Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Quiet Day....

...I got up late this morning (6:15 am!) and while DH was "gently" snoring, I sat down at my computer and enjoyed the company of the dogs and my KNK machine. Have I ever mentioned how much I love this machine?!

The other day I was complaining that I was having trouble cutting chipboard with it and I remembered my good pal Shirley saying that she always was successful using cereal boxes. I figured what the heck and looked at my options on the top of the fridge and found a Rice Krispies box just begging to be cut up!

I laid everything out and using part a file I am finishing up I test cut using the "Sliver" blade and came up with this little accent. As you can see, it looks great! I can't tell you how excited I was...even DH said he was very impressed. I set my pressure for 500 and used the multicut function so that it did a total of 3 passes. Michelle said that she was able to cut chipboard thicker than cereal boxes successfully as well which reminded me of some that I had picked up at a local scrapbooking store. Feeling adventurous, I decided I would try that and it worked too!

Now the chipboard is twice the thickness of the cereal box, but still flexible. I did discover however why I was unable to cut the same material before...can any of you figure out what I did wrong??? The first person to write me or post here on the blog and tell me what I did will win the file I am currently working on, from which the chipboard was cut.

So after doing my happy dance, I sat down and started to finish up one of the files that I had been working on. I'm really happy about the way it turned out. Here is a quick peek:

It's called "Howdy Pardner" when in reality it should be called Shirley's File as she was the inspiration for it....for her love of Texas and Birds! She is one of a kind and I'm so happy to be able to call her my friend.'s getting late so I best get to bed. I'm looking forward to tomorrow....DH has a "project" he needs help with.

Night All!
Eddita :)


Anonymous said...

My guess would be you forgot to change your settings for the thicker chipboard.

milliejs said...

Okay, silliness setting in cause it's driving me that way....I think you forgot to change the smoothness function. lOL

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, I'm blessed to call you friend too!

Helena said...

Just guessing...forgot to change the blade? Nice file. *hugs*

Accents By Eddita said...

All good guesses, but not right...keep trying!

Eddita :)

Milliejs said...

The overcut and velocity needed to be changed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eddita, You forgot to adjust the pressure and the number of cuts (multiple cuts). My guess. Games