I hope that everyone out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend. I know I did! I’m so excited to be celebrating my second Mother’s Day as a mama, especially knowing that my next Mother’s Day, I’ll have TWO little people to make handprint art with (Thanks Pinterest for the ten thousand handprint ideas! lol). Since we are celebrating mamas, I thought I’d share one last Pregnancy Announcement for Family (that live far away!).
If you live far away from your parents, or in-laws, you might be like me… constantly joking about the day your parents are going to move closer! I know we are joking about it ALL the time. This is where the grand baby is! Of course they’ll want to move here! Right?! lol. (Plus, I could use a free babysitter!)
Since this is an ongoing joke, I thought, what better way to share the news that we are pregnant with our second baby than to send them a surprise book, filled with “Reasons to Move to <insert your Province/State here>”.
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut pens (Gold metallic thick, fine pink, and fine blue)
Co-ordinating scrapbook papers
(I used Close to My Heart “Noted” paper collection)
Gold washi tape
To begin, I opened my Cricut Design Space, and began choosing letters and numbers that I wanted to cut out. I synced all of the items into two colours (green and yellow below) so that all the green would print on one colour paper, and all the yellow on another.
I know that my handwriting is not pretty, so I was SUPER excited to using the Cricut pens to write my words straight into my text boxes. In the screenshot below, you can see all of the different boxes I chose to cut out. Then I added the words by choosing the writing tool, selecting a writing font, and typing in my text. Once you type the text, you have to make sure that you attached the text to the box underneath so that the cricut will know where you want the words written. Then print them all out!
I LOVE the Close to My Heart coordinating paper packs, because I don’t have to think about pairing and matching papers, which is usually the hardest part of scrapbooking. They already come perfectly coordinated!
Here’s the front of the notebook that I designed with the pieces my Cricut Explore Air 2 cut out:
Then I went on to design ten more pages, each with one of the numbers I cut out on the Cricut Explore Air 2, and with one of the text boxes. The words were written on beautifully! I definitely would not have been able to write that neatly!
Hopefully I’ve helped to spark some ideas for other mamas announcing pregnancies to family members or friends that live far away!
Curious about our other baby announcements? Check out this post to see how we shared our news on social media :)
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