And Here’ssssssssssss Frankie!

Link to last week’s post for the Witch

Link to Monday’s post for the Reaper

I’ve been busy in my laboratory (a.k.a. craft studio) creating Halloween files for a Spooktacular week of giveaways! Core’dinations and Team KNK are teamed up to celebrate the coming holiday with you.


The Halloween files I created specifically for use with Core’dinations card stock available in AI, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, and WPC.


Core’dinations – Black Magic card stock

Team KNK- $50 KNK USA gift certificate

Cuttin’ Up Designs – $20 gift certificate to my part of the store at VDBC

What you need to do:

Post a comment on Team KNK and post a comment to the Team KNK Halloween images on Core’dinations’ blog or Facebook page – that’s it. Pretty simple, eh? After the hectic week of Homecoming, I need simple!  We’ll match up those comments on Friday and post the winners next Monday!

Without further ado, here is my newest file:  Frankie

Here are some close ups with tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

In this picture I did not cut deep enough so the black paper did not peel well.

Here you can see the cut lines are more pronounced, this will make for a good peeling. Note: I only adjusted blade height, not speed or force.

I’ve started peeling away a larger area. At the top I pulled the sections between ‘stitches’ until I could grab the section and then peel downward.

I love it when the picture starts ‘appearing’!!!

The font I selected is again a very difficult one to weed, but with practice it becomes much easier.

Here I will present a new trick: See that frazzled piece of paper under the ear? Use a small piece of sandpaper to gently sand it away.

It disappeared! I also sanded the neck to show shadow from the face.

And here is Frankie backlit with a spotlight:

Sorry, the free file is no longer available.

You’ll notice in the cutting file you can actually peel out the line of trim around his head and leave the background in black for a different ‘look’ (see below).

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

35 thoughts on “And Here’ssssssssssss Frankie!

  1. do u always cut on the black side of the paper. I know that is probably a dumb question but if u cut on the colored side would u not get the same effect just in color.

    • You are correct. There are many more layers of color fibers, while the black layer is very thin. If we cut it on the colored side, you would not be able to see the black.

  2. I love your projects sooo scary, but really very usable for many other ideas!!! Thank you so much

  3. You have outdone yourself with Frankie. That light behind really makes him eerie…and so very Halloween. The comment is so darn funny. I love it. Another piece de resistance, Michele.

  4. Thank you so much for a great file and excellent article. I really appreciate that you can do the same image two ways. Very nice.

  5. I have really enjoyed the posts of Halloween stuff. Michele, you’ve surpassed my Halloween expectations. Thanks so much for sharing the files. I just need to get the paper and I’m going to be on a roll.

  6. Oh this week was so much fun! Thanks to everyone for all the great comments, support, ideas from the Halloween Core’dination projects. I’d love to see your projects created with this technique; looking forward to trying out the lantern idea myself. I can’t wait to learn who the winners are on Monday!!!! Good luck to all!

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