At long last, Isla’s birth announcements have been sent! I am so relieved to have completed this major project – one which started well before she was born! I did the calligraphy on all 100 envelopes prior to her birth (thank goodness!), cut the envelope liners using this Rifle Paper Co. wrapping paper, stamped our return address using a custom stamp from Angelique Ink, and created the design for the announcement (which was printed by Czar Press). When Isla arrived, all I had left to do was update the design with the appropriate information, get it printed, have Isla’s photos taken by Taylor Lord and printed locally, add the photos to the glassine bags, punch holes, tie bows, and voila – done. Whew. Yes, I am exhausted, but so happy to have finished my second big project (first being Sasha’s graduation announcements). Baby number two will likely have an e-card (ha!).
Duplex announcement card printing by Czar Press
Ribbon and kraft envelopes from Paper Source
Wildflower Liner from Rifle Paper Co.
Isla photo by Taylor Lord
Custom return stamp from Angelique Ink
Dr. Martin’s Pen White calligraphy ink from Paper and Ink Arts
Glassine bags from JenStampz
Calligraphy and photos by me