Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts

Friday, April 4, 2014

DIY Seashell Earrings + FREE Silhouette Studio Earring Card File

Hello Everyone, I'm back! Not that you knew I was gone, lol!
We took a last-minute trip away to the Bahamas for Spring Break :) Definitely needed to see the sun, it has been a very long depressing Winter!

While on our trip we collected some seashells on the beach. My son wanted a pendant made with one of the shells and my daughter some earrings. So I thought why not make all her little friends a pair as well! A super easy and quick craft to make... a real authentic souvenir, unlike the fridge magnets I brought back that say the Bahamas but were made in China!

Aren't they SO cute! I even made a pair for myself, hehe ;)

DIY Seashell Earrings + FREE Silhouette Studio Earring Card File

To make this you will need:

Seashells (the smallest you can find)
Earring Posts and Backs
Hot Glue and Gun

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry the seashells. 
  2. Select shells similar in shape and size for each pair of earrings you create.
  3. Turn on a hot glue gun.
  4. Add a drop of glue to the back of the seashell.
  5. Attach the post to the center of the shell.
  6. Repeat for all other earings.
  7. Add them to an Earing Card.
  8. Give away your authentic super cool DIY Seashell Earrings! 


DIY Seashell Earrings + FREE Silhouette Studio Earring Card File

Using the Silhouette DSE, I created this cute Earing Card to attach my seashell earrings to. The wording was also done using the Print n Cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo! 

For all those of you that would like this Earing Card I'm giving it away for FREE!!!

Before you download...

My free files RULES!!!


  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)
Click HERE for your free download! 

DIY Seashell Earrings + FREE Silhouette Studio Earring Card File

I hope you remember this little Seashell Earring craft the next time you are on a beach vacation and want to bring a little souvenir back home with you ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes

TGIF! It's been one of those weeks! Starting off with losing pictures on my blog... can you tell I'm still a little bitter about that. Apparently, that has happened to a lot of other bloggers out there. Oh well, time to move on! Hopefully, next week will be a better week :)

So this weekend my kids have 3 birthday parties to attend! Yup, busy birthday weekend... so I thought I would share with you a little gift I made for each of the kids. I got the idea from one of my favorite bloggers Thienly Azim from her blog modpaperie, if you have not visited her yet...YOU MUST! She will inspire your socks off  :) She made a birthday book, I loved that idea. A place where you can keep all your memories of the day.

I didn't feel like going out and buying birthday themed paper so I thought I would just make my own pages using the print and cut features of the Silhouette, and use papers I already owned. For my books, I thought I would make a little box on the back to place some cards or even some of the birthday pictures. So here is my take on the birthday book, well 3 of them...

I used graphics from Lettering Delights Scribble Kids Alphabet, Banner Day Alphabet, and the Sweet Birthday SVG  kits. This is what the front covers look like.

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what the book looks like when the book is opened up,


even a spot for the birthday girls picture.

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is a boy's version.

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

A place for pictures, cards, whatever they like!

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is a pic of a tag that I put on the back of all my crafts!

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Birthday Card | Book For Birthday Keepsakes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The box was just made on a score board, didn't use a cutter.


The box measured 4.5" X 6.5" X 0.5" 


Folded down the top edge and glued it. Then glued down all the rest of the edges to form a box.


Here is what it looked like all put together.


For the fan part of the book, I used the same measurements and then just glued the two sheets together. Once I had finished embellishing the pages I just adhered the last page to the box. Added some ribbon to tie it up and keep it all together. I hope the kiddos like them! I know my son already has put a request in for one!!!  Well better get busy!

Thanks for visiting!





Shared with:









Craft Junkie Too Friend


Instagram Inpiration