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...for birth announcements and other baby stationery

Enhancing a baby announcement or birthday invitation with ribbon, bows, buttons, flowers, and other special accents add further personalization and uniqueness. Anything from deckled edges to vellum overlays and elegant chiffon bows can provide that final touch making your announcement or invitation fun and whimsical.

Special Add-Ons:

Ribbons and Bows

Hand tied bows and ribbon can be perfect accents for a flat note birth announcement or invitation. The matching ribbon adds a three-dimensional, crafty feel to the announcement.

Vellum Paper

Vellum is usually made of translucent material and can be added as wraps, inserts or overlays. Some vellum cards come with sprinkles or a dash of glitter for and added effect.


Wraps from parchments to handmade papers enhance an announcement by allowing the recipient to open the invitation like a small gift. This creates an additional moment of suspense as the recipient anticipates what is behind the wrap.


Overlaying is the method of placing vellum paper on top of an item with print on it. It creates a soft look for announcements, or a mysterious look for photos.


Inserts are added to an invitation or announcements to create a complete stationery package. Tissue paper, vellum or unprinted cardstock can be included in an invitation or birth announcement to emphasize a sophisticated occasion.

Deckle Edged Paper

Deckled edged appear torn yet soft and natural. The smooth edges are made by cutting the uneven edges away after the paper has dried.


Many birth announcements have die cut motifs to give a three-dimensional feel to the card. Announcements with creative die-cut effects mimic the look and feel of a children's book.

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