At the shop we are getting ready for people to make their Christmas projects. In fact we have sold out of several bolts of Christmas themed fabrics already. To help people make some projects and to give them the tools to work with we are having an event next week where they will be making several items. As a thank you for participating in the event, the coordinator asked me to make something in which she could put some small gifts for each person. I remembered a Christmas tree shaped box that would be perfect for this purpose.
Cardstock – Green and Dark Brown
Double Sided Scrapbooking Tape 1/8″ wide
Clear plastic sheets
Machine used: KNK Force, Red cap standard material blade, 2 passes, Starting Depth – 35, Ending Depth – 45, Cutting Speed – 40, Blade offset – Red Blade, Blade Tension – 1.75
When I made the sample box, I was not happy with how the trunk of the tree turned out. The tree and trunk were joined together and the trunk just was too cumbersome and wouldn’t cooperate and stay together. Since the opening flap of the box is the bottom of the tree it was going to cause problems when people were opening and closing the box. I decided to make the trunk a separate piece and to glue it to the bottom flap. That also gave me an opportunity to make the trunk a different color which I think looks better than having the whole box one color.
Here is a picture of the unassembled parts:
No, those are not chocolates on the right side of the picture. They are the little boxes which are the trunks of the trees. There is an unassembled one at the top right. When the box is assembled, the flaps are at the top (open edge) of the box and are inserted into a slot in the fold on each side of the bottom flap. The flaps are then attached to the adjacent box parts with double sided tape. The small round holes near the peak of the box are for attaching a ribbon for decoration. The triangular pieces at the bottom right are the plastic which is the ‘window’ in the box.
Each side of the box measures about 5 1/2″ so it is big enough for a few sewing related goodies. It could also hold an assortment of other types of treasures. Maybe even chocolates.
I have a dear friend who recently lost the majority of the contents of her apartment due to water and smoke damage when the apartment above hers burned. She will be moving to another apartment in the complex in a few days. When she does I am going to send her a card I made using a file from My Scrap Chick. They have some wonderful files and I can often find one that fits the occasion I am wanting to make a card or box or something else for.
This is the card I made for my friend – card front
Vinyl – Oracal 631 type
Uni-ball Signo white ink pen
Machine & Blade used: KNK Force & red capped (standard Material) Blade
Cardstocks: Blade Tension 2, Passes 1 or 2, Cutting Depth 60 – 75, Cutting Speed 25
Vinyls: Blade Tension 1, Passes 1, Cutting Depth 20, Cutting Speed 20
The words were handwritten with the Uni-ball Signo white ink pen. The Firefly’s eyes, antennae, the bulb screw base and filament were cut from vinyl. The remainder of the pieces were cut from cardstock.
So my son just finished his first season of high school baseball. He did pretty good. He worked hard and I’m very proud of his mindset to keep trying, no matter what. He did not give up, even coming into the season recovering from a major broken wrist and being weak from a total of 11 weeks of some sort of cast.
Boy also grew 3 inches during the season and towers over me. Anyway, the parents wanted to give the coach a gift card and a signed card from the boys so I came up with this.
Originally it looked like this, but it just looked too plain, so I added the thanks in brannonball font. Looks baseball-ish, no?
The inside was blank and all the boys signed their names and gave it to the coach. I wasn’t able to get a picture of it all signed, but it was neat to give a personal something that I created that only took minutes to make.
I used: KNK Zing, red blade. Don’t even regard my settings. I need to change my blade again so I won’t even post them.
Hope you all wished your Moms a Happy Mother’s Day. This was the card I made mine. I found a cute teacup svg silhouette online and traced it and easily duplicated and mirrored it into a card.
You know I love that svg love website, so I downloaded a cute little saying for the inside. I could’ve easily done a print and cut, but I was lazy, so I just printed it out in my laser printer and glued it on the inside.
I decorated the outside of the card with some sizzix die cuts I have. It’s funny that I have a machine that can create anything my brain can come up with (and that I have a drawing for) and yet I have sizzix dies… which take up space… and are only one size.
Machine Used: KNK Zing, red blade
sizzix dies (Tim Holriz tattered dies and letters)
embossing folder: swiss dots
I guess I’m in a rut with all my shaped cards… and that’s probably what I’m going to show you next month as well.
Until next time,
stay classy KNKers! 🙂
Happy Birthday Sandy McCauley!!!!
There are so many cute fox things out there but when I saw this fox image I fell in love with it and decided to make it into a KNK cutting file.
Isn’t he adorable? Here is the cutting file fox with foliage 2 2017.KNK
clear transfer tape
15″ KNK MAXX
red capped blade
Cutting file fox with foliage 2 2017.KNK
He was super easy to weed and apply. I layered the white onto the brown and then applied it to the black layer and then to the card. He is sized for an A6 card.