Friday, December 3, 2010

FWF - 80 Baby Announcements, Oh MY!



Happy Friday!! For everyone participating in todays FWF, check out the Unity Blog. I made these adorable baby announcements for my doula and friend who had her baby 2 months after Trey was born. I used Unity's Roots & Wings store kit for the back and Little Sprout for the sentiment on the front. I wanted to keep it simple for mailing and to let the pics speak for themselves as she has 3 gorgeous girls. She loved them & wanted EIGHTY!!! I've never handmade 80 of anything before. I'm not much of a mass producing kind of gal. I ended up using 2 different DPs but same design so I only showed one front. These were really fun to make - although I went thru 3 1/2 rolls of ATG tape, LOL and I think my cutter is kaput - but well worth it. I am even trying to get in a local baby boutique to sell handmade announcements now, I have my fingers crossed that she'll want me - she loves to support local entrepreneurs and handmade items! I'm so glad my friend asked me to do this as I never would have had the confidence had she not.

Guess what, I have a treat for you today:


You found it!
Unity Flair!


Be sure to leave me a comment on this post and I'll be back tomorrow to pick a winner of a grab bag of 25 random unity stamps!!! Whoohoo!

40 comments :

Anita said...

OH WOW, What a great card! Sweet foto's and adorable text. You made 80 of those? AMAZING! Congratulations. :) X Anita

Patricia said...

Oh Carisa! Your card is amazing! I love the colors (green and blue are my favourite!!).

Patricia said...

Carisa awesome job on the cards, thats a lot of work I know when I make more than 5 of anything I loose intrest. I have my fingers crossed for you on the store I hope she has you make lots of cards. The kids just look so sweet what a wonderful picture to always have.
~Patricia

Erika said...

Carisa, this is amazing. The colors are fabulous. I just love it. I love the photos. So adorable. Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing.

JenMarie said...

Oh how lovely!
and YAY for the blinkie!

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Announcements!! Whooohooo for the blinkie!!

Fabulous job on your Guest DT spot yesterday!!

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful baby! Your announcements are awesome! YIPPEEE for the Blinkie!!!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is just priceless! I just love your creative style on this announcements. I see the blinkie!! Thanks for a chance.

cjs said...

Those announcements are SO precious!

Martha said...

ahhh just beautiful, I love it.
and yay to the blinkie ;)

Angela said...

Oh, the sentiment is perfect for your announcement -- and the photos are very sweet too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Carisa, this is the sweetest baby announcement ever! I'd never seen those sets before and I'm glad you showcased them.

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous!!

kkraftyiam said...

Oh, baby!awwww...makes you want to have another baby...well, maybe not...but, how beautiful they ALL are. As you stated, the pics are the focal and you did a most excellent job doing that. 80...whew - well worth it I'd say. Have a great day!

Darsana said...

Carissa,
Wow these are beautiful. I love "mass producing" as I feel like I am accomplishing something without the pressure of coming up with different layouts. I love these cards. 80 IS certainly an accomplishment. Way to go. Darsana

Anne said...

Awesome card! I like that you let the pictures take the focus while adding special little touches of your own. Good luck selling more:)

Angela Fehr said...

What a sweet little bundle of joy!

stampjourney said...

Amazing! 80 of those must have taken forever, but so well worth it! The results are fabulous! Good luck with getting into the boutique!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...that is a LOT of cards...they are wonderful!

Marilyn said...

The babies are precious and the announcements are gorgeous!!

maryanns said...

You are right--the pictures speak for themselves! What adorable babies! 80 handmade cards--Wow! More power to ya girl! Congrats on the blinkie!

Lesley from WI said...

Oh my gosh...how precious! This is gorgeous!!

Rona said...

Carisa you did a great job - these are just precious!!! I wish you well with this as a business too you will do amazing if these cards are any indication!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Carisa,

Soooo sweet! What beautiful pictures on your post and how stylish you put them on the layouts and that stamped sentiment is perfect, so cute! And eighty, wow, so sweet you did that for your friend!! What a great announcement card to send!

Hugs, Wendy

Gwen said...

Way to go, Carisa! These are awesome and I'm sure others will want you to make announcements as well! I see the blinkie, too!

Linda said...

these picture are just arobale and super cute! and what ideal for the baby announcements1

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, these announcements are soooo gorgeous!

jackie 4124 said...

Lovely announcement. Good luck with the boutique.

Debra said...

Beautiful announcement and gorgeous baby!! TFS

Jen said...

Such an adorable announcement Carisa...the photo's are so precious! Woohoo, you have the blinkie...how fun!

Jennifer Roach said...

These announcements are amazing!

marilyn said...

These are fantastic--the photos are amazing.

Lindsey said...

These announcements are so sweet. I can't imagine making 80 of anything, so extra kudos to you! :)

Nancy B said...

Your announcements are awesome! Beautiful babies!

Becky Dunham said...

Carisa - this is probably the sweetest baby announcement I have ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing it! No wonder your friend wanted 80!

Michelle said...

Awww... they came out adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. And making that many has to be a labor of love, that's the only way someone could do that many! LOL!

Lori said...

Lovely announcements! What a special way to share the news about a special arrival!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What beautiful announcements! LOVE the pics of the baby!

Carolina said...

Gorgeous announcements and congrats on your new bundle of joy!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

These are wonderful! You should feel very confident to walk into the store and ask them to sell your announcements...they are perfect! Your friend is very lucky to have such a talented friend and her photos are divine!

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