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Book Inspired Fall Layout

Book Inspired Fall Layout

Fall/Autumn is my favourite season, and Anne of Green Gables is my favourite movie of all time. When Matthew and Anne are riding in the buggy together admiring the beauty of the fall countryside I wish I was there with them. My 8 year old daughter Charlotte chose to go to Book Week Theme Day this year dressed as Anne of Green Gables (Anne Shirley) and I couldn’t have been prouder that she’s fallen in love with the story as I did.


Wicked Witch Layout Sketch

Cut And Paste Sketches: Wicked ...

It's been a while since I shared a Cut And Paste Sketch with you, but today I have a totally wicked layout to share. I'm hoping this layout can be used to document your Halloween parties and the yummy spooky treats you bake for Halloween. There are so many great Halloween paper lines this year, so the hardest part of making this layout will be choosing which papers to use.




InVue and Inspiration Software: ...

There are many options when welding different images.  We will go through the different ways to use them and how to decide which one will work best for each situation. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGES:  Join us starting Sunday at 1pm and 7pm (all 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.


Make Your Own Comic Book

When I was a kid I had a subscription to Archie and Friends. I loved racing to the mailbox on Friday after school to get my comic book. It got me thinking about some silly pictures I have and how some of the photos deserve to have a timeline story told about them. Maybe you have a series of photos start to finish; like teenagers getting ready for prom, cute proposals, funny wedding parties. There’s bound to be some treasurable memories with some noteworthy stories. Create captions and headings for your photographs and have fun sharing your comical life adventures in your own comic book series..


Halloween Wall Hanging

Halloween Wall Canvas

As most of you know I went on the Pazzles Cruise. I was so inspired by the canvas project that Klo taught us that I wanted to share it with all of you. So first of all I got a 12 x 12 canvas. In the class we used the Pazzles Stencil Material but I didn’t have any of that on hand, so I took a trip to the hardware store. I found one of those 11 x 11 no trespassing signs and figured "it's plastic, so why not give it a try". While I was there I also picked up some joint compound and some glow in the dark spray paint, but that’s for a later project.



Star Shaped Gift Box

Star Shaped Baby Gift Box

Joanna here again, with a Star Shaped Gift Box. For those of you familiar with my projects you will know that I love making Print and Cut projects as well as 3D items. There are several colleagues at work who are expecting babies and these days they seemed to be so well prepared before the birth, and let everyone know the sex of the baby. Selfishly, this helps enormously when making new born gifts. The Star Shaped Gift Box is a simple cutting file, but I love the depth of the box and how the base of the box is cut out of one piece of paper. I cut the base of my box using Kraft cardstock to give it more strength. This enabled me to indulge in my pretty pink papers for the top of the box.


Project Pattern: Hello You Card

Project Patterns Two Ways

Hello Craft Room friends, Melin here with you today. My assignment was to choose one of the fun projects in the InVue Software and make a couple of projects with the same pattern. These projects are found in the local directory of your InVue Software and you get three free Project Patterns with the InVue software. There are layouts and card projects to choose from. I chose the Treasured Friendship card project. The project starts with a prescribed base. From there you can look in the modifiers folder and find sub folders to change up your backgrounds, sentiments and themed images. It really takes out a lot of the guess work for creating a project from scratch. For my first card I created, I chose to "flip" the base from a horizontal to vertical orientation. I then created a couple of quick layers for the mats.


Halloween Bat Banner

Boo! Halloween isn’t so big here in Australia, so creating a Halloween project came with both excitement and nerves! My banner project uses the Cut and Fold Flower Medallion from the Cut and Fold Medallions Collection in the Craft Room. They look great whenever used, and I hadn’t thought about using them for a banner before, but they’re perfect. The file I chose had flower cut-outs, so I changed them out for witch hats to match the Halloween theme. When using the Cut and Fold Medallions I prefer to use double sided paper so that when you fold back your cut outs, you have a contrasting paper showing. I used two sheets from Kaisercraft’s 13th Hour Collection - Evening and Dusk. 'Evening' has the orange background with the black spots (top layer). The 'Dusk' sheet I used for underneath instead of plain black cardstock with the black pattern showing.



Vinyl Fun: October 12, 2014

The holidays are approaching quickly, so we are going to have fun working with vinyl this week and create some projects that can make great gifts. If you have always wanted to use vinyl, but have been to scared to try, I will be showing you how to cut, weed and use transfer tape to apply it to different items. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGES:  Join us starting Sunday at 1pm and 7pm (all 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.


