Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baby Shower

Last weekend there was a baby shower for my son and his wife.  They are expecting my fourth grandbaby in December.  Yay!!
The girls who threw the shower asked me to help with decorations, another "Yay!"  I created a diaper cake, a banner, centerpieces and party favors.  I had so much fun!  The colors they chose were green, blue and orange, using an Irish theme, because the couple loves Ireland!
The photo above shows how the cake and banner were displayed. It wasn't long before the table filled with gifts!
Above is a close up of the banner.  I used Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Banner3 on page 39.  Cut at 8" using Ruby Cardstock, 6" using Colonial White cardstock and 5.5", again, using Ruby cardstock, for the layering. I'm not sure of the yellow paper and stamp set used.  The lettering was cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, using Topiary and Sunset cardstock.  I used this particular design because I tried to mimic their family coat of arms.

 Above is a close up of the diaper cake.  96 diapers rolled and banded around a bottle of Champagne, Mommy can celebrate after baby is born!  The cardstock used was Topiary and Sunset, they were just a wonderful match to what I wanted to create.  The shamrocks were created using Heart1 on page 27 of Art Philosophy cartridge, cut in various sizes.  The roses were cut using the Artiste cartridge, Accent 2 page 54, cut many different sizes.  The "celtic knot" was cut from Art Philosophy, the Decorative layer on page 51. 

This is the center piece
and this is a top view.  I used the same shapes and colors that were used on the diaper cake.
 This silly thing was the "favor."  The popcorn box is in Artiste page 67, cut at 2", from Black cardstock.  I found the "cloud" shape on page 66 cut at 1" from Sky cardstock.  I used the "A Rainbow" stamp set to emboss the cloud with Silver Pearl embossing powder and the Rainbow onto Colonial White cardstock, colored with markers and cut out. Glued together then filled with gold wrapped candies.
I got lots of compliments and I am so proud of what I made.  

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