Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's A Girl!

Happy Tuesday Krafters!
Today I want to share with you a card and my very first diaper cake.  I made these about a year ago. My husband’s cousin was expecting his first baby. I wanted to do something cute, but that would be a blessing to them as well.
For the card, I kept it simple. I used the Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge for the pattern paper. I also used the Cricut Sampler for the buggy. I punched the top of the card with a Fiskars punch around the page. Every girl should have bling, so I added some to the card and the sentiment. I tied a simple knot in the ribbon and added buttons that I had in my stash to the buggy to finish off the card.
As I said, this was my very first diaper cake. This was a three tier cake. On the inside, I had it full of wipes, lotions and baby wash. I used these items to support the cake’s center. I wrapped the diapers around and secured them with ribbon. Once all of the tiers were assembled, I used tissue paper to make the cake look like fondant. I added ribbon to hide any seams or inconsistencies with the tissue paper. I also used the Imagine to add images around the cake. As a topper, I used a larger cut out of the “It’s a Girl” that was used as the sentiment on the card. Finally, I wrapped the entire cake with cellophane and tied a bow. I attached the card with a smaller piece of ribbon.
Hubby’s cousin and his girlfriend were very happy to receive it!
Thanks for looking :-)

Materials
Cricut Imagine
Nursery Tails Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Cricut Sampler Cricut Cartridge
Fiskars Punch Around the Page-Hearts
Bling
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Tissue Paper-pink and yellow
Ribbon
Buttons
Cellophane
Diapers
Wipes
Johnson’s Baby Products


3 comments:

  1. So beautiful ! I love the diaper cake.

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  2. Oh how cute! I like how you used tissue paper for fondant.

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  3. The diaper cake and card are awesome!!!

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