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Pencil Box

A great gift for teachers to keep their pencils safe as they are always losing them under a pile of books on their desks!


Beach House Gift Box

Escape to your own beach house filled with sweet treats to bring back sweet memories of the sea.



Chill Out Card

This card would be great to wish your friends and family a happy summer holiday and “Chill Out”.


Mason Jar Card

A lemonade mason jar card which oozes dimension and zest!


Father’s Day Gift Box

This treat box filled with goodies is sure to please the dads in your life! Fill with his favorite treats and let him know how important he is to you!



You Color (Colour) My World ...

Teacher appreciation print and cut card that says "Best Teacher - you colour my world". Open it up to reveal colorful pop-up crayons that say "Thanks - with love". A perfect valentine, end-of-year or just because card for that hard-working, special teacher!


Spring Wishes Box

This spring gift box can be used time and time again for spring occasions or any time by altering the colors and text on the front. Also, the wreath could be used to make a gorgeous card or use it in your scrapbook layouts.




Spring is in the Air ...

A daffodil planter to brighten your home and mark the beginning of spring! All files for this project came from the Craft Room library!


Lucky You St. Patrick's Day Craft

Lucky You St. Patrick’s Day ...

Joanna here today, sharing with you a St Patrick’s themed project. I thought it would be fun to use the cut out pieces, to make a focal point of my project. For the card, I arranged my wording on some white cardstock which I Print and Cut using my Inspiration Vue cutting machine. I then resized and rotated my Clover leaves to add some interest, before cutting out on my Print and Cut mat.


Puzzle Piece Valentine

Puzzle Piece Valentine

Joanna here, bringing you my latest Design Team project with a Valentine theme. I found a Heart Puzzle Piece file in the Pazzles Craft Room which I altered slightly, to enable me to fit all my elements onto the puzzle piece. I simply straightened the bottom edge of the puzzle using the Replace by Segment tool.



Valentine Candy Tubes and Tube Holders

Valentine Candy Tubes and Tube ...

What I really love about the Pazzles Craft Room is the huge variety of cutting files available. Even better, you can use elements from different cutting files and resize them so they fit the project that you have in mind. I am no good at designing cutting files myself from scratch, but as I learn the software I am able to tweak the designs to suit me. So, for this month’s Design Team project I knew I wanted to make a Candy Tube Holder Box. I found the Pencil Holder cutting file and tweaked the lid to hold my Candy Tubes. This was easily done, by measuring a circle aperture needed to fit the tubes.


Hershey Nugget Wrappers

Hershey Nugget Wrappers

I see that Hershey Nugget Wrapper printables are really big in the USA, so I thought I would […]


Gingerbread Girl Gift Bag

Hi, Joanna here, sharing my Gingerbread Christmas Gift Bags created using my Pazzles Inspiration. I just love making presents for my friends, and using files from the Pazzles Craft Room makes it so easy to make them unique. I created these 2 different sized bags using the Cereal Box found in the Pazzles Library. I have altered it slightly, using my software. Gift Bag 1, I made tall and Gift Bag 2, much shorter, but I love both sizes. I cut the bags out of good quality double sided patterned paper which gave a good weight to the bag. I added a folded flap to the tops of the bags in red cardstock, using one of the files included in the Lunch Sack Gift Bags Collection, and resized them to fit the two sizes of bags. I inked around the scallop edges which gave the look of snow on the roof of a gingerbread house!



Christmas Print and Cut Sticker ...

Joanna here with a quick Print and Cut project for you to make your own Christmas sticker labels. I decided to make several sheets of stickers to add as decoration to my brown paper wrapping using my Pazzles Inspiration Vue. I have used several of Miss Kate Cuttables files which I imported into my software. On the larger present, to the front left of the photo I used the Be Merry Title. You just need to spend a few moments layering up the elements. I constantly referred to the image in the Pazzles Craft Room, to help align everything up correctly. I also used a selection of the Christmas Tags in the Pazzles Library and followed the same process. I removed the ribbon holes on some of the designs as they were not required for stickers. Once the title and tags were looking how I wanted, I made an outline of the outer cutting line. As I was putting my stickers onto brown wrapping paper, I thought a white outline would make the stickers stand out on my presents.


Candy Cane Christmas Cards Two ...

