Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baby shower Favors

I am making favors for a baby shower. They don't want the traditional colors because they don't know if it is a boy or girl.

These are called Sour Cream containers.  I cut them at 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. 

For the duck and onsie I used the Cricut cartridge New Arrival!

If you go to you tube and search sour cream containers they give you step by step instructions.  I made mine a bit bigger than the usual size people seem to use.  The stamp set was from Pink by Design!

Thanks for looking. I will post later what I came up with.  I have to see what ideas they have for me.  Need to make about 40 of them.

Stay warm,
Phyllis

Friday, January 7, 2011

Gift cards for any occasion!

Here is a gift card holder I made for a baby shower.  This one ties in the back in a nice bow.  Or I can make them with out the bow and you can just seal it with the sticky tape enclosed on them.  I never usually have the same paper but they can  be made to order for girls, boys, birthdays, weddings, anniversary's.  I sell them for 4 for $10.00.  You can mix and match also.

Basket for the mother of a Newborn!

I like to make up baskets in unusual tins or baskets that can be reused for the mom.  In this one I enclosed lots of note cards, thank you notes, a journal for notes on her baby, pen, gift tags. I like to enclose some anti bacterial soap and shower gels too.  I didn't have any cellophane left but wanted to show it to you anyway. Usually I would have a big bow on it with a homemade gift card from my cricut!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Diaper Cake!

I have always wanted to make one of these diaper cakes.  The mom doesn't want to know what she is having so I went with yellow and green.

If you google you tube how to make a diaper cake you can get step by step instructions. Basically I rolled pampers size 2 diapers from the wide end to the narrow end., then put an elastic around it.

Some people put large elastics around a baby bottle and start building from their. I had large plastic cups so I used them and it worked perfect fitting each layer together. 

I had to pull out some diapers on the way to fit things in.  I added some yellow shredded paper for effect. 

So the bottom layer had three rows, second layer two rows and the top layer one row.  I did wrap each layer with a receiving blanket except the bottom, because I needed something longer, so I used a baby towel.  Got some diaper pins to keep them closed then tied bows in the back where everything connected.


Now to deliver in one piece to the shower.  I might get a stuffed animal for the top not sure. Under that hat is a duck in a box so I used it to puff up the hat and used sticky strip to the box and cup to hold in place.

I hope to make another one this year.  They are fun but very expensive.  So festive though.

Thanks for looking
Phyllis