I made this banner for the safari theme baby shower I threw.  The location it was at had ceiling tiles which made hanging this a breeze as the tiles held the ribbon securely without adhesives or tacks.
I forgot to take a close up of it so I gathered the papers and ribbon I used (minus the brown satin grosgrain as I used it all) for you to see.  These colored zebra papers are a lot of fun and the orange paper with glittered animals was perfect for the letters.  The giraffe print ribbon was used as accents on some of the other decorations throughout the party so I tied it to the brown ribbon and used it to hang the banner.
Paper: KI Memries - The Classics Stack - blue, green & yellow zebra, DCWV - Animal Crackers stack - orange with glittered animal prints, Recollections - pale blue

Embellishments: The Ribbon Boutique - brown satin grosgrain & giraffe print satin grosgrain

Other: hole punch, Cricut, New Arrival Cricut cartridge
This was my first attempt at making a diaper cake.  The ones I have seen and received in the past for the most part had the diapers rolled up tight and secured with rubber bands or ribbon, but I did not take that approach. 

I fanned the diapers around in a circle like you would fan a deck of cards.  This swirling of the diapers looks interesting and pretty.  Next, I wrapped tissue paper around the sides for color and to get the look of fondant and then added the layered ribbon.  The giraffes were propped against the side as an afterthought when I had a couple left from decorating the room.  I like them.  I chose to leave the top unadorned and not to add animals or baby items all over it to go with the modern feel I was trying to achieve.
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Orange Zest, KI Memories - The Classics stack - yellow with white polka dots
Embellishments: The Ribbon Boutique - brown satin grosgrain and giraffe print satin grosgrain 
Other: green tissue paper, Wilton 12" scalloped cake round, Cricut, Create a Critter Cricut cartridge, diapers
My good friend was throwing a wedding shower for friends of ours and I volunteered to make the invites.    The theme was shabby chic and black, white, silver, and red.  I used a regular white cardstock to help the stamped flourish get an uneven, slightly distressed look.  The vellum overlay softened the overall look too.

The number kept steadily growing so there ended up being three different versions of this invite sent out.  This was the simplest one to mass produce.  The others were this design with red satin ribbon either fed through holes I punched and tied in a bow or a strip of the red satin ribbon only at the top.
Paper: The Paper Studio - clear vellum and textured gray, Staples - white cardstock
Stamps: Basic Grey - Adornment stamp set
Ink: Memento - London Fog
Other: Cricut, The the Knot Cricut cartridge, Fiskars corner rounder, printer

Where Have I Been?

Phew!! I have been extremely busy with making a few sets of invitations and cards.  Takes a lot longer now that I have three little ones.  I just now have some down time so I will be posting them this week.
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