Craft Foam Bears Make Beautiful Decoration for Valentine Basket

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This time is all about Valentine’s day. So, I wanted to make some candy baskets. So I thought, “Maybe, Craft Foam Bears Make Beautiful Decoration for Valentine Basket”. And yes, I LOVE it!

The materials that we are going to use Craft Foam Bear Make Beautiful Decoration Valentine Basket are:

  • KNK cutter machine
  • Blue Cap Blade
  • Candy
  • MTC
  • Ribbon
  • Silk Flower
  • Cardstock
  • Craft foam (when you buy craft foam online, please make sure that it is 2mm. I bought supposedly 2mm and it was thinner than a paper. But at least I could use it to make the big hearts)
  • Glue gun or Superglue
  • Basket
  • Foil paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Vinyl

Settings for Groove-e Machine:

  • Force = 50
  • Speed = 150

Steps to make the Bear:

  1. I made the templates tracing in MTC a bear from freepik. Clic this link to find the bear. To make the templates, I have to do each part of the bear in a different layer.
  2. Once, I had all the pieces ready to cut. I cut those according to the color to form the bear. So the body was brown, the nouse beige and the heart red.
  3. Then, I started thermoforming some of the pieces of the bear. Thermoform is just to preheat your regular iron and place the craft foam on top of it until it gets a puffy shape. I just thermoformed the snout, nose, belly, arm, feet, even the tail that it is attached to its body. I did not thermoform the head or the body.
  4. After that, I glued the nose and painted the mouth with acrylic paint and put it aside.
  5. Then, I proceed to paint the eyes, the ears and to paint the border of all my pieces with a darker paint.
  6. Finally, I proceed to glue all the pieces making my final project that was the bear.
  7. And my final touch was to add the phrase “Love u” using vinyl. The vinyl is a little bit hard to add it to the craft foam but when it is on the craft foam it won’t come out unless you peel it.
  8. When everything was done, I made an arrangement with candies and added the final touch, which was the craft foam bear.

PS: I am not an artist in painting. If you see the eyes and mouth are not perfect, lol. But I just wanted to show the AWESOME projects that we can make with our KNK Machines even if we are not artists.

Final Results:

           

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Esta vez es todo sobre el día de San Valentín. Quería hacer unas canastas con dulces, Así que pensé: “Tal vez, unos ositos en foami hace una decoración bonita para las canastas de San Valentín. Y sí, ME ENCANTAN!

Los materiales que vamos a utilizar para este proyecto son:
  • Cortadora digital KNK)
  • Cuchilla tapa Azul
  • Dulces
  • Cinta
  • Flor de seda (para algunos arreglos)
  • Cartulina
  • Foami (cuando compren foami en el internet, asegúrense de que sea de 2mm. Compré spuestamente 2mm y era más delgado que un papel. Pero al menos lo pude utilizar para hacer los corazones grandes)
  • Pistola de pega o Superglue
  • Canastas
  • Pintura acrílica
  • Vinil

Ajustes para la máquina Groove-e:

  • Force = 50
  • Speed = 150
Pasos para hacer el oso:
  1. Hice las plantillas trazando un oso de freepik. Haga clic en este enlace para encontrar el odo.link to find the bear. Para hacer los moldes, tienen que hacer cada parte del oso en una capa diferente.
  2. Una vez, tuve todas las piezas trazadas, corté estas según el color para formar el oso. Por lo que el cuerpo lo corté marrón, la nariz crema  el corazón rojo.
  3. Luego, comencé a termoformar algunas de la piezas del oso. Solo termoformé el hocico, la nariz, el vientre, el brazo, los pies, e incluso la colita aunque esta se encuentra unida al cuerpo. No termoformé la cabeza ni el cuerpo.
  4. Después de eso, pegué la nariz y pinte la con pintura acrílica y la puse a un lado.
  5. Luego, procedí a pintar los ojos, las orejas y pintar el borde de todas mis piezas con pintura acrílica un poco mas oscura que la pieza.
  6. Finalmente, Procedí a pegar todas las piezas formando mi proyecto final que era el oso.
  7. Mi toque final fué agregar la frase “Love u” usando vinil. El vinil es un poco dificil de pegar al foami, pero una vez esté en el foami no se despegará.
  8. Cuando todo estuvo terminado, hice un arreglo con dulces y agregué el toque final que fué el ositoa en foami.

