15 Minute Projects

Quick and easy projects using images from the Craft Room Library


Classic Cone Party Hat

Party Hat

I have been looking at all sorts of inspiration for DIY photo booths lately and I have come to one conclusion: people need hats and props! I mean, standing proper and smiling is nice and all but I feel like silly hats and props bring out your guest's real personality. So I set to making a collection of cute hats perfect for all kinds of parties whether you want to be princess and a pirate, a shark and mermaid, or just an adorably capped party-goer! I hope you enjoy this collection.


Tree Luminaries cut with the Pazzles Inspiration Vue - pattern available in SVG!

Tree Luminaries Project Pattern

The holidays are aglow with lights: colorful Christmas lights, tiny, twinkling fairy lights and candlelight. Make this beautiful triangle tree luminary to add a modern touch to your home. This month's project pattern gives you options to create holiday themed luminaries. Included are several everyday designs so that you can enjoy your luminary well into the new year.


Gingerbread Man Box cut with the Pazzles Inspiration Vue

Gingerbread Man Box

This gingerbread man/woman box is just cute as can be. Though I’ve given you several choices in decorations, you can also make your own custom decorations. Maybe a heart instead of buttons. Let your children decorate the gingerbread man/woman topper how they like before gluing it onto the box top (think glitter…lots of glitter…lol) to give to a teacher or grandparent.



Elegant and Quick Christmas Cards

Elegant and Quick Christmas Cards ...

I love sending hand crafted Christmas cards. It is like sending a bit of myself to my friends far and near. Lately, though, I just don’t have the time or energy for the detailed cards I used to make. Instead I want to create a simple card that is classic and elegant.


Custom lace flower pie crust with the Pazzles Inspiration and pastry tool

Fancy Pie Crusts with the ...

This is one of those special kind of projects that takes very minimal effort for really big results. I do not have the words for how excited I am to share this with you! Cutting pie crust is one of the EASIEST things I have ever cut on the Pazzles Inspiration and there are so many fun things you can do. I feel like I have only begun to scratch the surface.


Thanks Frame with Pen Detail by Pazzles

Pen Tool: Thanksgiving Home Decor/Decoración ...

This month there is a special celebration in the USA: Thanksgiving day. I love this holiday because it is the kind of celebration that would be celebrated around the world. It is time to give thanks for all we have: health, family, friends, work and all other things. So for this special month, using my Pazzles Pen Tool for the project of the month, I decide to create a home decor.



New Document Template: 10 Photos ...

This month's template is for a 2-page layout, giving you room for 10- 4x6 photos. There is also a place to easily add a title.  You could even use one less photo and add a journaling area or some extra embellishments.


Spiral Text Ink Spot Cards

Making and sending cards is one of my favorite things! Although judging by the pile of handmade cards sitting on my desk and spilling out of every drawer, I must love making them more than I love sending them. I need to get on that! Today I'm adding a few more cards to my bulging stash with these spiral text ink spot cards. They are super easy to make, but pack a punch of autumn with the pretty colors and tiny leaves. I must admit, the tiny leaves are my favorite part.


Trapped Hands Window Decoration

Trapped Hands Shadow Window Decoration

Super quick and easy, these five mini projects will put the scare in your lair in under an heure (ok, that’s French for hour, but it rhymes! Poetic license peeps!) Lickety-Split Luminaries (est. 15 minutes) These are more like lamp shades, in that they have no bottoms or tops, but they’re perfect for quick and easy decorating.  Find your favorite creepy shapes in the Pazzles Craft Room and create your own scary scene with shapes such as the witch from files like Best Witches, the tombstones and fence from the Graveyard Fence Border, the Spooky House, the Howling Ghost, the tree  and Bats (to name a few).   Create an 8.5 by 5.5 inch rectangle then inline it at 0.5 to create a black frame with the center (inline) white, then line up your scene with each element overlapping the one next to it as well as the edges of the frame; select the whole group and Subtract Weld them together in your software. To create legions of lurid landscapes use the powerful software to modify the files to fit your fancy: rotate and crop the Haunted Spooky Tree (with Cut Straight Line) then duplicate to become a brier thicket foreground or use the Spooky Branch in a similar manner.



