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Projects and tips that are perfect for people just getting started

Origami Pinwheel and Card

A cute origami pinwheel complete with folding instructions. Use as a full sized pinwheel or as an adorable decoration. Card includes different sentiments: "Happy 4th", "Happy Birthday", "For You", and "Celebrate"!

Farm Animal Boxes

My dad has been and always will be a dairy farmer. Oh sure, we pulled him in to the scrapbooking business for quite a while but as the saying goes you can take the man out of the dairy, but you can't take the... Okay maybe that isn't quite the saying but you get what I mean! So when I needed a gift box for him I decided to turn a gable box in to a cow. The little cow turned out so adorable and was so easy I decided to make him a few little friends. Aren't they adorable? These are a very quick project and are so cute. I hope you enjoy them!

Tie Tag

Father’s day is just right around the corner. Maybe you celebrate by enjoying a family BBQ or by hitting dad’s favorite burger joint. Whatever your plans are for the big day, mark dads favorite beverage with a tie tag and let him know how much he is loved and appreciated.

Moustache Heart Card

A mustache card! Honestly how were we going to get through this masculine card series without a mustache card? This card is very easy to make and though it is simple, I think it is also adorable! I have also included alternative text so the card can say "Thank You" or "Happy Birthday". With how in trend mustaches are right now I am sure you can find someone who will love this card!

Western Shirt Card

Western Shirt Card

For all the dads out there who are country at heart from their boots to their hat, I created this card just for you. Let that special cow poke in your life know how much they’re loved by creating this cute western shirt card. Yee Haw!!

You Are A Treasure Button Card

You Are A Treasure Button ...

Button, button, who's got a button? This card centers around a big button. So go dig through your stash of buttons (we both know you have one) and find one! You can then easily coordinate your paper colors to match the button for a perfect card for any occasion. y the way, you may have noticed that today's card and yesterday's card both use stamps from Verve®. We are loving their stamps and think you will too so if you haven't already taken advantage of the coupon for 15% off all Verve stamps at maybe today should be the day! Come back tomorrow for another card in our Masculine Card series!

Pennant Card

Pennant Card

I love this card for a couple reasons. First of all it is a wonderful way to use up small scraps you have laying around. Secondly, it can easily be adapted to any color theme which means it is easy to make this a girl card too! I also love that it is just classic and elegant. I hope you enjoy this second card in our Masculine Card series!

Origami Tie Card

June means a lot of things to me - half way through the year, summer vacation, and both Father's day and my father's birthday. So as we were thinking on projects for this month, I naturally started thinking about "man" cards. For most of us, manly cards are a struggle. There are so many options out there for girly things between ribbons, rhinestones, flowers and swirls; when it comes to the guys on the other hand I am often at a loss. Our team decided to face this challenge head on and bring you a series of masculine cards that hopefully will help you always have the card you need for the men in your life. We hope you enjoy this card series!

Make Your Own Box

One of the most requested video topics is based on a class that I teach at the Pazzles Retreats. I have come up with a fast way to make boxes that virtually eliminates line guides and rulers. After the ladies see how I do it at the retreats, they always ask if I will do a video lesson on my method. Since I have not wanted to reveal my "secrets" before I taught the class, I have waited until now to share it with all of you.

Hot Air Balloon Card

I was inspired to make this card for my mother because riding in a hot air balloon is on her bucket list.I have gotten so used to having the freedom to create whatever I want on the Inspiration I tend to kind of forget how "the rest of the world" lives! Shaped cards like this one are super easy to make. I made a video a while back on shaped cards so if you haven't seen it I am including it with this blog so that the next time you need a special card for a special gift you will know exactly how to make it!

Party Cups

Custom Party Cups

Have you ever gone to the party store to buy paper goods for a party? I seem to want to take things up a notch especially for graduation and baby events. I have found myself wandering the aisles looking at all the great paper plates, napkins, cups and banners. I might even put them in my cart and then...I pull most of it back out again. It is so expensive! It also seems like I can never find the right colors of paper goods to match the graduation colors.

Graduation Cap Box

Graduation Cap Box

It’s that time of year when school is almost out for summer. That means that graduation is just right around the corner for our proud 2012 graduates. Whether it’s high school or college graduation I hope that this graduation cap box will add the perfect touch to your party decor and favors. Not only does it make a nice gift filled with sweet treats and money for the lucky grad, but it’s also a great way for guests to remember this special event as well.

Eiffel Tower Box

An adorable Eiffel tower box that you can fill with Parisian treats (or Hershey's kisses).

Custom Easter Eggs with Vinyl Resist

Vinyl Easter Egg Stickers

Add a new twist to egg decorating this year by making vinyl stickers for the eggs that are a kind of mask that would prevent color from getting on the area of the egg underneath it.

Lollipop Covers with Verve™ Stamps

I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Easter is almost here! Over here in the west side of the country we've been having chillier weather than normal . In fact we had a heavy snow fall just a few days ago! You can imagine that the weather is making it even harder to put my mind in spring mode! I think however, that this project did the trick for me. This project is so simple and I just love how it turned out.

Cupcake Wrappers and Pedestal

Flower Cupcake Wrappers and Pedestals

Spring is in the air! At my house the Daffodils and Tulips are peaking through the soil, the robins are returning and the grass is beginning to turn green. At this time of year I tend to have flowers on the brain. I can't wait to see the first flowers bloom. All of my project ideas seem to feature a flower in them somewhere. Today's project is no exception

So Lucky To Have You ...

Easy and clever treat bag. Fill with Lucky charms or other treats for the perfect "just because" or St. Patrick's day gift!

I’m Lovin’ You Fry Box

Mini fry box with yellow twizzler "fries" inside. This is a fun treat that any kid, big or small, will enjoy receiving!

Eye Love You

Eye Love You Card

This clever and very easy card reveals a monster when you open the card. I am sure some little monster in your life will love this card!

Time 4 Luv

Time 4 Luv Candy or ...

It must be "Time 4 Luv"! This adorable band can easily wrap around your favorite candies. It isn't just a band either, remove the band and put it around your wrist so you can always know what time it is...well...sort of!

Kiss and Rolo Candy Pencil

These adorable pencils are actually a cleverly disguised Rolo candy with a Hershey's Kiss tip! These are very very easy to make and so cute! Great idea for teachers!

Heart Top Box

This super easy treat box has a heart shaped window and top. A great last minute box to make.

Ruffles and Pleats Cards

I love ruffles and pleats. They can soften a project that is too stark and add class to something that is too simple. Usually, I use fabric ruffled ribbons to add to my projects. But pretty as the ruffled and pleated fabric trims are, they can be a costly addition to my design. Recently I decided to try my hand at making my own ruffled and pleated ribbon out of paper.

Paper Quilting

Are you like me? Do you hate to throw away even the smallest piece of paper? I just can't bear to toss those nice strips of paper left over from projects. They are too small to cut anything out of but still...they might be useful! Of course, I can use them as borders and under edges of frames but I seem to manage to accumulate more than I can use. In today's Tricky Tuesday I am going to show you how a quilt project inspired me to find a way to use those strips of paper.

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