Baby Announcement

I felt better around week 14 and started thinking of ideas to announce to our extended family and friends. While browsing, I came across some really adorable baby booties origami and this awesome tutorial by PaperMade - Origami & Crafts. (Scroll down for tutorial). Perfect for a couch-lounging-DIY project (my current state – 90% of the time at home). Started experimenting with 6 x 6 inches scrapbook paper and soon realised I need thicker card stock. When it’s too thin, it rips at the front fold and if it’s too thick, it gets trickier with the folding. After multiple failed attempts, I found that vellum worked wonderfully! I had a textured A4 white vellum and cut it down to 8 x 8 inches. Paired them with some mini eyelets and brads as I found them to look more elegant, compared to satin ribbons.

For our baby announcement photo, MingHan did a home photoshoot with our wedding sneakers. Can’t believe how tiny it looked till it was photographed with our shoes!

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First attempt

First attempt

Framing it up
After the shoot, I wanted to frame it up and place it in the baby room. The RIBBA frame from Ikea was the perfect size! To add contrast to the white shoes and white frame, I used an illustration from Hsulynn Pang as a background and stuck the shoes with some heavy-duty mounting tape. It’s now part of the deco in the baby’s room!