Maeve’s birth announcement.

Karly Depew of much beloved Oscar & Emma recently gave birth to a daughter… and the birth announcement she created to announce Maeve’s arrival was so incredible we just had to share it with you!

Karly was inspired by 3 design styles… organic, elegant and precious.

“The organic part was brought in with the materials I used.   The announcement design was letterpress printed and foil stamped on Crane 100% cotton paper tucked inside a cotton muslin bag which was gocco printed with a special message and finished with a tiny gold “M” and heart charm tied to each one.  All of this was then mailed inside a kraft envelope.”

“Maeve’s birth announcement was a true labor of love.  I pride myself on always thinking of the little things and I didn’t want any detail to go unnoticed.  Although pink is customary for a baby girl I chose not to go that route.  Maeve is a unique little individual and I really wanted to reflect that with her birth announcement.”

“The elegance was achieved with the actual design of the announcement and by using a subtle gray ink and gold foil.  I asked Grace Edmands Calligraphy to hand address the envelopes.  Her work is gorgeous and she is such a lovely person, so I really wanted her elegant touch.”

“And finally, the precious element was brought in by using Maeve’s darling silhouette for the announcement and custom postage stamp.  I also created a gray gingham pattern to line the kraft envelopes.”

And a few more close-ups for you to drool over!

Congratulations Karly and Judd on your most beautiful little girl… and Miss Maeve you are SO beyond lucky to have such a talented mother. I already can’t wait to see you first birthday invite!

So even if your little one doesn’t have a graphic genius like Karly for a mother, you can still purchase a birth announcement designed by her! Here are a few of my personal favorites:
And even if you don’t have a baby, you can still send an Oscar & Emma valentine!

To see Karly and Judd’s wedding invitation and to read more about what inspires her as a designer, you can look back to my Meet a Mintie Q&A with her from last year.

Find more of Natasha on her blog.

  1. Carrie O.

    Karly. This is incredible!! It’s so hard to capture the love you feel for your child in a birth announcement…and you did it beautifully…of course! Maeve is one lucky girlie! I know she has a lifetime of beautiful moments and invites ahead of her!etime of beautiful moments and invites ahead of her!

  2. Laura

    This is perfection- so soft and sweet… The little blossom on the silhouette is my absolute favorite detail, love it! Congratulations Karly!

  3. Ajgardner

    Wonderful, Karly! Congratulations!

  4. Yolanda

    Congratulations Karly on the birth of your beautiful daughter Mauve. Her birth announcements look amazing.

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  6. alston

    gorgeous! and congratulations on baby maeve!

  7. Paige

    Every detail is stunning, Karly! So sweet & fit for royalty! Let us know when Kate & William call for their wedding invitation. :)

  8. Brooke

    Congratulations! Maeve is very lucky to have a talented mom and such adorable birth announcements.

  9. Hailey

    Congrats Karly – Maeve is absolutely beautiful and so are her birth announcements, what a lucky little girl she is!

  10. brandy

    great feature Natasha! The announcements are to die for! Karly, Maeve is a lucky girl to have such a talented, inspiring woman such as you to call mum. Congratulations! xo

  11. Thank you so much for all the amazingly generous comments! It was truly a special project!

  12. Wow… truly stunning! Warm congrats to you both on the birth of your daughter. She’s gorgeous.

  13. Jessica Y.

    Congrats. Karly! What a beautiful baby and birth announcements!

  14. Meg G.

    Karly! I love everything about these announcements. All the details are perfect. Congrats! Thanks so so much for sharing for talents with us.

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