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tri-fold baby announcement

The perfect way to announce your new bundle of joy! A tri-fold allows for plenty of room for pictures, which is really what everyone is dying to see! It folds down to a square, to fit compactly into a perfectly lined envelope.

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  materials:
 

ecru linen 5" tri-fold
ecru linen cardstock
text paper {blossom/bluebell}
brown 5/8" ribbon
square envelope {blossom/bluebell}
gift wrap sheet {for liner}

  tools:
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler

directions

    • For the tri-fold announcement: Begin by creating a backing layer for each panel of the tri-fold. With a ruler and x-acto knife, trim a 5.25” square pieces from the colored text weight paper. You will need 5 pieces total. For the middle panel on the outside of the tri-fold, trim a 2.25” square piece.
    • From the chocolate ribbon, cut a 24” length. Holding the ecru linen tri-fold, fold the far right panel in and the far left panel over that panel, to close the tri-fold. Wrap the ribbon around from the back of the tri-fold to the front. Secure to the front and back of the tri-fold with a small piece of single-sided tape. {do not tie the ribbon to close the tri-fold yet}.
    • Adhere each 5.25” backing panel to the outside left, outside right, and all inside panels using mono-adhesive. Adhere the outside right panel directly over the ribbon, to secure it in place even more. Adhere the small 2.25” panel to the outside middle panel, over the ribbon.
    • For the informational panels: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, set your "page" to be a 4.75”square. Design your text to be centered vertically and horizontally on the page. For the first panel seen once the tri-fold is opened {the outside left panel}, we made the announcement of the baby’s sex and name. For the middle panel on the inside of the tri-fold, is where we indicated all the specifics of the baby’s birth and a place to say who its from.
    • Print onto ecru linen cardstock and trim to size using a ruler and x-acto knife.
    • Adhere the information panels on top of the backing panels on the appropriate locations using mono-adhesive.
    • For the photo panels: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, set your “page” to be a 5.25” square. Place your image centered onto the page. There will be a total of 3 photo panels.
    • Print onto ecru linen cardstock. Trim down to a 4.75” square using a ruler and x-acto knife, trimming a .25” off each edge; this is called a full bleed, where no white edges are seen, the image runs off each edge.
    • Adhere the photo panels on top of the backing panels on the appropriate locations using mono-adhesive.
    • For name & date panel: This is the small panel on the outside middle of the tri-fold. Using a graphic program or Microsoft Word, set your “page” to be a 1.5” square. Design your text to be centered vertically and horizontally on the page. Add an embellishment for added creativity.
    • Print onto ecru linen cardstock and trim to size using a ruler and x-acto knife.
    • Adhere to the top of the backing panel on the outside middle panel of the tri-fold using mono-adhesive.
    • For the envelope: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, place the embellishment and type the return address information centered on the top of a 6” square “page”.
    • Print onto a 6” square  envelope. Make sure you’re printing on the back flap of the envelope. The best way to figure out the turn-out of printing on an envelope, is to make a template and “practice” print on that first!
    • To create the envelope liner: take your envelope and place down onto the handmade paper. Trace with a pencil around the envelope.
    • Trim the liner out with scissors or an x-acto knife and a ruler. Then trim a 1/2” piece from the bottom of the liner.
    • Tuck the liner inside the envelope and fold the flaps of the envelope and liner down.
    • Pull the envelope flap away from the liner and roll mono-adhesive along the back of the liner.
    • Press the liner and envelope firmly to adhere.

paper baby mobile

Are you tired of the "cheesy" baby mobiles available to buy or register for? A hand-made paper mobile is the perfect solution. Its simple, sweet and personal!

Airplane Mobile
  materials
 

2 wooden dowels
assorted cardstock
gift wrap sheet {of your preference}
chocolate/white bakers twine

  tools
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler
hole punch

Airplane Mobile Close Updirections:

    • Choose a theme for your mobile. {We’ve chosen an airplane theme to match our airplane baby announcement and airplane baby stationery.}
    • Find clip art to go with your theme {provided clip art from your computer, clip art from the internet, or use our template for an airplane theme here}.
    • Print the clip art on cardstock and cut out {with scissors or an x-acto knife} to use as a tracing template.
    • Select cardstock in an assortment of colors to match your baby’s room. We’ve chosen chocolate and light blue cardstock, and backed up the paper with chartreuse polkadot gift wrap paper. {to “back up”; simple adhere a piece of gift wrap to the back of a piece of cardstock, using mono-adhesive}.
    • Trace your previously-cut-out shapes onto the assorted cardstock and cut out using a scissors or x-acto knife.
    • Punch a hole at the top middle of each shape, using a hole puncher.
    • To make the top support unit for the mobile, use two wooden dowels, approximately 10” in length. Put the two together and form an “X” and wrap twine around the center of the X to secure.
    • Decide on how long you want your shapes to hang and cut each piece of twine accordingly.
    • String each length of twine through the holes on the paper shapes and tie to secure. Then, tie to the top of the wooden support system.

personalized stationery and lined envelopes

Sending personalized stationery from your newborn is a great way to say thank you to all the friends and family who have been cheering them on since the beginning! Or just a sweet way to say hello!

Oliver Stationery
  materials
 

A2 ecru cardstock
A2 envelope {blossom/bluebell}
gift wrap sheet {for liner}

  tools
 

mono adhesive
x-acto knife
ruler

directions

    • Oliver StationeryFor the Card: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, type the baby’s name in a youthful font (we used the font “little days”). Add an embellishment or clip art above the name for added creativity. Click here for the airplane image we used and click here for the crown image. We like to coordinate our colors with the envelope color. In each case, we used chocolate ink as the accent color and the envelope color as the main color.
    • Set your "page" to be 5”w x 4.25”h {the size of an A2 card}. Design your text and embellishment to be centered at the top of each page.
    • Print onto ecru A2 cards.
    • For the envelope: Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, place the embellishment or icon used on the stationery to be centered on the top of a 5.5”w x 4.25”h “page” {if you’d like, put return address information in this place, as well}.
    • Print onto A2 envelopes. Make sure you’re printing on the back flap of the envelope. The best way to figure out the turn-out of printing on an envelope, is to make a template and “practice” print on that first!
    • Olivia StationeryTo create the envelope liner: take your envelope and place down onto the handmade paper. Trace with a pencil around the envelope.
    • Trim the liner out with scissors or an x-acto knife and a ruler. Then trim a 1/2” piece from the bottom of the liner.
    • Tuck the liner inside the envelope and fold the flaps of the envelope and liner down.
    • Pull the envelope flap away from the liner and roll mono-adhesive along the back of the liner.
    • Press the liner and envelope firmly to adhere.




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