tintner family tree

is it just me, or is there a new baby or expectant family everywhere you turn…strolling downtown, seated at dinner next to you, on facebook/instagram…the list goes on. well we’ve had several friends have new additions to the family, and we’ve doubled our niece/nephew count with 3 new little ones this year! and i know it’s not the same, but we even brought home a new 4 legged baby to our home this summer…


okay, but enough about our dog(s)…back to juliana’s announcements.

my sister asked me to create a birth announcement for juliana that was just as special and fun as maddie’s were (remember these, way way way back when?) since juliana is named after her paternal grandfather, julius, it was fitting to incorporate a family tree. i loved the idea of also tying together the forest animals that i’ve been so fond of for my sister…maddie’s announcements had an owl and her birthday party invites sported the party animals.  so i went to my sketchbook and drew a woodland scene focused around a ‘family tree’ where juliana is cradled on one branch and big sister maddie is swinging from another. doesn’t this remind you of the scene from sleeping beauty where aurora is singing to all her forest friends?



introducing finn!

My nephew, joshua finn was born in may and I had such a blast working on his birth announcements. My sister thought it would be cute to do something marine themed to play off his name, finn (fin, fish, get it)?


So I worked through several options with her and finally fell in love with a school of fish emerging from the edges of the paper thus bringing lots of movement to the whole piece. It’s paired with a simple, but classic bold font to bring complement the dynamic graphic.



The announcements were paired with photographs that my sister shot of her two boys. Christopher (who is 3 1/2 years old) is so sweet to his little brother and loves him so much (most of the time that is). Aren’t they just the cutest? These, along with the announcement were placed in a light gray envelope and, stamped with with a custom rubber stamp, and shipped off to all their family + friends.

Quint’s announcements

We just finished pressing baby Quint’s hippo announcements this afternoon. It was a little tricky to ink such a large graphic but with a few adjustments, the cards turned out just perfectly!

Hope you love them, Shelley and Eric!

introducing Maddie

My adorable little niece, Maddie, was born in August and these announcements compliment her owl themed nursery. My sister included a few photos from Maddie’s first photoshoot to send to family and friends.

Cards are A6 flat, two-color printed on 220lb Crane Lettra cotton paper.