About Nancy

Hi. My name is Nancy and I live in Wisconsin. I have been married to Sam for 44 years and I am mom to 5 grown children. I also have 2 grandchildren , Gavin 12 and Hailey 9. We live in the country and have 2 dogs, a cat. I love making cards and paper piecing. I also enjoy making tiles.

Card # 3

I love the dashing reindeer. This was another silhouette that I traced. I cute some reindeer from paper and some from glittered vinyl. I like the 3 D of the paper but hate gluing the scroll antlers, the glitter vinyl was a much better choice. Here is the file leaping deer 11 2018   

leaping deer svg

PS  We have less than a moth until Christmas!

Materials

paper

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

Card #2

Here is my second card. It is a simple gate fold card.

merry and bright gatefold 2

I had some cute buffalo plaid paper and used that to make the card. It was then simply cutting the vinyl and applying it to the card.

Materials

paper

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

Thanksgiving is tomorrow…

And that means it is almost  time to get Christmas cards into the mail…I know, it seldom works like that.

I LOVE making cards!  I send out about 100 Christmas cards, crazy but I love it!

So for the next few days I will share some quick and easy cards I made along with the files.

I saw this on Pintrest and knew I had to make it!  I Googled 3 wise men silhouettes and found one that I liked. I imported it into KNK Studio, scanned it and vectorized it so it was a cut file. I then sized it to fit the card. I also found a star that I liked and did the same. I cut both from vinyl. I used a paper cutter to cut the blue paper and the brown was a cheap paper bag that I hand tore. I chalked the edges. The stars are just dots from a white paint pen. Here is the file 3 wisemen card 11 2018

Materials

paper

vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 400

 

 

 

 

 

Oh what fun…

This plaque was so easy to make and such fun. I got the idea from another site and found out that the metal half trucks could be purchased from Hobby Lobby. They have saw tooth picture hangers on the back making it easy to attach them to the wood.

I had a piece of wood that was 12×18 and it was stained barn wood gray. Living in Wisconsin I like to go into the winter months with a bunch of wood pre stained and ready to go. I hate the smell of stain indoors. I then just typed the words, I think I used Magnolia sky for the font. I welded the words and then resized them accordingly. I cut them from vinyl using my 15″ KNK Maxx. Then I simply applied them to the wood using clear transfer tape. I put 2 screws into the wood to hold the truck and it was good to go. So cute, so simple!

Materials

wood

stain

truck

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

And it is on to Christmas!

It seems like we went from July to November, time truly does fly by!

A friend of mine loves everything M&M. On Pintrest I found a link to a free SVG M&M face for ornaments. Ken’s Kreations posted the files back in 2014 and they are still available free!.

Also, a few years back there were a lot of posts about taking a clear 3 inch flat plastic or glass ornament and swirling poly acrylic in it, draining it, adding glitter, letting it dry and you then had a glitter ornament. So, as long as I was making a mess I made a ton of them. Combine the free files with the left over ornaments and this is what you get!

Don’t they just make you smile! The faces were all cut from vinyl and applied with clear transfer tape.

Materials

clear plastic ornaments

poly acrylic

fine glitter

clear transfer tape

Vinyl

Paint

 

Settings

15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500