Let It Snow

I’ve just completed assembling 10 double sided snowflakes that I cut on my 15″ KNK Maxx Air.  The designs for the snowflakes came from the “Alpine Snow” cut set from Lettering Delights.  I decided to cut the snowflakes from white card stock and to cut a second set so I could adhere them back to back.  That way when they are hung, both sides are pretty.  I suspected that it would be a challenge to photograph them so you could see the various layers.  It was.  Here is the photo of the 10 snowflakes and if you look closely you can see the layers thanks to some help from Adobe Photoshop Elements software.

Snowflakes-Optimized

Materials Used:

White cardstock

Settings:

Machine:  15″ KNK Maxx Air

Blade:  Standard Material – red cap

Force:  32

Speed: 80

Single pass

The Cut Sets from Lettering Delights contain SVG format files.  These files were imported into the Make the Cut software and cut from there.  Then it was just a matter of assembling the pieces and adhering them together.  I will add a hanging cord to each one of these and use them as gifts for my friends.  It would also be very pretty to use one snowflake and put it on a Christmas or winter greeting card.

 

 

It’s Me Again!

I know I just posted Friday but I made these cute ornaments and had to share. I have mentioned before, I hate glitter. I do not like messes and glitter makes messes. That being said,everyone has been making these cute glitter ornaments and I had to give it a try. I bought the 3″ clear flat glass ornaments at Michaels last year at 70% off. Then, I was lucky enough to find Glitter it on clearance at Wal Mart.
IMG_3576 I made about 30 ornaments and used less than half of that little bottle of glitter it. I poured some glitter it into the ornament and slowly rolled it around the inside of the ornament. I used a disposable dixie cup and let the ornament drain into the cup so I could keep reusing the Glitter it. Then I poured the glitter in, I use fine glitter. One again, I emptied the excess into a dixie cup. Then I put the ornaments into an egg carton, upside down, to drain and dry. I let mine dry a week, only because it was that long before I had free time again. :O)

IMG_3578 Then I cut my files and applied them to the ornaments. It was pretty simple!

IMG_3601 IMG_3604 IMG_3602 IMG_3605 IMG_3603 Settings

Force 40

Speed 350

Red capped blade

Materials

15″ KNK Maxx

Vinyl

Glitter It

Glitter

Just when you thought Christmas was over…

I bought some ornaments last year on after Christmas clearance. Some were clear and some frosted. I tried the pledge and glitter trick on one and wasn’t thrilled. It was an uglier version of what a store-bought glitter ornament would look like.

Then I tried alcohol ink on a clear ornament. That turned out better but was plain.So when I decided to make personalized ornaments.  I used one of the alcohol ink ornaments that I had made as a base. The H on the ornament it CentB font, Harper is PC Dazzle as is the back of the ornament. I like PC Dazzle because it cuts well at any size and weeds well. With the ” H”  I scored all of the edges with my exacto knife prior to removing it from the backing. This helped it lay flat on the round ornament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that worked for the girls, but what about the boys? Gavin would not like purple. So I made this ornament for him. I stole his face from a My Scrap Chick file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then, because I had seen an ornament on-line and said “I can make that” (ask my family how often I say that) I made this Hello Kitty ornament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of the ornaments were made by cutting vinyl on my wonderful KNK Maxx. The first two are made with Oracal 631 and the Hello Kitty is Oracal 651 only because I wanted the glossy finish. The vinyl is available at www.knkusa.com.

So, go get those clearance ornaments before they are gone and for about 25 cents you can make some great personalized ornaments for the little ones in your life.