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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.


Scrapbook Sketch Template

New Document Template: 2 Photos ...

This month's template is for a 1-page layout, giving you room for 2 photos (2 - 4"x4"). This could easily be converted to use for a 2-page layout and 4 photos. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software: Download the Document Template and save to your computer.  (It is named 2photos1.pvgt) Open the location of the downloaded file. Open a second window and go to Documents> Pazzles> Templates Go to Layouts folder created last month here.


No Designer Chat

Just a note to let you know, there will be no Designer Chat on Tuesday-October 11, Friday-October 14, Monday-October 17 and Tuesday-October 18.





No Class October 9, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week. This would be a great time to review some videos or just spend the day with family or crafting. Be sure and JOIN US on October 23, 2016 for a Virtual Craft and Crop Day!



Single Stroke Fonts

Single Stroke Designs and Fonts

Did you know that there is an entire category in the Image Library that is dedicated to Single Stroke Designs? Single Stroke Designs are a non-cuttable design that is optimized for use with the Pen Tool, Engraving Tool and Embossing Tool. It can also be fabulous for use with the Piercing Tool and Distressing Tool with a few adjustments. To find the Single Stroke Designs on the website or from inside the InVue software, just go to the Library and find the Single Stroke Category. There are many different types there and I recommend taking some time to really look at them and use them with your projects



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!


WCMD 2016: Fun Folds Card

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale: There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. In the past few years we've released three different Fun Folds Card Collections and they are always a hit. The Fun Folds Collections feature cool card bases with unique folds and cut outs. We've done all the measuring and planning for you, so you can simply cut the card out and then spend your time on the fun part-the embellishments


WCMD 2016: Making a Card ...

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale: There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. This next technique is a fun one, and I'll admit when I thought of it I kind of got a little giddy. I'm a true paper nerd I guess and I get excited about things like this! One of the latest trends is the look of a layered background overlay with different patterned papers cut and placed into the shapes made by the background cut outs.



WCMD 2016: Season’s Greetings Card

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale: There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. This fun card is just the thing to help you get started on your early card making for the holidays.  This card is a quick and simple option, with the machine doing the majority of the work, you just have to pull back the tabs and attach it to the front of your card.


WCMD 2016: Wood Paper Card

Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop.  Click here to join the live class! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we are sharing a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post has a prize, so be sure and enter below. Store Sale:There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. Check it out: 50% off CDs (digital and physical), 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances), 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool, WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle, WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51. Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. Our first hour features a super cool product from Et Cetera Papers (formerly Arc Crafts). This real wood paper comes with an adhesive backing and cuts beautifully on the Inspiration Creative Cutters. It's flexible enough to bend, and you can print, stamp, and ink it. For today's project I grabbed two different wood colors (Cherry Wood and Birch Wood) and made a fall card.


World Card Making Day Store ...

There's a fabulous sale happening in the Pazzles Store. No coupon code necessary. Discount will be applied at checkout. Here are the details: 50% off CDs (digital and physical) 50% off Pazzles Cutting Collections (excludes Melissa Frances) 35% off a select hand tools-includes tweezers, spatula, chizzel, mat scrapper, tool kit, Chalk’n Easy Tool WCMD  5 Card Collection Bundle- includes Easel Cards Collection, Fun Folds 2 Collection, Shadow Box Collections, Stained Glass Cards Collection, Snow Globe Cards. WCMD CD Bundle- 14 CD bundle (physical or digital) includes CDs 38-51 Sale runs now through Sunday Oct 2, 2016. Not valid with any other offer and Craft Room Member discount is not applicable to sale items.



World Card Making Day Party ...

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for World Card Making Day! Here's the plan for the day on October 1, 2016! Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop. Chat with other Pazzles fans while you work on projects. Klo will be there to answer questions and help you share your projects with everyone. Get pre-registered now for the crop and you'll receive a reminder email. Click here to register! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we will share a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. We will not have formal challenge folders this year, but we would love for you to share your projects created with these files and techniques. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post will have a prize and specific instructions for winning that prize. See you tomorrow for the fun!



No Class October 2, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week.  Instead, be sure and JOIN US for World Card Making Day, tomorrow October 1, 2016 from 11am-4pm Mountain time.



Fall in Love Apple Harvest ...

This project was created from the Early Fall Harvest themed files from the Pazzles Craft Room. I have noticed that ombre is very in and thought it would be fun to make a sign celebrating all the wonderful apple varieties we are blessed with, especially here in the Evergreen State. I had an ombre acid-free cardstock paper pad titled “Paint Chip” from Craft Smith with some of the colors already coordinated for me. I added the rest of the colors from card stock in my stash. Components: Backing - two 10 by 7.5 pieces of cardboard (like from a small shipping or moving box, or a cereal box will do)


Round Monograms Cut Files

InVue Project Pattern: Round Monograms ...

Heidi has created another set of Round Monograms that complement the set that Chris made a few months ago.  Be sure you get the past Round Monograms, as well as this one. 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.


World Card Making Day 2016

We're planning a little shindig to celebrate World Card Making Day and we hope you'll join us! Here's the plan for the day on October 1, 2016! Live Crop with Klo: Join Klo in the classroom from 11am-4pm MDT for a live crop. Chat with other Pazzles fans while you work on projects. Klo will be there to answer questions and help you share your projects with everyone. Get pre-registered now for the crop and you'll receive a reminder email. Click here to register! Free Files: Starting at 12 noon MDT we will share a new card idea and free cutting file with you each hour on the hour here on the blog. There will be a total of four free file posts. These files are free to everyone and will remain free after the party. We will not have formal challenge folders this year, but we would love for you to share your projects created with these files and techniques. Upload your projects to our Facebook page, or the Forum Gallery, or feel free to link to your blog projects in the comments on each blog post. Prizes: We have prizes! Each blog post will have a prize and specific instructions for winning that prize. Store Sale: We will be running a sale in the Pazzles online store. We'll be announcing the details later this week, so watch for that! See you next Saturday for the fun!



InVue Color Palette: Traditional Halloween

This Halloween Traditional color palette has 4 different palettes in it.  Each column in the photo is it's own palette of 5 complimentary colors to help creating your Halloween images look wonderful. For InVue Users: Click on the color palette link below and save to your computer. Browse to the saved location and right click on the Traditional Halloween.scp file. Select open with and choose InVue as the application you would like to use to open it. Make sure you check the checkbox to always use this app to open .scp files.



Virtual Craft and Crop Day: ...

But be sure and JOIN US for our Virtual Craft and Crop day on Sunday, September 25, 2016. This is such a fun time to be able to ask questions and share ideas.  It will run from 10am - 3pm central time. Click here to REGISTER, so that you get a 'reminder' email and/or text if you would like.



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