Embossing Kit

KNK, Embossing

This is a Thank you card that I am making for our 25th Anniversary. I am using Embossing Rubber from KNKusa.com. 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:

Settings:

Instructions:

    • 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

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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 cuttinwithknk@gmail.com 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 cuttinwithknk@gmail.com. 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 addresscuttinwithknk@gmail.com.

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

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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.

Materials

Cardstock (DCWV)

Worldwins

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.

 

Files:

Motorcycle and Mr. and Mrs. lettering from Lettering Delights

Machine:

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

Settings:

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

Iron-on Vinyl Makes a Splash!

Not in a literal sense, thank goodness! This weekend I participated in an annual chili cook-off that raises money for scholarships. My co-worker and chili competition partner, Mark, is a skilled cook and we came up with a chili recipe that we both agreed upon. I was quite excited about this event and asked Mark if he would wear a “team” apron. He gladly agreed as he said he is a messy cook.

Our department is “AMGT”, and Mark’s wife came up with the team name “A Mighty Good Tank o’chili”. It was a high of 42 Saturday so we were layered in shirts and jackets but our aprons still ‘flashed’.

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Materials:

Settings:

  • Red-cap, standard blade
  • Force: 35 (Thermo-Flex) and 40 (DecoSparkle)
  • Speed: 300
  • Temperature: 330-335F (Thermo-Flex Plus) 300F (DecoSparkle)
  • Time: 17-20 seconds (Thermo-Flex Plus) 10-12 seconds (DecoSparkle)

I created my design in Make-the-Cut, and also cut it from MTC. AMGT was created using a free font called “Varsity”, and the ‘ighty’, ‘ood’, and ‘ank’ were created using another free font called “Mouse Memoirs”. The ‘o’chili’ was created using a standard windows font.

The first step was to measure the amount of space available on our aprons. Then I created a shape on my virtual mat to match it. I added my wording and arranged it as I wanted it to look on the apron. I added another page in MTC for the actual cutting as I wanted to reduce the amount of waste vinyl by putting my cut letters close together.

I cut out all of the letters while warming up the heat press. After weeding the design, I used transfer tape to adhere the lettering in position. I pressed on the ThermoFlex Plus and then the DecoSparkle due to the different heat and time requirements for each.

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What you cannot see here is my lovely friend and assistant, Jessica, who helped me prepare and press the aprons as well as serve the chili – thank you, Jessica.

Oh, and by the way, our team took 2nd place in the chili cook-off – not bad for first-timers!

Fun Foam Flowers

KNK, Flower, Omayra Fun foam, or “Foamy” as it is known in some areas, is a great material to cut with our KNK Cutting machines. Although this is not an easy-to-cut material, it is a material that you can mold as you desire. As you can see, the faces of the flowers are fun foam that I heated with a regular iron, and while the fun foam was hot I molded it over a Styrofoam half ball. This gave extra dimension to the flower centers (faces).

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

Settings:

Instructions:

    • Design the flowers that you want to cut using KNK Studio or MTC.
    • Set the above force and speed and cut your design.
    • With acrylic paint, paint the borders of all the shapes that you cut.
    • Pre-heat a regular iron and heat the fun foam that will become the face of your flower. Immediately once the fun foam is hot, cover the Styrofoam ball and hold it until the fun foam is cold. Once the fun foam is cold it will keep the shape that you wanted.
    • Then, paint the face that you want your flower to have; smiling, surprised, sad, etc.
    • Cover the wood stick with another piece of Fun foam. Use a heat gun to keep it together.
    • And finally, glue all the puzzle pieces together to form your flower.
    • I love glitter so much, which is why I used glitter on the edges of my flowers.
    • And finally, I completed my embellishments by adding a bow.

Happy Cutting!!!