The Penny Slider Card

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Hi all,
and welcome to the digiplayground.
wanting to share with you the second penny slider card i have ever made.
Yup! I made my first one years ago. I had forgotten how much fun they are to make!
Anyway and anyhow,
here it is….
The Penny Slider Card
-so much fun-
I grabbed this Samantha Walker SVG cutting file from the DGP shop.
the card size is an a2
(5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″)
I cut everything with my Cricut Explore using the design space software.
the slit you see is where you attach the bike to slide.
All the pieces just waiting to be put together. i cut duplicates to add dimension to some of the die cuts.
This picture is showing you that the bike slid forward, lol.
If you look to the first photo again, the bike is on the left, now is on the right.
-the penny slider effect-
(haha)
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wink-wink
-I gave the sun a happy face-
  See the pretty envelope with its scalloped flap? darling!    I left the inside of the card blank to hand write a personal note.
How it works:
 There are two small circles behind the slit. They are to attach the bike for sliding.
In my case I used the brads on the wheels, pierced through the bike to grab those circles to make the bike slide. normally you add a penny onto the circles for better movement and that is why they call it:
“the penny slider card”. I did not add the penny but I can easily move it with my fingers.
And, if you take a closer look you will notice that I also stamped the leaves: you can see some veins there.
What do you think? makes you want to try it, huh?
It is so cute and so easy to make.
is also available for
the Silhouette, Make the Cut, Cricut Explore, Sure Cuts a Lot and Sizzix Eclips.
And now I have to say until later.
Have a great week
and thanks again for stopping by to check our projects.

3-d Peony Wreath Rhonda Emery

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Today is my day to post my SVG cutting project for the creative team of www.digiplayground.com I chose this 3-d peony wreath digital cutting file by Jamie Cripps. I loved the way it turned out and honestly, it is really easier than it looks. So don’t let it scare you off.

If you need a tutorial head over to www.jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com

This would be a perfect gift for mom and the good news is you still have time! Mothers day may 10th.

For more info, please visit my blog www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com.  Thanks for stopping by!  Rhonda

Designer Spotlight: Shari Butler

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I’m excited to share a little about myself on the Digiplayground blog today! I am Shari Butler, designer and owner of Doohikey Designs. I am the youngest of four children, and I was raised in Preston, Idaho. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by the Cache Valley mountains and lucky to have a mom who taught me the love or art of being creative. She was always crafting, so i followed and played along with her.

siblings

Here is a picture of me and my siblings. I’m the blond girl sitting on my sisters lap! Can you believe we are eleven years apart? And our birthdays are both in April. In fact, it’s my birthday this week, so I will be celebrating my birthday all week long! In fact I shared twenty facts about me on Instagram. If you want to go read more about me you can look for this picture on my feed. Username is DoohikeyDesigns. There are some fun facts that I shared on that post.

20facts

I am a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and now i am sharing some of those designs and new designs here in different platforms. I’m excited to share my art and see how you all start to create with them. I will be uploading soon two quilt patterns that I created with Rodeo Rider designed by Samantha Walker. She’s taking the two quilts to Quilt Market and I’m super excited to share with you soon how you can create these two quilts for a boy or a girl. Here’s a sneak peek of the girl quilt. Isn’t the quilting amazing? And the designs on this fabric are fabulous!

quilt

 Last year Dan and I were working on building my studio in our home. This is where I create my designs, where I sew and craft. It’s fun to have a dedicated creative space where I can go and create till my heart is content. I chose an aqua color and the I’m slowly adding accessories, prints and creative items on the wall. As I get that completed I will share more pictures of my studio in detail. I had this desk and sewing table made by our friend Craig Jensen. He’s an amazing carpenter and he truly captured my vision of how I wanted my studio furniture to be. We’ve slowly been adding more and more to the studio to make it a space where I can call it my creative home.

studio4

studio

You can see it’s not always perfect or clean. It can get a little crazy in there when I get creating, but being creative is a messy business sometimes. These are the french doors that separate my creative space from the family room.

studio3

My husband made this cutting board for me from Anna White’s plan’s. It does still need to be painted and the top stained. We just haven’t had the time or energy to complete it yet. Hopefully it will be done on the “Honey Do-List” this year.

studio2

These are the bookcases that hold my fabric lines and other fabrics that I collect for my stash. It’s been fun to create these fabric lines and to see how other people create and use my prints in fun quilts or handmade items. Here is my Unicorns and Rainbows fabric line with my Auriful thread collection. I was making an adorable baby dress for a friend who is expecting. I call this fun sewing.

sewing

I hope that as you get to know me more that you will know that I love to create to help inspire other people to create as well. Creativity feeds the soul, it helps mend hearts and by sharing your crafts with others you can brighten someone’s day. Have a fun crafty day!

XOXO,

3D Treat Box Tutorial by Deb

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Happy Saturday Digi Playground fans!  Deb here from Deb’s Paper Palooza to show you how I used this awesome treat box SVG cutting file by Jennifer Wambach and a print and cut file from Samantha Walker to make this project.
This is my first ever tutorial so bear with me!  There are lots of pictures!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this project,
so these instructions will work best for Silhouette users.
Don’t worry if you do not use a Silhouette cutting machine though…
the digiplayground.com blog will trade off in showing instructions
with other kinds of machines (like Cricut Explore) too.
You can use this post as inspiration for making the project.
Alright, ready then?
When it comes to chocolate…for me…the bigger, the better!  
Right?
So I wanted to make this box as large as I could.  
to change the design a bit to work for my project.
(That’s the software you need to use to cut SVG files, the kind that is available at digiplayground.com)
First, I resized the bottom portion of the box first and was able to go up to 165%.
Then I did the same thing with the top portion. 

