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



I love vinyl!

IMG_2637 Good morning !  In Wisconsin we are experiencing a beautiful autumn, my favorite time of year. It is when life starts to slow down a bit and I have more time to spend with my beloved KNK…at least in theory. :~)

Materials used:


14×17 Frame matted to 11×14


Settings on a 15″ KNK Maxx

red blade

40 force

400 speed

Another Pinterest inspired project!  I saw this on Pinterest and loved it. And as with most things I thought “I can do that”. I already had the split letter alphabet from  My Vinyl Designer so the rest was easy. I used Centsb font for the name and date and Hanford Script font for the Mr. & Mrs. If you don’t care to buy the alphabet you can use the ginsu knife feature and split the letter (I use snap to grid to make sure my cut lines are straight). Then make a rectangle the desired size, use the array feature to make sure your 2 rectangles are lined up properly, then weld a rectangle to each half of the letter. Once you get everything in place I use alt 7 to center the name,monogramed letter, date and the Mr. & Mrs. and Ta Da… a split letter monogram! I used Wonder Under to give the burlap some stability.

This makes a great wedding shower, wedding, anniversary, or just because gift. Stay tuned for my next post where I cut PAPER!!!!



Tis the Season

So this morning we woke up to our first significant snowfall. We had about 6″ of snow last night and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The scary thing is, with 2 weeks to go I haven’t written a card, the tree is up but with lights only, and not a girft has been purchased. But, somehow, it will get done. :O)


I have three things to share today. One is a simple ornament that I made using the shape feature in KNK Studio.It is simple circles and for the nose I made a triangle and used the arrange/ convert to polyarc to round it a bit. I cut the circle from coredinations white paper using 90 pressure on my KNK Maxx. I then cut the face from vinyl (available at www.knkusa.com ) using 36 pressure and applied it to the circle. I glued 2 circles together and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a snowflake embossing folder. Add a ribbon and you have a cute little ornament.

The second is a purchased file and I wish I could remember where I purchased it from to give credit. I cut a piece of green burlap and covered the back of a frame with it. Then I cut the file from black vinyl and applied it to the glass of the frame. Such a simple process that could be used in so many ways.

The last thing is something I saw on pintrest. I thought it was neat and knew that I could recreate it in KNK Studio. It was so simple to do and once the file was designed it was a simple matter of cutting it from Vinyl and applying it to a floor tile.

Here’s the Snowman file in KNK, MTC, and SVG formats: Snowman Ornament

And here is the Love tile file, also in KNK, MTC, and SVG formats: Love Is Quote

I hope that each and every one of you have a Merry Christmas filled with love and Family. There are so many people in our KNK world who have become very dear friends, one more reason why I love my KNK Maxx.