Those fur babies in our life are important too. My friend’s dog recently passed away unexpectedly and I needed a quick card to send.
This site had the cutest paw prints with hearts in it, so I had an idea for a great card…
Only, I didn’t like the way it looked with the paws so I decided to use the reverse to reflect the paws that weren’t there anymore.
I didn’t do it yet, but I think I’m going to glue the paws with the hearts on the inside of the card. Haha, I just realized I was going to do that as I was typing this up.
This card isn’t warped like it appears to be in the picture. The With Sympathy is a die. Which can be annoying because if you cut the text out with your KNK. you can resize it or use different fonts. I would’ve used my Maxx and cut it out in black vinyl since the letters were so fine. It is much easier for me to use vinyl rather than paper. But I needed something really fast so I went with this, because the ONLY drawback to vinyl is you have to weed and mask it.
Canson Watercolor paper (for card base! That stuff is thick and works great!)
“with sympathy” die
paws svg from www.lovesvg.com
Machine Used: KNK Zing
Last month I made a card out of a panda I modified. At work, we had a secret cupid and I knew I wanted to do something with that panda again. So I sized it up and made a panda shape card.
The person I was secretly giving gifts for figured out it was me.
She said that she heard I was the one who “made cute cards.” So I guess I outed myself.
I stamped some envelopes to match.
It was a lot of fun and even though she figured out it was me, it was worth it.
Machine Used: Zing
Materials: Michaels Recollection paper.
At the school I work at, one of our sayings, since the Panda is our mascot, is that we are pandas with heart. I found a cute stamp set at the swap meet and had been wanting to make a Panda-piecing card for awhile. A few months back, I did a print and cut, but I wanted to do paper-pieced one.
I found this cute little dude at this site
And I found this bamboo at this site
But I didn’t want the hat. It was cute… but I wanted him to be plain, so I imported into Inkscape
I deleted the hat (even though it was cute), but I was left with a squashed face, so I easily stretched the head until I had this:
I pieced it all together and ended up with this:
On the inside, I stamped the saying from my new stamp set:
Zing (red blade, 10/10,)
Cardstock (colormates) and Michael’s Recollection
Do your Christmas presents look like this???
Yeah. That’s how they are at my house if I don’t make tags. So I was browsing the web and I found these:
DIY Christmas Gift Tags With Scrapbook Paper Scraps And Free Cut File
The problem was, the file was silhouette and I have KNK. One thing that bugs me about Silhouette is they have a propriety file name, but they do not allow you to export into SVG. I’m not sure why that is, but it is what it is.
So… I improvised. The Silhouette software is free so I opened the file, ungrouped each tag and brought the “cut out” to the front and then filled the rest with black. Then I was easily able to take a screen shot and trace it in MTC. I just traced in black and it ignored the red text.
IMAGE REMOVE BY ORIGINAL CREATOR’S REQUEST
You can do a print and cut for the back, but I just stamped them real quick. This is a great way to use up paper scraps, or even wrapping paper scraps if you want your tags to match your wrapping paper. I thought it would also be cute to do them on craft paper. They were so easy to put together, I will probably make another set.
On the web site, the poster used tape, but I just used a glue stick and put the tag under a heavy book to dry and it worked just fine.
Zing, red blade, 10/10
white card stock, scrap Christmas paper, glue stick, stamps
Well hello there KNK-ers!
I seem to be on a banner kick, so I bring you yet another one.
These pictures are horrible. I totally procrastinated and it’s dark and believe it or not, I took these in my dim living room with no flash. I’m actually impressed with this little Canon camera I bought a couple months ago, and considering my lighting conditions are horrible, these pictures could be a lot worse.
DCWV thanksgiving/halloween stack
I used the leaves from the harvest designs and I ran them through the fiskers to give the leaves some texture and then inked them with some brown and green inks.
I wish I had prettier ribbon, but I didn’t have anything on hand, so I used jute.
Zing, red blade 10/10
Until next time!