The Skiing Bandit Raccoon in Action with Video!

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a great week!

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s really cold and snowy over my way so I thought I’d join in with the winter season and have a little interactive fun in my craft room!  (Where it’s much warmer inside! LOL!)

I have used some Digi Doodle Studios products to create this really fun interactive card design:

Vicki-DDS-Pull Tab Slider Racoon

This cute little critter is just having a blast! 🙂  This card was so fun to play with and I couldn’t put it down!  This cute critter is the Skiing Bandit Raccoon digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios.

I’ve colored him up with my Copic markers and used a glitter silver gel pen to color up his skiing poles.  He was fussy cut out with scissors. You will notice that his scarf and mittens resemble the background papers too, which were paper pieced from the Digi Doodle Studios Winter Plaids N’ Patterns Digi Paper Pack.

To create the scene, I’ve die cut some ‘hill slopes’ with a die cut, but you could use just scissors to cut one yourself.  I die cut a set of trees for the background  and ended up inking up the edges of the snowhills along with the banner sentiment at the top.

What’s fun about this card is that when you grab that little arrow at the bottom left of the card, this little skiing bandit starts flying down the glittery snow hills!

If you’d like to see how this card moves along and how to create one for yourself, be sure to check out the video below or watch on You Tube HERE!

I thought that the invisible way he flys over the hills along with the idea of how to create your own slider mechanics with scraps is something fun that anyone can put together with items they have on hand!

Vicki-DDS-Pull Tab Slider Racoon-close

And of course here’s the view of him flying down the hill as the arrow slider tab gets pulled from the card!  The pull tab slider sentiment comes from the Digi Doodle Studios Snow Days Sentiments set, which is what I’ve also used at the top front of the card.

For the sentiment on the pull-tab slider, I’ve taken a marker and underlined part of the sentiment and added an explanation mark on the end.

I also decided to stamp a black arrow at the end of this slider so that when it’s tucked inside, you can see that arrow so the recipient knows what to do!  You could of course just use a pen to draw your own arrow as well.

Vicki-DDS-Pull Tab Slider Racoon-flat

I hope you’ve enjoyed my interactive slider card today!  I’m still having fun pulling that skiing raccoon over the snowy hills! LOL!  I think this would be a really fun card to send along to a friend for a smile during these cold months, don’t you?

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I’ll be seeing you again very soon!

Digi Doodle Studios products used on my card today:




Challenges I’d like to enter for this card:

  1.  Sparkles Monthly – Winter Blues
  2. QKR Stampede – #381 Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts – More Than a Single Word
  4. Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  5. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes #2003
  7. The Paper Girls – Winter Color Palettecolor-palette-2499

31 thoughts on “The Skiing Bandit Raccoon in Action with Video!

  1. You are so innovative with your paper engineering, Vicki! Loving the glittery, inked snowy-laden hills, and your darling raccoon. Thanks for the video – it’s more fun listening to your voice than it would be for me to attempt the card LOL but I’ll give it a try! LOVE the final product, and …. the sweetness factor is definitely off the charts! Have a great day, my dear friend! hugs, de


  2. What a pretty and fun card and a great way to incorporate those pretty DP’s, many thanks for joining in with our ‘More than a Word’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x


  3. Super fun card & amazing colouring!
    Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck,
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx


  4. In the northeast of France, in my area, it’s cold too but no snow…
    Your card is pretty. I like your way to colorize the rancoon.
    Thank you for your visit,

    Have a nice day, see you ! ☺


  5. A really super fun creation, fab image and background and lovely papers and dies. Thank you for joining our ‘Sentiment’ challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x


  6. Watched the video and thought, yeah, I can’t do that LOL! But he sure is ADORABLE! And I got that same fiskars cutter for Christmas and love it. Now I’m looking for that foam tape you used in the video to add to my collection of adhesives.

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    1. LOL! Yes…you CAN do it Lola!! I have faith that you’ll create something amazing! The Scotch 3M foam tape is pretty common in most stores, I think! I probably found the cheapest price on Amazon, just sayin’! 🙂


  7. Your adorable critter sure looks like he is having fun. You are so creative Vicki and what a fabulous interactive card x.


  8. I never took the time to learn to ski!! Now I am too old, and all I see with this cute raccoon are broken bones!! I love the winter scene with the plaid sky and sparkly snow, Vicki! What a sensational slider design!!


  9. How sweet! The last time I skied I ended up going down the hill on my face! My husband still laughs about it! I love your plaid and sweet card – and your video was step by step easy to understand – love it! Hugs!


  10. Such a cute card, Vicki! Loving the scene you created for the cute racoon! The interactive feature looks like so much fun!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!


  11. This interactive card is just adorable Vicki! I love the idea of a plaid sky with matching hat and mittens – it all works perfectly together and I’d never in a million years think to use plaid for the sky! Genius! Thanks for the video too, you always make things so easy to understand! Super cute and fun creation 🙂


  12. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.


  13. LOVE the way you colored up the little skier, gorgeous. The plaid paper for the sky looks awesome. and the glittery snowcovered mountains look great. Super fun, beautiful card. And love the interactive part that allows him to come downhill!!



  14. Oh my word…this is so adorable! I think I NEED all of these supplies! I adore anything plaid, and that little critter is too sweet for words! Thanks for always being a bright spot in my day! So sorry I’m behind in commenting. Got completely bogged down in January, then got new iPad and lost lots of stuff in the change over, and just got home after a trip to spoil dear grandson in California! Hope to do better. Thanks for continually dropping by my blog and lifting me up! There are some days I feel like giving it all up. Sweet comments like yours always make me feel better! Hugs, dear friend!


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