Specialty Media


Rubber Stamp Kit: Falling ...

Autumn is my favorite season of the year, with cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall colors. The leaves with their multiple colors, shapes and textures always garner my attention.  This month I wanted to try my hand at making stamps with my Pazzles Inspiration Vue, inspired by the wonderful fall leaves. Pazzles stamp kit contains everything you need to create stamps—two different thicknesses of special rubber, cling mounting foam, a sanding block and acrylic block to mount your stamps.  The Pazzles Craft Room has a video  that clearly explains the entire process from finding an appropriate design to putting the stamp together. The Pazzles Craft Room Library has a collection of Falling Autumn leaves, and unable to decide which one to use, I chose three--Falling Autumn Oak, Falling Autumn Sugar Maple  and Falling Autumn Swirl Aspen.  Fall Word Titles contained the word “Blessed” which is perfect for a word stamp. It may be used for many projects and cards throughout the year, so I eliminated the leaf tail for the stamp.


Autumn Window Cling Scarecrow

Window Cling: Scarecrow Wreath

When I was a girl I played with paper dolls. When our daughter was young, instead of using paper dolls, she played with die-cut vinyl pieces called Colorforms. Today we can cut our own shapes from vinyl cling material and create designs for placing on our windows, smooth surfaces, or for using in building creative designs on a vinyl covered board, much as our children did. Today, I had the opportunity to play with Pazzles Vinyl Cling material to make a cute fall decoration for my sliding glass door. I found a nice Scarecrow design and a Grapevine Wreath in the Pazzles Craft Room to adapt for this project.  Since the vinyl I was using was 9” wide, I resized the wreath to about 9” wide. Then I selected parts of the Scarecrow with pumpkin design that I needed. I wanted the scarecrow to be sitting on the edge of the wreath instead of standing, so I transformed the britches portion of the design into a banner. I resized the scarecrow pieces to fit nicely inside of the wreath.  I typed the text using the InVue software, with the Brightside Typeface, and thickened it by shadowing at .02”.


holiday vinyl monogram files

Holidays and Seasons Monogram Toppers ...

The Holidays and Seasons Monogram Toppers Collection created by Heidi is a fun collection that you can use with the Round Project Patterns that are available here and here.  These fun toppers can add a little fun to t-shirts, signs, cards, or whatever you choose. There are 12 different designs to choose from!



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.


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!



Mixed Media Stencils Cutting Collection: ...

Today's collection is something totally different. This set of 12 Mixed Media Stencils can be used a number of different ways. Maybe you are a mixed media expert and you know just what you want to make with these, but maybe you are like me and are a little intimidated by this artsy style. This is a chance to try something new and fun. The files include a card sized stencil and a scrapbook border stencil. When you buy these stencils one at a time, they can get spendy, but you can make a dozen for just a few dollars with this collection.


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.


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.


Twinkling Flower Light Covers

I have been seeing people put very cute string lights on porches, outdoor spaces, game rooms and even kids rooms. It is something that is so fun and appealing that it made me realize it would be so fun to be able to create a cover for those lights. I created some shapes that include flowers, starbursts and covers. You can mix and match or use just one style for your entire string of lights. The fun thing with these is, they are very easy to change out, so you can change with the seasons or holidays if you want.


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Fourth of July Trivet with ...

Are you looking for a kitchen décor item to help with the celebration of the Fourth of July? Pull out your vinyl and take note of how to assemble this easy project. For this project I will supply you with instructions on putting vinyl on a clear trivet that you can pick up at the Dollar Tree. This trivet is nice for putting those hot pans on in the kitchen. From the Pazzles Craft Room Library I used the July 4th Set file. I used the firework explosion cut file from this set. I used the cut path with line scissors to cut a line through the image.  Once the project was cut in half, I highlighted one section and using the up arrow key about 15 times created an opening for my name.



Layered Vinyl Project: Patriotic Mason ...

For this layered vinyl project I used the three layers of flag from the MK July 4th Set. I would recommend getting the Wall Vinyl Transfer Tape from the Pazzles Store to make placing your vinyl onto the Mason jar easier (due to the many stripes which are a little delicate), but the Pazzles Jewels Vinyl was forgiving and came unstuck when I needed to carefully reposition or remove bubbles (which I would recommend adjusting immediately because this amazing product is permanent and even dishwasher safe!) I adhered the red layer first, then the white, then the blue, using the cut out stars from the blue flag field as embellishments above and below the flag on the jar.


