Draw and Cut – Make a Card with Zing and Make the Cut

Photo of layered draw and cut cardSince many people are still using an original Zing/Zing Air and Make the Cut software, I thought I’d give you a little card making inspiration. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make this cute draw and cut card.


  • Red Capped Blade
  • Make the Cut
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Colored Card Stock
  • Fine Sharpie Pen
  • Scoring Board (optional)
  • Paper Trimmer (optional)
  • SVG Line Drawing of your choice (here’s a link to mine)

Settings for Zing and MTC:


  • Force -20
  • Speed – 9 or 10
  • Multicut – 1
  • Offset – 0


  • Force – 160
  • Speed – 9 or 10
  • Multicut – 2
  • Offset – .25

I decided to make a video tutorial for you this time around. It’s my first try so feel free to let me know if you think it is helpful…. or if you’d rather have everything written out instead. (Hopefully I will get a little better with the camera and not cut off the top of my head!)

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About laurie nash

Laurie Nash is a retired Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is also a wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of arts, crafts, and design. She uses Inkscape and Make the Cut for designing. Her KNK Zing keeps her busy cutting, and she is now the proud owner the new KNK Force.

10 thoughts on “Draw and Cut – Make a Card with Zing and Make the Cut

  1. Thanks Laurie. I enjoyed your video. I haven’t used my Zing in sometime. I really need to get back to it. Your cards were really cute. Nice job!

  2. Great cards, great video! I like working with watercolor paper also. We ended up with over 3 feet of snow this weekend in WI, they even cancelled mail delivery.

    • Thanks, Nancy! And… wow…. 3 feet of snow is a lot. Surprisingly, we often get missed when it comes to snow. We are just north of Lake Michigan, and the snow often skips right over the top of us.

  3. you did a great job on the video and the instructions, can i ask does this draw with any line drawing? i have always done a cut but never a draw with the zing and did you just draw the cut lines for the top on this also

  4. Penny,
    It should work for any line drawing that is in SVG format. If you have a line drawing that is a JPG or PNG for instance, it will trace it. In that situation, you will end up with all the lines being traced around, leaving you will double lines. I did draw the cut lines as well. There is a screen shot in the video that shows both cut and draw lines as done in Inkscape. Unfortunately, I could not figure out a way to differentiate the draw lines from the cut lines in MTC. But if you look at the separate layers in the screen shots, you will see that one layer has cut lines, and the other has draw lines.

    I hope I answered your questions.


  5. I love these! I’ve had my Zing for about 4 years but I have used the draw feature much so the video was very helpful so thank you! There’s not a lot of info online about the zing so any new stuff I see makes me happy 😀

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