December 27, 2011

Chalkboard Display Birth Announcement

Throughout blogland, creative projects abound for using chalkboards in fun ways. Here at Positively Splendid, y’all might remember the ugly painting I turned into a chalkboard in my kitchen, and the fun Father’s Day photo collage with chalkboard messages I made for all of our dads.

When I was planning George’s nursery, I knew I wanted to incorporate a chalkboard in the decor somehow. I was first inspired by this pin on Pinterest, and I loved the look of the bold script monogram against the black background. The moment I hung the finished chalkboard in the nursery, I knew it would be absolutely perfect to use in his announcement!

So simple: Using stencils from cardstock cut with my Silhouette, I stenciled his monogram at the center before adding his birth stats at the top and bottom of the board. Then, I propped the board behind a sleepy newborn George, and I started snapping photos! 

Once I achieved a photo I loved, I tweaked it and added text using my Photoshop Elements software. If you don’t have Photoshop, you could easily use Picnik to accomplish the same look. 

I had my announcements printed through Vistaprint on their highest quality glossy stock, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. And, using one of their coupon codes, I was able to order 40 of the announcements (with envelopes) for less than $25. Not too shabby!

Tomorrow, I am going to show you how I made this chalkboard for less than $10 using easy-to-find supplies, so stay tuned!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
Amy @ Positively Splendid

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2 Responses to Chalkboard Display Birth Announcement

  1. Ruby Jean December 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Oh so VERY Sweet and Precious… I wish I would have done this with our last baby.. :)

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