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KNK, Vinyl, personalized, T-shirt

My son is playing on the football team for his school. I am so proud of him that I decided to support him by making some T-shirts with his name. I made a T-shirt for all my family to wear to his game! LOL. Even my granddaughter, who is only nine months old, was supporting him.

This is very simple to do. What you will need:

1. KNK

2. Iron-On Transfer Vinyl

3. Iron or Heat Press

4. MTC or KNK Studio

Procedure:

Design your own artwork in MTC or KNK Studio and cut it with your KNK cutter machine. IMPORTANT: because you cut iron-on with the adhesive side up, remember to mirror your lettering and shapes before cutting. Also, you only cut through the vinyl layer, and not through the thick shiny, heat-protection layer.

Pre-heat your shirt for 2 seconds with your iron or heat press. Then, follow the vinyl manufacturer’s instructions on how to apply the vinyl. I used iron-on vinyl from knkusa.com, and because my heatpress machine is Celsius instead of Fahrenheit, I used 180C for 15 seconds and it worked great.

And because we also had to take a chair to the game, I decided to make some for it, too! LOL

 

KNK, chair, Chair, cover, KNK, vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To apply to a chair, follow the same procedure that you use for shirts, however, for this type of material, you can NEVER use the big regular heat press because it will melt your chair. I used the manual iron sold at knkusa.com (currently out of stock), and you have to be very careful with the pressure and the amount of heat applied so your chair does not melt.

But your final project will be amazing!!!

Finally, my inspiration to make this project: my handsome and my very special football player EVER, whom I LOVE so much. God Bless him!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Party Favor Wand

Hello Kitty, KNK, This is a Kitty Princess Wand that I made as a party favor for my granddaughter’s birthday. It is really simple to make.

Materials:

12″ x 12″ Chipboard, Skewers, KNK Groove-e, Ribbon, Glitter, Fun Foam, Paint, Glue, MTC File (The Hello Kitty is a file from the MTC online gallery)

Directions:
Download and open the Hello Kitty file in MTC. Cut the background/shadow layer from chipboard and the rest of the shapes from Fun Foam. Paint the chipboard as desired. I painted mine pink. Once it is dry, cover the entire piece with glue and paste the Fun Foam shapes onto the chipboard, using the file in MTC as a guide for placement. Next, apply glitter to all areas that do not have Fun Foam but still have glue exposed. Cover the skewer with ribbon and glue to the back of the chipboard piece. Make a separate ribbon bow and glue to the front of the skewer.

Chipboard, knk, Kitty, Chipboard, knk, groove-e, KNK, groove-e, chipboard, fun foam

 

 

 

Christmas Gifts

Personalized Christmas Gifts easy to make. Click on each photo for a full size view of the project.

 

Those christmas gift were made with glass, etching, and some embellishments like candles, candies and teddy bears. I used my KNK Groove-e to cut the name of the person who will receive the gift. The name of the font used is Captain Howdy.

Here are some tips I recommend for doing these kinds of projects:

  • The part of the vinyl that you remove to make the etching stencil can then be used on something else, such as the candle.
  • Embellish your candle as desired and then wrap the candle with wax paper. Heat it with a heat gun but do not put the heat gun too close to the candle. This will melt the candle just a little bit, so the embellishment looks to be inside the candle.
  • Inside the etched glass, you can put some candy or a candle or also you can make a chocolate lollipop and prepare an arrangement, as I did with some of the gifts.

These Christmas gifts are easy, fast, and fun to make. Some ideas for your last minute gifts!

Acrylic Cover Album or home decor

 

 

 

This is an acrylic sheet that was engraved with my KNK Groove-E using the green capped engraving tool. I used these setting: Velocity = 600 and Force =140.

In KNK Studio, you send the image to the cut window and before you cut, right click on the Banner Fill icon. Then, make the following settings; Pen Diameter = .02000, Fill Style = S-Sweep, Fill Overlap = .01500 75% and Fill Angle = 45. Don’t think that I am super brilliant, LOL, the honor is for Sandy who taugh me that in the Tampa Retreat. THANK YOU SANDY, AGAIN I love the results.

 

After I engraved everything, I painted with acrylic and fabric paint. The glitter is glue it with decoupage medium glue.

Thank You Note and Keepsake

 

 

I am going to be Grandma for first time! I can’t beleive it and I am soooo happy and I am making a lot of things for the Baby Shower of my daughter-in-law. It’s going to be a GIRL, so I already started making the Invitations, the Thank You notes, and the favors. This is what my post is about.

The Thank You note that you see was made with vellum paper, cardstock, ribbon, a paper flower, and vinyl. Using my TERRIFIC Groove E and the engraving tool, I engraved the vellum, (F=60 and V=300). Then I changed the engraving tool for the red cap blade to cut the vellum. After it was cut, I cut one of the borders with a decorative scissor. Then I cut cardstock with the same shape of the vellum and painted just the border of the card stock. The word “Thank you” was made with vinyl and I cut it with the red cap blade (F=25 and V=150). Then I embellished with ribbon and paper flower.

 

KEEPSAKE USED FOR PARTY FAVOR

 

 

 

 

 

For the keepsake, I made everything exactly as explained above but in miniature size. Instead of writing the word “Thank You” I wrote the name of the baby, which is going to be “Carlea” and put that inside a box frame that I decorated with the colors of the baby shower.