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– Birth –


Why go for a

Baby Announcement

When, after months of anticipation your little miracle is born, you obviously want to announce this
to the world in a special way.
And nothing is more unique than a one of a kind work of art that tells
your personal story and visualises your new family.
I create a custom made papercut with an exceptional appearance to be used
in your birth announcements.

How does it work?

The process of creating your unique papercut is the same as with all my papercuts. (You can read more about how this works here) The papercut is made according to your wishes, so it will always tell YOUR story or the story of your little family.

After finishing the handcut papercut, this original piece can be used to make the custom birth announcements. I can help you with making the ready-to-print file or even arrange for the cards to be printed as well, as you’re usually pretty busy with different things in that first week (weeks)… 
Many of my clients choose to use either a scan or photograph of the original papercut to edit and make printed cards.
Besides these options, it’s also possible to use the original handcut piece to make lasercut reproductions; this way you’ll get exact cut-out copies to be used as cards. Obviously this technique is a little more costly than the previous one.

With all options, I ship the original papercut to you after finishing, potentially with the printed / lasercut cards, to be used as an extraordinary piece of decoration in the nursery.

What are the cost?

Prices for a handcut papercut depend on the chosen size.
I recommend to have the papercut made 1,5 / 2 times larger than the eventual cards, to create a nice level of detail in the birth announcement card.

If you just need the papercut, not the cards, you can take a look at average prices for custom made papercuts.

To give you an idea of the price for a papercut with printed cards;

For about €450 you will get:

  • 100 folded cards (10 x 15 cm, or 13 x 13 cm. if you prefer a square one)
  • A custom made papercut design on all sides for a 13 x 13 cm folded card. So 2 papercuts of 17 x 34 cm to make the interior and exterior of the card.
  • The papercut will be photographed to create beautiful natural cast shadows
  • Professionally designed into a card according to your wishes regarding colour pallette, font etc.
  • Printed on a luxury paper of your choice
  • High quality envelopes
  • And… The original hand cut papercut piece (which will make a beautiful artpiece for your nursery!)

If you would like a papercut design just on the front of the card, this would be about €355.

Do you already have some ideas for an announcement, don’t hesitate to just contact me to discuss the details and to get a custom quote. I’m here to answer all of your questions!

Keep in mind that prices will vary according to your personal wishes.

When contacting me for a personal price indication, please think about the following: your ideas regarding size of the card, folded or single, where you’d like it to feature a papercut (just the front, full exterior, or the interior as well) and how many cards you’d like.

- Inspired? -

I’d love to hear what you have in mind for your papercut and how
we can work together to make this reality.
Just contact me to request a custom quote and ask all the questions you may have.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!




- Backgroundstories -

Read about the birth of some birth announcements and other client experiences.
What were the parents looking for, what did the final piece look like
and what did they think of the results?