Right before the Thanksgiving holiday last week, I finished up a set of really adorable baby announcements for a local couple, here in Eugene, that I’ve known for some time. Sean & Rebecca just had their first child in late October, and I was super-excited when Rebecca asked me to design and print birth announcements for them!
Before she was born, Rebecca and Sean knew they were having a little girl, so we worked on several cute designs prior to her birth, and Sean and Rebecca ended up choosing this one. They have two pups in their household – a daschund and a basset hound, and Rebecca thought it would be cute to have their silhouettes featured on Katie’s announcements. I couldn’t have agreed more!
Katie’s announcements are an A2 size flat card, which measures 4.25″x5.5″. They were printed on Holyoke 100% cotton rag Bone White paper in two ink colors: a deep, chocolate brown and a light, baby pink. They were paired with matching A2 size pink envelopes from Waste Not Paper Company, and had Sean and Rebecca’s address letterpress printed on the flap.
The announcements were designed using two fun fonts! All of Katie’s information was printed in chocolate brown ink in one of the fonts and her name was printed larger in pink in the other font. For the design at the bottom, I created two silhouettes of each of the Sullivan’s pups and printed them in chocolate brown. They each have little pink footprints trailing behind them, and the daschund is chasing a little pink butterfly. Aren’t those too cute?!?
Check out the letterpress impression below in the Holyoke paper! I know I’ve been saying it a lot lately, but Holyoke is quickly becoming one of my favorite papers for letterpress printing. It’s just so pretty and wonderful to the touch!
Thanks so much for the custom order Sean & Rebecca and congratulations on your new little lady! I can’t wait to meet her! See you soon!