Down to the wire

Sorry this is late! There is one last week to get things done before Christmas. I am close to being done, mainly because I have downsized significantly.:~)

I wanted to share some fun things that I have made recently. So much has changed in the 10 years that KNK has been on the market. Starting out there were few files to be found, now there are thousands. The best thing is that you can find free or very reasonable files every where and it is extremely easy to create your own.

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img_5340-min img_5409-min Aren’t these fun? The first is an ornament that I purchased, added glitter to the inside and then applied vinyl lettering to the outside. It is a flat ornament but has a bit of a curve so it is always helpful to apply the center part of the vinyl first and work your way out. Here is the file he-sees-you-when-your-drinking-team-knk-knk

The second is a purchased file for the truck and tree and the rest was fonts. It is amazing how many fonts are out there free that have flourishes, sayings, logos, etc.

The third is an image I saw on line and developed a file so that I could cut it from vinyl. Here is the file for the window image. In the file, it is sized for a glass block, I also made it into a card. deer-with-tree-and-cardinal-card-team-knk

And the last is a purchased file, I think the company was called APEX. Some files are just worth buying and this was one of them.

Materials

plastic flat ornament

pine board

vintage window

mdf board

vinyl

paper transfer tape for window

Settings

15″KNK MAXX

red capped blade

Speed 500

Force 36

I have found that using the wet method of applying vinyl to glass is a wonderful thing. Just google it and there are videos to show you how. Just make sure that you use the paper transfer tape.

Searching for something for this post an old post of Judy’s popped up , check it out here.  It pays to go back through old posts to see what you may have missed.

Merry Christmas and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store.

 

And the cards continue

I truly do love making cards. I send out close to 100 cards and make them all. The key is finding files or designing cards that are simple yet unique.

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Vinyl

Cardstock

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

Red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 33 for vinyl 90 for cardstock

dec-2016-team-knk    Here is the file for some of the cards.  The first and second cards are vinyl, #3 is a Cuddlebug embossing file and the stars are cut from cardstock, #4 is white vinyl on cardstock, #5 is glitter vinyl, #6 is left over vinyl from my last post,# 6 is a  My Scrap Chick file cut from vinyl and applied to sparkly paper, #7 is also a My Scrap Chick file cut from a combination of cardstock and vinyl, and the last card is all card stock.

Making them was the easy part, writing them out is another story.

 

A special request

My daughter works for a marketing company that rewards their highest achievers each month with priority parking spots for the following month. They had purchase parking permits to hang on the rear view windows to signify that they were entitled to that spot. But then they found that the employees weren’t always handing the tags back in and abusing the system. So she asked me if I could make the tags in 2 different colors so that they could alternate colors every other month.

Materials

cardstock

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

Force

38 for vinyl

110 for cardstock

Speed  450

The first thing that I did was place the tag on a dark paper for good contrast and scanned it. I then opened the scan using KNK Studio and traced the image.

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Then I cut the traced image from card stock and using Calibri bold font cut the letters from vinyl. Using clear transfer tape I transferred the letters to the tags. I took me less than an hour from design to finish.

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Two by two

I hope that every one had a nice Labor Day weekend. We stayed home which is our favorite place to be. I worked on a few wedding items, both very simple in design. One used two fonts, one used two colors. The first picture was made using a cabinet door from Re-Store .  I used Cambria and scriptina fonts, typed my saying, broke path, and then arranged and resized my words to come up with this design. I placed rectangles between the different colored words to use to line them up during application. I attached the file  here Team knk what I love most.     I then used clear transfer tape to apply the tan layer on top of the white layer and then transferred both to the cabinet door .

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The second was made using a canvas which I painted brown. Using the same method as above I typed my saying, broke path and resized and arranged the words as I wanted them. I am not sure which one I like best.

Materials

vinyl

Clear transfer tape

cabinet door

canvas

Rustoleum 2X spray paint

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 36

Speed  500

 

 

 

It was on clearance…(And the windmill is done!!!)

How many of you purchase items solely because they were on clearance and you think you will use them one day?  This chalkboard was purchased after the 2015 graduation season was over. I didn’t take a picture of the whole thing but this is what was in one corner labeling it 2015. I knew with my KNK Maxx I would be able to turn it into whatever I wanted.

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Of course when I removed the 2015 label it removed some of the “chalkboard” came off with the label. (It seems to be a cheap chalk paper which is why I love the chalkboard vinyl.) So I decided to replace it with a nice piece of red cardstock, same size and shape, and then personalize it with my nieces name and year of her future graduation. Because it was just a simple 90% corner I decided to just use my paper cutter to cut off the corner of  piece of paper. I then used double sided tape to apply it to the corner to cover the chalkboard that I messed up. Then I applied her name, but the transfer tape also ripped off some of the cheap paper.

IMG_4981-min So I cut a black strip of paper to cover the newest error and then added a red vinyl stripe. I don’t think anyone but me would know it was a clearance item revamped.

IMG_4982-min Here it is finished. IMG_4984-min I only used the KNK Maxx to cut the name and date from vinyl. I believe the font is Daydreamer.

Materials

Vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Speed 500

Force 40

And as promised, here is the windmill. My husband definitely had the tougher job with this. He had to get a lift to raise him over 30 feet in the air to put the top on the windmill. He said half way up he thought “maybe I should hire someone” but went ahead and did it himself.

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