Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy


As part of my son's present I thought I would make him a personalized Star Wars T-Shirt. I have been wanting to try this out for a while, but never had a good reason to. I knew that Silhouette sold heat transfer vinyl, but living in Canada there are not very many places that carry Silhouette products, so I turned to Micheals. I had seen some iron-on printer transfer sheets there before so I went there this past weekend with a 50% off coupon and bought a package.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I've been to Dollar Store so often recently for all the party supplies and look at what I found there! A Fruit of the Loom T-shirt... Only $2!

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then began designing the T-shirt logo on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I didn't have Star Wars font but I found the font for free here! You don't need the Silhouette to make this T-shirt but I wanted the Cameo to cut around the edges for me.  

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what it looked like on-screen before I sent it to the printer. To use these transfer sheets you must use an inkjet printer, NOT laser printer! I learned that the hard way... we had to pull out our old printer for this.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

After it was printed, I then cut out the images with the Cameo.

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

On the back of the T-Shirt, I ironed on the little Star Wars logo (centered under the neckline).

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


Finally, I placed the image on the front of the T-shirt and followed the directions on the transfer package. Seconds later the image fused and now I have a T-shirt that my son is surely going to love! Next time you see this shirt it will be finished and on my son :)

Thanks for coming by!
Ilda :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party

While I was at the dollar store I came across some trash cans that I thought I could make look like storm trooper heads.

Here is what I did...

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used these two plastic trash containers, black duct tape, blue electrical tape, scissors, (foil tape and parchment paper not pictured here).

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I tried cutting the shapes I needed for the face of the troopers but the tape kept sticking to the scissors, so I had a light bulb moment... parchment paper! Nothing sticks to that stuff! So that is what I used. I drew out my shapes and then just cut them out.

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I used my punch to cut out again perfect circles.

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I then took a dry erase black marker and just drew the shadowing under the eyes.


They make perfect containers for the lightsabres. Aren't they just so cool, my son was so excited when he saw what I was working on! 

DIY Trooper Trash Cans for Star Wars Birthday Party  by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Click here on how I made the lightsabres.

Alright enough blogging, have to get more Star Wars stuff done!


Ilda :)

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party


Welcome back... if you have a little boy you sure are going to love this post! (hopefully)

My son's request for this year's birthday party theme was Star Wars. Thankfully there are lots out there for you. Being a crazy crafter I always want to make most of my decor myself! What a task... one idea always leads to another, and it feels never-ending! As long as everything is ready for Saturday I'll be happy :)

So this first post I will share with you how I made my lightsabers.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is what I used... Water noodles, black duct tape and foil tape, and scissors. These were all purchased at the Dollar Store! With the noodles, I cut each one of them in half.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Next, I covered one of the ends with black duct tape and folded down the excess tape.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Then I added a strip of tape to the top of the noodle, ensuring that I was wrapping around it pretty straight.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Repeated the last step to make a wider handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

With my one inch punch, I cut out a piece of foil tape This tape comes with a backing that peels of before you adhere it.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Peeled off the backing and added it to the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

To embellish the handle, I cut the foil tape lengthwise to create some strips.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Wrapped it around the base of the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And there you go homemade lightsabers, that the kids can enjoy (hopefully they won't hurt each other too badly!)


Thanks for visiting,
Ilda :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons


Wow... It feels like a while since my last post! I have been crazy busy... between work, life and planning my sons birthday party for this weekend, I am ready to pull my hair out :(  I'll have posts on my sons "Star Wars" themed birthday crafts hopefully within the next few days! Stay tuned if you are a Star Wars fan :)

But first... I want to share with you the 3D paper name I made last week for my cousins' friend.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

These paper 3D letters stand about 6.5" tall. They were filled with some dried beans to keep them from toppling over. The 3D letters are from SVG Cuts 3D letter kit. The butterfly is from the SCAL library. Added some buttons, bows and a silk flower to dot the "I". Boy did I have a tough time making the "S"... I have made a few of these names in the past but never had to make an "S", maybe next time it will be easier!  The "A" and the "I" were embossed with the Cuttlebug (hard to see in this picture). The paper I purchased at Micheal's in the open card stock paper section, sorry don't have the exact company names for them :(

Here are a few more close-ups.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I don't have an Epiphany Craft button make, but I really do like the look... I did though have glass beads and hot glue, so I made due! I think it turned out pretty cute and so simple. I found this idea on Pinterest here, so I knew I had to try it! 

So here is what I did...

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

 You need scissors, hot glue, paper, pen, and a flattened glass bead.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Write your message on a scrap piece of paper, and place a fair amount of glue on the back of the glass bead.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Press the glass bead centered on the message.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Cut around the bead.

