you’re tearrific part 2

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I saw this cute die on the sizzix web site so I decided to draw my own using Inkscape and MTC. Usually you can easily trace these in MTC, but I hadn’t drawn anything in awhile and there were very few curves in this, other than the handle. I did trace the cup and spoon attachment though, which is why I can’t share those. I changed up some things as well so not to step on any copyright toes.

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The sides kind of taper in at the top, which was a bit of a trick to draw, but I think I got it. It’s not perfect, but it worked.

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It comfortably holds 3 teabags.

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Here’s the file if you want to make one. It just includes the teabag holder. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the front and I have some coffee/tea clear stamps I used for the “you’re teariffic” part.

Materials:

K&C double sided designer paper

glue

twine

Martha Stewart punch

clear stamp

Machine:

KNK Zing

red blade: 10/10, 90

 

So I gave it to the aide that works in my classroom and she seemed to like it a lot. ūüôā

Promotion gift card holder

I can’t believe my baby boy is promoting from 8th grade and will be attending high school in the fall. I wanted to make him a gift card holder that wasn’t too girly so I came up with this:

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I used that black/gold leaf paper from DCWV and I used maroon paper (worldwide cut mates) since maroon and black are the colors of the school. I ended up outlining the numbers with black puffy paint and as you can see, I’m not the best at it, but the numbers and patterned paper weren’t going too well together.

Here’s a top down picture so you can see the “layers” of what I did:

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The graduation cap was a free svg I found online and I just used a brad and some embroidery thread for the tassel.

I used the Zing for this project. I just drew a rectangle in MTC around 2016 in a serif font, I believe it was times new roman. I used foam tape to stick it on the gift card (I have a sizzix die I used for the gift card holder) and then cut out the graduation cap and stuck it on with foam tape.

 

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.

 

A fun card to make

I love making cards, and I make them by the dozen. Besides making them for my mom, sisters, and the “swim club” ( a group of elderly women who swim at the same time my kids swim), I have a big family and need a ton just for my self. My mom and dad had 8 kids, who had 17 kids, who had 19 kids and counting…so I send out cards weekly. :O)

This card was made for a special friend, Colleen, who I meet through the KNK group. When I make a card I find it just as easy to make a dozen at once. IMG_4639 IMG_4640 IMG_4641 Materials

Settings

  • 15 KNK MAXX
  • red capped blade

force

  • 46 for vinyl
  • 90 for paper
  • speed 400

The card base is paper, as is the black background for Hello Kitty. Everything else is vinyl. Using the clear transfer tape makes it simple to line everything up. It was fun and easy to make.  Here is the file hello kitty with star balloons  It was sized for an A6 card.

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!