Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.new and blue. February 20, 2012

Filed under: Baby Cards,Butterflies,Card Projects,Doilies,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 11:42 pm

Take a little bit of blue, add a doily, mix in a butterfly and some baker’s twine, some silver spritz paint and a greeting, and you get this new baby card.

I love new babies.  So I love making new baby cards. 🙂

Hope you like.

Ruth x


.so many ideas, so little time. July 22, 2011

I wish I didn’t need sleep.  Then I could complete all the things I need to do as well as enjoy endless creative time.  But as it turns out, I am one of those people that needs an optimum amount of 9 hours sleep a night.  So annoying.  That doesn’t work so well when you are a night owl and get woken up in the mornings by small people being very loud!!  But as much as I’d love to be a 7-hours-of-sleep-morning-person, I would not change the small, loud people part ever! 

So in the interest of not dropping off the blogosphere, I am posting these random creative projects tonight before heading off to bed.

(I like the fighting robots in the background!)


I didn’t make the dress, just the flower on it.

Lollypop birthday card… 

…with felt lollypop fridge magnet attached.
Hope you enjoyed these projects, and hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!
Ruth x

.sweet as. May 28, 2011

Filed under: Baby Cards,Buttons,Card Projects,Food,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 7:36 pm

There’s something about going to a lolly shop to make you feel like a kid again.  I love taking my boys to old fashioned lolly shops and letting them pick out some favourites.  And then I pick out a few favourites for me and my husband too, as they always seem to have those lollies from your childhood that bring back good memories.  My best friend and I made many countless trips to the local store to spend our change as kids.  It was in the days when 20c could buy you are nice handful of lollies.  And if you were ever lucky enough to have $1 to spend, you could buy the hugest bag of mixed lollies.  I don’t think I ever got to do that, but 20c worth was still pretty great. 

So this card is a little reminiscent of my childhood…I made it a while ago for a new baby girl, but I guess it could work for almost any happy occasion. 

The lollies are pieces of ribbon crossed over and stuck in place with double-sided mounting tape.  The ribbon wrappers could also make for a cute kid’s room wall art piece, if you were up to making lots of wrappers and attaching them to a canvas.

Hoping you are having a sweet and enjoyable weekend.

Love Ruth x


.pink and blue. May 22, 2011

Filed under: Baby Cards,Buttons,Card Projects,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 5:08 pm


I think I love making baby cards the best of all because where I try to hold back on fussiness and frilliness on birthday, thankyou, etc. cards, I don’t feel the same need to do so when a little person comes into the world.  Maybe it’s because I remember the lovely fuss that was made over our two boys when they were born, and I think every baby and especially their parents deserve being made a fuss of in some big or small way.  Well, a card is a small way, but if you are a card-maker, then you would agree with me that a lot of love goes into those little message holders. (o:  

I usually enjoy making things that are girlie, because there is so much boy stuff in my household!  But I think I prefer the boy version of this card.

Hope you have been enjoying your weekend immensely!

Love Ruth x


.baby blues. April 18, 2011

Filed under: Baby Cards,Birds,Card Projects,Paper Projects — moltopiccolo @ 5:48 pm

If anyone has had or has observed the ‘baby blues’, as they call it, you will know it’s not a fun part of early parenting days.  But these baby blues are not the kind I am thinking of right now…I’m talking about the colour blue as the basis for a new baby card.  (o:

The design for this card was taken from a previous card that I made for a baby girl, just with a different colour theme.

It was supposed to be exactly the same, but in blue instead of pink.  But if you know me, you know I just can’t help myself and had to make it a little bit different to the original:

Either way, I love the ‘Always’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  That bird is so cute, and I have made so many cards & projects from it.  Thanks to my lovely friend Amanda for surprising me with it as a gift on my doorstep one day!  (You can visit her lovely blog at Blue Paper Doll).

Ruth x