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.

With Sympathy

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.

https://lovesvg.com/2018/02/paws-5910/

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.

Materials used:

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

 

Pandas with heart part 2

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.

 

Panda with heart

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:

Machine used:

Zing (red blade, 10/10,)

Materials:

Cardstock (colormates) and Michael’s Recollection

Christmas tags

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.

Machine used:

Zing, red blade, 10/10

Materials:

white card stock, scrap Christmas paper, glue stick, stamps

Give Thanks

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.

Materials:

12×12 chipboard

recollections paper

DCWV thanksgiving/halloween stack

font: merit

leaves: www.lovesvg.com 

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.

Machine:

Zing, red blade 10/10

Until next time!