Flower Wrap Card

Hi There fellow KnK-ers!

I thought I’d revisit the style of card I created for the Snow Scene Card I posted here but change it up for a spring/summer look, so instead of snowy buildings and trees I’ve opted for some bright sunny flowers. The card base has a cut away section and wraps around the card insert which then both become the front of your card. The cut file is available at the end of the post 🙂

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 (75 for cutmates)
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Here are all of the elements within the cut file, the 2 green layers were cut from Smooth & Silky Cardstock which is nice and sturdy and all of the other elements were cut from Cutmates which is great for more intricate cuts:

Flower Wrap Card 1

Pic 2. Using wet glue to give me some wiggle room time, I glued the 2 green layers together and popped the flower heads into place. While I had the glue out, I also glued the 3 sun layers together:

Flower Wrap Card 2

Pic 3. I flipped the card over and added one strip of double sided tape along the left edge of the back inside the card:

Flower Wrap Card 3

Pic 4. I folded my insert and lined up the fold line with the left edge of the double sided tape:

Flower Wrap Card 4

Pic 5. You can now fold your card base and add your sun to the top of the insert layer with a 3D foam pad:

Flower Wrap Card 5

Pic 6. With a few enamel dots popped into the middle of the flowers for some extra dimension, my card is finished:

Flower Wrap Card 6

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

Flower Wrap Card by Bird

Flower Wrap Card Cut File by Bird

Spring Birthdays

Hi There fellow KnK-ers!

There are lots of Birthdays in my Family at this time of year so today I have made a Spring Flower card. I turned my card into a Birthday card but with a change of sentiment I think it could be suitable for many other occasions. Cutting the Latticed Daffodil was a breeze as I used CutMates Cardstock, it really is second to none when it comes to more intricate cuts. The Cut File is available at the end of this post 🙂

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

Pic 1. Below are the 3 layers you will find within the Cut File, I cut my card base and card front layer from Smooth and Silky Card then cut my lattice detail layer from Cutmates Card:

Daffodil Card 1

Pic 2. I first adhered the larger layer directly onto my Card Base with double-sided tape:

Daffodil Card 2

Pic 3. Next, I adhered the detail layer with some wet glue to give me some time to wiggle it into perfect placement:

Daffodil Card 3

Pic 4. I cut a simple banner shape then I picked a font from my computer to cut and use as my sentiment. I popped some 3d foam pads behind the ends of the banner to give my card some dimension and with that my card was finished:

Daffodil Card

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

Daffodil Card by Bird

Daffodil Card Cut File by Bird

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!:

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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

Worldwin Cutmates Cardstock

Worldwin CutMates Cardstock is diecutable cardstock which is specifically engineered to cut better in today’s cutting machines. Use CutMates solid coloured cardstock to get clean, crisp cuts in the first pass.  Every time.

CutMates is solid coloured cardstock with a solid core and a weight of approximately 65lb. It comes in a 12 inch x 12 inch sheet size and a wide variety of useful colours.

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Cutmates has a distinctive subtle texture which gives an expensive look and feel to your finished card making and scrapbooking projects.

cutmates 1

Cutmates is the go-to cardstock choice for your intricate cutting designs, it leaves you with clean and crisp results that you can rely on.

The design below is 5.75 inch x 5.75 inch with 625 paths included, my Zing cut it from Cutmates Cardstock perfectly in just one pass.

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Here is the finished project along with a couple of other cards where the use of Cutmates was invaluable:

cutmates

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