At the store where I work we have special events to introduce new things to our customers.  In September, we will be hosting one that features embroidery projects from a company named Kimberbell.  The ladies in charge of the event decided to give each attendee a special memento to remind them of the event.  A plastic glass was selected and I was asked to “help” create the cutting files for a vinyl design to be placed on the glass.  The design that was selected is one that will be used on a project at the event.

Materials Used:

American Crafts Adhesive Vinyl (Black)

Oracal 631 Vinyl (White and Green)

Transfer Tape

Machine Used:

KNK Force  Red Blade, Passes 1, Blade Tension 1, Cutting Depth 18, Cutting Speed 15, Overcut .42

Additional Information:

Since the entire design is not visible in the photo, here is a screen shot of the design in Make the Cut.

I made liberal use of the Shadow Layer tool in MTC to bulk up the spider’s legs and the letters.   The bow was borrowed from a built in shape in Sure Cuts A Lot and bulked up also with the Shadow Layer tool.  I’ve learned that the next time I want to have some curvy or swirly lines, I can easily draw them in SCAL rather than struggling as I did this time in MTC.

Now to teach the ladies doing the event about cutting vinyl, weeding, and using transfer tape.  Only 14 more glasses to do!

Another Baby Shower Idea Using Foamy – Beautiful Decoration (Ver Español)

Another Baby Shower Idea Using Foamy - Beautiful Decoration

This is Another Baby Shower Idea Using Foamy. It is a Beautiful Decoration either for a wall or a table. This can also be done in small sizes to put on centerpieces; or even as a party favor. There are a lot of different ways that you can make this look very beautiful, professional and unique. On these examples, I used the same baby but one is using his the bottle as a horse, lol. And the other one, the baby looks like he is just peeking from the top of the bottle. Those baby can also be decorated with pacifiers, like the picture below. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Another Baby Shower Idea Using Foamy - Beautiful Decoration

Another Baby Shower Idea Using Foamy – Beautiful Decoration



  • Blade = Red
  • BT = 1.25
  • P= 1
  • CD = 70 (This depends on the mm of the Foamy. There are Foamies that are very thin even though the label says 2mm)
  • CS= 20


  1. First, I designed the baby and the bottle using SCAL4
  2. Once, I was satisfied with the file, I cut it using my KNK Force.
  3. Then, I blurred the border of all the pieces with acrylic paint
  4. After that, I painted his face, added white dots to the bottle, and wrote the initials of the baby on the bottle.
  5. My final touch before gluing everything was to add glitter to the border of the baby bottle.
  6. Finally, I glued all the pieces together.

Otra Idea Para Baby Shower Utilizando Foamy

Esta es otra idea para Baby Shower utilizando Foamy. Es una hermosa decoración que lo mismo puedes utilizar en una pared o sobre una mesa. Esta también puede ser hecha en tamaños pequeños para ponerlos en los centros de mesas o incluso como recordatorios. Hay muchas formas diferentes en las que puedes hacer estos se vean muy hermoso y único. En estos ejemplos, he utilizado el mismo bebé pero en unos luces como si el bebé estuviese utilizando la botella como caballito. Y en otros luce como si el bebé estuviese asomado por detrás de la botella. Estos bebé también se pueden decorar con chupetes, como la foto que se muestra.


  • KNK Digital Cutting Machine (Yo usé la KNK Force para este proyecto)
  • Red cap blade (Utilicé la cuchilla tapa roja y trabajó perfectamente)
  • SCAL4
  • Pintura Acrílica
  • Pinceles
  • Foamy
  • Escarcha o Diamantina


  • Cuchilla = Roja
  • BT = 1.25
  • P= 1
  • CD = 70 (Esto depende de los mm del Foamy. Hay Foamies que son bien finos aún cuando la etiqueta)
  • CS= 20


  1. Primero, yo diseñé el bebé y su botella usando el programa SCAL4.
  2. Una vez estuve satisfecha con el archivo, lo corté utilizando mi KNK Force.
  3. Luego, primero difuminé el borde de todas las piezas con pintura acrílica.
  4. Luego de eso, pinté su carita, añadí puntos blancos a la botella, y escribí la inicial del bebé en la botella.
  5. Mi toque final antes de pegar todo, fué aplicar escarcha o diamantina a los bordes de la botella.
  6. Finalmente, pegué todas las piezas.

New beginnings

My son recently bought his own practice and moved from San Diego to Wisconsin.Then they got a kitten to keep their older cat company. Their older cat had a skin condition which made it scratch and caused sores. So like any good cat person, his better half Annie, had a dress made so the open area would be covered and ordered a matching dress for the kitten. I applied the logo to the dresses. The kitten in a Savannah hybrid, her name is Lily. The older cat , Mia, has since healed and the kitten has outgrown her dress.


