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Projects and tips that are perfect for people just getting started

Make a Simple Luminary

Luminaries have been a common Halloween and Christmas decoration for decades. It isn't hard to understand why. They are easy to make and can create an eerie glow for Halloween or a warm holiday welcome for Christmas. Traditionally they were intended to line the sidewalk as a greeting leading up to the front door. Usually they were made from plain paper bags filled with sand to weigh them down and a candle provided the light. While the luminaries in today's lesson are for the indoors only, they make an easy, spooky greeting for the Halloween season.

Kiss Cut Line Length Example Pumpkin and Star

Too Big, Too Small or ...

Proportion can make a significant difference when you are creating a design for a card or scrapbook page. The details on the design should enhance it and not detract from it. Tiny accents and lines on a large project can get lost. Putting large details on a small image will overwhelm it. Sometimes you need to use both types in order to get the right effect. I love the kiss cut tool to add details but sometimes the default size is way too small for my project. Are you like me and had forgotten that there are 2 sizes of kiss cut lines available in the Inspiration Studio Software?

Pop Up Borders

Sometimes, when I am focused on scrapbook pages, I forget about design elements such as pop ups and windows with flaps. I tend to think that when a page is slipped inside of a sheet protector all of the fun movement is trapped inside. I realize that that is not always true. I have resolved to cast aside my tunnel vision and see what ways I can use these dimensional elements in my projects.

Twirled Flowers

Create these six dimensional flowers simply be twirling the paper around a pencil and then curling the petals down. So simple and yet so beautiful you will want to make a whole bouquet!

Drink Collar

August is here and for many of you that means the heat is really settling in. So this project is just a little reminder to HYDRATE yourself! Drink that water people! This cute and simple project is great for mass producing water bottles for any outdoor event including sports games, practices, weddings, and pool parties. Today's project is also special because we are giving it away to EVERYONE for FREE. Just a little gift from us to you to thank you for being part of the Pazzles family! We are also providing the SVG for this cutting file for those of you that are using MTC or SCAL with your Inspiration!

Friends are Sweet Treats Popsicle ...

When I think of summer time, I think of cold drinks, shade and cool treats. I still remember the homemade popsicles that were made from Kool-Aid (at least that’s how they were made in my house). I love those memories as a kid playing out in the pool and then cooling off with a Popsicle. This treat was usually shared with my Golden Retriever, Rocky. I guess when you’re a kid germs don’t seem to bother you as much!

Easter Flowers

There’s nothing like a great project, but a project that’s easy to assemble and has a big impact—that’s even better! I loved these cute Easter egg flowers that Chris designed. What a fantastic way to dress up your eggs and display them. When she brought them in to the office I instantly started assembling the perfect flower. Then the next thing I knew I had created three, and if it wouldn’t have been in the middle of the work day well I probably would have hung out at her desk all day!

Football Chain

This football paper chain is incredibly easy to make and is just the right amount of clever decorating that won't be too girly. Putting this project together will only take a matter of minutes and it can be used to dress up your serving table or living room.

Owl Holder

Little owl holder for a pixie stick or pencil. Perch this adorable owl on a pixie stick or pencil branch and give to a special someone!

Mini Candy Bar Holder

Small case for holding mini candy bar chocolates This sweet little case with a slit inside perfect for holding mini candy bars.

Heart Lollipop Holder

An adorable holder that can be used two ways. This versatile candy holder that can be used to store small candies or to top a lollipop!

Cute Owl Treat Holder

An adorable holder that can be used two ways. This versatile candy holder that can be used to store small candies or to top a lollipop!

Simple Folded Box

This simple box folded card conceals your valentine message and sweets!

Fluttering By Sucker

This adorable butterfly valentine requires no glue! Simply cut two sets of wings and use the pen tool for a message if you wish, then slide a dum dum through the slits!

You Rock Pop Rocks

Pocket holder perfectly sized for pop rock packets This rocking valentine is perfect for tweens and teenagers who would rather not be overly "cutesy".

Sweet Treat Bags

Did you know that Valentine's day is on it's way? Are you sitting in your house looking around at Christmas decorations that still need to be put in boxes? Are you unable to FIND your Christmas decorations underneath the mess left from the holiday chaos? Don't worry! You are on your own for boxing the Christmas decorations but with a few great ideas from the Craft Room you can knock out your Valentine to-do's.

Winter Branch

I have a feeling that most of our Pazzles friends are out shopping on this day-after-Thanksgiving. I personally avoid shopping on Black Friday and decorate my house for Christmas instead. I thought it would be fun to have a little treat for all of you faithful 'Pazzle People' who visit the website on what would otherwise be a very slow day.

Last Minute Halloween Idea

I threw a Halloween party last night and wanted to share some of my party ideas with any of you who may be trying to find some last minute Halloween ideas.

No-Mess Pumpkins

All the fun with none of the mess! 9 different faces that you can mix and match for tons of options!

School Days

School is just getting in to swing for most of us. Perhaps you had excellent intentions to get all of your scrapbooking done this summer but life just got in the way! Or you hoped to have more free time once the kids were in school but between packing lunches, helping with homework, and driving to a thousand after school events, you begin to realize that was just wishful thinking. Either way, you could use some help getting your school pictures scrapbooked (This years, last years, or ten years ago it doesn't matter!). So here is my gift to all of you busy scrapbooking mothers out there who could use a hand.

Simple Gifts

Recently my daughter had pictures taken of her 3 month old baby boy, Dustin. I was along, of course, as I like to help pay for the photos. Little Dustin was so cooperative and it seemed like every picture was a “keeper”. As usual, I went a little overboard choosing pictures. Once the pictures were distributed to all the relatives we still had a bunch of wallet photos left. I turned to my Inspiration to come up with a way to use those cute little wallet photos.

Star Attraction

I hope you had a great Fourth of July! I know I did. I ate way too much food, stayed up way too late and had way too much to clean up on Monday. Now that I have recovered it is time to look at the pictures I took. I have 9 grandchildren who live nearby and the annual fireworks-in-the-backyard event gives me lots of great pictures to scrapbook. I had one picture of my grandson, Jeshua, from last year that begged to be the ONLY picture on the page. I like the idea of featuring a single picture on the page but don’t always want to fill the page by using a lot of journaling. That is when I like to use paper lace overlays. They fill the page, add dimension and are a lot of fun to design. Pazzles sells a wonderful CD of paper lace designs but you can also make them yourself.

4th of July Layout

Happy Independence weekend! From everyone here at Pazzles I want to wish you a wonderful (and safe!) 4th of July. We hope your weekend is filled with sunny skies, friends, family, food, and fireworks!!

Father’s Day CD Cases

Father's Day is this coming Sunday! Finding a gift for dad can sometimes be difficult, not to mention making a card! Many of us are so drawn to the beautiful designs that include lace, pink, flowers, and elegant girly designs that when it comes to something for the boys we are a little lost. We decided to tackle two birds with one stone by making a Father's Day card that doubles as a holder for a small gift, all done with a recycled CD case!

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