Fabric Pocket Birth Announcements for Baby Elizabeth

It’s a baby-filled day on OSBP today!  But this time, it’s fun and modern birth announcements from designer Kate Holgate for her niece Elizabeth.  Kate was inspired by vintage type and story books – and I love that Kate chose a deep red as an alternative to traditional pink for a baby girl.  She even sewed fabric pockets to hold the announcement and a photo!  Just beautiful.

From Kate: I created baby announcements for my niece, who was born at the end of August in Geneva, Switzerland.  I asked my sister if I could design Elizabeth’s birth announcements as a gift to mark this joyous occasion.  The baby’s room is decorated using a Peter Rabbit theme, so I designed an announcement inspired by old story book motifs and vintage type.  I chose a deep coral color as an alternative to the traditional “pink” signifying a girl.


The design is letterpress printed on Crane Lettra 300 gsm (soft white) by Ladybug Press in Boise, Idaho.  I stitched fabric pockets to contain the announcements and Elizabeth’s photo.  I can only hope that my niece will someday feel the warmth and love expressed through these announcements.  I couldn’t be happier to welcome Elizabeth to our family!

Thanks Kate!

Design: Kate Holgate

Letterpress Printing: Ladybug Press

Photo Credits: Kate Holgate

  1. I did not know YOU did these!! I just loved them and thought “wow they really gave neat cards in Switzerland!” great job Kate.

  2. Great job on the design Kate I love the use of pattern with the typography, what a lucky little girl Elizabeth is. It was a pleasure to work with you on these! They are even more beautiful in person!

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