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Apron Pocket Card

I love apron cards because of their unique and fun shape. The pocket allows the wonderful opportunity to include fun recipes. They're always a great hit for wedding showers or housewarming parties. I changed this Apron Recipe Card file up a bit in that I didn’t make the pocket that was included in the cutting file. Instead, I used the shaped pocket from the Star Pocket Card cutting file. This way, I could add lace around the pocket. Insert Kitchen Utensils into the pocket to add to the effect and then add your favorite recipes. I put seam binding at the waist to make the apron even more realistic.

Beautiful Blossoms Cutting Collection

  Every spring I start planning my garden and look forward to it with rose colored glasses. I forget about the weeds and the bugs that come along to destroy everything until it is too late. Then I vow to never plant a garden again. By the following spring I am looking forward to planting again and I forget all about the pesky problems a gardener has to deal with. You can skip the fuss and make your own flower garden this year with our Beautiful Blossoms Cutting Collection. This collection of 10 lacy floral files will make any spring project a showstopper. While these files are perfect for cards and scrapbook pages, they would also make a beautiful vinyl garden on a wall. If you miss the bugs you can just find a few in the Craft Room Library to add to your garden.

Inspiration Vue™ Pre-Order Party Giveaway

Thirty minutes and counting until you can claim your very own Inspiration Vue™.  Again, here is the direct link to pre-order Pre-Order The Inspiration Vue™ The link will not be working until noon MDT. At that time you will be able to pre-order the Inspiration Vue™. In the meantime lets do a giveaway shall we? The prize is a Prima Chalk Edgers Ink Pad bundle of 40 colors of chalk ink. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page for a chance to win. We will close the giveaway and pick a winner at midnight (MDT) March 11, 2014. Terms and Conditions: Open only to people aged 18 or older. Giveaway ends midnight MDT, March 11, 2014. Only one entry per person. Only one winner will be chosen via random drawing. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Entries become properties of Pazzles and are subject to their Privacy Policies. Winner will be notified via email. Winners who do not respond within seven days forfeit their prize and another winner will be selected. Prize is awarded as is and without warranty of any kind.

Inspiration Vue™ Pre-Order Launch Party

Thank you for joining us as we count down to the launch of Inspiration Vue™ pre-orders. We'll be chatting in the member chat area and giving away colorful prizes for Craft Room members and free forum members. If you are not currently a Craft Room member or forum user, you can sign up here. Stay with us here on the blog as well. Ask questions in the blog comments section below or on Facebook and we will answer them as they come in.

Lucky to Have You Layout

This beautiful layout can be used for many different types of photos. Whether it is a sweet baby, grandparent, car, pet or any other thing that makes you feel lucky, this is the layout for you. Have fun layering different papers to create just the look you want. You can use all of the pieces or pick and choose to customize it to make it just right for you. Notice the flowers that are disguising the lucky shamrocks, if you want more of a St. Patrick's Day layout, simply leave the flowers off. After cutting all of the pieces out, I decided to chalk and ink the edges just to add a little dimension. I also popped up the centers of each flower. To add one last touch, I pulled out my sewing machine and added a few lines of stitching. I also used my pen tool for the "to have you" words.

Putting it All Together: March ...

This week we will be going back to some of the basics.  We will be showing you how to take files that have more than one layer.  We will be cutting out and assembling them.   We will also learn how to cut out in multiples to save on paper and time. DON'T FORGET: CLOCKS CHANGE THIS WEEKEND! Join us starting Sunday Morning at 5am, 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. To join, simply go to Klo’s Classroom, then Enter Classroom and sign in as a guest.Join us starting Sunday Morning at 5am, 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. To join, simply go to Klo’s Classroom, then Enter Classroom and sign in as a guest.

