Oh what fun…

This plaque was so easy to make and such fun. I got the idea from another site and found out that the metal half trucks could be purchased from Hobby Lobby. They have saw tooth picture hangers on the back making it easy to attach them to the wood.

I had a piece of wood that was 12×18 and it was stained barn wood gray. Living in Wisconsin I like to go into the winter months with a bunch of wood pre stained and ready to go. I hate the smell of stain indoors. I then just typed the words, I think I used Magnolia sky for the font. I welded the words and then resized them accordingly. I cut them from vinyl using my 15″ KNK Maxx. Then I simply applied them to the wood using clear transfer tape. I put 2 screws into the wood to hold the truck and it was good to go. So cute, so simple!

Materials

wood

stain

truck

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

Holiday tags

Hello all!

I KNOW. Ā I always use this site! But they always come up with the cutest stuff. I’m not affiliated in any way, but FREE, people. It’s FREE. Unless you want to use it commercially. Then you pay something. But it’s well worth it! Since I don’t charge for the things I make and I just give them away (or keep them), I fall into that Free category. Which is where I want to stay.

https://lovesvg.com/2018/10/winter_coffee_cup_7949/

Aren’t these the cutest? I knew I had to do something with them. So I made these little tags that you can use on gifts. I ungrouped the svg and cut out the base and the coffee lid the old regular way and then I did a print and cut on the faces. I know it would probably look cute with vinyl, but I did it this way this time. Then I used stickles for some added accent.

Easy, quick way to make some tags for the holiday.

Materials:

tag for base, Michael’s ‘brand paper for other stuff

stickles

twine

Machine

KnK Zing

My Zing has served me well, but it’s time to upgrade. I’m eyeing that new Maxx so look for future projects to be made with that. I’m also going to switch over to SCAL because I need software that can run on my Mac. So I look forward to using a new system soon. šŸ™‚

And it is on to Christmas!

It seems like we went from July to November, time truly does fly by!

A friend of mine loves everything M&M. On Pintrest I found a link to a free SVG M&M face for ornaments. Ken’s Kreations posted the files back in 2014 and they are still available free!.

Also, a few years back there were a lot of posts about taking a clear 3 inch flat plastic or glass ornament and swirling poly acrylic in it, draining it, adding glitter, letting it dry and you then had a glitter ornament. So, as long as I was making a mess I made a ton of them. Combine the free files with the left over ornaments and this is what you get!

Don’t they just make you smile! The faces were all cut from vinyl and applied with clear transfer tape.

Materials

clear plastic ornaments

poly acrylic

fine glitter

clear transfer tape

Vinyl

Paint

 

Settings

15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500

 

Personalized Gift Bag

Personalized Gift Bag,

I love to personalize everything. This time, I personalized a Gift Bag for a gift that a friend of mine would be giving to her granddaughter. This is a very simple project that makes a Huge difference. Customizing it makes it more personal. Even a simple gift bag. Now that Christmas is around the corner, This is a technique that we can use on any gift bag that we use for presents.

The materials that I usedĀ for thisĀ Personalized Gift Bag were:

Settings for Groove-eĀ Machine:

  • Force = 15
  • Speed = 150

Steps to make the Personalized Gift Bag:

  1. The gift bag that I got already had the balloons, so I just measured the balloons to know the size that I would be making the name of the girl and her age.
  2. Once I had the measurements, I wrote the name and the number 15 and cut it using my KNK Groove-e.
  3. After it was weeded, I applied the transfer tape on top of the letters.
  4. Finally, I transferredĀ the vinyl.

Happy Halloween!

Oh the fun we use to have Trick or Treating! “In my day” it was relatively safe to be out and about with a group of siblings and we would put on miles to get all of the treats that we could. It was one of the few times of the year that we got candy. Now, we live in the country and have had one trick or treater in 30 years. So we will head to a friends house that is in a popular trick or treat neighborhood (good candy!) and check out all of the ghosts and goblins.

I have a couple of Halloween decorations that I made, one for a friend, one for me, both very simple to design.

This small goblin was made using a scrap piece of wood that IĀ had sitting around that was painted antique white. I used a free font called DBJack-oPattern. The whole font is jack o lantern faces and Halloween graphics. I picked one that I liked and made a stencil from vinyl and painted the black face. I then used black paint around the edges to make it look more primitive. Because it sits on a table I decided to do both sides.

This board was a Pintrest find. I thought it was funny and so I made it for the friend who is allowing us to join her for Halloween.

This is just a 10″x48″ pine board that was painted white and the I designed the image using fonts in KNK Studio. I cut the design from vinyl and applied it to the sign.

 

Materials

Wood

Vinyl

Paint

Settings

15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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