Last minute gift ideas…

I work in a school and our vacation time is kind of challenging this year. Usually, we have about 4-5 days off before Christmas, but this year we went on break as of this past Friday. I kind of scrambled to get some work gifts together. I apologize, they are pandas yet again…

If you have Costco, they are currently selling these insulated cups with lids in sets of 4. I bought a couple of sets and decorated them with a panda face in vinyl. Super quick and easy gift.

Then, I made these little Ghirardelli chocolate holders. For these, I did the black with paper and then did the faces with vinyl.

Here is a side view. It is basically a 2×5 piece of card stock with the ends punched with that punch tag from Stampin’ Up. This could easily be done in SCAL by mirroring two tags from the shapes library and welding them.

After all these years, I’ve officially made the switch to SCAL. I loved MTC, but hated that I had to run it in a virtual windows mode on my Mac. I just upgraded my Mac’s OS and discovered Parallels no longer worked, so I knew it was a good time to make the switch..

So far, I feel like the switch will be pretty painless. Sandy McCauley has a neat document put together to help with the transition. I’ve already played with it this afternoon and I am ready to start cutting with it.

Machine: Zing (red blade, 10/10, etc.)

Materials: cardstock, ribbon, vinyl, Ghirardelli (I may have ate more of it than I packaged.

P.S. Sorry this is late. I tried to post Friday, but there was some sort of glitch and I couldn’t. The awesome Chad fixed it so here I am. 🙂

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ”
― Roy L. Smith

TimelessMerry1

A simple font (Times New Roman) and letters sized to 9.5″ tall.  This quick and easy project is a great addition to your holiday decor!  Each letter was shadowed individually using Transform>Contour Object (I used 5 as my contour setting).

Additionally some Christmas shapes were added to my banner:  holly leaves, jumping reindeer, holiday bow and a little bird.  I create all my cutting files by scratch using a node by node method (please review my prior posts if you need direction on how to do this.)

TimelessHolly   TimelessReindeer   TimelessBow TimelessBird

Material:

Cardstock

Blue cap / thick materials blade

Settings:

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Supplies:

Cardstock, Patterned Paper and Embellishments by Bazzill Basics Paper

Ribbons from Designer’s Stash

Thank you for visiting TeamKNK!  Your comments and feedback are appreciated.