PD: No soy una artista en la pintura. Si notan los ojos y la boca no son perfectos, jaja. Pero solo quería mostrar los proyectos IMPRESIONANTES que podemos hacer con nuestras Máquinas KNK aún cuando no somos artistas 😉

Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment

Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment

Valentines is a very Special Occasion to take Advantages of our KNK Cutting Machines to make Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment. Though, this is just one of the many creations our machines allow us to make. This is a Beautiful and Inexpensive Gift that everyone would want to receive.

Using Craft foam, you could create these beautiful heart-shaped balloons to personalize any gift. And to make this Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment. I will explain how with the use of a regular iron you will make a piece of Craft foam looks more puffy and beautiful.

Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment for Gift Boxes

Materials needed to make the Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment are:

Settings for Groove-e Machine:

  • Force = 50
  • Speed = 150

Steps to make the Hearts Balloons:

  1. First of all, I search MTC for a heart and add an additional part to make them looks like a balloon.
  2. After everything was how I wanted, I cut it out of Craft foam.
  3. Now, to make them puffy, I preheat my regular iron and placed the craft foam on top of it until it gets the puffy shape.  Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment for Gift Boxes (Spanish)
  4. After that, I glued the heart on top of a cardstock to cover the back of it and the heart looks pretty. Though don’t forget, we cannot pre-cut the hearts of cardstock because when we put the craft foam on the iron, the heat of the iron causes it to shrink. Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment for Gift Boxes (Spanish)
  5. After that, I glued some ribbon to the hearts to make them looks like balloons.
  6. Then, When everything was done, I then measured the real size of the heart to cut the vynil to make it personalized.
  7. When I finished making the balloons, I then started making the Beautiful, Inexpensive and Special Valentine Embellishment for Gift Boxes.

Steps to make the Gift:

  1. Then to begin the gift, I used a frame and removed the back of it.
  2. Then, using the craft foam I made a box. But the front of the box is the frame with the glass and the back is the back of the frame. (Carol, in this picture I am just using cardstock to illustrate how I made the box. But it was done with foam board.
  3. Before closing the box, I glued a teddy bear, and then the balloons made with the craft foam. The back of the box is the back of the real frame.

SPANISH

El día de San Valentín es una ocasión Especial para aprovechar nuestras maquinas KNK para crear adornos Hermosos, economicos y especiales para una caja de regalo. Este es un regalo hermoso y económico que todos querrán recibir.

Usando foami, puedes crear estos hemosos globos de corazon para personalizar cualquier regalo. Explicaré como con el uso de una plancha regular podrás hacer que una pieza de foami se vea mas hinchada y hermosa.

Los materiales necesarios para hacer este Hermoso, económico y especial decoracion para una caja de regalos son:

Ajuste para la maquina Groove-e:

  • Fuerza = 50
  • Velocidad = 150

Pasos para hacer el Globo:

  1. En el programa MTC busqué un corazón y le agregué una parte adicional para que pareciera un globo.
  2. Cuando todo estaba como yo deseaba lo corté utilizando foami y mi máquina Groove-e.
  3. Luego, para hacer mullido, precalenté mi plancha y coloqué el foam encima de ella hasta que tuviera la forma deseada. 
  4. Luego, pegué el globito encima de una cartulina para cubrir la parte posterior para que el corazón se vea mán bonito. No podemos cortar el corazón de la cartulina poque al nosostros calentar el foami este se encojerá.
  5. Luego, pegué un poco de cinta en los corazones para que se vean como globos.
  6. Cuando todo estuvo hecho, entonces medí el tamaño real del corazón para cortar el vinil y personalizarlo.
  7. Cuando terminé de hacer los globos, comencé a hacer el regalo.

Pasos para crear el regalo:

  1. Utilicé un marco de retrato y le quité la parte de atrás.
  2. Luego, hice una caja con el tablero de espuma donde el frente de caja es el marco con el vidrio y la parte posterior es la parte que cubre el marco de retrato.
  3. En el interior, pegué un osito de peluche y los globos hechos con el foami.

