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 a picture showing how I used the vinyl on the backside of the plate with the etching cream. I know the vinyl is cow patterened. I had gotten it on clearance somewhere. Its a huge roll and I use it mainly for etching purposes.
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!
Your grandaughter is absolutely adorable! I love all the crafty things you made for her! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I am now following you also. :)ReplyDelete
Oh how PRECIOUS is she!!! I love all of your adorable decorations you created for her!!!!!! What a sweet sweet day that was!!!ReplyDelete
wow, looks amazing, what a special 1st birthday!ReplyDelete
what a cute birthday thank you for sharing and being a guest designer for me and amys blog decorate to celebrate hugsReplyDelete
what a beautiful collection. I love the color combo. The banner is just too cute. Thanks for joining us a Decorate to Celebrate. nenerscreations.blogspot.comReplyDelete
oh so sweet! Love the pink and green!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Brenda!!! Your Granddaughter is the cutest. I lover her digging into the cake. Total keepsake photo:) Your celebrations project is just awesome. I am sure it took a long time to get done but the end result is fabulous! TFS!ReplyDelete
These party decorations are awesome!!! I love the frog and princess theme!!!ReplyDelete
OMG!! what a precious picture of your granddaughter:) and all the decorations are just so adorable!! That cake sure looks yummy!Great job and how special for your granddaughter:) TFSReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Brenda, Bella is so adorable! What a precious photo of her enjoying her birthday cake! As for the decorations, I don't even know where to begin...everything is so amazing and fabulous!! I love how you added her name to the cupcake holders, the banner is beautiful, the diaper cake is stunning...every single thing is just spectacular! A party perfect for a princess!! You are so creative and talented!! :DReplyDelete
Love all of the pictures! This is sooo cute! Love the diaper cake you made and how you incorporated the cricut into it! Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Brenda, I love your banner and the cupcake wrappers...haven't done wrappers yet and I'm dying to try it!ReplyDelete
So happy to be part of a great Guest DT @ DTC....
love the birthday colors!! To fun. I have a New Years Eve baby too! 12-31-07 such a fun birthday!ReplyDelete
amazing projects! i know you had a wonderful time. she is just adorable. tfsReplyDelete
amazing projects. i know you had a wonderful time. she is just adorable. tfsReplyDelete
love the projects. she is such a cutie!ReplyDelete
love the projects & she is such a cutie. tfsReplyDelete
Love your projects! It must have taken so much time, but that picture of her after she ate her cake makes me see she was totally worth it!ReplyDelete
Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like the decorations. Banners are popular. The photo of Bella with cake is scrapbook worthy.ReplyDelete
Great Party 'decor Love that frog and the pic of her eating her cake so darn cute! I popped in from DTCReplyDelete
Big Blog Hugs Janet
So cute! Looks like she loved her party! Here from DTC! CallyannReplyDelete
Brenda, what a FUN collection of decorations!! I love the picture of Bella after digging in to her cake!! :) I'm super excited to have you as a regular part of the DTC crowd -- How awesome to have another creative friend as part of the team!! :) YAY!! :)ReplyDelete
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