 

 

Next, to create the opening, I just drew a rectangle to the size of the opening that I wanted and grouped it together with the rest of the file.
This is what it looked like when I cut it.
 

 

I used transparency paper to make my window.  You could also use sheet protectors.
 Now you are ready to do the print and cut.
I opened the  Chocolate is the answer file and resized it so that it would fit within the opening I created. When resizing, you will want to make sure that you resize proportionately so that it doesn’t stretch out the look of the artwork. 

 

Now, if you’ve never done a print and cut…you don’t know what you are missing!  These types of files make it so quick and easy to whip of a quick project, gift, card, etc!  First you need to choose the right page size for your printer.  I have both a large format 12×12 printer and a standard 8.5×11 printer.  I actually like the print quality of my regular printer.  I have an Epson Workforce 630 and I highly recommend it!!  

 

Next, you need to make sure you click in the show registration marks box.  This will put the marks on your print out so that your cameo will know where to cut. (Cricut Explore users, your machine DS software works a little differently.) You can also put more than one image on your paper to cut so you don’t waste any paper…but for the purposes of this tutorial I am just putting the one image.  On this image you can see the red outline….this line will not print…but this will be where the cut will be made so you will have a nice border around your quote.
Next, you want to click on the printer icon and then choose your options.  I always pick best photo and premium presentation paper matte.

 

You can use whatever cardstock you wish, but I find that this cardstock I get right in the office supply section at Walmart works best in my printer.

 

After you print out your design you are going to want to mount it on your cutting mat like this, with the upper left corner of the paper aligned with the upper left side grid marks.
Next you will want to cut the image.  Choose the skip printing option, continue and then detect registration marks automatically.  Your cutting mat will feed into your machine and read the registration marks.  

 

 

 

 

 This is what you will end up with!

 

 

 Now you are ready to put your box together and fill it with some chocolaty goodness!

 

 
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Thanks for stopping by!

Chequebook Envelope by Els Schutte

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Hi!  Els here today to share these gorgeous Chequebook Envelopes!
I am using Samantha Walker’s Artisan Checkbook mini album/money card SVG cutting file for this tutorial:
 
Cut out the file in your choice of card stock colors…then fold.
Glue the tabs and stick together to make a pocket.
Be sure to use a good paper glue that won’t warp your paper.
Fold the front flap over.
 
Add some glitter to the belt buckle if you wish.
Cut out the orchid SVG file
Color the flower with stamping ink. I used Tim Holtz ink.
I love the colors and size of the pads.
Look at how the ink brought out the green in the leaves,
and added life to the flowers!
Now glue the flower petals to the stems.
Embellish the edge of the chequebook with faux stitches using a black pen.
Put the flower on the envelope and  a few flatback pearls
Ready to send!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Els

A very special birthday card by Nicole

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Hello all!  Nicole here again to share another little something I put together for my gram’s birthday.
Since it’s a pretty special milestone I thought I would make her a very sparkly over the top card with matching envelope.  I started with the dogwood lace  SVG cutting file by Jennifer Wambach.  With my digital cutting machine, I cut this into smaller segments and adhered lightly to my envelope front.
I proceeded with some Krylon gold spray paint and sprayed over the entire envelope front.
Then I carefully removed the flower die-cuts and let envelope dry for about 20-30 minutes.
I also sprayed the card base at the same time placing the die-cuts in about the same spot as the envelope.
Once dry I added color to the masked areas with watercolor pencils.
Once I had outlined the areas with the watercolor pencils I went back in with a wet paint brush and filled the areas with color.  I loved this part and reminded me of the “just add water” paint books I had when I was little.  Once dry I went back in with a few other colors and added an additional green to the leaves to give a little dimension.
Here is my finished envelope.  I love the glimmer from the spray paint and the muted color from the watercolor pencils.
Here is a look at my card:
I added the rounded leaves border SVG file from Samantha, sprigs from the flower hearts lace card by Jennifer Wambach, and a single layer of Jamie Cripps’ 3d flower SVG cut from vellum.  This turned out very different than I had initially intended, but I love the results and I know my sweet grams will love it too.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope I gave you a few new ideas to try out.
Happy Crafting, Nicole
Digi Playground items used in this project:

How to Create Amazing Cards Using Digital Stamps by Tammy

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Hello to all my Digi Playground friends! Tammy here from Not Just Paper and Glue to show you how to use digital stamps to create some quick and easy cards.

Tulips, Digi Playground, Jennifer Rush, Digital, Cutting Files

The DigiPlayground store has a wide variety of digital stamps to choose from but for my project today I will be using the Tulip Card Bundle from Jennifer Rush.



Let’s get started…

Tulip Card, Digital Stamps, Not Just Paper and Glue, Digi Playground, Jennifer Rush

 

  • Begin by choosing which files you want to use. Because I knew I wanted to add dimension to my card, I printed out two different versions of the tulips.
  • Print your images on to the cardstock of your choice. I am using a Silhouette Cameo so I printed registration marks in order to use the Print and Cut feature.

Note: If you are using alcohol based markers to color in your image, make sure you use a laser printer so the lines will not bleed. Some ink-jet printers have special ink that is “resistant” to bleeding. 

  • Once your images are colored to your satisfaction, use the Print and Cut feature on your machine to cut out you images. If you do not have a cutting machine, then hand cut your images with scissors.
  • Layer your flower pieces and then shape as desired.
  • Mount top layers of the tulip with a pop dot to add a realistic look to your flowers.
  • Use standard adhesive on the leaves except for the tips. This will allow you to shape the leaf tips for added dimension.
  • Finish your card in the colors and patterns of your choice.
Tulip Card, Digital Stamps, Not Just Paper and Glue, Digi Playground, Jennifer Rush
Until next time….