My cute brother and his darling wife just had their first baby a few months ago, which our family is thrilled about! 🙂 I decided to make them a custom announcement with their baby’s birth stats as a gift, with a fun shaped frame to match their baby’s nursery colors. They loved it!

I’d seen a few ideas like this on Pinterest (the one that inspired me the most when I was searching for ideas was definitely Mosieposies on Etsy— she has beautiful customized prints for sale, check her out!).  I designed my own version of the baby birth announcement. I created it in Photoshop, using various fonts and some sweet graphics by Crystal Wilkerson (the pennant, owl and scalloped border, all recolored to match the color scheme). I included the baby’s name, birthdate, weight, height, time of birth, and city/state of birth.

These are the fonts I used:

You can play around with different fonts and make each “stat” a different size–have fun with it! 🙂 I had it printed as an 8×10 at Costco, matte (luster) finish.

As for the frame (ohmygosh I adore that frame!!!) I bought it unfinished at The Wood Connection–a local unfinished wood shop here in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time I don’t think they have an online store or ship, but they do sell these frames in their physical store. I painted it yellow–started out with a craft brush and acrylic paint but it wasn’t quite the right color…so I ran and got some glossy spray paint and got the look I was going for. (I used Rustoleum Warm Yellow in gloss)

Once the paint dried I just popped the print into it! Easy as pie.

This makes an adorable piece of wall art for the nursery, as well as a special family keepsake for years to come!


  1. I love this! I would love for you to show a tutorial on how to create this in photoshop. I have Photoshop but am not having any luck with text. I also tried to find the frame at the wood connection, but cannot find them. Could you please help? Thanks! What a great gift!

    • Thanks! I might be able to do a photoshop tutorial in the near future, just didn’t have time to put one together for this post. Also, The Wood Connection is a local unfinished wood shop here in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time I don’t think they have an online store or ship, but they do sell these frames in their physical store.

  2. Adorable!! I actually do a similar project for my newborn photo clients, but have always purchased a frame. I love the hand painted wooden frames and will definitely be do that from now on. I just “visited” the Wood Co. blog and can’t really tell if they are a store or if you can purchase online from them. Could you let me know? Thank you!

    • Oh, I will clarify in my post–The Wood Connection is a local unfinished wood shop here in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time I don’t think they have an online store or ship, but they do sell these frames in their physical store.

  3. DARLING!!! Thanks for sharing all the details, you rock!!

  4. You are so crafty and talented – this is adorable!

  5. Absolutely adorable – my daughter and SIL are expecting their first baby in June (my first grandchild) and this would be perfect for the nursery. I would love to see the tutorial on how to do the text in Photoshop! Thanks!

  6. So adorable! This would be perfect for my new little arrival-I’m going to pin this!!

  7. janet wilson Says: January 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Simply adorable – it is like a modern day “Sampler”. Brilliant work, thank you so much for the inspiration!

  8. AWESOME! p.s.Does the frame have glass?

    • Thank you! I bought the frame without glass but they do sell glass separately at the store. I covered the print with a mod podge/texture cream and didn’t want the glare of glass in the frame.

  9. Mary Ellen Says: January 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    That is so adorable ~ I want to make one for each of my grandchildren!! Could you tell me where you get the fonts?
    Mary Ellen

  10. Way cute Brooke, love it!!!!

  11. So cute! Where did you find those fonts? They don’t come with my photoshop.

  12. Just in case you missed those two comments above mine, which font site did the fonts come from? I’m hoping they were free 😉

  13. is working for me. Thank you for the awesome idea I want to make one for every baby I know, including my own 🙂

  14. Here are links to the fonts: (all are free except the adobe one)
    Adobe Caslon Pro: came with my computer or with my Photoshop
    Pottery Barn:
    Will & Grace:
    Budmo Jiggler:

  15. Ashley Jade Brooks Says: January 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I love this idea!!! 🙂 I am going to make one for my newborn and his big sister! 🙂 Perfect keepsakes and decor for the nursery! Thank you for the inspiration!

  16. Thanks for including links to the fonts!

  17. Oh my gosh. I love everything about this!! How easy is that frame?! I need to do this. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I LOVE it. I would love the photoshop file to make it for my new baby girl! Are you sharing it?!? 🙂

  19. LOVE IT!!!!! Yes, can you please sure the photoshop file with us? PLEEEASE 😉

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  21. Yes, for the technically challenged , if you could share the photoshop file, that would be great!!! It’s the most adorable baby announcement print online!

  22. Hi was wondering if you ever made a photoshop tutorial =) Would loooove to make one of these for my girls.. Also where did you get the picture design {the little owl} to put on the announcement?/

  23. Hi, im not having any luck as to what photoshop software to use or download, could you please send through the link please.

  24. loverly idea i am going to make one for my baby brother or sister. its a loverly nursury accesorie and keep sake . i am sure my mum, dad and the baby will love it thankyou for inspiring me xox

  25. I love this but am having trouble finally the pictures. any help would be appreciated.

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