Have you seen those “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters? If not, you might be living under a rock. Just kidding. Maybe.
This month I did a little variation of that:
I could give you some history of the Keep Calm and Carry On posters, but I won’t. I will tell you the font is free here:
You gotta buy it if you want all the little extras, but I just used that free medium version and had some fun:
I used Good ole KNK Maxx 24 for the white vinyl, which I got here. Just so you can see how well the KNK machines do with vinyl lettering, the lettering size on the word “AND” is quarter inch. I’m sure it can do smaller. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to weed anything smaller. With a new blade and the right depth and force, the machine cuts it like butter. I put a rectangle around the words and even though it wastes a little vinyl, I’m able to weed it easily. I also did that in case I want to reverse weed the letters and etch them onto glass or something.
Except for the paper on the teacher card, I got the colored card stock here
The white, kraft, and red from the teacher card came from Joann, whatever their version of paper is.
I originally tried to make this as a print and cut, but can you see how much ink it would use??? It was super simple to cut out on vinyl, weed, pre-mask and stick on the card. I goofed the bicycle card a little bit because I accidentally grabbed masking tape instead of pre mask. Don’t do that.
I got all the little symbols on the top by googling free svg of whatever I was looking for. I don’t think I’m stepping on copyright toes giving my file away as I’m not selling them and neither are you, so it’s all good, right?
And you can use my file as a basis to make any saying you want, like “Keep Calm and Zing ON.” Or something like that.
The .mtc file for these are in my box account (with a couple added surprises not shown here), so go here if you want it. I also fixed a couple things in the file, like Cookie Monster’s eyes and I changed the cupcake one to “eat a cupcake.”
Until next month!