While we’re on the subject of babies, how sweet are these birth announcements from Kimberly of Honizukle for her second son, Liam?! When it came time to design Liam’s announcements, Kimberly knew she wanted to incorporate lions in a yellow, mint, and navy color palette. Add in a sweet polka dot envelope liner, adorable baby photos, and some washi tape, and you have a recipe for seriously cute baby announcements!
From Kimberly: I can say that three distinct things were on my mind when designing Liam’s announcement. The color yellow, which, for some reason, I’ve always associated with Liam. Lions, which I also associate with Liam because of a little Lion my husband got him even before he was born. Finally, handwritten fonts, which I’ve been obsessing over for some time. I thought there was a recipe in there somewhere for a good design.
I knew I wanted Liam’s name to be large and yellow and I wanted the lion in his announcement to be this little lion I had designed previously and had a soft spot for. I had recently been printing with a lovely mint color I had mixed and became infatuated with, so I knew that also had to make its way in. Once I put those together I added a bit of navy, polka dots and a few carefully chosen fonts to come up with a sweet design for my sweet, little boy.
Photos of my boys were included in a wax pouch decorated with yellow and navy polka dot washi tape that matched the polka dot liner I had designed. I opted to use photos of both of the boys as the announcement came from Liam’s older brother John Patrick, better known as Jackie, figuring there can never be too many photos of cute, little boys.
I had planned to design a label to address the announcements as well but as a mother of two now, I didn’t quite have all the time in the world and so ended up using a lovely stamp I had purchased from Wit & Whistle a couple of months back. It worked perfectly with navy ink and finished off the announcement nicely.
Announcement Design + Printing: Honizukle
Address Stamp: Wit + Whistle
Photo Credits: Honizukle
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