Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Announcement Idea!!

Hello Everyone!!!

So,  as many of you know I have been working on Baby Announcements... I am over half way done!!! For those of you who haven't heard, I have family in law enforcement so I was going to make a 'wanted case file' folder about the SUSPECT (baby)...Basically, It will be a case file folder with the words WANTED in the front.. on the inside of the folder it will give the baby's name, DOB, height, weight and a brief narrative as to why he's wanted by the authorities.  It will also include his accomplices to his crime (myself and the hubby) and a picture will be enclosed (his first picture)...

 So let me show you what they look like --- (the inside isn't complete yet because the baby hasnt been born -- so I am left without minor details )

I'll attempt to explain what I did... I cut a piece of cardstock that measures 6"x8"
I scored it at 3.5" -- so now I have a side thats bigger than the other...

On the bigger side --- I cut half an inch down along the top of the file folder but left an inch and a half for the tab... I used my corner punch to round the corners --

NOTE: I had to take the guards off of the corner punch to be able to round the corner on the inside of the tab.

After the corners were rounded, I wanted a decorative front.  The front of the folder measures 6 x 3.5 -- Therefore, I cut my paper 1/4 of an inch shorter than the front flap of the folder.  I also cut the back of the inside of the foler 1/4 of an inch smaller to give it a framed look. 

The Front of the Folder

The Inside Back of the Folder

After I decorated the front and the back of inside the folder -- I wanted to make a WANTED tag.. I used my cricut - the twinkle toes cartridge and cut the design at 3" for the outside layer then pressed the shift key and cut the smaller layer ...

I layered one on top of the other and distressed my wanted tags using my Tim Holtz distress inks... either the black soot or the vintage photo--- Once they were distressed I adhered them to my file folder using brads..

Now, once the brads are adhered then you're left with the front of the file folder completed -- I distressed the front as well because it looked awkward that the WATNED tag was distressed and the folder was not... The end result then looks like ---------------------------------------------


I hope you all like them... I have made about 20 and since I have so much paper -- I don't think any two look alike.. All have something thats different...

Well, thats all for now. Hopefully I did not make this too confusing!!
Until Next Time



Sarah said...

Valeria these are just to darn cute!!! I love how they are themed, and the idea behind them. You are so organised!!

~Valeria said...

Thank you so much for popping in to see them!!! I wanted something different and I have lots of time so it works out perfectly!!! Thanks again!!