 

Handmade Napkins Decorated with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Photo of Handmade Napkins Heat Transfer VinylSometimes it’s nice to have a set of cloth napkins. No need to save them for special occasions; they are fun for everyday use. A lightweight cotton fabric works great, and can be quickly cut and hemmed. Make these handmade napkins decorated with heat transfer vinyl.

I used this tutorial, written by Theresa on the Spoonflower blog for tips on sewing the napkins. I really like the way she explains her mitered corner method. It reduces bulk at the corners and provides a nice finished look.

I cut my napkins from 34 inch wide fabric, which enabled me to create 4 from a yard. I cut 4 squares at 17 inches and kept the hems fairly small to give me finished napkins that are about 16 inches square. (Of course, you can simply purchase blank napkins and add the HTV, but making them is more fun!)

Materials:

Settings on Zing:

  • Force – 25
  • Speed – 10
  • Multicut – 1 or 2

Steps:

  • Cut and sew napkins as described above.
  • Import file in cutting software. Don’t forget to mirror design to prepare for HTV application.
  • Cut and weed heat transfer vinyl.
  • Use iron or heat press to apply heat transfer vinyl to napkin, according to manufacturers instructions.

Enjoy your new napkins or give to a friend!Handmade Napkins Decorated with Heat Transfer Vinyl

 

 

 

 

Print and Cut Stickers

Photo of Red Cabin Studio StickersI wrap some of the items sold at my craft shows and online in tissue paper. Sometimes I tie them up in a ribbon, but stickers would be so much easier. Here are a few print and cut stickers I created with my logo.  And…. I made some dog and kitten ones for a special lilttle princess.Print and Cut Sticker with Basset Hound Sticker on Envelope

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

Glossy Inkjet Vinyl Sticker Sheets

KNK Mat

Red Capped Blade

Image File

Zing Orbit Settings

Speed – 15

Pressure – 50 (depending on thickness of your vinyl)

Multi-Cut  –  off

Red Cabin Studio Stick on Box

When choosing an image for your stickers, be sure to use one saved at a high quality (300 dpi). I traced my image in Sure Cuts Alot and then completed a path offset on the cut layer.  (For the round stickers, I used path inset so that it cut just inside the printed circle, because I didn’t want the black line to show.

Next, I printed the page of images with the registration marks. I chose glossy photo paper in my printer software and printed at a high quality.

When preparing for scanning the registration marks, it’s important to adhere your vinyl to a sturdy mat such as the one that comes with the Zing Orbit. While this type of mat will keep your project nice and flat, a thinner mat may not be sufficiently flat to allow for a successful scan. (I learned this the hard way.)

Have some fun with this project. There are different sticker paper/vinyl options to try out. While I have used a matte sticker paper in the past, I prefer the glossy vinyl… but that is just my preference. Experiment with the offset and inset options. Try putting a shape around your image like I did with my circle logo stickers. If you need help with any of the print and cut steps, be sure to refer to your software manual. It takes some practice… but it is worth the time spent when you end up with a fun and functional product like print and cut stickers!

 

Christmas a bit late…

My nephew Aaron is 42 and single. About a year and a half ago he decided to be a foster parent. He first got 4 brothers ages 8-17. When they returned home he got a 15 year old boy, and 11 months later he got a sibling group of 3, 2 girls, ages 3 and 6  and their 8 year old brother. Our family decided to adopt them for Christmas and Aaron said they would love Christmas stockings with their names on them.  I LOVE making personalized items for kids!

For the stockings I used some red glitter felt. I used the fabric blade and cut the names. I used the multi cut feature and cut the letters 4 times.  I then used fabric glue to adhere them to the stockings. Believe it or not, I had everything pictured in my “stash”, so I didn’t have to purchase anything. I purchase items on clearance and save them for times like this! Otherwise I would have looked for stockings that I could use  with HTV. The aprons and the cinch bags were made using heat transfer vinyl and the water bottles were made using permanent vinyl.

Materials

Cinch bags

Christmas stockings (Dollar Tree)

Water bottles

Aprons (Dollar Tree)

Stiffened felt

Heat Transfer vinyl

Permanent vinyl

Fabric glue

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Stockings/felt

Fabric blade

Force 50 with 4 pass multi cut

Cinch bag and apron/ HTV

Force 50

red capped blade

Water bottle Permanent vinyl

Force 38

red capped blade

All Speed 350