Thanksgiving is tomorrow…

And that means it is almost  time to get Christmas cards into the mail…I know, it seldom works like that.

I LOVE making cards!  I send out about 100 Christmas cards, crazy but I love it!

So for the next few days I will share some quick and easy cards I made along with the files.

I saw this on Pintrest and knew I had to make it!  I Googled 3 wise men silhouettes and found one that I liked. I imported it into KNK Studio, scanned it and vectorized it so it was a cut file. I then sized it to fit the card. I also found a star that I liked and did the same. I cut both from vinyl. I used a paper cutter to cut the blue paper and the brown was a cheap paper bag that I hand tore. I chalked the edges. The stars are just dots from a white paint pen. Here is the file 3 wisemen card 11 2018

Materials

paper

vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 400

 

 

 

 

 

Oh what fun…

This plaque was so easy to make and such fun. I got the idea from another site and found out that the metal half trucks could be purchased from Hobby Lobby. They have saw tooth picture hangers on the back making it easy to attach them to the wood.

I had a piece of wood that was 12×18 and it was stained barn wood gray. Living in Wisconsin I like to go into the winter months with a bunch of wood pre stained and ready to go. I hate the smell of stain indoors. I then just typed the words, I think I used Magnolia sky for the font. I welded the words and then resized them accordingly. I cut them from vinyl using my 15″ KNK Maxx. Then I simply applied them to the wood using clear transfer tape. I put 2 screws into the wood to hold the truck and it was good to go. So cute, so simple!

Materials

wood

stain

truck

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ Maxx

red capped blade

Speed 400

Force 34

And it is on to Christmas!

It seems like we went from July to November, time truly does fly by!

A friend of mine loves everything M&M. On Pintrest I found a link to a free SVG M&M face for ornaments. Ken’s Kreations posted the files back in 2014 and they are still available free!.

Also, a few years back there were a lot of posts about taking a clear 3 inch flat plastic or glass ornament and swirling poly acrylic in it, draining it, adding glitter, letting it dry and you then had a glitter ornament. So, as long as I was making a mess I made a ton of them. Combine the free files with the left over ornaments and this is what you get!

Don’t they just make you smile! The faces were all cut from vinyl and applied with clear transfer tape.

Materials

clear plastic ornaments

poly acrylic

fine glitter

clear transfer tape

Vinyl

Paint

 

Settings

15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500

 

Happy Halloween!

Oh the fun we use to have Trick or Treating! “In my day” it was relatively safe to be out and about with a group of siblings and we would put on miles to get all of the treats that we could. It was one of the few times of the year that we got candy. Now, we live in the country and have had one trick or treater in 30 years. So we will head to a friends house that is in a popular trick or treat neighborhood (good candy!) and check out all of the ghosts and goblins.

I have a couple of Halloween decorations that I made, one for a friend, one for me, both very simple to design.

This small goblin was made using a scrap piece of wood that I had sitting around that was painted antique white. I used a free font called DBJack-oPattern. The whole font is jack o lantern faces and Halloween graphics. I picked one that I liked and made a stencil from vinyl and painted the black face. I then used black paint around the edges to make it look more primitive. Because it sits on a table I decided to do both sides.

This board was a Pintrest find. I thought it was funny and so I made it for the friend who is allowing us to join her for Halloween.

This is just a 10″x48″ pine board that was painted white and the I designed the image using fonts in KNK Studio. I cut the design from vinyl and applied it to the sign.

 

Materials

Wood

Vinyl

Paint

Settings

15″KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 34

Speed 500

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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Happy Fall!

This was another customer request. It is so easy to do, just selecting some fun fonts and sizing each line so that the finished product fits the piece of wood you plan on using.

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

speed  500

Force   36

Materials

12×24 wood

rustoleum 2X paint

vinyl

This plaque was made using wood, paint and vinyl. I painted the plaque and let it dry for 24 hours. I then used Klic n Kut Studio to design the saying. I typed the whole saying and then went line by line and selected the font I wanted for each line. The words pumpkins and cornstalks were made by selecting transform and then fit text to arc. This has to be done prior to breaking path. I then went to arrange and selected break path. I  went back and selected arrange, make path (ctrl/H) for each line. I then made a 12×24 rectangle ,which represented the size of the wood , and started resizing each line to fit where I wanted them. The rectangles are just guides to line up each line. Here is the file for anyone who would like it. It is in KNK format, SVG and MTC

every year I fall for pumpkins