birth announcements - Boy Blue

Tags: birth announcements, boy, blue, monogram, baby

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  • Minted Dec 4, 2015
  • 29 Comments made
  • 1553 Votes cast

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This retro one photo birth announcement features a simple layout.


birth announcements, boy, blue, monogram, baby

colors shown:

blue, white


grand Hotel, Arvil

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Birth Announcement

submitted on:

Dec 30 2015

Edited on:

Jan 14 2016

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final average score: 2.35
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birth announcements - Boy Blue by Designerly


Designerly on Jan 14, 2016 at 9:52am
  • Minted Dec 4, 2015
  • 29 Comments made
  • 1553 Votes cast

I edited the design. Does this seem better?


Version 1 - submitted on Dec 30 2015 - hide

Mansi on Jan 1, 2016 at 7:21pm
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1851 Comments made
  • 8581 Votes cast

I don't mind simplicity. It makes the photo stand out... But, I am curious to know how it would look if you put the monogram from the top to the left of the name. Just a thought, if you want t o try.

Melissa Casey on Jan 3, 2016 at 9:31am
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 57 Awards
  • 2756 Comments made
  • 28611 Votes cast

I love the shadow on the boxes! I think I might try to increase the spacing between the letters in the bottom box. For the top box, I agree with the previous comment to maybe try to left justify. I also would be curious to see what the monogram would look like with the E and W slightly smaller or maybe in the same font as the bottom text for comparison. The design works well with the photo!

Brady Dolan on Jan 5, 2016 at 6:38am
Brady Dolan
  • Minted Jan 30, 2012
  • 7 Comments made
  • 100 Votes cast

Simplicity is key - I think the design layout is nice but I might change the font of the Initials at the top ;)

Salina Mack on Jan 12, 2016 at 12:36am
Salina Mack
  • Minted Oct 13, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 450 Comments made
  • 6038 Votes cast

Not at all too simple. It's quite delightful, actually. I like the hashmark shadowing. I would suggest a less condensed/narrow font, especially for the baby stats.

Kanika Mathur on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:51am
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
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Such a sweet design! Do not think it's too simple. You could try to left align the monogram. That way the monogram would be on the left and the name would be on the right and look balanced. Hope this helps.

Rachel Kennison on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:13pm
Rachel Kennison
  • Minted Dec 10, 2015
  • 78 Comments made
  • 2042 Votes cast

It's simple but I like it. The placement of the text boxes is really interesting and contemporary, but the soft blue and the text choices makes it inviting, not cold. Nice!