How would I ever teach paper crafting classes without my trusty Klic N Kut? These sweet little Valentine tags were created as a bonus for a Star Mini Book that my teaching partner (Jamie Andersen) and I have coming up next Tuesday. Three little tags that will pop over the top of our book and it give it that unique handcrafted feel. I feel that a little bit of myself goes into each and every project because I created something that is not mass-produced.
Our class project features papers from the Devoted Paper Collection by Carta Bella and my shapes were inspired by this pretty paper line.
Learn how I made the “14” tag by reviewing my Team KNK Imagination post dated September 28, 2012.
The “XO” tag was simple enough. I wanted to have those cool little points on my letters, but didn’t want to purchase a new font. I used the shape tool to create a triangle, duplicated this triangle 4 times and then lined up the triangles and welded them to the center of my X and O. I finished up my design by using the contour object feature to create the shape outline.
The cupid was more difficult and I created it node by node. I really need to learn how to auto trace…but I am amazingly quick at just starting with points, converting to 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.
I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.
Visit my blog to see the Star Book Project that these tags coordinate with and view other things that I created with my Klic N Kut at susan mast designs.
Thank you Jamie Andersen for using your creative talents to embellish these tags!
- Bazzill Phoenix Cardstock 2-245
- Bazzill Walnut Cream Cardstock 8-816
- Bazzill Clear Jewels 303333
- Bazzill Silver Glitter Tape
- Ribbons and Buttons from designer’s stash