Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bitty Bag o' Baby Cards

I recently attended my cute friend’s baby shower. Naturally, this meant making a card, but I couldn’t stop at one—baby projects are just too cute and fun—so I decided to make her a set of four bitty cards that together spell the word “Baby.” Inside each card, I wrote a word that started with the card’s cover letter. It went a little something like this:

B is for Beautiful
In this card I wrote a note about the beauty of having a new baby.

A is for Addition
In this card I mentioned how this tiny addition will make my friend’s happy family complete.

B is for Blessing
In this card I included a message about the amazing blessing this baby is.

Y is for You
In this card I wrote about how lucky this tiny babe is to have such an amazing mother in my friend.

To top it all off, I packaged my little cards in a bitty gift bag, which I decorated with a handmade (and tiny) baby banner and some small pom poms.

To give you an idea of the size, I took this pic of my ensemble next to a standard adhesive runner.

M is for More Ideas!
I just love tiny treats. I’m sure I’ll use this idea again. I think it would be very fun for a group gift. Say you’re giving a friend something special on her birthday from your family of four. You could create cards that spell out W-I-S-H and have each person write an individual note. Is your family twice that size? Then how about spelling out B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y instead.

This would also be a fun way to give someone cash. Instead of sending a $20 bill in a single card, why not prolong the magic and give four $5 bills in five bitty cards instead?

Cards are a gift, especially when they’re handmade, so it only makes sense to package them as such. And it doesn’t get much cuter than a tiny bag. I hope this idea has inspired you and given you a new way to look at sharing your heartfelt treats.


rae said...

These are fabulous Megan!! I just ♥ your creativity :)
Hope that all is well with you!

Becky said...

Super cute!!!
Love the bitty banner, it just put it all over the top!

Alice said...

such sweet ideas...when your page first popped up and I saw the word "BABY" I thought...oh...maybe there is some exciting news coming! :) I'm a sucker for all things baby...

Sonia said...

Found your blog in another website.
Love this idea... look so beautiful.
Great Job.