It’s Electrifying

“The simplest things are often the truest.”
–Richard Bach

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A great photo + neon cardstock + simple cuts on my KNK = a FUN layout completed in record time! 

A 12×12 sheet of Electric Orange cardstock serves as the foundation of this layout.  The Ebony cardstock was trimmed to 11×11.  Shapes created with the Klic-N-Kut software.  A simple frame was created using a 5×7 rectangle and the contour shape feature.  The arrows were made using the shape tool and stretching the arrow to the desired size.  The flags were made node by node using the grid to guide sizing.  Lastly the title was created by mixing Times New Roman and 1Bean Sprout DNA fonts.  1Bean Sprout is one of my all time favorites because it welds together so easily.  A few rhinestones for embellishment and this layout is completed!

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Photo:  Courtesy of Petrini Photography

All supplies from Bazzill Basics Paper:

  • Electric Pink Cardstock 15-199
  • Electric Orange Cardstock 15-396
  • Electric Yellow 15-493
  • Electric Green 15-599
  • Electric Blue 15-796
  • Ebony Cardstock 15-1080
  • Licorice Basics 6×6 Multipack 304305
  • 8mm Jewels 303792

4th of July Layout

 The United States is the only country with a known birthday.  ~James G. Blaine

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Just a simple patriotic page this month using the KNK Shape tools.  After determining how the base papers would be layered (Brick cardstock, navy printed paper, Nautical Blue Light cardstock) a star was made using the shape tool and outlined using the contour tool.  Only the inner star was cut from the Nautical Blue Light cardstock so the navy printed paper would show through.  Next the red outline was cut from Brick cardstock.  Four mini stars were also made and cut from the Brick cardstock.

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The title was created using Gungshuhche font and some letters were welded while other letters were left to float freely.  Just a design option, never a right or wrong way… just your preference.  CropFirework

Once the page was laid out it needed to be further enhanced, so fireworks were made to tuck under the photo.  A firework vector clip art (without a copyright) was located and imported then traced into the KNK software.  A circle was welded to the center to attach all the fireworks sparks.

If you would like to recreate this page the straight paper cuts are as follows:

  • Brick cardstock 12×12
  • Navy printed paper 11.75×11.75
  • Nautical Blue Light cardstock 11.5×11.5
  • Stripe Paper 1.5×8
  • Navy Print 2×6
  • White Numbers Print 1.5×5.5
  • Photos 4×6 & two cropped wallet photos (2×3) Brick photo mat 4×3
  • Free cutting files in KNK, MTC, SVG, and PDF are included with this post!

The page was embellished using rhinestones and buttons.

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Photo:  Courtesy of Petrini Photography

All supplies from Bazzill Basics Paper: 

  • Freedom: Pledge Allegiance printed paper [304541]
  • Freedom: The Year | Stripes Forever [304543]
  • Freedom: To the Praires [304546]
  • Freedom:  Journaling Cards [304540]
  • White Cardstock [10-1005]
  • Brick Cardstock [2-270]
  • Nautical Blue Light Cardstock [19-7053]
  • Clear Jewels 8mm [303792]

Assorted buttons from designer’s personal stash

Through the Page!

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

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We have so many options with our KNK and Zing cutting machines!  Usually we create interest and dimensions on our scrapbook pages by going up, but this month we “go through.”

This layout started with a landscape 4×6 photo and a vision that it would sit on the left side of the 12×12 page center.  Next, arrowheads were created working on the grid in my KNK software using only 6 connecting nodes to form each angle.  With the Layout Array function the two trios of arrowheads were perfectly spaced and moved.  At this point these shapes were cut from the light yellow card stock and discarded!  This sheet of light yellow cardstock had foam adhesive pop dots added to the back and was adhered to the dark pink cardstock.  The photo (with adhesive on the back) was then dropped into the 4×6 opening.

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The rest of the page decor was added on top of the yellow card stock.    Flags were created by determining their width, finding the bottom center, adding a node and moving it upward.  Then the lengths were altered accordingly.  The smaller flags were stitched together for a fun banner to top the page.

