Baby Cards

Hi!

Before sharing some cards, I gotta share with you a few comments people left on my blog yesterday. I had mentioned that I had spent a lot of time with my son on his class Valentines and ignored my cleaning and laundry and such. Many of you left comments relating to this choice I made – love that about crafters! Here are two of my favorite comments:

Samantha said, “My girls are 22 and 16. These kind of things, and the time spent together, are what they remember, which is worth every second and cent spent doing them, and all the other things left undone. Screw the laundry.”

So true, so true.

And Karen said, “These are so cute! I can just see you snuggled up together, having some together time getting these done and Colin getting better. BTW, no justification needed. I remember a great stamp (Hanna Stamps maybe???) that said “A clean house is a sign of a lazy stamper.” Now those are words to live by!”

Ha – true also. Just thought these ladies were so right. We crafters know how to use our time well. :)

Now… on to another project that took a lot of time and left a lot of dust and laundry to pile up… hee.

My son’s wonderful teacher had a baby on Christmas Eve. So, over the holidays I spent a lot of time coloring little bears to put on a set of notecards for her…

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I printed the baby’s name on Neenah white cardstock and then stamped the Papertrey Ink bear over them. Then my 13-year old step-daughter and I spent lots of time together coloring them all…

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I am not sure how many cards we did, but there were a lot…

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The insides were blank so she could use them as thank you notes. And the bears had a little touch of glitter pen and Glossy Accents for shine. The bows on their necks were colored with Copics to match the bears perfectly…

020211 Vivian 3 JenMcGuire And each card was embossed with little dots…

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And I put them all in a few clear boxes…

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… with matching stamped envelopes and a bow to finish…020211 Vivian 7 JenMcGuire
Yes, it took a ton of time. But it was so worth it. Colin saw me put the care into the gift. And Audrey and I chatted about boys and vacations over hours of coloring. So, if you ask me, it was time well spent. :)

And his teacher loved them.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have more giveaways this week. But in the meantime I will be sending some Hero Arts stamps to Samantha and Karen for their wonderful comments. Thanks, girls!

See you tomorrow…

 

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  1. Sherri Stone

    I can just imagine the teachers and kids fighting to have Colin in their classrooms (smile). I bow to you Jennifer for being an outstanding mom that gives 100% for her kids. The gifts (teacher and kids valentines) were incredibly thoughtful (beautiful too that goes without saying) AND you spent quality time with your children.

  2. Oh my gosh, Jen. These are really adorable. I used the bear image for my sister-in-law’s baby shower and also cut out all of those cute little bears. (I did NOT cut out the little spot by the arms, though!)

    A wonderful gift that she will love!

  3. Anne S

    Absolutely adore the baby cards! What a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter!

  4. The cards are just gorgeous and long, happy chats with daughters are very, very important :-) Ger x.

  5. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE THESE CARDS!!!! TOO CUTE!

  6. Wow, what a gorgeous gift to give!

  7. Such an adorable design and yes, something she can really use!

  8. Terri

    Love the cards, love the idea and thanks for sharing your inspiration! As for housework and laundry…isn’t is so much more rewarding to “playing” somehow everything else always gets done!

  9. Sharon M.

    I have a question, when I emboss the card and want to put a cut out on it I find it will not stick so good. How do you do that? I see the bear on top of ebossing…mine would fall off.

  10. Pamboe

    I love making baby cards!!! They are such a great gift for baby showers.
    New moms have no time . . . but they really appreciate a handmade gift they can share. Sometimes I even include the stamps!

  11. Karen

    Hi It is so much fun doing cards with your family my grandchildren just love to make cards they love nan’s room where there is everything to work with when i can no longer do crafts they know they will be getting my supplies so i give them lots of ideas and i learn from them also many enjoyable moments are spent it is so much fun and something to do together it is so rewarding to be a grandmother Karen in TB Ontario

  12. Judy Jung

    Oh, Jennifer! If only I could go back and undo the clean house and spend more time with the children, doing fun stuff! You will never regret the time spent with your girls and Colin! And they will never say they wish the house was cleaner! The note cards for Colin’s teacher are absolutely adorable and filled with so much detail!! She will see the love in them!

  13. Alecia

    What a special gift! I am sure she will cherish them!

  14. Paulette S. in MO

    Jennifer, these little bears are so cute and what a useful gift. My mom crafted with me and taught me to sew when I was 10. I crafted with my kids and they can fix or make anything and are both so creatively talented. My daughter is 21 and getting married in May. We are making so many things ourselves,invitations, favor boxes,fabric boutiners,ring pillow,veil,bride’s bouquet,huge bows,giant tissue paper flowers. And we’re having so much fun doing it. Thank you for sharing your blog and your own crafts and inspirations. A laundry tip for all you craft divas, hang your wet laundry outside to dry, drys in half the time, then fluff it in the dryer to remove the wrinkles and soften them up. Eeeee! You can do twice as much in half the time and still have lots of crafting time. Eeeee!!!!(Happy Sound) =D

  15. Jessica

    I do the same with mt 9 year old dauhter when my 3 year old triplets let us, adn it’s so much fun……I love your proyect that gave me a great idea for my daughter’s thank you cards…

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