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InVue Color Palette

InVue Color Palette: Serenity and ...

Every year Pantone picks the "colors of the year" and for 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity were chosen. Today's Color Palette includes these two colors and coordinating color pairings.

Recipe for a Beautiful Garden ...

Every Spring and Early Summer as the cold weather turns and the grass starts to get green, the flowers start blooming and the leaves cover the trees in verdant colors, I get excited and ready to start adding a touch to our own yard for us to enjoy for the next few months.  The past two years we have not done a lot in our new home, so this year we are ready to really get started. As I was thinking of the things I needed to do to make sure our yard is vibrant with color and flowers, I recalled the special recipe that my oldest sister used and shared with us in the past.  We have used this recipe in our past homes and have always left each place with a plush lawn and beautiful landscaping with flowers and bushes that show their colors to the fullest.  So I know it is time to pull out the 'recipe.'   As I was doing that, I realized I could not find it. It then occurred to me, it should be with my recipe swap book that I did years ago with a group of online friends, that I still use.  That meant creating a page.

No Class: May 27, 2016

Just a reminder that there is no class this week.   Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

InVue Software Video: Mirror

With the Pazzles InVue software, mirroring or flipping your images is so quick and easy. With the ability to choose the direction you want it to mirror or flip to, it is also very convenient. The clone button makes it easy to duplicate and mirror, giving you the ability to create shape cards and many other projects with just a push of a button. If you are doing iron ons or other projects that require you to mirror the image before cutting, this makes it so much faster This video shows you how to use the Mirror Tool. Mirror This video will show you how to mirror or flip your images easily and quickly. It will also show you how to clone an image when you mirror, giving you an exact mirrored duplicate.

Father's Day Handmade Card Idea

Farm Style Father’s Day Card

Sick of "the same 'ol" cards for Father's Day? Try this unique farm inspired card instead! Made with files from the Pazzles Craft Room Library!

Engraving Tool Vintage Sounds Card

I really like the look of old things.  I call old things “vintage” now.  It sounds better than old I guess. I love music and especially love the look of the vintage record players and other vintage musical instruments.  I made this card for my daughter who is also a music lover. I used the Victorian Record Player, Flower Power, and Music files from the Craft Room Library and added a piece of aluminum metal to engrave on with the Pazzles Engraving Tool.  It took me a while to make the shiny aluminum look rusty, but I managed, using a combination of Super Copper Pearl Ex Pigments and Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint.  To see more on how to use the engraving tool, be sure and watch Klo's Class from April 10, 2016

Scrapbook Sports Clusters

Sports Cluster Project Pattern

TheSports Cluster Project Pattern will help you create amazing scrapbook pages. Mix and match to make page clusters for the most popular team sports: Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball and Football.

Dads grads and babies pullout cards

Dads, Grads, and Babies Pull ...

Watching the recipient pull this card out of the envelope is so much fun and I can guarantee your card will be the most unique and most impressive.

InVue Software Video: Selection Toolbar: ...

Group with Transparency is a very useful tool. It enables you to see through to the layers below, allowing you to see the whole image. This is a great tool to use when working with most any image or design. It also helps to make your print and cuts look layered just how you want them. Be sure and watch this quick tutorial to show you just one more way that the InVue software is so easy, but so powerful. Group with Transparency This video will show you how to group with transparency. This helps you to see through to the layers below, allowing you to see the whole image.

Spring Time Card / Tiempo ...

A Note from Pazzles:  We are so excited to have Adriana as a new member of our Design Team.  Adriana's first language is Spanish, so her blogs will be presented in both Spanish and English to honor this.  We are excited to be able to offer dual languages for our Spanish speaking friends. Thank you Adriana for taking the time to write in both languages! This expected season has come in some parts of the world: full of colors, the plants turn green, flowers start to bloom and the days are longer. In Colombia, my country we do not have all the seasons, but we have a city called Medellin where the flowers are blooming most of the time as in Spring, so people call it "The Eternal Spring". This month there are some birthdays to celebrate, so I decided to look at the Pazzles Craft Room Library to get some inspiration.  So I did a card for this special celebration inspired by this season.

