Valentine’s Day Card

Hi there fellow KnK-ers!

As Valentine’s Day is approximately 6 weeks away, I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day Card with you today. It is a Z-Fold Card which has a lace-y edged heart and a choice of 2 sentiments, the cut file is available at the end of this post ūüôā

Here is the card I will be making today:




  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force = 70
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Here are all of the pieces needed for today’s card, I sized them in¬†Make the Cut to produce a 5.5 inch square card and cut them with my Zing:


Pic 2. Using Double Sided Tape, I adhered my largest heart piece and the layer for the inside of my card directly to the card base:


Pic 3. Next, the patterned paper pieces are adhered using more tape:


Pic 4. Moving on to my focal point, I glued the smaller heart to the lace-y edged heart and glued my 2 sentiment pieces together. The wet glue allows a little extra time for wiggle room:


Pic 5. I placed some 3d foam pads behind the letters on my sentiment piece and mounted it onto the lace-y heart panel:


Pic 6. Once the focal point is finished, it can be adhered to the card with more 3d foam pads:


Pic 7. Now that all of the pieces are in place, the card can be folded along the perforated lines. The center line is a valley fold as normal, the line running through the heart is a mountain fold which creates the Z shape:


I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, 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:

Here is the Cut File I used for today’s project:


Heart Z Fold Card Cut File by Bird

Cupid Suspension Card

Hello there, fellow KNKers!

This is my first post as part of the Team KNK Design Team, I am so happy to be here and share some projects with you that I will be creating with my fabulous Zing.

As we have a couple of weeks until Valentines Day I thought I’d sneak in with a Valentines card just in time. I have a Suspension card for you today, a suspension card sounds complicated but it is simply where an element of your card is suspended by thread which allows it to spin, it’s an easy way to create a lot of impact.

If you wish to make today’s card all you will need is your chosen KNK machine along with some card, thread and adhesive as I have included the cut files I made for this project for you to download at the end of this post.

I used Make the Cut to cut one copy of the heart card along with 2 copies of the cupid (ensuring that he fits inside the heart card opening). If you are using single sided paper or textured card you will need to use the mirror function for one of your cupids. All of the pieces you need for this project are shown in the picture below.

Cupid Suspension Card 1

To assemble your card, add some thread to the front of the card base, down the center of the heart opening. Using invisible sewing thread or fishing line can be a great choice as it is difficult to see once the card is finished but any thread will be just fine. Using a strong adhesive tape is recommended here, I have used a red liner type.

Cupid Suspension Card 2

Once you have added your thread you can add the front layer to your card which will hide your adhesive. At this stage I also added my heart (cut from glitter card) to the inside of my card base, it will fit just inside the heart opening and show through when the card is closed.

Cupid Suspension Card 3

Now we need to assemble our little cupids. I’d advise attaching the hair and wings with glue then adding the extra body piece and arm with 3d foam pads or glue dots to add some dimension. The bow and arrow is glued to the back of each completed cupid.


Cover one of your cupids with adhesive tape then open up your card and lay him under the thread.


Lay the other cupid over the top of the first to sandwich the thread between the two of them and you are done! This is how your card will look when it is closed.


When your card stands open your cupid will spin and you can aim him towards the heart inside the card if you like ūüėČ


Here’s how the card looks straight on when it’s open.


I hope you have enjoyed my first project, 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:

Here are the cut files for today’s project:


Cupid Cut File by Bird

heart card

Heart Card Cut File by Bird

Valentine’s Day Plate with Subway Art

Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month?¬† Or are you like me with not quite all of my Christmas decorations put away?

I’m patting myself on the back for grabbing these plates when I first saw them at Michael’s with all the rhinestone bling already on them.¬†¬†Because I did, I am actually going to have a month to enjoy this plate before Valentine’s Day comes and goes…and even have time to make and share them with special friends.¬† Isn’t that a novel way to begin 2013?¬† The good news is that there is still time for you to do the same.¬† The project is quick and easy!¬† Optimized-VPlate1

Supplies:¬† 1 red plate, 1 – 9″ square of White Vinyl, and Transfer Tape

I cut the vinyl on my new KNK Maxx Air machine from Make-the-Cut software, using a standard material blade (red capped).  The settings used were: Force: 19; Speed: 150; Blade Offset: .35, One pass.

The biggest challenge to this project might be centering the heart within the plate, so I am including pictures of how I did it:

1.  After cutting the vinyl, cover the vinyl (still on the backing) with a layer of Transfer Tape.
2.  Closely cut the Transfer Tape and Vinyl backing to the shape of the heart, being careful not to cut the heart perimeter.VPlate6

3. Lay the heart shape into the plate center for a visual of where you desire final placement.
4. Carefully remove the backing from the vinyl; With the sticky side of the vinyl facing the plate; center and carefully place it on the plate; burnish for a smooth application.  VPlate7

SubwayArtHeartCuttingFiles in KNK, MTC & SVG Formats

PDF Listing of Fonts used in Valentine Subway Art Design

Be My Teddy Bear

Cut in KNK

As Cupid’s annual¬†appearance draws near, ¬†we¬†will once more¬†ponder the question asked by¬†the great philosopher, Elivs, “Won’t you be my Teddy Bear?”¬† A question that has been and continues to be contemplated for generations to come…but, in the meantime,¬†this honey of a¬†table decoration will make¬†everyone’s heart¬†throb with excitment!¬† You can make them for individual¬†place settings, centerpieces or you can “bear” all and place them in stragetic locations¬†around the¬†love cave¬†sure to get you bear¬†hugs from your favorite fuzzy wuzzy.¬†¬†A reason to celebrate with a bottle of¬†bubbly, but don’t get smashed and scrappy…unless you’re into Smashbook and scrapbooking.¬†¬†¬†These fold flat¬†without distorting!¬† Beary-nice and¬†beary-sweet for you as a Valentine treat!