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

 

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