Archer’s Birth Announcement & Giveaway

archer-birth2archer-brith3Just a little baby love for your Thursday morning… I wanted to share what I did for sweet Archer’s birth announcements. I designed the cards around the photos we had taken with katherine and luke and with so many adorable ones, I couldn’t narrow it down to just one card so, of course, I made three! :)

I then had Artifact Uprising print the cards, using their “design your own” option. The cards were printed front and back so that each one had a full photo on one side, and then a photo with the type, his name, birth date, and info on the other. Going through AU made it easy because I didn’t have to pick out the paper, size, or envelopes (faced with too many choices while trying to navigate the first days of mommyhood and I probably wouldn’t have gotten them together). The cardstock they use has a beautiful feel and the kraft envelopes were perfect, easy peasy.

archer birth announcement with artifact uprising // sarah sherman samuelarcher birth announcement with artifact uprising // sarah sherman samuelI may or may not have designed these in my sleep, so when they arrived at our doorstep it was like Christmas morning with the cutest presents inside. That top one is definitely a framer.

archer lee fox // birth announcementAwe… my sweet pumpkin. I’m so happy we were able to get these together and I’d like to pass that on to you guys with a little giveaway. Just leave a comment below for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Artifact Uprising so you can get your special something printed.

Entries must be posted by Tuesday, May 26th. One winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!

P.S. Get 10% off with the Smitten Studio readers code AUSS10


  • Janelle

    These birth announcements are PRECIOUS! Love the way they turned out and the print quality looks amazing.

  • Colleen N

    Awwwe! I just love your design and those photos are gorgeous. You and you’re family are beautiful. So sweet and I do love Artifact Uprising!

  • Beautiful photos!

  • How lovely! I’m due end of June so this would most certainly be put to good use soon.

  • Chelcey

    What a sweet little boy! I adore your announcements, so creative and crisp! I’ve been hearing so much about Artifact Uprising, and am headed over to their site now to check them out!

  • Claire

    these are so beautiful! I still need to do them for my little girl born in March, is it too late?! ;)

  • weee! super like! congratulations!

  • Courtney

    What gorgeous cards (and a gorgeous baby)! I’m due around Thanksgiving – I would love to do photos and announcements like this when ours is born!

  • Chelsie

    Nice and simple and stylish. The results from Artifact Uprising look fabulous.

  • Elisabeth

    What a sweet baby boy! And such beautiful announcement cards to show him off!

  • Svetlana

    So beautiful. I love the way the flowers and leaves are arranged in the first photo. Very sweet!

  • Love the card + design. Looking forward to using AU for our birth announcements too :)

  • Anna Moeller

    I’m due next Tuesday and would love to create my own sweet announcement using Artifact Uprising!

  • Ginger Arguello

    He’s adorable and your announcements beautiful.

  • Beautiful announcement! I especially love that very top photo. :)

  • Alex Grant

    I’m a big fan artifact uprising. I used them for Mother’s Day gifts this year and they turned out lovely.

  • Lovely cards!

  • The cutest!!!! Congratulations :)

  • chelsey

    so beautiful, i love artifact uprising!

  • Lovely baby, lovely cards. Congrats!

  • Lyndsey

    too sweet :)

  • Carrie

    these are perfect, like everything you do! i have been using AU to make photo books for my kids every year on their birthday. love, love their products!

  • annaliese

    What a cute little baby you have!

  • Winnie Black

    Love that announcement!! I love artifact uprising!! I’m actually in the process of making a photobook for my fiancé for our anniversary, so that $100 gift card would help me get the hardback book!!

  • What a wonderful announcement! Love them!

  • Incredible design! Would love to use Artifact Uprising for our August announcements, swoon!

  • these are incredible! i have a baby due fall and would love to order an announcement through them! :)

  • Yay! So sweet :) This gives me inspiration for my upcoming baby announcements!

  • Bethany Sadoian

    What beautiful birth announcements. Our little guy Samson will be arriving in July and sounds like AU card options are perfect for sleepy first time Mom’s!

  • Great day to be born because it’s my birthday too!

  • So beautiful! You have such great style.

  • Nicole

    Aww, how adorable are those photos!

  • Aw, these turned out so beautifully!

  • Bailey Renz

    These birth announcements are just adorable I hope when I have my baby in September mine turn out this great!

  • allison

    so lovely!!

  • Your announcements came out beautifully! Thank you for this opportunity, I love Artifact Uprising!

