Lauren’s Ikat Baby Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d shake things up a bit and start the week with these adorable baby shower invitations from Alaina at Cheer Up Press. Created for a good friend, the invitations feature a sophisticated ikat pattern and a color palette inspired by the nursery. The invitations were letterpress printed in mint and navy blue, then paired with blush pink envelopes. So cute!

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From AlainaI was commissioned by a good friend to design and print her baby shower invitation. I was inspired by the color palette she chose for her nursery: mint and blush with navy blue accents. Overall we didn’t want the style of the invitation to scream “baby” like so many baby shower invitations do, but rather put off a more sophisticated vibe that definitely reflects my Lauren’s tastes.

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We landed on a pretty simple design with an ikat background and added a trendy bow at the top. I pulled in the blush color on the envelope and digitally printed the words “It’s a girl”on the front in navy blue.

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Thanks Alaina!

Photo Credits: Cheer Up Press

Evie’s Calligraphy Baby Announcements

Ashley from Lemon and Lavender recently welcomed a baby girl – Evelyn – into her beautiful family. I love the birthday party invitations that Ashley designs for her children (Gavin’s camp-inspired invitations are some of my all time faves), so I was thrilled when she sent Evie’s birth announcement over! Ashley worked with calligrapher Joelle Duff from A Charming Occasion to create the most darling announcement – complete with Evie’s own personal monogram!

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From AshleyOur sometimes gypsy life inspired Miss Evie’s birth announcement. We currently reside in West Africa, and knowing that she would be making her first of hopefully many trips across the globe by the tender age of 5 weeks, I wanted to incorporate that element in her announcement.

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I enlisted the help of Joelle Duff of A Charming Occasion for custom calligraphy. She lettered Evelyn’s full name as well as the shorter version of her name. Since she goes by Evie we used the small enclosure card for her Sip & See as a way to incorporate that part of her name. Wanting to include a little bit of Senegal we took newborn photos of Evie in a traditional Senegalese basket to slip into navy 4bar envelopes. It’s always so fun to design for your own children and I was thrilled to have Joelle’s pretty work featured in the final design.

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In addition to the announcement, I designed a monogram rubber stamp because let’s be honest you are never too young for your own monogram – especially if you hail from the South!

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Thanks so much Ashley – and welcome Evie!

Design: Lemon and Lavender

Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion

Photo Credits: Ashley La Rue | Lemon and Lavender

Lisa’s Rainbow Geometric Baby Shower Invitations

Designer Lisa Bardot from The Goodness and her husband Geoff welcomed their first child – a baby boy! – in January. For their baby shower, Lisa and Geoff decided to forgo a traditional shower in favor of a co-ed baby party (a concept that I’m personally very fond of). To keep things happy and gender-neutral, Lisa went with a bright rainbow color palette with lots of geometric shapes. So fun!

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From LisaWhen we got to thinking about our baby shower, my husband and I knew we did not want a traditional shower. More of a big celebration with all of our friends and family, and so we decided to have a “Baby Party” instead! It was for women, men, and kids with lots of fun, food, and drinks. We had a photo booth, taco cart, dessert bar, gender raffle, and a just a couple of fun games.

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The theme for the baby’s room is hip, modern, fun, geometric, and COLORFUL. So we decided that would also be the theme of the party. Plus we hadn’t yet announced the gender of our baby and we were really big on being gender neutral. The invitations used a very colorful triangle background with bold white text on top.

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Simple kraft paper envelopes complemented the colorful invitations. One of my favorite details is the envelope liner with “baby” song lyrics on the inside. I also designed matching thank you cards.

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I designed a few other items for the party including signage, guestbook pages for our photo booth guestbook, gender raffle tickets, and “new parent coupons” (a fabulous idea by my sister!). Décor included lots of rainbow triangle and circle garland, along with a rainbow of floral arrangements on the tables outside. The party was absolutely perfect and tons of fun!

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Thanks Lisa – and congrats! You can also see more from Lisa and Geoff’s baby shower right here.

Photo Credits: The Goodness

Beck’s Chartreuse Letterpress Birth Announcements

Designer Kaydi from Maison Yellow and her husband welcomed their first child last October: an adorable baby boy named Becher! Kaydi wanted Beck’s birth announcements to be bold and fun, so she chose a bright chartreuse and steel blue color palette and a cute illustrated envelope liner. Letterpress printing from Czar Press and a sweet baby photo were the perfect finishing touches!

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From KaydiIn October of last year my husband and I were blessed with our first child. No one can ever accurately explain to you just how crazy those first few weeks and months are. To add to the chaos, my husband is in the Air Force and had to leave for an assignment when our son was just 4 weeks old. Needless to say all my big plans of sending out fantastic custom birth announcements the month after he was born went out the window. As a designer myself, the last thing I wanted to skip out on was my own child’s birth announcement. So, even though they are a few months late, I finally decided on a design direction and ran with it.

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When deciding on a name for our son we both wanted something strong and bold but still a bit fun and different. I used those keywords as inspiration for the birth announcements: strong, bold, fun, and different. I feel those concepts came to life through the color palette, illustrations, envelope liner pattern, and layered component of the additional envelope with picture card. Being a multi-piece announcement suite, it also allowed for opportunities to use letterpress and flat printing, creating a depth of texture as well as opportunities to expand upon the main design concepts but in different formats.

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Since our son’s first name is a little different and special in that it means first born son in Hebrew, I wanted this to be the main focus of the letterpress card and come across strong and bold without a real “babyish” feel. The separate photo card tucked in an envelope labeled “our little love” sealed with washi tape was also a great way to introduce a nickname leaving the letterpress card with the complete formal name.

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The envelope liner, featuring onesies with ties labeled “Becher,” bottles, footprints, and rattles, was a must for me and added the extra playful patterning in the same chartreuse and steel blue palette as the rest of the suite. All in all, this birth announcement design turned out to be a perfect representation of our little guy and his wonderful personality… and not to mention a great excuse for more letterpress in my life!

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Thanks Kaydi – and congrats!

Design: Maison Yellow

Letterpress and Photo Card printing: Czar Press

Baby Photo: Joseph Mark Photography

Photo Credits: Maison Yellow

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Invitations

Ooooh, surprise baby shower invitations! So fun. Anastasia Marie Cards & Stationery created these colorful baby shower invitations using inspiration from the soon-to-be nursery. Too cute, and I’m loving the gold heart stickers on the kraft envelopes!

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From AnastasiaThese baby shower invitations featured an array of hot air balloons with peach, yellow, blue, and touches of pink as the color theme. Printed on smooth white paper, they were then paired with kraft envelopes and gold heart stickers. The idea was created by the papa-to-be from his wife’s nursery inspiration. How adorable is that!?

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Thanks Anastasia!

Photo Credits: Anastasia Marie Cards & Stationery