I wanted to find a fresh and simple (read: Modern Cottage) approach to our new little one's birth announcements and thank you notes. I couldn't find anything ready-made that I liked... I thought monogrammed cards would be cute, but I didn't care for any of the ones I saw - wrong colors and fonts and such. Instead, I simply chose some blank cards and envelopes in the colors of my liking and stamped an initial myself. Since our nursery colors and fabrics are menswear-inspired (charcoal greys, crisp whites, chambray, and textural grey-brown tones) with little hits of green, I chose ink in the color "lettuce" to go atop bright white cards. The envelopes are the perfect cementy-khaki color. The classic monogram stamp on the front looks sweet and simple, just what I was going for.
We also got some white ink to use on the gravel colored envelopes for the birth announcements (still in progress... also homemade!). It's fun and unexpected to see the little stamp on the backside of the envelope.
All of the materials were purchased at Paper Source which I adore. An easy way to get a custom, understated look for almost any occasion!