Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cuteness Alert!!

Okay, I am warning you ahead of time, that I am SUPER PROUD of what I am about to share with you!! I usually don't gush over my own work, but seriously, this may be the cutest thing I ever made in my life!! As you all know, my sister is having a miracle baby due in July, and this weekend is her shower. For those of you not familiar with the story, my older sister Mary was told she would not be able to get pregnant because her tubes were 100% blocked. To make a long story short, she lost a bunch of weight, got pregnant on her own, and didn't know it until she felt him move!!(if you wanna read the whole story, go to this post). Well, while blurfing the other day, I stumbled upon this super cute creation by my pal Susan aka susiestampalot(who just won the My Favorite Things guest designer spot-btw)and I had to make one for my sister's shower. It is a diaper cake, how stinkin cute is that!! Susan quickly emailed me and gave me some pointers, but is working on getting a tutorial together to share on her blog. She knew I needed it soon, so she talked me through how she put hers together and boy was she a HUGE help!! Since I got the idea from her, and I wasn't smart enough to take pictures while making it, I am not going to go into detail, but if you have any questions before she gets her tutorial done, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, just send me an email or leave a comment!! So after the "cake" was assembled, I wrapped bands of DP(by Imagine That) around the middle of each layer. I got my DP for this project at Wal-mart in the scrapbooking section(if you can call it that). It was a whole pack of paper in different size pads, some buttons, brads and some ribbon. The colors were perfect for a boy, and I loved the fun prints. I punched a TON of stars out of it and some coordinating SU card stock and placed them all over. Some of the stars have brads through the center with some ribbon attached, some just the brad, and some just the stars, just whatever you like. I also attached buttons with glue dots all around the paper strips. The letters are some die cuts I picked up a long time ago by EK Success, and are held together by silver brads with some ribbon tails at the top and bottom. I attached some of the small stars to each letter to give it some personality. The ruffle around the bottom is actually the stuff you buy on a spool to finish quilts, so it is already sewn together and ready to go(cool huh). The top is two different curly ribbons you buy at Wal-mart(or where ever you get yours at) twisted together. I thought they needed a little something, so I attached some stars with brads to the ribbon curls(something I need to remember in the future because it is super cute). I really tried to make mine as different from Susan's as possible, but I loved hers so much, that there are a lot of similarities. I loved how she had the name trailing down the side of hers, the paper bands, and the buttons, so I kept them. I want to thanks Susan so much for helping me out with this and allowing me to CASE her totally cute creation for my sister's special day. What do you think?? I WARNED you didn't I!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

24 comments:

  1. OK that is THE MOST ADORABLE CAKE I have ever seen. I've made a few but mine have never come out this cute!!!Great job. Reach around and pat yourself on the back. Such a wonderful gift for such a miraculous and blessed event.

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  2. OMG! This is adorable! I have a baby shower later this month.....you have inspired me! Thank YOU!!

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  3. Oh I've seen these before but never even DARED to attempt one!! You are goooooooooooood!!! This is just so, so adorable!!! :)

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  4. This is just soooooooo sweet!! Your sister will be so happy...

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  5. Girlfriend - this is so stinkin' cute! I'm soooo glad I had a minute to check out your blog! Enjoy the shower! Hugs & Stamps!

    BTW - I'll be back soon! Only SEVEN more days of session!

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  6. Jess! This is just AMAZING!! HOW gorgeous! What a huge undertaking but a stunning result! LOVE this! Your sister is going to flip!! WOW!

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  7. That diaper cake is so darned cute!! What an awesome idea and what a great undertaking!! Your sister will love it!!!

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  8. I saw this on Susie's blog and thought it was adorable. You have done a good job on your CASE :) I'm sure your sister and all who attend will love it too. Well done!

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  9. Talk about cute!!!! That is the sweetest cake I have ever seen!!! I think I am going to give it a try. One of DH's co-workers is about to become a daddy, and I think this would be a great gift. Thank you, Queen of Sweetness!!!!

    Carolyn
    (aka: Aunt Carol)

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  10. Congratulations to your sister, how wonderful to be so blessed!!

    These are fabulously adorable, i thought it was a cake at first! Awesome!!!

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  11. Thank you for warning me! That is so stinkin' sweet, I'd have had a toothache and I need to get some shut-eye! Great work, Jessie!!!

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  12. That is so cute - love it.

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  13. Okay are you kidding me? Gush away cause I am...your sister is so very lucky to have you and to be able to enjoy your amazing talent! We'll have to figure out what to do for you when it's time for your shower...cause you know it will happen!!!

    Hugs friend and thanks for sharing this amazing masterpiece with us.

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  14. WOW Jessie, this are just amazing. Congratulations to your sister, please send me her addy, when the baby comes I have to send her a card. :)

    Stamping hugs,
    Jennifer:)

    PS Have fun at the shower :)

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  15. That is beautiful. I have seen them before, but none were anywhere near as pretty as yours.

    Congratulations, to your sister.


    WannaB

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  16. Well, my friend--I would have to say you have outdone even yourself this time!! Your big sis might be the LUCKIEST mom-to-be EVER! This is off the charts adorable!!! That Susiestampsalot is one clever gal, and yours is just as fantabulous!! Wow, this sorta puts the oversized cardboard baby rattle I made for my sister's shower table centerpiece last year To Shame, LOL! Seriously, you rock girl! AWEsome project!

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  17. What an adorable gift -- I bet it was the hit of the shower! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. I've always wanted to make one of these, and yours turned out FANTASTIC!!! Now I know who to call for tips and advise when I finally do attempt it!

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  19. HOLY COW!!! This is so CUTE!!!!!!! I would gush too!

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  20. You did an absolutely amazing job with this. It is darling!!!

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  21. OMGosh, Jessie. I absolutely love your diaper cake. I made my first one about a year ago and felt exactly how you do about yours! I am so sorry I haven't been around since our trip. I cannot even begin to tell you how busy I have been with company and another trip, but I am back now and ready to get blogging again.

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  22. Adorable!! Looks like quite a task and tons of onsies with fabulous results!!

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  23. Many blessings to your sister and her baby. Hope all turns out well for her.
    Ok, about the diaper cake....WOW... You Go Girl ! What a beautiful creation.
    Ok, one question ?
    How do you get the bottom to stick to the plate ?
    Or do you ?

    Loads of hugs` Maddie
    MADELINESOLER@MSN.COM

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