A Bundle of Bébé Cards for the Bundle of Joy

Amanda is having a baby!

Amanda is a dear sweet friend of mine who is the brilliant and very talented lady behind the two lovely blogs, I Am Baker and I Am Mommy. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy her blogs well, you really must. She’s witty, talented, charming and as sweet as the goodies she makes…did I already say talented?

Amanda and I are part of a fabulous group of ladies that I like to think of as a “sisterhood of blogging gaggle.” And like all good sisterhoods do, we are throwing Amanda a surprise (virtual) baby shower today!

Surprise Amanda!

So I do believe that this Mommy-To-Be (and for a fourth time) deserves a party, don’t you?

Um….yep. I’m telling you this lady is amazing…

Heck, I have a hard time juggling my 2 kids, 1 blog and venti Starbucks from day to day…

So without further adieu, let’s get this party started!

I’ve decided to shower the mommy-to-be with bundle of handmade baby cards. Some of you may already know that back in my other life (before my blog), I had my own business designing and making handmade greeting cards. Since resurrecting my old boxes and boxes of cards while sharing my no-bake cupcakes a couple of weeks ago, the card-making bug has bitten me again. Baby cards were the very reason that I started making cards to begin with. So I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to get to work making sweet little baby cards for Amanda to enjoy and to share how easy it can be!

I’ll show you how to make a dinosaur pull toy. Here’s what you’ll need:

Some soft baby blue chenille, satin ribbon, sparkle glue, bakers twine…

…and some buttons.

I just adore buttons don’t you? I love getting lost in a box of buttons and all of their untold stories of past adornments, future possibilities and individual personalities.

I know I’m talking about buttons but they really do have a story to tell if you just listen.

Next you’ll want to make a dinosaur template out of card stock. It’s so much easier to trace a template that’s already been made and finessed.

Trace the cute little dinosaur then cut him out.

Next, attach the dino, two buttons (for wheels) and a small piece of baker’s twine with some glue (or a hot glue gun) and let dry.

Squeeze the sparkle glue along the bottom edge and you’ve got yourself a darling little dino pull toy!

(Ignore the fact that I forgot to add the little blue satin bow).

I decided to make Amanda a bundle of three different pull toys,

a little sail boat, blue booties and a striped onesie.

The finishing touch?  A pretty little gauze bag!

Handmade cards are a precious way to welcome any little of bundle of joy into the world! They can be used as thank you notes or put in a frame to adorn the the baby’s nursery.

How cute is that?

And just in case you haven’t figured it out…

Wishing Amanda and her precious little family many peaceful nights, an abundance of  joyful days and a lifetime of blessings!

With love,

– Wenderly

The Baby shower continues with all of the other bloggers hosting Amanda’s Baby Shower:

Drinks

Add a Pinch – i am baby Shower Punch
TidyMom  – Ducky Bath Blue Punch

Savory Bites

Dine and Dish – Stuffed Mushrooms
GoodLife Eats – Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
My Baking Addiction – Crab Rangoons
Simple Bites – Spring Crudité, Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dip

Desserts

A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – {i am baby} cakes
Bake at 350 – Baby on Board Cookies
Bakers Royale – Baby Shower Cupcakes
Bluebonnets and Brownies – Mini Fruit Pizzas
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Butter Mints
Food for My Family – Baby Shower Macarons
Gourmande in the Kitchen – Chocolate Blueberry Truffles
My Kitchen Addiction – Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
She Wears Many Hats – “B” is for Boy – Itty Bitty Baby Cupcakes
Smith Bites – Strawberries with Brown Sugar Dip
What’s Cooking with Kids – Hamentashen cookies

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38 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    These are just too precious!! I love all of your cards, but these are extra special.

    Happy Baby Shower, Amanda!

  2. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Those are some seriously cute cards. I love the fact that they are super cute, yet simple. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    These are just about the cutest cards I think I’ve ever seen. Wonderful Wenderly :)

  4. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Those are absolutely precious, Wendy!

  5. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    You’re so clever! These are TOO cute! Wish I could make things like this.

  6. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    I am so glad you stuck with your decision to do cards for the shower…these are just GORGEOUS!! You are a very talented lady. Thanks so much for participating in the shower, I know Amanda appreciated it and I’m glad to call you a friend. :)

  7. TidyMom
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Wendy these are seriously sweet and precious!!!

  8. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    WENDY!!! These are gorgeous!! Like, I cant even find the right words o describe gorgeous!! Oh my word… I have NEVER seen such beautiful cards!!!! You are SO talented… and KIND and talented!!! Wendy. Seriously. WOW!!!!