Hi fellow Pazzlers, Joanna here with you to share two Christmas cards using my Pazzles Inspiration. One is a Print and Cut card that can be made in bulk and the other is using the same design but paper pieced. The second card is more time consuming to make, therefore you would possibly only wish to make these for your closest friends! I sized the cards exactly the same and used the rhinestone feature on both the base cards. Instead of using rhinestones which would be quite expensive I filled the rhinestone design with a red fill and red line colour, then Print and Cut my base card. Print & Cut Candy Cane Christmas Card I created my rectangle for the inside white card and made an outline for the red card. Check out the Video Tutorial on Creating an Outline, which will help you with this process. I imported the Candy Cane cutting file into my software, which I found in the Pazzles Library.


Fall Leaf Favor Boxes

Here in the UK, the leaves on the trees are changing color and it is a strong reminder that Autumn is here. I thought I would create some Thanksgiving Favor Boxes for my friends from a selection of cutting files found in the Pazzles Library. I used the Rounded Box Top file and decided to place some printed leaves on the front of the boxes. I used the Fall Leaves by Miss Kate Cuttables which includes 3 leaves in the set. I imported the Rounded Box Top onto my visual mat and placed one of the leaves in the center of the front panel. I then used my InVue software to print the leaf onto my cardstock. Once printed I placed my cardstock onto my Print and Cut mat and cut the box out. I repeated this two more times switching over the leaves.



Star Shaped Gift Box

Star Shaped Baby Gift Box

Joanna here again, with a Star Shaped Gift Box. For those of you familiar with my projects you will know that I love making Print and Cut projects as well as 3D items. There are several colleagues at work who are expecting babies and these days they seemed to be so well prepared before the birth, and let everyone know the sex of the baby. Selfishly, this helps enormously when making new born gifts. The Star Shaped Gift Box is a simple cutting file, but I love the depth of the box and how the base of the box is cut out of one piece of paper. I cut the base of my box using Kraft cardstock to give it more strength. This enabled me to indulge in my pretty pink papers for the top of the box.


Halloween-Bat-Tube-Favors

Halloween Bat Tube Favors

Joanna here today, with a Halloween themed blog post. It’s that time of the year when we can go Batty at Halloween. It is such fun to make all those treat favors for the kids…….you can just let your imagination run! I have used an existing file in the Craft Room Library, using the Pillow Box Bat. I decided to tweak the file so that I could make a snug wrap around my plastic food safe tubes. I have included the file for you, so all the hard work has been done. If you use larger or smaller tubes you may need to resize the wrap.


Burlap Treat Bag

Burlap Gift Bags with Print ...

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving my friends handmade gifts. Using my Pazzles software and cutting machine enables me to design personalized projects which make simple gifts so much more special. As you have probably become aware, during my time on the Pazzles Design Team, I love using my Pazzles for Print and Cut projects. When you have tried this technique a few times there will be no stopping you, honestly! For the larger bag, I have created a topper for my friend using the Doily cutting file found in the Pazzles Library. I created several outlines using different thicknesses to create the look I wanted. You will find a video tutorial Creating an Outline in the Pazzles Craft Room which will help you understand the method.



Teacher Appreciation Gift Bag

Hi fellow crafters, Joanna here today with my Teacher Appreciation gift bag. I work in a school, as a Teaching Assistant, and I know that teachers love receiving little gifts of appreciation from their students. They don’t need to be expensive, but handmade gifts which include chocolate are always appreciated!!!! Firstly, I created my bag using Kraft Card and the box cutting file from the Teacher's Chair Valentine Project. I then used the Paper Clipboard cutting file which I resized to fit onto the front and back of my box. I layered the School Word Set Title cutting file to the front of the lined paper from the Paper Clipboard file. I then Print and Cut the lined paper with the colored title.


By The Sea Glass Jar

Hi fellow Pazzlers, Joanna here sharing my Home Décor item for my DT project this month. I love how I can use just one cutting file from the Library, as an embellishment, accompanied with other materials from my stash and turn it into a treasured item. During the summer holidays I take the kids on lots of day visits to the beach. They love walking along the sea shore collecting the prettiest shells and on our return we have buckets of them! Unfortunately, they end up being stored in the garage where no one can see them, so I thought this year it would be nice to display them in a glass jar. I used a glass jar that I purchased recently, no preparation needed! I secured and wrapped some burlap material around the glass jar and overlaid it with some white Voile. I cut out some fishes from some patterned paper I bought last year and adhered them using Micro Dots around the base of the jar.


Mason Jar Tag

Mason Jar Butterfly Tag

I love giving handmade gifts to my friends and I always think a handmade tag or card just makes the gift complete. For my Design Team project I decided to have a go at painting a jam jar, popular brand names are Mason or Kilner. They can be bought cheaply from Home Décor stores in the USA and here in the UK. I looked up a few tutorials on the internet, on how to decorate my glass jar to accompany my flowers and tag.



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