  • Oh I would totally love this! Thank you :)

  • caitlyn

    very sweet.

  • So simple and beautiful.

  • Thanh D

    You all make such a lovely looking family! Congrats and welcome to Motherhood!

  • Rebekah

    Well he is adorable! The cards look beautiful.

  • I love these! Thanks so much for introducing me to Artifact Uprising!

  • Sarah

    Perfect timing for our baby boy due on Sunday!

  • Claudia

    Wow, beautiful pictures!

  • these birth announcements turned out so beautifully!

  • So cute! Would love to win!

  • Emily

    I must say, receiving Archer’s announcement in the mail brought a huge smile to face! I l loved the paper… and printing was wonderful. Now I know where you had them done… perfect :) I’ll have to check out AU XO

  • Jacqueline M

    Would love to win this giveaway! My baby boy is due this July!

  • He is SO adorable – and great design on the announcements!

  • I’m kicking myself still for not getting professional photos taken of my babe, I took some myself, they’re great but not GREAT, you know? I would love to win this giveaway, I’d finally get to printing out the photos I did take, and frame them!

  • PS these are stunning! You’re so, so good.

  • Erica

    Love your aesthetic! The announcements are gorgeous!

  • Super cute birth announcements! Thanks to you, I think I’ve finally found where I’ll print my wedding photos (after nearly four years).

  • Laura McG

    Sweet life.

  • love the cards….they are so adorable!

  • Tierney

    These are all just wonderful.. It’s going to be a challenge to pick which ones are framers!! I forsee that being an ongoing issue ;)

  • He’s so precious! Would love to send out engagement announcement!

  • You and Artifact Uprising are wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  • Amanda

    He is beautiful! And has my birthday…2.26!

  • So beautiful! I never knew AU did cards!

  • Beautiful cards! What an adorable baby! <3 <3 <3

  • Barret

    these are stunning – and a breath of fresh air from the cliche stuff that is becoming the norm. appreciate the chance to win!!! already plotting out what i will send…is it too late to send a birth announcement when your little one turns two soon? oops.

  • Please oh please! I would love this!

  • Carin

    Would love this!

  • Christina

    he is just the cutest! these turned out amazing.

  • Miranda

    I love artifact uprising! And the cards you made for Archer’s birth announcement are BEAUTIFUL!

  • Such sweet announcements! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

  • Wow! Your announcements look so lovely. Just perfect! What a fun giveaway! xo

  • Kelli

    I love AU! Such beautiful announcements.

  • Congrats! He is adorable and the cards are so cute!

  • Caroline

    These cards are the sweetest!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Absolutely beautiful…and I also love their photobooks!

  • beautiful photos…absolutely love AU!

  • He’s beautiful, Sarah…with announcements to match. Sweet boy…

  • Lovely announcement! Leaves me feeling creative and inspired! AU makes such wonderful keepsakes. This would be perfect for our little nugget due in July!!

  • These are so beautiful! What a stunner of a boy.

  • He’s so sweet! And I love Artifact Uprising. Great giveaway.

  • What you designed is beautiful – baby & announcements! ;-)

  • Super cute! Perfect for when my little is born next month!

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  • You are super talented. The cards are perfect and that baby boy is a doll. Great work.

  • Karen

    Everything is adorable! And AU is awesome.

  • Lisa Vinograd

    Beautiful sweet family with absolutely PERFECT announcements! & you even wore the swan skirt!m ;) LOVE!

  • beautiful!

  • Amanda

    These are beautiful! I am in the process of designing our Baby Celebration invitations and you shared this site at the perfect time! Thank you!

  • Denise

    Sweet sweet baby!

  • Lauren P.

    Oh my goodness – these are GORGEOUS. What a photogenic baby you have as well :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Such adorable photos, and I love the font! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • love artifact uprising and love love love your design! such an adorable little dude.

  • Ahhhh precious baby! Love his name. Sweet cards.

  • Heather Carey

    What a handsome little boy and beautiful cards! Congratulations on the birth of Archer Lee Fox, y’all look truly, blissfully happy! Thanks for the chance to win! (If chosen, I would love to use this GC toward my wedding invites, getting married in August! WOOHOO!!)

  • These look amazing, and your photographer did such a beautiful job!
    I like that you mentioned the quality of the paper these things come printed on. It’s so hard to order online without being sure what you’re going to get in the mail. It’s very impressive that the paper weight makes these announcements framable.
    Congratulations to your lovely family!

