So, this is the diaper cake...

I created this diaper cake for a baby shower this Saturday.  I've seen many of them on the web, but have never tried to make one before.  I will post some urls of blogs I visited to get inspiration at the bottom of this post.  My sweet, sweet son took before and after pictures for me to post.  So, here goes.  

This is a picture of the plain cake:

Now, here it is iced with the Cricut:

   The paper is from DCWV Stack 7 and Recollections white card stock.  The flowers are from Prima and the silver cord is plastic canvas cording from DMC.   There's my stork I posted a few days ago.  The white "icing" pattern is from StoryBook.  It is one of the border cuts.  I welded two together and made them 4 1/4 inches by 11 1/2 inches long.  They are glued on 4 inch strips of blue paper before I wrapped the layers.

I hope you like it.  Please leave a comment if you have time.    Thanks for taking a peek.

URLs for inspiration on the diaper cake:


Have a great day


Pumpkin Patch Card

This is a standard A2 card (5 1/2 by 4).  The base is white card stock.  The first layer is 4 by 5 1/4, the second is 3 3/4 by 5. Both papers are from GCD called Autumn Afternoon.  I cut the pumpkins (3 pumpkins cut twice each) from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge on page 33 Accessory 1- shift.  I cut them at 3.10 inches.  One layer was cut on moss green paper from my stash and the other layer on orange card stock from Recollections.  I used my gypsy (can't remember what the function is called) to eliminate the jack-o-lantern face cuts on two of the pumpkins and left them for the center pumpkin.  Those cut lines were highlighted with green chalk.  The eyes are highlighted with white and black gel pens.The "Pumpkin Patch" tag, stars, moon with bats and night stickers were stickers from my stash.  Under the pumpkins I cut a three inch piece of DMC memory thread.  It worked great to make the vine.  I wrapped it around a paint brush then flattened the loops.  It is held onto the card by a single glue dot in the center and parts of the foam tape that raise the pumpkins from the card base.  Since this is a card for OWH I leave as much white in the inside as possible for the soldiers to write home.  I cut a 1 1/4 by 3 1/4 inch strip of green and rounded the corners. The happy halloween is from the Holiday Cakes cartridge on page 75.  Both the plain phrase and the plain phrase shadow were cut at .95.  The brad came from The Eyelet Outlet www.eyeletoutlet.com  I love their varieties.  Thanks for taking a peek.  


Haunted House Card

Halloween cards for Operation Write Home are do in September so I've started making them.  I cannot send this one because I chose to emboss it and they don't accept glittery cards.  But I do like these cuts.  

Papers used: Recollections white, black and orange card stock.  A lime green card stock from my stash.  I don't remember where it came from.

I heat embossed the orange with MS crystal embossing powder.  I used the Zyron machine to apply glue before embossing.  It worked very well.

On the Holiday Cakes cartridge the Halloween items are all called "SPOOKY".  The haunted house image is on page 35 and the phrase image is on page 75.  I welded to of the base shadows (flipping one upside down) to make the card. It was cut in white card stock. All cuts are 5".  The haunted house is the shift cut on page 35 cut in black card stock.  I used the plain base cut the background in orange.  I removed the fence, porch, and chimney before I embossed it.  The "BOO" is the plain phrase cut at 5 inches.  I cut two of them and glued them together so they stood out from the card front. 

This scan does not do the image justice.  the background is a very pretty shimmery orange, but the image came out beige.

Hope you like it.

Baby Shower Stork

I made this stork for an upcoming baby shower.  It will be part of the top of a diaper cake I am making.  I don't have a camera yet, so I scanned the image.  Hope it is all right.

I used Recollection papers, fall yellow, baby blue, parchment.  The cuts are from Cricut Holiday Cakes page 41.  Mine is 8 inches tall and I had to turn it sideways to cut on my Baby Bug.  I used the stork, the plain shadow and plain shadow shift cuts.   I cut the plain shadow three times from white card stock and glued them together.  I cut the baby blanket off the stork  (yellow card stock).

I used Cuttlebug folders tiny bubbles for bird legs only, argyle for baby blanket, and swiss dots for stork's wing - using chalks to highlight the embossing.   The eye and nostril are free handed with gel pen.

I hope you like it.  If you can, please leave a comment.