Happy Birthday card

This was probably one of the easiest cards I’ve made in a long time. I downloaded this FREE graphic from lovesvg.com and then printed out the balloon lines. I ended up using a different font for the Happy just because. I cut out the letters in different colors of cardstock and then mounted them with foam tape to give them a little bit of lift.

I think it’s very simple in design, but still is cool.


Machine used:

Zing; red blade, 10/10


kraft paper for base

scrap card stock for the rest

printer for background.


PS… no pandas this month. Nancy has the panda-cuteness covered. Aren’t those cards adorable?

Personalized Diaper Bag

Personalized Diaper Bag, Omayra Duarte, Omayra, KNK, KNKusa

This Personalized Diaper Bag is a Wonderful and Unique gift for a mommy to be.

Materials to make this Personalized Diaper Bag :

Settings KNK Groove-e:

  • Blade = Red
  • F = 8
  • V = 150


  1. I just choose a butterfly file from MTC and imported it into SCAL5 to write the name of the baby.
  2. When I was happy with the design, I then cut the HTV with my KNK Machine.
  3. After that, I pre-heated my regular iron, using the wool setting.
  4. Then, I placed a piece of wood inside the pocket of the diaper bag.
  5. I placed the HTV on the center of the diaper bag and pressed with my iron for 15 seconds.
  6. I removed the protection sheet and repressed with the Teflon sheet for two more minutes.

It’s not Deb, but it’s a Panda!

Yep, it’s me, Nancy…and a panda!

I have a friend who asked me to make a special birthday tile for another friend who loves Panda’s. I looked at panda’s I could trace but all came up short, so I went to Etsy and searched for a panda cutting file. There I found the sweetest panda set. I then designed the tile using the pandas and text.


I then decided it was too cute to stop at a tile so I downsized the panda and made some cards!

Aren’t they sweet!





clear transfer tape


15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

force 36

speed 500

Happy New Year!

This is my favorite time of year, winter in Wisconsin! It means the yard work/gardening is done and now it is time to stay indoors and make things!!!

I love to make cards. I get inspired by looking at Pintrest and other places on line.

This was a card I saw on Pintrest. I did not want to bother cutting the words from vinyl as I knew weeding would be a pain. So I designed the card in KNK Studio and then saved the words as a jpeg, imported them into Word and then printed the words. The balloons were cut from vinyl using my KNK Maxx but would look just as cute cut from paper.

The second card was made from a file from My Scrap Chick

They offer a free cutting file each Friday and often have 50 cent sales.

This was cardstock embellished with vinyl. Look at the fine detail that I was able to achieve by using vinyl and the Maxx!

Here is the free file for the balloon card which includes a KNK file, an SVG file and a jpeg for the words happy birthday to you




clear transfer tape


15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade


vinyl 36

cardstock 90

Speed 400

Using the clear transfer tape makes it so easy to apply vinyl precisely where you want it!

Wood Santa Stocking Countdown to Christmas (Video Paso a Paso en Español)

Wood Santa Stocking Countdown to Christmas, Omayra Duarte, knk, Christmas

If you have not done the Countdown to Christmas yet, here you will have an idea to do so. So for my granddaughter, I made a Wood Santa Stocking Countdown to Christmas. Making a little activity she can do to brighten the day while bringing forth that Christmas spirit! She is constantly asking how many days are left till Santa, with this neet little project she can keep track herself, in a fun and enjoyable way!

Materials to make the Wood Santa Stocking Countdown to Christmas:

Settings KNK Groove-e to cut vinyl:

  • Blade = Red
  • F = 8
  • V = 150

Settings KNK Groove-e to cut the Pressure Sensitive GlitterFlex:

  • Blade = Red
  • F = 32
  • V = 150
  • Passes = 2


  1. To make the white thing at the top of the stocking, where it is supposed to fold over and expose the inside of the stocking.  I measured the area at the top, focusing mainly on the width, but also the height or how far down I wanted to go. After designed that shape in SCAL and wrote the name of the child, in this case, “Carlea,”.into that same area.
  2. Then, I cut it using the Pressure Sensitive GlitterFlex and transferred it to the wood.
  3. After that, I wrote “Countdown to Christmas” and “Day Left” and cut it out of vinyl.
  4. Next, I measured the Foam blocks and cut the numbers to fix on top of them.
  5. Furthermore, with the glue gun, I glued the velcro to the wood and to the foam blocks
  6. Lastly, I transfer the numbers to the foam block.

Video Paso a Paso en Espanol