Hanging Bootiful Bats

Easy Hanging Bootiful Bats

Super quick and easy, these five mini projects will put the scare in your lair in under an heure (ok, that’s French for hour, but it rhymes! Poetic license peeps!) Lickety-Split Luminaries (est. 15 minutes) These are more like lamp shades, in that they have no bottoms or tops, but they’re perfect for quick and easy decorating.  Find your favorite creepy shapes in the Pazzles Craft Room and create your own scary scene with shapes such as the witch from files like Best Witches, the tombstones and fence from the Graveyard Fence Border, the Spooky House, the Howling Ghost, the tree  and Bats (to name a few).   Create an 8.5 by 5.5 inch rectangle then inline it at 0.5 to create a black frame with the center (inline) white, then line up your scene with each element overlapping the one next to it as well as the edges of the frame; select the whole group and Subtract Weld them together in your software. To create legions of lurid landscapes use the powerful software to modify the files to fit your fancy: rotate and crop the Haunted Spooky Tree (with Cut Straight Line) then duplicate to become a brier thicket foreground or use the Spooky Branch in a similar manner.


Freaky Fridge Face

Frighteningly Fast Freaky Fridge Face

Super quick and easy, these five mini projects will put the scare in your lair in under an heure (ok, that’s French for hour, but it rhymes! Poetic license peeps!) Lickety-Split Luminaries (est. 15 minutes) These are more like lamp shades, in that they have no bottoms or tops, but they’re perfect for quick and easy decorating.  Find your favorite creepy shapes in the Pazzles Craft Room and create your own scary scene with shapes such as the witch from files like Best Witches, the tombstones and fence from the Graveyard Fence Border, the Spooky House, the Howling Ghost, the tree  and Bats (to name a few).   Create an 8.5 by 5.5 inch rectangle then inline it at 0.5 to create a black frame with the center (inline) white, then line up your scene with each element overlapping the one next to it as well as the edges of the frame; select the whole group and Subtract Weld them together in your software. To create legions of lurid landscapes use the powerful software to modify the files to fit your fancy: rotate and crop the Haunted Spooky Tree (with Cut Straight Line) then duplicate to become a brier thicket foreground or use the Spooky Branch in a similar manner.


Conversation Pumpkins

Conversation Pumpkins

Super quick and easy, these five mini projects will put the scare in your lair in under an heure (ok, that’s French for hour, but it rhymes! Poetic license peeps!) Lickety-Split Luminaries (est. 15 minutes) These are more like lamp shades, in that they have no bottoms or tops, but they’re perfect for quick and easy decorating.  Find your favorite creepy shapes in the Pazzles Craft Room and create your own scary scene with shapes such as the witch from files like Best Witches, the tombstones and fence from the Graveyard Fence Border, the Spooky House, the Howling Ghost, the tree  and Bats (to name a few).   Create an 8.5 by 5.5 inch rectangle then inline it at 0.5 to create a black frame with the center (inline) white, then line up your scene with each element overlapping the one next to it as well as the edges of the frame; select the whole group and Subtract Weld them together in your software. To create legions of lurid landscapes use the powerful software to modify the files to fit your fancy: rotate and crop the Haunted Spooky Tree (with Cut Straight Line) then duplicate to become a brier thicket foreground or use the Spooky Branch in a similar manner.



Halloween Luminary

Lickety-Split Halloween Luminary

Super quick and easy, these five mini projects will put the scare in your lair in under an heure (ok, that’s French for hour, but it rhymes! Poetic license peeps!) Lickety-Split Luminaries (est. 15 minutes) These are more like lamp shades, in that they have no bottoms or tops, but they’re perfect for quick and easy decorating.  Find your favorite creepy shapes in the Pazzles Craft Room and create your own scary scene with shapes such as the witch from files like Best Witches, the tombstones and fence from the Graveyard Fence Border, the Spooky House, the Howling Ghost, the tree  and Bats (to name a few).   Create an 8.5 by 5.5 inch rectangle then inline it at 0.5 to create a black frame with the center (inline) white, then line up your scene with each element overlapping the one next to it as well as the edges of the frame; select the whole group and Subtract Weld them together in your software. To create legions of lurid landscapes use the powerful software to modify the files to fit your fancy: rotate and crop the Haunted Spooky Tree (with Cut Straight Line) then duplicate to become a brier thicket foreground or use the Spooky Branch in a similar manner.


Scrapbook Sketch Template

New Document Template: 2 Photos ...

