About deb_m

By day, a teacher. By night, a geeky crafter. I have one hubby, 2 kids, and 4 dogs. I like to take pictures and like it even more when they don't suck. I use a KNK Maxx 24" machine, a Zing, and a Cameo.

From Miss to Mrs.

Two of the teachers I work with are getting married next month so I was assigned the job of making a card. I struggled with coming up with an idea for this and finally I went to my favorite go-to site… www.lovesvg.com.

(By the way, I don’t get anything free or compensation for using their stuff).

I made a shape card. I used that heavy weight kraft paper from Joann for the base. I really like that stuff. It makes for a nice, sturdy card.

I thought about doing the leaves and lettering in paper, but vinyl is so much easier. Even though I’m limited on my color choices (I need to order some more vinyl from Team KNK so I have more variety!), It made it so much easier to apply and best of all, no glue mess!

Machines: Zing for cardstock (10/10/red blade) and Maxx for vinyl (f 75 v 250)

Materials: kraft card stock, vinyl, transfer tape

 

Yes, ANOTHER panda card

Are you getting sick of them? I just keep finding cute pandas and make things with them. I found this one on my favorite go-to site, www.lovesvg.com.

So first, I cut it out with paper. Look at this mess. And then when I tried to glue it, I made an even bigger mess.

Here’s the card:

Nope, you don’t ┬áhave smudges on your monitor. It’s my glue mess on the card. I glued the eyes on backwards, I didn’t get the feet on right and it was a big mess.

You can see how it didn’t even glue down all the way, which I’m sure is user error…

So then, I happened to be on this site and I saw Nancy had done the cute Lucy card in vinyl. And the duh thought bubble appeared above my head and so I thought, this would be so much easier:

Oh look, all the pieces are in the right place and you don’t have to worry about them being upside down (ignore that I forgot to weed the feet when I took this picture).

And even though the vinyl is shiny and I’m getting a reflection in the picture, it is so much cleaner and nicer.

And it was super easy to transfer it on to the card stock in one big piece with transfer tape. A little tip: Don’t put the transfer tape all the way to the edge of the vinyl (like around the ears and feet) if you aren’t using clear transfer tape. It makes it much easier to line up. (I might have learned this the hard way).

Anyway. I’m sorry it was yet another panda… but this guy is pretty cute!

Machine(s):

Zing (paper) and KNK Maxx (vinyl)

Stuff you need:

Cardstock, glue sticks, vinyl, patience and sanity.

Until next time.

P.S. I noticed this was my 87th post!! Thanks for sticking with me. I really enjoy doing this. I am waiting for KNK to release a new great machine so I can upgrade, because it’s time. I’ve more than got my money’s worth from the two I have.

 

 

 

Graduation card

I know this is a little late, but I’ve been a little behind this year. I’m really into watercolor pencils right now so I used them to make this card. I downloaded the graduation cap from the internet. It was in two parts:

So when I stuck it on the card, I used foam tape for the top part and glued the bottom part right underneath. It’s hard to see that in the card, but I think it gave it a little pop. I use my die cuts and my machine simultaneously. Each has it’s own pros and cons. One pro of using the machine is you can easily set it to duplicate an image and you can cut out a whole sheet of something, which is what I did. Also, you are not limited to the size of the die cuts, with a machine, you can size the image any size you want.

I’m using the same card format for my daughter’s thank you cards, which we are also behind on and need to write… of course, I have to finish putting them together too.

A little hint: if you do make water color cards, they tend to warp when they dry, so it’s a good idea to put them under a heavy book for a day or so. I forgot to do that with this card and it’s a little warped.

Machine:

KNK Zing

red blade: 10/10

Materials:

water color paper/pencils

kraft and black paper

foam tape

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

The Tassel was worth the Hassle…

I’m very excited. My daughter is graduating from high school next month. She was accepted into many colleges, but ended up taking the one 15 minutes from home because she was accepted into a nursing program where after four years she will have her degree AND be ready to take the nursing exams. So I’m super excited for her.

I found this website with this cute little centerpiece and I knew I wanted to make one:

https://dailydoseofdiy.com/diy-graduation-decor-centerpieces/

The colors of her school are green and gold so I used green paper and lined it with glittery gold washi tape. I used gold (okay it was yellow) tissue paper for the inside.

Super easy to make and her directions are fantastic.

I opted not to use the paper tassel and instead made one with gold embroidery thread.

It’s neat at night with a battery operated tea light inside:

I used my Zing for the project.

Today I also noticed that the lovesvg site I love to use has some great graduation and baseball images that they recently posted so I will definitely do something with those.

Thanks for reading!

Supplies:

Recollections paper

gold washi tape (apparently this stuff gets old because it didn’t want to stick.)

gold embroidery thread

yellow tissue paper

tea light candle.