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About me:

I live in Tempe, Arizona with my husband of 27 years and we have two adult sons. I have BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M and worked for Exxon in Texas for 7 years before having my first child. After my boys were born, I became a dedicated stay-at-home mom. Once they were both in school, I split my time between volunteering at my sons’ schools and having part-time software support jobs.

My aunt convinced me to try scrapbooking in 1998 and I became hooked on paper crafting. When the first Craft Robo die cutters were released in the USA, I found an entirely NEW passion… digital die cutting. That grew even more after the Klic-N-Kuts were released and I was very honored to be hired by Accugraphic Sales, Inc to write the user manuals for the Klic-N-Kut, ACS, and KNK Zing cutters. I also wrote the Design Master user manual for Graphtec GB.

I provide education and support for Klic-N-Kuts (including KNK Zing) and ACS models (including Eagle and Falcon). This site provides both free and purchasable videos for KNK Studio, KNK Studio GE, ACS Design Studio, Design Master, and Make-The-Cut. I also teach classes at KNK Retreats held several times per year.


I want to thank the following wonderful people for their contributions and hard work to support my business:

  • Stacey Briggs for tracking sales and expenses, maintaining the customer database, and helping prepare for the KNK retreats.
  • Michael and James McCauley for setting up the downloadable store, adding products, developing store graphics, troubleshooting problems, mailing packages, shopping for supplies, and all the other dozens of tasks that were required to build this business.
  • Chad Youngblut for teaching me how to cut and everything he knows about KNK Studio. I also want to thank Chad for rebuilding and continuing to provide tech support for this site.
  • Kaleigh Colton for photographing samples for the Gallery
  • Lisa Stewart for getting my blog moved to this site and teaching me to use Word Press.
  • Chris Durnan for urging me to start a blog! Great idea, Chris!
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    1. Leather varies a lot in terms of how it’s been processed… in terms of three things: thickness, density, and stretchiness. The Maxx Air does the best job of cutting leather because of the high force it has. Basically, it can handle a wider range of leather types. So, I highly recommend it over the Zing Air. But if any of the leather you want to cut is stretchy, then it will need to be stabilized for cutting. That would just mean that it needs to have something applied to the bottom of it to keep it from shifting during the cutting process. Heat n’ Bond would probably work but there are lots of other alternatives, such as spray on adhesives and even freezer paper.

      As for fabric and vinyl, no worries there. Just make sure if you select a KNK, then you order a couple of fabric blades for the appliques.

      And yes, you can definitely engrave on most metals.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

    2. I make purses, mainly from vinyl, and want to start accenting them with die cut appliques. I would like to use vinyl, leather and fabric materials for the appliques. However, I am not sure which die cutter will give me the power to work with leather, particularly. I also want the ability to engrave on light meteal, if possible.

      Can you recommend a machine?

      Tonya Clinkscale
      tclinkscale@ups.com
      nowfaith.is.2011@gmail.com

    3. Sorry for the delay, Rasa! I was out of town when you posted this and somehow missed it upon returning.

      Try again at the web site you listed. That’s the one maintained by KNK USA. I’ll let them know you tried to reach them. Did you use the Contact link at their site?

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