Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Dutch Connection


I'm very excited today to introduce you to the new Cartolina Baby collection. I have been asked many time to design a range of baby announcements but, up until now, I haven't found a good online fit for Cartolina Baby. So, I was excited to meet Nathalie and Dorien from the Dutch company, Lief Leuk & Eigen. They approached me about designing some cards for them a few months ago and I am happy to tell you, that as of today, they are available online. Now this first dip into the baby industry takes place in Europe and the reason I'm starting there is because I really felt a good connection to the aesthetic at Lief Leuk & Eigen - the bold images and colours are a good fit for Cartolina. In the past I have found that the baby stationery industry thrives in a very cliché world of the palest hues - Cartolina and Lief Leuk & Eigen are about to change that!
The Cartolina Baby collection is available for customization - baby's name and all the exciting details. The cards are super pretty on the inside too with lots of options to personalize right on their very clever website. Nathalie assures me that they have shipped baby announcements all over the world - so don't be shy if your in Canada or the US give them a shout and they can estimate international shipping for you. Lief Leuk & Eigen are at the Negenmaandenbeurs show this week in Amsterdam and would thrilled to say hi if you happen to be attending - I know we have loads of Dutch readers!





18 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful. While I love the covers, the insides are especially amazing. Nicely done.

maria said...

I love them, they are so beautifull!
Hugs
Maria

fancylinda said...

Those are the most beautiful baby announcements I've ever seen!

Julie said...

Beautiful work Fiona!!

lori (aka: marzi) said...

so, so beautiful! and i have a fond affection for that last one for some reason! ;)
amazing job fiona!
-l

khristian a. howell said...

Gosh these are so sweet! Great work! I am LOVING those hot air balloons!

Molly said...

they are just darling, Fiona! Congratulations!

claudia said...

Theses are adorable, Fiona. Very Cartolina... sweet and pretty!

Cate said...

Gosh Fiona they are so, so beautiful and unique. I love how much attention to detail has been put into the inside of the cards too which are equally as beautiful! Wow, love them all.

Linda said...

So beautiful Fiona, I love them all !!!

Layers and Layers said...

Fiona, these are really gorgeous. I am sure they will do extremely well for you. Congrats.

Chelsea Ling said...

lovely

Fiona Cartolina said...

Thank you for all the positive comments everyone. It was great fun designing these. They have really pretty interiors too! I appreciate your comments :-)
Fiona

Natasha said...

Really really lovely!
Natasha xo

andrea littlebighead said...

just wanting to say how much i love your blog! a new favorite blog to watch ;)

Pinecone said...

These are so beautiful. I wish they had been around when I was announcing my babes!!
xo
Ashlyn

andrea of ffft said...

Oh, they are STUNNING! So gorgeous... good choice of names up there too ;)

Loving their site, also... good fit!

Brittany at Home Ground said...

This is so cool! And the site really is perfect for your work. What an exciting new direction! I think I like the design with the row of birds the best. Love their little red chests!

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