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Birth Announcement Cuties 2

This months birth announcement idea has a bit of an American edge with the baseball and all but  you could use this idea with other objects.

And don’t know about you but I’m loving the new iPhone with its portrait setting..it would allow you to take something like this at home.  It automatically blurs the background ..its super easy and it makes you look like a bit of a pro.

I’m obsessed with using it on my personal Insta account..I know you will love it.

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Birth Announcement Kit

So I have been looking around and putting together some small brands and cute products that you might love for your nursery when I came across this awesome custom birth announcement kit.

I originally visited The Timba Trend online store as I have followed on Instagram for ages and I know they make amazing stools, shelves and all kinds of items that are often spotted in stylish nurseries online.

But when I visited I found something I wasn’t expecting.  The cutest birth announcement kit that can be customised especially for you.  Now I just knew that you would LOVE this idea because everytime we post or pin some new birth announcement picture ideas you just go cray cray!!

Baby birth announcement kit www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

The idea came to the team at The Timba Trend after they made their own set for their newborn son and shared the picture above.  Of course everyone wanted one and so the idea to add it to the shop was born.   It’s such a cute set that you can then reuse by decorating with the name plaque (made in a collab with another great store Zilvi) in the  nursery and you can take the removable letter and number stickers off the block so baby can play with them.   Thats all after you create your own special photograph to remember how tiny they are..because it just flies by so quickly!! Yep cliche but true.

Baby birth announcement kits featured on www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

I love the mint and white with the soft timber shades but there are plenty of colours to choose from.

The blocks also look really stylish stacked on your shelves while you wait for bub to be old enough to play with them.

Need some more baby birth announcement inspiration?  You can check out our previous posts on the topic here, here and here.



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A Birth Announcement Idea You Will Love..

Jagger Birth Announcement by Erin Michaels


Do you remember when we first posted this cool birth announcement photograph? Well everyone loved it and after we pinned it, it kinda went a bit viral. I had people asking me questions about it from all over the world.  Crazy stuff!!

Anyway back to the the story…..

Seeing that so many people loved little Jaggers photo and were keen to recreate something for their own child led Erin Micheal, (the stylist behind this ) to release an app that can help you create your own version in just minutes.

And the best thing about the birth announcement app is you don’t even have to go to all the trouble of setting up props and hoping baby will co-operate.  You can just add any photo you have into one of the templates. DONE!!

Imagine sending something as cool as this out to your family and friends after your baby is born.  Or  get some cards printed and write thank you for your baby gifts.

The other really cool thing is that you can make one up for your older kids than might have missed out.

Birth App feature on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Birth announcement app template..featured on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Birth App template for birth announcements on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Birth app templates for baby announcements.on the blog www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


I had a go at creating my own photograph when Willow was born (pictured below) and also tried to give you some tips on how to DIY it for your little one in a blog post here.

But now that the birth app is available I’d highly recommend you check it out as its just so super easy.  Especially if you’re not the naturally creative type.. umm or just too tired from last of sleep!!

Willows birth announcement .. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Want more ideas.. check out our birth announcement photograph ideas board on pinterest HERE.


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How to create a cute Birth announcement

Girl birth announcement by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


You may have noticed the trend for photographic birth announcements using props and themes to style up a memorable keepsake.

Do you remember when I posted this black and white one a year ago??  It went crazy on Pinterest.    So I’ve set up a new ‘Cute Birth Announcements’ pinterest board to collect ideas for you as well as having created a couple myself using my new baby.

Its quite simple really, you can keep it as simple or as elaborate as you like.  If you don’t have the right props such as blocks or alphabet tiles for the name, or a weight or measuring tape like me,  you can just add them in after with a photo editing program. In fact I was a bit slack..I didn’t even add a calendar..but I’m sure you will be more organised than me.

I use Picmonkey to add words and icons which is free and super easy to use.

Willows birth announcement .. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


Just choose a nice background pattern of a blanket or sheet or just use white.  You can create a theme based around whatever you like by selecting a toy or shoes or little hats etc. Many people have taken scattered flowers around little girls and added other items like twigs for boys.   Try to place in a place with a lot of natural light .. I actually just stood on a chair and looked down over it and took the pic on my iPhone.  But of course if you have a better camera go for it.  If you have a strong shadow you could place a white board on the shaded side to reflect back the light.

You can then upload your pic and add names or other birth details and then you are done.  You can send out to friends and family via email or get them printed and be sure to add one to your baby box or album.

If you have a go I’d love to see them and add to my pinterest board.


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Newborn Picture Idea…

newborn pic by shannon richmond photography with Alphabet monkey quilt

I received this beautiful feedback photo from Hayley this week which features her precious newborn bundle with her Alphabet Monkey quilt is the background.

Its such a lovely shot , taken by Shannon Richmond Photography.  It makes me wonder why I never got around to having Campbells newborn picture done.  And then I wanted one while he was little ..like a family shot..but still no photoshoot has taken place.  Now he is going on five and I think..where did that time go?  But thanks to this age of camera phones we have so many pics documenting every little thing he did so I guess thats ok.

Now with number two on the way I will definitely get something done.  A shot of baby with his big brother will be cute.

I think that this photo idea would also make a great birth announcement for those who are organised enough to do them..maybe add some text to the left over the quilt with all the birth details.


UPDATE… We are expected our shipment of the Ashkii and Storm any moment..its currently stuck at customs..aahhh.

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Birth Announcement ..super cute idea

birth announcement pic

How adorable is this photo of stylist Erin Michaels’ new little baby, Jagger.

What a super cute way to capture all those birth details in a single photo, cause I don’t know about you but I kind of don’t remember all that stuff now.

It would also be a great thing to do and to make some postcards out of to send to family and friends to announce the birth.

You may remember Erin from one of the ‘Block ‘ series. I thought she looked familiar when I saw her facebook page. She has been working as a stylist since she unveiled to the world her eye for design during the show , even working for a time at Real Living magazine.

There are also some lovely pics of her home if you want to head over to her facebook page here

We also have plenty more birth announcement ideas on our pinterest page here. Or you can check out my recent efforts with my baby girl here.


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