Next week…July!

Not sure how it got to be the end of June already! I have so many things I want to do this summer and it seems like the only things that are getting done are the day to day things that need to be done.

This is the time of year that people want teacher gifts, graduation gifts and wedding gifts. I have been busy making all of the above. Living in Wisconsin agriculture is huge and it is a course taught at our local high schools. This was a request for a favorite ag teacher.

The barn yard was a silhouette I found online and converted to a KNK file. I added the teacher’s name to the barn to make it personalized.

Materials

12×16 wood stained barnwood gray

vinyl

clear transfer tape

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 36

Speed 500

It was a simple matter of sanding and staining the wood and letting it dry. I like to let stained wood set as long as possible so I try to have popular sizes stained ahead. I then just chose my fonts and typed the saying. I believe I used magnolia sky for ag teacher. I cut black vinyl and transferred it to the board using clear transfer tape. Not complicated and what a wonderful gift!

You can’t buy love

…but you can rescue it.

I’m all about keeping it real so I’m going to show you my failure. But first, I’m going to show you what I finally ended up with:

I ended up using some of the 12×12 chipboard from KNK USA and gluing some print paper I had and inked the edges. Then I cut the quote out in white vinyl and stuck it on.

Easy, Quick and fun.

Now for the failure:

I cut the image out and reverse weeded it and then stuck it on 8×8 canvas. I used acrylic paint and a foam brush and dabbed the paint on. when I peeled the vinyl off, I was left with this. I was ready to cry because it took me forever and what was in my mind was definitely not what I created.

I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I was very disappointed that it didn’t work.

Any suggestions, please let me know. I’ll have to go to my good friend Google and see what she says (yes. Google is a girl in my mind!)

Machine/Software Used:

KNK Zing, red blade, vinyl settings

SCAL 5/Macbook Pro

Materials

8×8 canvas

paint – acrylic

vinyl (from my Dad’s stash… it was probably old and maybe didn’t stick well.)

12×12 chipboard cut into 8×8

Personalized Favor Ribbon Using ThermoFlex Plus (Video)

Personalized Favor Ribbon Using ThermoFlex Plus (Video)

Personalized Favor Ribbon Using ThermoFlex Plus to be attached to our party favors. This ribbon will show some information about our events, like the date and the reason for the even.

This Personalized Favor Ribbon Using ThermoFlex Plus is very simple to make and you can make multiple of them at once.

VIDEO

Materials that I used to make these Personalized Favor Ribbon Using ThermoFlex Plus were:

Settings to cut the ThermoFlex PLUS

Groove-e:

  • Blade = Red
  • F = 6
  • V = 150

Instructions:

  1. After cutting your information using your digital cutting machine, weed the vinyl
  2. Then, place the baking paper on top of your ribbon and pass the iron on top to take out any humidity that it can have
  3. Now, place the vinyl at the end of each side of your ribbon and cover it with the baking paper.
  4. After that, press it for 15 seconds
  5. After the 15 seconds pass, remove the backing paper
  6. Now the Ribbon is ready to be attached on any party favor you have.

ESPAÑOL (VIDEO)

Cinta personalizada utilizando el material ThermoFlex plus para ser adjuntada a nuestros recordatorios de fiestas. Esta cinta mostrará alguna información de nuestro evento, como la fecha y la razón del evento.

Esta cinta personalizada utilizando el material ThermoFlex plus es muy fácil de hacer y puedes hacer muchas de ellas al mismo tiempo.

Materiales utilizados para hacer esta cinta Personalizada fueron:

Ajustes para Corta el material ThermoFlex PLUS

  • Grove-e
  • Cuchilla = Roja
  • F = 6
  • V = 150

Instrucciones:

  1. Luego de cortar la informacion utilizando tu cortadora digital, procede a remover el exceso de vinil.
  2. Luego, ubica el papel para hornear encima de la cinta y pasale la plancha para remover cualquier humedad que esta pueda tener.
  3. Ahora, ubica el vinil a cada extremo de la cinta y cubrelo con el papel para hornear.
  4. Luego de esto, presiona por 15 segundos con la plancha
  5. Luego de que los 15 segundos hayan pasado, remueve el papel protector del vinil
  6. Ya la cinta está lista para adjuntarse a cualquier recordatorio de fiestas que tengas.

Thank a Teacher

I apologize for being late. I’ve been sick for three days. Finally seem to be on the mend so I was able to get into my craft room.

I know. I did a teacher thank you card last month. But then my favorite “go to” site www.lovesvg.com posted this design and I knew I had to use it.

I cut it out in red and green vinyl and reverse weeded it (and even used the hearts! It was easy, quick and done in no time at all. That’s my kind of card. These are 4.25 x 5.5 cards. I’m thinking I need to give one to my substitute today. Apparently my fish tank picked today of all days to overflow.

Machine/Software Used

Zing: red blade, vinyl setting; SCAL 5

Materials

red vinyl, green vinyl, card stock (white 60#, kraft 120#).