Baseball card

Baseball season wrapped up again and I needed some cards for the coaches. I went to my favorite site www.lovesvg.com and found the cutest baseball glove and knew it would make a great shaped card.

I put the fold on the left side. The ball is lifted with foam tape.

I stamped thanks on the ball. Super easy card and only took about 10 minutes to make.

Only problem is…

…it didn’t stand up very well. After I took the picture, I ended up trimming a bit off the bottom to make a smooth edge so it would stand.

Materials:

Cardstock (110# white for the base, 65# for the colors)

Thanks stamp (fiskers)

Machine:

KNK Zing (still chugging along)

red blade

I did four passes on the white paper because it was thicker and it was a bit stringy. It did it though.

110 – f

10/10

It Rocks!

In Wisconsin many communities have “rock” related Facebook pages such as Shawano Rocks or The Fox Valley rocks. The idea behind the pages is for people to decorate small rocks and to place them around the community for others to find . Once you find a rock you can hide it again or keep it. My 6 year old great niece, Olivia, loves finding and keeping them.

I found a bag of dark washed rocks at the dollar store and decided to get them. My intention was to let the little ones decorate them and hide them. But as they sat in my craft room waiting for their journey to the children, I couldn’t resist and decided to decorate some of them.

 

I had a scrap of turquoise glitter vinyl that I thought would really pop on the dark rocks. The scrap was only about 4×6  but I was able to do the rocks and have some left. I used clear transfer tape to transfer them on to the rocks. I can’t wait to give them to Olivia to hide and she can decorate the rest of the rocks!

 

Materials

Glitter vinyl

Clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Speed 450

Force 45

These “rocks” were small so the lettering is small, most words are 1″ x .30″ but they cut and transferred fine.

Perfect stickers every time!

Customized stickers on demand

I rely on my KNK machines to help me customize and make personal items and gifts. They are my trusty partners in all things crafty. For this project, I used my KNK Maxx Air to make stickers, and as usual, it did not let me down. (By the way, have you seen that new KNK Maxx Duo?  Eek, I’m sooooo excited!).

This may be the first time I made outdoor items for my dogs. I’m pretty proud of it, although I have a few more items to complete. All of my dogs (before you ask, I have six now) graduate from obedience training. Sometimes one of them really has a talent for it, and they get additional training and opportunities to show off their skills. I was a 4-H dog club leader and my daughter and niece were active in showing until they graduated so we’ve had lots of practice. As an empty nester starting this winter, I’ve been spending more time with the dogs and collected three new dogs in just the last year.

To keep the young ones busy, we tried an agility class this spring. We’ve been having lots of fun so I decided to build all of them a course here at home. I purchased the jump cup strips, furniture grade pipe and fittings online, and the lattice locally. I cut the pipe and assembled everything myself. The finishing step was adding visual cues (alignment marks) for the dogs. I downloaded the fact sheet on the pipes which contained the outside diameter of the pipe and used that to create rectangles one inch and four inches wide.

jumps

Jump course

Of course I had to add some cute paw prints on the center alignment mark. I am amazed at how perfectly the stickers came out! They wrap around the pipe exactly.

This is my super agility dog, Penelope. Once she figured out what I wanted she started to enjoy it more than I do! The brown girl that photo bombs all the time is Gigi.

And this is my clutz, Memphis, who skinned his nose and chin tripping over his own feet. He’s never going to be an agility dog.

Don’t worry, it healed up nicely! Yes, that’s Gigi trying to photo bomb on the left.

In the end, I made six jumps and twelve weave poles. I also purchased 24 cones for which I will be cutting numbers 1-24 to install on either side of them (they give the order in which to go through the course). I also have a mostly finished pause table and next will be a teeter and a dog walk (high up in the air, oh my).

This project is simple:

STICKER MATERIALS:

VINYL STICKER Settings:

  • f = 21
  • v = 300
  • p = 1

STICKER STEPS:

  1. Measure or acquire the outside diameter of the pipe.
  2. Create rectangles of the desired width and the height equal to the pipe’s outside diameter.
  3. If desired, add cut-outs of any decorative shape.
  4. Cut and weed.
  5. Remove the vinyl from the backing sheet and spray application fluid on the sticky side. This allows you to reposition the vinyl if you don’t get it applied squarely the first time.

In the end, I made enough stickers for another six jumps which I donated to the dog training school. It was a lot of fun and hopefully others will get to enjoy basic agility.

Man card

I always struggle when it comes to masculine cards. I make many cards that could be for a guy or a girl, but few that say MAN CARD. I saw this card on Pintrest  and as you know, with a KNK, if you see it, you can make it.

When I am looking for an image to recreate I always Google ____ silhouette. In this case I Googled Gear Silhouette . I found an image I  liked, copied and pasted it into KNK Studio, scanned it, vectorized it, and i t was ready to cut. And it cut so nicely!  The file is at the end of this post.

Materials

Gemstone paper by Coredinations

Glue dots

Black and gray cardstock

Printer

hand punch

Settings

15″ kNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 100

Speed 500

I could have done a print and cut or done the lettering in vinyl but I took the easy was out. I saved the words as a jpeg, imported it into Word, and ran it through the printer. I then cut it to size and used one of my few paper punches and cut the corners. I used mini glue dots to  attach the gears to  the card. Here is the file gear card  You could easily turn this into a Father’s day card!

 

Beautiful Baby Shower Doll Decoration, Excellent Party Favor

This is a Beautiful Baby Shower Doll Decoration, Excellent Party Favor made with Foamy and the Wonderful KNK Cutting machines. KNK Cutters, can cut Foamy with ease. What I really love about using my KNK with foamy is that once you have the file, you do not need to re-measure or mark your foamy again to cut it. Just open the file, send the file to cut and you will have the exact same result as before. You can also  cut more than one piece at a time, which makes you work faster, saving you not only time but material.

Materials:

  • KNK Digital Cutting Machine (I used the KNK Force for this project)
  • Blue cap blade (I just noticed that the Blue Cap Blade cut the 3mm foamy perfectly and clean)
  • MTC
  • Foamy
  • Foam Ball (I used the Christmas Foam ball ornament)
  • Iron
  • Glue gun
  • Piece of fabric
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Embellishes
  • Paintbrush

KNK Force Settings:

  • Blade = Blue
  • BT = 1
  • P= 1
  • CD = 70
  • CS= 20
  • UP = 20
  • PS = 40
  • LP = 40
  • BO = Blue blade

KNK Groove-e Settings

  • Blade = Blue
  • F = 25 – 35
  • V = 150

Instructions:

  1. First, I searched the internet for a picture of a short pant and I traced it in MTC,  using the Draw Bézier.
  2. Then, I measured the Foam balls to know the size of the pieces that would be forming the face, the hair and the body. Including the legs.
  3. Then, I searched MTC for some arms.

Head:

  1. To form their heads, I preheat my iron and put it to the Foamy that would be forming the hair. When the foamy is manageable, I try to cover 1/2 of the foam ball. And I did the same with the other half of the Foam ball, with the foamy, that would be forming the face.
  2. After having both pieces covering the head, I trimmed the excess.
  3. Now, I heated the hair to make it curly or just heat half of them to make it straight. If you want the hair to look straight, do not heat too much and with the palm of your hand, you will form the ponytail. After the hair has the shape that you want it, glue it to the head. At this point, you can draw her face.

Belly:

  1. To form the belly, I cut the medium Foamball NOT in half but a little bit more than a half. I could say one finger more than half.
  2. I then placed the baby foot that I cut and I glued five beads to make the toes. Then, I did the exact same process that I did with the head. Preheat the piece of Foamy that will be covering the belly and I covered the foam ball

Chest and Shoes: (The chest and shoes have the same process)

  1. Take a small foam ball and cut it in half. For shoes, cut each half foam ball in less than half again. For the chest, cut almost in half again or the size that you want.
  2. Then glue the Shoes to a piece of foamy to make the underneath of the shoes and trim it.
  3. Finally, put a border to the shoes and a piece to make the belt
  4. Then, glue the shoes to the legs, which were done just rolling the foamy to a wood stick.

Short Pant:

  1. You need two pieces of the short pant. The first thing that you are going to do is to fold a little bit the end of the legs to make a the seam in the pants.
  2. Then, you are going to put the outside of the pant inside to glue it like shown in picture #1. Picture #2 is showing that you are going to glue just the right and left border of the pant. Picture #3 shows that you have to pull the inside of the pant out in order to glue between the legs to finish forming the pant.

Arms:

  1. I heated the arms so they take that curve. Then, I glued a piece of fabric to make the sleeve and put them aside.

Body:

  1. Now is time to make her body. Take a foam ball exactly the same size that you did for her belly and cut it in half. Cover that half foam ball with the foamy cut for her body. You do not have to heat this foamy, Just glue it to the half foam ball.
  2. Now that you have the body, it is time to put everything together.
    1. Start gluing the belly to the body.
    2. Now glue the chest without the blouse and then put the blouse covering the upper part of the body.
    3. And then glue the short pant.
    4. Then glue a piece of fabric around the blouse.
    5. Glue the Head, the arms and the legs.
    6. Embellish as desired.

FREE FILES:

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