birth announcements - Lovely Laurel

Tags: birth announcements, Sweet, hearts, laurel, initial, monogram, baby, photo, simple, k notes LLC

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Kim Dietrich Elam
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Introduce your sweetheart in style. This single-photo birth announcement features a "love"ly laurel wreath surrounding your baby's first initial.

tags:

birth announcements, Sweet, hearts, laurel, initial, monogram, baby, photo, simple, k notes LLC

colors shown:

green, shades of pink

fonts:

Archive Antique Extended, Quicksand Book

design inspired by:

A7 Landscape Birth Announcement Photo Card

submitted on:

Jun 03 2011

Edited on:

Oct 23 2011

average score:

3.18

comments:

28

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birth announcements - Lovely Laurel by Kim Dietrich Elam

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:00am
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I'm a little scared to make changes because you all liked it so well! But here goes - I had originally intended for the leaf hearts on teh sides of the wreath to be "leafier," and finally got around to fixing that...hope I didn't ruin it! That you for all the positive feedback. Comments and critiques always appreciated!

Amy Sheridan on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:23am
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LOVE this version. Beautiful!

Dreaming Inspirations on Jun 4, 2011 at 10:02am
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i like the leafier hearts it actually pulls your eye to the center heart and S looks great! im still thinking u should do another submit for the first design i really liked it alot!! : )

24th and Dune on Jun 4, 2011 at 1:46pm
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This is so simple, it's beautiful! I love the leaf hearts as they are now.

karen boehm custom on Jun 4, 2011 at 2:12pm
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LOVE this--just beautiful!

Melanie Severin on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:34pm
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This is so pretty Kim!

Annie Holmquist on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:42pm
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So pretty!

Kerri Spath on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:54pm
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this is really pretty, I love the changes you made to it. your designs have come so far, great job!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:56pm
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Thank you all for the wonderful comments - you made my day!

Jill Means on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:55pm
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WOW, what a way to start the challenge. so lovely.

hannahcloud DESIGN on Jun 5, 2011 at 5:31am
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the heart/leaf update is great. this whole design is beautiful-- simple yet full of color.

that girl Shelley on Jun 5, 2011 at 8:41am
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I love this design! I love this revision. I love that the hearts look a bit more like leaves. Awesome design!

Smudge Design on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:08pm
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This is simply gorgeous. Love the changes.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 5, 2011 at 1:08pm
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Thank you so much, Jill, Hannah, Shelley and Renee - I really appreciated your comments!

Susie Allen on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:26pm
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So nice and simple! Definitely like all the changes.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:30pm
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Thank you, Susie!

Angela Marzuki on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:15am
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This looks great, I love that shade of green!

Dandy Toaster on Jun 13, 2011 at 9:14pm
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Simple and sweet!

toast events + design on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:56pm
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This is beautiful -- I love seeing its evolution.

Bleu Collar Paperie on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:52am
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simple and lovely, very nice!

chica design on Jun 16, 2011 at 12:59pm
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very pretty

Erin Pescetto on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:51pm
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Can I just throw myself on the bandwagon and say I love this? Well, I do! And I think it's perfect right now.

aticnomar on Jun 19, 2011 at 10:11am
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this is awesome kim..

Ana de Sousa on Jun 27, 2011 at 5:02pm
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Cute! :)

kelli hall on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:12pm
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so sweet

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Jul 1, 2011 at 4:46pm
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Very pretty!

Shari Margolin on Jul 4, 2011 at 2:00pm
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Cute!

Sydney Newsom on Jul 10, 2011 at 1:13pm
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sweet, sweet!

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Dreaming Inspirations on Jun 3, 2011 at 7:45pm
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i think you should submit both designs!! i like the other one too..

campbell and co. on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:17pm
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so sweet, looove!

Bonjour Paper on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:37pm
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This is great k.c ! Very nice design ! Love it !

Sandra Picco Design on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:51pm
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I like this version!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 4, 2011 at 5:17am
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Thank you all for the super nice comments! :-)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 4, 2011 at 7:27am
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And, thanks, again, to Bethany for her suggestion on splitting the card instead of full-bleed - it was a great suggestion and I appreciate it!

Becky Nimoy on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:35am
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i like both as well

Olivia Raufman on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:46am
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Aw, this is so sweet!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 3, 2011 at 7:18pm
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Thank you so much for the feedback and suggestions - I do think this is so much better! Hope you think so, too!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 3, 2011 at 2:18pm
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comments and critiques appreciated!

Bethany Anderson on Jun 3, 2011 at 4:41pm
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I absolutely love those hearts but feel like it might be too close to the baby. What if you cut the card in half and placed the information to the right on a solid background? I love the colors! :)

Sandra Picco Design on Jun 3, 2011 at 5:46pm
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I agree with Bethany about the hearts being too close, but I love the color combo. Nice job!

Dreaming Inspirations on Jun 3, 2011 at 5:47pm
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Love it! i do think the top is close to the baby maybe slightly smaller.. but other than that it is so cute!