Monday, September 30, 2013

CTMH Babycakes Blocks

Don't you love when a typo becomes a fun project?!  So here's the background story...ya'll know how much I LOVE Flip Flaps!  Well, I needed to restock my dwindling supply of the Small Flip Flap Assortment (Z1747) so I ordered 25 packages (yes, I use them a LOT)!  Imagine my surprise when my box arrived and instead I had 25 My Creations Blocks (Z1746).  I re-looked at my order, and YES I typed in the wrong item number by 1 little digit (and NO, I didn't double-check my order before submitting)!

Fortunately, with all the projects I've been creating with Babycakes, I had plenty of scraps leftover to allow me to start playing with these blocks to see what I could come up with!  I used the Babycakes Canvas Shapes (sadly, these are no longer available in canvas, but as Stickease instead)  Same shapes, different texture.  Once I had all the blocks decorated, I used puddles of adhesive to stick them all together, and let dry overnight.  Lots of pictures below as I was rotating the blocks to show all the side (please forgive...I just couldn't get the lighting right, so they're not the greatest pics). Aside from the photo quality, I think the blocks turned out super-cute and am happy that my typo inspired me to create this adorable project!!



I used some Proplayer Assortment, Artisan Studs, Mocha Opaques and Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon to embellish the blocks...these were all "leftovers" from other projects!  I'll admit to a 1st...I actually used up the very last of my Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon...I can't remember ever using up an entire roll of ribbon (and this isn't a skimpy roll...5 yards), but apparently my fondness for this ribbon had me using it ALOT...I was planning to have the top bow cascade down...but alas, this was the final bit, enough to tie a bow!  (I've since opened another spool and continued playing!!)

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