Sunday, September 01, 2013

Baby Announcement Project and a FREE Giraffe cutting file!

I wanted to make something special and unique for a little feller who was recently born into my circle of friends and family, so I decided to cruise around on Pinterest and I found a baby announcement project someone had made and it inspired me to make the following project:


Vinyl and Canvas Baby Announcement


10 x 10 inch canvas on frame (I painted over one I bought at a yard sale)

Designer Paper

Vinyl - I chose primary and brights for lettering, brown & orange for Mr. Giraffe



I painted the canvas with black acrylic craft paint and let it dry.




I opened the Giraffe file and cut out the giraffe and his spots.  While he was on the transfer paper I chose the designer paper I thought would complement him. Once I chose which one I wanted I trimmed it to size and used Modge Podge to fix it to the canvas.  I let it completely dry.

I drew a 10 inch square in my Silhouette Designer Edition Software and then I  placed the giraffe into position so that I could get an idea of the space for the other info. I typed out and adjusted the text to the size and angle I desired.   I then took each piece and cut it out separately… a bit tricky but worth the time and effort. 

Once everything was ready I assembled it all on the canvas.




At the very end I decided to ad a big googly eye to him. 

I am tickled to share this giraffe file with you for your own fun projects… I’ll tell you, if I had a looooong roll of vinyl I could totally see making a wall growth chart with this image.  I hope you enjoy - for your personal use projects.  I appreciate your crediting me and linking back when you post projects using my files.  (donations for my time and generosity greatly appreciated too)


(.studio file_)



Check back in three days, another fun project lined up for viewing!


  1. Barb this project is so cute.Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Blessing's Jocelan

  2. What a CUTE card!! I LOVE IT! I also LOVE your idea of making the wall growth chart!! That would be so COOL!:)


  3. Great project Barb. Very cute.

  4. This is a fantastic project Barb, what a fabulous use of vinyl.

  5. Great giraffe and love the canvas you've made with him :) Thanks for sharing the file too.
    Cheers Pam

  6. Awesome project Barb, thanks for sharing! ~Diane


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