Alea iacta est.The dice has been cast, Martijn is born!
Mama and Papa love playing the boardgame Dixit and wanted to tell their own fairytale with the birthannouncement for their little boy. They met us at FACTS, where we briefly discussed the card. Later on, they dropped by at our house to look at the different styles of illustrations and to finalize the concept: a magical garden. The atmosphere of the card was inspired by the Dixit illustrations. The main characterhad to be gender neutral because Mama and Papa wanted to be surprised when their little one was born: we didn't know wether it was going to be a boy or a girl, how very exciting! They have a wonderfull veggie garden and beautifull chickens, so they were included in the design.
They chose a double US postal format, which allowed us to play with the landscape on the front and back of the card. You can see little Martijn blow bubbles followed by his chicken-buddies. In the magical garden a game-board inspired brick leads you to a magic beanstalk in the distance. On the inside a smaller illustration and text were added. Mama and Papa also ordered round stickers for the 'suikerbonen' and the bubble-bottles. When Martijn decided to be born on the 15th of july, Papa sent us a message with the final details. The files were sent to the printingcompany. A few days later Mama & Papa recieved the cards so they could notify friends and family!
We wish Martijn and his parents a magical time growing up with lots and lots of boardgame fun!
Seppe is born! And he's got a beautiful card to announce the news to the world. Mama and Papa wanted to include Big Brother in the card, and they came across an illustrations in our gallery that suited it perfectly: a papa-robot with his son on a see-saw. They decided they wanted a customised version of the illustration with Big Brother and little Seppe on the see-saw. Big Brothers favourite colour red was to be included in the robot-design, and little Seppe was going to be in yellow and green. On the back of the card little Seppe is playing with a/in a toy-train with a trumpet as a little personal detail on the side.
Mama and Papa also wanted some stickers for the baby-shower treats/suikerbonen. They chose a detail from the main illustration. We sent the file to the printers a few weeks before the due date, to make sure that Papa and Mama could start stickering in preparation for the arrival of their little one. For the baby shower-invitations they ordered an extra little A7 card with details from the main card.
The birth announcement card itself was designed in a single square format and ended up looking really cool for a cool little boy. The files were ready to be sent off on the big day and when we got a text from Papa to let us know Seppe had decided to join them, we finalised the file with the last details and sent it off to the printers. The next day (thanks to the exceptional timing of Seppe!) Papa could pick up the cards and send them off to friends and family.
Congrats to Mama, Papa and Big Brother! We can't wait to meet little Seppe in his first robot-cosplay at one of the Comic Cons ;).
Congratulations to the parents of Tibo! On the 10th of march we got a message from Papa that their little one was born, a little early but happy and healthy :) Mama & Papa contacted us a few months earlier: they discovered an illustration with a dragon and a pram on our website which would be perfect for their birth announcement card. They visited for an intake where we discovered that they both love Efteling, the World of Wonder with a passion. Because Tibo will no doubt be visiting Efteling a lot, we decided to go for a fieldtrip to Efteling (for research purposes ;) and we incorporated some Efteling-inspired lights into the design of the card.
Mama sent a picture of their Pet-cat, who joined the dragon on the front of the card. Mama & Papa also ordered stickers with little TIBO on it, 2 A2 posters with the main illustration for the godparents to enjoy and a little A7 baby shower invitation card with the same illustrations … on the 10th of march everything was sent to the printers and picked up by Papa a few days later so they could announce the wonderfull news to friends and family.
We really enjoyed working on this project, especially the fieldtrip :) and hope that Tibo will get to enjoy his first trip to Efteling very soon!
Congratulations to the parents of Katrien! We got a message during Comic Con Brussels this weekend that their little girl was born!
Mama and Papa had already bought an illustration from 4MINIgeeks for the children's room: a little girl and her dragonfriend looking at the moon from a tree branch. For the birth announcement of their little princess, they wanted to continue the story. For the front of the card the little girl and dragon had turned around to look towards the viewer and on the back of the card both of them are flying away.
Sketches were sent back and forward. The original concept had a RPG-card lay-out, but Mama & Papa decided they wanted the illustration to take up the whole front of the card. On the back of the card we added their two pet-cats. Mama & Papa also ordered boxes filled with treats/suikerbonen to celebrate the birth of little Kartrien. The boxes and the original painting were picked up a few weeks before the due date and then the waiting game began! Hopefully little Katrien has wonderfull dreams under the watchfull eye of her dragon friend.
because you can't start early enough