Simple, quick, and sweet!

I seem to have a lot of 8×12 scraps of wood and there always seem to be fun things to do with them. I saw this idea on a Facebook page and decided to make it for a niece. I believe the fonts are King Basil and Euphemia.

Materials

wood

Rustoleum spray paint

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 36

speed 500

It was a simple matter of choosing the fonts & welding the script font. I then made an 8×12 rectangle and  sized and arranged the words in the rectangle as I wanted them to appear on the wood. Then I cut the words from vinyl, weeded them and used clear transfer tape to apply them to the wood. With in minutes I had this sweet plaque!

I have had my Maxx since they first came out and love it. I was so excited to hear that KNKUSA is coming out with a new and improved Maxx! Check it out by clicking here.

Baseball card

Baseball season wrapped up again and I needed some cards for the coaches. I went to my favorite site www.lovesvg.com and found the cutest baseball glove and knew it would make a great shaped card.

I put the fold on the left side. The ball is lifted with foam tape.

I stamped thanks on the ball. Super easy card and only took about 10 minutes to make.

Only problem is…

…it didn’t stand up very well. After I took the picture, I ended up trimming a bit off the bottom to make a smooth edge so it would stand.

Materials:

Cardstock (110# white for the base, 65# for the colors)

Thanks stamp (fiskers)

Machine:

KNK Zing (still chugging along)

red blade

I did four passes on the white paper because it was thicker and it was a bit stringy. It did it though.

110 – f

10/10

It Rocks!

In Wisconsin many communities have “rock” related Facebook pages such as Shawano Rocks or The Fox Valley rocks. The idea behind the pages is for people to decorate small rocks and to place them around the community for others to find . Once you find a rock you can hide it again or keep it. My 6 year old great niece, Olivia, loves finding and keeping them.

I found a bag of dark washed rocks at the dollar store and decided to get them. My intention was to let the little ones decorate them and hide them. But as they sat in my craft room waiting for their journey to the children, I couldn’t resist and decided to decorate some of them.

 

I had a scrap of turquoise glitter vinyl that I thought would really pop on the dark rocks. The scrap was only about 4×6  but I was able to do the rocks and have some left. I used clear transfer tape to transfer them on to the rocks. I can’t wait to give them to Olivia to hide and she can decorate the rest of the rocks!

 

Materials

Glitter vinyl

Clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Speed 450

Force 45

These “rocks” were small so the lettering is small, most words are 1″ x .30″ but they cut and transferred fine.

Perfect stickers every time!

Customized stickers on demand

I rely on my KNK machines to help me customize and make personal items and gifts. They are my trusty partners in all things crafty. For this project, I used my KNK Maxx Air to make stickers, and as usual, it did not let me down. (By the way, have you seen that new KNK Maxx Duo?  Eek, I’m sooooo excited!).

This may be the first time I made outdoor items for my dogs. I’m pretty proud of it, although I have a few more items to complete. All of my dogs (before you ask, I have six now) graduate from obedience training. Sometimes one of them really has a talent for it, and they get additional training and opportunities to show off their skills. I was a 4-H dog club leader and my daughter and niece were active in showing until they graduated so we’ve had lots of practice. As an empty nester starting this winter, I’ve been spending more time with the dogs and collected three new dogs in just the last year.

To keep the young ones busy, we tried an agility class this spring. We’ve been having lots of fun so I decided to build all of them a course here at home. I purchased the jump cup strips, furniture grade pipe and fittings online, and the lattice locally. I cut the pipe and assembled everything myself. The finishing step was adding visual cues (alignment marks) for the dogs. I downloaded the fact sheet on the pipes which contained the outside diameter of the pipe and used that to create rectangles one inch and four inches wide.

jumps

Jump course

Of course I had to add some cute paw prints on the center alignment mark. I am amazed at how perfectly the stickers came out! They wrap around the pipe exactly.

This is my super agility dog, Penelope. Once she figured out what I wanted she started to enjoy it more than I do! The brown girl that photo bombs all the time is Gigi.

And this is my clutz, Memphis, who skinned his nose and chin tripping over his own feet. He’s never going to be an agility dog.

Don’t worry, it healed up nicely! Yes, that’s Gigi trying to photo bomb on the left.

In the end, I made six jumps and twelve weave poles. I also purchased 24 cones for which I will be cutting numbers 1-24 to install on either side of them (they give the order in which to go through the course). I also have a mostly finished pause table and next will be a teeter and a dog walk (high up in the air, oh my).

This project is simple:

STICKER MATERIALS:

VINYL STICKER Settings:

  • f = 21
  • v = 300
  • p = 1

STICKER STEPS:

  1. Measure or acquire the outside diameter of the pipe.
  2. Create rectangles of the desired width and the height equal to the pipe’s outside diameter.
  3. If desired, add cut-outs of any decorative shape.
  4. Cut and weed.
  5. Remove the vinyl from the backing sheet and spray application fluid on the sticky side. This allows you to reposition the vinyl if you don’t get it applied squarely the first time.

In the end, I made enough stickers for another six jumps which I donated to the dog training school. It was a lot of fun and hopefully others will get to enjoy basic agility.

Man card

I always struggle when it comes to masculine cards. I make many cards that could be for a guy or a girl, but few that say MAN CARD. I saw this card on Pintrest  and as you know, with a KNK, if you see it, you can make it.

When I am looking for an image to recreate I always Google ____ silhouette. In this case I Googled Gear Silhouette . I found an image I  liked, copied and pasted it into KNK Studio, scanned it, vectorized it, and i t was ready to cut. And it cut so nicely!  The file is at the end of this post.

Materials

Gemstone paper by Coredinations

Glue dots

Black and gray cardstock

Printer

hand punch

Settings

15″ kNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 100

Speed 500

I could have done a print and cut or done the lettering in vinyl but I took the easy was out. I saved the words as a jpeg, imported it into Word, and ran it through the printer. I then cut it to size and used one of my few paper punches and cut the corners. I used mini glue dots to  attach the gears to  the card. Here is the file gear card  You could easily turn this into a Father’s day card!