Wednesday 23 January 2019

Baby Hand Print Get Well Card - A little bird told me you're not feeling so chirpy

My mum has been in hospital for nearly four weeks after being suddenly struck by a serious illness but she is recovering really well and will hopefully be back home soon - a huge relief for all of us.
I live a couple of hours away so in between visits I’ve sent her a few things in the post, including a get well card that I made in haste and forgot to take a photo of.
This is the second get well card I made, or rather that my ten month old daughter made. We go to a class occasionally called ‘Baby Picasso’ that is basically hand and foot painting with some messy play as well. There is a theme each week and we have the opportunity to make one picture or card or other item (before Christmas for instance we did tree decorations) using hand prints and one using foot prints.
It gets quite messy - you have to put paint on your baby’s hand or foot and then stop them wiping it on themselves or you before you are able to get them to place it flat on a piece of paper! Then the other details and embellishments are added by the parent, as this particular class is for pre-walkers so the babies are too young to do it themselves.
The theme this week was birds, and my little girl made a picture of two robins sitting on branches with handprints in paint.
I decided to turn it into a card so when we got home I glued the picture onto a blank card and had a think about a suitable sentiment. The phrase ‘a little bird told me’ sprang to mind straight away then the rest followed and seemed perfect for a get well card - ‘you’re not feeling so chirpy’!  I wrote the sentiments on the computer and stuck them on the front of the card and inside printed ‘get well soon’.
I gave my mum the card when I went to visit a couple of days later addressed to granny from my daughter - she really liked it and hopefully it helped cheer her up a little bit!
I'm sharing this with the following craft blog challenges: The Male Room - nature (this card would work for a man easily!)
Paper Funday - anything goes
Everybody art challenge - anything goes
Unicorn challenge - things with wings
Heart 2 Heart challenges - creative cards


  1. This card is such a precious memento! I can only imagine how much it cheered up baby's grammy! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges and we look forward to seeing more of your creations! Donna - DT Member

  2. Very interesting card from your daughter. A very nice idea to form with the little ones. I hope your grandmother will heal soon!

  3. Such a sweet card with those little, precious handprints. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna - DT Member

  4. This is such an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing your Creative Card with us at H2H challenges.

  5. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen


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