I have an adorable little great niece whose name is Lucy and she just celebrated her third Birthday. When it came time to make her Birthday card I pretty much knew what I wanted.
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
Isn’t she cute! I forgot to take a picture of the card I made for Lucy so this is a remake, but Lucy’s card had the number 3 in the balloon. After making this card I tweaked the file so that the dress sleeves were more solid and the top of the dress had no little pieces. Here is the updated file lucy
I know this is a little late, but I’ve been a little behind this year. I’m really into watercolor pencils right now so I used them to make this card. I downloaded the graduation cap from the internet. It was in two parts:
So when I stuck it on the card, I used foam tape for the top part and glued the bottom part right underneath. It’s hard to see that in the card, but I think it gave it a little pop. I use my die cuts and my machine simultaneously. Each has it’s own pros and cons. One pro of using the machine is you can easily set it to duplicate an image and you can cut out a whole sheet of something, which is what I did. Also, you are not limited to the size of the die cuts, with a machine, you can size the image any size you want.
I’m using the same card format for my daughter’s thank you cards, which we are also behind on and need to write… of course, I have to finish putting them together too.
A little hint: if you do make water color cards, they tend to warp when they dry, so it’s a good idea to put them under a heavy book for a day or so. I forgot to do that with this card and it’s a little warped.
I struggle to come up with something different and easy for cards. In our family we have about a dozen birthdays each month. I make all of my own cards and also make cards for my mom. So something simple is great. I came up with this design. I used the ginsu knife to cut a rectangle in half diagonally and used the shape tool for the rest of the design. Because I wanted to use double sided card stock I mirrored one half of .the triangle part of the card. I typed the words I wanted to use for the cards and resized them to fit into the smaller circle. I then cut them from vinyl and applied them to the cards.
Hallmark has wonderful cards, but they don’t personalize the cards the way we can. A friend of ours had a massive stroke right after Christmas. He loves to golf and ride motorcycle, things that are encouraging him to work very hard at his rehab. Shortly after his stroke he celebrated a birthday and a card popped into my head. Dick has a good sense of humor but I decided to “run the card past my husband” before sending it to make sure he thought it would be okay.
15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
It was as simple as cutting the vinyl and applying it to cardstock. Dick loved the card, when he moved from the hospital to a rehab center he took it with him and has it on display.
Snowflake gift tags are perfect for the season! They pretty much go with anything and everything!
Because I really wanted to use a snowflake but I needed some space to write (the main purpose of a tag, you say!), I decided to make it into a ‘peeking’ pocket tag.
The design is adapted from a free file offered by retired Team KNK Designer, Bird. You can get the original snowflakes file from her blog. She is a very talented designer, check out her other files while you’re there!
First, I created the pocket shape, then I welded the snowflake to it. I created an inset shadow layer, trimmed it and added a half circle from basic shapes. I had to use the skew tool to make it fit the available space correctly, as well as a bit of node editing, but I really like how it turned out.
To match my wrapping paper, I chose a metal finish card stock for the inside and Smooth & Silky for the pocket itself. I used a brad to bind the two together and to give me a place to anchor the tag string.
I considered using my KNK to ‘write’ the message but since all of my gifts are hand made this year, I felt like I needed to do that part by hand as well.
Card stock for the inside and outside of the pocket tag