~Sharing a little CrEaTiViTy...one day at a time.~
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This week's theme seems to be babies. I've been asked to make baby cards for an upcoming shower, as well as for a few other showers throughout the summer. There have already been two coworkers who have had babies this year, and now there's a third expecting in the fall. Since her due date is right at the end of summer/beginning of the school year, she won't be returning in the fall for us to throw her a baby shower, so we're having one on Wednesday.
I went to Target on Sunday, fully intending on making life simple and buying her a cute gift card (since I've been too busy as it is), then making a custom baby card, but....I made the mistake of walking down the baby aisle. Twenty minutes later, I emerged, carrying a box of diapers, some baby toys (teething ring, rattle, safety bath duck, etc), and ribbon. Needless to say, my dear husband, who had been waiting (sleeping) in the car, was not amused at the box of nappies (nor the amount of time for the "quick" trip I had promised). LOL!
Last night I hit the project with full force, and have got to say that it doesn't look half bad for around two hours of work. I still have some "finishing touches" to add (the Cricut is my friend, he he he), but it is mostly ready for the reveal tomorrow.
Supplies: *84 Pampers Swaddlers *3 Pink 12x12 sheets of cardstock, cut in 3" strips *Martha Stewart lace border punch (to punch both sides of all strips) *1 spool/4 yards of baby-themed 1 1/2" wide ribbon *Plain white ribbon/yarn, etc to tie tiers together (will be hidden by decorations) *1 Clear plastic plate 14-16" in diameter ($ Store was great for that!) *Micellaneous baby themed decorations (rattles, baby blocks, booties, etc) *Floral wood pick w/wire to create top ribbon *Micellaneous baby toys (teething rings, rattles, etc) to add functionality to gift *1-15" dowel rod-inserted through middle to give stabilization of cake *Tape, Glue Dots, Roller Adhesive
Still missing: *"It's A Girl" sign from Beyond Birthdays *Baby tags from Gypsy Wanderings *Plaques from Storybook *"Congratulations" from Wildcard
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
Copyright: All creations and ramblings displayed on this page are shared with the intention of inspiring others to be creative. You may use my ideas to guide your own creations, but please don't use my photos to pass off as your own artwork (submissions/contests, publications, family scrapbooks, etc.). Thank you & "Hoppy" Crafting!