Foxy

Happy Birthday Sandy McCauley!!!!

There are so many cute fox things out there but when I saw this fox image I fell in love with it and decided to make it into a KNK cutting file.

Isn’t he adorable? Here is the cutting file  fox with foliage 2 2017.KNK

Materials

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Cardstock

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

force 38

Speed 400

Cutting file fox with foliage 2 2017.KNK

He was super easy to weed and apply. I layered the white onto the brown and then applied it to the black layer and then to the card. He is sized for an A6 card.

Enjoy!

 

Parked Ticked

That’s right – Parked Ticket, not Parking Ticket.  In the accounting system used by the store where I work, there is the ability to ‘run a tab’ for customers while they are in classes and need to purchase supplies.  The system’s name for those ‘tabs’ is Parked Tickets.  It is a very handy feature to have.  Unfortunately, with several employees working at any one time and customers asking different ones to add items to a Parked Ticket for them, we sometimes ended up with multiple Parked Tickets for the same person on the same day.

The owner wanted something to remind both customers and employees that a customer had a Parked Ticket in the system.  She thought if we had some kind of a token that we gave to the customer when we created a Parked Ticket that it would remind all of us that one existed.  She asked me if I could make something on my “magic cutter” – my KNK Force.  This is what we ended up with.

Materials Used:

Cardstock

Copy Paper

Laminating Sleeves

Settings :

Machine:  KNK Force, Blade:  Standard Material Blade (red cap),  Passes:  1, Blade Tensions:  2 – 2 1/2 (depending on cardstock),  Cutting Depth:  40 – 65 (depending on cardstock), Cutting Speed:  25, Blade Offset:  Red Blade,  Overcut:  38

Information:

Car shapes were created in Make the Cut.  The cars were cut out of cardstock and a ‘sign’ pasted on one side.  They were then laminated so they would have a rectangular shape, be all the same size, and would be more durable than just cardstock.  A hole is punched into one corner so they can hang on a hook by each of the cash registers.  When a Parking Ticket is started for a customer, they are handed one of these ‘reminders’ and their name is written on it with a dry erase marker so it can be identified in case of a mix-up.  When they check out, the employee knows to look for the Parked Ticket instead of starting a new ticket and can erase the name and return the car to the parking lot (the hook by the register).  So far it has worked well and both customers and employees find it helpful.  And, I enjoy finding ways to make creative and helpful things with my Force.

 

Beautiful Paper Flowers for a Birthday Decoration

Beautiful Paper Flowers Birthday Decoration

These are some Beautiful Paper Flowers for a Birthday Decoration. I am making decorations for a birthday party that is going to have butterflies. We always associate Butterflies with flowers. So, I decided to make some flowers to add to the decorations. But I can tell you that the flowers look soooo beautiful that I have ended up doing more flowers than butterflies, LOL. All of these flowers are made completely out of paper.

Beautiful Paper Flowers Birthday Decoration Instructions:

Materials:

Settings:

  • F = 06
  • V = 550

Instructions:

  1. First, If you do not know how to draw a petal or if you still learning how to pixel trace, then search for a flower in MTC and just remove one petal from it.
  2. Once you have the petals that you want, then you have to decide the size that you want the biggest petals to be.
  3. Once you have decided the size of your biggest petals, make a small incision in the bottom, middle of the petals. like so:
  4. Now, you have to make five more petals smaller than the other ones. For example, I made the giant flower using 8.5 x 11-inch papers (regular copy paper). So, I made my biggest petals to fix the copy paper. MTC gives you the diameters of your shapes. Following those measurements, I click Copy>Paste in Place, and then subtracted 1.25 inches. I did the same to each petal until reaching six petals in total. For the medium flowers, I decided that the biggest petals were 5.30″ and then I subtracted .62″ to the remaining petals until reaching six petals.
  5. Then, for the huge flower, I cut 8 of the biggest petals, then 8 of the second biggest, and 4 of each remaining petals. For the medium flowers, I cut 8 of the biggest petals, and 4 of each remaining petals.
  6. Now, overlap the flaps, from the earlier incision, which should have been applied to the rest of the petals. Then glue them together. Also, wrinkle the paper a little bit for a more natural look
  7. Then, I cut a circle of 5.5 (W/H) inches to glue the petals forming the flowers.
  8. Now, I started to glue the petals inorder to form the flowers.
  9. For the giant flower, I made a separate tissue paper flower and glued it in the center of the flower. Just to make it different.
  10. The Stem of the flowers are newspaper sheets rolled and painted green
  11. The leaves are a file from MTC

Beautiful Paper Flowers Birthday Decoration

Take me out to the ball game

I saw this on Pintrest and thought “I could make that”. And so I did.

Materials

wood

spray paint

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

Force 38

Speed 400

I saw a design on Pintrest where they  used baseballs and bats to create a flag. I Googled “baseball bat silhouette” and found an image I liked and traced it. I then used the array feature in KNK Studio under arrange to line them up perfectly. I had a baseball file and  did the same with that. I then made a square around the baseballs and rounded the corners.  I made a rectangle the same size as my wood plaque and placed the balls and bats where I wanted them to represent a flag. I then  found a font that I liked and used  it to write the song. I resized it as necessary to fit with in the bats. I then cut both the balls and bats and weeded out the letters. I used clear transfer tape to apply it to a painted board.

In reverse

So many of the “hand painted signs” that you see are actually made with a vinyl stencil.

Materials

wood

wood stain

vinyl

spray paint

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 38

Speed 500

For this project I used a 12×12 piece of wood which I had stained black. I then designed my saying and centered it in a 12×12 square and cut it out. I weeded the letters out of the square and used clear transfer tape to transfer the 12×12 square of vinyl to the 12×12 square wood plaque. I then used a hard squeegee and  made sure the vinyl was adhered to the wood plaque. After removing the transfer tape I went over the vinyl again with the squeegee. I then debated whether to use a brush to apply the paint or use spray paint and decided to use spray paint. I sprayed several “misting coats” until all of the lettering was white. Spray paint dries very quick so I was able to remove the vinyl after a few minutes