by bmupton 04 Sep 2012

I love the birth announcement designs where everything fits kind of like a cross word puzzle but turned at different angles...can someone tell me how you do that? Or does it require special software? I may have put this in the wrong area...sorry. Becky

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by clintonmiss22 05 Sep 2012

Is this what you mean? You just have to play with different fonts, sizes and directions, and then be able to import them into the same screen. Sorry can't explain it very well.

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blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 05 Sep 2012

WOW! That looks great!

clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 05 Sep 2012

I didn't do this one; it's just an example of what I thought Becky might have been looking for. (Don't want to mislead anyone.)

bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

This is it!!!!! I am so sorry if I have mislead anyone with the crossword analogy but didn't know how to explain it...now...how do you do this????

bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

Okay all you seasoned embroiders out there...how hard do you think this is to do? I wonder how much time this takes....but isn't it great????

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by noah 05 Sep 2012

wowwwwwww these are awesome:):)

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by ansalu 05 Sep 2012

Your idea was so inspiring had to play a little in embird ;o)
I used the garting in EDITOR and filled in the letters (keepsakefont from madwomanoflockestreet). Only could not decide with the colors for the different parts but this is just my first quick blueprint :o)
Greetings, Bettina

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bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

Thank you so much....I know I can always depend on my cute family to help!!!!

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by mops Moderator 05 Sep 2012

Years ago I made a couple of presents like that - never took a picture of the project, but here's one from the software (I did save the designs).

At the time I first made a drawing on paper, playing with placement, then used the lettering in 3D to get the names, using the layouts for horizontal and vertical as necessary. You can do that for all facts you want to get in.
Then I placed them as I wanted and removed the overlapping letters - in my case the D and an E. I Of course I could have done Edwin, Roeleveld, ANI and L and aligning the parts afterwards but at the time I found it easier to get the distances right using the first method.
If it gets too big for your hoop you can split the design.

I've done more elaborate ones as well, it's not too difficult.

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bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

THanks so much!!!!

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by ansalu 05 Sep 2012

Hello Becky,
I could just suppose that you have to design this yourself p.e. with embird.
Have found just one design and there is no possibility to put in your own lettering. But your post gave me a good inspiration to try it now for myself ;o)
Greetings, Bettina

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bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

Thanks for the help!!!!

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by moyed 04 Sep 2012

Found this one on google.
"Custom Baby Boy Birth Announcement Crosswords, A3 Poster Nursery Art Print. Typography on squares. Baby Boy Nursery room. Kids room gift."
hugs Helen

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bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

very cute....Thanks!

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by danababes 04 Sep 2012

Do you have a link for the picture you saw? I'd love to see it and looked over at the 8claws site but couldn't find it. Also you might consider contacting the site owner (where you saw that stitch-out) and ask for your 4 baby's names to be made into similar designs for you - expect to pay for those if you do indeed ask though. :) xXx

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bmupton by bmupton 06 Sep 2012

See the response from clintonms....that's what I am talking about....I don't know if I can do it or not, but I sure think it's pretty...thanks for the help

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by bmupton 04 Sep 2012

I don't think I've explained this very well 'cause I know y'all have seen these...it's different fonts with different colors and will have the name, date, birthweight...I think I saw one in the projects on 8 claws and a paw site...someone did one...I want to learn how before my daughters quads come....:-(

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jid53 by jid53 04 Sep 2012

I saw that and I thought it was great but I dont know how to do that

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