To Emri Grace, with Love


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Today’s project is a memories of ‘love’ book for the parents of a new baby girl.  The title of the book is, “To Emri Grace, with love.”The parents will place a photo of their little one inside the front  picture frame plus write little ‘love notes’ to their precious Emri Grace for her to cherish for years to come. It can be a journal entry of –‘precious one, your smile made my heart sing today’–or–‘You are so strong–you stood on your own today!’………making sure to date each entry.

Primary materials  used:

KNK Zing

Make the Cut Software

KNK Zing thick cut blade


spiral notebook (this one is considered to be 5X7)

card stock and cereal box

various ribbon scraps


Xyron Sticker Maker machine

We r Memory Keepers Big bite



straight pin


Today’s project may appear to be more on the advanced side of the spectrum, but with all sincerity, that’s what crafting with the over the top Zing is all about!  Your projects are sure to have the look as if you are a professional.

This is the first time I’ve used my awesome Zing to cut cereal box—can you say ‘one pass’??  I am definitely impressed!!

To view the project tutorial video, please click on the following link:


Thank you for dropping by, we’d love to hear from you plus see what our posts have inspired you to create! Until next time:  HUGE {{{HUGS}}} and be blessed

~Beyond Measure


PS~  Make sure to place a little scrap of paper/card stock in between the ‘frame backing’ and the bottom layer of cereal box so that it leaves an opening to slide your photo inside:)

IMG_0838   Notice that since this is a shabby Chic/ Vintage project, it adds more character if things are not perfect:)




Got treats?

For my project this month, I altered a Folger’s coffee container and turned it into a doggie treat jar.

I used MTC to design the panels (3.5″ x 4.25″) and top (5.25″ circle) and then imported clip art that I found using Google to create the dog and fire hydrant cuts. I used the pixel trace function to do this. For the dog, I copied the resulting cut file, pasted in place to get the same size copy, used Shape Magic to break apart the sections and then removed everything except the outline so I could cut the brown and black portions separately. I cut a small heart with a punch for the tongue and just trimmed to fit. I glued the black part onto the brown using spray adhesive.

The letter was also done in MTC, but that is child’s play. All you need to do is select a font on your computer to make titles.

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