15 Minute Projects

Quick and easy projects using images from the Craft Room Library


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.


Yurt Lantern

Yurt Shaped Lantern

Our family likes to go tent camping, so I started this project with the idea of a dome tent. I looked through the Pazzles Craft Room for a 3D project with a dome shape that I might use for the tent. I found the Hot Air Balloon Box design with a nice dome shape, so decided to use the top portion of that file for my tent. After I cut it out, my husband commented that it looked more like a Yurt. When I looked up Yurt, I learned that it is a portable, round tent, covered with skins or felt, and used as a dwelling.  The structure includes latticework for walls. That gave me the idea to add a section of lattice around the walls of my design to make a Yurt. You will find the resulting Yurt file in the Pazzles Craft Room.



Popsicle Shaped Card

Pen Tool: Popsicle Card

Summer time is always a good time for a cool treat.  Why not have a party and invite people over to enjoy?  If you are not using your Pen Tool this is a great time to pull it out and have fun.  For this project I used the Popsicles file in the Craft Room then created a duplicate and welded the two together to make the card shape. The outside of the card I used purple card stock for the base and layered the orange and white on top. I used my Pen Tool to draw the letters for 'Let's Celebrate' and the inside of the card.


Mouse Birthday Card

Did you know that the InVue software has built in templates for card making? If you have not looked at these templates you are missing out on some good resources for quickly creating a card. Here is a video to show you more about the Document Templates. I have created a quick 15 minute project for you.


Pen Tool: Decorative Envelopes

Making envelopes is fun.  I have to be careful how I design them because sometimes I add too many decorations and forget I need to put them in the mail. For this project I chose to make a scalloped envelope named Deep Scallop Envelope located in the Craft Room Library.  You can make this envelope any size, but I chose to keep it small so I could add a small “Thank You” insert.



13 photo School Layout Sketch

New Document Template: 13 Photos ...

With school just around the corner, I realized it would be nice to have a template to be able to add school pictures too.  You can do one photo per year, or do a layout for each school year. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software:


Hawaii Vacation Layout

Vacation Layout/ Layout de Vacaciones

This year my vacation happened sooner than I thought, because last April my husband won a prize at his company for his excellent results at the end of the year. The company planned an event for all of these employees around the world. This year the place for this amazing event was Hawaii. It was a dream. We went to The Ritz Carlton at Maui Island. The island is full of contrast; there are beaches, mountains, volcanoes and waterfalls.


Summer Style Pocket Cards Collection

Summer Style Pocket Cards Cutting ...

There's so much to love about lazy summer days on the beach and this collection captures it all. Each of these pocket cards has a little mini beach scene on it that reminds me of our last beach vacation and dreams of a trip to Hawaii.



Flying Paper Fish

I am always looking for fun little crafts I can do with my grandkids.  I saw a video one day of these really cute 'moveable' fish and knew I had to figure out how to make them.  After some trial and error, I was finally able to get them figured out. My granddaughter already loves her "Pying Pish" and was so excited to show it to her mommy and daddy.


Watermelon Ice Bucket, Planter and ...

For this quick summer project I grabbed an empty #10 can (that never made it to being a stomper for my kids AND that was opened with a safety opener to avoid sharp edges!).  I also grabbed a glass cutting board that I got at a thrift store and have had for quite awhile and use regularly.  I washed them up, dried them, and spray painted the can only (inside and out) with clear Krylon to seal it so it won’t rust and any rust already present won’t get onto other things.  I used the new Backyard Summer Collection: Watermelon wedge to create layered vinyl embellishments for a shabby chic ice bucket (or plant pot, or plastic utensil/napkin holder, or vase, or throw some colored tissue inside and fill it with mini muffins for a housewarming or hostess gift. . .) and matching, washable cutting board. I resized the entire watermelon wedge to about 4 inches square, separated the parts and created a 0.02 inline of just the red wedge.  I then created a 0.04 inline of the new smaller red wedge and the light green rind piece and cut 3 sets of these from white vinyl to layer directly behind the red wedge and light green pieces on the can; the white pieces were only used on the can.  I cut six sets of the whole watermelon wedge (using the smaller red wedge, not the original) from the corresponding colors of vinyl and adhered them to the can in this order: white wedges, red wedges, dark green (outer) rind, white (of lighter green/inner rind piece), light green inner rind and the black seeds.


Flower Tea Light Set

Tea Light Paper Flowers

One of my favorite past projects in the Craft Room Library was the Rosette Snowflake Tea Lights Christine created several years ago. I loved the concept and wanted a summer version, so for today's project I made flower tea lights. These can be attached to packages, used as table centerpieces, or added to summer BBQ decor. I'm saving these for a girly tea party I'm hosting later this summer. The file contains four different flower options: hibiscus, rose, daisy, and water lily. My favorite is the rose. Make a bunch of the same kind, or mix and match the different flowers.



Pen Tool Bookmark

Pen Tool: Reader’s Gift Tag ...

I am a member of a reader's club. We started in January of this year and we already have read a book per month. Every month we meet to share our opinions and feelings about the book. The June meeting was at my house, so I decided to do something for the members related to the book. The book we read was Passion India, written by Javier Moro. He is a Spanish writer. I love the way he writes. One of the assignments for me, this month was to use the Pazzles Pen Tool, a tool I love.


Celebrate/A Celebrar

It is a good idea to have a plenty of Birthday cards to celebrate these specials dates.  There are cards in several styles. Today I want to show a fancy birthday card.  For me a card of this type sounds elegant.  For the inspiration I searched in the best place for that, the Pazzles Craft Room; it is full of inspiration and files. I got interested in the Fun Fold 2 Cutting file collection. 


New Document Template: 4 Photos ...

This month's template is for a 1-page layout, giving you room for 4 photos (1 - 5"x7" and 3 - 4"x4"). This could easily be converted to use for a 2-page layout and 8 photos. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software:



Cut Away Shaped Edge Cards

By now you likely have figured out that I love to make cards. It's my thing, and I know there are many of you out there that consider it your thing too. It's so much fun to come up with fun designs to cut on the Pazzles Vue that could never be made without this amazing machine. Shaped cards are one of my favorite ways to show off the Pazzles Vue and this is a different take on that idea. These cards are shaped on just one edge. There are four designs to choose from. Each card has an inner piece with a bit of Pen Tool detailing.


Make a holiday trivet with a dollar store trivet-Dollar Store Craft Idea

Fourth of July Trivet with ...

Are you looking for a kitchen décor item to help with the celebration of the Fourth of July? Pull out your vinyl and take note of how to assemble this easy project. For this project I will supply you with instructions on putting vinyl on a clear trivet that you can pick up at the Dollar Tree. This trivet is nice for putting those hot pans on in the kitchen. From the Pazzles Craft Room Library I used the July 4th Set file. I used the firework explosion cut file from this set. I used the cut path with line scissors to cut a line through the image.  Once the project was cut in half, I highlighted one section and using the up arrow key about 15 times created an opening for my name.


Round Monogram Project Pattern

Round Monogram Project Pattern

Make personalized cards, invitations, gifts and décor using round monograms for a classic touch. This month’s InVue Project Pattern makes it easy to design perfectly rounded monograms in just a few simple steps.



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