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?!
Category: Birth Announcements
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.