Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Buckle Boutique Bling Party - Diaper Cake

Welcome to the first Buckle Boutique Bling Party!

I am also sharing this project with the All About Babies Blog Hop!
I am also entering this project into the CutItUpChallenges.blogspot Challenge for the Labor Day Theme.

I cannot wait to show you what I created

I have a co-worker who is pregnant and she decorated the nursery in The Lorax theme


I wanted to give her a baby gift that played off of this theme.  I have made diaper cakes before, and I even have a full tutorial on building one that you can read HERE, but for today we are going to jump right to my favorite part of a diaper cake . . . decorating it!

I usually use some sort of ribbon to hide the rubber bands and strings that are holding the diaper cake together, but for this one I decided to use an adhesive backed fabric that I have.  It is nice because it is not a permanate adhesive, so I did not have to worry about it sticking to the diapers and runing them . . . I want them to be able to use these diapers.

Since it only comes in 18" lengths I had to cut a few strips and sew them together.


Once sewn, I mitered the corners 


so then when I removed the backing to expose the adhesive I could open up the seam and it stayed open nice


Then I just started to wrap it around the layers of the diaper cake, placing it so it covered the rubber bands and string holding everything together.


Here is what it looked like when all of the layers were covered.


Next I wanted to make some roses out of baby wash cloths.  I stared by folding them as shown below, bringing the two sides into the center


Then I folded that in half


You are going to want the center fold to be the top of your roses.  Take one corner and fold it in slightly, and then just start rolling the wash cloth up like a cinnamon roll.


I wrapped a rubber band around the end of the roll to hold it together.


The picture below shows how the finished rose looks from the front.


Now it is time to REALLY bring on the bling!

I used the Lime Green Dazzling Diamonds from The Buckle Boutique and cut the word baby from the Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge.  Dazzling Diamonds are SO EASY to cut with your die cutting machine because the 3mm “stones” are actually a gel or soft resin substance, they can be cut in half.
For information on the cutting settings for your Cricut you can go HERE.



I cut two shadow cuts for the word baby in yellow cardstock.  One was used to layer the Dazzling Diamonds on, and then I glued a craft stick to the back, and used the second yellow cardstock cut to "sandwich" the stick in the middle to hide it.

Then I cut several swirls from the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge.  This swirl can be found on the icon feature on the page with Goofy walking


I cut yellow and green cardstock with the shadow cut above, and then green and yellow Dazzling Diamonds from the Icon with the shift button pressed

I had some orange, yellow and green ribbon that I wrapped around the center tier of the cake, and then I made a bow by just looping the ribbon and doing a little stitch in the center to hold it all together.
(do you see The Lorax themed colors?)
To hide where I stitched the ribbon together to make the bow, I sewed on a little green button.


I always like to use baby spoons on my diaper cakes standing up with the handles stuck down between the diapers.  I think that they look like the candles on the cake.  I was so happy went I found this set of spoons that matched the color theme for the cake!


Gifts like these are so fun for me to make.  It includes things that the new parents can use, like the diapers, spoons and wash cloths, but it also allows me to be creative and crafty when decorating the cake.
I think that the Dazzling Diamonds add just the right touch of sparkle to this cake.  And if the parents want to they can use the embellishments from the cake in a scrapbook or bedroom decoration.

Would you like to use some of these products on your next crafting project? 
 Then simply enter our giveaway for 
 $25 store credit at The Buckle Boutique!
Just got to The Buckle Boutique's Blog and fill out the entry form for your chance to win

So now that you have seen a great way to use the Dazzling Diamonds from The Buckle Boutique you should head over to Lori's blog to see what she has in store for you!

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27 comments:

  1. Your diaper cake is so adorable! Thank you for sharing how to make one!

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  2. You ROCKED this diaper cake!!! It looks great with the theme AND is so sparkly!!!

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  3. Holy Moly! Amazing all over the placae! You did an AMAZING job!

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  4. WOW! That is amazing! You did a fabulous job using the Lorax theme.

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  5. Stunning diaper cake - I love the colors and all the wonderful details plus your explanation of how to make one - TFS!

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  6. Wonderful tutorial! What a great idea. Very cool that even the embellishments can be used. My favorite summer activity is sleeping in until 7AM.

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  7. Great tutorial and I love the diaper cake!! It was a pleasure being in the hop with you
    shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com

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  8. How cool is this Dazzling diamond stuff? Gotta get some!! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower now too and hey thanks for mycutsearch. I use it all the time! How did I not find you til now? Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

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  9. my favorite summer activity is concerts in the park with friends.How cute! My niece is also expecting and had done her nursery in "The Lorax". i am doing the baby announcements for her :)

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  10. What an ideal project and gift. Lorax theme.....so cute!!! Love your colors and the sparkly Dazzling Diamonds. Perfect touch.

    My favorite summer activity is gardening and eating what I grow. Yummy!!
    <3 J

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  11. This is just Darling!! AMAZING job!
    Would love if you joined us at Cut it up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  12. WOW!Awesome!So Very Cute!!!Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Very fun colors and sparkle on this diaper cake.
    My favorite summer activity is gardening.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  14. Fun diaper cake! I like how you combined your two new crafting obsessions -- Square1 Masterpiece fabric and Buckle Boutique cutable rhinestone sheets -- into the same project.

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  15. Cute diaper cake. Love the fun bling. Lots of fun.

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  16. I love seeing baby cards and projects that use different colors. It's cool that you were able to find spoons to match. They DO look like candles!

    Thanks for linking your projects to Cut it Up Challenges Labor Day Challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  17. This is adorable! I always forget about all the adorable extras on the Cricut carts, I tend to use the main image. Thanks for reminding me and for being a part of the hop! Miranda :)

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  18. Oh how I love bling. Thank you for teaching us how to make washcloth roses & diaper cake. I spend my summer enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

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  19. Hey Sistah! Of COURSE I love your diaper cake all blinged out with Buckle Boutique goodies. I especially like the Lorax theme, super adorable!! It's always nice hopping with my best friends!!

    Oh, and in the summer I like to do what I do alllllll the time: CRAFT!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net
    Close to My Heart: http://cardmonkey.ctmh.com

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  20. Love the diaper cake, I got one for my shower and they ROCK!

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  21. My, what a cute cake. I love the color scheme you used and the spoons are such a cute touch as candles!! Fabulous!! TFS

    {My favorite summer time activity is a lazy day at the beach!}
    ~Donna K

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  22. Your diaper cake is adorable! I'm going to have to find some Dazzling Diamonds--they look fabulous :-) Thanks for playing along with us on the CIU challenge blog!

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  23. Shawn, this is SOOOOO cute! I love the baby spoons standing up like candles, your perfectly folded cloths to look like flowers, and your gorgeous ribbon bow. I am so happy that you linked up at Cut It Up!

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  24. Wowie-Ca-Powie! Look at that diaper cake! So cute!!! Love all the work and detail you put into it. The cute baby cut on top is super sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges

    Susie

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  25. This is pretty awesome! I love all that you incorporated and the theme is great! thanks for playing at CIU!

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  26. I have never made a diaper cake but this one is great. Thanks so much for entering the Cut It Up Challenge.

    Sarah

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