Mylo’s Colorful Birth Announcements

Mylo Birth Announcement

Omigosh, these birth announcements are so darling! Minneapolis based designer, Brooke Lunneborg, and her husband Matt created these wonderfully colorful, accordion fold announcements for Mylo, the newest addition to their family.

Accordion Fold Birth Announcement

Inspired by the name “MYLO”, the couple created a four color, four panel announcement that features the letters of the little cutie’s name in playful, rounded type with bold background patterns on one side and two end panels with details about Mylo and a super sweet photo of the little guy on the other. Brooke and Matt wanted to create an announcement that would make people say, “Wow, I’ve never seen an announcement like this,” and I think that they’ve done just that with this memorable design.

Colorful Baby Announcements

Playbill Birth Announcements

Announcements were printed on 80# Finch Cover (uncoated), and typefaces used were Rocko, Router, Little Days.

images from Brooke Lunneborg

Letterpress Cards by Wildhorse Press

Letterpress Cards

I’ve been doing just a leetle bit of shop-stalking since I featured a pre-Stationery Show sneak peek of Wildhorse Press’ line of letterpress goodies back in May, and I’m so excited to see that their online shop is now open! Wildhorse’s lineup of colorful, hand drawn and hand lettered cards are so much fun, and I think it’s a great thing that you can now go forth and pick up some of their awesome cards to add to your stationery stash. Be sure to check out the list of brick and mortar shops that carry their line, too. There might be some Wildhorse Press goodness right in your neighborhood.

Wildhorse Press Cards

images from Wildhorse Press

Weekly Wrap #84 : DIY “Lace” Wrap

Weekly Wrap

Lace Gift Wrap

When I spotted this gift wrap idea from the peeps at Martha Stewart, my first reaction was “ooh, pretty colors”, quickly followed by “what a neat way to use lace”. This wrapping paper is made using scans of real lace on a black backdrop, and the coloring “magic” happens in a graphics program like Photoshop, so you can make the papers in any hue that you’d like. Best part? You don’t actually have to part with any of the precious vintage lace that you’ve been stashing away in order to create a pretty, lace-wrapped gift.

image from Martha Stewart

Star Charts by Brainstorm

These screen printed star charts by Brainstorm are so, so great. The two color, 18″ x 24″ prints show the major constellations in the skies of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and they’re the perfect gift for astronomy buffs with an eye for good design. You know I’m loving the navy and teal color palette, too. – found via French Paper

P. S. Do you have a favorite constellation? I’ve always been partial to Orion and Cassiopeia.

Star Chart Northern Hemisphere

Star Chart Southern Hemisphere

images from Brainstorm