This month's template is for a 1-page layout, giving you room for 2 photos (2 - 4"x4"). This could easily be converted to use for a 2-page layout and 4 photos. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software: Download the Document Template and save to your computer.  (It is named 2photos1.pvgt) Open the location of the downloaded file. Open a second window and go to Documents> Pazzles> Templates Go to Layouts folder created last month here.


Tombstone Candy Boxes

Tombstone Halloween Treat Boxes

It's getting closer and closer to Halloween and because I love this holiday so much, my decorations are spreading out all over my house. It's the spookiest time of the year and I love every detail of it. Although I think these tombstones would be even cooler made from paper, and life size, in my front yard, for now a mini size will have to do.



Autumn Window Cling Scarecrow

Window Cling: Scarecrow Wreath

When I was a girl I played with paper dolls. When our daughter was young, instead of using paper dolls, she played with die-cut vinyl pieces called Colorforms. Today we can cut our own shapes from vinyl cling material and create designs for placing on our windows, smooth surfaces, or for using in building creative designs on a vinyl covered board, much as our children did. Today, I had the opportunity to play with Pazzles Vinyl Cling material to make a cute fall decoration for my sliding glass door. I found a nice Scarecrow design and a Grapevine Wreath in the Pazzles Craft Room to adapt for this project.  Since the vinyl I was using was 9” wide, I resized the wreath to about 9” wide. Then I selected parts of the Scarecrow with pumpkin design that I needed. I wanted the scarecrow to be sitting on the edge of the wreath instead of standing, so I transformed the britches portion of the design into a banner. I resized the scarecrow pieces to fit nicely inside of the wreath.  I typed the text using the InVue software, with the Brightside Typeface, and thickened it by shadowing at .02”.


WCMD 2016: Making a Card ...

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale: There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. This next technique is a fun one, and I'll admit when I thought of it I kind of got a little giddy. I'm a true paper nerd I guess and I get excited about things like this! One of the latest trends is the look of a layered background overlay with different patterned papers cut and placed into the shapes made by the background cut outs.


WCMD 2016: Season’s Greetings Card

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale: There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. This fun card is just the thing to help you get started on your early card making for the holidays.  This card is a quick and simple option, with the machine doing the majority of the work, you just have to pull back the tabs and attach it to the front of your card.



WCMD 2016: Wood Paper Card

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale:There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. Our first hour features a super cool product from Et Cetera Papers (formerly Arc Crafts). This real wood paper comes with an adhesive backing and cuts beautifully on the Inspiration Creative Cutters. It's flexible enough to bend, and you can print, stamp, and ink it. For today's project I grabbed two different wood colors (Cherry Wood and Birch Wood) and made a fall card.


Paper Purse

Scallop Flower Purse

Isn’t this a cute little purse?  I found this purse in the Pazzles Craft Room and thought it would be perfect for a 15-minute project. This little purse would be nice for party favors, money, or a gift card.  As usual though, I’ll be filling mine with wrapped candy, especially the Cherry and Apple Jolly Ranchers I love to eat! There’s only two pieces for the purse.  The sides of the purse are folded inward.  All you have to do is fold along the scored lines and you’ll be finished with assembly in a jiffy.


One Sheet Wonder Card Set

One Sheet Wonder Cards

Quickly make a card using just one sheet of paper, enjoy them just as they are or embellish with extras for the perfect easy, quick card!



Sarcastic Comment Mugs

These sarcastic comment mugs will fend off any unwelcome morning conversation and give you time to transition from your bed to reality. They also make awesome gifts!


Lunch Sack Animal Toppers

Animal Toppers Cutting Collection

Create your own little zoo with our Animal Toppers Cutting Collection.  Each topper is sized to fit a sandwich zipper bag, but they can also be used on brown lunch sacks or resized to fit whatever party favor bags you have on hand. Delight someone with a bear full of gummy bears or a frog full of green jelly beans. These are sure to be a hit for party favors, or just because.


Apple Hershey Nugget Box for Back to School

Apple Nugget Box Card

Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today. It’s my turn to share here in the Craft Room. This month I was tasked with making a project with a school theme. I decided to make this super cute and fun treat card for my grandson for his first day of 4th grade! I used the Apple Nugget Box Card file I created for the Craft Room Library.  I started with some Kraft cardstock for the base. I then turned to the DCWV Edumacation Stack for the patterned papers. I also used some red cardstock for the outer apple shapes.



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