Baby showers are always so sweet, it's one of the most enjoyable moments in the mom's life. It's a time where all family and friends of the mom come together to celebrate the anticipated birth of a little one. So, when creating decor for the shower, you do your best to make it as sweet and perfect as possible.
When I was given the task of creating a diaper cake for a baby shower, I almost fainted with nervousness. I've never ever attempted or even thought about creating a diaper cake. This is where youtube came into play, all I needed was one good tutorial on the mechanics behind putting one together. The hostess and I talked and texted sharing ideas and mechanics and from there off to the store for the needed products.
I must say, for my first baby cake, I think I did great! I used a soft yellow paper crinkle to fill between the layers of the paper to cover as if it were icing on the cake, and also to hide the top of the diaper roll. On this pic a bit of blue does show, though I'm not pleased with it showing, it was the best I could cover without hot glueing it down to the diaper. You want the mom to be able to use the pampers after all, so hot glueing it wouldn't be a great idea.
*Don't ask me how I was searching for my camera at the shower only to find it after I snapped the pic with my phone. See it on the table behind the cake?...ahh well.
Next I made baby booties to hold sweet treats. This is a very old craft, yet people still love it when they see them.
I wish I'd taken more pictures of the booties, being that three different ribbons were used as the tie. Each ribbon gave a different look to the booty, and I totally loved the pink printed ribbon that was used (of course that's the one I didn't get a good picture of). The next time I'm asked to create these booties, I'm going to suggest they fill the center with miniture cup cakes with a very pretty frosted top. I think that would be just gorg!!!
Next are two more cards I created for the shower. I think I've had so many baby boy cards to create in the past that when I finally received an "It's a girl" request, I almost lost my mind creating them. I actually made one too many. Guess you could say I was in my creative mode.
While the hostess was shopping in Michaels for a few items, she looked in the scrapbooking section and found a sticker set she liked and asked me to use it on a card. Being that most sticker sets have so many little pieces in it, I decided to break it up between the number of cards I was asked to create.
I used crepe paper as if it were ribbon on the bottom of the card above, along with felt. The felt blended in with the letters that were popped up on the mini felt squares. Just a quick card using few items and still so sweet.
For this card, I used a couple of stamps to gain the pattern background. I also added the mini pink buttons to the baby carriage wheels to give it a bit more dimension, and add a bit more texture to the card itself. Being that this card was almost a flat based card, I wanted it to have some form of flare so I also added some green bling to the stamped base.
Overall, I totally enjoyed creating and setting up for this baby shower. The mom and dad had a blast, and most of all she totally loved the diaper cake and personalized cards she received from her hostesses.
Now off to clean my studio floor where the paper explosion took place:)
Have a blessed week!