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Happy Birthday Fishing

Gone Fishing Cutting Collection

My family is a full of fishermen. They live for fly fishing, and spend many free hours trying to catch the biggest fish. I was so thrilled when Tatum designed the Gone Fishing Cutting Collection, and I put them right to good use making gifts for the fishermen in my life. This masculine themed cutting collection features all the pieces of a fisherman's hobby and will make creating cards and gifts for men a breeze.



Find Your Style, Part 1: ...

Do you have a favorite paper crafter that always catches your eye? Someone who's style is enviable and you can recognize their work in a lineup of projects? In the next few months we will be highlighting different styles in our Goodie Bag posts. We'll identify several of the most popular styles and help you to discover your own personal style. We'll offer tips to make your style stand out and maybe inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Today we are talking Vintage and Shabby Chic style. This style is defined as soft, aged, weathered and used. Its beauty lies in the reuse of old, aged items whether they are truly vintage or modern replicas.



Thinking of You Card with ...

I never really thought of the distressed look and the elegant look going together, but when I hatched the idea for this card background I decided to give it a shot. I think it worked pretty well!


Pearls and Chocolate Heart Box

Yes it is that time of year again. A time when the aisles are filled with pink and red, teddy bears abound, and the conundrum of large boxes of sweets and tiny nighties can be found everywhere. All of this can only mean one thing, Valentine's Day is upon us! Of course we all know that Valentine's Day isn't JUST for couples, it is for anyone you love! So here is a beautiful heart box that would be perfect for anyone you want to show that you love this Valentine's Day. This box will make the perfect case for any gift you want to give!


You’re the Bomb

Bomb with a pixy stick or pencil fuse. Perfect for boys or girls and is so simple to assemble that the kids can help.



Necklace Gift Card with Window Front

Heart Card with Necklace

This heart card holds a necklace and makes a gift for coworkers or as class valentines. Personalize your washer necklace with the perfect sentiment for each of your friends.


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.


Flip It Inside Outside Card Writing

How to Use the Pen ...

Back Flip, Flip This House, Flip Flops, Flipping Burgers...... Have you noticed how often we use the word flip? We all get the picture of what the phrase means because we can envision a flip, right? I have been using what I call the "Flip It" technique at the Pazzles retreats this year. I usually teach it for a card that uses distressing and pen lines. The technique can be used in so many different ways that I am going to create several video projects. Hopefully by the time I am done you will find all kinds of ways to "Flip It" in you projects.



Fancy Heart Frame

A beautiful flourish heart created with the pen tool frames this card and keepsake for someone you love.


Love Bug

Be My Love Bug Card

This easy and cute little lady bug uses the pen tool to write a fun hidden message "Be My Love Bug". You can make 10 of these little lady bugs out of just 3 sheets of paper too!


Alligator Valentine's Day Card

Alligator Valentine

This alligator was easy to make and his heart scales add just the right amount of detail. Enjoy him as a simple card, or to hang inside a book as a bookmark for kids or teachers.



The Piercing Tool

Piercing has been a decorative accent for a very long time. Think of punched tin pie safes and lanterns from days gone by. More recently, we have fallen in love with stitching through punched holes to make fun accents on our cards and pages. One particularly elegant look that has been a favorite in Europe is the art of piercing many tiny holes into vellum for a lacey look.


Forever Heart Box

Yes it is that time of year again. A time when the aisles are filled with pink and red, teddy bears abound, and the conundrum of large boxes of sweets and tiny nighties can be found everywhere. All of this can only mean one thing, Valentine's Day is upon us! Of course we all know that Valentine's Day isn't JUST for couples, it is for anyone you love! So here is a beautiful heart box that would be perfect for anyone you want to show that you love this Valentine's Day. This box will make the perfect case for any gift you want to give!


Heart and Arrow

A pixie stick or pencil can double as the arrow in this sweet and clever treat.



Fluttering By Sucker

This adorable butterfly valentine requires no glue! Simply cut two sets of wings and use the pen tool for a message if you wish, then slide a dum dum through the slits!


This is so Distressing!!

But, I’m not really upset because my paper is what’s distressed. I recently wrote an article and created a project for a magazine that featured the Pazzles Distressing Tool. I fell in love with the distressed look all over again. I realized that distressing is a whole lot more than a bit of sandpaper on some white core cardstock. I used to think of distressing as being somewhat imprecise but with the distressing tool I can be very detailed.


Embossing Tool

Recently, a Hobby Lobby store opened in our area. Now, I know some of you have had Hobby Lobby stores near you for a long time but this is the first one in Idaho. My daughter, Leslie and I have gone a tad crazy in the home décor section of the store. We have been inspired to spruce up certain dull areas of our homes. Leslie has been redecorating (or should I say finally decorating) her back porch bathroom so that her little girls will use it instead of Mommy’s bathroom.



Engraving Tool Discoveries

I just finished creating a new tutorial video on the Engraving Tool. I will admit that when I was asked to show examples of different materials that can be engraved I was not too excited. It is the holidays after all and I have plenty of projects to do already. However, despite my grumblings, I found that I had embarked on a journey of discovery. I could not believe the different materials that I found to engrave on. Initially, I think most of us would agree that the first materials that come to mind are metal and glass. But did you know that you can also engrave on plastics, acrylics, wood and paper?



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