Using MTC to Design a Custom Shaped Puzzle

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Long time, no post! Hopefully today’s topic on designing a custom shaped jigsaw puzzle will help make up for my absence!

There are a number of different methods for combining a puzzle from MTC’s Puzzle Generator with any shape to create a custom-shaped puzzle like the one shown above. Other MTC owners have posted their methods, including Bryan Williams in one of MTC’s Tuesday night webinars. His method and mine are virtually identical other than how we edit the puzzle to remove extra lines. Anyhow, here’s a link to the new video I made:

Designing a Heart Shaped Puzzle

This is a great exercise in learning two of MTC’s most valuable functions: Boolean Join and the Inverse Eraser.

Then, if you haven’t used the Puzzle Generator, then you might also need this video:

MTC Puzzle Generator

Finally, the heart I created is also available in case it’s something you can use in one of your upcoming Valentine’s projects:

Free Puzzle Heart Files:

KNK Format

MTC Format

PDF Format

Finally, if you do not yet own MTC, it can be purchased for only $57.99 at this link. Let me know if you have any questions!

Next KNK Retreat – Orlando, FL January 16-17-18, 2015

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Come join Michele Harvey and Omayra Duarte from Team KNK!!!! Master your Klic-N-Kut digital cutting system and Make The Cut software!

The cost of the retreat is $395. For this price, you will receive 6-7 classes, 3-4 demonstrations and Make-n-Takes, 4 fabulous meals, lots of time for one-on-one assistance, class notes and files, free goodies, cutting materials and prizes! We will request topics of interest and will also feature favorite projects from Team KNK.

The room will open at 2:00 pm on Friday with the Meet and Greet starting at 3:00 pm and class at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 6:00 pm, followed by classes, demos, and an evening workshop. Saturday will be packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, lunch, dinner, and an open workshop in the evening. On Sunday, we’ll have one more class followed by brunch and some final Q&A, farewells, and then parting gifts – concluding by 1 pm. An optional, free class on Pop-Up Card Studio will be offered from 2-4 on Sunday.

Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out at any time to enjoy the local attractions. We encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us as we will have extras and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We bring you a wonderful deal with The Embassy Suites of $129 per night plus tax. A hot, made-to-order breakfast at the hotel and a nightly Evening Reception is included in the suite rate. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you would like to be paired with a roommate, please note it in the application. You must mention Klic-N-Kut when you call the Embassy Suites Orlando Airport directly at (407) 888-9339.

The deadline for room reservations is December 18, 2014.

If you would like to have a guest join us for any of the meals, please include the request in your application. We will provide actual pricing after we have a final count (approximately $40/lunch and $50/dinner). This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Reserve your spot today by completing both of the following steps:

1. Complete the application online. Please complete all of the questions – each retreat is customized to the responses you provide. If you prefer, you can email cuttinwithknk@gmail.com to let us know you wish to attend. After receiving the email, we will send you a short application form to complete, scan and return. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Michele at cuttinwithknk@gmail.com. Sometimes the evil queen intercepts email and all could be lost if we don’t find each other somehow!

2. Send $195 deposit by check, money order, or PayPal to Michele Harvey, the event organizer. If your preference is PayPal, please use the email address cuttinwithknk@gmail.com.

The deadline for making a deposit is December 16, 2014. The balance of $200 will be due by January 2, 2015.

The Embassy Suites Orlando Airport is conveniently located. Its amenities include:

  • All-suite hotel that is less than 1 mile from Orlando International Airport
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Evening Reception
  • Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport
  • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spa
  • Near to world-famous theme parks, Port Canaveral, and other Orlando attractions

KNK Retreat in St. Louis!

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Come join Michele Harvey and Sandy McCauley in St. Louis!!!! Master your Klic-N-Kut and Make The Cut software!

The cost of the retreat is $395. For this price, you will receive 6-7 classes, 3-4 demonstrations and Make-n-Takes, 3 excellent meals, refreshments throughout the weekend, lots of time for one-on-one assistance, class notes and files, free goodies, cutting materials and prizes! We will request topics of interest and will also feature favorite projects from Team KNK.

The room will open at 2:00 pm on Friday with the Meet and Greet starting at 3:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by classes, demos, and an evening workshop. Saturday will be packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, lunch, and an open workshop in the evening. On Sunday, we’ll have one more class followed by some final Q&A, farewells, and then parting gifts and prizes.

Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out at any time to enjoy the local attractions. We encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We bring you a wonderful deal with The Embassy Suites of $119 per night plus tax for a King room or $129 per night plus tax for a double Queen room. A hot breakfast at the hotel is included in the room rate. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you would like to be paired with a roommate, please note it in the application. You must mention KNK USA when you call the Embassy Suites St. Louis Airport directly at (314) 739-8929.

The deadline for room reservations is May 31, 2014.

If you would like to have your spouse join us for any of the meals, please include the request in your application. We will give you pricing after we have a final count (approximately $30/lunch and $40/dinner). This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Reserve your spot today by:

1. Completing the application online. Or, if you prefer, email cuttinwithknk@gmail.com to let us know you wish to attend. After receiving the email, I will send you a short application form to complete, scan and return. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Michele at cuttinwithknk@gmail.com. Sometimes emails get lost!

2. Sending $145 deposit by check, money order, or PayPal to Michele Harvey, the event organizer. You will receive Michele’s address privately after submitting your application.
The deadline for making a deposit is May 2, 2014. The balance of $250 will be due by May 30, 2014. If you prefer to make three payments, arrangements can be made.

The Embassy Suites St. Louis Airport is conveniently located. Its amenities include:

• Complimentary High Speed Internet throughout the Hotel
• Complimentary Cooked to Order Breakfast
• 24 Hour Business Link Center
• Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
• Fitness Center
• Complimentary Airport Shuttle
• Complimentary Parking

You can take the shuttle to the airport and then take the Metro to some favorite places, such as the FREE zoo or the Cardinals-Phillies game. The room rate is good for 3 days before and 3 days after our event for anyone wanting to spend some time in St. Louis. There is a great scrapbooking store about 30-40 minutes from the hotel (during non-peak traffic times). Don’t forget things like the arch or the amazing botanical gardens! Oh, and the summer-only Muny theater which is held outside. Lots to do in St. Louis!

Hope to see you there!