Have I lost my noodle?

I shoulda had a V-8!! Or have I lost my noodle?? Either way I so wanted to give you inspiration to use something that is not of the norm to create a lovely Thanksgiving decor item for the front door. My first inspiration was the beautiful cereal box lettering that you can design in the awesome Make the Cut software and cut on the over the top KNK Zing. And my second inspiration was this wreath that you can purchase at Williams-Sonoma for $99.95, or not……….

 

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Materials Used to create wreath:

Burlap fabric

Ceramic Pumpkins (Dollar Tree 10)

Cereal Box

Computer

Duct Tape

Fine Glitter

Floral Moss (Dollar Tree)

Glue

Hot Glue Gun/sticks

KNK Zing Cutting Machine

Make The Cut Software

Straight Pins

Swim ‘Noodle’

Wire

The settings for cutting cereal box on the KNK Zing:

Thick Blade (sharp)

Force: 93

Speed: 8  up: 10

 

Please click on the following You Tube link below to view a complete Team KNK video tutorial on how to create a lovely Thanksgiving Wreath.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsNd5D_bGDw

 

Thank you so very much for stopping by for another Team KNK Tutorial. We would LOVE to see and or hear of projects that you’ve created with a KNK product that was inspired by our design team. You are irreplaceable!!!  HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}}  be blessed

~Beyond Measure

Tammy

 

Decorating Sam’s Classroom for Halloween

Halloween Montage

This is the first time I’m posting a project that I didn’t have much to do with. However, I did volunteer to write up the post. 🙂

My assistant, Gabriella Lex, was asked by a friend who teaches a 5th grade class, to help decorate the classroom for Halloween. Gabriella pulled out her KNK Zing, opened up Make The Cut and had a great time creating some fun Halloween decorations suitable for a classroom.

Materials Used
KNK Zing
Make The Cut
Cardstock – black, orange, purple, yellow, green, white
POW Glitter Paper – black
Patterned Paper My Mind’s Eye – “Happy Haunting”
Buttons
Various Adhesives
Googly Eyes
White Uniball Signo pen
Thin ribbon for hanging

Settings
Cutting on a Zing:
F = 90; Speed = 10/10; Red capped Zing blade, 1 pass, Offset: 0.35

Drawing with white pen:
F = 30; Speed = 10/10; 2 passes; Offset = 0

Instructions

1. Gabriella used MTC’s Pixel Trace function to convert various images into cutting files. Here is a link to download the file (in MTC and KNK formats) for the various shapes shown above.

2. She then sized and cut out all shapes (except for the bones) using the Zing. The bats wings were cut from POW Glitter paper.

3. For the lettering on the bones, Gabriella used the free font Kristen ITC. Then she used a Uniball white pen mounted in a pen holder made using Michele Harvey’s technique in this prior Team KNK Post. She used the Zing to draw the lettering first and then had the bone shape cut out around the lettering. In this case, it was necessary to use WYSIWYG mode so that the bones and the lettering remained aligned.

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4. Finally, after photographing all of her pieces here, she gathered up these dozens of items and headed over to Sam’s classroom on Friday at lunchtime to get everything put up!

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Again, here’s the file with the various Halloween shapes for cutting! Hope you can use them in your Halloween decorations this season!

Halloween Shapes in MTC and KNK Formats

Halloween Treat Bags

Hello there fellow KnK-ers!

Halloween is on the horizon so today I have made a couple of treat bags for the little ones in our lives to take trick or treating. The Cut Files are available at the end of this post 🙂

I used my Zing and Make the Cut to cut the pieces for my Pumpkin Treat Bag from some Worldwin Colormates Smooth and Silky cardstock. My settings were: height 25 post-it notes, standard blade, 0.30 offset, speed 10, force 75, one pass:

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I folded along all of the perforated lines and added some red-liner style tape to the tabs:

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The tab should follow the edge at the bottom of the pumpkin area to ensure a 90 degree angle:

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The Pumpkin and Stalk can now be glued onto the front and back of the bag and ribbon can be added to the holes in the sides:

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Here is the skull and crossbones version made with the same method:

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Bring on the Sweets! 🙂

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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 are today’s Cut Files:

Pumpkin Treat Bag by Bird

Pumpkin Treat Bag Cut File by Bird

Skull Treat Bag by Bird

Skull Treat Bag Cut File by Bird