Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Love Gerbera Daisies!

  This project made me fall for gerbera daisies!  I decided to share it when I stumbled on Joyful Stampers' Inspire Me Fridays. I constructed centerpieces and favors for my sister's baby shower awhile ago. I knew I had to go practical, because my sister is practical.
     I found the ribbon first at a local craft store and built upon it.  For a whole month, all I could think about were these gorgeous flowers.  Do you see why I chose it as my profile photo?  They are way more stunning than me, lol. :)  
  As for the construction of the diaper cake, the Diaper Cake Tutorial was helpful.  Basically, you use clear rubber bands (genius!) to secure each diaper into a roll.  Then, you use larger rubber bands to secure them all together (section by section and then combined).  You then use the ribbon to hide the rubber bands.  I shrink wrapped the centerpiece, because I knew this would soon cover my future niece's precious little bottom!
    The favors were made with a Sizzix flower card die.  Here is a closeup of the favor:

     I embossed the yellow copy paper first (sizzix texture plates) and then die cut it with my Big Shot.  Embossing seems to add strength to paper.  I then cut out a transparent layer to lend some support also.  See the little bag that is sandwiched in the middle?  I filled it with some party mints and used a silver twistie tie to secure it. The little white bow hides the tie.
     Since I live almost a continent away from my sister, I couldn't make it to her shower.  Perhaps that is why it was so important for me to do this for her.  Isn't that why many of us craft our hearts out?  It is an extension of our love. 
     Speaking of love,thank you for taking the time to visit!  

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Marlena! I love gerbera daisies too! Brilliant project hun!
    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays this past week!
    hugs & blessings!


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