WorldWin ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cardstock

WorldWin ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cardstock is a high quality cardstock which has been designed for scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafts.

As you would expect from the name, it has a smooth surface on both sides of each sheet. It is ideal for all aspects of paper crafting as it has outstanding cutting, folding, punching and embossing characteristics.

Smooth and Silky has been constructed with a superior fiber formation made from top quality pulps and dyes worthy of the iconic brand name ColorMates. The colors are richly saturated and as the paper is dyed throughout, it folds, scores and cuts perfectly.

ColorMates Smooth and Silky is:

  • solid coloured cardstock with a solid core
  • 90lb in weight
  • 12 inch x 12 inch in size per sheet
  • archival quality – acid free, lignin free, and chlorine free
  • fade-resistant
  • available in a vibrant assortment of colours

Colormates Smooth and Silky

ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cardstock is 90lbs in weight and therefore sturdy enough for your card bases and also ideal for constructing bags and boxes too.

Here are a few of the projects I have made where the use of ColorMates was invaluable:


It’s all in the font

IMG_3406 I love combining two fonts to make a fun plaque. 2 fonts, 4 vinyl colors, done. I will attach the file for this  later today! I always paint my canvases with Rustoleum 2x paint, let dry 24 hours, apply mod podge, let dry 24 hours, then apply the vinyl.




Rustoleum 2X paint

Mod Podge

KNK Maxx

Red capped blade


Force 44

Speed 350

Here is the file always remember that you are braver

Embossing Kit

KNK, Embossing

This is a Thank you card that I am making for our 25th Anniversary. I am using Embossing Rubber from This kit comes with 3 sheets of the embossing rubber and 25 assorted embossing folders. This is a Rubber that cut very easy and nice with any cutter machine. This Rubber has on its back a self adhesive that once your design has been cutter, you can add to the embossing folder without any problem. So your embossing folder will be ready to use in minutes.

As you can see, using this embossing kit you can create your own embossing file. So it is an easy way to have tons and tons of personalized embossing files, due that you can do any design come to your mind. That means that the possibilities are endless and that For every occasion you can have an unique and special design.

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The materials that we are going to use to make this project are:



    • Design what you want your embossing file is going to be
    • Cut the Rubber with your cutter machine using the settings above
    • Remove the Rubber and place it on the plastic embossing folder provided
    • Cut another Image in mirror image to place it on the other side of your Plastic. So now you have the Positive and the negative image to place on each side of your plastic. That means, the positive image on one side and the negative image on the other side.
    • After I create my file, I used a Big Shot to make the embossing. And the results were Terrific.

Happy Cutting!!!

Remember that we will be having our KNK Retreat Next January 2015. Attache the information. You will have free cutting files including this one.

Next KNK Retreat – Orlando, FL January 16-17-18, 2015


Come join Michele Harvey and Omayra Duarte from Team KNK!!!! Master your Klic-N-Kut digital cutting system and Make The Cut software!

The cost of the retreat is $395. For this price, you will receive 6-7 classes, 3-4 demonstrations and Make-n-Takes, 4 fabulous meals, lots of time for one-on-one assistance, class notes and files, free goodies, cutting materials and prizes! We will request topics of interest and will also feature favorite projects from Team KNK.

The room will open at 2:00 pm on Friday with the Meet and Greet starting at 3:00 pm and class at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 6:00 pm, followed by classes, demos, and an evening workshop. Saturday will be packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, lunch, dinner, and an open workshop in the evening. On Sunday, we’ll have one more class followed by brunch and some final Q&A, farewells, and then parting gifts – concluding by 1 pm. An optional, free class on Pop-Up Card Studio will be offered from 2-4 on Sunday.

Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out at any time to enjoy the local attractions. We encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us as we will have extras and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We bring you a wonderful deal with The Embassy Suites of $129 per night plus tax. A hot, made-to-order breakfast at the hotel and a nightly Evening Reception is included in the suite rate. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you would like to be paired with a roommate, please note it in the application. You must mention Klic-N-Kut when you call the Embassy Suites Orlando Airport directly at (407) 888-9339.

The deadline for room reservations is December 18, 2014.

If you would like to have a guest join us for any of the meals, please include the request in your application. We will provide actual pricing after we have a final count (approximately $40/lunch and $50/dinner). This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Reserve your spot today by completing both of the following steps:

1. Complete the application online. Please complete all of the questions – each retreat is customized to the responses you provide. If you prefer, you can email to let us know you wish to attend. After receiving the email, we will send you a short application form to complete, scan and return. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Michele at Sometimes the evil queen intercepts email and all could be lost if we don’t find each other somehow!

2. Send $195 deposit by check, money order, or PayPal to Michele Harvey, the event organizer. If your preference is PayPal, please use the email

The deadline for making a deposit is October 18, 2014. The balance of $200 will be due by December 1, 2014. If you prefer to make three payments, arrangements can be made.

The Embassy Suites Orlando Airport is conveniently located. Its amenities include:

  • All-suite hotel that is less than 1 mile from Orlando International Airport
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Evening Reception
  • Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport
  • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spa
  • Near to world-famous theme parks, Port Canaveral, and other Orlando attractions


Motorcycle Matrimony


We went to a wedding last weekend for some friends of Mr. Deb aka Mr. Krapikreate that belong to his motorcycle group. He asked me to make a card for them, so this is what I did. I forgot to take pictures of it before I gave it away, so all I have is this cell phone shot.

I took a couple of the card I gave Mr. Deb for his birthday one year because you can see the motorcycle a little better and how I had to make the shape card work. It’s not in the best condition because it’s a few years old and he had it stuck in the wainscoting in the wall. (yea, he’s weird).

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Sorry. Cell phone pictures again.


Cardstock (DCWV)


banner punch (ek success)…yea, I cheated. I could’ve cut them out with the machine…but I got it on clearance and used it.



Motorcycle and Mr. and Mrs. lettering from Lettering Delights


KNK Zing

force: 120/10

red blade (that’s extremely dull, yet still cut this well).


Punkin Head

I like to use all of my various software packages that can create/cut files on my 15″ KNK Maxx Air.  I have KNK Studio, Make the Cut, and Pop-Up Card Studio.  For this post I used all of them to create parts for my Halloween card.  I also used a purchased file from My Scrap Chic which definitely ramped up the quality of my card.

Here is the finished card – outside and inside.  As you can see, I also used a mixture of materials for my card – card stock, wall vinyl, and holographic vinyl.

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 Materials Used:

Various Cardstocks

Wall Vinyl

Holographic Vinyl

Double Sided Adhesive Tape


Machine Used:  15″ Maxx Air

Blade Used:  Red (standard material) blade

Force:  Cardstocks – 40 – 50

Vinyls – 13

Speed:  80 – 100

This was a fun card to make because I was able to use all of my software packages and a variety of materials.  The “punkin” eyes, the saying on the card front, and the glitter on the letters inside the card are all vinyl.  The pop-up element on the inside was created in the Pop-Up Card Studio and exported as an SVG format file.  The file was imported into Make the Cut and the card base cut from there.  The holographic vinyl is a shadow layer of the “Happy Halloween” letters.

The file from My Scrap Chick is from a design set named “Lil Punkins”.

Click on this link to download the files I created in KNK, MTC, and SVG formats. CuttingFiles_JudyKay