Gifts




Fall Treat Box Cut Files

Turkey and Scarecrow Fall Treat ...

Super cute and fun treat boxes - the turkey and scarecrow are shared here along with instructions. The other three can be found in the Craft Room library!



Halloween Wicked Witch Treat Bag

Halloween Treat Bag

It’s almost Halloween and time for the treats to eat and give away! I confess that I’m not a Halloween fan, but I do enjoy the candy.


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.


Engraving Tool: Mixed Media Ocean ...

I recently enjoyed being a student in the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103.  I had taken courses 101 and 102 previously, each time immensely enjoying the process and play involved, and learning about how to mix various products and colors so as to not “create mud,” but to create something wonderful.  I find the process of creating to be most therapeutic, and my Pazzles Creative Cutter certainly brings me to the next level, combining a variety of techniques, tools and Pazzles Craft Room designs to create art to decorate my home. My Ocean Treasures piece was inspired by the latest mermaid design in the Pazzles Craft Room, created by Miss Kate. This cute mermaid caught my eye, however I wanted her sitting on a rock, so I needed to perform a little “surgery” in my InVue software.  Using the scissors tools, I could swap the body of a seated mermaid with the head and arms of the one I preferred. I also found a wonderful assortment of rocks and ocean themed designs in the Pazzles Craft Room. Engraving round metal jewelry blanks with appropriate quotes seemed like a good solution for my vision of golden treasures, thanks to the Engraving On Sequins video in the Craft Room, I was able to do this with ease. To make the letters stand out,  white picket fence distress crayon was smeared over the letters, the excess rubbed off with a finger. The smudged appearance gave the illusion of being made old by sand and water. The rocks, sand, mermaid and scalloped shell were cut from watercolor paper, using the Pen Tool with drawing pencil for the mermaid’s face.  Various distress inks and texture paste colored with distress ink created the look of the rocks and sand. Watercolor pencils were used to color the hair and face of the mermaid, with ink blended in the background for the skin colors.



Music Bag and Binder

Music Book Bag and Binder

As school is starting, it is a great time to help our students get organized with book bags and notebooks. Creating custom decorations for them using our Pazzles cutters and Duct tape adds a special touch which is simple. I purchased a bag to decorate from Joann.com in the 13” wide size, perfect for holding music books. Walmart had binders on sale, so I picked up a black one. The Pazzles Craft Room has so many wonderful cutting designs that could be used to  decorate these item with any theme. I decided to decorate mine with a simple keyboard design. I had white Duct tape on hand which made experimentation easy. The attached file worked well for cutting the keys from strips of Duct tape that is 1.9” wide.


Embossed Metal Pumpkin

Embossing Tool: Fabulous 3D Pumpkin ...

Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today, and I have a super fun project to share with you.  As I looked around my craft room, I spied some of that fun metal craft I had used on a previous project. I decided that I wanted to do something with it, but what? I headed over to Pinterest to see what would spark my creative juices. I was going through some pins….Like most crafty hearts….I can really get lost down the rabbit…err Pinterest hole! But then it hit…inspiration. I saw these wonderful little “pumpkins” made out of mason jar lids….HERE.  I didn’t have the Mason jar lids, but I had my craft metal and my Pazzles!!!  So I went to work designing the pattern for the embossing. I didn’t just want to cut the metal into strips. Once I finished designing the strips, I used the Pazzles Embossing Tool and embossed the pattern and then cut them out. I cut out a total of 8 strips. You can find the file for this project here: Pazzles Craft Room 3D Pumpkin File.


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!




Electronic Key Fob/Ring Box

My daughter got her driver’s license this summer.  It’s an all new experience for me as she is my oldest. Of course she is having the time of her life, while I sit at home and worry about her safety…lol.  As you probably guessed she is going through gas like its water! I made this fun electronic key ring box to surprise her with a gas gift card.  You could also add a gift card for new tires or to a local repair/auto shop. Or, if you really want to surprise your recipient, you could put a key to a new car inside!


Home Decor Vacation Shaker Frame

Have you ever had something like sand, seashells or any other very small piece of memorabilia that you didn't know how to share?   This week's project was created with just this in mind. While on vacation, Jeff and I picked up some very tiny seashells that were perfectly shaped, but too small for basic display, so I began thinking of ideas of how to display them.  I thought of shaker cards, but that was just not going to work.  That is when I realized I could do a simple frame with a shaker box on it.  This would allow me to put the year, location, add a photo, and have the memorabilia all in one place.



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.



Piano Box with Musical Rose

Digital Paper: Piano Box with ...

Recently I was crafting with six of our young grandchildren, ages two through 10, and wanted an easy project for them to make quickly.  I had made some musical roses from the Twirled Flower Rose file in the Pazzles Craft Room recently and needed to make more. After I made one, the children each wanted to make their own. I quickly printed some sheet music on both sides of regular printer paper, resized the Twirled flower file in the InVue software to 8” wide to fill the 8.5”x11” paper, and the children were dazzled as they watched the Vue cutter make swirls around the printed paper on the mat. I showed them how to start wrapping the outside end of the cut strip around a pencil, and keep wrapping until all of the paper was wrapped. We put some clear drying glue on the last inside bit of paper, set it on the table and let it unwrap until we liked the size.



