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





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!






clear transfer tape


15″ Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

Holiday tags

Hello all!

I KNOW.  I always use this site! But they always come up with the cutest stuff. I’m not affiliated in any way, but FREE, people. It’s FREE. Unless you want to use it commercially. Then you pay something. But it’s well worth it! Since I don’t charge for the things I make and I just give them away (or keep them), I fall into that Free category. Which is where I want to stay.

Aren’t these the cutest? I knew I had to do something with them. So I made these little tags that you can use on gifts. I ungrouped the svg and cut out the base and the coffee lid the old regular way and then I did a print and cut on the faces. I know it would probably look cute with vinyl, but I did it this way this time. Then I used stickles for some added accent.

Easy, quick way to make some tags for the holiday.


tag for base, Michael’s ‘brand paper for other stuff




KnK Zing

My Zing has served me well, but it’s time to upgrade. I’m eyeing that new Maxx so look for future projects to be made with that. I’m also going to switch over to SCAL because I need software that can run on my Mac. So I look forward to using a new system soon. 🙂

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.


clear plastic ornaments

poly acrylic

fine glitter

clear transfer tape





15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500


Personalized Gift Bag

Personalized Gift Bag,

I love to personalize everything. This time, I personalized a Gift Bag for a gift that a friend of mine would be giving to her granddaughter. This is a very simple project that makes a Huge difference. Customizing it makes it more personal. Even a simple gift bag. Now that Christmas is around the corner, This is a technique that we can use on any gift bag that we use for presents.

The materials that I used for this Personalized Gift Bag were:

Settings for Groove-e Machine:

  • Force = 15
  • Speed = 150

Steps to make the Personalized Gift Bag:

  1. The gift bag that I got already had the balloons, so I just measured the balloons to know the size that I would be making the name of the girl and her age.
  2. Once I had the measurements, I wrote the name and the number 15 and cut it using my KNK Groove-e.
  3. After it was weeded, I applied the transfer tape on top of the letters.
  4. Finally, I transferred the vinyl.