oakes baby announcement featured on oh so beautiful paper

We wanted to create a special birth announcement to welcome Bonnie's baby boy, Preston Oakes Cross, into the world. Our concept took its inspiration from her family farm where she grew up, married, and where Oakes will be baptized this summer.
babyO_1 babyO_2 babyO_3 The property is bounded by a beautiful river which brought to mind the natural world of trees, foliage, deer, canoes, and herons. The announcement is letter-pressed and duplexed with another card printed with all these images. Currier hand painted in watercolor a soft graphic pattern for the envelope liner. The photo was printed on metallic paper to add a crisp note to the overall color palette. And of course Oakes provided his adorable baby face. babyO_4 babyO_6 Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks!
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Sip & See Invitations

We have some new Sip & See invitations up on our Tenn Hens Etsy Shop.
They're 10 for $20 and include these beautiful watercolor pattern envelope liners.
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A Southern tradition, the Sip 'n' See is a chance to coo over the new baby & hug the new momma. These invitations are sold blank so you can fill in the details yourself. Each envelope is lined with the coordinating watercolor pattern. sip-see-pink

These were inspired from pieces of a birth announcement we just wrapped up. We did a mini photoshoot in the barn & will share more details really soon!

over the moon baby announcements

Check out this dreamy little baby. Don't you just want to squeeze him?! Nicole fell in love with the "over the moon" concept so we created a hand drawn illustration and typography to fit the theme. An announcement is all about the baby picture, but it's fun to incorporate a unique design in the mix as well. The cards were letterpressed a deep grey and design kept minimal to let this bambino shine. IMG_6548
The photo was tucked in a glassine envelope and printed on this gorgeous metallic photo paper. These pictures don't begin to do it justice, but in person the effect is unreal. The Johnny Cash stamps Nicole choose to mimic baby John's similar cow lick are the perfect final touch. Welcome to the world John Henry!
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