Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The full reveal

(My friend Lori and I had a swap, you can read about it here.)

Lori has received her cards now, so I can post some pictures of them ...

I generally use vintage images for my cards but I couldn't find anything this time - lots of cute cards but none that I felt inspired by. ACK! I was at such a loss and then I stumbled upon some baby bib cards and then some baby onesies cards - still not inspired, I couldn't think of a way for me to embellish them that was interesting to me. And then I stumbled upon baby animal stuffies and saw an elephant and that was it. Eureka!

I used this darling pattern from The Shishi Girl, since I can't draw to save my life. So all the credit goes to Ku, for her darling pattern. Thank you Ku!

This is the inside verse for the card - I found the following poem
online from Martin Fraquhar Tupper:

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love,
a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men.
~ Martin Fraquhar Tupper

I'm all about the presentation and the whole enchilada.
Anal could be my middle name. Finding the perfect
thing is the joy of it for me.

(card backs)

I cut out mini versions of the darling elephant and made stickers.
I glued them to the back of the cards and signed and dated them.

(packaged for mailing)

I found an adorable dingbat font online and made stickers for the
cellophane envelopes I packaged the cards in.

After all of this, I needed more pachyderm fun! Which reminded me of these two best friends - dear Tara and Bella. Enjoy!


  1. OMG those are such cute cards-you did a great job on them-love those elephants. The whole package is very professional and cute-good job! I think we do have the same taste in a lot of things.Have a good day!

  2. Hi Leslie!
    Thank you, that's so sweet of you. I had so much fun making everything!
    Happy Tuesday,

  3. These are so cute; Love the elephant and the wonderful endearing quote~ YOU are clever!

  4. Hi Ellie!
    You're a sweetie, thank you so much! I love your tags for your WOO swap ("woo" looks so funny! guess that should be "twoo") - there's not many stories more beloved than The Wizard of Oz! Can't wait to see what you're doing in your Crescendoh class.
    Happy evening to you,

  5. Hi Sally,
    Oh my goodness, the cards that you made are SO CUTE!! And so incredibly professional looking with their pretty packaging - they look like they should be in a fancy boutique! I am sure that Lori will be delighted!!

    Also wanted to let you know that there is a convo waiting for you over on Etsy. :)

  6. Oh, I love them! I love elephants anyway, but yours are simply adorable. You have a fantastic way of putting things together...if that is being anal, then I want to be anal, too! lol! I bet Lori is thrilled to pieces. That is, if she can move after eating those brownies (that I am now craving bigtime!) xoxo!

  7. Sally! Your cards are inspired! I will definitely keep these in mind for baby showers that seem to be plenty in my family. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth