Announcing sweet Grace's announcements!

I would announce sweet Grace herself, but it would be rather overdue an announcement, considering that she was born in late August last year and is likely polishing her walking skills and most definitely up to eating solids as we speak.

Yes, I am that far behind in my blogging, who wants to know...?

Grace is the most delightful angel of a dear friend of mine that I have known since school days.  When she was born, I offered to make the birth announcements as a gift because I thought it would be a useful gift and also, quite happily,  gave me a fabulous excuse to dabble in the digital world that I love so much!

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Of course a gift is not a gift unless it is packaged and embellished within an inch of its life, and this was no exception.

I made a little flat-ish box to sit the stack of announcements in, then wrapped the box in an overlapping layer of vellum, tying on a sweet little tag with lashings of Regal Rose grosgrain.

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Here you can see a tiny peek of the box within, and a tiny peek of the princess herself, delicious little girl that she is :)

The flower on the tag is from Hello Again - a gorgeous little stamp set from the Summer Mini that has loads of possibilities, particularly as there are four other equally lovely stamps that make up the set.

I have used it to death these past few months and it looks equally good in soft, pastel colours as it is above, or in brighter colours like the following card that we made in one of the workshops I held here at home last month.

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So while you're patiently waiting in the queue for Framed with Love from the previous post, you might want to consider adding Hello Again to your list.  At $21.95, it's a serious bargain, it has a matching Stampin' Around wheel in Retro Remix,  and there are no guarantees that it will pop up again when the new Idea Book & Catalogue hits in September.

If I didn't own it already, I know what I'd be doing ;-)

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"Grace's Birth Announcements" Stamps: Hello Again, Nursery Necessities Paper: Sage Shadow, Whisper White Ink: Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, So Saffron Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Linen Thread

"Bright Hello Card" Stamps: Hello Again Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Whisper White Ink: Versamark Accessories: Green Galore, Pixie Pink & Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers, Scallop Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals