Beginner Friendly

Projects and tips that are perfect for people just getting started


Candy Bar Wrappers

Father’s Day Candy Wrappers

Dads wear lots of shirts, and sometimes many different ones in a single day. These candy wrappers include a flannel shirt, suit and tie, scrubs and a t-shirt you can customize for whatever your dad is into.


Floating Butterfly Rainbow Card

A pretty butterfly overlay reveals rainbow colors under each wing. Add any sentiment and a little string for a perfect any-occasion card.


monogram mom card

Monogram Mother’s Day Cards

Alright Mother's Day procrastinators, I've got you covered! Today I have the easiest Mother's Day card ever. This is even easier than driving to the store and buying one. Our Floral Monogram Cutting Collection has been well received, so today I've created a floral monogram mom card. The card itself is just three pieces. Just glue them together and embellish with flowers or gems. Your mom will be impressed with the beautiful card you put together ten minutes before the party.



Grade School Scrapbook Layout

While talking to my friend the other day about her daughter's graduation, the following problem came up. She started to tell me that she realized she didn't have any completed scrapbooks or boards done for her daughter and she wasn't sure how she could get 18 years of books finished by the time graduation and her party arrived. She didn't know what to do. As we talked, I offered the solution of doing just one page per year with just her class photo on it. Then to make it even quicker and easier, she would just needed to come up with 12 color schemes and she could do the same basic layout throughout. She could then put them in an album for all to see or put them on boards for the party, and then when the party was done, she would have pages for a scrapbook.


Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Cutting Collection

This cute Spring Cleaning Cutting Collection might just convince you that cleaning looks fun. At least I'm hoping that it works on my children. I created this little chore chart for our refrigerator so I can assign chores. When they've completed their chore, they can move the chore off their name. I love these little miniature icons and I'll probably make a name tag for myself so I can move the little pieces around too. I'm always looking for excuses to play with paper.


Decorative File Folders

Being organized is a great feeling, but being organized with cute office supplies is even better. Create labels and covers that you can adhere on the front and inside of any standard pre-purchased file folder.



Love Cards Project Pattern

These lovely cards are as easy as can be to make - just drag and drop your favorite elements to make dozens of unique cards!


Wood and Vinyl Giant Wall Ruler

Wood and Vinyl Giant Wall ...

This ruler for your wall is perfect for a new mom, grandparent, teacher or anyone that you think might want to 'measure up.' No need to spend up to $100 dollars for this wonderful addition to any home or classroom when you can personalize your very own.


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.



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.


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.



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.


Tropical Luau Lei

A friend and I have planned a trip to celebrate her 30th birthday. We thought Hawaii would be the perfect getaway. With that in mind, I decided making paper Lei’s would be a fun way to share my “Inspiration” and travel in style. If sandy beaches aren’t in your wake this summer season, I hope you find time to make your own backyard Luau BBQ and create paper Lei’s for each of your guests. Mahalo!


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!



Daytona Beach Scrapbook Layout

We go to Daytona Beach once a year. This year I got a fantastic family picture to scrapbook. I knew I wanted the picture to be as large on the layout as possible, so I printed it at home at the biggest size possible which is 8.5" x 11". Next I went to the Craft Room and found tons of beachy files to play with. I used Beach Chair, Bikini Starfish, Sandy Bucket, Simple Shells, Tropical Christmas and Sand Dollar cutting files. The really neat thing about this layout is that I was able to design it in the software complete with picture, so I would know what it would look like when it was all done.


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.


DIY Embellishments: Patchwork Paper Pieces

I keep thinking about making a quilt. I've been looking at quilt patterns as a way to give myself a pep talk and convince myself that I can actually do it. Quilt patterns are kind of amazing. When you look at a finished block you see a butterfly, but when you look really close you see a series of triangles and squares that make up that butterfly. It fascinates me! To wrap up this week of DIY embellishments I've created a set of eight patchwork inspired embellishment pieces. One of the Design Team Members mentioned having difficulty with this assignment because to her, everything she creates with her Inspiration is an embellishment, which is very true. The idea behind this week is to have a bit of a cutting binge and make some embellishments ahead of time to have on hand. We wanted to encourage you to look at those packages of embellishments at the store and instead of buying them, make your own.



Candy Bowties

Candy Filled Bow Ties for ...

My dad is a hard man to give gifts to. He really doesn't have any hobbies besides reading and attending all of his grand kids sporting events. Nothing themed ever fits the bill for his gifts. He doesn't hunt, fish, golf or do any of the other manly things fathers do. As a result he usually gets a new book or two and a treat for every major holiday. I've learned you really can't go wrong with candy. And although my dad doesn't wear bow ties either, this year he's getting his candy with a bit of style. There are two versions of today's project. The first is a simple tag to attach to a bag of candy. I've included tags sized for both the larger bags of candy and the individual sized bags.


Clothespin Puppets

Make these little clothespin character puppets to help keep little hands busy. This is a great way to take existing cutting files in the Craft Room and turn them into puppets too!


All Hopped Up Layout

This layout is often how I felt after an Easter egg hunt with my children and grandchildren. It will be a fun way to show the excitement of young and old as they enjoy the day.



Tic Tac Toe Valentine

Tic tac toe game valentine. Put a personalized note inside with the Xs and Os and tuck the heart shaped tab closure to close the envelope.


Treat Cups

Heart Treat Cup

This fun little cup is very quick and easy to make. You just need to fold and glue, then add a special treat. I chose to use just a solid card stock and then use twine to put the tag on.




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