So, what do you do when your son is invited to the birthday parties of two girly girls?

Well, you buy a lot of pink princess art stuff, of course.

And you load it all into pink boxes…

… and use your Silhouette, the Cocktail Shaker font and pink vinyl to add their names…

And in those boxes, you also add a personalized art apron (fabric cut with Silhouette – looks better in real life – apron was $3 at Hobby Lobby)…

And since you spent so much time making these goodies and collecting all the pink art and princess stuff you could find, you realize you need to QUICKLY make two cards. So you grab the girliest stamps you have…

And then you go to the parties and are amazed at how great those moms are at being moms of girls.

And then you thank God you have a boy. So much simpler. Ha. :)

So, if you ever doubted the need for Silhouette, this is proof you need it. Personalized gifts are fantastic and you can actually save money. I love it... even more with its new very user-friendly software for my Mac. I will be sharing more party things with it soon.

Hope you are having a good weekend.


32 CommentsCards, Hero Arts

  1. janet Wilson

    Fabulous gift idea and personalization, Jennifer! I am sure all the other little girls will be drooling. I too can vouch for the Silhouette – love mine :o )

  2. So cute! They will love it!

  3. Iliana

    I looked so forward getting my silhouette, but found that it doesn’t work well with Bazzill and Stampin Up cardstock, even on double cut.

    • Lindsey

      I’ve heard that American Crafts cardstock works well with a Silhouette. (Not that I can vouch for it myself, as I don’t have one!) :)

  4. Your post reminded me of some of our favorite books. “If you give a mouse a cookie” “If you give a moose a muffin” etc. So we can add writer to your long list of all the things you do so fantastically!!
    What beautiful and personal gifts that these girly girls will treasure. Thanks for the inspiration…I need to re-learn what I the barely basics I know on the Silhouette. Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Kathy

  5. Heidi

    Great gifts. The cards are so cute.

  6. Yes the silhouette has hidden talents when you and it become friends…but you my friend also have hidden talents and it always sparkles when you share your creations….sending you lots of happiness for your holiday…safe travels and lots of hugs!

  7. Lovely personalized gifts…dont own the Silhouette but love the creations made by it.

  8. Susan

    LOVE! What fusible webbing did you use – theirs or something else? I have been using my big shot to cut out fabric for sewing and love that!
    And as the mother of two girls and one boy I can say yes boys are easier!

  9. Tina in Springboro

    I have always heard that boys are so much easier. I would not trade my girly girl for anything. All the bling, glitter, stickles and shiny stuff can be oh so much fun. :)

  10. Pia

    so cool, Jennifer! Lucky Kerstin & Cassie to get so thoughtful gifts! I bet Colin was very proud to bring such wonderful homemade goodies!

  11. Donna

    What little girls wouldn’t love that gift?! Absolutely darling! Colin must have been happy to take those birthday presents to his friends!

  12. Absolutely darling! I’ll be those little girls were thrilled. I waited to buy an electric die cutting machine until Silhouette came out with software for the Mac. It was well worth the wait! I love it.

  13. Anita Young

    Adorable gift! I’m sure the little princesses just loved everything :)

  14. these are so cute, and such great ideas! I am sure they were a hit at the party!

  15. Anita

    What adorable gifts!

  16. Barbara Ghigliotty

    OMGosh, Jen….You are AMAZING! These 2 little girls are the luckiest Princesses in the whole world to get such fabulous gifts from you!!! I love my Silhouette too, so I hear ya! I’m sure you were the envy of all the moms at those parties! HUGS!!!

  17. Barbara Ghigliotty

    Oh, I almost forgot….I bought your “Super Stamping Secrets” video, and I LOVE IT!!! What a bargain! Thank you so much :-)

  18. I have three little girls who would *love* something like that!! Very creative! And LOL, my husband actually hoped that baby 4 would be a girl – just easier since we already had three, could stack them 2 and 2 in the bedrooms, just keep handing down clothes, yadayadayada. But he was *thrilled* when we found out we were having a boy. Even at three, yeah…totally easier! :)

  19. Brenda

    What great gifts! You have made me drool even more over a Silhouette, maybe someday….

  20. love all the pink princess-y goodness! fabulous projects for a little girl!

  21. Oh Jennifer, adorable cards and I love the personalised apron! I’m sure the girls were delighted with them! You make a Silhouette even more tempting now I can see what you can do with fabric!

  22. Linn Rivera

    total cuteness :)

  23. Sarah M

    Beautiful gifts! I’m sure the girls were just THRILLED! Love your adorable cards!

  24. Jilly W.

    Oh, I bet these girls were thrilled! What a wonderful gift package!

  25. thanks for the comments!

  26. Super cute gifts! I’m sure the girls loved them! I love my Silhouette too.

  27. Lisa M

    My son, preschool friend to all, was frequently the only boy at a girl’s party. So, at age 5, he opens up a bright pink invitation from a family friend and says cheerfully, “I’ve never been to a Barbie party before!” I haven’t scrapped this yet, but I fully intend to, because now he is 6′ 2′ and very hairy. Still cute, but not so interested in Barbie parties.

  28. debbie walker

    So cute, Jennifer! Daughters are now young adults and I sure do miss those good ole days, lol. Oh, the fun we had.

  29. Jennifer I love love love this post… so many great ideas! I love my Silhouette too :)

  30. Cute ideas! As a mother of a girly girl and a rough-n-tumble boy, I’d say I have the best of both worlds! Of course, my ballerina traded in her pointe shoes for basketball sneakers and they’re both brawlin’ on the courts now! Still fun though!

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