I loved the designer's style and look of the cards, but I wanted to add more to them. So, I created my own. Here's what her's looked like:
I found fonts that were similar and went to work. I already had some chevron digital paper that I've been dying to use for something so I used them on this project. I didn't want such bold and bright colors (which is weird for me) but something a little muted because they are going to women with all different tastes and styles. And none of them know what they are having.
I did the four that she had designed and then designed a ton more! Here are the originals:
And then here are my designs:
I added one about special days. Because there are SO many things that are brand new the first few years a baby is alive!
My personal favorite is the monthly stat tracker! "Look How Much I've Grown!" It has twelve monthly cards where you can write in all about them and then attach a photo on the back of the card.
And this one is from an inspiration from my mom. My three year old niece says the craziest things, like bare walkin' and yester-time. Cracks me up!!! Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to remember those goofy things they say along with all their firsts???
And how about all the things that babies discover??? Picking on their sisters, picking their nose, dog fur....oh yeah.
And here are all the different colors for all the cards.
I am also going to be designing cards for things when the kiddos are toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. I designed directions and idea cards for what to record too, but those aren't in the pictures yet! The packaging is also going to really cute too! I am taking a photo protector adhesive sleeve (whatever they're called) from Walmart and putting the covers in them and then attaching a ring to the corner. So you've got a super cute baby book that you can hang from a magnetic hook on your fridge and always have your baby book on hand without it being in the way on the counter or coffee table. Easy and adorable!
You could also package them all up with dividers (that I'll be designing tomorrow) in a recipe box so that it still can be out of the way, but easy to whip out of your cupboard in a flash!
I'll be posting about the packaging tomorrow once I get it all done. Its been two whole days of designing and I need to focus on my own kiddos!
The cards are available for purchase on a download. You get every single design and color on the download for $10! Yay!!! And I'll be posting directions on how to put it all together as well! Please click here to purchase! I will be including all the new designs on your download too. Toddler, Preschool, Beyond and the covers and dividers.