Beach Fun Layout with Anita


Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope that your summer is off to a great start as we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July in the US.  I wanted to create a layout that would allow me to use the new Beach Bundle 1 by the ever so talented Jennifer Rush.


Here is the layout that I created.  I used October Afternoon’s Treasure Map for my layout.  The first thing that I did was put the beach ball pattern on my mat.  I love that Digiplayground gives colored files which make it so much easier to plan out your project.
Here is the original file on my mat.  I ungrouped it and took away the brown circle.  I then regrouped the white base, beach ball stripes and the center piece and re sized them until they were the size that I wanted.  I wanted my beach ball to fill a large portion of my mat.
Once I resized it, I ungrouped it and put the circle where I wanted it on my mat.
I like to move the pieces back where they belong after I have done significant re sizing.  Once I was sure it was how I wanted it I moved the pieces to the side and started cutting.
Here are some of the fun pieces of this kit which look so sweet on my layout.  This umbrella is so cute.
Here are an adorable pair of flip flops.
I just love these sunglasses.
I love how this came out and all the cut files are so easy to work with, totally able to be re sized and come out beautifully.
Beach Bundle 1
Be sure to check out the store for the current summer sale including this wonderful cut file. SVG digital cutting files on sale 15-30% off




Sharing Memories by Melissa Craig


Hello Digi Playground-ers!  I hope you’re all doing great.  I am so super excited to share my project with you today.

But before I share, let me tell you how this got started.

It happened one day, my daughter and I decided to go to Hobby Lobby.  It’s not a convenient location so it’s not often I go.  While we working towards the back of the store we were having fun looking at some home decor pieces.  I picked up this really cute picture holder that had twine strung across the front with a few clothespins to hold pictures.  I showed it to Hollyanne and she said, “you could make that Mom.”  So I headed on to the back of the store, where I found a fun chipboard piece and clothespins on sale.  Here’s what I came up with…

I covered it with strips of decorative paper and Mod Podge and while that was drying I made the roses.  These are 3D Flowers by Jamie Lane Designs.  She has so many of them!  These are a little different than how they should be and that’s really because the paper I chose is so thick that I had some trouble cutting and shaping.  But I like them because the paper is so cool and once they were shaped, they held really well.  I also used some leaves, but honestly, I can’t remember where I found them.  I know they are still Jamie’s but from a kit that I just randomly pulled the leaves out of.

Anyway, I finished my flowers and using hot glue I adhered them to the board, tucking in leaves.  My advice, place your pins and decide on pictures before gluing it all down.  Although by having a picture slightly askew adds whimsy, I just couldn’t get it tucked behind the flower.

The pictures, by the way, the half-naked baby is me with my sister in the background.  The other photo is my Mom, sisters and me (on my mom’s lap).  The other photo (scroll up), is my Mom, my Grandma, me and my daughter Hollyanne.  These older photos worked perfectly with the colors I used.  The neutrality of the picture holder allows the colors of the photos to really pop.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please, feel free to visit my blog for tips on this project.

A Baby’s Room Decor by Agnes


A few months back one of my nieces gave birth to a beautiful baby girl she named Isabella.
 Isabella’s baby shower theme included owls along with other woodland creatures and critters.
I had the pleasure to make the invites showcasing an owl.
The family did such a good job decorating the place and it was so very pretty!
These woodland animals I used for my project today will be perfect for Isabella’s nursery room decor. yay!
They sure will add some flair and I know they will love that they are handmade.
I hope you like them as well.
-each frame measures 6 inches-
These woodland animals are designed by doohikey designs (Shari) from the digi playground.
and if you are into sewing and quilts and great whimsical designs, check shari’s blog.
a bit about my project:
The base for the frames is thick chipboard covered with a miss elizabeth’s designer paper i found in my enormous paper stash.
and the white outline on the frame was cut on another thick white color chipboard.
(I used my cricut explore and design space for all my die cutting)
The hedgehog measures 4-1/4″ tall, the owl 4-3/4″ and the fox around 5-1/2″.
I individually duplicated and welded each image to make a base for each animal.
I added some pink chalk to their cheeks and also hand punched the bows a few times and stacked them for dimension.
what do you think? i think they turned out so very pretty.
oh…this bundle is called: woodland characters and it comes not just in the cricut design space format i used but it is also compatible with other die cutters and their software.
and… if you do not own a die cutter “no problem”, you can always print the designs.
I am making this post short so you can enjoy the pic and remember
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and again,
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3d firecrackers by Rhonda Emery


Lets have some fun with decorating. These firecrackers are super easy to make in no time. I love making decorations for the holiday. The file comes with one firecracker I made three and added usa on the front. Love the way they look on the shelf. Get your file at and visit my blog at to get more details. thanks for taking a look and have a fun and crafty day.

Birthday Gift Bag with Nicole


Hello everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  June is a crazy month for birthdays.  It seems like every time I turn around I need another birthday gift and I’ve been whipping out these cute bags by Jamie to wrap the gifts up.  This time I altered the bag in Design Studio to allow the bag to be cut larger.

I opened the Scalloped Bag and ungrouped the large and small bags.

I wanted the body of the bag to be larger so I chose to cut off the scallop edge from the rest of the bag.  To do this I selected the knife tool and clicked solid in the “treat all unfilled images as” on the knife menu.
Click and drag the knife tool along the top of the bag while holding down the shift key.  Holding down the shift key keeps the knife cutting straight.  You can now click the top part of the bag that was cut off and hit delete.
  I enlarged the bag to fit the whole mat.
Before sending it to cut I also added the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Jennifer Wambach’s card.
To finish off the design I took scraps of card stock and filled a piece of card stock slightly larger than the opening.
I then placed this behind the opening in the gift bag.
I finished off the top with more strips of card stock, and some wired ribbon for handles.
And there you have it a finished cute little gift bag.  I really love the pop of color behind the birthday sentiment and it was a great way to use up some of those card stock scraps I can’t seem to stop hoarding.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Digiplayground products used in this project:
Adhesive:  Helmar, Card stock:

{NOT} Your Grandma’s Flower Sack with Tammy


Remember the days when flour used to come in a “Gunny Sack”? Or maybe you remember your grandma having a flour sack in her kitchen?


This is Tammy from Not Just Paper and Glue and today I have a quick tutorial that I know you are going to love. It’s also a cute play on words… at least I think so….


3D Bunny Envelope Bag

by Jamie Cripps
3D Scallop Circle Card

by Jamie Cripps

Nested Banner Basics

by Doohikey Designs

{NOT} Your Grandma's Flower Sack,  Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue, Digi Playground, SVG Files


Heart Frame With Word Art for dad by Rhonda


Welcome to another fun post for Also Please visit my blog and leave a comment at  Lets start the tutorial. Cut out all pieces in cardstock of your choice, This is the heart frame file and also used word art which you will see in finished project. Now lets go to next step

This is the backside of the heart I added a stick for extra support and glued plastic in the frame.

Now add your picture to backside.

Now glue the paper of choice on front.

add your back by glue and covers the stick you added earlier

Now lets print out the word art Any man can be a father but it takes a special person to be a dad to the right hand corner of frame.

this is what the back looks like after finished. Great frame for a special dad!