Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa's Toy Factory Certificate of Authenticity

Like How I personalized this tag for my son. He keeps losing his jackets. So I thought if Santa added some "magic" to a new one, he would take better care of it. We will see how that goes :) Anyway, here is a tutorial to show you how to personalize your tags. Note: this is using Silhouette software. Hopefully it will work the same way in other software.

Download the Certificate shape:

Create a box over the paragraph that is already there.

Change the box fill color to white and the outline color to clear. 

Add your type, select all and change the type color and lines. I did Times New roman with a black fill and black outline.

Add your Printer marks and print out your certificate. Once that's done and you are ready to cut it out, I like to erase everything I added so the only cut lines there are around the tag. You can also delete the smaller certificate if you would like to.

After printing and erasing everything you have just done, feed it into your machine and your done :)
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Days of Joy 2014 - Holiday Card 2

Home for the Holidays

Being Home for the Holidays means being with those you love, near or far. Below you will find supplies and instructions to make this cute and simple card!


RR Merry and Bright Font by Rivka’s Renditions
(From the Silhouette Online Store)
White Cardstock
Turquoise Cardstock from DCWV Brights Cardstock Stack
Glue, Cutter, Foam Squares, Red Marker


1.   Download Rivka’s Renditions RR Merry and Bright Font.
2.   Print the Quote either on the Silhouette machine or from any printer of choice. Center the quote make it fit in a rectangle shape.
You can also use the sketch pen for the title and color it in.
3.   Draw a heart in the middle and color is red.
4.   Cut out your pieces of paper:
Turquoise Cardstock – 5”x 7”
Home cardstock – 5”x 5.5” (make sure to use the bottom of the paper so that you get the homes as a border)
Quote on White Cardstock – Cut around the quote
Striped Cardstock – Cut to be ¼” on each side of the quote
Glitter Cardstock – 1”x 5”
5.   Layer your paper as seen in the picture. Remember to Place the White Cardstock on the Striped paper and use Foam squares to attach it to the card to give dimension.

You’re Finished!

Enjoy being ‘Home for the Holidays’ near or far and send this card to someone you love.

-Rivka & Shiri

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Days of Joy 2014 Holiday Card

Peace, Joy & Love

Tis’ the season to spread holiday joy! Each year our families break out the old ornaments and enjoy the many traditions, new and old. Growing up my family always held great significance in the ornaments on the tree. Each one defined something we had accomplished at some point in our life. Memories are shared and laughter heard as we decorate the tree.

Tis’ the inspiration for this holiday card. Using words that make up my tree I made this fun way to represent what Christmas means to me! I hope you enjoy making this holiday card and sharing your Christmas magic with someone special!
RR Merry & Bright Font
(You can purchase this font in the Silhouette Store)
Red heavy weight cardstock – 5”x7”
Tree pattern paper - 4.5”x6.5”
Black medium weight cardstock
Glitter paper (for the star)
Bronze Silhouette pen
Glue and foam squares
Black ink (for distressing)
Silhouette machine

1.   Cut out red cardstock and pattern paper. Next download the RR Merry & Bright font from the Silhouette or Digi Playground store. Choose the words that signify your Christmas and draw them with your Silhouette Machine using the Bronze Drawing Pen.
2.   Glue patterned paper to red cardstock and distress the edges with black ink
3.   Cut out your words and put them in order smallest to biggest, top to bottom (to make the shape of a tree). Using Foam squares glue them to the card.
4.   Cut out star from Silver Glitter Paper and using foam squares glue to the card.
5.   Write a Christmas note to someone you love and spread your Christmas joy!

Thank you for joining us for this tutorial! I hope your memories of Christmas warm your heart as you make this for someone you love!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Prints for Black Friday Weekend!

Hey everyone! I hope you aren't sick of us yet cause these 3 prints are now available for FREE on Digiplayground. Yes, I threw another one in there for you cause I was in the giving mood  go get them now cause there are only 50 downloads available for each one. http://digiplayground.com/FREE-SVG-cuts/

Friday, November 21, 2014

You are my Light

Look at this awesome Wall Art you can make with my "You are my light" shape. It should be in my store next week. I stretched it vertically a bit so it would fit better in the frame.

Thanksgiving giveaway

 Enter on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rivkasrenditions to enter! Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Potion Bottles

Hocus Pocus, Keep your Focus!
Potion Bottle Tutorial
Just in time for those Trick-or-Treaters to come around. Put together some Potion Bottles using these AMAZING new labels!

