Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Baby Shower Card: Step By Step

Of course I made a card to go along with the diaper cake.

I wanted to do something a little different so I made a circular card.

I used my fancy shmancy circle cutter to cut 3 big circles.

The kraft coloured cardstock is 6 inches, the green polka dotted is 5 3/4 inches and the blue gingham is 5 1/4 inches.

I cut some white cardstock to hold my stamped images and sentiments, and cut some blue and green cardstock 1/4 inch bigger to border them.

I used the insanely cute Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set.

I used "plain" white cardstock for the two sentiment stamps, but for the oven I used Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images.

I used my American Crafts Chromatix markers to colour the image.

I haven't used Copics, but I'm pretty happy with my Chromatix markers. I think for my level they are perfect. I didn't have a lot of time when I made this card, so I didn't experiment with any shading.

I added a little bonus heart inside the oven because I could not resist the cuteness!

I glued the stamped papers onto their backgrounds and then glued them to the proper circles. I used foam glue on the front of the card to add dimension.

I punched a hole for this pewter coloured brad.

The top piece of cardstock isn't totally centered. Unfortunately  my punch doesn't reach far enough to punch the hole where I would prefer. I don't really mind though. I could always make a hole by pushing the brad through the cardstock if I really wanted it somewhere else.

Pretty simple and really fun to make!

Here is my whole gift:

OT: Diaper Cake!

I went to a friend's baby shower on the weekend. I made something kinda crafty as a gift -- a diaper cake!

I used a circular piece of styrofoam (from Michael's) as a base. I covered it with tissue paper, and then wrapped around it with a very wide ribbon. The cake has 4 tiers, using 108 diapers in total.

The diapers are easy to roll up, and to keep them rolled up I just put a little clear hair elastic around each one (I got hundreds of the hair elastics for $1 at the dollar store). Each tier is held together tightly with a thin ribbon.

Here's the plain cake

The "front" of the cake

I used the thick ribbon to make some bows to dress the cake up a little. I used twist ties to attach the big bows to the thin ribbon. Most of the gifts had hooks that I could hook onto the thin ribbon, but in some cases I just used twist ties again.

Don't worry, I folded the twist tie down.... ;)