Hatchi-Troll Egg Invitation for my Granddaughter’s Birthday Party


Egg Invitation

It is time to celebrate my Granddaughter’s birthday again. She can already decide her birthday theme! This time she wanted to make it about hatchimals. So, I made an Egg invitation for her birthday. But what happened? After I made her invitations she decided to make her birthday party of Trolls… :(. And then? Well now, we are making a Hatchi-troll Birthday party, LOL The Hatchimals and the Trolls are very popular right now and our granddaughter loves both. We wanted to make her happy, so Uncle Bryan spoiled her by drawing her a Special troll to put on top of the Egg Invitation that previously had been done. So at the end of this post, you will see what was the final project.

Instructions to make this Egg Invitation:

Materials:

Settings for KNK Groove-e:

  • F = 25
  • V = 250

Settings for KNK Force:

  • Blade = Red
  • BT = 2
  • P = 1
  • CD = 70
  • CS = 25

Instructions:

  1. I searched MTC Gallery for an Egg.
  2. From that File, I just kept the parts that I wanted to use and resized it.
  3. in my regular printer, I printed the information needed for the invitation. Then I put my family to cut it so I could continue cutting the cardstocks. (We were really late organizing her birthday… LOL) egg-inv-info
  4. To cut the file with my KNK Force, I save it as a SVG File. I cut two for each invitation and one of them was in mirror image.
  5. Once the files were cut, I started to put it together. So I started gluing just the border of the egg leaving the upper part without glue, so the invitation could go in and out. egg-inv-glue-border
  6. The same I did with the top of the egg but gluing the top of the egg to the top of the invitation that has the information for the party. Then, I glued the back that was the mirror image of the top of the egg. egg-inv-info-with-top And this had been the final project:

egg-inv

But because now it is going to be a Hatchi-Troll Party. This is the Final, final Project, LOL:

egg-invitation

 

 

25th Anniversary Banner with Pressure Sensitive Vinyl

pressure sensitive vinyl

This gorgeous 25th Anniversary Banner was decorated with Pressure Sensitive Vinyl. I found out that the Pressure Sensitive Vinyl material is ideal to decorate on any smooth surface. I have already used it on glasses, paper, plastic, and even on a bride’s hair bow; with this material (http://teamknk.com/beautiful-bow-beautiful-bride). This time, I placed it on a banner which was comprised of Glossy Photo Paper. Also the banner has two 25 cut out pieces of card-stock, on top of the card-stock they have the Pressure Sensitive Vinyl as well.

Let’s do it using the Pressure Sensitive Vinyl:

Materials:

Settings:

  • F = 25
  • V = 100

Instructions:

  1. I designed the banner using GIMP
  2. Once the banner was printed, I measured the 25th.
  3. Using the same font used to make the banner, I wrote the 25th in MTC.
  4. Then, I made the font the exact size of my banner as well as making two smaller 25th’s to put on every side of the banner. .
  5. After that, I cut the 25th using the Pressure Sensitive Vinyl.
  6. I also cut the smaller 25th out of card-stock, so they stay hanging on both sides of the banner..
  7. Then, using the hot glue, I glued ribbon all around the border of the banner.
  8. I glued a piece of ribbon to the smaller 25th cut out and on top of that I add the 25th cut out with the Pressure Sensitive Vinyl to cover the ribbon.
  9. Then, I glued the top of the ribbon that is having the card-stock, allowing it to hang on each side of the banner.
  10. Finally, using a different ribbon, I made two bows to place on the two top corners of the banner.

 

Santa is Close- Santa’s Reindeer Found Its Way Into My Home

Santa's reindeer

Santa is very, very close! It appears Santa’s Reindeer arrived at my house a little early, lol. I wanted to make some decorations for under the tree. First, I was brainstorming what to use to decorate under the Christmas tree, when my husband asked me to make a Santa sleigh for our miniature chihuahua dog. So, I thought that that would be a great thing to put close to the tree as a decoration too. I also thought that if I was doing a sleigh, it would be a good idea also to make ears to match our tiny reindeer.

Our granddaughter loves to pose for pictures so she took advantage of the moment to take pictures with Santa’s lost reindeer. She enjoyed helping me do this project especially taking pictures, the thing that she loves most .
rendeer-ear

In this picture our SUPER tiny dog is wearing reindeer ears made out of foam fun and posing for the camera.

