A Baby Shower Card!

Yikes!  Where did the week go?  I’ve been doing such a good job of keeping up with my posts and all of the sudden it’s Saturday!  How did that happen?

Well, it has been a busy week.  A friend from church passed away and I offered to make his wife (also a friend) thank you notes.  So, first I had to figure out what to make and then start making them.  I’ll show you what I came up with in a later post (even though I used a retired stamp set!).  Then there was church, choir and the funeral this week so everything else went on the back burner.

I’m back though and excited to share with you today.  I get to go to a baby shower this afternoon!  I haven’t been to a baby shower in ages!  The ones I’ve been invited to have all been out of town so this should be fun.  It’s for the DIL of one of my friends at church.

038 I’m an avid reader and I love children’s books so that is the gift I usually give to babies.  My favorites are Dr. Seuss and Sandra Boyton.  Today I’m going with Dr. Seuss.  I bought the books and then found this adorable gift-topper on Etsy.  Have you checked out that website?  It’s fabulous!  Almost as addictive as Pinterest!  I just typed in “Dr. Seuss baby gifts” and this was one of the cute things that came up.  It’s little rolled up socks in a washcloth all decorated to look like a baby Cat in the Hat! TSC!  Too Stinkin’ Cute!

I’m going to wrap the gift in white paper with red ribbon to go with the little gift-topper.  My challenge was to come up with a card to match the rest of the gift.  Unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any Dr. Seuss stamps so I got on my trusty computer and 032looked for clip art.  Ta Da!  Just what I was looking for.  I used one of my programs to add the words to the word bubble and printed it out!  Too fun!  I also googled Dr. Seuss quotes to find the quote for the inside of the card.  Gotta love the internet!  🙂

Once I had my Dr. Seuss theme all figured out I got to thinking that the card really didn’t have any stamping on it to show off to all of the people who will be at the shower.   Hmmm….how to get people interested in stamping?    I finally figured out that I’d put the Dr. Seuss card in the gift with the books and then put a regular baby card on top of the package.  Perfect!  Now, maybe someone will 036get interested and want to hold a workshop or come to a class.  I know….devious.   A girl’s gotta market herself, right?  😉

I decided  to revamp a card we made in our “Best of” class for the actual baby card.  It’s the one I posted on March 13th.  I just made it over with Coastal Cabana to make it more for a boy.  Yes, the baby will be a boy.

Time to get going….I need to actually wrap the gift and make some more of those thank you notes.

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

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