24 Apr
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minted birth announcements baby girlI’m excited to share with you the announcement we chose to announce our Caroline’s birth! I personalized the Woodland Awakening Owl designs by Griffinbell Studio. See below for the story behind this talented designer and her studio. I fell in love with every last dainty detail. Perfect for our dainty baby girl!

Our very thoughtful friends at Minted.com sent us these gorgeous announcements without a detail missing as a congratulatory gift to welcome Caroline to the world. We are grateful to them for their support, kindness and generosity!

*They are also giving all of you an exclusive offer – which is at the bottom of this post.minted extra detailsI’ve been creating beautiful invitations with Minted.com since 2009. My bridal shower invitations were from Minted too.

Minted.com was also the very first affiliate program I joined and the relationship continues to grow each year. It’s a wonderful company to work with!

Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers with an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods.

Our designs come from designers from all over the world who have come to enter and win our design challenges. Our users, fans, and friends come and pick the winners. Minted designers don’t just get the thrill of a win, they win a cash prize and on-going royalties for sales of their work. They enter, the people vote, and we mint them. When you see the Design Challenge Winner badge, that means this design won a challenge to get into the Minted Collection.


This is the inside of the shipping box our announcements came in. How cool is that?minted independent designers

As I mentioned above, our beautiful announcements were designed by Griffinbell Studio and also a Design Challenge Winner. Griffinbell Studio has received 79 awards!

Griffinbell Studio is named for my two children, Griffin and Bella. I am a part-time stationery designer, part-time freelance graphic designer, part-time fitness instructor, and full-time mom. I draw inspiration from everything around me which translates into an eclectic style of graphics. Good design should spark an emotional response. Whether I’m working on a wedding invitation or birth announcement, I try to infuse every piece with a sense of joy.

minted birth announcementsThis was my first time using envelope liners from Minted. They are a little time consuming, but very easy to assemble and they really do add an extra special touch to your mailing!minted birth announcements envelope liners

Designer Comments:

This birth announcement was inspired by the whimsical hand-painted toy blocks in the latest movie version of Anna Karenina. A distressed finish gives the illustration a time-loved appearance.

minted birth announcements baby girlI went with the folded card measuring 5 inches by 7. I included a picture of our family on the inside with Psalm 127:3 and I could not be happier with the finished product! It could not be more perfect for us.minted birth announcements for familyExclusive Offer with Code: ATNINA10 to enjoy 10% off and free shipping on Minted.com 4/24-5/5!

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  • http://deliciousmargaritablog.blogspot.com/ Miss Margarita

    so cute!!

  • http://twitter.com/rnoelhaney Rachel

    Nina, they are beautiful! I love them!

  • meredith tichenor

    they are just perfect Nina!!

  • http://twitter.com/Mama_Dish Heather E

    Beautiful announcement!

  • lili

    so so beautiful! i used them this past christmas & was beyond pleased!