Home-made birth announcement cards

Use your own photos to make fabulous birth announcement cards.

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There’s nothing more exciting than the birth of your baby, and you’ll want to share the news with everyone.

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Print out your own new baby photos with the SELPHY ES3 Compact Photo Printer from Canon, to make these stunning announcement cards for your friends and family.

What you’ll need:

  • Doodlebug Bubblegum Swiss Dot Paper,  £0.69 (search code: DBG 1806)
  • Doodlebug Bubblegum Boutique Stripe Paper,  £0.69 (search code: DBG 1808)
  • Doodlebug Cupcake Sugar Coated Paper, £1.99 (search code: DBG 1539)
  • Papermania Textured Card Stock, £14.99 (search code: PMA 1641000)
  • Doodlebug True Love Icons Cardstock Stickers, £3.99 (search code: DBG 1983)
  • Anitas Pink Organza Ribbon, £0.69 (search code: ANT 3671111)
  • Doodlebug Bubblegum Boutique Trim, £6.99 (search code:  DBG 1860)
  • Papermania Pale Pink Shimmer Dots, £2.25 (search code: PMA 351206)
  • Doodlebug Simply Sweet Beetle Black Mini Rub Ons, £2.50 (search code:  DBG 1248)
  • Papermania Square (13.5 x 13.5 cm) White Card Blank
  • Stick It Adhesive Foam Mini Dots. £0.99 (search code:  STI 4002)
  • Anitas Tacky PVA Glue, £0.99 (search code:  PVA 22171)
  • Xcut Guillotine 12 inch x 6 inch wide, £34.99 (search code: XCU 2542002)
  • Xcut Kushgrip Precision Non Stick Scissors, £10.99 (search code:  XCU 2631001)

How to make the cards:

Cut a piece of the pink or blue striped paper to measure 14cm x 6cm making sure the stripes run vertically. Rip off a small amount from each end. Stick on the card on the left-hand side.

Trim the pink or blue glittery card to measure 6cm x 13.5cm. Stick across the width of the card approx 2cm from the bottom. Trim off any excess.

Cut the dotty card to measure 4.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick on the centre of the glittery card. Trim off any excess.

Mount your photo on pink or blue card with a 3mm border and stick to the greeting card with foam dots.

Stick an embellishment from the True Love card stock stickers to the bottom left of the photo.

Cut a small strip of lilac card and using the letter transfers, apply your greeting. Trim and stick to the bottom of the photo.

Tie a length of pink or blue organza ribbon around the left-hand edge of the card and tie a smaller piece of patterned ribbon on top.

Stick shimmer dots to the outside corners.

Thanks to Beckie Dreyer,  designer at Docrafts. For more information see:  www.docrafts.co.uk

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For more on the SELPHY ES3 Compact Photo Printer, visit www.canon.co.uk/selphy.

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