DIY Nursery Art: Birth Announcement

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I’m so proud of this nursery room art that I made!
Every time I see it on the wall, I’m reminded just how much of a blessing my precious daughter is. The birth announcement brings me back to the day she was born when I heard “It’s a girl” and was completely surprised! I’m so pleased that this turned out beautiful enough for her to display on her wall for years! 

Materials:
(all Close to My Heart unless stated)

Paper: Ivy Lane Paper Pack (discontinued)
Ink: Hollyhock, Smokey Plum, Slate
Stamps: Wild About Love (now discontinued), Marquee Uppercase
Accessories: Ivy Lane Workshop Embellishments, pink and purple ribbon (unknown)
Other: white frame

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To design the birth announcement, I first stamped everything in multiple fonts (sizes), but all in the same colour. Then I cut out the individual pieces (e.g. cut out “21.5” together, and “Eleanor” together), and I place them around my 7.5″ x 7.5″ square of white cardstock until I was satisfied with the placement.

Then I chose which colours with go with which words and pictures, and I began stamping. I purposely stamped everything twice (on two separate papers) and I’m SO glad I did, because I ended up ruining one, by getting ink in the wrong spot (Oops!!), but I didn’t have to start from scratch because the second one was half done already!

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The final step was to frame the stamped message, and add the embellishments. I chose to use a few flowers from the Ivy Lane paper pack because they were beautifully feminine for our daughter’s room :)

Here is how it looked, after putting it up on Ellie’s gallery wall:

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I LOVE the final product!!
If you are wondering about other gallery projects, you can check out the Embroidery Hoop project, and the Baby Footprints :)

See the full Navy, Yellow, and Gray nursery!

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{xoxo}

27 thoughts on “DIY Nursery Art: Birth Announcement

  1. This is so beautiful! My cousin is expecting another baby and I’m itching to make her a cross stitch like I did for her son. Thanks so much for linking up at Talented Tuesday!

    ~Meaghan

    1. Thanks Meredith! I didn’t know if I was having a boy or a girl, so I had to wait to add the pinks and purples in after she was born :)

  2. What a sweet nursery! The colors you chose are so full of life yet calming at the same time. Your birth announcement is the perfect addition! Thanks for sharing this at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog hop–I just pinned this to the FCHBH link ups board.

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