Klic-N-Kut Mother’s Day Specials!

From now through Friday, May 22, I am offering free KNK Studio Video CD’s with the purchase of the following products:

  • Buy KNK Studio GE and receive your choice of 1 KNK Studio CD.
  • Buy a Klic-N-Kut Groove-E and receive your choice of any 2 KNK Studio CD’s.
  • Buy a Klic-N-Kut 15″ Maxx and receive your choice of any 3 KNK Studio CD’s.
  • Buy a Klic-N-Kut 24″ Maxx and receive ALL 4 KNK Studio CD’s!

  • Click on the tab above labeled “Videos On CD” to review the contents of each CD. Purchases must be made at Scrapbook Die Cutter and your name, order number, mailing address, and CD choice(s) submitted to me, by email, no later than 2 days after purchase. Your CD will be mailed to you directly from me within 3 business days. My email address is: smccauley45@cox.net

    I will extend this offer back to those who have already made the above purchases through me since April 1, 2009. You will receive a link to download your CD choice(s) from my server, rather than receive the CD by mail.

    Oh… and one more thing… you do NOT have to be a MOM to receive this offer… it applies to everyone! : )

    Importing GST and GSD Files into KNK Studio

    Today I’m covering TWO topics that have been brought up by customers. The first is importing the GST template files that come with Craft Robo’s RoboMaster, Silhouette RoboMaster, and Wishblade Advance 3.0. The other is importing GSD files into KNK Studio.

    With the GST files, we’ve had great success with the imports. I’m sure it has to do with how they are originally created but they all seem to work. Even the GST files purchased from Quickutz through their Silhouette software will import readily once the file extension is changed to a GSD. Here’s the video showing you how to do this:

    Importing GST Files into KNK Studio

    However, the GSD’s that are created from the umpteen different ways possible: manually drawn in various versions of RoboMaster, auto-traced in various versions of RoboMaster, imported from Inkscape, imported from Adobe Illustrator, imported from Win PC Sign, etc, all yield variations and only some will successfully import. However, it’s always worth trying the import before using one of the several conversion methods. But you have to watch out… sometimes it will import and not seem to be there or will only partially import, or will import with gaps in the vector paths.

    So the following video shows you 6 different circumstances you might encounter when importing GSD’s. If you find something else quirky happening, be sure to send me the file. I’m happy to have a look and maybe I’ll learn something else to share here.

    Importing GSD Files into KNK Studio

    Klic-N-Kut for Scrapbookers and Card Makers

    In early March, I taped five segments for a PBS show called Creative Living with Sheryl Borden. The episodes with these segments will air on ~140 stations next fall however we had permission to put the segments on You Tube now. The first segment was over 10 minutes and, thus, needed to be broken into two videos for You Tube.

    KNK for Scrapbookers and Card Makers Part 1

    KNK for Scrapbookers and Card Makers Part 2

    Below are close-up photos of some of the samples I presented during this first segment. Note that you can click on the images to get larger views!

    The following beautiful layouts were designed by Susan Mast who owns Master Scrapbook Designs. Susan has been using Klic-N-Kuts in her business for just over two years:

    I loved Susan’s use of the tiny brads to enhance both the flourish and the words she cut on her Klic-N-Kut:

    Check out the incredible number of layered flowers used on this next layout:

    Because we hear from so many scrapbookers interested in using overlays in their scrapbooking, I provided Susan with an overlay file from Diana’s Designs. Susan used this file to create a layout of her brother on vacation in Jamaica:

    Susan teaches mini-album classes at Scrapbooks, Etc in Mesa Arizona. Here is one of my favorites which shows her fabulous use of small embellishments designed and cut on the Klic-N-Kut. In the taped segment, I show one of Susan’s “blank” copies. The one below is the actual mini-album I created when I took her class.

    This is the other mini-album shown in the segment. I had Susan email me a few photos of her finished copy:

    The following two cards were designed and cut by Chris Giannoulas who owns a Klic-N-Kut Maxx and has started a card business in southern California. She creates these intricate designs and then cuts them from fairly stiff, high quality cardstock. They’re just beautiful to hold and view in person.

    These two insects were auto-traced from a Close to My Heart stamp set and the tracings expanded using the Outline function in KNK Studio. Next the insects were cut from white cardstock and then stamped with the actual stamps. I have a previous blog post which covers the details: Creating Cutting Files from Your Favorite Stamps

    In this card, I used a dingbat font to type out the flower. Then I simply welded that flower to the inside of a rounded rectangle. This literally took a minute or less to design.

    Now for some recipe layouts! In this layout, I stenciled the letters so that the interior parts woud stay connected to the outside:

    My friend, Brenda Schonig, created this adorable layout. I love the die cut of the monkey.

    This comical banana is one of the 4000 .knk files which comes with the purchase of a Klic-N-Kut. I also wanted to show how I had welded the letters in “Flaming” to a rectangle so that I could keep the letters separated for better readability but at the same time, have everything cut as one piece for easier gluing onto the layout:

    This is a close-up photo of a print and cut done on the KNK Maxx. The laser light makes the print and cut process relatively fast and definitely very accurate:

    Finally, here is the example cut in the show. Note the really cool 3 dimensional look from using the Shadow function in KNK Studio:

    As the other segments are uploaded to You Tube, I will be posting the links and more photos here. If you have any questions about the Klic-N-Kut or any of the projects, please feel free to email me at smccauley45@cox.net. I sell Klic-N-Kuts on commission with the makers: Accugraphic, Sales. Their web site is: Scrapbook Die Cutter. Note that I provide extra support and videos to my own customers, so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a Klic-N-Kut.