Category: Birth Announcements

Sweetest Birth Announcement

September 28th, 2013 — 7:52pm

I’ve been wanting to share this sweet birth announcement for quite some time. I’ve known Kathryn, the client and expecting mother, for several years and was so honored when she contacted me regarding this very special project. Kathryn is the creator of Snippet & Ink, one of my most favorite wedding blogs. She has excellent taste, a great design eye, and a true appreciation of fine paper, letterpress printing, and vintage style design… I knew instantly that our collaboration would be a dream.

With her baby girl arriving in late Spring, early Summer, Kathryn wanted strawberries to be part of the design. She also wanted my hand-lettering style to be reminiscent of vintage children’s books. With such a sweet color palette we thought it would be great to tie the announcements, along with a photograph, into little bundles with red and white twine.

And what lovely bundles they were! Kathryn put the gorgeous little photos of Caroline in protective glassine envelopes.

I letterpress printed the return address, along with a sweet butterfly on the front of the envelopes. The envelopes were addressed in the perfect grass green ink by the fabulous calligrapher and artist, Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. Maybelle’s charming style added such elegance and whimsy.

I found these beautiful seed packet stamps for the mailing, they couldn’t have been more perfect to complete the package.

I can’t believe that little Caroline is already 4 months old, where does the time go?
Thank you Kathryn for this wonderful project! Congratulations and much love.

2 comments » | Birth Announcements, Hand-lettering & Typography, Uncategorized, Weddings & Events

Joy, It’s A Boy!

April 17th, 2013 — 5:35pm

My family all got together recently to celebrate my nephew, Kai’s, first birthday.
I can’t believe a whole year has already gone by… it’s about time I posted about his birth announcement, sheesh!
My sister wanted to create something with a cooking theme, both she and her husband are wonderful cooks. Preparing and sharing food is, for sure, one of our family’s favorite pastimes so the theme seemed quite fitting… and inspiring. My sister did most of the writing and had fun adding a few plays on words and typical recipe instructions… “a pinch of time“…. yes, they were together for eighteen years before having a baby!

Instead of printing traditional baby announcement cards I wanted to create something fun and different, I love the idea of a keepsake that is also useful. And with a “Joy of Cooking” theme, what is more perfect than a flour-sack dishtowel to brighten up your kitchen? I silkscreen printed the announcements in red and warm black onto traditional unbleached flour sack towels. My wonderful boyfriend rigged up a custom, multi-tiered, clothesline in our back yard for them all to dry… what would I do without him?!

Here is our delightful little boy and his Ma-Ma, Jenny. Kai has brought so much happiness into our lives, he truly is a bundle of pure Joy!

4 comments » | Birth Announcements, Uncategorized

Special Delivery!

January 20th, 2011 — 3:57pm

I wanted to share this birth announcement that I created for a friend/colleague. It is inspired by a wedding invitation design that I did, featured in Brides Magazine, last year. The theme was “vintage schoolhouse” printed on old school paper, mounted to old file folders, and packaged in manila envelopes. The look had such an old fashioned sweetness about it… also perfect for a birth announcement!
On the front of the envelopes I silkscreen printed my stork illustration and found the perfect use for my vintage “Special Delivery” labels.

On the back of the envelopes I played with the same “schoolyard song” as I had for the wedding invitations, only taking it a bit further… first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…. Jameson!
I had so much fun creating schoolbook-like illustrations and hand-lettering. Using a clock for the time of his birth, a scale for his weight, and a ruler for his length measurement. I like how the parent’s names cradle each side of my baby Jameson illustration.

5 comments » | Birth Announcements, Hand-lettering & Typography, Illustration, Portfolio Archives, Process

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