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.)
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- 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!!!
I have so much fun with my KNK Maxx and I am lucky enough that I get to use it almost every day. My daughter’s sister in law and her husband just had their first baby. I saw a “birth announcement” done in subway style and have always wanted to try it. I started with a plain white 12×12 canvas from Michaels. I used Navy Blue Craft essential paint from Jo-anns. Next time I will try spray paint as I found it took 3 coats to get a decent coverage. Then I made a 12×12 square in KNK Studio, chose O @Gungsuhche font, and started filling in the square with all of the vital statistics. When I use 2 colors of vinyl I like to place rectangles in the file so that I can cut one color with the rectangles, then the second color with the rectangles and then when I am ready I just need to set one set of rectangles on top of the other and it is all line up perfectly.
This is what the file looked like with out the fill turned on.
This is what the finished product looks like and
here is the little muppet that inspired the canvas,isn’t he a cutie!
I also saw a quote from the Grinch himself that I thought would make a cute Christmas plaque. I had my husband cut a 12×24 inch piece of 1/2 inch plywood. For those of you who don’t have the ability to cut wood you can get 12×24 inch pieces of shelving from almost any home improvement store. You can get it unfinished and paint it like I did or by it laminated with a black, white, or wood grain finish and use that for your plaque. It is fairly inexpensive and saves a lot of time. I painted the wood red using Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch paint. It is a great spray paint that provides excellent coverage. For both projects I used indoor vinyl which can be found at www.knkusa.com . I like to use 36 force and 250 velocity when cutting smaller vinyl projects such as these.
I would share more info about this plaque but somehow, in less than a few hours time, the file for this plaque is lost somewhere on my computer.