Michele’s Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Invitations

These adorable baby shower invitations come to us from Michele of Smitten Owl, a letterpress and design studio in New York City.  When it came time to the invitations for their baby shower, Michele and her husband Greg were inspired by their grand new adventure, incorporating hot air balloons into a two-color letterpress design.  So sweet!


From Michele: When my husband and I found out we were having a baby, among the many thoughts running through my head was “away we go!”  This inspired our hot air balloon and animal family design.  The two birds sitting on top of the center balloon were repurposed from our wedding invitations.  Our family was so excited to see the little “Greg and Michele” birds again!


The invitation includes a two-piece letterpress suite with a digital print registry card and custom envelope liners.  The announcement card and invitation are two-color letterpress printed on 220lb Reich Savoy.  In an effort to reduce the number of plates needed but still keep the design dynamic we added hash marks to the main balloons.  This also added a beautiful texture to the two color design.

Thanks Michele – and congratulations!

Photo Credits: Bia Sampaio