Goodness

Slowly, slowly, slowly, I am learning how to use my KNK Force.  It is an awesome machine!!  Like Nancy said recently, it is very quiet.  Yesterday I used it to cut some files I had purchased from My Scrap Chick.  The file I used is from the set named Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy.  Three cute chicks.  I used Goodness to make a birthday card.  I like the play on words. Optimized-Front Settings:  (keep in mind that I am very new to the Force and although these settings worked for me, they might not be the ideal settings)

Machine:  KNK Force

Blade: Red Cap Standard Material

Blade Tension:  2 for cardstock, 1 for scrapbook paper

Passes: 2

Starting Depth/Ending Depth: 60 for cardstock, 40 for scrapbook paper

Cutting Speed:  30

Blade Offset:  0.25

Overcut:  45

The files from My Scrap Chick are very well done.  I used the SVG files, taking them into Make The Cut and exporting them as separate files according to the color/paper I was going to use for those particular pieces.  When I had assembled Goodness, I scanned her and then used her ‘photo’ on the inside of the card.  I found a background I liked on the Internet to use for the front of the card.

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This was a fun card to make and I intend to use Shirley and Mercy to make cards also.

 

A Simple Christmas

It is not too early to begin preparations for Christmas.  I designed a simple Christmas card that is easily and quickly made.  The words and decoration are cut from vinyl making it possible to get very fine details.  I used an eight pointed star created in KNK Studio for the decoration on my card.  The card itself was designed in Make the Cut. You could just as easily use an ornament, a holly spray, a Christmas tree, a manger scene, a gift, or any other thing that symbolizes Christmas for you.  You could also not put any decoration on the card.

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Materials Used:

Matte vinyl in silver

Sparkle vinyl in gold

Cardstock

Textured Cardstock

Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Settings:

KNK 15″ Maxx Air

Standard Materials Red Cap blade for all cutting  Force: 15 for vinyls, 55 for flat cardstock, Speed: 80, Single pass,  Pin: 25 for cardstock, none for vinyl

Instructions etc.:

The completed card is 5″ x 7″.  The textured cardstock was used for the card base with the smooth cardstock being used as the mat for the vinyls. The matte silver vinyl photographed as almost white but it is really a silver color.  The files can be downloaded from the following link.  Merry Christmas Card_JudyKay

 

 

Baseball hat card

So does anyone else watch the Little League World Series? I’m pretty excited because my friend’s son is on one of the teams competing in Williamsport this year.

So I needed a baseball card and I used an image I found on a website selling hats to trace and create this shape card.

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Isn’t that a terrible image to trace from? MTC didn’t think so. I did very little clean up, duplicated the hat, mirror imaged it and welded it. Pretty cool, eh?

 

 

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I sized it so that it will fit in a standard envelope (4.25 x 5.5…think that’s A2? A4? Not sure), but I made an envelope out of some baseball paper I had left over. 20150813-IMG_8873

To get this card to “stand,” you bend the bills out a little bit and it gives it kind of a 3-Dish look as well. 20150813-IMG_8872 I originally planned to have it say “thank you” on the front, but I had this cute baseball stamp so I went that direction and glued a star button on the front. 20150813-IMG_8871

I used Worldwin Cutmates paper for the solid colors and some baseball patterned paper I picked up at Michael’s for the bill and the envelope. I used a swiss dot embossing folder for the blue part of the card.

I used the Zing

The settings were: 100 for the card stock, 80 for the patterned paper, speed 10 and red blade. 20150813-IMG_8869 Here is the file if you want to give it a go:

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Until next time!

 

Thank you so much

Hello fellow KnK-ers!

Today I’d like to share a Thank You card that I made with very minimal supplies, having a Zing means that I can create cards such as this one below using just card, paper and adhesive. If you would like to re-create it, the cut file is available at the end of the post.

Thank You Swirly Set

These are the Materials I used:

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  80 paper/100 card
  • Passes = 1

Assembly: Using a square card from my stash, I added 2 layers of patterned paper to the front. I cut the larger pieces inside the cut file from some grey card and the smaller pieces from some white card and glued them together. I adhered the corner pieces directly to my card front then added some small pieces of 3d foam pads behind the middle element to give it some dimension and make it really stand out.

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

Thank You Swirly Set by Bird

Thank You Swirly Set Cut File by Bird

Happy Birthday Edge Card x 3

Hello fellow KnK-ers!

I have a Birthday Card for you today, the Happy Birthday sentiment protrudes diagonally from the card base layers. The design is a simple one but it can easily be decorated to suit different recipients. I have decorated the card in 3 different ways today, one card is more masculine, one card is more feminine and the card I show in the assembly photos is more suitable for a young girl. The cut file is available at the end of the post 🙂

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These are the Materials I used:

  • My KnK Zing
  • Make the Cut Software
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper
  • 3D Foam Pads
  • Glitter Card, Twine & Gems to embellish

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  80 paper/100 card
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Below are the pieces you will find within the cut file folder, I cut my card base pieces from some pink card and chose some fun patterned paper for the layering pieces:

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Pic 2. The patterned pieces are adhered directly to the card base pieces:

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Pic 3. Turn the front panel over and add 3d foam pads to the back, I found 2 layers of foam pads worked best:

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Pic 4. Pop your front panel into place, you are now free to decorate as you wish:

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My Completed Card: I lined the inside of my card with more of the patterned paper. Carrying on the Butterfly theme of the paper, I cut a few of these butterflies to embellish my card then popped on a few gems:

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Alternative Card 1: For my second card I cut the card base from some white card, I chose some subtle white and green patterned paper then added a strip of green glitter card:

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Alternative Card 2: For my third card I simply cut the card base from some kraft coloured card and added some natural coloured twine to the front panel before I stuck it down to my card base:

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If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

HappyBirthdayEdgeCardbyBird

Happy Birthday Edge Card Cut File by Bird