Take Me Out to the Ballgame

We have some very dear friends that we have spent a week with in the spring the past few years.  The guys spend most of the week attending Spring Training baseball games.  Us ladies spend our time crafting, shopping and visiting.  Of course that includes using and learning more about our KNK electronic cutters.  When it was time to send birthday greetings to the husband of the couple recently, it seemed only fitting to send a baseball themed card.

Card Front

Card Front


Card Inside

Card Inside

Materials Used:

Cardstock – red and white

Scrapbook Paper – baseball print

Glossy Photo Paper

Double sided adhesive tape

Foam Pop-Dots


KNK 15″ Maxx Air

Cardstock:  Standard Materials Blade – Red Cap  Force – 50, Speed – 150, Blade Offset – .35, 1 pass

Glossy Photo paper:  Standard Materials Blade – Red Cap Force – 60, Speed – 80, Blade Offset – .35, 1 pass

Instructions, etc.:

Basically this is a larger version of the Little Card that I posted in April of this year.

I enlarged the card and heart that I used for the Little Card.  I also modified the heart so the top edge was circular.  The baseball on the front of the card, the stadium and the baseballs on the inside of the card were print-and-cut items.  The score lines on the stadium piece were added manually since they are scored from the back side of the panel rather than the front.  The baseball was secured to the front of the card with foam Pop-Dots so it would be raised above the surface of the card front.  Double sided adhesive tape was used to layer the white cardstock and baseball print papers on the front of the card and to secure the baseballs and the stadium on the inside of the card.

The photo in the Little Card post shows the placement of the stadium inside of the card.  The center fold of the stadium is placed on the center fold of the card.  The point of the stadium is near the bottom of the card and the folds towards the top of the stadium are almost at the top of the card.  Thus when the card is folded, the stadium is completely concealed inside so it is a bit of a surprise when it pops up as the card is opened.  Adhesive should be placed only on the lower portions of the stadium that are below the side-to-side fold lines.

The baseball on the front of the card is printed on glossy photo paper and the stadium picture and the baseballs inside of the card were printed on regular white cardstock.  The white cardstock and baseball print scrapbook paper were cut manually.

Use the link below to download the cutting files for this card.

Baseball Card Cut Files_JudyKay



Age Pop-Up Inserts

Hi There fellow KNK-ers!

As I mentioned last week, I have one of those big Birthdays ending in ‘0’ coming up in my Family soon so I thought it would be fun to use my Zing to make a pop-up card of their age.

I have done my best to make a pop-up card insert to cover each of the big milestone ages for you today. Although they can be used inside any card I also have a card front for you which can be used with any of the inserts. Both cut files are available for you at the end of the post 🙂

I cut all of my elements from Worldwin Cutmates Cardstock, I wouldn’t normally use Cutmates for a card base but as I will be attaching an extra layer inside, it will be plenty sturdy enough.

I used my Zing with Make the Cut software. My settings were:

  • height – 25 post-it notes
  • blade – standard
  • offset – 0.30
  • speed – 10
  • force – 65
  • passes – 1

Here are all of the elements needed to create today’s card. You will need a blank card base, your chosen insert, the lettering and its backing layer for the card front:

Age Insert Card 1

Gluing the individual letters onto their backing layer is a little time consuming, but once done, there is a nice large surface area on the reverse to attach 3d foam pads on to for popping onto the card base:

Age Insert Card 2

Moving onto the insert, you will need to fold along all of the perforated lines before attaching your insert into your card. All of the fold lines are Valley Folds (they should resemble a V) except the second fold from the top which is a Mountain Fold (this should resemble an upside down V):

Age Insert Card 3

You will need to apply adhesive around all of the fold lines and at the edge of the insert, I have used double sided tape. Attach your insert into your card one side at a time to ensure accurate placement:

Age Insert Card 4

Here’s how the completed card front looks:

Age Insert Card 5

…and here is what is waiting inside:

Age Insert Card 6

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here are the Cut Files for today’s project:

Age Pop Up Inserts

Age Pop Up Inserts Cut File

you are...

You Are… Cut File