In the last month I have had so many requests for baby plaques with the birth info. I often get asked to create something unique.
Clear transfer tape
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
This was an 11×14 piece of pine wood that I stained with an ebony stain. I then dry brushed over the top with a white acrylic paint until I was happy with the way it looked. I like to let my paint and stain dry a few days before applying vinyl. I then designed the file in KNK Studio, cut it, applied it with clear transfer tape and it is done! I absolutely love making these. I love babies and feel a bit of a connection every time I make one.
We have a new addition coming to our family this April! Our daughter and her husband are expecting a baby girl. So of course, this momentous occasion has been
an excuse a reason for more fun essential Zing projects.
Although I recently posted about a another heat transfer project, I just couldn’t resist showing you these cute baby onesies. They are really simple to create and make such darling gifts.
- Onesies (I purchased a package of 4 at our local department store.)
- ThermoFlex Plus (Next, I must try GlitterFlex)
- Red or Blue Capped Blade
- Household Iron
- Lightweight towel or pressing cloth
- Heat resistant ironing surface
- Speed – 10
- Force – 15
- Multicut – 1
- Feed vinyl into your cutter with shiny side down.
- Make sure your design is mirrored.
- Cut vinyl.
- Weed out extra vinyl to reveal design.
- Lay onesie on pressing surface and gently press to remove wrinkles.
- Lay out design on onesie. Measure to center if necessary.
Determine Placement Before Beginning to Press
- Set iron on hot setting (no steam).
- Check your design for any stray pieces of vinyl that could ruin your work.
- Lay pressing cloth on design and press firmly, according to manufacturers instructions. (Make sure vinyl is pressed firmly into fabric. You should be able to see the texture of the fabric through the vinyl.)
Click to see Texture
- If vinyl is not adhering to fabric, repeat last step.
- After peeling carrier sheet, replace pressing cloth and press again.
- If using multiple colors, lay down the next color and repeat. (Be sure to check manufacturers instructions for layering as some cannot be layered.)
Soon I will have another new grandbaby to model my creations!!
I love making anything that is for babies or children, and it is always awesome to be able to personalize a gift!. This file is once again just the blending of 2 fonts. If I remember correctly they were Centb and Sweetheart Script. Here is the file for this child team knk
Rustoleum 2X spray paint
15″ Knk Maxx
red capped blade
Every once in a while I get asked to make a “memorial” tile or plaque. They are never easy to make, but yet they also make me happy that I am able to make them for the family. None have touched me more than this one. It was for baby Gabriel . The image I selected for this post is not the picture that was included in the finished product, it was of a private moment between mom and baby. The family had pictures taken as it would be the only pictures they would ever have of their sweet adorable baby. I was amazed at the strength the family had at what was undoubtedly the worst moment in their life. Tears just seeing it again.
Mat for picture frame
red capped blade
I simply selected the font, Lavenderia regular, typed the words, and arranged them to fit the mat or the frame. I then cut the saying from vinyl and applied it using clear transfer tape.
Geometric or origami? Whatever name you might give it, there are a lot of talented and creative minds out there putting their KNKs to good use with paper! We have another spectacular paper project entry from the KNK and Team KNK Summer Solstice Challenge.
Janene entered these wonderful 3D projects. Here is her description:
These are some things I made for a baby shower for a friend. They are all cut from Recollections cardstock from Michaels. For the teddy bear and rubber duckie boxes I made a template from the snowflake box and now I can make any design I want for the top and sides.
The cat is from the Canon Creative Park site. http://cp.c-j.com/en/contents/1006/ There are a lot of free fun projects there and they all include detailed assembly instructions. I import them into Inkscape where I clean them up, bring them into Make the Cut to print, and then use my zing to score the fold lines and cut them.
Beautiful work, Janine! I’m certain your friend just loved these!!!