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



Happy First Birthday!

first birthday plaque

A customer sent me this picture from Pinterest and wanted to know if I could duplicate it using vinyl for her daughter’s first birthday photo session. Yikes…I should be able to do this, right? So I grabbed one of my trusty cabinet doors from ReStore and painted it black using Rustoleum painters 2X  spray paint…took about 5 minutes including the search for the right sized door. Designing took a bit longer. I always struggle picking out the right font, and then organizing everything so it fits properly. But I love KNK Studio and how it allows you to design awesome projects with ease!

IMG_2251 The whole project was made using vinyl available at  KNK USA. Using my KNK Maxx I usually use around 40 pressure for cutting vinyl.

Another simple Pinterest project was a crayon case to keep in your purse to keep the little ones occupied away from home. It called for a plastic soap container crayons and a post it pad.  You put the post it pad on one side of the case and crayons in the other and they have an instant art kit away from home. Well, the soap container I bought was too narrow for a post it pad but I thought crayons were better than nothing. :O) I used my KNK Maxx to cut the grandkids names and put them on the holder.

IMG_2325 Not sure which is more fun. my KNK or the grandkids.