Sunday, January 12, 2014

Rhinestone Embellished Diaper Cake and a MyCutSearch Tip

I have made diaper cakes in the past, but using the products from The Buckle Boutique on them takes them to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

First, if you want to see my detailed step by step instructions on how to build a diaper cake, you can go HERE.  If you want to see ALL of the diaper cake projects I have done, click HERE.

I created this diaper cake for The Buckle Boutique's display booth at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show going on in Anaheim, California.  I wanted to show that you could use the rhinestone sticker sheets or the rhinestone fabric to decorate a diaper cake . . . or a real cake . . . for parties, showers or weddings.


I am going to skip the steps on creating the diaper cake, since you can read how to do that in my past posts HERE, and skip right to the decorating.  For this cake I alternated every other tier of the cake showcasing the blue and green rhinestone fabric and the lime green rhinestone sticker sheets.

The rhinestone fabric has an iron on backing, so for this application I cut a long strip of stiff crinoline fabric the width of three rows of the checkered pattern, and long enough to wrap around the tier of the cake plus some extra for overlap.  I sewed velcro onto the crinoline so that it could overlap and attach to itself.  Then I just ironed the rhinestone fabric to the crinoline.  (If you were doing this on a REAL cake, I am sure there is a ribbon or some sort of food safe product you could attach the rhinestone fabric to in order to wrap it around the cake)


For the other tiers, I cut a piece of 2 1/2" wide ribbon long enough to wrap around the tier of the cake, plus some for overlap.  I sewed velcro to the ribbon so that it could overlap and attach to itself in the back, then I cut strips of the lime green sticker sheets, three gems wide.  I peeled off the backing from those sticker sheets and since the sheets have adhesive on the back I just stuck these long strips down to the edges of the ribbon.  Then I wrapped them around the tiers and secured them in the back with the velcro I sewed onto them.


I even added a little strip of the rhinestone sticker sheet to the bear as a collar for him.  And a simple bow in matching colors adds the perfect finish to the cake.  If you wanted to add more elements to the cake to embellish it you could, but I wanted to keep this one simple to really show of the rhinestones and have those be the focus of the cake.

 
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Even though I did not use a Cricut cut on this project, I was thinking that if this were going to be used for a baby shower, and you wanted to make invitations or gift cards to go along with it how would you go about finding the right image for that?  Well, if you knew the image you wanted to cut, like a rattle or bottle, you could just type that into the search bar.  But what if you wanted a baby themed image AND wanted to know if there was a Cricut cut of a card shape with that image already on it.

I tried this on MyCutSearch.com by typing in

baby card

and I was very happy with the results.  It showed me ONLY handbook pages that had a card shape, and some sort of baby image in them also (baby bottle, baby onsie, baby bootie, etc.)

Here are some of my favorites.






And these are just a FEW of the choices!  Look at all of the different options I have for a baby item either cut into a card, or a shaped card.  If I needed something fast, cutting the baby onesie card where the card and the onesie are cut all at once would be perfect . . . and it even has an envelope.  If I wanted to spend a little more time I could do the baby diaper pin shaped card.






7 comments:

  1. I LOVE your diaper cake!
    What a cutie and it highlights the product perfectly.
    I bet they love it.
    Thanks for the card search idea.
    I do searches on there all the time but didn't realize I could search for the card theme.
    Thanks for including this and for the wonderful My Cut resourse.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDradonfly.blogspot

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    1. Could you include a place to follow this blog by email. I would love to follow that way,
      Hugs
      D~
      dmcardmaker AT AOL DOT COM

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  2. Hi Shawn! Love MyCutSearch...It's my "go-to" for finding cricut cuts. I really like your blog. You have such wonderful ideas. I was wondering if you would add a "subscribe by email" button. I would love to be notified whenever you post to your blog rather than wait for your turn as guest blogger...Thanks so much!

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  3. This is a gorgeous project. I have a baby shower coming up, and I think I'm going to try this... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. So talented! Thanks for the great tips too!

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  5. What a precious diaper cake!! I love the rhinestones!! I use mycutsearch.com all the time when using my cricut!!

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  6. Shawn, what a wonderful diaper cake! Love the blend of cute and pretty.

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