    Thank you a million times over for the beautiful words you have written, and for sharing your amazing talent and grace and joy! Just wow. LOVING these stunning cards!!!

    LOVE YOU!
    Amanda

  9. Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    These are beyond precious, Wendy! All of your cards are beautiful, but these are just so, so, so special!

  10. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Oh my GOSH!!! Those are just DARLING, Wendy! Yes, I feel the need to write that in ALL CAPS! Becasue they are TOO CUTE!!!

    And…”Heck, I have a hard time juggling my 2 kids, 1 blog and venti Starbucks from day to day…” Ahahaha….make that only ONE kid for me…and he’s twelve! ;)

  11. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I’ll bet Amanda cried with delight when she saw your cards. They are truly some of the sweetest little cards ever. I love this virtual shower idea for her, she is a special lady and this is such a unique way to show how much she is cared about. It also afforded me the opportunity to meet you!

  12. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Wendy! These are beautiful! What a special gift for dear Amanda.

  13. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    These are too cute!!! You’re such a talented lady.

    Again, I wish we lived closer, because I could totally see us sitting around, drinking our ventis and you teaching me how to make cards.

  14. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Wow, these are beautiful, you are so talented. I love the little ducky one, she’s going to be so happy!

  15. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I seriously thought I was looking at a Martha Stewart page. Over the top adorable! Thinking these would be so sweet in a frame for a nursery. Sending my best “Happy Baby Boy Shower” wishes to the Amanda! She’s truly baking up a batch of joy!

  16. Posted March 21, 2011 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Oooh my goodness! These are the most adorable cards I’ve ever seen. You are so incredibly talented, Wendy! I just love them :)

  17. Posted March 21, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Wendy, you’re killing me with the cute. Seriously.

  18. Posted March 21, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Those cards are absolutely amazing. You are one talented lady, Wendy.

    Congratulations to sweet, amazing Amanda. I don’t know how she does it!

  19. Posted March 21, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    cards are so cute,..;-)

  20. Posted March 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Those are adorable!! If I wasn’t over deep into middle school they would make me want to have a baby :) Happy Baby Shower Mandy {hugs}

  21. Posted March 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Too too sweet! I love it. You are so talented. Your cards are amazing.

  22. Posted March 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! They felt so special – Amanda definitely deserves something this adorable :-)

  23. Posted March 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    awestruck and gobsmacked Wendy – these are just too sweet for words and you have talent that amazes me; PERFECTION!!!

  24. Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    You are so talented, Wendy! These are the cutest cards ever. Simple to make, too.

  25. tricia koehler
    Posted March 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Wendy
    I bought these cards at your first card party – loved them & used them all up! Are you still selling?
    Tricia

  26. Posted March 22, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Wendy, your cards are adorable and something to be cherished. You are so gifted in this area. The detail on that onesie is just incredible!

    So glad to have you to call as a friend along with all these other wonderful ladies, and I’m so excited we made it to today and pulled our surprise off!

    xo

  27. Marcey Mirick
    Posted March 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh Sister!!! Super cute!!!–I feel like you need to post ALL your other cards too…topiaries…flowers..The Clown–OH THE CLOWN!! :)….Bride and Groom….Halloween witch w/ her shoes….don’t get me started on the ALL THE Christmas and Valentine’s Day ones…YOUR TURKEY for Turkey Day….Easter….the Get Well Tissue Box!….let alone ALL of your clever and creative ones that aren’t tied to a catagory!!! Sheesh! Ya–that bug you said you got bit by? It came out of the can of worms you just opened!!!

  28. Posted March 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    These are so incredibly adorable and special! They make me want to have a baby AND have you make me cards! You are so talented!

  29. Posted March 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    These cards are too cute, and I love I Am Baker so I just had to go check out what her friends had done for her.

  30. Posted March 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh Wenderly…these are just precious!!

  31. Posted March 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m visiting from ‘Mingle Monday’ – this is a great idea. I’m passing on your blog to my daughter – she’ll love doing this. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  32. Posted March 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    These are adooorable! Amanda is the absolute best and so deserving of such cuteness. And thank YOU so much for your comment on my shiny, happy cookies on my blog (the decorated cookie). Wishing the best to all!!

  33. Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    I am in love with your cards. They are seriously cute and so precious. I adore every design!

  34. Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Awww, those are the sweetest baby shower cards! How lovely….

  35. Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    These are all so cute and easy to make.

  36. Posted October 11, 2011 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    So cute handmade cards. i love it, thanks for sharing.

  37. Claire
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    just so wonderful thanks. for shareing.

  38. Posted November 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I love your work! Very cute and creative.

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