No.1 Dad

Hello fellow KnK-ers!

Father’s Day will be with us in about 6 weeks and having a Zing means that I can make a fun shaped card for it. I chose a Trophy design with a ‘No.1 Dad’ sentiment to be added to the trophy base, the cut file is available at the end of the post if you’d like it. I’ve also added Mum/Mom versions for those of you who haven’t had Mother’s Day yet this year 🙂

These are the Materials I used:

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  100
  • Passes = 1

Assembly:

Pic 1. Below are the pieces you will need to cut to complete your trophycard. Chose which sentiment you would like to use then cut it from the same gold/silver card you choose for your trophy shape. I chose a complimentary colour of smooth & silky card for my card base, you will also need to cut a rectangle piece to represent a marble trophy base:

trophycard1

Pic 2. Adhere your trophy piece to your card base then stick your sentiment onto your rectangle piece. I find double sided tape is best to use as wet glue and mirror card don’t always play well together:

trophycard2

Pic . Using more tape, place your sentiment piece onto the bottom of the trophy, fold your card along the perforated lines and you’re done!:

trophycard3

Pic 4: For a bit of fun, how about adding your Dad’s favourite team’s colours to the trophy handles like they do at big sporting events?:

trophycard4

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 is today’s Cut File:

Trophy Card by Bird

Trophy Card by Bird

Butterfly Easel Card

Hello fellow KnK-ers!

I had a Birthday Card to make recently for one of my Neices who loves Butterflies. Well, Easel Cards are always a winner with any recipient and having a Zing means that I can make them any shape or size I like. So, today I have a Butterfly Easel Card to share 🙂

These are the Materials I used:

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  100 (60 for the lightweight card)
  • Passes = 1

Assembly:

Pic 1. I cut the solid pieces in the cut file from some smooth & silky cardstock to form my card base as it is nice and sturdy, I then cut the detailed front layer from some lightweight card (worldwin cutmates would be great for this):

Butterfly Easel Card 1

Pic 2. Fold the larger of the solid pieces along the dashed lines as shown below:

Butterfly Easel Card 2

Pic 3. Add some strong double sided tape or wet glue on the area demonstrated below only:

Butterfly Easel Card 3

Pic 4. Attach your smaller solid piece ensuring that all of the edges are aligned to form your easel card base:

Butterfly Easel Card 4

Pic 5. Attach your detailed layer by adding tape or glue to the body area only, this will allow you to bend the wings forward and add lots of dimension to your card:

Butterfly Easel Card 5

Pic 6. You will need to add a stopper for your upright shape to rest against, I cut a basic banner shape and adhered it to the base with some 3D foam pads:

Butterfly Easel Card 6

Pic 7. I decorated my finished card with some sparkles and before sending this card I personalised it by added the recipients name to the stopper banner:

Butterfly Easel Card 7

I hope you enjoyed today’s project, 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 is today’s Cut File:

Butterfly Easel Card by Bird

Butterfly Easel Card Cut File by Bird