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.
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