A good friend had her baby shower this past Sunday and I, true to my normal personality flaws, procrastinated on my contributions. I needed to make the diaper cake and didn't have time to start it until . . . late Friday night. I had to have it done by Saturday night because my Sunday was more than full! So I started at 9:30 pm and got done a little after 1:30am. Granted, I talked a lot, snacked, and took some breaks but I think it was worth it. I even managed to add some surprising items to the finished project. I was also quite proud that the diapers required NO tape or glue or even the removable glue does I thought would help. The only adhesive was on the ribbons.
|Bottom Layer (made of diapers rolled in "6" shapes)|
|Top Level (achieved by overlapping and rolling a center and then using four hands to bring up the "petals". The rose look was purely accidental but a nice look none the less)|
|All three levels before decorations. The top ribbon is covering a similar 1" bundle securing, functional ribbon. The yellow one on the bottom will be covered as well.|
I decided that the extra items I purchased needed a gift bag and next to the cake, simple wouldn't do so I cut our a duck from my "Best of 2006" Cricut Cartridge, added a googly eye and fashioned a blue and yellow rose corsage (that she wore proudly on Sunday). I also had my daughters help in making some VERY inexpensive confetti - ducks and bubbles!
I had a blast making it and I hope that you enjoyed seeing the final project. As only my second diaper cake, I don't think I did bad. Want to see the first? (Be kind as this is many years ago before I had the tools and tricks I have now!)
I'm going into my second month as a Close To My Heart representative and I am excited by the two offers this month. Here they are and my "Shop with me" icon is below. I have more to show and another Workshop next week. I'll be busy, how about you?
May is National Scrapbooking Month
...and CTMH is getting in on the celebration. The "Dotty for You" special is available until the end of May 2012. When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5.
- Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations).
- New Consultants who sign up between April 1 and May 31 (two full months!) will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet with their kit.