About Barbie469

I am a 3 machine KNK owner. I started with the "Yella Fella" and now own 3 (Groove-e, 24" Maxx and a 15" Maxx). I mainly cut rhinestone designs and vinyl for various projects. I also use it for scrapbooking and cards.

I love tote bags and love to give…

I love tote bags and love to give them as gifts. I love using rhinestones for decorations, but vinyl is also easy.


For the NC State bag, I used a design I had done before and cut it from flocking material. I used Monogram KK font (free from daFont) for the letters, The State logo was from Varsity font. I get tote bags lots of places, but be sure they are canvas and don’t have plastic insides. That melts when you apply your monograms!

Getting ready for next Christmas Where did December…

Getting ready for next Christmas?
Where did December go? I was so busy making gifts that I didn’t get a chance to post. So consider this inspiration for next year! I bought all the “gifts” at Hobby Lobby back in August, so start collecting early! This was a simple metal plaque that I used for a Christmas decoration and a NCSU fan’s plaque. .
Inspired by a sign I saw while shopping, I thought about using the frame with 3 openings, scrapbook paper and vinyl to give inspiration to several friends! . Of course, this idea could be used for any saying, more or less openings, be creative! Great use of frames! I also found a wooden plaque with 3 pegs. So I did the saying “The Stockings Were Hung” from My Vinyl Designer. Then I put the children’s name on the pegs (one has 3 children, one only had 2). I added small stockings with toys for each child. . I did several other things, but don’t want to give everything away! Be on the look out for things that you can use for all kinds of gifts!

Vinyl + Charger Plates = Happy Holidays

Great minds think alike! My November projects were using charger plates. All of the designs came from the MTC software. I’m trying to learn as much about the software as I can and wondered about the “Gallery” button. If you haven’t used it, DO IT! There are some great images that come with the software. For the Thanksgiving ones, I used the turkey outline and the grapes. For the Christmas ones, I used the swirly tree, Christmas word tree and the Christmas candles. There are so many wonerful designs for us to use in the MTC software, I can’t wait to investigate more!

Halloween Treat Jars and pumpkins

Thought I’d share my Halloween project. Thought they turned out very cute. I used small Mason jars I already had, used Lettering Delights files and decorated the jars. Then I filled them with candy for some special people. The pumpkins were from last year. The files are from My Vinyl Designers Halloween collection. All images were cut from vinyl. Happy Halloween All!

3 Ghosts

My favorite thing to do with my KNK software is to scan and trace. The software makes it so easy! One of my first attempts was an acrylic stamp and since then I’m hooked!

For this month’s project, I took a simple stamp

and scanned in just the plastic piece with the black outline of the image to make my cutting files. And since I have to use files in multiple ways, I didn’t stop with the simple scrapbook page:

I also made it into a rhinestone design for a T-shirt:

and for a cute little Trick or Treat canvas bag using iron on vinyl:

Hope I’ve offered some inspiration for the upcoming holidays! If you’ve never tried the scan and trace wizard, why not start today?

All supplies were purchased from KNKUSA except the T-shirt, bag and background paper.