Mouse Cart- Dimensional Paper Crafting with Agnes


hello all,
agnes here to share with you a 3d project i made with a samantha walker digital file and it turned out super adorable and i know you are going to love it.
please know this is a photo heavy post. 
i wanted to capture all sides and details.
int this pic you see where i will stationing my mouse cart. it will stay there for a while. it looks really nice and the colors match with the background, 😀
i used my cricut explore and its software to open and cut the file.
the mat i used is a 12×12 but the software will say you need a 12×24 but do not pay attention. it cuts just fine on the 12×12.
NOTE one of the canopy sections is not attached just yet but the entire cart base is. you will attach that layer later on. it makes it easier not being attached at this point.
(sorry about this pic, it was a bit cloudy when taken)


here i am showing the left side and right side of its face.
adorable, isn’t it?
the patterned papers i used are from mme: away we go collection (6×6)
 these pics are showing left and right sides again.
see those diminutive parts of the bike. well, they cut perfect. 
check the size of the pedal, it is actually two to pieces, lol. 
  you won’t be able to attach both parts completely but do not worry because that is how it was designed. 
i recommend a good strong adhesive and for the base a nice thick cardstock.
i added some extra details:  stamped a subtle pattern on shirt, edge of papers were inked for more definition, some wet embossing on the ice cream and on the tiny round parts on the wheels. 
like it, huh? i think they can be great for a birthday party decoration, as favors filled with candy, as a gift box and who knows what else you can think of i am not.
3D mouse-cart Box
the mouse cart has been linked to their store, if interested.
thanks for stopping by!

Puppy Love by Melissa Craig


Hi, Melissa here sharing a Valentine’s Day treat that I’m making for my teacher friend of my sister’s.  She teaches ECE (Early Child Education), so this treat needs to be 3-4 year old friendly.  Mastiff Hug gift card holder by Jennifer Rush was perfect for this!
Saturday is tutorial day, but I can’t improve upon Jennifer’s assembly tutorial of this sweet gift card holder, so instead, I’m bringing you an idea.  This goes together pretty easily and I didn’t embellish because I didn’t want choking hazards.
I did size this down so that the main piece plus the main face piece fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock.  The part that creates the pocket has a fold to enclose a gift card.  I removed that part so all I had left was a pocket.  I tucked in the arms and then glued the heart down.  I think when I move into mass production mode, I will at least get some red glitter paper for the heart.  I did fill in the eyes with glossy accents.  I also think I’ll ink the edges a bit with some Oatmeal Cookie ink by Fun Stampers Journey.
Jennifer has so many cute puppies, please be sure to visit DigiPlayground and grab a whole kennel collection!  And I’d love for you to stop by my blog for a visit.

XOXO Table Runner by Anita


You know when you are touched by kindness that you didn’t expect but were so grateful to receive?  I received a message from Samantha Walker who knows how much I love to sew and quilt offering to send me some of her lovely Riley Blake fabric.  I received a gorgeous box of amazing fabric and for my tutorial for today I chose to use a Doohikey Designs pattern which you can find in the Digi Playground store.  
I love using my Silhouette to cut out fabric with fusible web on the back and then use simple applique on my sewing machine.  
1.  The pattern gives dimensions for you to cut for the pieces but I opted to make my pieces 6X6″ so that I could fit four on my mat.  I used a Cricut Strong Grip mat which I only use for fabric.  
2.  I cut the fusible interfacing 1/4″ smaller than the 6×6″ square so that I don’t get any of the fusible goo on my iron and ironing board.  
3.  Iron the fusible interfacing onto the back of the fabric squares.
4.  After cool peel off the paper and stick the fabric square down on your mat.
5.  Use a brayer to make sure that the fabric will not move when you are cutting it.
6.  Use a Silhouette Fabric Blade in your machine and I use the cutting selection for fabric and always have it double cut.  
7.  Check your cut before you take your mat out of your machine and cut again if necessary.


With this pattern you always have the option to cut the templates out of paper and trace them onto your paper backed fusible web.  I would then iron the paper web onto the back of your fabric square and cut it out on your pencil line.
8.  Carefully take your fabric pieces off your mat.  You might have to snip a few threads so have a sharp pair of scissors handy.
9.  Iron your pieces following the pattern onto the background pieces you have cut according to the pattern directions.
10.  I used a blanket stitch on my machine with matching thread to applique my pieces down.  You can see them laid out ready to be stitched above.
11.  Assemble the table runner and quilt and bind as desired.  I machine quilted mine using a paper quilting template of roses.
Table runners are such an elegant gift and brighten any room and don’t take very much fabric or effort.  Be sure to share with  us if you try this one.


