The Twelve Gifts of Christmas ...

As most of you know, each year the incredible staff at Pazzles spend the holiday season bringing you the creative and adorable projects that you desperately need during this exciting season of fun and memories! This year, the design team at Pazzles have chosen to do something different but equally creative! Without further ado, we would like to introduce the Twelve Gifts of Christmas collection!

Christmas Party Photo Booth Props

Every year, I LOVE to plan fun and simple parties for all of my friends for the holidays. Whether it be a Christmas party or a Thanksgiving feast, we definitely know how to have a good time on a tight budget! That's why this year, I chose to do something super fun and simple that none of us would be able to forget! After all, who doesn't love a cute photo booth to capture those awesome memories you never want to forget?

Tri-Fold Holiday Cards Project Pattern

You don't have to look very far to see the obvious signals that we are well into the holiday season. Halloween is almost here and before you know it, we will be roasting our turkeys and putting up the Christmas tree. 'Tis the season for crafting and if you are like me, you are already thinking about whether you will make your cards or buy them this year. Allow me to help you get the card making process started. This months project pattern is a fun tri-fold card that can be used for the upcoming holidays and on into the new year.

Got Snow Layout Cutting Files

Got Snow Layout

An adorable 8 1/2" x 11" two page layout for those snowy days. Room for 5 photos! Easily adapt to 12"x12" format as well.

Cut and Paste Sketches: Snowy ...

Yesterday was the first day back to school after the holiday break for my kids. Saturday night the weatherman was predicting a big storm headed our way with snow Sunday through Monday. While I groaned aloud, they started celebrating the possibility of a snow day and thus another day of freedom. I made a snow day layout with the weather forecast in mind. But guess what? It didn't happen. It rained instead, and they were back to the grind yesterday.

Upcycled Winter Home Decor Sign

One of my friends was going to throw out an old home décor sign and asked if I wanted it. I originally said no. The sign was funny but nothing I would use. Then I got to thinking about it and told her I had changed my mind and I would love to have it. The whole time I was thinking about how I was going to repurpose it. I decided to make a winter sign instead of a holiday sign, so I could use it throughout the season. I was going to sand the sign down and repaint it but then I decided to just flip the sign over and use the back, as the base coat was the exact color I needed.

Snow Globe Cards Cutting Collection

Snow Globe Cards Cutting Collection: ...

If the weather outside is frightful, stay inside and capture a winter scene with a snow globe card. This collection features eight different winter scenes in a cute tri-fold shaped card plus sentiments you can mix and match for the perfect card.

Frozen Wand

Winter Ice Princess Wand

From what I can tell it is going to be a very Frozen Halloween. Every little girl that I know between the ages of three and six is dressing up as one of the characters from the movie Frozen. I figured maybe the situation is the same in your neck of the woods and a few of you might be in need of an Ice Princess Wand to go along with a costume. Of course these ice princess wands would also be a hit at a winter or Frozen themed party. To make this wand I used the Rosette Snowflakes Cutting Collection and mixed and matched the different snowflakes in layers. After the layers were assembled I added some chunky glitter and Dew Drops gems to add a little bling. I attached the snowflake to a painted dowel and tied various ribbon scraps around the top of the wand.

Ice Princess Party Favors

Snowflake Winter Party Favors

“Let it Go, Let It Go……” is sung in our household, and my car repeatedly! This movie is so loved in our household, that my almost 5 year old son has chosen it as his theme for his upcoming birthday party at the end of August. The Pazzles Party CD 51 holds many amazing files that can be tweaked as required for your chosen theme. I adore making party décor and favours, and these files give you an excellent base to work from. Most of the pieces of my party are taken from other themed parties on the Party CD and remade with my winter party theme. Circus Pinwheels to Ice Pinwheels These make the quickest little additions to a sweet table or to give as party favours. I plan to make more of these in coordinating colours, and adding a touch of glitter to the corners adds more festivity! They don’t have to spin either, fastening them to a paddle pop stick and used as a static display is quite okay.

Make A Wish Birthday Card

Winter reminds me of snowflakes and mittens. With this in mind I got an idea to create a winter birthday card. I started with a 5" x 7" base card,  and then went ahead and created a scalloped border using the making scallops video. The video makes it so easy to create any size scalloped borders. I used the Mittens cutting file found in the Craft Room Library and created an outline for the mittens. I also created two basic circles and printed the Make A Wish sentiment.

