I love making cards, and I make them by the dozen. Besides making them for my mom, sisters, and the “swim club” ( a group of elderly women who swim at the same time my kids swim), I have a big family and need a ton just for my self. My mom and dad had 8 kids, who had 17 kids, who had 19 kids and counting…so I send out cards weekly. :O)
This card was made for a special friend, Colleen, who I meet through the KNK group. When I make a card I find it just as easy to make a dozen at once. Materials
The card base is paper, as is the black background for Hello Kitty. Everything else is vinyl. Using the clear transfer tape makes it simple to line everything up. It was fun and easy to make. Here is the file hello kitty with star balloons It was sized for an A6 card.
As you can see I LOVE to work with Fun Foam. This project is really simple and was great to make with my wonderful KNK Groove-E. The Hello Kitty image is a free file from the MTC Gallery and I added the name of my granddaughter. First I typed out the letters in the font I wanted to use. These letters were to be cut from white. Then I added a yellow outline (Shadow Layer) of the name to put behind the white letters. Then I selected the yellow outline and the Hello Kitty image and made a pink outline (again using Shadow Layer) of both selections together. This resulted in one large background cut for gluing both the Hello Kitty shape and for gluing the yellow outline layer. Then on top of the yellow outline I would add the original white letters.
Before gluing, however, I colored the edges of the fun foam. As you can see, I also added glitter to the edge of the first level of the project and the second and third leyers I just colored with markers of the same color as the fun foam. Then I embelished it with a flower that was cut with my KNK Groove-E. The center of the flower is filled with glitter.
My next project is going to be a centerpiece for a boy baby shower or birthday made out of fun foam!
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These are the decorations that I made for my granddaughter’s room. As you can see, I have been very busy!
The Hello Kitty shapes are from MTC files that I cut in different colors of Fun Foam and embellished with glitter. The flowers were cut from wall vinyl from KNKUSA.COM.
In this case, Hello Kitty is the same file that I used to make the Acrylic Album post. I enlarged the file and cut brown and pink wall vinyl from KNKUSA.COM, the same that was used for the flowers.
The lamp was brown when I bought it, so I changed the color to pink and embellished with Fun Foam that I cut with my TERRIFIC KNK GROOVE-E. I also cut specialty vinyl from KNKUSA.COM, added some ribbon, and then added my final touch, as always, glitter. I love glitter!!!
I bought some ornaments last year on after Christmas clearance. Some were clear and some frosted. I tried the pledge and glitter trick on one and wasn’t thrilled. It was an uglier version of what a store-bought glitter ornament would look like.
Then I tried alcohol ink on a clear ornament. That turned out better but was plain.So when I decided to make personalized ornaments. I used one of the alcohol ink ornaments that I had made as a base. The H on the ornament it CentB font, Harper is PC Dazzle as is the back of the ornament. I like PC Dazzle because it cuts well at any size and weeds well. With the ” H” I scored all of the edges with my exacto knife prior to removing it from the backing. This helped it lay flat on the round ornament.
So that worked for the girls, but what about the boys? Gavin would not like purple. So I made this ornament for him. I stole his face from a My Scrap Chick file.
And then, because I had seen an ornament on-line and said “I can make that” (ask my family how often I say that) I made this Hello Kitty ornament.
All of the ornaments were made by cutting vinyl on my wonderful KNK Maxx. The first two are made with Oracal 631 and the Hello Kitty is Oracal 651 only because I wanted the glossy finish. The vinyl is available at www.knkusa.com.
So, go get those clearance ornaments before they are gone and for about 25 cents you can make some great personalized ornaments for the little ones in your life.