Valentine’s Day Stacking Boxes Mini Cards Kit Set by Agnes


hello crafters,
this is agnes with a mini tutorial for a mini card kit set.
many variations can be used: candy, jewelry, love notes, love coupons…)
 these stacking boxes from carina gardner, 
stacking sliding boxes
this puckered bow from jamie cripps,
Set of 4 Puckered Bows
the envelope from the penny slider card from samantha walker.
A2 Penny Slider Bike Card
i re-sized all elements except the stacking boxes.
i used the cricut explore and its design space software for this project.
 these svg’s come in different formats for different machines and some you can even cut by hand and or print and cut.
Note: the score lines on them need to be attached. to do this, simply select the item in question, right click and click on attach. if all the images are grouped, un-group them first by right clicking and clicking un-group, then right click again and click on attach.
how i did it:
#1- all elements were cut and scored
#2- box assembly
#3- box cover/bow assembly (i used mini glue dots for the bow assembly)
#4- mini cards assembly (cards were cut at 4″wide x 3″tall and scored at 2″)
#5- mini cards and mini envelope (envelopes were cut at 3.9″wide x 5.25″high and scored where applicable)
#6- cards presentation
(note: the small hearts are from a martha stewart paper punch)
#7- inside stacking boxes (hearts, twine and mini cards)
#8- finished project
#9- another view
#10- another view
Note: the mini cards front were covered with patterned paper.
and this is it:
-awesome assemble for valentine’s day or an everyday thinking of you set-
any questions???
please, leave them in the comments section and one of us will get back to you asap.
thanks again for stopping by and i hope you have a great day!

Snowman Bendi Card by Els


Snowman Bendi Card


svg file, select it and ungroup

This it how it looks ungroup


select each part and give it a color


here every part has a color now


then cut all the colors seperate


white parts


blue parts


grey parts


red parts


light blue part


Green parts


put the white one on top of the blue one


then it looks like this


glue the trees on the light blue piece


put the grey part on top


then it looks like this


now fold the tab with the trees on it and glue it on the
left side off the card


like this


then fold it back and put the tab in the opening on the 
right side


glue the right snowman on top of the black one


black parts ( shadow ) snowman


like this and put all the decorations on like the scarf,
nose, hat etc….


now put the tabs off the fence in the 2 openings


then glue the tab on the right side of the card, fold it back and
 put the tab in the opening on the left side


I put some glitter on the snow parts and ready!!

You can find this file here: Bendy Card (Snowman)

Easy Ornament by Melissa Craig


Hello friends!  Melissa here with a super easy tutorial for a beautiful ornament idea.  My ornament features the gorgeous poinsettia from Jamie’s 3D Poinsettia Wreath.
I wish I knew how to remove the glare so you can see just how pretty this is without my reflection in the photo!
Here’s a quick tutorial – just click on the picture for a larger view.  But I started with a photograph ornament that I picked up at Michaels (with a 50% off coupon).  This is great, too, because you can make two from one ornament.  Then you cut out pieces for the flower.  I inked up the edges with various Distress Inks colors and then use my shaper tools to shape the petals and leaves.  Using my WRMK Heatwave tool, I added some gold foil doodles.  I wasn’t looking for anything more than just adding touches of gold.  Then I built the flower.  I cut a circle of white card stock that was 3 1/4″ which is a hair bigger than the ornament.  I used Glossy Accents to adhere the ornament to the backing and then weighted it down with some acrylic blocks.  After it was dry, I added ribbon around it and a bow.  Easy!
I hope this inspires you to create fun ornaments for your tree or to give as a gift.  Thank you for stopping by.

Adding names to the Stocking Bag by Nicole


Hello all!  Nicole here on the blog today.  Can you believe it’s December?!  I swear every year the distance between Halloween and Christmas is shorter and shorter.  The first couple of weeks of the month I seem to always be scrambling to get gifts done so I can enjoy the rest of the month.  With this post I will be crossing off a few more things off my list.
Have you seen Jamie’s cute 3d stocking bag?!  I love it and when I saw it in the store I knew it would make a cute container for my son’s Christmas gifts for his friends.  It’s  the perfect size to fit in a little something and then I will fill the rest with treats.
I cut all the names from glitter cardstock and once I got them all cut I was reminded of how much I hate gluing each letter down one by one.  I tend to glue them a tad crooked or off centered and it annoys the crap out of me.  So I came up with an easy application method I thought I would share today.
Using a piece of blue painters tape I placed a piece down on a flat surface (curl  just the edges underneath itself so the tape doesn’t move).
I pulled each letter off and placed them backwards on the tape.  It was easy to space and line all the letters up exactly how I wanted them.  
I took liquid glue and put some on each letter.  Not too much, but enough to glue each letter down.  
Now you’ll just take the tape and place it on your project, rubbing the letters down. 
Once the glue has dried you can pull the painters tape off and you are left with a perfectly spaced and centered name.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this ages ago!
Here are the boxes all finished up and ready to give out in a couple more weeks.  
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Happy Crafting, Nicole file: