Baby Announcements | Veronica Jane

Check out these absolutely adorable baby announcements we printed a few weeks ago for a good friend, Heidi, and her fiancee Derek’s, brand-new baby girl, Veronica!  Heidi and I played soccer together several years ago, when I was in college, so I was super excited to design and print the announcements for her first child!

Veronica’s announcements are an A2 size (measuring 4.25″x5.5″) and were printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White paper in two ink colors: chocolate brown and a light, bright purple.  When we talked about what sort of design she wanted for her baby announcements, Heidi told me that she had been receiving tons and tons of baby gifts with owls on them, so owls just seemed like the right motif.  At the time that we started designing, Heidi wasn’t sure if she was having a boy or a girl, so we also figured that depending on the colors we used, an owl design could work wonderfully for either gender.  As you can see, though, Veronica ended up being a girl, so we used purple as the accent color for the owl, tree leaves and her name on the announcement.

Another thing I just love about baby announcements is the fun, whimsical fonts you can use for them!  For Veronica’s announcements we used a mix of Tart Workshop’s “Silverstein” for the main font and “Leroy Brown” for the name.  Totally cute, don’t you think?!?

Heidi and Derek are getting married this upcoming spring and we’re also designing and letterpress printing their Save-the-Date cards and wedding invitations!  Check back in down the road if you want to get a peek at those!

Thanks so much Heidi & Derek!  You guys are awesome!

Baby Announcements | Cameron Claire

A few months ago a friend I’ve been working with for a while now on business-related graphic design work and printing, Amy, had her first child, a beautiful and absolutely adorable little girl named Cameron.  Amy and her husband, Matt, wanted a cute little announcement that they could send out to family and friends with a photo announcing Cameron’s birth.  Here is what we came up with:

Cameron’s announcement is an A2 size card with rounded corners, that features two little buzzing bees and their pink dotted flight paths.  The announcement was printed in three ink colors: black, yellow and a bright, cheery, strawberry pink.  The announcement was paired with a matching strawberry pink envelope from Waste Not Paper Company and the family’s return address and another little bee were letterpress printed on the back flap.

Twin Ravens Press doesn’t print nearly as many birth announcements as we do wedding invitation suites and related materials, but I absolutely love doing them when we get the chance!  A letterpress printed birth announcement is such a classy, sweet and charming way to announce/introduce the newest member of your family!  Check out some more close-ups of Cameron’s below!

Aren’t they just too cute!?!  If you or someone you know has, or is going to have a new addition soon, and you’re interested in birth announcements or shower invitations, please contact us!  We’d love to work with you!

Thanks so much again Amy, Matt and Cameron!  You guys are awesome!

For Babies & Birthdays

Well, I was worried that it might happen and it seems to have: it’s been almost a month since my last blog post.  Granted, I don’t really think of myself as a “writer” per se, and business has been really busy, but I promise, I will try to be better in the future.  Seriously…  

So to get out of this blogging dry spell, I present you with these totally cute cards in celebration of babies and birthdays!  

Aren’t they cute?  I drew and made photopolymer plates for the giraffe several months ago and just never got around to printing them.  The text on all three of the cards is handset metal type, which was a lot of fun.  
If you know of anyone who is having an upcoming birthday (a cute little kid, or a kid at heart) who might enjoy a giraffe, or you know of someone who just a had a baby and would like one of these cards, they are available in my etsy shop. You can find the birthday one here, the girl here or boy here.  Also, if you or someone you know has just had a baby, I think that the “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” Giraffe cards would also make adorable letterpress baby announcements.  Therefore, they are also available in sets, here or here
I’ll have more on what’s been keeping me so busy in letterpress land lately, very soon! Promise…