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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Diaper Cake & Matching Monogram Card

Well, after a (too) long hiatus from posting, I have returned, and made it my mission to *try* to catch you up on everything that's been going on!  Basically, in a nutshell, I went and got myself a full-time job, and it's really REALLY been cutting into my "me time" and my "crafting time", LOL!  Things are going well, I love my new job.  I just needed some time to get adjusted, get used to the schedule demands and to figure out how to fit all my crafting in.  I think (knock on wood, tap tap) I may have figured it out.  Wish me luck!!

Now, back to the nitty-gritty and the fun stuff!!

This is a diaper cake and matching monogram card that I made for my dear girlfriend who just had a beautiful baby boy!!  Welcome to the world, Mason :)

To make the cake, I made three tiers.  The diapers of the bottom tier are folded in half, the ones of the middle tier are folded into thirds, and the ones of the top are rolled.  Double-sided tape was my saviour to this project, as it was used to secure the wine bottle and bottom tier to the base (which I used a round cake board), and it was also used to secure each tier of diapers to the one below it.  
When making my tiers, I held all the diapers temporarily in place around the wine bottle with an elastic band until I could secure them with ribbon.  Then I just lifted off the elastic.  I added a few sample packs of diaper rash cream in the middle around the wine, and on the second tier of diapers, I snuck a snack size chocolate bar in between every other diaper.  All new moms need wine and chocolate, right?!?! :)

Now for the embellishments!!  The bunny on top is a super soft, fuzzy blanket.  I tucked it all together, secured with an elastic band and stuffed it into the centre of the top tier of diapers.
I used the Reminisce Accents cartridge from Creative Memories to make the "M".  For the cake, I cut the "M" at 3.5", and I cut the plain circle monogram at 4" to use as a back.  For the matching monogram card, I cut the monogram at 1.5" and the circle at 1.75".  I glued it to the ribbon on the middle tier, and as well on the card.  You can link to my awesome CM Consultant, Denyse, here and as well on my sidebar.  I am LOVING this cartridge for the monograms!

The three little dinosaurs on the bottom tier were cut from the Birthday Cakes cartridge.  I used the base, the shift, as well as the blackout shadow features, and I cut them at 2.5" on my Expression. I secured them to the ribbon with a little glue.

For the background of the card, I embossed my blue paper with my Cuttlebug and the "Our Baby" embossing folder.  The inside just says "Welcome, Little One", which I printed in Word, using the Angelina font.

What are YOU crafting today??
Happy buggin'!