DIY Dimensional Flowers

I love springtime, as there are such pretty flowers to admire bursting into bloom. Also, there are some beautiful cutting files in the Craft Room Library that can be teamed up with pretty floral papers to create a lovely 3D project. Today I have used the Banner Box cutting file in the Pazzles Library for my gift box. I have cut this out using pretty floral paper. Remember you can resize the box smaller or larger using your Pazzles software. I also resized the banner overlay to make a smaller banner in coordinating paper as a background for my flower. I was browsing through the Tips and Tricks section in the Craft Room and came across a blog post, Dimensional Flowers. I watched the accompanying video tutorial on how to create 3D Flowers which includes several cutting files for you to use.

Inspiration Vue™ Pre-Order Information

Introducing the Inspiration Vue™. The powerful creative cutter you know and love, with sleek new upgrades and in fresh trendy colors! With the release of the Inspiration Vue we bring you patent-pending precision print and cut, brand new Mac and Windows compatible InVue design software, enhanced mat feeding and stability, and even more cutting power. All of this at a reduced price. The Inspiration Vue is a DIY crafter’s dream. We’ve answered a few of your burning questions in our FAQ post but we know you are excited and want every detail. Keep reading to the bottom of this post for details on a pre-launch party Monday March 10. Precision Print And Cut The Inspiration Vue features a new optical eye to make Print And Cut projects easy and accurate. Our revolutionary new system scans the actual page to determine cutting placement. It is not necessary to use registration marks, thus reducing paper waste. Registration marks can be turned on for enhanced accuracy, or for those who prefer registration marks. The result is accurate cuts around images you have printed on your home computer.

Gold Nugget Sucker Covers

Make these golden nugget sucker covers for your friends and family and celebrate St. Patty's day in perfectly green fashion. Let them know how lucky they are you love them.

March Challenge

This is a "Be Inspired" challenge for this month. Use the photo as your inspiration piece. You can utilize design, color, shapes, etc to create your project. Just have fun with it and realize that we can find inspiration in all things. After you have finished your project, go and add it to the March Challenge Folder.  If you need instructions to upload your project, here are the instructions. Remember, all you have to do is enter to have a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes. Be sure and check out the Challenge Page to see what those prizes are. I can hardly wait to see what you do. ~Klo

Butterfly Pops Party Favor

Today I have made a quick 15 minute project, a Butterfly Lollipop Holder using my Pazzles Inspiration. I love butterflies and when I saw this 3-D Butterfly in the Craft Room Library, I just knew I would be using it for one of my projects. I imported the file into my Pazzles software and deselected some of the layers, as I wanted to use a combination of different patterned papers. I duplicated the butterfly and set it to one side. Taking the first imported butterfly I deleted all the layers except the largest base layer.

February Challenge Winner

Congratulations to createwithkelly! You are the February Challenge Winner. She a very clever  bendi-fold card for her husband. If you haven't seen the fun and creative bendi-fold cards that were done for the February Challenge, be sure and go take a look in the Challenge Folder, you will be inspired, they are all wonderful. createwithkelly gets to choose from the wonderful gift choices here on the Challenge page. Remember, challenge winners are chosen by random drawing, so everyone has an equal chance to win. Be sure and join us for our March Challenge, which will be announced here on the blog March 5.

Pocket Card Gift Box

I was excited to see the new addition of the Pocket Box Card to the Craft Room Library.  The little box is just the right size for fun gifts.  This project was enlarged to 11 1/2" width. After covering the box card in pink papers, I added some of the Handful of Hearts file sized at 4 3/4”.  I love to add sewing to projects and so my absolute favorite tool is the Piercing Tool as it makes pierced holes that are separated by whatever spacing you want.  Hand stitching has never been so accurate and easy!

Front Door Vinyl Signs

Driving through my neighborhood the other day I saw that my neighbor had added her last name to her front door with vinyl. I instantly wanted to be a copycat. What a cute idea! Sometimes it's the simple things we can do with our Inspiration that we overlook. Since I can't create all of your last names for you in fun fonts, I did the next best thing and made several generic front door signs ready to cut out in your color choice of vinyl. I don't know why I never thought of this before, but I think this might be my part of every gift I give this year. What a cute idea for newlyweds or a small gift for a teacher, or neighbor.

