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My daughter is new to the KNK world so when she wanted to cut heat transfer vinyl she came to visit. She had found a free svg file that she liked. Here is the link to that file. It was near and dear to her heart because for years we had two llamas, Leo and Alf.

The picture doesn’t do it justice. The entire image, other than the black base layer is glitter vinyl. It is adorable in person.

Remember to mirror the image if making this file with HTV.

 

 

Materials

Glitter flex II heat transfer vinyl

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 45

Speed 400

Multicut 2

Picture Christmas Tree Ornament Decoration Using KNK Force PNC


Picture Christmas Tree Ornament Decoration Using KNK Force PNC

I used a picture of my granddaughter when she was a baby to create a Christmas Tree Ornament. With the KNK Force PNC function, my Picture Christmas tree Ornament Made a Unique and Special Decoration that glowed with personality. Normal ornaments while shiny, do not really have any “meaning.” I wanted the Christmas tree to tie into my family, and what better way to do that than just making them part of the tree.

Picture Christmas Tree Ornament Decoration Using KNK Force PNC

Materials:

Settings:

  • Blade = Red
  • BT = 1
  • P= 1
  • CD = 60
  • CS= 20

Instructions:

  1. I opened the picture that I wanted to use in SCAL4.
  2. Then, I created a round shape that is the same size as the ornament, to work as a guide in cutting the picture.
  3. Follow the instructions in the PNC Chapter of the User Manual (Chapter 11)
  4. Once the picture was cut, I rolled it in order to be able to put it inside the Christmas ornament
  5. Then, I made a bow with a piece of ribbon, and another bow with a piece of tulle to attach them to the Christmas ornament.

Deco FILM® Paint FX


Cool weather is finally arriving in Florida and I wanted to embellish a long sleeve t-shirt for Thanksgiving Day. Finding fall colors this time of year is nearly impossible, everything is already Christmas in the stores! I did snag a lovely purple top and wanted something shimmery but not too sparkly for my design. Deco FILM® Paint FX was perfect! This heat transfer vinyl comes in six beautiful metallic colors. The effect is a soft shimmer. And it is thinner than regular HTV molding to the fabric, so the designs look screen painted rather than laying on the surface. Wish it came in all the colors!

Materials

Deco FILM® Paint FX  I used the Champagne color.

T-shirt

Maxx Air Settings

KNK Zing/Zing Air/Maxx Air Standard Material Detail Blade

Force = 42, Speed = 200, Blade Offset = .25, Blade Height = 25

Process Details

This vinyl cuts just like every other heat transfer vinyl, minimal blade exposure, mirror the design, weed the negative and carrier side adhered to the mat. The weeding was super easy, comes up cleanly and with little effort.

Heat press with a firm pressure at 310°F – 330°F for 17 to 20 seconds. Then remove carrier sheet while warm, and with a Teflon® or parchment paper covering the design, repress for 2 seconds.

Deco FILM® Paint FX is a great alternative to the glitter metallic heat transfer vinyl products, for when you want a subtler shimmer and shine. Love it!

Give Thanks

Well hello there KNK-ers!

I seem to be on a banner kick, so I bring you yet another one.

These pictures are horrible. I totally procrastinated and it’s dark and believe it or not, I took these in my dim living room with no flash. I’m actually impressed with this little Canon camera I bought a couple months ago, and considering my lighting conditions are horrible, these pictures could be a lot worse.

Materials:

12×12 chipboard

recollections paper

DCWV thanksgiving/halloween stack

font: merit

leaves: www.lovesvg.com 

I used the leaves from the harvest designs and I ran them through the fiskers to give the leaves some texture and then inked them with some brown and green inks.

I wish I had prettier ribbon, but I didn’t have anything on hand, so I used jute.

Machine:

Zing, red blade 10/10

Until next time!

 

 

Christmas Tree-t Box

At the shop we are getting ready for people to make their Christmas projects.  In fact we have sold out of several bolts of Christmas themed fabrics already.  To help people make some projects and to give them the tools to work with we are having an event next week where they will be making several items.  As a thank you for participating in the event, the coordinator asked me to make something in which she could put some small gifts for each person.  I remembered a Christmas tree shaped box that would be perfect for this purpose.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Green and Dark Brown

Double Sided Scrapbooking Tape 1/8″ wide

Clear plastic sheets

Scrapbook glue

Settings:

Machine used:  KNK Force, Red cap standard material blade, 2 passes, Starting Depth – 35, Ending Depth – 45, Cutting Speed – 40, Blade offset – Red Blade, Blade Tension – 1.75

Additional Information:

When I made the sample box, I was not happy with how the trunk of the tree turned out.  The tree and trunk were joined together and the trunk just was too cumbersome and wouldn’t cooperate and stay together.  Since the opening flap of the box is the bottom of the tree it was going to cause problems when people were opening and closing the box.  I decided to make the trunk a separate piece and to glue it to the bottom flap.  That also gave me an opportunity to make the trunk a different color which I think looks better than having the whole box one color.

Here is a picture of the unassembled parts:

No, those are not chocolates on the right side of the picture.  They are the little boxes which are the trunks of the trees.  There is an unassembled one at the top right.  When the box is assembled, the flaps are at the top (open edge) of the box and are inserted into a slot in the fold on each side of the bottom flap.  The flaps are then attached to the adjacent box parts with double sided tape.  The small round holes near the peak of the box are for attaching a ribbon for decoration.  The triangular pieces at the bottom right are the plastic which is the ‘window’ in the box.

Each side of the box measures about 5 1/2″ so it is big enough for a few sewing related goodies.  It could also hold an assortment of other types of treasures.  Maybe even chocolates.