Valentine’s Day Card

Hi there fellow KnK-ers!

As Valentine’s Day is approximately 6 weeks away, I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day Card with you today. It is a Z-Fold Card which has a lace-y edged heart and a choice of 2 sentiments, the cut file is available at the end of this post 🙂

Here is the card I will be making today:

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Materials:

Settings:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force = 70
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Here are all of the pieces needed for today’s card, I sized them in Make the Cut to produce a 5.5 inch square card and cut them with my Zing:

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Pic 2. Using Double Sided Tape, I adhered my largest heart piece and the layer for the inside of my card directly to the card base:

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Pic 3. Next, the patterned paper pieces are adhered using more tape:

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Pic 4. Moving on to my focal point, I glued the smaller heart to the lace-y edged heart and glued my 2 sentiment pieces together. The wet glue allows a little extra time for wiggle room:

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Pic 5. I placed some 3d foam pads behind the letters on my sentiment piece and mounted it onto the lace-y heart panel:

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Pic 6. Once the focal point is finished, it can be adhered to the card with more 3d foam pads:

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Pic 7. Now that all of the pieces are in place, the card can be folded along the perforated lines. The center line is a valley fold as normal, the line running through the heart is a mountain fold which creates the Z shape:

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I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, if you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is the Cut File I used for today’s project:

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Heart Z Fold Card Cut File by Bird

Digger Christening Card

Hi there fellow KNK-ers!

I attended a Christening recently and thought I’d share with you today my inspiration for the card I made and show you how I tackled the acetate window I added to my card.

The child who was getting Christened is a little boy who loves diggers and tractors so I over the moon to find this silver digger money box in the picture below for his gift. I made a cut file of the digger so I could make a matching card, the file is available at the end of this post.

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I used my Zing to cut the metal parts of the digger in silver mirror card and cut the tyres in black CutMates card to match the money box. I added an acetate window to my card so I used Make the Cut’s mirror function to cut a reverse copy of the digger outline and also it’s bucket as they would both be visible through the window. Here are all of the pieces I cut:

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I assembled the digger pieces then stuck the 2 bucket pieces together back to back and attached it to the digger with a brad so it is free to move up and down, I like to have moving parts where ever possible especially on children’s cards.

Once the digger is assembled I popped it onto the acetate window with some 3d foam pads:

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This is how the inside of the card looks, you can see any adhesive or brads you have used on the outside of the acetate.

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Remember the mirror copy of the digger outline we cut? Well, if you attach it to the inside of the window ensuring to line it up, it covers up all of the tell tale adhesive and brads. The inside of your card now looks just as neat and tidy as it does on the outside:

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I decorated the rest of my card using Make the Cut and my Zing to create a simple scalloped circle to edge my window and cut some lettering to personalise my card:

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I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, if you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is the Cut File I used for today’s project:

Digger by Bird

Digger Cut File by Bird