Baby Cards and Announcements

Get great ideas for handmade cards and announcements perfect for welcoming a baby girl or boy.

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    Baby Carriage Card

    Design by Erin Roe

    Simple dot-pattern paper and sparkly silver cardstock create a pretty pint-size stroller. Finish the piecing with button wheels, and top them with decorative washers sharing a special sentiment.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white), Die Cuts With A View (silver). Patterned paper: American Crafts. Font: Serfia BT off the Internet. Punch: Fiskars. Washers: Junkitz.

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    Baby Pic Invite

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Use a baby photo as the background and place the invitation details inside the card. Add a chipboard heart and a metal-rim tag for cute embellishments.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, metal-rim tag: Making Memories. Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Punch: EK Success.

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    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Dress up a design by punching a decorative border and accenting it with a ribbon. A cute stamped image brings a whimsical feel to the card.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (aqua), Neenah Paper (white). Card, stamp: Hero Arts. Font: Rock Star off the Internet. Ribbon: May Arts. Ink: Tsukineko. Markers: Copic. Embossing template: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Punch: Fiskars.

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    Printed Message Card

    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Stick with a basic design. Choose an embossed background and top it with a simple cardstock block and ribbons. Print a message on the cardstock to make producing in multiples a breeze.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Worn Machine by Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket (alphabet), May Arts (solid). Punch: EK Success.

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    Mustache Baby Announcement

    Design by Lisa Storms

    For a noteworthy baby boy announcement, cut a mustache from brown felt and center it on a die-cut shape featuring a printed sentiment.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (diagonal stripe), Doodlebug Design (teal stripe), Making Memories (plaid). Font: TypeWrong off the Internet. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette.

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    Cute Snail Baby Card

    Design by Lisa Storms

    Create a cute snail by layering a spiral paper flower over a paper snail body. To create the flower, cut or punch a cardstock circle and then cut it into a spiral. Roll the spiral into a flower, beginning at the outside edge and adhering to the base at the center. Smash the flower to make it look like a shell.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (light green), BoBunny Press (green), KI Memories (teal). Font: Traveling Typewriter off the Internet. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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    Paper-Pieced Baby Announcement

    Design by Valerie Salmon

    Cut, punch, and die-cut all the pieces needed to assemble your announcements; put them together assembly-line style to speed up the process. (This also makes it easier to enlist others' help!) Valerie used die-cut shapes mixed with punches for a paper-pieced card.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (pink), Die Cuts With A View (glitter), Prism Papers (blue). Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Century Gothic. Pearls: Kaisercraft. Rhinestone: Michaels. Punches: Marvy Uchida (circle, scalloped circle), Fiskars (corner rounder, scalloped border).

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    Boy Blue Card

    Design by Lucy Abrams

    Thread twine through a button and adhere it to the center of a bow for an easy accent with a big impact. Lucy stuck with a simple color scheme to make it obvious what gender her baby is.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink. Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design. Stickers: American Crafts. Ribbon: Creative Impressions (blue), Papertrey Ink (twine). Die-cutting tool: Spellbinders.

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    Baby Girl Shower Invite

    Design by Lisa Storms

    Die-cut several paper onesies and attach them to a string clothesline for an adorable announcement. Add the details -- and maybe even a photo -- inside.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (argyle), Fancy Pants Designs (clouds), My Mind's Eye (dots). Font: Little Days off the Internet. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette. Pen: Sakura of America.

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    Rainy Shower Invite

    Design by Lisa Storms

    Invite guests to the shower by sending a simple card embellished with a punched cloud that sprinkles hearts instead of raindrops. Attach the cloud with adhesive foam and position the multicolor punched hearts slightly off-kilter to give the look of rain.

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    Tiny Feet Card

    Design by Valerie Salmon

    Stamp an image of tiny baby feet on white cardstock, then punch it into a circle. For perfect placement, flip the punch over and center the design before punching.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc. Font: Century Gothic. Stamp, punches, adhesive: Fiskars. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

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    Introducing Baby Card

    Design by Lucy Abrams

    Print a digital element on patterned paper, then trim around it to create an accent for your card, as Lucy did with the baby bird on this card.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (kraft), Hero Arts (pink). Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Ribbon: Creative Impressions. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Digital elements: Sweet Girl kit, Baby Tags kit by Hero Arts.

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    Bundle of Joy Card

    Design by Valerie Salmon

    Die-cut and punch all the pieces needed to make your announcements, then put them together assembly-line style. This works especially well if you have help! Adhesive foam will help the pieces pop, but don't use too much if you plan to mail the cards.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Georgia. Punches: Fiskars (circle, star), EK Success (scalloped circle). Die-cutting tool: Sizzix.

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    It's a Girl Card

    Design by Lucy Abrams

    Stamp three of the same design on the same patterned paper as your background, then trim and adhere to a contrasting cardstock strip.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries (pink, brown), Tsukineko (black).

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    Coming Home Card

    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Choose contrasting accents to add a pop of color, as the heart embellishment does on this card.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (textured), Neenah (smooth). Font: Chicken Shack off the Internet. Stamp, embossing powder: Hero Arts. Ink: VersaMark by Tsukineko (clear), Ranger Industries (color). Button: Doodlebug Design.