No Class: March 2

There is no class this weekend, this is a great opportunity for you to watch past classes or videos  or just spend an evening creating. I will look forward to seeing you next week. ~Klo

New Release of Spellbinders Digital ...

Have you had a chance to play with the Spellbinders Digital Die Collections yet? We are seeing projects pop up in our forums and on our fan pages using these fabulous files and we couldn't be more thrilled. Twelve new Spellbinders Collections have been added to the Pazzles Online Store this past weekend including several beautiful floral themed sets perfect for spring crafting.

Customized Rhinestone Spirit Wear

School spirit day is every Friday at my daughter’s school. Red is the color and their mascot is an owl. I must say though I’m not too fond of their t-shirt designs. She is very girly and loves bling , so I decided to customize a tank top for her using the Pazzles Rhinestones Kit. I love that we can transform our images into something custom , unique and blingy. Watching the Creating Rhinestone Designs video has really made it easy to understand the process of creating with rhinestones.

Make A Wish Birthday Card

Winter reminds me of snowflakes and mittens. With this in mind I got an idea to create a winter birthday card. I started with a 5" x 7" base card,  and then went ahead and created a scalloped border using the making scallops video. The video makes it so easy to create any size scalloped borders. I used the Mittens cutting file found in the Craft Room Library and created an outline for the mittens. I also created two basic circles and printed the Make A Wish sentiment.

Cut And Paste Sketches: Bird ...

I love to add lots of layers to my cards with dimensional foam dots and embellishments, but the downfall is that they often are too chunky to send in the mail. Today's sketch can be made thick with dimensional dots and trims, or kept thin for mailing. The center circle is a cut out of the top paper so that the paper underneath shows through. I think this card would be beautiful in a monotone/ombre color palette or with a grungy vintage feel. Make it whichever style you'd like and give it your own special touch.

Need 4 Speed Cutting Collection: ...

My son loved his little cars when he was younger. He always pretended the cars were driving really fast and the police pulled them over. He played with them almost every day, and we rarely left the house without at least one in his pocket. But this too shall pass…ho hum. We recently cleaned out his toy box and I found all his beloved cars at the very bottom. He was hesitant to get rid of them but he also said, “I don’t really play with them anymore”. So when I saw the Need 4 Speed Cutting Collection I knew right away what I was going to do with it! I purchased a 12x12 shadow box, took the back off, laid it face down and filled it with his most favorite cars. I used vinyl to cut the files out, layering them as I went and applied it to the glass front of the shadow box. He was so happy and even got a little sentimental when I gave it to him. I hope it provokes those feelings every time he sees it.

Barrel Of Monkeys Birthday Banner

The best projects in my opinion are the ones that have the biggest impact, but don’t take a lot of time to create. That’s just the kind of project this is. These cute monkeys make a great card or party banner for any event. I’m sure you have a favorite monkey in mind who would go bananas to receive it, so get to it!

Using Digital Spellbinders Dies with ...

In this weeks class we will be showing you how to use the Digital Dies from Spellbinders.  You will show how to use them in conjunction with the metal dies as well as without them. Join us starting Sunday Morning at 5am, 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. To join, simply go to Klo’s Classroom, then Enter Classroom and sign in as a guest.

February Challenge Reminder

Have you had a chance to play along with our February challenge? I'll admit the Bendi card idea was new to me and now I cannot wait to try it. As a reminder the February challenge is to use the Bendi Card Large or Bendi Card Small files in the Craft Room to create a card. In the January 5, 2014 Klo's Classroom, Klo showed how to create a bend-fold base from written instructions. She also showed how to change lines and have a little more fun with the file. We have a few beautiful samples to share with you from the Pazzles Design Team. Melin Beltran

Coffee Cup Circle Card

I wanted to create a special birthday card for a friend who loves coffee. I decided to create her card using the coffee theme. I used the Scallop Sunshine cutting file, Coffee Cup and the Let It Snow file, all of which can be found in the Craft Room Library. I enlarged the sunshine cutting file to 6 inches and mirrored and welded it to create a shaped card.

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