About bartlettpair

Born and raised in Texas to two really awesome parents, the Lord decided it was time for my immediate family and I to "head 'em up and move 'em out!" to beautiful Wyoming. ~ Oh give me a home---where the buffalo roam---and the deer and the antelope play! That was almost 12 years ago. My studmuffin sweetheart and I have been married for 23 uber awesome years:) Our over the top son is 22 and our amazing daughter is 19. I so enjoy creating of all sorts---but over the past few years, I've developed such a love/passion/heart for creating (paper/metal/vinyl crafting --primarily cards) to bless others.

 To the glory of our Lord Jesus, I am so very thankful, humbled, and honored to say that I am blessed Beyond Measure and I want that for you, too.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

Welcome and thank you so very much for visiting the Team KNK design team blog on this most wonderful day of the year!!  We all value you and hope that your day is blessed with great fun, family, love, food, and last but not least, wonderful crafting inspiration!

I felt that it was a bit late to do a Christmas project and sensed that I should do a fun n easy card celebrating the New Year!  Well–fun’ n easy when using the following materials.



Materials Used:

Add a Little Dazzle metal sheet

Sanding block or nail file

Micro Fiber cloth

DCWV silver glitter  and eggplant/black metallic card stock

Silver glitter ribbon

Scrap Happy Glue (Rubber Cafe’)

Stampendous Vintage silver hologram glitter

A computer

The KNK Zing cutting machine

Make the Cut digital cutting software

KNK Zing embossing tool

KNK Zing regular blade

Force for embossing: 93

Speed for embossing: 10

Force for cutting metal: 83

Speed for cutting metal:  10 (I think you should slow it at least to 9)

2 passes when embossing

Instructions to recreate project:

Step one: Open Make the Cut cutting software and choose a few different fonts that you like.  I used the following fonts: Bergamot Ornaments, Chalkboard, a song for Jennifer, Cursif, and Chalk-hand-lettering-shaded_dem

Step two:  Type the text in the add text box, size, shape, and design focal. (metal embossing)

Step three:  Select focal and create ‘shadow’ for cut line. (metal)

Step four:  Select shadow and create rectangles for ‘mat’ and card foundation. (basic shapes) (Cut card stock)

Step five:  Select entire focal including emboss design and shadow cutting line–click on ‘mirror’. You need to mirror your image because you will emboss not he wrong (silver) side of the metal.  Deselect (close eyes) all images except for your emboss design.

Step six:  Prepare cutting mat with rubber like shelf liner–this allows the metal to ‘stretch’ as you emboss. Install embossing tool.  Attach metal sheet—colored side down –with painters tape and ‘cut’–emboss.  When finished DO NOT move project— exchange the embossing tool for the cutting blade.

Step seven:  Close eye to only cut the shadow line—cut.  The Zing cuts metal like butter. Remove and gently sand right side to reveal silver. Gently wipe away ‘dust’ with microfiber cloth.  Next highlight different areas of the design with the Scrap Happy glue and sprinkle with Stampendous silver Vintage hologram glitter.

Step eight:  Cut mat/foundation card stock, and ribbon

Step nine:  Adhere ribbon to mat

Step ten: Adhere metal to mat atop of ribbon ( I used the Scrap Happy glue by Rubber Cafe’, double sided adhesive sheets from Oriental Trading do super, too)

Step eleven:  Adhere metal embossed focal and mat atop card foundation.

Step twelve: Smile!! You did it!! Congratulations!! I can hear the angels singing!!

I apologize for no video or step by step photos.  My iMovie decided that it wanted to take a vacation on Christmas eve,  but even so,  I KNOW you can ROCK this technique!!  I’d love to see your creations! I pray you you have the most stellar Christmas ever!  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!  HUGE {{{HUGS}}} and be blessed

~Beyond Measure



Faux Sure!!

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Team KNK designers site!  I am so very thankful for you and hope that you’ll have the most blessed Thanksgiving ever:)

The inspiration for today’s project was a drawer that a very gifted designer had embellished/transformed with a lovely stencil and embossing paste. I so fell in love with it and thought,”SURE-ly there’s a way that this technique can be re-created with my over the top Zing cutting machine!” Super easy, fun, and contagious!!


