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Client Customization – Letterpress Baby Announcement

The vintage hot air balloon theme is so sweet for baby announcements and nurseries. This fun and uplifting symbol and the “anything-is-possible” vibe surrounding a new arrival is a perfect fit in our book. We had a ton of fun working with the auntie-to-be on this design that features a gender neutral color palette of celadon, pool and sunshine letterpress inks for the balloon details and on the playful stripe on the center panel (which later acted as a frame for a photo of the new arrival).


Our trifold design is perfect for baby announcements, engagement party invitations, wedding save the dates, anniversary parties … you name it! We would love to hear your ideas and turn them into a unique design for your next extraordinary event! Contact us to start the design process.

A.M. Inspiration {roller skating and rocking color}

I’ve mentioned before that the early morning hours are a time when inspiration usually strikes – the hours when the world, and my children, are still and quiet. The whole process comes full circle when I can use that time to create something for my children.

I wanted to take my next few AM Inspiration posts to share some of the stationery I have created for my daughters. I love seeing the world through their eyes and creating Birthday party stationery to match their enthusiasm about their special days. Each year when a Birthday party comes to a close, they are already dreaming up the theme, activity and decor for next year’s party!


What five year old doesn’t love to roller skate?! My younger daughter is a girly-girl and loved the idea of skating into her fifth Birthday. I took the opportunity to play with patterns and color on this super festive invitation. Using stripes and florals in a mix of pink, turquoiose and purple we had the perfect palette for these fun letterpress Birthday party invitations and goodie bag tags. Playing right along with the mix of patterns was a festive set of fonts ranging from all-caps to bold scripts.

If you want to create something completely custom for a special someone’s special day, let us help you with all of the fine details! Take a look through our website and design library for tons of inspiration and let us or one of our exclusive retailers create a custom design just for you!


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