It’s A Baby Announcement

Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design and Spellbinders Arched Elegance and Arched Elegance Pocket -
Good morning sweet friends, I thought I’d share a card that I made earlier this year, but had not shared yet.  It’s a baby announcement!   No real baby but this is the hope that one day there will be,  you see, I’m a grandma wanna be!  When I designed Spellbinders Arched Elegance and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket, this was my original intent – to have a little pocket outside or inside the card, for something important.  So often when you make an announcement, the text part with the information is the keepsake part you’d normally take out and add into a scrapbook.   On the inside I used the Pocket so you could do just that – slip the announcement out to read all the details and  for safe keeping.  Of course it makes for a themed card by using the remaining Arched Elegance elements on the front of the card.  The perfect finish is a little oval tag stamped with “Baby Girl” from the Quietfire Design sentiment set called Welcome Little One.
Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design and Spellbinders Arched Elegance and Arched Elegance Pocket -
The card is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  For the inside of the card I adhered the pocket then computer generated the text of the announcement on pink cardstock.  Once done,  I went to my die cut machine to shape the top with the curved die from Arched Elegance.  Can you see sending this in a custom card box to the grand parents and making one for the legacy box for the parents?  Gush!

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Welcome Little One
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb – Natural White, Papertrey Ink – Sweet Blush
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders Arched Elegance, Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket, Recollection Pearls,  Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Ivory, Sewology Button

Hugs to you all and prayers that you have a wonderful Mothers Day!!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Carol PinkeyMay 8, 2015 - 8:12 am

    What a beautiful design for announcements!! Gorgeous as always Becca — Happy Mother’s Day!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 8, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Yes, Becca I can see it all!! And not only for that but maybe an Engagement Announcement also. Could even be a Wedding Invitation for someone having a small wedding and making invitations themself. Lovely and you have a wonderful Mothers Day my friend.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Judie RymanMay 8, 2015 - 8:18 am

    You are killing me, Becca!! How gorgeous!!

    I was asked to make announcement cards for a baby girl….about 100… Maybe I can do a stripped down version…. Thinking……hugsReplyCancel

  • Jan b.May 8, 2015 - 8:20 am

    And of course, the darling basket slipped in behind the top card photo.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKMay 8, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Hello Becca
    Have a wonderful Mothers Day!
    It was in March in the UK!
    My daughter in Australia sends me one on the same date as the US day!
    Love the pink card!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMay 8, 2015 - 8:34 am

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • This is wonderful, and I can see it coming in for weddings too. Beautiful! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMay 8, 2015 - 8:55 am

    you had me going there for a minute, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMay 8, 2015 - 9:05 am

    Lovely! Happy MOTHER’ DAYReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 8, 2015 - 9:17 am

    Just exquisite! Fit for a princess I am thinking…ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 8, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Oh my goodness this is so gorgeous Becca, I really need to find a store, who has these dies, as I´m really not sure, I can live without them anymoire now LOL.ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 8, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Precious and perfect timing for some inspiration it is the exact day my 1st baby grandaughter is born . She came early this morning and it couldn’t be a better timed card idea.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BMay 8, 2015 - 10:12 am

    Beautiful card Becca, but then yours are always beautiful. Love your new dies, they are on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sara TannMay 8, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Beautiful card and I love when you make things like the basket, absolutely wonderful. :)ReplyCancel

  • CaronMay 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

    Oh wow what an amazing coincidence. Just found out yesterday I am to become a grandmother for the first time in November, so this is a fantastic idea. Thank you. XxReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnMay 8, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Where were you 18 months ago when my twin granddaughters were born? I could still do this, as scrapbooking is the last thing that she could do with 2 at once.ReplyCancel

  • Beth EMay 8, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    This is so elegant! I too wish you had been here 12 & 16 months ago with this design! I have welcomed both a new great granddaughter and a new granddaughter and would have loved to use this to announce their arrivals! I will certainly take a clue from Rai Lynn’s comment above and make something for a scrapbook page for our little ones, Emma and Julia. Thanks again, Becca, for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanMay 8, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! Anyone would be thrilled to get something this great!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 8, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    That is just adorable, Becca. What a wonderful way to preserve the happy news for generations.ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijMay 8, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    Just adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenMay 8, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is elegant, refined, beautiful and anything else I can think of. Really gorgeous.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 8, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    Oh Becca! Just so beautiful.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMay 8, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    Just fabulously beautiful Becca. Your work is amazing, thank you so much for all the inspiration

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie Jacobs xxx

  • Dottie DavisMay 8, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    I love the idea of a keepsake card in a card. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMay 8, 2015 - 3:20 pm

    Hi Becca. This is gorgeous and such a lovely keepsake idea. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • JohanaMay 8, 2015 - 3:22 pm