Materials used:

Tim Holtz~ Tonic Scissors, (Ranger) Heat-it Tool, Ideal-o-logy Composer Tissue, Distress Stain- bronze, gold

 Klik-n-Kut~ Zing electronic cutting machine, Regular blade

Make the Cut cutting software

Mod podge~ Matte

Stampendous~  Frantage (shabby chic collection) embossing enamel

Tattered Angels~  Bronze glimmer mist

Viva Decor~ Paper Pen White opal

Xyron~ Sticker Maker Machine

*Hot glue

*Paint—cream/ iridescent white/ bronze

*Paper towel




*Scripture paper scraps

*Straight pins

*Water mister

*White Card stock

Please click on the link below to view the Faux Sure tutorial video.


You will want to try this technique to create, cards, gifts, ornaments, home decor, and more. I am super excited to find yet another way to create with my over the top KNK Zing cutting machine. And I think you’ll catch the excitement, Faux Sure!!! Until Christmas Day…………be blessed

~Beyond Measure




Have I lost my noodle?

I shoulda had a V-8!! Or have I lost my noodle?? Either way I so wanted to give you inspiration to use something that is not of the norm to create a lovely Thanksgiving decor item for the front door. My first inspiration was the beautiful cereal box lettering that you can design in the awesome Make the Cut software and cut on the over the top KNK Zing. And my second inspiration was this wreath that you can purchase at Williams-Sonoma for $99.95, or not……….



Materials Used to create wreath:

Burlap fabric

Ceramic Pumpkins (Dollar Tree 10)

Cereal Box


Duct Tape

Fine Glitter

Floral Moss (Dollar Tree)


Hot Glue Gun/sticks

KNK Zing Cutting Machine

Make The Cut Software

Straight Pins

Swim ‘Noodle’


The settings for cutting cereal box on the KNK Zing:

Thick Blade (sharp)

Force: 93

Speed: 8  up: 10


Please click on the following You Tube link below to view a complete Team KNK video tutorial on how to create a lovely Thanksgiving Wreath.



Thank you so very much for stopping by for another Team KNK Tutorial. We would LOVE to see and or hear of projects that you’ve created with a KNK product that was inspired by our design team. You are irreplaceable!!!  HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}}  be blessed

~Beyond Measure



Everything’s coming up Roses……Flowers……



Welcome and thank you so very much for dropping by TeamKNK where everything’s coming up roses, roses and flowers that is–for me and for YOU! I here a song comin’ on 🙂

Today’s tutorial is how to use the amazing Make the Cut Software and the over the top KNK Zing electronic cutting machine to accomplish a shabby chic home decor project.   Using the two you can create these beautiful flowers that adorn the altered paintbrush door hanger. This paintbrush was one of those that had gone past the point of no return—I know you’ve had one of those!!  You will also learn a fun, easy n’ frugal technique to create a crackle paint effect.

Click the following link to view tutorial video:


When cutting flowers with the over the top Zing, I normally cut more than needed so that I’ll have some in my stash for a future creative venture:) You can use these flowers to adorn MANY different projects: picture frames, mint tins, cards, banners, hair clips, pins, and wreaths to name a few.

I would love to see and or hear of your projects that we may have inspired you to create on your MTC and KNK Zing! Have a super blessed September!! YOU are so special.  Until next month… be blessed

~Beyond Measure




Cut It Out!!!


Hello and Welcome to the Team KNK designers blog. We are so thankful to get to inspire you in the land of the amazing Make the Cut Software and Klik n Kut electronic cutting machines.

Today’s project was created by Tammy who is not only a part of our Team KNK designers but is also a Zumba Fitness instructor. She LOVES helping people.

Aw shucks!! CUT IT OUT!!  🙂  I am so very thankful to have the privilege of using the amazing Make the Cut cutting Software and the over the top Klik n’ Kut Zing electronic cutting machine. I had already cut deep armholes into my shirt along with trimming off the hem, but it really needed a little bit more interest.  Enter stage left—the over the top KNK Zing and the amazing MTC cutting software to the rescue!!

Click on the link below to learn this easy but gratifying technique!



Thank you so very much for coming by, watching and sharing your designs with us:) We hope to have inspired you to go beyond in your crafting:)  be blessed

~Beyond Measure