This little piggy

Okay, it isn’t a little piggy, it is a fairly big piggy. I make “birth canvases”, plaques with the babies name, date of birth, weight, etc. Some one asked me if I could put that same information on a piggy bank that she had bought. I said of course.

 

Materials

Large piggy bank…it is about a foot tall

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″KNK MAXX

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 300

This bank was big enough that the surface that I was applying the vinyl too was fairly flat. I measured the area where I planned to apply the vinyl. I then opened KNK Studio, chose a font and typed in the information that I was provided. And then it was simply arranging it and sizing it to fit. After cutting it and weeding I applied the clear transfer tape. I then applied it to the bank starting in the center of the vinyl and working out. I applied the information on both sides of the bank. I love doing the baby birth items. It is fun to see their names& how big or little they were. The biggest to date was 11 pounds and the smallest 11 ounces.

Law Enforcement Officiers

Law enforcement officers across our country had a rough year in 2016. There are good cops and bad cops, just like in any profession. But the most loved cop is always the K9 officer. In our neighboring community, Utos their K9 officer, died after a very brief illness, a virus which attacked his heart. I made this for his partner. img_5562-min Materials

3″ ornament

extra fine glitter

poly acrylic

vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force  36

Speed 400

Instructions

I used a clear 3″ flat ornament purchased on line. They can also be found at most craft stores. I removed the top and set it aside. Then I poured some poly acylic into the ornament and swished it around to ensure the entire inside had been coated. Then I set it upside down in a Dixie cup to drain for a minute or two. Next is adding the glitter, once again rolling the ornament to ensure the entire inside is coated. Then I tip the ornament upside down and let it rest in a dixie cup. I generally do a bunch at a time and the poly acrylic that drains is used for the next ornament, same with the excess glitter. I then place them in an egg carton, still upside down and let them dry for a few days. Next I traced the image of shield that I found online. To make a perfect fitting blue line I used snap to grid and then used the ginsu knife feature and cut that section out of the shield. And then it was just adding the words. When cutting letters this small I try to use a basic font so that it cuts and weeds well. I applied everything to the shield prior to transferring it to the ornament. When applying vinyl to any surface that has a curve (although this is a “flat” ornament, it still has a curve) I always start at the center of the design and work out.  You can make a large variety of personalized ornaments by adding vinyl.

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.

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

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Vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

force 45

speed 450

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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