Organic Gray + Gold Announcements for Baby Maeve

Yay, baby announcements!  Karly from Oscar + Emma sent over the gorgeous announcements that she designed for her daughter Maeve, and I’m completely smitten with the natural color palette of gray, gold, and white.  Darling baby silhouette?  White calligraphy on a kraft envelope?  Yes please!


From Karly:  I pride myself on always thinking of the little things and I didn’t want any detail to go unnoticed.  Although pink is customary for a baby girl I chose not to go that route.  Maeve is a unique little individual and I really wanted to reflect that with her birth announcement. I was really inspired by 3 design styles… organic, elegant, and precious.

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The organic part was brought in with the materials I used.   The announcement design was letterpress printed and foil stamped on Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper tucked inside a cotton muslin bag which was gocco printed with a special message and finished with a tiny gold “M” and heart charm tied to each one.  All of this was then mailed inside a kraft envelope.


The elegance was achieved with the actual design of the announcement and by using a subtle gray ink and gold foil.  I asked Grace Edmands Calligraphy to hand address the envelopes.  Her work is gorgeous and she is such a lovely person, so I really wanted her elegant touch.


And finally, the precious element was brought in by using Maeve’s darling silhouette for the announcement and custom postage stamp.  I also created a gray gingham pattern to line the kraft envelopes.


So darling!  Thanks Karly, and welcome little Maeve!

{image credits: oscar + emma}

  1. I was lucky enough to receive one of these in the mail, and it is even more precious in person! The small M charm really killed me…such a thoughtful touch. I expected nothing less than sweet perfection from Karly. 🙂

    Congrats to the entire Depew family!

  2. This is the most fabulously designed birth announcement I’ve ever seen! So memorable!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is so beautiful. Gorgeous design and the color palette is so full of warmth and love. Perfect for the occasion.
    You have a wonderful and inspiring blog. Love stopping by here:)

  4. First off, Maeve – what an adorable name! These announcements are perfection. I adore muted colour palettes for babies, this one is spot on! And don’t even get me started on the muslin pouches…too much.
    –Fabulous blog, love seeing what paper gems you unearth each week!

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