New Etsy Birth Announcements – “Pen & Ink”

Pen & Ink is a fun textural design series that I have created from simple shape illustrations and line art doodles. It’s been fun to play and tweak the pattern, to add color here and there to see what emerges. I have a couple more designs up my sleeve for this series, but I want to give you a sampling of what’s available now in my shop.

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And I created a holiday card version too.

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Custom Birth Story Keepsake Print

I wanted a keepsake print for my own kids. The print I imagined needed to be more of a narrative and not just a list of the facts. However beautiful I think their birth announcements are—I may be a little biased since I designed and loved each of them respectively for different sentimental reasons—the print I was thinking of needed to tell the story of their birth day!

This fresh & botanical keepsake print emerged from the beautiful design details of my Flora & Fauna collection of designs, and is the perfect way to capture a child’s unique birthday story. It’s great as a keepsake for your child or as a gift for a child in your life. Isn’t it just so pretty?!

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Each little one’s birth details are nestled within hand-drawn floral elements, loosely inspired by the timeless design of vintage cigar labels, all in varying color palettes representative of the four seasons of the year (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), see below.

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This keepsake print coordinates beautifully with the Flora & Fauna Birth Announcement sets sold in my shop.

This card speaks volumes … record the time, type of day & season, and actual date your child was born; whether a doctor or midwife delivered your child & placed him or her in your arms; your baby’s weight and gender; how early, on time or late they arrived, and how long it took for your baby to be born once admitted to the hospital or birthing center; and most importantly what you chose to name your beautiful baby. Designed using subtle “letterpress-style” elements, this keepsake print is a wonderful blend of vintage and modern. Friends and family will lend you compliments on this announcement, and may even ask to purchase a print of their own to frame and hang on their wall!

The felt finish paper compliments the design and was hand-selected by me for its unique look and tactile feel of fine handmade paper. Its acid free, warm white color and thickness lend a premium quality to each print. Digitally printed with archival quality inks, you’ll be able to treasure this print for years to come.

It’s the perfect addition a child’s room decor. Use this print to share your child’s birth story with them, and watch them beam with pride as they delight in how they entered the world. Let your kiddos feel special and honored as they grow.

Spoonflower Fabric: Fabric Lined Bookshelves

Here is a recent project from a lovely lady named, Whitney K. in MD, who purchased my Medallions in Mushroom fabric to spruce up a hand-me-down bookcase. She painted the bookcase and added the fabric as a fun graphic element to the back of the shelves. Thanks for sharing this project with me Whitney!

Bookshelf Makeover using KatPhillipsDesigns Fabric

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Flora & Fauna Birth Annoucement – Design #1

Meet my newest birth announcement design from the oh-so-lovely Flora & Fauna Collection:

Ain’t she pretty? I really enjoyed working on this design. Fresh & botanical. The new babe’s information is nestled within hand-drawn floral elements, loosely inspired by the timeless design of vintage cigar labels, all in a soft feminine color palette. This is the first design to debut in the “Flora & Fauna Collection.” The boy version is so fun, and the two additional designs for the “Fauna” side of this collection are on the horizon.

Check my Etsy store to see all my designs.