15 Minute Projects

Quick and easy projects using images from the Craft Room Library

60th Shutter Card

60th Birthday Shutter Card

August is such a crazy month for our family with birthdays what feels like every other day! It’s not just our immediate family, but many friends as well. It’s a busy, but happy month. I may be my own worst enemy, but for some reason I don’t often re-create the same card design. I like to do unique designs for each person. However, there was a card I made earlier this year that looked so striking I used it for my inspiration for this one. You can’t go wrong with the Fun Folds Card Collections – for this project I’ve selected the Shutter Card with the oval on the front face. I have omitted the oval and replaced it with the Vintage Frame file instead.

Make A Monster Project Pattern

Pazzles Project Pattern: Make A ...

Just in time to delight your Halloween goblins and ghouls, we have a new Project Pattern: Make A Monster. You'll find all the monster parts you need to create a dozen or more little monster characters. Once they are designed, cut them out or print and cut them to make layout and card embellishments. These would make some pretty cute Halloween party invitations and decorations as well. For an introduction to our Project Patterns concept and instructions on using the files, please visit last month's Project Pattern release.

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.

Pencil Homework Sign

Pencil Homework Sign

Today we are doing our homework! It is back to school time and everyone is getting prepared. I have created two quick back to school items using one file from the Pazzles Craft Room. I am using the School Pencil file to help both the teacher and student! A note "FOR" the teacher. I found an over-sized clothespin at the craft store. Mine measures just under 5 inches in length and over 1 inch in width. I used my Pazzles software to draw a rectangle representing the clothespin. Then I placed the rectangle on top of the pencil file, and re-sized the pencil to fit just around the clothespin.

Pen Paper Keeper

Pencil Homework Helpers

Today we are doing our homework! It is back to school time and everyone is getting prepared. I have created two quick back to school items using one file from the Pazzles Craft Room. I am using the School Pencil file to help both the teacher and student! A note "FOR" the teacher. I found an over-sized clothespin at the craft store. Mine measures just under 5 inches in length and over 1 inch in width. I used my Pazzles software to draw a rectangle representing the clothespin. Then I placed the rectangle on top of the pencil file, and re-sized the pencil to fit just around the clothespin.

Back To School Photo Props

It's that time of year again. Time to put on the new fall school clothes even though it is still 95 degrees outside, do your child's hair extra special and take that traditional first day of school photo. When I was a child, we held up the appropriate number of fingers to designate our new grade, but thanks to Pinterest, first day of school pictures have become much fancier. After the first day of school outfits have been planned, the next step is to cut out these first day of school photo props. We've got grades K-12 covered.

Mason Jar Printable Cards

New Inspiration Vue creative cutters are beginning to arrive all over the country! I'm so excited for you to try out the print and cut feature of your Inspiration Vue and fall in love with all that it can do. Today I've created a set of printable mason jar cards. Use the new print and cut feature to cut out the mason jars and attach them to the mason jar shaped card base. These mason jar printables can also be resized and used as tags or scrapbook layout embellishments. If this is your first print and cut project, please be sure to refer to the Quick Start Guide that came with your machine. It will walk you through the steps of using your cutter. If you are using the original Inspiration you can cut the mason jars out by hand or watch our tutorial video, How To Use Print & Cut on the Original Inspiration.

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.

Baby Shower Frog Gift Box

Baby Frog Gift Card Box

Gift cards are great for baby showers, as this allows for the mom to be to buy exactly what she needs. I thought it would be a great idea to dress up a packaging box I had saved. I used the Baby Frog, Ribbon Slot Borders and Scallop Mat files which can all be found in the Craft Room Library. Tuck cash or gift card inside this gift card box and you are ready to go.

Baby Week: Baby Shower Banner ...

I hope you are enjoying celebrating babies here at Pazzles. The cuteness is limitless! I have used the Dimensional Bow from the Craft Room to create a darling pink banner to welcome a baby girl. At first I was going to use only one layer for the bows. I was worried that the bows would come out too big, but I am glad I used other layers. So Cute! You can always change the size, but I went with the imported size. This file is so easy to use. You will want to make extra bows to spread throughout the room! In the center of the banner, I have used the Onesie file from the Craft Room to announce the baby’s sex. It is strung together with a coordinating, but bright, hemp string.

Cut And Paste Sketches: File ...

I've mentioned before my love of paper started with office supplies and I admit I still love them. The back to school section of Target makes me giddy. Today's card was inspired by office supplies. This little file folder tab card would look even better held together with a big paperclip. Have fun with this design!

