From Miss to Mrs.

Two of the teachers I work with are getting married next month so I was assigned the job of making a card. I struggled with coming up with an idea for this and finally I went to my favorite go-to site… www.lovesvg.com.

(By the way, I don’t get anything free or compensation for using their stuff).

I made a shape card. I used that heavy weight kraft paper from Joann for the base. I really like that stuff. It makes for a nice, sturdy card.

I thought about doing the leaves and lettering in paper, but vinyl is so much easier. Even though I’m limited on my color choices (I need to order some more vinyl from Team KNK so I have more variety!), It made it so much easier to apply and best of all, no glue mess!

Machines: Zing for cardstock (10/10/red blade) and Maxx for vinyl (f 75 v 250)

Materials: kraft card stock, vinyl, transfer tape

 

So Blessed…

I think those of us who own a KNK or Zing and are able to use it on a regular basis know that we are blessed. :O) I have fun doing the simplest little things.

Every year I make stickers to put on my calendar to help remind me of important Birthdays. I have a large family, 7 siblings, most who have spouses, kids, grandkids…and I like to send them all cards. So the reminders on the calendar are helpful. Last year I did balloons, this year hearts. You can cut a ton of them on a small piece of vinyl and when weeded they become stickers. If you don’t want to put them on your calendar you can make them and make your kids or grandkids happy with some inexpensive stickers that they can use to create. This heart is the perfect heart and can be used for many things. Here is the file team knk heart

IMG_3698 IMG_3697 IMG_3699 Materials Used

Vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

force 45

speed 450

IMG_3704

And here is one of the Birthday cards that I made. My dear friend Colleen sent me some colored twine. When I saw this card on Pintrest I knew I had to make it to use the twine to make her Birthday card! If I knew how to do a print and cut (some day!) I would have done that. But there are 50 ways to avoid learning how to do a print and cut. I cut the white part of Snoopy from white cardstock and then cut the black part from vinyl and applied it to the cardstock!  The background was run through my Cuttlebug. The joys of being a KNK owner are indeed endless. Here is the card file snoopy card

Materials

Cardstock

vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 45 for vinyl

100 for cardstock

Speed 450

My Valentine Card – Pop Up Card Studio with Free File

Love is in the air, and I just love sharing Valentine wishes with my loved ones! I make sure to send something special to my DH, my sister, my mom, my niece, and of course, my DD. This year, with the help of Pop-up Card Studio I have a whole new fabulous style to share with my loved ones.

I used a simple phrase (as I am not ready to do anything too complicated in PCS – LOL) to create my cards for this year.

I added the text “My Valentine”, and used a heart shape from the basic shapes options, to create a “universal” valentine card for 2014. This project was made with my KNK Maxx Air 24″.

Materials:

  • 2 sheets of 8.5×11 or larger complimentary color card stock
  • Adhesive
  • Absolutely nothing else – its sooooo simple!!

Settings:

Instructions:

  • Open the file below
  • Cut the inner layer card stock
  • Fold at the fold lines and apply adhesive
  • Fold the 2nd sheet of 8.5×11 card stock in half
  • Adhere the cut, inner layer to the outer layer card stock (first one side, then the other)
  • Voila! Fabulousity!!!

Valentine1

Valentine2

Valentine3

How lovely! Pop-up Card Studio helps make fantastic designs, never before imagined! Here is your free file. Tell your loved ones how special they are to you!

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:

HeartZFoldCard08

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:

HeartZFoldCard1

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:

HeartZFoldCard2

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

HeartZFoldCard3

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:

HeartZFoldCard4

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

HeartZFoldCard05

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

HeartZFoldCard6

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:

HeartZFoldCard7

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:

HeartZFoldCardbyBird

Heart Z Fold Card Cut File by Bird

Valentine Kiss as Sweet as a Rose

Valentine Rose Kisses

Valentine Rose Kisses Side View

Val.Pink Rose with Kiss

Val.Pink Rose Open Flower with Kiss

Aaaah, yes, love is in the air and I was so distracted with the thought of roses and sweet kisses that I forgot to post this!!! So without further delay, here it is!!! Just in time for your special Valentine! First, let’s get the how to’s over with so we can get to the good part – what’s inside!!! I used my honey of a MAXX and card stock for the rose and heart and paper for the calix (the green part outside the rose). I used two passes on the card stock and one on the paper. The force was 100 w/a speed of 350. This tiny rose is a perfect favor for your honey. If you’re a little shy and have been pining over that cutie but didn’t know how to approach them or even what to say. Here’s a memorable way to do just that. Walk up to that person, smile, bat your eyes and ask them if they’d like a kiss. Then, before you chicken out, hand them this sweet treat. Feeling a little bolder, tuck a little message inside the bud with the candy and hope that cupid works his magic. Hey, it couldn’t hurt! LOL Have a rosey sweet Valentine’s Day filled with kisses!