  • Lillian

    Beautiful cards, beautiful baby!

  • So sweet!! What beautiful designs…And thanks for the chance to win! xo

  • I echo what Emily said (above), very nice announcements!

  • Lauren B

    Artifact Uprising always kills it! These look awesome.

  • Heather S

    Gorgeous announcements! And I la la LOVE Artifact Uprising! Thanks for the chance to win.


  • Such lovely birth announcements! The watercolored type of his name is particularly nice. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Well done!! They are absolutely dreamy :)

  • Megan

    This is too sweet. We love Artifact Uprising!

  • Lauren

    What a beautiful announcement!

  • We love AU to curate our photos every year! I can’t wait to eventually one day use them for a birth announcement. Simple + beautiful.

  • Erika

    Sigh. Nothing better than a beautiful baby announcement. We still keep our son’s on the fridge! Ahem, and he’ll be four in July. Heh.

  • Lesley Palmer

    My niece had her son, Wes, 7 weeks early with a not so easy birth. If I win your giveaway I would pass it on to her. I would have her look at your most adorable card first and then tell her to be creative.

  • Jimmy Robeson

    These turned out great! I would love to use the $100 to print pictures of my family! Thanks

  • Awww, those are terribly precious! I never did birth announcements for our Henry and looking at yours makes me wish I did. Getting family photos in print is always a plus!

  • Gorgeous baby and birth announcement! Would love to try UA!

  • Katie

    I’m loving these beautiful birth announcements!

  • Holly

    they look so good! congrats! due in a couple months and would love to do something similar

  • Thanks for the giveaway. The announcements are lovely.

  • nicole

    i love artifact uprising! these announcements are so sweet. our little boy was born on feb. 18th and i’ve wanted to send out birth announcements but have not gotten the chance. better late than never i suppose! :)

    crossing my fingers! :)

    and congrats on your little one. it’s pretty amazing.

  • Beautiful cards!

  • beautiful as always Sarah! what a special way to celebrate your sweet boy! congrats mama!

  • s.montgomery

    These turned out so sweet! I would love to see some of my favorite pics in print!!

  • These announcements are so gorgeous! Love your designs so much!

  • Krissie

    What a beautiful baby! I’ve seen some of the work Artifact Uprising does and I would be VERY excited to win a chance to have some prints done for myself of my family! Thank you!

  • Congrats what a beautiful little boy!

  • He is so sweet. congratulations! And thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Kelly

    Beautiful pics of Archer. I’ve been planning on using AU to create a wedding album (or two).

  • Kimberley

    would love to make some paper goodies with Artifaxt Uprising!

  • Molly

    Congratulations! The announcements are beautiful. I don’t think I would be able to pick just one picture out of all of those either. :)

  • Anne Marie

    Gorgeous! Such a lovely baby and family, too!!

  • Molly

    The cutest!! Love this idea.

  • Christine

    Fun! Did you do the brush work yourself? So pretty.

  • Elizabeth

    Loving this! Great job- love the leaves picture especially. Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Gemma

    Congratulations guys, loving the pics and the typography, stunning as per usual! x

  • Your announcements are beautiful! I love the look of artifact uprising’s products.

  • coral

    so beautiful! I got a couple of artifact uprising cards at christmas and they are really nice quality!

  • Jessica mcfarlin

    I love it! Archer that is a cool name

  • Kerily

    Awesome cards. Love the font/brush work!

  • Carmela Cerdena

    Love your birth announcement. So crisp & minamilistic. If chosen, I would use the Artifact Uprising win for my son’s birth announcement :)

  • Courtney

    Adore those announcements!

  • Becca Osborne

    Beautiful birth announcements. Thank you for sharing. My little one was born on February as well!!

  • I love, love your announcements, how creative! Artifact Uprising always does such an amazing job. :)

  • So beautiful! Would love to print some stuff for Father’s Day!

  • Congrats! These are beautiful cards!

  • These are so lovely! What a sweet boy you have.
    Thank you for turning me onto Artifact Uprising.

  • Ariana

    Baby coming soon! Would love to make some.

  • Love these baby announcements! Just recently had my first child and am planning out some birth announcements myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • sophia

    Wow! These are super adorable. So is your baby!

  • I realize I’m not in time for the giveaway, but just had to comment on how much I love these birth announcements! They are really gorgeous. I’m just over two months into first time Mommy-hood (also a little boy!) and am hoping to get ours out sooner rather than later.

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