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Importing Adobe Illustrator Files

There are a number of different designing programs out there. Many of you, like Norma, are using some of these programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw and are excited to see if these files are compatible with your Inspiration Studio software.

New Wall Vinyl in 12 ...

I’m sure you will all agree that it is very hard to keep a secret. Especially when that secret is really exciting and you KNOW that others will be just as excited as you are when they find out. We, here at Pazzles have been sitting on a secret for a long time now and today I finally don’t need to hold it in ANY longer! We are introducing a new line of Wall Vinyl in addition to the vinyl we already sell. The Wall Vinyl is in a mat finish and comes in 12 amazing colors for practically any décor style.

Deleting Media Settings in the ...

I’ve saved almost every paper that I have cut at one time or another in my media settings. Saving these settings takes the guess work out of which pressure and blade length you need to use so that next time you cut that paper, the settings are already configured for you. With time you will probably find that you don’t need certain settings anymore or have found better settings to use. You may find that your situation is a lot like Angie’s and you just needed to eliminate some of those saved media selections.

Face Masks

As any teacher knows, teaching is as much about grabbing the students' interest and keeping it as it is teaching the subject. These masks can add a fun and memorable element to your lessons that your students are sure to enjoy. Teach about animal species, Noah's ark, and more!

Come See Us at the ...

Pazzles is at the Mega Meet in Novi, MI this weekend. If you are around the area, stop by and meet some of the Pazzles family! We will help you with any questions you have or get you hooked up with Pazzles supplies, friendships included with every visit! You can learn more information about the Mega Meet here.

A (Line) Guide to Cutting ...

I’m back after taking a week off. My newest little grandson, Dustin, decided to surprise us all by arriving 3 weeks early! I have been busy taking care of my 4 other grandkids and helping my daughter catch up on her work. I have to say that I am exhausted and I salute all of you Moms out there! I had forgotten how much work 4 kids can be. To make it up to you I have added another video on making peaked scalloped frames and borders. This week I wanted to give you some great tips on positioning your scraps so that you can easily cut out several pieces at one time. There is no need for a gimmicky laser light to find the edges of the paper. The method I am showing you today is just as fast and easy too. As I am working, I have one big bin that I place my scraps into. When I have a chance or when the bin is too full, I sort my scraps into colors and store them in separate containers. When I start a new project, I decide on my color theme, look for a base or background paper and then go to my scraps. Sometimes I don’t find anything but usually I can find a piece or two that will work. I love it when I can cut virtually everything from scraps but that does mean a lot of small pieces of paper to cut.

Classroom Signs

We are honoring the teachers in our community with a series of classroom projects! We all know the Creative Cutters are an amazing tool for crafting and scrapbooking, but they are also a fantastic resource for the classroom!

Good Behavior Tickets

Teacher’s Week: Good Behavior Tickets

Pazzles would like to thank all of the hardworking teachers out there by providing some projects made especially for the class room! Thank you to all our teachers past and present that give their time and hearts to help our children grow!

Guns and Roses

I am sure most of us will agree that it is easy to pop out a card that is feminine but it definitely gets harder to make a masculine card. Angie is a card-maker Extraordinaire. It seems that it does not matter what occasion or person the card is for, she can create it.

We Are Growing!

The Pazzles Craft Room has been a tremendous success and our family grows every day. Our family has grown so big in fact that we need a bigger "house"! We will be upgrading the server for the Pazzles Craft Room so we have more room. In order to upgrade the site, we will have to take the site down for approximately 4 hours on April 29th beginning at 9 am MST. Once we are up on the new server you should find that the site runs more quickly and smoothly, and we'll have plenty of room for our ever growing community! Thank you so much for your patience and for being a part of our family!

Backing Up Your Image Gallery

Nothing can be more frustrating than having a computer crash. We keep so much on our computers from treasured pictures, to personal and financial information. It can be a pretty overwhelming situation to lose all of your saved data. If you’re like Julie, than a lot of you are questioning how to even back up your cutting files. A lot of time and effort goes in to creating those images and it’s important that all that hard work doesn’t go down the drain in the event of a computer failure.

Flower Wreath

I love to add finishing touches to rooms by touching up photo frames with a die cuts or ribbons or by adding some vinyl. Why not make a whole decor piece out of paper like this week's Fabulous Find?

Scraps, Scraps & More Scraps!!

