My biggest concern with the space is that we had a wall of mirrors to contend with. I don't know about you but most people I know don't like to look at themselves THAT much so I cut decorations to cover the mirrors! The pink shamrocks are because Daddy is very proud of his Irish heritage so it just had to be done with a bit of creative license. Personally though I am really happy with "thinking" about doing baby blocks for the name - I haven't seen it done before though I'm sure I'm not the first.
Ingredients - decorations
- 2 packs of 11 x8.5 cardstock from Michaels collection - I wanted 12x12 but they didn't have it in the colors I needed.
- Hobby Lobby textures white cardstock for blocks
- Pearlescent Wassau cardstock for blocks
- Cartridges - Home Decor, Plantin Schoolbook and PaperDolls
I also had to think about my card and present.
I decided to do a diaper cake from watching several tutorials on YouTube but changed things up a bit - I love this tutorial because it uses clothes pins to hold the diapers together and rolled so I didn't have to go source a lot of rubber bands and after you got the hang of it, it was pretty simple to put together this is the video I used for my main source of inspiration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfwaaNjxUhY . I also only used a pack of 48 diapers as I had purchased a receiving blanket 4 pack off the mother's baby list and used one for the inside of the base and then the rest around the outside. Then I thought what is a Baby Girl Cake without loads of roses so I put loads of little sock roses all over the cake too! and then added a some teething rings, rattle, bath toy and the top layer is a onesie I printed with my Cricut using these instructions http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009/04/25/freezer-paper-shirt-video/
Ingredients - cake
- 48 size 2 Huggies diapers
- 4 receiving blankets
- 6 diaper pins
- 8 pairs of girl socks individually made into "roses"
- Ribbon from Michaels
- Teething ring
- Bath "duck" that measures water temperature
- baby rattle that attaches to stroller/carseat
Now for the main purpose - my card!
I really bought this High Hopes stamp to use for Baby Showers because I like to have multi-function stamps. So I just had to use it and as it turn out one of the shower games was animals and what their babies are called - at least I got the Kangaroo one right!
The inside reads "can't wait to meet your Bouncing Baby Girl"
Ingredients - card
- DCWV - prescored card and envelope, cardstock for mat
- Neenah Solar White for stamping
- High Hopes stamp
- Memento rose bud ink, Palette Noir
- Copics - didn't get the numbers sorry folks but I will say I am thinking they were E29, E31, E33, E35, E37 and RV00, RV21, RV23 though I really that is really a guess from what I put away yesterday!
- Nestabilities - rectangles and scallop rectangles
- Small brad "buttons"
I have a few more projects I'm just getting done but wanted to share this one. Hope you like!