birth announcements - Scripted Welcome

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Kelly Schmidt
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A minimal calligraphic birth announcement

tags:

birth announcements, calligraphy, lettering, typography, birth, birth announcement, baby, name, welcome, photo, kelly schmidt

colors shown:

white, gold, black

fonts:

Mrs Eaves

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Birth Announcement

submitted on:

Jan 06 2016

Edited on:

Jan 19 2016

average score:

3.19

comments:

2

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birth announcements - Scripted Welcome by Kelly Schmidt

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Kelly Schmidt on Jan 20, 2016 at 4:45pm
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
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  • 5894 Votes cast

For those who liked the gold flecks with the name in script, I have a separate submission at this link: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/508888

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Melissa Casey on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:15am
Melissa Casey
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I prefer the simplicity and openness of the photo in B. It's a simple, but elegant design, so I think the b photo best conveys that.

Keen Peachy on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:28am
Keen Peachy
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b for me!

Belia Simm on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:32am
Belia Simm
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Lovely work...going with B, simple and elegant.

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Kelly Schmidt on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:39pm
Kelly Schmidt
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Thank you for all your feedback so far! Based on some comments I decided to separate out the gold flecks into a separate entry. Now polling for photo on this one. Thank you! :)

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Version 2 (poll) - submitted on Jan 06 2016 - hide

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:10pm
Kelly Schmidt
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Trying to decide if it's better to have the name or "welcome". And also whether to keep it minimal or add some gold details. Thank you!

Kanika Mathur on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:03am
Kanika Mathur
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I like D the most with the gold touches! I think having the name is more unique than 'welcome'. Option A would be my second choice.

Gwen Bedat on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:29am
Gwen Bedat
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I picked A. I love the way your fonts work together, so I don't think you need to add any more elements like in D. I also love the unity of your design with the black fonts. And I think for parents it might be more appealing to see their baby's name in this lovely bold font like you did in A.

Nazia Hyder on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:04am
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Screaming D! Stunning!

Carolyn Nicks on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:12am
Carolyn Nicks
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I absolutely love the simplicity of A!

Chris Griffith on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:39am
Chris Griffith
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Kelly, I like them all. B is my favorite as I like the welcome in gold.

Laura Rodil on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:54am
Laura Rodil
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Have you tried the Welcome in foil on D?

Amy Payne on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:24pm
Amy Payne
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A for me!

Simona Camp on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:09pm
Simona Camp
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They are all great! But I just LOVE the simplicity in a. Would also like to see with the photo centered horizontally.

Ella Weaver on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:51pm
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I'm torn. I think I like A. Could D be a separate design?

Kampai Designs on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:43pm
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Love the use of foil in D.

Melissa Casey on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:33pm
Melissa Casey
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Do for me! The gold touches not only add interest, but enhance the overall feeling of movement in the design evident in the script. Only thing I'd suggest is maybe trying a color or a medium grey for the name as the black just seems to stark for a baby name.

Annie Holmquist on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:35am
Annie Holmquist
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They are all beautiful but I like the simplicity of A.

Katherine Roberts on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:14pm
Katherine Roberts
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Option D for sure! If I were buying it for my child I would want the name to be featured. The gold flecks also add a nice touch.

Annie Montgomery on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:24pm
Annie Montgomery
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Gorgeous! I chose D because I think it'l pop for you in voting ;)

Jennifer Postorino on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:17pm
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i'm going with D but A was a close second :)

Sam Dubeau on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:51am
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I like the options where the name is in larger text size. Really nice!

Maria Hilas Louie on Jan 11, 2016 at 10:42pm
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I chose C. I think the idea of having a name in the art font is a fun idea, but I think it won't work for many names. With the word 'welcome' you know it will look great no matter how long or short the name is. And I prefer bold black over gold for this one.

chocomocacino on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:32am
chocomocacino
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D all the way! I love the splatter

Alyssa Jamal on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:38am
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C!

Mansi on Jan 13, 2016 at 11:40am
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I voted for B! But, I think you can submit them as 2 separate designs. One with the name and the dots, and one with the welcome and no dots! Beautiful work :)

Lisa Cersovsky on Jan 14, 2016 at 1:30pm
Lisa Cersovsky
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Love A!

lena barakat on Jan 14, 2016 at 6:57pm
lena barakat
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Love the elegance in A!

Frooted Design on Jan 18, 2016 at 5:24pm
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D - i like how the name really pops, and I think the foil provides a nice balance for the extra white space on the left. beautiful!

Salina Mack on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:37pm
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I chose D, mainly for the foil element design. It was not as easy to decipher the baby's name in this layout compared to "Welcome". I would use the layout with Welcome under the the photo with the gold elements. I hope this makes sense.

Version 1 - submitted on Jan 06 2016 - no comments