Now the tricky part is that we were going to make 8 and many of the people knew she was going to be finding out and wanted to know right away. So the fact that we are in Mississippi and we have a good bit of family in CA I needed to get them prepped and out as quickly as possible. So, to make things easier I created 8 undecorated bases and 8 sets of decorations for both boy and girl. That way once we found out I could whip them up that night (OK, it still took 6-7 hours so it still took most of that night) and then get them out in the post early the next day. We really enjoyed how they turned out and it was a fun way to discover the news.
So just like the surprise cakes I made the outside completely neutral so that the person receiving it only discovers if it is a boy or a girl when opening up the box.
Once you pull off the lid the sides open up and there are standing items on little plastic pieces. There is then a tea light with flowers around the flame. This is designed to look like a mini cake so the recipients do get a cake after all!
Here I had the flash on so some of the colors are a little washed. You can see that I have the flame turned on.
I used Storybook and Sugar and Spice for the pop ups.
Another shot of the inside and the little girl.
Here we have the baby carriage.
Thank you so much Cindy for this idea, I am so glad I took your class. My brother and sister-in-law loved the goodies that they got to send out. Thanks so much for your looking!