Halloween is this week and what better to do than add the touch of these potion bottles. You can follow our suggestions for the fillers or maybe do something edible and have fun eating your potions on Halloween!

v 6-7 Glass Bottles
I got some great ones at JoAnn’s that even look vintage
v Download your Potion Labels of Choice from My Silhouette Store

v Glue Stick
v Fillers for the Potion Bottles. Here is a list of what I used, but feel free to use your own creativity!
Pixie Dust – Gold Glitter (Dollar Store)
Snake Venom – Plastic snakes with Red/Blue Food coloring in the Water (Dollar Store)
Dragon Scales – Sequins (Dollar Store)
Mermaid Tears – Clear and purple orbie beads (Dollar Store)
Spider Legs – Black pipe cleaners (Dollar Store)
Vampire Blood – Hand Sanitizer and Red food die (Dollar Store)
Mummy Dust – Ashes from our fire pit or Dirt

Step 1: Download and Print out your labels from My Silhouette Store. I just used my color printer at home. Be sure to measure your bottles so you can size your labels correctly before printing and cutting them out.

Step 2: Fill your potion bottle with your items of choice.

Step 3: Cut out your labels and glue your labels onto the bottles. 

Step 4: And any final touches! You can distress the bottles with ink to make them look more old and worn. You could also make your potion fillers from edible goods and have fun tasting your Hocus Pocus potions on Halloween!

I hope you have fun with the project! I loved making the labels and watching my niece decorate her house with her new potions.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trick or Treat Sign

Trick or Treat….

this is something sweet!
I had so much fun this week using my new font to create some more Halloween D├ęcor. This is an all-time favorite for me.

Rivka’s Renditions ‘Trick {or} Treat’ Shape
(This is a great time to get the shape since it is on sale!)
Silhouette Machine
Black Vinyl
Transfer Paper
2 Large Wooden Plaques
1 Small Wooden Plaque
(you can find these at JoAnn’s or Michaels)
White Paint
Black sparkle tape by Tape Works (for the border)
Chain of Choice (I used one from JoAnn’s)
8 Screw eyes (found at any hardware store)
Pliers (to use for the chain)
Hot glue gun if needed

Step 1: Sand and paint all of your wooden plaques with the white paint. Let dry completely before putting anything else on.
Step 2: Download the ‘Trick {or} Treat’ Shape from my Silhouette Online Store HERE. Size the words to fit your plaques.
Step 3: Cut out your shape.  
Step 4: Using the Transfer Tape, pick up the vinyl and lay it down on the plaque as seen below. 

Step 5: Time to put on your border! Use the black sparkle tape around the border of each plaque. Some parts had a hard time staying down so I used hot glue to fix the little pieces. (you can see what the border looks like below)

Step 6: Measure out where you want to put the Screw Eyes and screw them into each board. Top plaque has 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom, middle plaque has 1 on the top and 1 on the bottom, bottom plaque has 2 on the top.

Step 7:  Lay them out how you want it to hang on your door. And measure out your chain. Begin attaching the chain to the screw eyes using your pliers. **Make sure that the chain for each level has the same number of links so that it isn't crooked once you hang it.

Once you have the chain attached to all pieces you are done and ready to hang your new sign!!

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Giveaway!

October Giveaway!

The nights are growing colder and the goblins are out…..but wait! I have a game for you to play!
You will only have 24 hours to get into the drawing and chase the Ghosts away! So till 8pm tomorrow. That's MST.
Visit my Facebook Page to enter the contest!
I will pick 4 survivors and their friends to win this WICKED WAYS font!

Friday, October 17, 2014

By the Pricking of my Thumbs Shadow Box Tutorial

I am so excited about my new Wicked Ways font that I decided to have some more Halloween fun! Below you will find my tutorial for the “By the Pricking of My Thumbs’ shadow box!
Supplies Needed
-       Shadow Box of choice
-       Cardstock or Vinyl for lettering
-       Silhouette Machine
-       “By the pricking of my thumbs” quote by Rivka’s Renditions (you can purchase this shape HERE)
-       Clear Glue (if using cardstock) or Transfer paper (if using Vinyl)
-       Hay for Shadow Box

Step 1: Download ‘By the pricking of thumbs’ quote by Rivka’s Renditions. You can purchase this shape from my SilhouetteDesign Store.

Step 2: Open the shape in your Silhouette Studio and size it to fit your frame. Set up your silhouette with paper/vinyl and cut out the quote. I chose to use 2 different colors to give it some more dimension and flare.

Step 3:  Make sure the glass of your shadow box is clean.

Step 4a: If using Cardstock pull up the negative space from cutting out the quote and place it on the glass where you will want the quote. This is a great ‘Trick-or-Treat’ for those using paper. Use the negative space as a template to place your letters so that they are evenly spaced and lined up!
**Make sure to use a CLEAR glue so that you don’t end up with color streaks on the glass.

Step 4b: If using Vinyl, take your Transfer Paper and pick up the vinyl lettering. I love Transfer Paper because it makes it so easy to line up your lettering just right!

Step 5: Fill your shadow box with the background of choice. In this project I chose to use some fake hay from the craft store.

And voila! You have your own Halloween shadow box! I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did. Don’t forget to check out my other Halloween tutorials HERE!

Thanks for joining me in the Spooky Fun!