Decorating Sam’s Classroom for Halloween

Halloween Montage

This is the first time I’m posting a project that I didn’t have much to do with. However, I did volunteer to write up the post. 🙂

My assistant, Gabriella Lex, was asked by a friend who teaches a 5th grade class, to help decorate the classroom for Halloween. Gabriella pulled out her KNK Zing, opened up Make The Cut and had a great time creating some fun Halloween decorations suitable for a classroom.

Materials Used
KNK Zing
Make The Cut
Cardstock – black, orange, purple, yellow, green, white
POW Glitter Paper – black
Patterned Paper My Mind’s Eye – “Happy Haunting”
Buttons
Various Adhesives
Googly Eyes
White Uniball Signo pen
Thin ribbon for hanging

Settings
Cutting on a Zing:
F = 90; Speed = 10/10; Red capped Zing blade, 1 pass, Offset: 0.35

Drawing with white pen:
F = 30; Speed = 10/10; 2 passes; Offset = 0

Instructions

1. Gabriella used MTC’s Pixel Trace function to convert various images into cutting files. Here is a link to download the file (in MTC and KNK formats) for the various shapes shown above.

2. She then sized and cut out all shapes (except for the bones) using the Zing. The bats wings were cut from POW Glitter paper.

3. For the lettering on the bones, Gabriella used the free font Kristen ITC. Then she used a Uniball white pen mounted in a pen holder made using Michele Harvey’s technique in this prior Team KNK Post. She used the Zing to draw the lettering first and then had the bone shape cut out around the lettering. In this case, it was necessary to use WYSIWYG mode so that the bones and the lettering remained aligned.

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4. Finally, after photographing all of her pieces here, she gathered up these dozens of items and headed over to Sam’s classroom on Friday at lunchtime to get everything put up!

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Again, here’s the file with the various Halloween shapes for cutting! Hope you can use them in your Halloween decorations this season!

Halloween Shapes in MTC and KNK Formats