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#).

Magnet Easter Bunny Note Pad Using Foamy

Magnet Easter Bunny Note Pad Using Foamy, KNK, Force

This is a Magnet Easter Bunny Note Pad Using Foamy that I did to put in the Easter basket of my granddaughter.

What do we need to make this Magnet Easter Bunny Note Pad Using Foamy?

Settings for Groove-e Machine:

  • Blue Blade
  • Force = 25
  • Speed = 150

Steps to make the Magnet Easter Bunny Note Pad Using Foamy:

  1. I traced the face of a Bunny and its hand, then cut the pieces in my KNK machine.
  2. Once, I had all the pieces cut, I shadowed the borders with acrylic paint.
  3. Then, I glued all the pieces together.
  4. Between the last layer and the bunny, I glued little rolls of foamy to make the bunny looks 3D
  5. Finally, I put a magnet at the back of the project so she can place it on the fridge.

Stay tune to this website. My next post will be the step by step on how to make the pen that will compliment this beautiful note pad.

ESPAÑOL

Esta es una libreta de conejito de pascua con imán, que le hice a mi nieta para ponérsela en la canasta de pascua.

Los materiales que necesitamos para hacer esta libretita con imán son:

Ajuste para la KNK Groove-e

  • Cuchilla Azul
  • Force = 25
  • Speed = 150

Paso a Paso:

  1. Primero, tracé la cabeza de un conejito y su brazo y luego corté las piezas en cortador digital KNK.
  2. Una vez tuve todas las piezas cortadas, le dí una sombra a los bordes con pintura acrílica.
  3. Luego, pegué todas las piezas.
  4. Entre la última capa y el conejo, pegué unos rollitos de foamy para que el conejito luciera 3D
  5. Finalmente, Le pegué un imán a la parte tracera para poderlo pegar a la nevera.
  6. Once, I had all the pieces cut, I shadow the borders with acrylic paint.
  7. Then, I glued all the pieces together.
  8. Between the last layer and the bunny, I glued little rolls of foamy to make the bunny looks 3D
  9. Finally, I put a magnet at the back of the project so she can place it on the fridge.

Quédense pendiente a esta página web. Mi próximo proyecto será cómo hacer el bolígrafo que complementará esta hermosa libretita.

Many Thanks

You can never have too many thank you cards, right?

I needed some cards and I needed them quick. I’m a teacher and I am always needing thank you cards. I saw this design at www.lovesvg.com and I knew it would make a perfect card. The problem is, it needed four different colors. I’m starting to use vinyl a whole lot more on my cards. It’s easier to weed and it’s easier to stick and a whole lot less messy. I am sick of seeing my glue marks all over my cards. The vinyl just looks and cuts cleaner.

Anyway, I realized I didn’t have any brown or red vinyl and so I thought, what if I just used markers and colorthe vinyl the colors I wanted it to be? Well, guess what? It works. And it looks pretty good. I used paint pens, the ones that you use for rocks or other surfaces and I used matte white vinyl. I’m not sure if it would work as well on shiny vinyl, but hey, I wasn’t sure this would work and it did.

I did learn it is easier to color after you weed because you can see the image better and you can sort of ink the sides of the cut pieces so you don’t see white after you weed. I did it both ways and this way was clearly better. You do have to wait a bit for the ink to dry and I even thought about giving it a little spray with acrylic to make sure the color sets. I didn’t for these cards, I’ve been rubbing my fingers all over it and none is coming off.

Anyway, I’m sure someone out there has thought of this idea, but it sure worked for me in a pinch today!

Materials

110# cardstock for card base, matte white vinyl and paint pens (I got these off Amazon).

Machine

Zing with SCAL: used vinyl project setting

red blade