Card #2

Here is my second card. It is a simple gate fold card.

merry and bright gatefold 2

I had some cute buffalo plaid paper and used that to make the card. It was then simply cutting the vinyl and applying it to the card.

Materials

paper

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

Thanksgiving is tomorrow…

And that means it is almost  time to get Christmas cards into the mail…I know, it seldom works like that.

I LOVE making cards!  I send out about 100 Christmas cards, crazy but I love it!

So for the next few days I will share some quick and easy cards I made along with the files.

I saw this on Pintrest and knew I had to make it!  I Googled 3 wise men silhouettes and found one that I liked. I imported it into KNK Studio, scanned it and vectorized it so it was a cut file. I then sized it to fit the card. I also found a star that I liked and did the same. I cut both from vinyl. I used a paper cutter to cut the blue paper and the brown was a cheap paper bag that I hand tore. I chalked the edges. The stars are just dots from a white paint pen. Here is the file 3 wisemen card 11 2018

Materials

paper

vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 400

 

 

 

 

 

From Miss to Mrs.

Two of the teachers I work with are getting married next month so I was assigned the job of making a card. I struggled with coming up with an idea for this and finally I went to my favorite go-to site… www.lovesvg.com.

(By the way, I don’t get anything free or compensation for using their stuff).

I made a shape card. I used that heavy weight kraft paper from Joann for the base. I really like that stuff. It makes for a nice, sturdy card.

I thought about doing the leaves and lettering in paper, but vinyl is so much easier. Even though I’m limited on my color choices (I need to order some more vinyl from Team KNK so I have more variety!), It made it so much easier to apply and best of all, no glue mess!

Machines: Zing for cardstock (10/10/red blade) and Maxx for vinyl (f 75 v 250)

Materials: kraft card stock, vinyl, transfer tape

 

Lucy

I have an adorable little great niece whose name is Lucy and she just celebrated her third Birthday. When it came time to make her Birthday card I pretty much knew what I wanted.

Materials

Paper

Vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 35

Speed 450

Isn’t she cute! I forgot to take a picture of the card I made for Lucy so this is a remake, but Lucy’s card had the number 3 in the balloon. After making this card I tweaked the file so that the dress sleeves were more solid and the top of the dress had no little pieces. Here is the updated file lucy

Graduation card

I know this is a little late, but I’ve been a little behind this year. I’m really into watercolor pencils right now so I used them to make this card. I downloaded the graduation cap from the internet. It was in two parts:

So when I stuck it on the card, I used foam tape for the top part and glued the bottom part right underneath. It’s hard to see that in the card, but I think it gave it a little pop. I use my die cuts and my machine simultaneously. Each has it’s own pros and cons. One pro of using the machine is you can easily set it to duplicate an image and you can cut out a whole sheet of something, which is what I did. Also, you are not limited to the size of the die cuts, with a machine, you can size the image any size you want.

I’m using the same card format for my daughter’s thank you cards, which we are also behind on and need to write… of course, I have to finish putting them together too.

A little hint: if you do make water color cards, they tend to warp when they dry, so it’s a good idea to put them under a heavy book for a day or so. I forgot to do that with this card and it’s a little warped.

Machine:

KNK Zing

red blade: 10/10

Materials:

water color paper/pencils

kraft and black paper

foam tape