    Sweet and very, very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)May 8, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. My 5th grandchild is due in December so I have plenty of time to make one like this. Just have to find the dies first.-:) Mother’s Day here in New Zealand is tomorrow May 10th. Wishing all you Mothers and Grandmothers a wonderful Mothers Day and congratulations to Lisa on becoming a Grandmother.ReplyCancel

  • Pam (Tasmania)May 8, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    “BEAUTIFUL” Have a lovely Mothers Day XXReplyCancel

  • heatherMay 8, 2015 - 4:47 pm

    absolutely awesomeReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramMay 8, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    I’m a grandma wannabe, too! My one married daughter and her husband will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in a few weeks; I keep hoping they will decide to start a family soon. I’m going to PIN your card so I can keep the idea in mind. There are so many occasions it could be adapted for.ReplyCancel

  • RobynMay 8, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Lovely card- thanks for using Quietfire Design!ReplyCancel

  • Patty GluckMay 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

    How beautiful Becca. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 8, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! Your card is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm

    I have two precious kids I’d be glad to share with you. They are wonderful, huggable, and very kind. They have lots of love to share with another grandma.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka LoopyMay 9, 2015 - 12:53 am

    Good morning and Happy Mothers Day to everyone.
    Mothers Day is March in the UK.
    What a fabulous card so elegant.
    My eldest daughter had a beautiful daughter 19 months ago.
    My youngest daughter is due in August.
    But I digress the possibilities are endless
    Becca you are a genious
    Have a good one Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • AnnaMay 9, 2015 - 4:34 am

    very nice cardReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 9, 2015 - 7:48 am

    I am a Grandma wanna be too, praying God blesses us with one soon :) This is just wonderful and would be a beautiful keepsake!ReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 9, 2015 - 10:33 am

    Gorgeous baby announcement! So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMay 9, 2015 - 11:48 am

    LOL I am a grandma wanna be too! So pretty Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 9, 2015 - 2:12 pm

    Hi Becca, Awwww, my heart goes out to you, after being a ‘Mother’ it is the next best thing in a girlie’s life to be a Grandma. One of these days …..
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    I became a Great Grandma 6 weeks ago, my Granddaughter gave birth to a beautiful little Girl of her own, Sophia Grace, and she is soooooooo cute.
    I love, love, love, your creations here.
    Happy Mothers’ Day to you all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideMay 10, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    Precious just like a new born baby. gotta love those dies, you created some monster awesome dies. thanks for sharing,

  • Joanne LoweMay 11, 2015 - 11:15 am

    I ALWAYS love your cards and projects, Becca, your taste just makes my heart sing!!! I have on my wish-list to get your new Spellbinders dies, those pocket ones, oh my goodness with the other set, I HAVE to get those, and will someday! I love your stamp sets too and make a point of collecting yours because what you want to say is often what I want to say. We share having a heart that loves our Savior too which makes a difference…

    Just wanted to mention a product I thought you might like to check out, and probably you knew about it long before I did… It’s on HSN and is a Today’s Special, it’s Anna Griffin and she has partnered with American Crafts to make a MINC machine that both foils and glitters die-cuts and other stuff, and it can be ordered on Auto-Delivery too to get more product over time. You can make your own lazer sheets that are needed to make this product work using a lazer printer which is wonderful. Just thought that because I see THE MOST gorgeous metal die-cuts on your cards, that you too might love this. And it can also glitter as well as foil too. I can only imagine what you would do with this machine. If I’m bothering you with something you know about already or wouldn’t want, I apologize… But just in case, I wanted you to see this on HSN today. This machine will ONLY be available on HSN forever they say, and today it’s almost $100 off the price, for $69.95 approx, and getting the auto-ship to get more product is a neat way to go. I love Anna Griffin’s old-world style, beautiful embossing folders and patterned cardstock, gorgeous, just as I love your beautiful art!!!

    Blessings to you, Becca, you have been such a blessing and an encouragement to me.

    Joanne LoweReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMay 11, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Another beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing, You are so gifted. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 13, 2015 - 4:51 am

    Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMay 13, 2015 - 8:41 am

    Hi Becca, what a stunning project, your creations are wonderful x x xReplyCancel

  • AlexMay 14, 2015 - 5:51 am

    Hi Becca
    I just love your creations, and your new dies, totally inspiring, please could you tell me what paper/card stock you use for your flowers, especially the wrinkly ones.

    Many thanks in advance
    Alex xxReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaMay 16, 2015 - 10:26 am

    I will be recreating your work of art and applying it to different occasions. I am so lucky because I have the dies. I had to get them as soon as they came out. Thank you for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer DMay 17, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    I stork your blob every time you have a new Card so I thought I would drop in this morning and say I love every Card you have Created they are all so Elegant keep up the great Inspiration.Have a Great Week.ReplyCancel

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