Cohen’s Silver and Jute Birth Announcements

These sweet birth announcements were created by Cari from m.press for her own baby boy! The classic announcements feature a silver belly band with jute twine announcing Cohen’s arrival – and of course a few beautiful photos!

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From Cari: It’s always a challenge to design for yourself and for your family, but luckily, with the gorgeous newborn photos from the super talented Ely Fair, this design focused on the images of our sweet boy! I wanted to keep his announcements very simple and traditional. The front features a crest with his initials and serves as Cohen’s personal logo (every newborn should have their own logo, right?). On the back, a vintage trumpet plays on the wording of introducing him to the recipient!

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Printed on triple layer paper with a silky finish, the announcements were tied together with jute twine around the light gray belly band. Sealed in a gray linen envelope with a velvety surface, these were the perfect way to introduce our sweet Cohen Jennings to our family and friends!

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Thanks Cari!

Photo Credits: m.press 

William’s Letterpress Calligraphy Birth Announcement

Happy Monday everyone! I couldn’t resist starting the week with these beautiful baby announcements from Sarah of August Blume for her youngest son, William. Sarah combined a hand drawn arrow pattern with beautiful calligraphy and a sweet photo of her handsome guy. A perfect combination!

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From SarahWhen I was creating the birth announcement for our son, William, I wanted to reflect our gratefulness for him and his health. With a rocky start in this world, he spent quite a bit of time in the NICU. William is truly a gift, and we are so very thankful for him!

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The announcement was letterpress printed on double thick 220# Lettra, and features a blind impressed pattern of hand-drawn arrows. The belly band was flat printed on one of my favorites – French Paper’s Sno Cone cover.

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I commissioned Angi of Angelique Ink to letter his name in a soft yet still boy-friendly hand. My sweet and incredibly talented friend, Beth Morgan, drove over 7 hours to photograph William when he finally came home from the hospital. Letterpress, custom calligraphy, and a sweet baby! Three of my favorite things. Although, the baby takes the cake. 

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Thanks Sarah!

Design: August Blume

Calligraphy: Angelique Ink

August Blume is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Sarah’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: August Blume

Nicole’s Hand Lettered Plaid Baby Shower Invitations

These baby shower invitations from Nicole at Floating Specks combine a hand drawn plaid pattern with whimsical hand lettering – all in a rustic color palette of red, black, and white (with a dose of kraft paper). So fun!

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From NicoleAfter nearly two years of waiting for our family to be blessed with our first baby, we have been very excited for every step of preparation for our little boy, Aidan. For the baby shower, we wanted to stay with the manly and outdoors theme that we picked for Aidan’s nursery, matching alongside the red plaid apparel and gold balloons of our gender reveal photo.

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I hand drew the red plaid pattern for the invitation background and added my handwriting for a personal touch. Since there are several ways to spell Aidan, we wanted to make sure our friends and family knew the correct spelling of our baby’s name. We added a name plate that we tied around the invitation and had our gender reveal photo printed on the reverse side.

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Thanks Nicole!

Photo Credits: Floating Specks

Lillian’s Blush Pink Letterpress Birth Announcements

These beautiful blush pink letterpress birth announcements were created by Carrie of Callidora Letterpress + Design for her daughter Lillian. Carrie wanted the announcements to have a classic feel while incorporating whimsical handmade elements. The resulting announcements couldn’t be any sweeter!

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From CarrieI wanted Lillian’s birth announcement to feel handmade yet slightly formal and classic. I had recently purchased a sewing machine and had been making little headbands and dresses for Lillian and wanted to try sewing paper for quite some time. I thought it would be a lovely touch if I sewed her newborn photograph to the announcement.

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I chose a thread that perfectly matched the blush paper and gave a feminine touch without being over girly. The photo was attached to the card but was playful in the way it lifted from the paper. Each announcement was printed on thick blush pink 100% cotton paper. I decided to letterpress print the announcements in metallic gold ink to contrast with the craftiness of the sewn on image.

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I also chose two contrasting fonts, one more classic and traditional – the other a more hand-made and whimsical. By contrasting these elements the announcement because exactly what I was looking for, handmade with a touch of formality.

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Thanks Carrie!

Photo Credits: Callidora Letterpress + Design

Where the Wild Things Are Baby Shower Invitations

How cute are these baby shower invitations from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress?!? Created for their sister-in-law Mara (and the first new baby in the Calderini family!), Arley and Morgan wanted to make something really special. They ran with Mara’s love of books for these beautiful literary shower invitations!

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From Arley-Rose and Morgan: Mara is an an avid book lover, so we only thought it suitable to have a book-themed baby shower inside of one of her favorite bookstores and cafés. Each page is letterpress printed on soft cotton Crane’s Lettra paper with a quote or sentiment from her favorite children’s books – words soon to be shared with little Ezra.

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The cover is letterpress printed on shimmery Gmund Reaction paper and hand-sewn with grey and white bakers twine. The inside end papers are embossed with a wood-grain pattern and tipped in with a library card that serves as an RSVP card. Turning the page, a book plate attached to the page by metal photo corners invites the guests to bring their favorite kids book to help build Ezra’s reading library. Details about the shower grace the opposing page, while another favorite quote is printed on the last page.

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Thank you so much ladies!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Ladyfingers Letterpress is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress