A year or so ago

my granddaughter was born. And in 20 days she will be 7…how does that happen? I only have 2 grandkids, Gavin is 9 and Hailey is turning 7. She is definitely a princess but when her classmates each had to write one sentence about what the liked about Hailey every single one of them said that she was good at soccer. So she is a tough little princess, the best kind to be. But then this is a post about my KNK, not my grandkids so I will move on.

My little princess is having a beauty themed birthday party. Although they will pamper themselves and do their nails, they will also be working on T-shirts which will be my next post. The theme of the party is that every one is beautiful just the way they are. My daughter asked me to do several projects, which makes me very happy. :O)

The first is the invitation. She wanted a mirror shaped invitation. I just welded a scalloped oval and a handle together and then made an oval to fit inside of the scalloped oval. I still haven’t mastered print and cut so I did a cut and print. I designed the word part in KNK Studio to make sure it fit into my oval. I then saved the words as a jpeg and imported them into word. I printed them onto a plain piece of white paper.     I then used 2 removable glue dots and attached my oval which I had cut from textured card stock. And then off to the printer. IMG_4737 IMG_4740 I made the mirror from gemstone cardstock paper and chip board to make it a bit more sturdy. If you haven’t used the chipboard from KNKUSA you should try it, it cuts like a dream! The oval is white textured card stock.

IMG_4741 And then it was just gluing the pieces together.

IMG_4739 Here is the file for the mirror, and good news, it is in KNK, SVG and MTC format!mirror invitation (2)

And what should have been a separate post in itself, THE FORCE IS WITH ME!!!  IMG_4742

It was terrifying, I love my KNK Maxx and KNK Studio. To have to learn how to use a new machine and a new program was overwhelming. But I have a super power named Sandy McCauley and she has videos on how to do anything KNK and MTC related and if you still can’t figure it out there are many forums to help. So I now can use MTC to change KNK files into SVG and I can use the Force to cut. It is such a quiet machine and although it is hard for me to even say, it cuts better than my Maxx. I did buy the rotary attachment but it will take me some time to get brave enough to use it. :O)

Materials

Gemstone paper

Coredinations textured cardstock

KNKUSA chipboard

glue

printer

Settings

KNK Force

Red capped blade

2 passes for cardstock

3 passes for chipboard

Starting Depth 80

End depth 80

Cut speed 40

Up speed 40

Plunge speed 40

Lift speed 40

Blade offset 0.0

The settings seem complicated compared to the Maxx but they really aren’t. It is just that the ability to change all of these settings gives you the ability to cut so many medias. But for day to day paper and vinyl you don’t have to change a lot of settings.