Distressing Tool: Pocket Full of ...

My Design Team assignment for this month was to make a project using the Pazzles Distressing Tool. I’ve had my Distressing Tool awhile but only just now discovered how fun it is! The basic ideas that came into my head when deciding what project to do were either vintage themed or denim themed, but you don’t have to limit the possibilities to that. I’ve been enjoying seeing all the spring flowers pop out, especially the itty bitty ones, and they made me think of a pocket full of posies which is part of a nursery rhyme I used to sing with my kids when they were very little. Thus, a search through the Pazzles Craft Room Library later and the Pocket Full of Posies Shaped Card came to fruition.

Fun Folds 3 Cutting Collection

Fun Folds 3 Cutting Collection: ...

Introducing another Fun Fold Collection! These special fold cards are so popular in the card making world and there are many tutorials online, but guess what? You don't have to measure, hand cut, and score because I've done all the prep work for you! Now you can choose your design, cut, and start embellishing in just a few minutes. Fun Folds 3 includes 10 different creative folded cards.

Dimensional Paper Picture Frames

These fun frames have a dual purpose. They are not only frames, but boxes too. I was very excited about this project because, like many other projects in the Craft Room, their versatility is almost endless.  You can leave them as plain as you like, or really dress them up.  Check out the frames section under the decorative header in the Craft Room. You can use some of those files to decorate your frames. I think the Circus Tent file or the Choo Choo file would be really cute.   Adding something as simple as a name and a basketball, baseball, or the like would make great team gifts, and remember you still have the box part to add treats to! How about adding a graduation cap to one for a grad gift!  Another idea is to shrink them and use them for table markers/favors.  They can be the same theme or completely different.

Updates: May 15, 2016

There have been quite a few updates in the software recently, so as requested, we are going to be going through those updates and touching briefly on each new item. Join us starting Sunday at  7pm (times are USA Central, Chicago Time). If you are not sure what time that is in your location, go to the World Time Conversion site to see what time you will join us. Just go to Klo’s Classroom and click on Enter Classroom, join as a guest

NSD 2016 Prize Winners

Thanks for playing along with us! We had three ways to win one of our mystery prize boxes and our three winners have been randomly chosen! Facebook Mary Ann Contreras is our Facebook winner. She shared an adorable fishing vest card! Klo's Classroom April Marsh won the Klo's Classroom prize for sharing her work during class! Blog Winner Stephanie Elliott was our final NSD 2016 winner.

Cat Lover Anniversary Card

Happy Anniversary Cat Lover Card

I enjoy making cards for family and friends, and along with birthday cards, I make anniversary cards. A few years ago, I realized that I make at least a dozen anniversary cards per year. The card recipients either don’t know each other or live far apart, so I began creating cards using the same basic design for all of them. I can customize the cards by using different papers or colors or adding a slightly different sentiment to emphasize the anniversary year. It is a huge time saver to be able to use one design, cut all the pieces at one time, and then simply assemble the cards as they are needed or when time allows.

Embossed Baby Girl Dress Card

Do you have an Embossing Tool and have not used it?  Spring time is here and there is no time like the present to try something new.  Once you start using this tool you will be embossing on cards, tags and more…

No Designer Chat Tonight

We apologize for the late notice, but there will be no Designer Chat tonight. Klo is experiencing some bad weather that is interrupting her internet service. Designer Chat will be back tomorrow night (Tuesday 5/9/16) from 6-9pm MDT.

New Document Template: Card with ...

This month's template is for a greeting card.  It gives you a suggestion of where to place an embellishment and sentiment for a quick and easy card. Here are the instructions to put the Document Template file into your InVue software:

NSD 2016: Free Summer Fun ...

Happy (inter)National Scrapbooking Day Pazzles friends! Thanks for being here with us today! Every hour here on the blog from 9am-6pm (CDT) you'll get a new free scrapbook title file. Here's another great free file!

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