Happy 2017!

While some people think the best part of New Years Eve/New Years Day is going out partying and then spending the day recovering, for me it is having 2 days to create.

Materials

vinyl

clear transfer

small paper bags

ribbon

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

Force 37

Speed 500

I am fortunate in that I use my KNK almost every day. So when it is my turn to post I don’t have to hurry up and come up with something, I have problems deciding which of my latest projects to post.

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Our family spends every Friday night at the same eating establishment, Luigi’s! The staff there is wonderful, as is their food. Once or twice a year we try to treat all of the staff, from the dishwasher to the cook. I make goodie bags with candy in them, and one of the bags has a $20 bill. Each person gets to pick a bag and even if they don’t get the money they end up with some good candy. I was planning on doing it for the Friday preceding New Year’s Eve but wasn’t sure what to make. Then Michele posted with her free file “Happy New Year”.

I may have mentioned before, but I buy things on sale, I hate paying full price. So luckily I had all of the supplies on hand. I had one hour to cut 30 of the Happy New Year out of vinyl, weed them, apply them to the bags, put the candy in the bags, punch holes in each bag and tie them shut with ribbon. I knew that I could do it…wrong. But they will be just as nice this coming Friday.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Welcome and thank you so very much for visiting the Team KNK design team blog on this most wonderful day of the year!!  We all value you and hope that your day is blessed with great fun, family, love, food, and last but not least, wonderful crafting inspiration!

I felt that it was a bit late to do a Christmas project and sensed that I should do a fun n easy card celebrating the New Year!  Well–fun’ n easy when using the following materials.

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Materials Used:

Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet

Sanding block or nail file

Micro Fiber cloth

DCWV silver glitter  and eggplant/black metallic card stock

Silver glitter ribbon

Scrap Happy Glue (Rubber Cafe’)

Stampendous Vintage silver hologram glitter

A computer

The KNK Zing cutting machine

Make the Cut digital cutting software

KNK Zing embossing tool

KNK Zing regular blade

Force for embossing: 93

Speed for embossing: 10

Force for cutting metal: 83

Speed for cutting metal:  10 (I think you should slow it at least to 9)

2 passes when embossing

Instructions to recreate project:

Step one: Open Make the Cut cutting software and choose a few different fonts that you like.  I used the following fonts: Bergamot Ornaments, Chalkboard, a song for Jennifer, Cursif, and Chalk-hand-lettering-shaded_dem

Step two:  Type the text in the add text box, size, shape, and design focal. (metal embossing)

Step three:  Select focal and create ‘shadow’ for cut line. (metal)

Step four:  Select shadow and create rectangles for ‘mat’ and card foundation. (basic shapes) (Cut card stock)

Step five:  Select entire focal including emboss design and shadow cutting line–click on ‘mirror’. You need to mirror your image because you will emboss not he wrong (silver) side of the metal.  Deselect (close eyes) all images except for your emboss design.

Step six:  Prepare cutting mat with rubber like shelf liner–this allows the metal to ‘stretch’ as you emboss. Install embossing tool.  Attach metal sheet—colored side down –with painters tape and ‘cut’–emboss.  When finished DO NOT move project— exchange the embossing tool for the cutting blade.

Step seven:  Close eye to only cut the shadow line—cut.  The Zing cuts metal like butter. Remove and gently sand right side to reveal silver. Gently wipe away ‘dust’ with microfiber cloth.  Next highlight different areas of the design with the Scrap Happy glue and sprinkle with Stampendous silver Vintage hologram glitter.

Step eight:  Cut mat/foundation card stock, and ribbon

Step nine:  Adhere ribbon to mat

Step ten: Adhere metal to mat atop of ribbon ( I used the Scrap Happy glue by Rubber Cafe’, double sided adhesive sheets from Oriental Trading do super, too)

Step eleven:  Adhere metal embossed focal and mat atop card foundation.

Step twelve: Smile!! You did it!! Congratulations!! I can hear the angels singing!!

I apologize for no video or step by step photos.  My iMovie decided that it wanted to take a vacation on Christmas eve,  but even so,  I KNOW you can ROCK this technique!!  I’d love to see your creations! I pray you you have the most stellar Christmas ever!  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!  HUGE {{{HUGS}}} and be blessed

~Beyond Measure

Tammy