Coffee Cup Circle Card

I wanted to create a special birthday card for a friend who loves coffee. I decided to create her card using the coffee theme. I used the Scallop Sunshine cutting file, Coffee Cup and the Let It Snow file, all of which can be found in the Craft Room Library. I enlarged the sunshine cutting file to 6 inches and mirrored and welded it to create a shaped card.

Hot Cocoa Party Set

A hot cocoa party set for toasty winter gatherings. Includes mug shaped invitations, chocolate covered stirring spoons with spoon covers, and party banner.

Ice Skate Box

Ice Skate Gift Box

This ice skate box makes a great gift box or party centerpiece. Cut two Ice Skate and one Cereal Box from the Craft Room Library. No need to change the sizes of these as they are perfect just as they are. Assemble the cereal box. Apply decorative paper to the ice skates and cereal box. Cut two 3" x 6" pieces of white corrugated card stock. Align and glue the bottom edge of each corrugated piece to the bottom edges of the longer sides of the cereal box. The corrugated cardstock not only provides extra support for the project, but looks like leggings.

Winter Sled Gift Box

A sled full of treats that goes together easily and makes a perfect winter gift. Fill with treats or a small gift for a winter birthday, Christmas, or just as a special treat!

Snowflake Embossed Cards And A ...

If the weather outside is frightful, stay inside, and make some winter paper projects. Armed with a few pads of Core'dinations cardstock and the Pazzles Embossing Tool, I made a trio of cards to celebrate the wintry weather. We've long been a fan of Core'dinations here at Pazzles. Distressing the cardstock adds a special element to a project. Using the embossing tool and then distressing it, takes it to a new level. When you use the embossing tool you have two unique looks depending on the side of the paper you choose to use. The embossing tool actually debosses the front of the paper leaving an indention as it moves through the design. Once your embossing is complete and you pull the paper off of the embossing mat, the backside of the paper is embossed and the image is raised. By sanding either of these sides you get a different look.

Winter Paper Lanterns

An unfortunate side effect of having an amazing Craft Room stuffed with project tutorials and cutting files is that sometimes it is hard to think of something new to make for a project. I was playing around with making a dimensional bird cage that wasn't looking quite right when I suddenly realized it looked more like a lantern. I added some snow and holly and they finally looked just right. These winter paper lanterns are a happy accident that I would love to share with you.

Cut And Paste Sketches: Snowflake ...

Although this may send some of you into a stress induced panic, Christmas is on it's way! If you plan to send out handmade Christmas cards, now is the time to get started. I did the math and if I make five cards a week for the next eight weeks I will have enough cards to send out. I make this plan every year and end up ordering photo cards two days before Christmas and sending them out late. It is perfectly fine to send out photo cards, unless you are me, and everyone knows that making cards is your thing! Oh the pressure! Does anyone else feel this way?

Snow Bunny Winter Decoration

Winter is a great time to stay warm and snuggled up indoors, but there are a lot of exciting winter activities to take advantage of outdoors too. Maybe you like attending winter carnivals,  going for long walks when the snow is falling, or maybe you’re like so many who enjoy hitting the slopes for a little skiing and snowboarding. In light of the winter season and for all the snow bunnies here in the Craft Room, I made this decorative 15 minute project snow bunny to hit the slopes with you!

Crazy about cards? Good news… ...

Did you know that this week is a very special week? According to the International Society of Friendship and Good Will this week is Universal Letter Writtting Week. As I crafter you know that a handmade card is the best kind of letter to recieve, so get busy celebrating by making a few cards today. I thought it would be fun to link up a few random ideas to inspire your creative mind.

Snowflake Wreath P K Glitz Glitter Wheel Spring 2 and WonderFilm

Glitter Snowflake Wreath

Last Friday we gave you a sneak peak of this gorgeous Glitter Snowflake Wreath when we debuted our newest Crafty Shopper Special, the PK Glitz Color Wheel and WonderFilm. We thought this beauty deserved it's own moment in the spotlight, so we are highlighting it today.

Rosette Snowflake Cutting Collection: WPC, ...

It's been lightly snowing in Kuna, Idaho the past few days, but the best snowfall has been inside the Pazzles office. While my office floor is covered with paper scraps, the office snowfall I'm referring to is the beautiful layered snowflakes lighting up the office.

Embossed Snowflake Pocket Tags

Embossing is the name of the game for today's 15 minute project. I grabbed an embossing tool to play with and the ideas started coming.

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