3D Paper Letters - SADIE | & DIY Glass Buttons by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And there you have a new glass button to embellish your project! Hope you liked this, I love how easy it was and I'm sure I'll be making more of these!

Happy crafting!
Ilda :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Yeah!!! I see I have a few more followers today... how exciting! Welcome to my little blog of happiness!

Today I'm going to share with you a project I've been thinking about and working on for a while. SVG Cuts has its Facebook Spring Challenge going on right now, so I thought I would enter. Wish me luck, it's going to be tough there are some really great entries... go check them out! 

So here is my "Spring Garden Bird Cage" hope you like it :)

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge

I used files from SVG Cuts Playful Parlour, 3D Flowers Part 1, 3D Mums and Fall Flowers, Happy Bday You, and Amilie's Accessories Kits! Cut them all out with my Cameo using Recollections card stock.

I then glued all of the beautiful paperwork onto a 16X20 canvas that I had painted with sky blue acrylic paint. I used some twigs that I cut from my yard around the frame... and voila, my spring masterpiece! I think it will look great in our Solarium :) 

and here close-ups...

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!
Ilda :)
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Flower Pot Pocket Card Freebie

Yeah, it's the weekend! Happy Friday everyone!

Flower Pot Pocket Card Freebie by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here as promised yesterday is my Flower Pot Pocket Card SVG file... hope you love it...  Just open it up in SCAL and cut away! Very quick and easy to make. A perfect card for Mother's Day!

Have a great weekend!
Ilda :)

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)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flower Pot Pocket Card - Free File



Over at Just Us Girls Challenge, they are having a color challenge this week. So I thought I should enter a card that I just made...

Flower Pot Pocket Card - Free File by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Cute, isn't it? So "Springy!" I love how it turned out.

All the files I used were created with the SCAL3 program and cut with my Cameo. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the bottom of the flower pot.

The card stock I used is from Recollections, the stamp is an i.clear stamp from studio G, the button and twine are from my leftover stash!  

I will be posting the files for this card, hopefully, tomorrow for all my crafty friends! Sorry, no time today :(  

Have a wonderful and creative day!
Ilda :)

Click here to find the file!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Little Monkey Birthday Cake

So it's been another crazy, busy day for me... cake, crafting, and a shift at the hospital. The great thing I had my little 5-year-old Maia (Sous Chef), help me clean up! So here is what I have been working on today!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Tomorrow is my friend Karen's son's first birthday... She asked me to make him a monkey themed birthday cake! I think it turned out great! I hope the "little monkey" likes it! Happy birthday Samuel!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

More views... this is a 4 layer chocolate and white cake on the inside. Filled with buttercream icing and covered with fondant. Yummy!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is how I made the banner... I created the little flags using the draw tools in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and then cut them out with the Cameo. I then glued down the top tabs to the twine and then hung it up between two bamboo skewers.

Thanks for visiting!
Ilda




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame


 Hello!

DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I had a busy crafting morning today. I was able to get a lot done... I have been getting many requests for the personalized tumblers I've made recently on the blog. So with no kiddos at home this morning I was able to make some using the Silhouette. Sneak peek for those of you that wanted one and a surprise for the others that weren't expecting one! 


Click here for how I made the Shadowbox.
Click here for how I made the tumblers.

Short post today, got to run and get ready for work!
Ilda :)








Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning

First Communion Day finally arrived and everything went well! My son looked so handsome, was well behaved and read really well during the Church ceremony :)

So here are a few pictures of the day. A big "Thank you" to all our friends and family that we're able to celebrate this special day with us!

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And this is what my basement looked like when it was finally put together! Great food, great friends and family, great party!... and the decor wasn't bad either... hehe! ;)

For details on how I made the decorations and cake, see my previous posts.

Next event Tomas' birthday party... and the wheels are starting to turn...... slowly, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ilda

UPDATE!

For those interested in more ideas and crafts for a girl's Communion, check out my Daughter's 


Or for a Confirmation Day Post!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy

Well, the day has arrived... It's my son Tomas' First Communion today!!!
All the work is finally done and its time to party... So today's post was prescheduled, of course!

Last time I showed you my cake pops, today I will show you the cake I made for the Communion. It is a 4 layer marble cake with a buttercream and Nutella filling, covered with fondant... can you say yummy!!!

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here a few more pictures of the cake close up. Love how the bow turned out!

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The rosary made with little balls of rolled fondant then strung them all together with a stretchy elastic wire. 

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Simple and sweet :)


I'll be posting more pics of the First Communion Day as soon as I have more time.

Thanks for visiting again,
Ilda :)