Happy Fall!

This was another customer request. It is so easy to do, just selecting some fun fonts and sizing each line so that the finished product fits the piece of wood you plan on using.

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

speed  500

Force   36

Materials

12×24 wood

rustoleum 2X paint

vinyl

This plaque was made using wood, paint and vinyl. I painted the plaque and let it dry for 24 hours. I then used Klic n Kut Studio to design the saying. I typed the whole saying and then went line by line and selected the font I wanted for each line. The words pumpkins and cornstalks were made by selecting transform and then fit text to arc. This has to be done prior to breaking path. I then went to arrange and selected break path. I  went back and selected arrange, make path (ctrl/H) for each line. I then made a 12×24 rectangle ,which represented the size of the wood , and started resizing each line to fit where I wanted them. The rectangles are just guides to line up each line. Here is the file for anyone who would like it. It is in KNK format, SVG and MTC

every year I fall for pumpkins

Freezer Paper? Fantastic and Fun Paper!

I use burlap for a variety of seasonal decorations and I had some tucked away especially for the coming holidays. It is important to use a good quality burlap for a couple of reasons: 1) it will make your life sooo much easier when assembling your product 2) your finished project will last much longer and 3) quality burlap just looks nicer!

First project for this season, Fall Greetings for the entryway!

I started this project with a tan burlap infused with gold threads and some freezer paper. Then I created my words in Make-the-Cut, reversed the image, and cut it out using vinyl settings. I made sure to use a font that didn’t have many loose interior pieces. With the Harrington font, I had to use the eraser tool to leave a tag for the center of the “A”.

Freezer paper is such a wonderful medium, and so easy to use! I ironed it onto my burlap and then taped off the edges.

Stencil made from freezer paper

I used Tulip fabric paint to paint the words onto the burlap. On fabric this product dries almost instantly. On the freezer paper it stayed wet for a long time.

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I didn’t have the patience to wait so I removed the the outer edges by hand and the inside pieces with tweezers (and now have a very interesting black pattern on my hands). The freezer paper peels off very nicely.

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I love it! Next I cut two rectangles and sewed three of the edges. Then I filled it with bean bag ‘beans’.

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Next, I used Elmer’s glue to seal the last edge. These clips came in handy to hold the edges until they dried.

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Once dry, I finished closing up the last edge and set it on my entryway table.

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The “Recipe”:

Materials:

  1. Burlap
  2. Freezer paper
  3. KNK digital cutting system
  4. Standard (red cap) Blade
  5. Iron
  6. Tulip aerosol fabric paint
  7. Blue tape
  8. Scrap paper
  9. Needle and thread
  10. Filling/stuffing
  11. Elmer’s Glue

Settings (Maxx Air):

  • f = 20
  • v = 225
  • p = 1

Steps:

  1. Create your design in the software.
  2. Reverse the image
  3. Cut the stencil.
  4. Apply to the fabric.
  5. Spray the fabric paint.
  6. Remove the stencil.
  7. Finish your project. For this pillow, I sewed 3 edges and then filled it and finally I closed it up.

Happy Fall everyone!

Fall Leaves

You can create beautiful pages using just your KNK Machine and your imagination! Add interesting layers to your Paper Crafting Projects to make scrapbook pages just like you see in magazines.

 

A 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock then a scalloped frame cut from a sheet of patterend scrapbook paper serves as the base for this layout.  To anchor this page, I envisioned, then created an interesting shape with an in-line contour for that “pop of color.”   I love mixing fonts so I made a two-part page title.  The first part of my text was placed on top of my shape and the second part of my text is curved to fit the below this shape.  A large photo corner, photo mat and a tiny scalloped border were created to keep the eye moving around the page.  To add another layer of interest cut oak leaves and flowers (created by twisiting spirals cut on my KNK) were added.   Lastly, ribbon and rhinestones were added to provide texture and embellish this layout.

Supply List:

Machine:  KNK 15″ Maxx

Bazzill Cardstocks: Cinnabar [2-296], Vanilla Cream [19-13005], Tawny Medium [19-8224]

Bo Bunny Patterned Papers: Timepiece Dot [12TD615], Timepiece Moments [12TM464]

Other Products: CTMH Exclusive Ink [z2104], Bazzill Fawn Jewels [303323]

Fonts Used: A Charming Font & CBX Memory Medium

Photo: Courtesy of Petrini Photography

Cutting Files for this Layout are also available:
KNK Format

MTC Format

PDF Format