My youngest daughter celebrated her third birthday last week so I was busy getting crafty! In fact, I have so many fun projects to share with you that I thought I would put them into two posts!
When I asked G what kind of cake she would like, she was quick to answer – NEMO! Now, I was pretty sure that meant a cake decorated with Nemo (as opposed to a fish cake ;)), but you never can tell with three year-olds! 😉 So, I decided to tackle my first ever underwater-themed layer cake and hope for the best.
This cake was completely decorated with modeling chocolate, and given that it was my first attempt at cake decorating, I think it turned out pretty well! It was also a lot of fun to have both of my girls and my hubby help out with the decorations. Modelling chocolate is so easy to work with!
Next up was a project a little more in my comfort zone – an interactive card!
I recently saw a tutorial for this pop-up box card on Splitcoast Stampers, although I did decide to change up the dimensions a bit. I thought this was a fun way to show off a few of these cute stamps from Whimsie Doodles Shellabration set, and would be a great way to keep the Nemo theme without having Disney knocking on my door! 😉
The only thing I don;t love about this card is that there are not many great places to write a message to the recipient. This time, I decided to use the front panels in the “closed” version…
…but I think next time I will include a pull tab feature instead – stay tuned…I sense a new tutorial on the horizon!
All in all, I really love the way it turned out, and the best part has been the fun that G has had with the card so far!
Well, that’s it for part one! I have a bunch more project from the party to share tomorrow, all inspired by and pulled together with awesome ribbons from May Arts! I hope you will pop back for some more party fun! Thanks for stopping by!
This card has been entered into Whimsie Doodles challenge – Seeing Spots! (bubbles count, right?)