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!! That’s what we all have in our drawers and boxes throughout our craftrooms, right? I wouldn’t be surprised if those boxes are even in the living room and dining room too! If you’re like me, you can’t bear to throw those scraps away because you know that you might need that smallest piece of paper for a later project. Alison has the right idea here when it comes to scraps. Paper can get pretty expensive and with times like this we want to really make our dollars stretch.

Is it Good to be ...

Long, long ago in a time now considered ancient by many of you, there was a TV show called All in the Family with Archie Bunker. He had very little patience for his wife Edith and often called her a “dingbat”. That was not a nice use of the word and it was absolutely FORBIDDEN in my home. Thankfully, the term dingbat has become an acceptable term due to the popularity of dingbat fonts. Dingbat fonts are fonts that use shapes and designs instead of letters and numbers. Type an A and you might get a candy cane, type B and you see a reindeer. I entered “dingbat fonts” in my Google™ search window and came up with several dingbat font sites. I was really surprised at the variety of fonts available. I even found SpongeBob™ and Winnie the Pooh™ dingbats. The Dutch Tile here was made using a Dutchmen font and a POrnaments font.

Cupcake Wrappers

Cupcake wrappers are tremendously popular right now, and it isn't hard to see why. They can take a ordinary cupcake to extraordinary for almost any event. They are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings and almost any other event you can think of!

Pazzles Craft Room Has A ...

We have added a newsletter to the features offered here at the craftroom! These newsletters are intended to go out weekly though depending on what is going on they may go out slightly more or less frequently. In them we will keep you up to date on all the latest goings on at the Craft Room. So if you have been busy and haven't gotten around to us in a while, we'll give you quick highlights of the best of the best so that you can quickly take advantage of it!

Home is where the heart ...

Some of the most important things about a scrapbook page are the small details. This week's Fabulous Find goes to a person who never fails to show that it is all about the details, no matter what the project is. As I looked over the galleries, this week it was a little bird that caught my eye.

Pressure and Blade Length Settings

Getting your pressure settings just right is a trial and error process until you become better acquainted with your Inspiration. I remember when I started out; it just seemed that I couldn’t master the settings that would work best to cut through my favorite papers. Too much pressure was making my paper lift and throw in to the mix that my blade was extended out too far—the result was disastrous. My cardstock would be ruined and on top of that working on a deadline for a project can be pretty frustrating. I can really relate to Jenny and the problem that she describes because I too have experienced the same issue.

Pazzles in Mesa, AZ

Pazzles Consumer Show in Mesa, AZ April 16-17 Do you live in the Mesa, AZ area? Come visit us at the CKC show! You can purchase CD's and materials on site and have a chat with our wonderful show staff. Learn more about the show here.

Making Scallops

Who doesn’t love scallops? They are so much fun and I don’t think they have ever NOT been fashionable! Big scallops, small scallops, mini scallops and scallops on scallops can be found everywhere in scrapbooking and card making projects, home decor and fashion. The trick is how to make those scalloped looks yourself without pulling your hair out in the process!

Spring Fever!

It seems like weather is running the gamet across the country. Some places are already sweltering hot while other places are still bundling up in winter coats. Here at Pazzles headquarters we are still waiting for spring to arrive, and we've got spring fever! At least there is always the Craft Room to brighten your day, come rain or shine!

Strawberry Shortcake

When I see Strawberry Shortcake™ it brings back all kinds of childhood memories. It is so good that I can almost smell a strawberry scent wafting through the air. The pink and red with the rich green is so ‘berry’ Strawberry Shortcake™! When I saw Angie’s birthday collection I knew it had to be this week's Fabulous Find.

Working with Fabric!

Fabric, like a lot of different materials out there has found a small place in the paper crafting industry. Fabrics can add a really nice touch to your favorite cards, layouts and dimensional projects. We love anything we can cut with our Inspiration. It’s all about ease of use and the ability to create custom designs using our favorite materials and textures. Crafting really is all about freedom of expression and like I’ve seen with many of your projects, it’s not just limited to the paper world. There are a lot of really neat projects created using fabrics, acrylic, vinyl and even wood veneer. I can tell from Loris question that she is like a lot of you out there, and ready to take on the next project using a different kind of medium.

Handprint Memories

A while ago, I created a photo mat for a picture of my granddaughter Kirsten. What made this photo mat special was that Kirsten’s photo was framed inside of a cutout of her handprint. I also had scanned and cut out her signature. The result? A framed photo of Kirsten at age 5 with her handprint and signature done at age 5 as well. I loved it so much that I used it on our HSN segments. It became very popular and quickly ended up in our consumer convention booth. I am sure many of you have seen it. What was it about that project that resonated with so many people?

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