I was one of the first people to know that my friend Shonda was expecting her first baby. In fact, I knew before her family did! She called me up to see if I could make some fun little announcements for her to give her family as surprises. SO FUN!
She needed 15 books so I settled on a 3-inch x 3-inch size so I could make the most of the materials I had purchased for her project.
I started by cutting 30 squares from Davey board, which was no small job:
Each square was covered with green polka dot paper. A brown ribbon was added to the back cover that would serve as a tie closure.
All 15, tied with bows, in nice neat rows.
I love miniatures, don't you?!
When family members untied the ribbon, this accordion message would unfurl, letting them in on Shonda and Chris's secret.
We added this to the end in case someone was a little slow on the uptake. :)
As you can tell by the message, their baby is now several months old. And she is such a doll!! Congratulations again, Chris and Shonda. You are such wonderful parents and I have no doubt you are enjoying every second with your baby girl!