I’m not sure I get that term, but my friend always uses it when she goes to Disneyland once a week. She loves her some Disneyland. So when it came time for her birthday, the gift was easy peasy. Make a set of Disney cards. I found the svg mickey ears on the internet and cut out a whole sheet of them, enough to make 24 cards (try to punch 24 Mickey ears that fast with a punch… plus you are stuck with one size).
I used black and white papers and cut out the thanks with a die.
The only thing I did different on her set was cut the thanks out in white, which I think I like better. Of course I forgot to take a picture of it. Also on hers I used white paper with black dots, which I think I like better too.
I used the Zing to cut out the ears (10/10; 95)
Hello KNKers! I’m pretty excited because I am changing schools this coming school year. It is the school both my kids attended, two miles from my house, and I’ll be teaching 5th grade. I’ve never taught 5th grade before, but I’m pretty excited.
Anyway, the mascot is a panda and this school has extremely involved parents, so I thought it would be cute to have some ready-made cards on hand for next year. I can also use them for gifts for other teachers to use as well.
I found the panda on the internet and traced him into MTC. Then I duplicated until I had an array of 24 of them and then used print and cut with my Zing to cut them out on card stock. I did print them out on a laser printer and my specific printer is a little bit picky about card weights, but it seems to handle the 60 lb weight okay. Anything more and I get the dreaded paper jam.
However, when I went to cut them out on my mats, they were dirty and no longer sticky! I’ve probably shared this tip before, but it bears mentioning again. I’ve had the best luck with Aleen’s tack it over and over. The ratio is about 1:1 with water, with maybe a little more water. I don’t even measure. I just squirt the glue on the mat and then use a paintbrush and water to spread it out. I put it out in the sun for a couple hours and my mat is as good as new. The first use can be a little bit too sticky, so it’s not a bad idea to stick down a piece of paper you don’t care about and pull it up to test it. I also scrape it with an old credit card and that helps smooth it out and it’s ready to go.
I don’t know if it’s considered cheating, but I did use hero arts metal dies for the “thanks”, the banner, the tree branch (sizzix) and the cut out with the holes. I could’ve easily used my machine, but I like to use all sorts of stuff when I create. 🙂
I used the Zing (f-95, 10/10) and MTC software.
DCWV patterned paper stack, Worldwin cardstock, foam tape for the pandas and the banners and gingerbread ink for the edges of the banners and patterned paper.
Until next time!
So my son just finished his first season of high school baseball. He did pretty good. He worked hard and I’m very proud of his mindset to keep trying, no matter what. He did not give up, even coming into the season recovering from a major broken wrist and being weak from a total of 11 weeks of some sort of cast.
Boy also grew 3 inches during the season and towers over me. Anyway, the parents wanted to give the coach a gift card and a signed card from the boys so I came up with this.
Originally it looked like this, but it just looked too plain, so I added the thanks in brannonball font. Looks baseball-ish, no?
The inside was blank and all the boys signed their names and gave it to the coach. I wasn’t able to get a picture of it all signed, but it was neat to give a personal something that I created that only took minutes to make.
I used: KNK Zing, red blade. Don’t even regard my settings. I need to change my blade again so I won’t even post them.
Hope you all wished your Moms a Happy Mother’s Day. This was the card I made mine. I found a cute teacup svg silhouette online and traced it and easily duplicated and mirrored it into a card.
You know I love that svg love website, so I downloaded a cute little saying for the inside. I could’ve easily done a print and cut, but I was lazy, so I just printed it out in my laser printer and glued it on the inside.
I decorated the outside of the card with some sizzix die cuts I have. It’s funny that I have a machine that can create anything my brain can come up with (and that I have a drawing for) and yet I have sizzix dies… which take up space… and are only one size.
Machine Used: KNK Zing, red blade
sizzix dies (Tim Holriz tattered dies and letters)
embossing folder: swiss dots
I guess I’m in a rut with all my shaped cards… and that’s probably what I’m going to show you next month as well.
Until next time,
stay classy KNKers! 🙂
So I found this cute file on the internet. https://www.printablecuttablecreatables.com/product-category/freebies/
It was the lovebirds file. So I took the base image and sized it (to stay within an A4 envelope. I think it’s a4; 4.25 x 5.5 inches), duplicated it with a vertical mirror and viola! Cool little shape card. It cut beautifully on my KNK Zing.
On the inside, I stamped, “What’s the word, bird?”
Only, I forgot to take a picture of that part. It’s kind of funny, on the patterned paper, the eye cut out almost in the center of that flower and it makes the eye look kind of different.
Oh and my latest cute free font find on dafont.com: Always in my heart.
Even the name is cute. And it cuts out really nice, so if you have a million fonts in your collection (like me) and you need just one more, there it is.
Paper: DCWV Hippychic stack
Glue. You know, the assorted stuff you use to assemble a card. ha ha.
Until next time,
Stay Classy KNK-ers! (cause I usually don’t, 😉