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

Comments

  1. says

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

  2. says

    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. :)

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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! ;)

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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!

  8. tricia koehler says

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

  9. says

    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

  10. Marcey Mirick says

    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!!!

  11. says

    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!!

  12. says

    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!!

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