Goodbye Braces Celebration

Ha! I love this. By now you know that I like dimensional creations. I like the challenge of taking a Pazzles files and doing something out of the ordinary with them. When the Perfect Smile Card appeared in the Pazzles Craft Room Library, I could not resist it! Do you have a young (or not so young) person in your life that is finally getting their braces off? Here is a cute and easy idea to celebrate that occasion. I used that Perfect Smile to make napkins rings! I just cut a 7" by 1" strip of coordinating paper for the ring and attached the smile.

Up and Away Glitter Balloon ...

Sometimes you just need a quick and simple card. For my card I used a 9 ½" x 6 ½" base. I used the Balloons cutting file as well as the Pocket Scrapbooking Banners which can be found in the Pazzles Craft Room Library. I decided to remove the balloon cut out and add a glitter balloon cut out instead. I then went ahead and created a sentiment using the Pocket Scrapbooking Banners and my Pen Tool. I drew some balloon strings and in just minutes I had a card ready to send out.

Chalkboard Art Card

I just love the chalkboard look on cards. Inspired by a lovely saying that I found online, I created this note card using my Pen Tool. I created a perforated outline for the note card and then set my text in place. For my card base I used a 7" x 5" base. I used the draw tool to create two stars.

Treasure Chest Gems Cutting Collection: ...

I will be hosting a girls brunch, and tea in the next few weeks. My guest of honor will be getting married and I wanted to find a way to let her know how much of a treasure her friendship is to me. I created the Treasure Chest Gems Cutting Collection with 12 different gems and a treasure chest so that I could make my own treasure. I thought it would be perfect to bling out some doughnuts with some pirate's booty and turn them into rings. I can send my guests away with a treasure chest of doughnut rings and a little note that says, "Ahoy, me hearty!" I hope you find a fun way to use this collection, and use it in a way that inspires all your "mateys".

Sea Creatures Package Toppers

Thanks for joining us for Beach Week. I hope we have you dreaming of warm sunny places! If you can't make it to a real beach, bring the ocean to you. These friendly little sea creatures are perfect for finishing off a gift or adding to a lunch box. There are no instructions included today, as these are simple paper piecings. And now it's time for a little ocean humor!

Gum Tube Sand Shovel Favor

Are you having a sizzling summer? Then it’s time to cool off at the beach. Grab your sand bucket, shovel and let’s go! Today I want to show you an idea for a party favor or gift box. I started with the Pazzles Craft Room file Sandy Bucket. There is sand, a bucket and a shovel. You will see that I altered the original pattern just a tad. I wanted a separate shovel that was more or less 3 dimensional. I enlarged that pattern so that I would have a finished creation large enough to hold a gift as well as the gum tube that I used to make the shovel. To make a sand bucket, I needed to increase the size of the Takeout Box (5-A from the software library). Because the box is so large, I had to cut it by making it two pieces. I also cut the box without its top.

DIY Mustache Wrapping Paper

Designing your own digital papers using your software is incredible easy! Make a great wrapping paper with matching card with mustaches or any designs you want!

Paper Necktie

This paper tie project might just be the perfect way to do more than just create cute cards and layouts—you can wear your designs too! Have fun making this simple sentiment of love and send dad off to work in style.

Nesting Birds Print & Cut ...

Recently, Pazzles has been providing us with some lovely sketches which include cutting files ready for download available in the Pazzles Craft Room. If you have not tried any of the Cut And Paste Sketches so far, I urge you to have a go. Once you have downloaded the sketch cutting file all you need to do is import the sketch cutting file into your Pazzles software. For my project I used the Circle Spotlight Card sketch. Now the difficult bit…….decisions! Choose your coordinating paper and cardstock and cut according to the design. You don’t even need to stick to the design and you can use all, some, or one element(s) of the design in your project.

DIY Scrapbook Embellishments: Pocket Cards

Hello crafty friends, Melin here with you today to share some fun embellishments I have created with my beloved Pazzles and the Pazzles Software. Pocket scrapbooking continues to enjoy a growing popularity within the scrapbooking community, so I decided to see how I could use my Pazzles to help me make some great cards to go with this fun way of scrapbooking. Here is what I came up with.

DIY Scrapbook Embellishments: Flowers

I have so many scraps left from all my projects. I’ve decided to use some of my scraps to make some flower embellishments. How fun to just make them ahead of time in different colors and sizes using all of our scraps. This way when we’re working on a project it will be much easier to just go and pull out what we need. There are so many beautiful flower cutting files in the Craft Room Library. I decided to start my embellishment collection with the Large Flower and the Flower Bunch cutting files which can all be found in the Library. I simply set the cutting file at the size I wanted. I added a dimensional square between each layer of a flowers to help give more dimension. I then chalked and embellished with either a rhinestone, brad, or pearl for the centers. Now I will have an assortment of flower embellishments to add to any project.

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