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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cooking with Cricut challenge - Christmas in July

Over at they are having Christmas in July challenges.  So the idea this week is to make a project using scraps.  Here's my card. I used the Plantin Schoolbook and the cuttlebug to make this fun, easy card for the holidays.

Baby shower Nesting party favor

Okay, I swear (I hope) that this is my last post about the baby shower!  And I've posted this favor before, but this is the final draft that I ended up using for the shower.  I put little truffles in them!  And they were a big hit.

I used the Bags, tags, boxes and more2 cart for the favor box and the bib and the Gypsy Wanderings for the birdy!

Gift Bags for the baby shower - birdcage

This is the gift bag I made for the presents!  And man, oh man did I have fun buying girl clothes!  My girls are 27, 13 and 10 and they won't let me dress them in tutu's anymore, so  imagine the fun I had shopping for this baby!  I used the Straight from the Nest cart of course.

Bird Cages for the table?

We set up tables outside for our guests, and I made these little bird cages from a tutorial I found on line.  The glassware, candles, table clothes and foliage I found at the dollar store (cha ching)! And it worked perfectly to fit the theme!

This is what the table looked like when they were all prettied up!

Baby Shower Food Table

This is what our food table looked like when it was totally set up.  We kept it simple since it was an evening shower, fruits, veggies and cupcakes, oh and candy of course!

Diaper Cake

This is a little bit of a twist on the diaper cake.  I wrapped diapers and tied them together to form a circle, then covered them in a circle with paper.  I used the Straight from the Nest cart for the branch, the Plantin Schoolbook for the grass and the Gypsy Wanderings for the bird.  The cellophane candies I used were diapers rolled up!  How cute is that?  I saw it on Etsy.  I was pretty pleased with it!

This is a name card I placed on the cake plate, just to let people know the name of the new little one and to welcome them to the shower!

Baby shower wreath

Well, folks it's been a while since I have posted.  I thought June was bad, then came July!  So between vacations, weekend boating and a surgery (all is well) I have not posted for quite some time.  But that does not mean that I have not been busy on the cricut.  Hardly a day goes by that I don't use it. 
My girlfriend had a baby girl today and in preperation we had a baby shower last week.  The theme was nestin, and the colors were pink, brown and green.  Those of you who know me, know that I want a granddaughter to dress up, so when I heard my friend was having a girl I went a little crazy!  So here is the first of several posts.  First, actually this was the last project I did, it came to me when I was recooperating, is a wreath for the front door.
I made this wreath using diapers.  I tied them around a wreath I picked up at an after holiday sale at Target.  I used the Straight from the Nest cart for the welcome and branches, and the Gypsy Wanderings for the bird.  The shoes I found a template for at Pink Fox website AND I just saw on the Holidaycricut website that CTMH has a new cart coming out tomorrow with this 3D shoe on it!  CAN'T WAIT!