How’s it going? Well, I guess if you are reading this, the world didn’t end today.
I’m off work for a month and since the kids are still in school this week, I’ve been crafting away. I have a couple of different projects to show you if you need some last minute, inexpensive gift ideas:
First up, the trays. I was at our local Cost Plus and found these rectangle serving dishes for $5.99. They are about 5″ x 10″ and I thought they would make cute gifts for my neighbors. Add a $3 wooden stand and some black vinyl cut with KNK Maxx and you have a neat personalized gift.
You don’t even have to put the family’s name if you don’t want.
Weeding the eyes was not easy, but I managed not to lose any body parts in the making of this plate. The stand is nice because it has a little lip on it to keep the plate from sliding off.
On this one I used the Stampin’ UP People but they were waaay too hard to weed. I think they need to be “thickened” up using the outline feature in Make the Cut and then they would work better.
I wanted to make my son’s teacher some little gifts to go with the gift card we bought and so I found a website showing how to make this with Stamping Up punches and I drew it in Make the Cut and made an easy peasy cut file, which I’ll share here:
On the website I cased this from, she used little pearls for the eyes and mouth and colored them with a sharpie. I used the rhinestone feature in Make the Cut to make the holes in white. I would not be able to glue those little things easily.
I left a little insert in the back and when I glued it down, I only glued it on the battery cover so I could change the battery if necessary. I glued a magnet on the back as well.
I bought some of those anti-bacterial soap bottles from Bath and Body Works and used the free file from this website to make these little holders.
I found this file for the mug cards from the Make the Cut forum and changed it up just a touch:
Stamped the back and now I have a neat little holder to give out gift cards.
Hope this gives you some ideas of how to use your KNK machines. I used Maxx for the vinyl and the Zing for the paper stuff.
See you next year! Hope you have a happy holiday.