Flat Top Milk Cartons

I love making unique treat containers to deliver to friends. I get joy out of making it and my friends (hopefully) get joy out of receiving something handmade. It's a win win! I wanted to make something versatile this time that could be adapted to any holiday or occasion, so I created a spin off of the traditional milk carton. This one has a flat top and closes with a tie. The files for this project include lots of different options for embellishing. Besides a few tags and sentiment banners, there are cutting files and instructions for a rolled rose.


Paper Checkers and Chess Board

I love playing board games with my family. It’s a great way to spend time with them and have fun at the same time.  One of the games my kids love the most is checkers.  I created this checkers game to celebrate the fun we have playing it.  The neat thing about this checker board is that you can create it in any colors you like.  You can also add anything to the tops of the pieces instead of the traditional stars and crowns. Think, pink and purple with flowers and hearts, or maybe actual pictures of your families faces. You can use the crown file I’ve included and take a picture of them wearing the crown for the king side of the checker. 


Paper Flower Bouquets

I found a petal from the rose bush outside of my studio, and decided to fashion one with a similar shape out of a triangle using the Pazzles InVue software. You can find the cutting file for the resulting 3DRose in the Pazzles Craft Room Library. These files came in handy for creating paper bouquets for my son's wedding. Here's how I assembled the roses. The first layer formed the flower bud when the sides of one petal were hot glued to an opposite petal. The remaining 3 petals were hot glued about 1/3 of the way up from the base of each petal, and adhered to the forming bud. The back center of the next layer was hot glued to the first, with the petals positioned alternately to those of the first. A thin line of hot glue was applied to the base of each petal, which was folded up to adhere to the forming bud. The corners of each petal were curled away from the center of the bud using the small end of a small paint brush. This process was repeated with all of the layers except the last one. The last layer was simply glued in the center back, with no glue required at the base of the petals.



Sunshine House Mini Album

Today's project is back by popular demand! Our National Scrapbook Day Sunshine House Mini Album was available for only a few hours back in 2013 but we continue to get requests for the files. So today we are pulling these files out of the vault and giving them to Craft Room Members.


Engraved Frame Box

Hello Pazzles Craft Room friends, Melinda here with you today.Today I am using the Pazzles Engraving Tool. I love that our machine has the ability to use several different tools to create various projects on all sorts of mediums.   I decided to create a memorial box for our beloved fur baby that crossed Rainbow Bridge almost a year ago. She was with us for many years and was my son’s childhood buddy, so it had to be special. I started by designing the project. I created the frame of the design and then used the engraving settings to create the “fill lines”.  I then used a chunky serif type font for her name letters and did the same. For her birth and death date, I used one of the single stroke fonts that is in the program. The frame file is available exclusively in the Craft Room Library.


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.



Pineapple Box

The pineapple is the national symbol of hospitality. It started way back in Columbus’s Day. He discovered the fruit and brought it back to the states, but farmers couldn’t figure out a way to make it grow outside its normal environment. The fruit quickly became an expensive commodity as it was not easy to ship without spoiling. Only honored and distinguished guests were gifted the extremely expensive whole pineapples and mostly by royalty. Even though today the pineapple is readily available, it still remains a symbol of welcome.


Iron On Material Cell Phone

Iron-On Vinyl: Elephant Cell Phone ...

Sometimes we just don’t want to carry a purse to run a quick errand, but we need the cell phone, just in case. I made a black denim cell phone pouch from jeans I cut into shorts. Hey, recycling is good. I used flowers from the Pazzles Craft Room Library. I also, found the elephant in the Single Stroke Designs category.


Brick Wall Mixed Media

Pazzles Stencil Material: Brick Wall ...

Melinda here with you today. I am super excited to share my project with you today. This month I was tasked with creating a project that used the Pazzles Stencil Material. So here is what I came up with!  I created this wall hanging. I started by using the Pazzles Stencil Material . I was real excited when I got my hands on some. It is a much lighter weight than the typical stencil sheets you get at the craft and hobby stores. That means you can get a lot more creative with the type of cuts. I used the Brick Wall file. I created it in my Pazzles Software. Once I was happy with the look, I cut it out of the material. It cut like BUTTER!!! I used a semi-used mat and it had no trouble sticking down while it cut all the “bricks” out. Once I was done cutting the material, I turned to the internet and made some homemade gesso. I found a tutorial online.  I used the baking soda, paint and glue version. Once I mixed that up, I simply laid my stencil down on my canvas and spread the gesso all over. I really didn’t need any adhesive to hold the stencil down as I just carefully went over it with the gesso.



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