A lovely group of ladies that I know have this great tradition of meeting for breakfast every Friday morning at 7:30 am. They’ve been meeting like this for years. A friend close to this group had just given birth to a little boy, and these generous ladies decided to give their friend a very creative and generous gift, and I was honored to be asked to wrap it for the new little guy. They had all the contents for the gift, they just needed me to finish it off to create the presentation. Well, excuse me….but that’s the best part!
The ingredients: A purchased shadow box from a frame store (see picture at right) and several gift cards. It was up to me to put it all together. Happily they know my work, so they let me do my thing.
So I set upon making envelopes from card stock for the gift cards. I lean toward vintage and retro images, so I went to my library of vintage paper. I cut out two little baby boy images, cut some blue and white rick rack, scrap gingham card stock, polka dot ribbon, a few tiny baby rattles and a big blue ribbon that I found at a gift store. My glue gun and I went to work and created something I think is really special.
This really is a great idea! It’s a terrific alternative to a gift basket. This would also ship well. You would need to bubble wrap it, of course, but it would ship easily in a flat box. Here is the finished shadow box of goodies. Close the lid….and done!
The new mommy can open the gift box, use all the goodies and then she has the perfect place to put new pictures and mementos of her new little prince. Enjoy, little boy!