Halloween Subway Art Canvas

This fun Halloween Canvas is a great addition to anyone's decorations. With the fun words and nearly see through spider web, it will make your friends take a second look. I have to admit, this is probably one of my favorite Halloween decorations I have ever made. I can see myself using it for years to come, because it just goes with any style of decor. After painting the canvas, I used Mod Podge on the canvas. I then used the gray vinyl from the Pazzles Neutral pack for the words. This keeps it subtle, but you can still see it through the frosted vinyl from the Pazzles Primary Pack, that is generally used to give the look of etched glass. It gives a wonderful effect for the spider and its web.


Halloween Paper Projects Top 10

We've had many new Craft Room Members join us in the past few months! Welcome! Whether you have just joined us or have been a part of the Craft Room for a while, there is so much Halloween inspiration available to you. I thought it would be fun to do a Top 10 list of sorts and share some of our favorite spooky paper projects. Get started now and you can make all 10 before October 31! 1. Haunted Halloween Village Part 1: Backdrop Part 2: Graveyard Part 3: Creatures of the Night Part 4: Haunted Mansion



Halloween Lamp with Vinyl Silhouette

Halloween is right around the corner, and who doesn’t like to decorate for the holidays? This is a super easy project and it’s so much fun! When the lamp is off you can’t see the design. But when someone turns it on, POP, there it is! It is so fun to see their faces when they turn the lamp on! My son said, “It’s kinda like the Christmas tree. I just can’t stop looking at it.” I combined several Halloween files from the Craft Room Library to create this scene. Once I got my design the way I wanted it, I welded the elements together. (Make sure you reverse your design before cutting, especially if you are adding words.) I cut my design out using Pazzles Wall Vinyl in Cotton (White).


Halloween-Bat-Tube-Favors

Halloween Bat Tube Favors

Joanna here today, with a Halloween themed blog post. It’s that time of the year when we can go Batty at Halloween. It is such fun to make all those treat favors for the kids…….you can just let your imagination run! I have used an existing file in the Craft Room Library, using the Pillow Box Bat. I decided to tweak the file so that I could make a snug wrap around my plastic food safe tubes. I have included the file for you, so all the hard work has been done. If you use larger or smaller tubes you may need to resize the wrap.






WCMD: Klo’s Classroom

At 2pm (MDT) Pazzles Educator Klo Oxford will be teaching a live class on a fun card making technique. Click here to go to the Classroom page with instructions on how to enter the live classroom. The classroom will open shortly before 2pm (MDT) and stay open for a while after the class so you can share the projects you've created throughout the day with one another. Klo will be teaching how to use the new Project Patterns in the InVue software and sharing some card making ideas with you. You can access the Project Pattern files below. If you have never added a Project Pattern to your software before, it is very easy.



WCMD: Paper Pieced Inlays

Prepare yourself for some shocking news! Christmas is only 83 days away! Make a card everyday from now […]



WCMD: Picture Perfect Day Camera ...

This is a great card to send to a friend that you are just thinking about. Behind the fun lens, you can put a greeting or maybe a fun photo. To create this card, I used my Pen Tool to give the lens details and add a nice look across the bottom. After using the Pen Tool, I cut all of my pieces out. I then glued the vellum behind the viewer and the acetate for the lens on the back of the card, then I attached the single camera piece over them to give the inside a clean look.



WCMD: Pen Tool Outlined Letters

Fall crafting is the best kind of crafting. I love that it's perfectly fine to put pumpkins on every project. Today I wanted to share with you a pretty technique using my favorite tool; the Pen Tool. I'm pretty sure I would buy an Inspiration just for the Pen Tool. I love the way you can dress up your cut pieces and make cool accents.



World Card Making Day Sale

Be sure and join us this weekend for our World Card Making Day Party! See you then! Sales Now through Monday October 6, 2014 we have some special WCMD sales! 50% off all Downloadable Images: This includes Digital Downloads of CDs and Cutting Collections (excluding Spellbinders and Melissa Frances Collection.) No coupon necessary. 30% off all Hand Tools: This includes Tweezers, Pick Tool, Spatula, Chizzel, Pen Tool Spacer, Mat Scrapper. No coupon necessary. $5 Special WCMD Cutting Collection Bundle: Includes Fun Folds 1, Fun Folds 2, Easel Cards and Shadow Box Window Cards (A $23.80 Value)No coupon necessary.



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