We are throwing a surprise baby shower for my friend and her son this Sunday. So I won't be able to post this until after the shower because I know she reads this blog once in a while and I don't want to ruin the surprise for her. (Post written 8/23/12)
On one of her Pinterest boards she has all of these cute monster ideas for her nursery. So I thought it would be really fun to go with that theme.
So first up I made her a Smash Book / Junk Journal. I have been wanting to make one of these for a while and I had just received a Bind-It-All for my birthday. So I decided to go for it. Plus I thought it would be a great idea for my friend to have a Smash Book for when the baby comes or even to help document the end of her pregnancy. She is an avid scrapbooker and has big plans for her baby book. So I thought this would be great for her to "Smash" things on the fly so that she would later have the info for her baby book.
|My 1st Smash Book|
|Inside page including fun tags and pockets|
Here is my 2 part video about my very first Smash Book / Junk Journal:
Note: I apologize in advance for how many times I say cute, haha.
After I finished the Smash Book I decided to make a diaper cake. I love making them and I know you can never have enough diapers. My daughter is almost eight months old and is wearing size 3 Pampers Cruisers. I really like how they have the polka dots so I thought they would be fun to use for the diaper cake. Generally you get smaller sized diapers for your shower so it would be nice to have some bigger diapers. Also she can enjoy the diaper cake for a little longer.
Here is my Monster Cake:
|I used my Mini Monster Cricut Cartridge.|
|I found the adorable stuffed monster at |
|I had some fun colored wiggle eyes that |
were perfect for my monsters.
|I added some teethers to the back.|
|Front of the envelope|
|Back of the envelope. I used painters tape to seal the envelope |
so that it could easily be opened and closed. I used
my zig zag scissors to make it look nicer.
|And this is what you see when you open it:)|
|And here he is:)|
Once I was done with everything I added these tags to bring it all together:
Can't wait to post this and see what you guys think!