Helping start a baby’s library is a great idea for a baby shower. I have made bookplates for a few showers and recently someone needed bookplates for a¬†Petter Rabbit themed shower. I made a little watercolor rabbit and added a background of stars.¬†These went out with the invitations in a little glassine bag with a simple note on a sticker. I also made up a set off coordinating thank you cards for the mom-to-be.

With room to write who the book is from on the stickers the new baby will quickly have a library created by their loved ones.

It’s below freezing here today, but there are some new notecards in my etsy shop that will have you thinking spring. The little birds are foil stamped from a custom die I had made from one of my illustrations. Foil stamping the cards leaves a nice slight impression on the cards where the bird was pressed into the card stock.

These cards are available in 3 spring colors – yellow, teal and pink. You can get them individually or if you can’t decide you can get a box set of all three. If you like a more neutral color you can get them in kraft with mint envelopes.

Today was a good day for my planners. First they were mentioned on the lovely paper filled blog Oh So Beautiful Paper along with some other great planners. Next up they made it to the front page of etsy in a treasury about 2011. Lastly, Holly from Decor8 included them in her etsy take five gift guide (The description of the organized girl who my planner is perfect for is pretty funny — do you think she knows I haven’t changed my hair since fifth grade?).