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This beautiful photo is highlighted with the arrowheads directing the eye, and the unexpected pop of a light blue frame that was “nicked” by the arrow head was simple to create by making a 4.5×6.5 rectangle centered with in a 5.5×7.5 rectangle.  Tip:  Alt 7 will perfectly center these shapes together.  When the frame was cut from the blue cardstock the arrow shape was cut again to providing the perfect “nick” in the frame.

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A dimensional flower embellishment was created using the KNK software grid to create a 1.0×11.5″ rectangle, adding nodes to one long side at every inch and moving every other node out .5″.  If you hold down the shift key and highlight every other node you can move them all at the same time using your keyboard arrow key.  After cutting this shape it was scored at every .25″ and accordion folded with the ends connected, laid flat and adhered to the page.

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The title was added cut from blue cardstock and the page was embellished with buttons and brads.

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Photo:  Courtesy of Petrini Photography

All supplies from Bazzill Basics Paper: 

  • Ambrosia | Tablecloth 304513
  • Doilies | Printed Stripe 304514
  • Detailed Chevron | Diamond Ikat
  • 6×6 Ambrosia Multipack 304522
  • Flamingo Cardstock 1-131
  • Chiffon Cardstock 4-406
  • Turquoise Mist Cardstock 5-5110
  • Pretty Buttons 304074
  • Timeless Buttons – Atlantic 303746
  • Modern Mini Buttons – Bright 303080
  • Brad Jackets – Intense Orange 304140
  • 6mm Clear Jewels 304427

Font Used: Cambria Bold Italic

Free Cutting File in KNK, MTC, SVG and PDF formats

 

 

Mast Production…

Definition – The production of large quantities of custom created die cuts by Susan Mast (often using a Klic N Kut machine and assembly line techniques).

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FlipFlopThis simple little flip flop tag makes a great gift tag.  Consider attaching it to a pair of flip flops!  This project was created using a 15″ KNK Maxx and KNK Software.

I create 99% of my own files because I get frustrated when searching for where I saved things on my computer. I am amazingly quick at just starting with points, converting to a poly-arc and curving lines.  I usually import a clip art shape into my screen to use for scale and then I tweak the shape to suit my needs.  Once the sizing was determined I used the contour object tool (.20) to create an outline for my flip flops.

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I teach paper crafting classes and make scrapbook kits for my students to assemble.  A great feature that my KNK offers is the ability to connect pieces.  For example, this simple flip flop tag consists of the bottom pink piece, 2 green pieces and 2 more pink straps.  It’s much easier to pack a kit with 3 pieces than 5.  Now that I think about it, I could have connect the straps to the bottom piece.  Even easier to pack 2 pieces than 5!  My students simply have to snip the pieces apart!  To achieve this simply make a small rectangle between the two shapes to be connected and do a simple weld!

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I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

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Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Supply List: 

Cute Chick

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” ~Pablo Neruda

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The above page was created using a 15″ KNK Maxx and KNK Software.  The page title “Spring” was made with 1 Bean Sprout DNA font and cut 5-times, then layered to create a dimensional title.

The polygon shape tool was used to create multiple hexagons and then manipulate them to scale.  This same method was used to create a hexagon template in order to trim 4×6 photos into this shape.  Once the sizing was determined the contour object tool (.10) to create an outline for card stock photo-mats for the patterned hexagons and photos. The circle shape tool was used to create nine 1″ circles that I folded over twine to for my page banner. Two 5-petal flowers were made with the star shape tool and rounding mechanism.  The flowers were crinkled and inked with a pre-made flower and button center.  Lastly, I embellished my page with bling, text (font used: Agnes), pre-made flowers and a happy banner.

This same method recently to cut 475 hexagons for a layout class I taught earlier this week.  This endeavor would have been overwhelming without my KNK Maxx!

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Photo:  Courtesy of Petrini Photography

Supply List:

  • My Minds Eye: Collectable CTB121 & CTB117
  • Bazzill Basics Paper: Frosted Yellow Cardstock 19-4005, Pollen Flower 304065, Desert Sun Jewels 303319, Small Parakeet Fern 303494, Natural 2″ Twister Flower 304265, and Bazzill Buttons 303831
  • Bakers Twine and Yellow Ink:  Designer’s Personal Stash