Tuesday, August 2, 2016

It's a Boy Baby Shower: Blue, White and GOLD!

A sweet lady I know from work is going to be a grandma soon and with the baby shower coming up, I wanted to do something for her.  She asked if I could make a diaper cake and banner based on the balloons they picked for the baby shower:

With a resounding "YES!!"  I got busy.  They are super cute, right!?  I figured I would do an all blue- and white-baby-item  diaper cake and then incorporate the balloon design into a pennant or flag for the cake topper.  Here's the diaper cake:

It was a challenge to find just plain blue or white baby things!  I didn't count on finding anything with gold on it but then I found the sweet snuggle bunny that I used to top the cake.  It has tiny gold stars on its paws and ears:

I found the tiny gold bucket at Target!  It's filled with sample baby products, a pair of socks, and mittens. I got lucky and found a swaddle blanket at Buy Buy Baby printed with stars and, as luck would have it, it also had gold stars (it's on the first layer of the cake).

Drawing from the balloon design, I found gold tassel garland (Target) which I took apart.  Using a dowel rod and wooden bead I painted baby blue, and a flag cut from Bazzill starmist card stock (using my Cricut), I made the flag.  The gold lettering was also cut using my Cricut.  The font is called "retro" and the gold metallic card stock is by Recollections:

And here is the banner:

The banner shape mimics the flag but is a slightly different shape and cut.  Dan got me a Cricut Explore Air for Christmas this past year and it is AMAZING!  I love everything about it.  I have used a Cricut for over 10 years and the Air takes it all to the next level :) 

I love this color combo!  It wasn't until I hung the banner up, that I realized it's the color scheme of my craft room.  White, gold, and light blue!

I have thoroughly enjoyed playing in my craft room this past week.  Baby showers are always my favorite but I'm equally excited about Fall so I have to get back in there! 

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