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Cuttin’ it Up in the ...

I love making images that have a lot of layers. I’m huge on silhouettes and the look that those images give my projects, but dimension is fun too. I’m big into chalking all those pieces so that when I finally put my project together, everything really pops. In fact, a lot of the images in our Image Library have multiple layers. As you can see Mindy has a great question for cutting paper piecing images.

Easter bunny pop-up card

Pop-up cards are all the rage, there are so many fun ways to create them. I especially love how Catherine created her pop-up bunny. With Easter just around the corner, and all of us busy trying to find the perfect card to make and send to loved ones. I had to pick this card as this week's Fabulous Find. Catherine did a great job with this piece,

Grouping & Ungrouping your Images

Even though I’m a part of the designing team for our images, I still get excited every week to see what the group members have created for the image library. We all have our own individual style so it’s nice to be inspired by someone else’s creative process. I know that sometimes those images can come with a lot of little pieces. Cindy had a great question about what the group and ungroup function does in the software.

Gift Card Holders

Spring is upon us and with it come baby showers, birthdays, and engagements! That means you have a lot of gifts to get we are guessing! This project is a very practical, easy, but extremely fun to make gift card holder. If you need a gift "in a pinch" these holders are quick to make and really liven up the giving of a gift card.

Hello March!

March is here! Wait...March? Didn't we just celebrate New Year's? Is your year going as fast as mine is? I won't complain though because I am ready for spring! I hope you have a very wonderful weekend and that the weather is beautiful for you. No matter if you do get to go outside or you have to stay inside, I hope you have some time to enjoy some of the wonderful things going on at the craftroom!

Mini Mail Box

The best things often come in small packages. When I saw the little mail box by Ana Moreno, I knew I had to pick it for this week's Fabulous Find. There are so many dimensions to this cute little project.

How to Pause the Tutorials

I’m always happy to hear from craftroom members who let me know how thrilled they are with the wonderful tutorials that we offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a mastered Creative Cutter user. There is always something new to learn! I’ve been watching a few of them myself and I’m always excited when I find something new that I didn’t know about before. I’ve gotten a lot of thank you emails letting us know what a great job we are doing and to keep up the good work. I tell everyone that Chris is a natural born teacher so she does an excellent job at putting those together. A few of you have asked the same question that Jill has so this was a great topic for the week.


Who doesn’t like to save money? I know I do! That is one of the reasons I love my Pazzles Cutter! I never have to buy a font or image if I don’t want to. The ability to use all True Type fonts opens up new horizons for me. And it doesn’t cost me a single penny.

Family Frame

For most of us, our family is one of the main reasons we love to scrapbook. They are the people we share our pages with, and whom we make our pages about. Scrapbooking is only one way to share our talents. There are so many other ways to show our affection and one is through home décor. Anyone can put a picture in a frame but we can pour our emotion into the project by creating a customized one.

Software Shutting Down During a ...

There are so many factors that can affect the Inspirations performance. They can range from your computing environment, the amount of programs installed on your computer, and what kinds of programs you have running in the background of your computer. When I received this email last week I thought it was perfect, and hopefully can explain some of the reasons that you will experience problems with the software shutting down while you’re creating your project.

Kiss Cut Accents


The word KISS brings to mind a lot of different things. We all have sung the school age song: “Tommy and Suzy sitting in a tree…... K-I-S-S-I-N-G!” We might think of baby kisses or romantic kisses and someone who tries to gain favor by “kissing up”. However, when it comes to those of us who love cutting paper, KISS CUT is at the top of the list. Kiss cut is also referred to as perf lines, stitch marking or dashed lines. They are often used for fold lines on boxes and cards. They can also make delightful borders around projects.

Crafting this Weekend?

The weekend is finally here! We hope you have had an enjoyable (or at least productive!) week and hope even more that your weekend is wonderful! If you are setting aside some time to feed your crafting addiction this weekend, make sure you take some time to learn and be inspired here at the Craft Room. We have so many wonderful things going on here, you don't want to miss out!

Pop Up Window Card

Pop up cards have had a resurgence in popularity the past few months and it is not hard to see why. Nothing evokes quite the same reaction of both surprise and enjoyment like a pop up card does. Pop up cards can be relatively simply or extremely complicated, but even the simple ones can have really amazing results. For our project this month, we chose a simple pop up design that has hundreds of possibilities. This project was so fun and I think we each could easily have kept going with several more cards.

Pop Up book

Pop Up books are all the rage with kids. They seem to keep them completely occupied from start to finish. This book captivated me and that is why I chose it as this week's Fabulous find. Just like Catherine's book, I start many of my images from shapes and turn them into things.

Color Fill and Circles

I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my email at I received some really great questions that I’m eager to get to in the weeks ahead. However, I promised to respond to Vickie Kee’s question below since this was not only a great topic, but something I’ve been asked about in the past. This just goes to show that there’s a lot of people out there with the same question, so don’t be afraid to ask!! Keep the emails coming, I look forward reading all of them!

Follow the Path

Have you ever thought about some of the terms that are used in the Inspiration Studio software? Do you know what the terms Segment from Path, Convert to Path and Open Path mean? If you have worked in other programs like Adobe Illustrator you probably do. The rest of us have usually figured out the general meaning of a lot of the terms through consistent use of the software. It can be a bit confusing when you are first learning though. For all of you new users let me define a few terms for you that will make using the software easier.


We have had a lot of fun sharing our thoughts and observations with all of you through our Monday morning breakfast topics. However in anticipation of new upcoming blogs, we are retiring the Breakfast Topic blog. Thank you to all of you who have read and shared with us these past few months! We are sorry to see this topic go but are very excited for some new things coming up in the not too distant future! So keep an eye out for those new blogs and thanks for reading!

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!

It is Valentine's Day weekend and we hope that you are able to share it with the people that you love! Once you have overdosed on candy hearts and had a good cry over a romantic comedy, let us show you a little love in our own way by sharing all of our Pazzles Craft Room treats with you! Here's what happened at the Craft Room this week!

You melt my heart

When we look through magazines this time of year we see the colors pink and red. We also see hearts, cherubs and roses everywhere. There is no doubt in our minds that something is in the air and chances are its Valentine's Day. This week's Fabulous Find goes to someone whose work often melts our hearts.

We Want to Hear From ...

I love hearing from all of our Inspiration users with questions, and comments about our products, images and tutorials. Your feedback always means the most to us, because everything we do is for you! It is always great when you can read a post or a blog that answers some of the questions that you may have had. I decided to change some things up with the What’s Up Wednesdays and make this blog all about you and your questions. Every WednesdayI will post a question that I’ve been asked and then respond to the question right here. This is a great opportunity for you to submit some of the questions you may have.

Perfectly Centered

Have you ever stumbled across a tool in the Pazzles software that you were unaware of or did not realize how it worked? Has it so radically changed how you create that you wonder how you ever functioned without it? I cannot even begin to count the number of times this has happened to me over the course of the last 7 years. This tutorial may be just such a moment for you.

‘Inspirations’ of Kindness

I liked Chris’s breakfast topic last week. It really made me start to think about all the communities I am part of. It’s amazing how technology can link so many lives together. It’s nice to think that because of the Inspiration we have a community of users here that inspire, share and help stimulate creativity in all of us.

Sneak Away This Weekend

Busy week? Maybe even a busy weekend with the superbowl? Well if you aren't a Superbowl fan and need to sneak away for a while, there is plenty going on here at the Pazzles Craft Room!

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