Birth Announcement Joy!

Here's another birth announcement we just did for Diedre's sister- and brother-in-law. I've had this idea for a while, but then when I didn't use it for Lucia's birth announcement it worked out perfectly to use it for Grace's! The floral pattern is based on flowers the new parents painted in Grace's room, as well as the bright blue colors we chose. It is printed on our house stock, Crane Lettra 110# Cover in Fluorescent White. We had prints made at Walgreens and then we diecut the photos and mounted them to each diecut circle. We also did a custom envelope liner just to tie it all together.

Did the monkey mail come?

For those of you that are in the same boat as us - weekend mornings spent watching cartoons that are separated by skits with two little monkeys (their names escape me), then you will understand my goofy reference.

I've always loved little monkey illustrations so I had to use it on Lucia's birth announcement. We went super formal for Lily's so I wanted this one to be a bit more fun. We miscalculated the paper we were planning to use for all of the announcement fronts, so we ended up printing on three different stocks.

Lucia Birth Announcement

Design: Me (Valerie) with a monkey illustration by our designer, Kate. Photo by Jim.
Paper: fronts were printed on 110# Crane Lettra in Fluorescent White, 80# Eames Furniture in Pacific Blue and 105# Stardream in Aquamarine (I liked this one the best). We mounted each to Carnival Vellum 80# Cover in Cocoa or 80# Eames Furniture in Pacific Blue. Envelopes were all Eames Furniture in India Pink (policy flap of course).
Ink: Custom mix to match India Pink paper and PMS 4625
Quantity: 200+
Size: 9.25" tall by 4.125" wide
Notes: Each was diecut with half moons to hold a photo in place. Not shown in this photo is the letterpress-printed (one-color) photo underneath so recipients could keep the photo somewhere else but still be left with an intact announcement. We mounted each card to a backing panel and rounded corners.