Thankful in Watercolor by Melissa Craig


Hello everyone!  Melissa here with a super easy project.  I am featuring Jamie Cripps’ Thankful short envelope bag and watercolor.
Have you tried watercolor with your svg files?  Well, one of my nightly rituals is to watch You Tube videos.  I subscribe to Jennifer McGuire (like many others) and she’s always doing something with watercolor and die cuts.  So I wanted to give it a try with an svg cut.  I cut the sentiment and the leaf from Strathmore watercolor paper.  I then watercolored using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed.
As these dried the color really intensified!  I love these results.  Oh!  Let me also note, when cutting watercolor paper with your Silhouette I used setting for Silhouette Brand chipboard.  The blade depth is supposed to be set on 6 per the settings, I went to 7 and it cut beautifully.
Have a great day!

Stationary box with skeleton owl cards by Rhonda


Today is my post day for the design team at and I wanted to put a twist on the already awesome stationary box. I made it for Halloween and put six of the cute Halloween skeleton owl cards in it. Plan on adding more Halloween cards so all I have to do is just go to the Halloween decorated box and grab one. I plan on making a box for each holiday for the cards. Super easy and addicting. Down below is how it looks opened. thanks for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day.

Halloween Popcorn Box by Anita


It is October and time to start celebrating Halloween.  I love making adorable things for Halloween and fell in love with this Halloween Scene Popcorn Box by Jamie Cripps.  Jamie adores Halloween so I always look forward to seeing what she will be creating for cut files as well as the awesome decorations at her home.  You can find this cut file here in the DigiPlayground store.  I used some cute Doodlebug October 31 Collection papers and embellishments for this adorable box.
3D Halloween Scene Popcorn Box

Haunted House Gable Box by Melissa Craig


Hello everyone!  With the upcoming Halloween holiday everyone here at DigiPlayground is getting all dressed up.  Did you hear about the sale?  If not, you need to subscribe to the newsletter so you get all these insider secrets delivered to your email inbox.  But if you spend $15 you get this file (and more!) free!

This small gable box is so easy to put together and so much fun to decorate.  It has a little piggy back gable box attached, but it’s all one piece so you can actually cut 2 of them from one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock.

If you’d like to see how to put this together, I created a video tutorial…

Please be kind, this is my first video and I’m still learning the software to edit.  Despite my flaws, you’ll see how this box goes together.

Thank you for stopping by and please visit me at my blog.

Skull Card into a Mini Album by Rhonda


 Lets get ready for a tutorial. This is the skeleton card over at I thought it would be really cute as a mini album for all the trick or treat fun. The top picture is finished look.
 next cut skulls and bones out I cut two each for front and second page of album
 Then I used the card for a sample page to cut the pages to save cutting just cut by hand.
 Here it is opened you can see the back side of first page skull then just simply add a strip at bottom for a pocket to hold pictures.
 here are the pages of the mini album though out the book the tags were something I had laying around.
Here is the back of the book with just a silhouette of the skull with some tags and you can place a picture there. To see more just visit my blog  thank you for stopping by and I hope this was helpful.

Back to the basics by Nicole


Hello everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  Scrapbooking.  So I’ve been at it for over 10 years now.  I’ve gone through all kinds of fads and tried to keep up with the latest and greatest.  Lately though I’ve started trying to get back to the most important things:  the pictures and words.  As much as I like my layers and all the embellishments I also like this simple layout where a piece of ribbon and some buttons are my only embellishing.
I started this layout in Photoshop where I pulled in my photos and added in “ribbon” and typed my title and journaling using Rachel’s Sunny Skies font.
Once I was happy with the placement I removed my photos and “ribbon” and printed the text onto white textured card stock.
I used the wired satin ribbon and folded it in half to notch the end with some fabric scissors.  I used a little bit of clear glue on both ends to keep the edges from fraying and leave a clean finish.  To attach to my layout I used double sided adhesive. The small finishing touches are some buttons and a little date tag.
Here is another look at my finished layout.  I’m really happy with the results and love that the pictures and text take center stage while the ribbon and buttons add just a small textile touch.
The best part of putting together this layout was knowing this moment was recorded and these sweet pictures of my youngest are printed and off the computer.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Crafting, Nicole
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Ribbon from