The theme for today's challenge is: BABY BIRTHDAY (anything having to do with a baby's birthday or even "birth" day. So, I thought I'd take you back in time and show you what I had done for my little Miss Bella's 1st Birthday. I just love being a grandma and celebrating lots of milestones with her. I wish I had been "this" crafty when my babies were little, but now I get to decorate and embellish for her and the new baby, (in March).
So here we go: First when Miss Bella was born I made her a "Birthday" cake plate. This way each year for her birthday we can set her cake on it.
Here is the picture of it completed. We will use this plate every year for her birthday cake or cupcakes. Depending on what we have.
This is the diaper cake I had made for her shower
Then for her 1st birthday I made this:
I used my Cricut and my SCAL. First I created a triangle shape and welded circles onto it to create the scallop look. I cut this at 4.7 by 5.4 inches (Pink). Then I created another triangle (Green) and fit it inside. I cut a scallop circle (Brown) in SCAL at 2.42 inches. I used the Bernard MT Condensed font to spell Bella's name (Green) and then again with the Shadowed Blackout (Rounded)(Pink). I used my ATG gun to adhere all the pieces together. I also used SCAL (game pieces in the shapes library) and broke apart and cut just the crown out of pink cardstock. I added some rhinestones to the crown for some added bling. I then used my ribbon punch to punch holes in the triangles and slipped this cute pink and brown ribbon through it. The best part of this whole project? I used everything from my stash. YEAH!!! I just love the look of this banner.
Our theme for her birthday is Princess and Frogs. Frogs you might ask? Well, all of my kids had a special theme as they were growing up and you always received something of that theme for each birthday, christmas or special occassion. My daughter picked tree frogs for Bella. I know you might think that's kinda weird, but really there are a lot of frogs that are super duper cute. I am really loving it. Anyway, this post has nothing to do with frogs. Hehehe.
I used SCAL and a plain cupcake wrapper to dress up her cupcakes. I welded Bella's name onto the cupcake wrapper and then I used my new Cri-Kits (green glitter pen) that I won over at Joy's Life to write Princess on the wrapper. I used the font Fiolix Girls with my SCAL. This is probably one of my favorite fonts. The pens really work great. Then I cut Bella's name out in the DCWV All Dressed Up Glitter Stack in green and adhered them to her name. SO stinking cute, if I do say so myself.
I also made the party hat for Bella. All I did was took a piece of paper 6 by 11 and formed it into a party hat. You know the ones you can buy for a birthday party. I adhered both sides together with my ATG fun and formed the party hat. Kristal over at Kandrewdesigns had made a crown a while back for the Knock out Breast Cancer. She gave the file for free and I snagged it up. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but now I am glad I grabbed it. I altered it a little bit by making it smaller top to bottom and then I adhered it to the party hat. I used the same letters that I had used for the cupcake wrappers and adhered them to the crown. I then punched two holes on either side of the party hat and added some elastic. I didn't go too overboard on embellishing it or adding too much detail because, she won't leave it on for long anyway, she doesn't like anything on her head.
And here are just some random pictures showing the cake and cupcakes.
I made a cake just for her to dig into
And this was the frog for the big cake. Isn't he just the cutest?
and here she is after digging into her own cake.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks again Amy and Rhonda for letting me be part of your fabulous blog as a guest designer! Don't forget to make your own decorations for a Baby Birthday or "Birth" day and link up at Decorate to Celebrate I can't wait to see what you create!