And then because at one time I had ordered 200 koozies ( just in case I ever needed a koozie) I made some Koozies with their logo.


Heat transfer vinyl

heat press



Speed 350

Force 33  2 passes

red capped blade


Both were pretty simple. My son had designed the logo and sent it to me as a jpeg. I was able to trace it and turn it into a KNK file. I then mirrored the image and cut it from the heat transfer vinyl.  When cutting htv I use a lower force but do a multiple cut with 2 passes. It seems to weed better this way. I don’t do a lot with htv and my heat press compared to regular vinyl, but everytime I make something with HTV I am so happy that I invested in a heat press.

Did you know? KNK USA offers more than machines?

You may already be aware, but there are some people who don’t realize how many cool and amazing products KNK USA offers. I talk to people all the time who did not realize KNK sells some of the best cutting materials on the market including vinyl, paper, chipboard, stencils, rhinestone supplies and so much more!!! Yes, their magical KNK cutters are are the focus, but I love to learn about the other fabulous products they bring us that complement the cutter lineup.

Today, I want to introduce Polymorph moldable plastic pellets. This is an easy and fun product, with many potential uses. I can attest it will keep kids (and adults) entertained for hours! (Not recommended for small children, do not ingest) Polymorph kit

Polymorph comes as tiny (~2 mm diameter) pellets that transform into mouldable plastic when heated. There are brilliant colors crystals that can be added to create stunning colors. Why stop with one color? You can add multiple colors; either knead until the color is consistent or leave with streaks of color running through it.

Place the Polymorph pellets and desired color crystals in a glass cup or jar. I found if you use plastic it tends to stick to the surface of the container. Add hot water (140°F, 60°C) and wait one minute. My coffee maker does the job perfectly.

Hot water applicator

You’ll see the pellets start to lose their solidity. In this photo we are about halfway there.

Polymorph in transition

Now the pellets are ready to mould.

Polymorph ready to mould Use caution pulling it out of the hot water. I found it was a perfect temperature at this point to pull it out with my fingers. Knead the beads until smooth while starting to form your shape. I chose to use silicone moulds for this project.

Knead and mould

I left some of the color in streaks because I wanted to see how cool it would look when it cooled. This one has almost all red coloring. I’m not very good at estimating how much material I need for my mould, but that’s okay because I can shave it off with carving tools.

extra material


Next, I made a rose with the material that wasn’t as well mixed. I have to say it is my favorite!

While I was working, the material started to get a little hard to mould so I just popped it back in the hot water for a minute.

Once it is cooled you can carve it, drill it, shave it………Have some fun with Polymorph!

Tractor Birthday!!

I like to do theme birthday parties for my kids and try to make everything with my KNK Zing.  This year we decided to do a joint party for our kids since their birthdays are one day apart.  The theme we did this year was tractors!!  I made the invitations, banner, goodie bags and everything in them except for the pencils, the kids shirts, the center pieces, and the pin the smoke stack on the tractor game.  The items in the goodie bags were temporary tattoo, tractor crayons, pencil, bottle coozie and water bottle and all were made with the Zing except the pencils and crayons but I did make the crayons.

Temporary Tattoo:  I saw online about printable temporary tattoos online and thought they would be really cool to do.  There’s a few different kinds of paper out for these and I got what was available locally since I waited til the last minute to do them.  The paper I used was from Silhouette.



  1. I found the image I wanted and pixel traced in MTC, then I mirrored the image because it has lettering on it and I also added a shadow layer to give a little bit of room around it.
  2. Print out the tattoos and make sure it is 100% dry before putting on the clear layer
  3. Place the clear layer on top of the dried tattoo paper
  4. Cut out the tattoos using 2 passes to ensure that you have gotten through the plastic and paper.
  5. Apply like normal temporary tattoo.

Below are the other items I made for the party.

Invitation:  I made it out of cardstock and used Print and Cut (PnC) for the words on the back

Shirts:  I made each of my kids special shirts for their day.  My daughters was made with glitter HTV and my son’s onesie was made with flocked and denim HTV


Pin the smoke stack:  This I made extra large and used the tiler function in MTC to make it large

Center Piece and Banner:  I made these just out of cardstock.  This year I remembered to cut the holes out for the banner with the Zing rather than hole punching them later.

Coozies:  I just used regular HTV on these coozies and personalized them for each child

Goodie bag and water bottle label:

And I have to add a picture of the cakes my friend made and the balloon tractor my husband made: