...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.
Sigh....it's getting late so I best get to bed. I'm looking forward to tomorrow....DH has a "project" he needs help with.