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    Baby Shower Invite

    Design by Nichol Magouirk

    Create a three-dimensional embellishment for your shower invitations with a piece of a real cloth diaper. Fold a 5-1/4x10-1/2" piece of cardstock in half and add patterned paper and vellum to the front panel. Machine-stitch around the edges of the patterned paper and vellum. Handwrite or computer-print text on pieces of coordinating paper, cut out, and adhere. Snip a swatch from a cloth diaper and fold into a diaper shape. Mat with squares of patterned paper and secure with a safety-pin nailhead.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox by EK Success. Vellum: Printworks. Font: Proud Papa by Two Peas in a Bucket. Nailhead: Scrappin' Fools.

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    Vellum Announcement

    Design by Nichol Magouirk

    A photo of a newborn's tiny toes makes this announcement a work of art was well as a memento. Have duplicate prints of the photograph made and mount each on light blue cardstock, leaving a wider border at the top for a bow. Print the announcement on white vellum and secure to the card with ribbon threaded through holes punched in the top margin. Try adding small embellishments such as beads, buttons, eyelets, or stickers to each for a special touch.


    SOURCES: Fonts: Fulton Artstamp ("Logan") off the Internet and Garamouche (body copy) by P22. Ribbon: Close to My Heart. Star beads: Westrim Crafts.

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    Safety Pin Announcement

    Design by Heather Melzer

    Print the birth details onto white cardstock, leaving room for a small photo. Cut double-sided patterned paper as a mat, making one side long enough to fold over as a flap. Attach the photo using tiny safety pins and secure with adhesive foam.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Fonts: Beautiful ES (script), Swiss Thin 721 (all other) off the Internet. Safety pins: Making Memories.

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    Floral Announcement

    Design by Lee Anne Russell

    Layer strips of plaid and green paper over floral-pattern paper. Print the birth information on pink cardstock and attach. Make the layered accent by painting the back of an acrylic flower and topping with a paper flower and a button.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Fonts: Cluff HMK (script) off the Internet, Arial (all other). Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Flowers: Heidi Swapp (acrylic), Making Memories (paper). Button: Junkitz.

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    Bootie Card

    Design by Jodi Sanford

    Draw a simple shape, like baby booties, and cut them out for a sweet piecing. Layer them on top of a striped paper and add a few cross-stitches and a dangling cord to finish the look.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper, paper flowers: Fancy Pants Designs. Brads: Making Memories. Label maker: Dymo.

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    Family Announcement

    Design by Dana Smith

    Print the birth information on white cardstock (leaving room for the photo) and ink the edges. Wrap ribbon around it and mat with patterned paper. Back the photo with patterned paper, add photo corners, and position between the ribbon and the message.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, photo corners, ribbon: Chatterbox. Fonts: Dreams (baby name) and Blueberry Pie (all other) by Two Peas in a Bucket. Ink: Ranger Industries.

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    Folded Announcement

    Design by Patricia Anderson

    Print pink flowers onto embossed cardstock, fold in half, and round the top right corners. Print the birth information on pink cardstock and attach inside. Trim a portion of the card front to reveal the printed "It's a Girl." Use photo corners to attach the picture. Affix a flower, brad, and ribbon and draw polka dots on each.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers (pink), Autumn Leaves (embossed). Fonts: Stencil ("It's a Girl") off the Internet, Flower Garden (flower dingbat) by Two Peas in a Bucket. Brad: Karen Foster Design. Ribbon: Offray. Flower: Prima. Photo corners: 3L.

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    Our Little Star Card

    Design by Erica Hernandez

    Print the message on one side of white cardstock and the birth information on the other. Fold into a card, leaving the back longer to allow for a small flap. Attach baby photos inside and orange and blue paper outside. Add a brad to the center of the "O." Paint an acrylic star and attach to the flap with a brad.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Font: An Unfortunate Event off the Internet. Acrylic paint: Delta. Brads: The Happy Hammer. Acrylic star: Heidi Swapp.

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    Transparency Card

    Design by Anita Matejka

    Score a 12×4" piece of cardstock at 4" intervals and cut square windows in the two right-hand sections. Attach a color photo to the left section, a preprinted transparency in the middle, and a black-and-white print of the photo on a transparency in the right section. Fold the card accordion-style so that the left section is on the bottom; paint the edges. Write the birth information on a tag and the front of the card. Wrap ribbon around the card, and attach the tag with a safety pin.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: American Crafts. Transparency: Creative Imaginations. Acrylic paint: Plaid. Ribbon: Michaels. Charm: Making Memories. Tag: Autumn Leaves.

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    Square Announcement

    Design by Leah Fung

    Assemble three pieces of green patterned paper and machine-stitch to a piece of blue cardstock. Print the baby information and photo on white cardstock, emboss the edges, and attach. Punch two holes near the top and knot ribbon through. Hand-cut a simple onesize using two pieces of paper. Attach to the card using adhesive foam.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Me and My Big Ideas. Fonts: Blackjack (script), Timeless (all other) off the Internet. Ribbon: Chatterbox. Buttons: Dress It Up! for Jesse James & Co.

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