Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge!!!!

I am so excited about tonight's PTI felt challenge blog hop. It was great inspiration for my baby announcements. I am having a c-section in in 8 days and we don't know the sex of the baby, but I wanted to have the majority of my announcement done. The pictures you see are my daughter when she was a little one, but I had to have something for the effect LOL! My plan it to put a picture of the new baby and Izzy together on the front of the card.

Here is the front. I used blue since I had that on hand, but it will be raspberry fizz if it is a girl LOL! The sentiment is from the tiny valentines set. I was going to put a regular button, but the shipping would be crazy on the 100 that I have to do, so the felt was a great solution. I cut out a 1" circle and then stiched the center. It was harder than I thought it would be to stich through the felt. If you have any suggestions on how to do that easier, I would love to hear!!!!!
This is the inside
It is a die from Stampin Up, but not sure of the name of it. It is a pop up and we are going to put a picture of just the new baby so that everyone will have a wallet picture. The blank space will be printed on white with all of the new baby details when we know them LOL!
I can't wait to see all of the fabulous creations!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are PTI unless noted
Stamps: Tiny Valentine
Ink: Hawian Shores
Paper: Hawian Shores, SU creamy carmel, SU chocolate chip, Aqua Mist
Accessories: Hawian Shores felt, chocolate dmc floss, SU chocoalte chip marker, SU big shot die

30 comments:

BonnieRose said...

how unique.. this is amazing!

Banu said...

Very pretty. best of luck!!!

lynn said...

very creative announcement, terri! happy blessings to you and your baby:)

Becky Carafa said...

Adorable! Good luck!

Rosanne said...

Very nice! Many blessings to you!

Nerina said...

This is an amazing announcement! The recipients will be thrilled! Congratulations on your expected arrival - and all the best to you and your family as you welcome a new little one!

Chris Simon said...

What a fabulous idea for a baby announcement! The pop up die (I can't remember the name of the die either) is perfect for this. And the felt "button" is brilliant - much easier to mail than an real button. As for the sewing through felt, a thimble helps quite a bit.

Joni Kix said...

Very clever pop-up! That is so cute! I love the photo that you used on the front!

Diane Jaquay said...

How creative, I love this!

Maureen said...

adorable and all the best to you and your new addition :) Hope to hear about him or her on the next blog hop!!!! You would be amazingly crazy if you have time to participate!! LOL

Terri said...

Very cool! Hope all goes well with the delivery of the new baby too!

Rhonda said...

What a great way to announce the new lil one. Best of luck w/ delivery.

Janelle said...

Such a cute birth announcment -- and what a good idea to use felt instead of buttons. All the best as your family grows!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a great button! Best of luck with your new addition...sending happy sleep vibes your way!

Charlene Austin said...

So cute!! The felt is a great idea instead of a button for shipping. Smart!

Congrats and Good Luck on the new baby coming.

jen said...

Good gravy! Those will be the cutest announcements ever! :) Did you try punching or piercing the felt before sewing? Not sure either would help much, but might be worth a try with so many to do!
Good luck with your c-section too! We had a c & didn't know the sex either- it was so fun- and it seemed like the c-section team thought so too! Such a happy surprise! Can't wait to hear if it's rasberry fizz or hawaiian shores!

Sue Lelli said...

HUGE but AMAZING project! Adorable!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Ahhh! how cute!

Kim Wilson said...

This is so awesome :) Love the pop up! Great job girl! Hope you can play along in my challenges sometime!

IamDerby said...

Wow really unique and cute!

peggysue said...

What an amazing pop up! And eight days, or now it would be seven . . . wishing you all the best and envying you those sweet baby kisses you'll be getting soon!

Amy said...

Wow a pop up!! Very cool idea!

Amy said...

Wow a pop up!! Very cool idea!

Tanya said...

This is too cute!!! Congrats on the new baby :)

Marge said...

Congraulations, Terri!!! This is an aswesome announcement -- Love everything about it!!! Bet your daughter is beyond excited!!!

Emm said...

How sweet! These are perfect baby announcements!

resmith said...

This is so cute! Great idea with the pop up.

SueB said...

SUCH a cute announcement idea, and using felt as the button is a great mail-friendly solution - TFS! As for sewing, would the Fiskar (and other brands) hand-held hole punches cut thru the felt easily? They'd look like button holes and you could sew thru with NO issues!

Congrats on your upcoming addition to the family!

Kim said...

Adorable idea and baby!

Linda said...

Very clever. They're going to be a great way to introduce your new little one. Best wishes for a safe delivery.