So Blessed…

I think those of us who own a KNK or Zing and are able to use it on a regular basis know that we are blessed. :O) I have fun doing the simplest little things.

Every year I make stickers to put on my calendar to help remind me of important Birthdays. I have a large family, 7 siblings, most who have spouses, kids, grandkids…and I like to send them all cards. So the reminders on the calendar are helpful. Last year I did balloons, this year hearts. You can cut a ton of them on a small piece of vinyl and when weeded they become stickers. If you don’t want to put them on your calendar you can make them and make your kids or grandkids happy with some inexpensive stickers that they can use to create. This heart is the perfect heart and can be used for many things. Here is the file team knk heart

IMG_3698 IMG_3697 IMG_3699 Materials Used



15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

force 45

speed 450


And here is one of the Birthday cards that I made. My dear friend Colleen sent me some colored twine. When I saw this card on Pintrest I knew I had to make it to use the twine to make her Birthday card! If I knew how to do a print and cut (some day!) I would have done that. But there are 50 ways to avoid learning how to do a print and cut. I cut the white part of Snoopy from white cardstock and then cut the black part from vinyl and applied it to the cardstock!  The background was run through my Cuttlebug. The joys of being a KNK owner are indeed endless. Here is the card file snoopy card





15″ KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 45 for vinyl

100 for cardstock

Speed 450

Another Swim Club card

When I first started making cards I was always “on the hunt” for either the stamp or the punch that I could use for making a card that I saw online that I wanted to replicate. Now, nothing makes me happier than to see a card on Pinterest and realize I have everything that I need to make that card…my KNK Maxx!  I recently boxed up all of my stamps and a variety of other supplies that I haven’t used in a long time and gave them to my niece. She is a stay at home mom who just moved to a different state with her husband and 3 little kids because of a job opportunity for her husband. I hope that she will enjoy making cards as much as I do! One thing that I have mentioned before is I HATE stamping. Maybe because I so seldom do it, I am not good at it. It drives me crazy to mess up a card with a sloppy stamp. So I use KNK Studio to design my “stamp” and then I either send it to Word and print it, or I cut it from vinyl. pinterest card

This is the card I saw on Pinterest…this is the card I made.


Materials used

Coredinations Paper


KNK Maxx



15″ KNK Maxx

Red blade

120 force

400 speed

I cut the card from Coredinations paper. The black gift was  cut from the Black Magic collection. When you emboss it and sand it another color pops through. I printed the Happy Birthday on white Coredinations paper. I then cut the gifts with my KNK Maxx and ran them through my Cuttlebug. Such a cute, simple card! I did cut the Happy Birthday from vinyl to test it and it cuts just fine!

Enjoy the file! 5×7 Birthday card Gifts