of a newborn just melts your heart…and caring for a houseful of kiddos melts your brain…. I haven’t had more than a few minutes to myself lately and very little time to do projects. But I did manage to carve out a few minutes over several days, often with a sleeping baby in the sling, to make these handmade birth announcement cards!
After creating Mini Instagram Books on Snapfish a few months ago, I started browsing their website for other unusual photo products and came across photo stickers. I had these in mind immediately for a DIY birth announcement as soon as I saw them. They would be easy to use, a little offbeat, and the perfect way to display all the great photos I’ve been taking of Leon, on Instagram, of course. As soon as I had collected a few great pics of our newest sweetheart I ordered these online and was ready to go!
Sticker Birth Announcements
- Photo Stickers I created mine on Snapfish; they are 1 3/4″ square
- Blank Cards & Envelopes I used the 4-Bar size from Paper Source
- Stamp & Ink Pad (optional)
Assembly & Tips:
- Choose four stickers and place them in the upper section of the card front, leaving enough room for a stamped message below.
- Alternate various images for a mini snapshot of the first weeks of life. I mixed awake and alert shots with sleeping shots, a funny yawning image, and my older kids snuggling with their new brother.
- Stamp a message or the name of your child below. I originally planned only on using the stickers for the cover, but after making a few cards I felt like they needed some text to balance them out. I wasn’t about to order and wait around for a custom stamp with Leon’s name on it so I made my own impromptu stamp! I used a recycled box, glued on some foam letters, backwards, and made a homemade stamp pad out of a sponge, paint, and glue; for full instructions on making your own stamps and ink, check out this tutorial: How to Make a Stamp
- Let the ink/paint dry.
That’s it! I was so happy these DIY birth announcements were actually as easy to make as I had envisioned they would be; that doesn’t always happen with my projects…Enjoy!