Materials for Santa’s reindeer ears and Sleigh:

  • KNK Digital Cutting Machine (I used the KNK Force to cut the cardstocks and the KNK Grove-e to cut the foam fun)
  • Red cap blade (with the KNK Force to cut the Cardstocks)
  • Blue cap blade ( with the KNK Groove-e to cut the Foam Fun)
  • MTC
  • Ribbon
  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Fun Foam
  • Glue stick
  • Glitter
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun

KNK Force Settings:

  • Blade = Red
  • BT = 2
  • P= 1
  • CD = 75
  • CS= 20

KNK Groove-e Settings:

  • Force = 35
  • Speed = 150

Instructions for the Reindeer Ears:

  1. I traced a horn of a reindeer, duplicated and made a stripe with the foam fun to make the reindeer ears.
  2. Then, I put glitter on them and glued them to form the antlers of the reindeer but with a short tube styled hole to put the head of the dog through.

reindeer-ears

Instructions for the Sleigh:

  1. This Sleigh is a file from MTC gallery.
  2. So, I just adjusted the size to fix the size of our tiny dog.
  3. I cut the cardstock according the pieces and glue them to the cardboard to be cut with a craft knife.
  4. After that, I glued all the pieces together to form the sleigh.
  5. Finally, I wrapped some empty little boxes to put in the sleigh.

sleigh

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!

Baby with Santa Dress for Cards or Christmas Gift Topper (FREE FILE)

Baby boy, Santa Outfit

Christmas is here! Before we stuff our faces, lets get to those christmas cards and other lovely holiday traditons. During this beautiful season, my favorite season. We always try to make something really pretty and unique. While this isn’t what you probably had in mind, it is a fun project that the entire family can take a part in. This beautiful Baby with a Santa Outfit, was very fun as well as comical to make. Seeing it go through different stages, was truly magical, to say the least. Not only that, it is also ideal for Scrapbooking, cards or as a Christmas Gift Topper. I designed this file using Inkscape and followed by exporting it to MTC, to be cut.

Material used:

  1. KNK Force
  2. MTC
  3. Inkscape
  4. Cardstock
  5. Pressure Sensitive GlitterFlex Ultra
  6. Dot Tape
  7. Markers

Settings KNK Force

  • Blade = R
  • BT = 2
  • P = 1
  • CD = 70
  • CS = 25

Instructions:

  1. I designed the file using Inkscape. Once the design is done, I exported the design to MTC to be cut.
  2. I cut the file using my KNK Force. Using Cardstock, I cut corresponded color to form the dress and the baby.
  3. Using Pressure Sensitive GlitterFlex Ultra, I cut the white parts of the dress and the hat. After that, I put on the cardstock.
  4. I made a shadow layer to place all the pieces that form my file.
  5. After glue all the pieces together, I draw his eyes with a marker.
  6. I used dot tape to placed the boy on the front of my card.
  7. Use this file on a card or on top of your Christmas presents once those are wrapped.

You will have a great and fun time making this project. Enjoy and Happy Cutting!!!!

I Love Christmas!. Christmas is the time to give and let the family know how much you care about them. So, this is a great file to make  a cute card for them. Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!!!

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Cutting File Cartoon From a Picture using MTC

KNK, Omayra, Cartoon

This time, I wanted to do something really different. So using a picture of my granddaughter, I made a cutting file cartoon. I used this picture taken in my aunt’s house, in Puerto Rico. She has a plastic cow in her front yard and my granddaughter thought she was riding a horse, Lol.

This file was possible using the “Draw Bézier Curves and Straight Lines”. one of the ways activate/ use the tool, is through the hot key F4.  When you click F4 on your keyboard you will have the “Draw Bézier Curves and Straight Lines” tool activated.

After I finished tracing the picture, I wanted to stylize the picture of my granddaughter to be in a very popular cartoon style, lol, the “chibi” style. So after I finished tracing, I “squished” it down to the rough size of an average chibi. (3 heads tall). That is why, the picture showing the cutting file the girl looks smaller and chubbier, also cuter haha. For her hair, I made two pony tails because if you notice her hair in the picture… it is a mess, LOL.

cutting file, omayra

Materials:

Settings:

  • Blade = Red
  • BT = 2
  • P= 1
  • CD = 75
  • CS= 20

Instructions:

  1. First, I opened the picture in MTC  using the Pixel Trace icon.  When the program opened the picture, which I was going to trace. I put the Threshold to 255 and marked the checkbox in Texturize Path and Blackout Path so the picture opens in MTC exactly as it is.
  2. Then, I opened the “Draw Bézier Curves and Straight Lines”. You can click F4 on your keyboard and you will have the “Draw Bézier Curves and Straight Lines” tool activated. Then I started to make the manual tracing. Click here to see the video of how to make a manual tracing by Sandy
  3. I traced every part of the picture on its own layer.
  4. After I finished tracing, I selected just the girl and made it smaller to looks like a chibi cartoon. I LOVE the Chibis Cartoons!!!
  5. Then, I cut the file, paint the borders, glued it together and painted the face of the girl.
  6. Finally, I decorated putting an earring. As well as some bows on her pony tails.The project is complete C:

I hope you have enjoyed the post, Now it is the time that you begin your own cutting file cartoons. HAPPY CUTTING!!!!

With our KNK Cutting Machines, anything is possible.