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!

Seashell Cupcake Wrappers – Free Cutting Files


These cupcake wrappers were designed for a beach wedding. The files were created in the KNK Studio software. The paper used is scrapbook paper. The picks were created by cutting a seashell double then folding in in half and glueing it to a toothpick. In order to emphasize the detail cut lines in the wrappers and picks I wanted to chalk them and to make sure the “chalk” was food safe, I used cinnamon. Using the KNK Studio software I can create cupcake wrappers with any theme, including names, that I want.

To download these new cupcakewrappers, locate the Cupcake Seashell files here:

Cupcake_Seashell in KNK Format

Cupcake_Seashell in SVG Format

Cupcake_Seashell in AI Format

Additional cupcake wrappers can be seen at:

Vinyl Graduation Tile


Graduation Tile

Graduation Tile

I love to make personalized gifts, something they can’t get anywhere else. This tile was designed in KNK Studio. The vinyl is Oracal 631 indoor vinyl. When I make tiles I wipe the tile down with rubbing alcohol. Then I use a pencil and make lines on my tile so that when I apply the vinyl it is straight on the tile. I apply the vinyl using clear transfer tape so that I can see exactly where the vinyl is going. This is especially important when layering vinyl. Once the vinyl is applied just go over the pencil lines with the alcohol wipe and the lines disappear! The background paper and the picture were applied using Modge Podge. I recently read where you can use iron on fabric transfer paper, print your picture, and then iron it on to your tile. Sounds easier than modge podge. :O)