My Sheri Crafts #86

It's time for a new My Sheri Crafts theme challenge!  For this theme, we are to create any project that represents summer.

I found this theme to be the perfect opportunity to showcase my daughter's "beach finds."  Each time we go on a cruise, she would spend time looking for shells and corals at the beach instead of swimming.  Since we're not really supposed to take anything from the beach, she would only collect a handful of things at a time and would put them in her pocket or bag and sneak them in the ship.

As you can see, she's collected quite a few things.  I suppose it helps that we go on a cruise at least twice a year each year.

I used a plastic jar that used to hold candies in it.   I kept the lid undecorated so no pieces of crafts would come off each time she twists it open and close.   I used a tearing tool for the red base cardstock... I kind of wanted a rustic look but the use of glitter on "treasure" just threw that idea completely off.  Well, it's for my 9-year old so I still wanted to make it cute and fun.  I used some of her smaller shells on the actual label. 

I also used 4 eyelets on each side to tie up hemp rope to make it look like the label is only being held on by the rope.  Here's a view from the back

This is how my daughter was storing her "beach finds" and tucked away in her closet completely forgotten 

Now, she can show it off outside of her closet and keep them from spilling everywhere 

Supplies and Tools used :
  • Papers - DCWV
  • Crop-A-Dile - eyelets
  • Fiskars tearing ruler
  • Sizzix - leafy die cut
  • Xyron - on the "treasure" and covered it with glitter
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Don Juan - "Simple"
    • Gypsy Wanderings - "treasure"
    • Stretch Your Imagination - shells


  1. Raquel, I just LOVE how you always find projects to make when ever you can! I think you totally ROCKED this out for your daughter to hold all of her sea shells, etc in! Pretty snazzy display and very special for her! LOVE all the details too!

  2. What a clever & CUTE idea so your DD can now have her beach 'treasures' out to enjoy! I'm sure she loves it and all the thought/effort you put into creating it for her -- a sweet treasure! Seems several of us had 'beach' themes in mind, huh?! Wish I had one nearby.

  3. What a great idea! Your label looks GREAT! Love the whole idea!!!

  4. Cute and so clever! I am sure your daughter is enjoying this little treasure crafted from you to hold her treasures!Wonderful job!

  5. Oh Raquel,
    ho did you ever think of such a cute idea. I just kno that your daughter is loving this. It is the perfect place for her little treasures.

  6. Raq, what a sweet jar to hold memories! I love the color combination that you chose and the touch of twine too!