Round Monogram Project Pattern

Round Monogram Project Pattern

Make personalized cards, invitations, gifts and décor using round monograms for a classic touch. This month’s InVue Project Pattern makes it easy to design perfectly rounded monograms in just a few simple steps.


Stenciled Art Frame with Airbrushing

Home Décor, mainly wall art, is high on my list of interests.  This stenciled framed art will be a gift to a relative who loves one of a kind art to display in her home.  To personalize it even more I added the initial of her last name. For this design I used Pazzles Stencil Plastic and used my airbrush machine to fill in the white and red areas.  If you don’t have an airbrush machine you can use spray paint or use paint of your choice using a paint brush or even a sponge. All the images are from the Pazzles Pro 2014 image gallery, but you can find similar ones in the Pazzles Craft Room. The butterfly and flowers are layered.  I used black cardstock as the backdrop since I wanted to use white paint.



Personalized Vinyl Sign: God’s Cat ...

Have you ever needed something for a spot in your home and haven’t been able to find the perfect thing to fit in that space? Consider creating a special art piece, using your Pazzles machine, a purchased piece of art and Pazzles vinyl. The inspiration for my art work came from the location and the area around where I was placing it, specifically next to my patio doors, overlooking my back yard. Key components in my back yard are the “occupants".   I have the usual things in my area of the country-a palm tree, a swimming pool, hibiscus plants, bird of paradise plants, citrus trees and feral cats.  I’ll explain about the cats, specifically, “God’s Cat Garden” a bit later. A base to place the vinyl was required.  I was unable to find the correctly sized unfinished piece at my local craft store.  A pre-made framed sign, made of paneling with words etched in the surface was the correct size. The piece was on sale so I purchased it, planning to sand off the words and refinish it. After sanding off the original words, I used two shades of paint on the paneling base to create a distressed look and distress stain to antique the frame.


Grill Master Father’s Day Apron

Does your husband, father, brother, son or cousin always brag about being the best Grill Master? If they do, try this project for something they will cherish this Father’s Day.


Cheerleader-monogram-shirt

Sports Monograms Cutting Collection

A collection of 10 sports themed monograms. With this collection you can create and give customized gifts that no one else will be giving. Add monograms to water bottles, mugs or even sports equipment.



Earth Day Custom Tee Shirt

Earth Day is Friday and there are many ways you can celebrate this day. I have chosen a custom tee shirt project using the Pazzles Iron on Vinyl. Using only one Craft Room file, Think Green, I ungrouped everything so I could weld the trunk of the tree with the leafy part. This means it will cut out as one piece, and you get a better idea for how it looks as a silhouette. The text is already welded. Click on Wire Frame to double check if in doubt with any file. Next, I added the hashtag #earthday in Blackjack font and also welded that together so it cut in one piece.


Napping Vinyl Sign

Napping Vinyl Sign

When my daughter asked me if I could make a sign for her front door for her new pre-school/daycare, I immediately said yes. I love to work with vinyl. It cuts so nicely and is so easy to work with. I found the saying that she wanted to use, then picked out the fonts I had on my computer and created this piece. I bought a 12 x 12 chalkboard piece from Joann Fabrics. I added paint to the edges and then put the vinyl on it. Of course, I couldn't stop there, because not everyone that naps is a child, so there are a number of different options for everyone in your life, including you.


Custom Coasters

Custom Coasters

About 5-6 years ago a friend gave me some of these tile coasters and I have absolutely loved them and used them every day.   I realized what a useful and wonderful gift this was, but it is also cost effective and a great option for a quick gift to have ready, just in case you get to a gathering and realize you need a gift.



12 Gifts of Christmas-Day #2: ...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, putting them in a special customized photo frame that you have faux etched with the frosted vinyl from Pazzles make your picture worth even more than that. This is such a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add some fabulous to a gift.


Christmas Vinyl Sign Cutting Files

Christmas Cheer Vinyl Sign Collection: ...

I hope introducing a Christmas cutting collection in mid October doesn't send everyone into a panic. There are still plenty of days until Christmas and although the store shelves have been packed with Christmas stuff for several weeks, you've still got lots of time! The reason behind my madness is to give you time to do a little pre-Christmas Christmas crafting. You know, so you can enjoy it, instead of burning the midnight oil on Christmas Eve and giving yourself a stern talking to about being a gift buying procrastinator. The Christmas Cheer Cutting Collection is ten different vinyl wall art sayings that are perfect for creating Christmas vinyl sign decorations.


Home Decor

Today I’m sharing a project with you that I’ve been wanting to do for ages – a family monogram for our front door. This file was so easy to put together and it’s so much fun designing and coming up with new ideas.



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