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!

Last minute gift ideas…

I work in a school and our vacation time is kind of challenging this year. Usually, we have about 4-5 days off before Christmas, but this year we went on break as of this past Friday. I kind of scrambled to get some work gifts together. I apologize, they are pandas yet again…

If you have Costco, they are currently selling these insulated cups with lids in sets of 4. I bought a couple of sets and decorated them with a panda face in vinyl. Super quick and easy gift.

Then, I made these little Ghirardelli chocolate holders. For these, I did the black with paper and then did the faces with vinyl.

Here is a side view. It is basically a 2×5 piece of card stock with the ends punched with that punch tag from Stampin’ Up. This could easily be done in SCAL by mirroring two tags from the shapes library and welding them.

After all these years, I’ve officially made the switch to SCAL. I loved MTC, but hated that I had to run it in a virtual windows mode on my Mac. I just upgraded my Mac’s OS and discovered Parallels no longer worked, so I knew it was a good time to make the switch..

So far, I feel like the switch will be pretty painless. Sandy McCauley has a neat document put together to help with the transition. I’ve already played with it this afternoon and I am ready to start cutting with it.

Machine: Zing (red blade, 10/10, etc.)

Materials: cardstock, ribbon, vinyl, Ghirardelli (I may have ate more of it than I packaged.

P.S. Sorry this is late. I tried to post Friday, but there was some sort of glitch and I couldn’t. The awesome Chad fixed it so here I am. 🙂