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Up and Away Glitter Balloon ...

Sometimes you just need a quick and simple card. For my card I used a 9 ½" x 6 ½" base. I used the Balloons cutting file as well as the Pocket Scrapbooking Banners which can be found in the Pazzles Craft Room Library. I decided to remove the balloon cut out and add a glitter balloon cut out instead. I then went ahead and created a sentiment using the Pocket Scrapbooking Banners and my Pen Tool. I drew some balloon strings and in just minutes I had a card ready to send out.

Pop Up Friend Card

Pop up cards are so much fun! I love looking at the face of the recipient when they open the card and see it come to life! This card was made by following the Basic Pop Up Cards Video. The little dog hanging over the fence is hoping to get a pat or two, or maybe a treat!

Polymer Clay Pendants With the ...

I am so excited about this project! I made these pendants using the Pastry Tool, Pastry Mat and polymer clay. Just like all other types of mediums you cut on your Creative Cutter, the possibilities are endless! It’s amazing the detailed cuts you can get using clay! To get started, watch Klo’s Polymer clay video for some fabulous instructions. It is in the January 18th – 21st Marathon classes, sessions 10 & 11. The files I used are found in the Craft Room Library and are listed at the end of the instructions. First, I rolled my clay out using a pasta machine using a thickness of 5. I placed my rolled out clay on my Pastry mat and patted it down until I was sure it was firmly stuck to the mat. Then I chose my design and cut it out. I used a pressure of 13 and a speed of 2. The blade is stationary so you do not have to adjust it. I cut two of my design out and layered them on top of each other so I would have the thickness I wanted and also to hide the jewelry pin inside.

Using the New Pen Spacer: ...

The Pen Spacer is going to make switching pen colors on the same project so easy. Come join us for the quick and fun class. 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. Just go to Klo’s Classroom and click on Enter Classroom, join as a guest.

Tropical Luau Lei

A friend and I have planned a trip to celebrate her 30th birthday. We thought Hawaii would be the perfect getaway. With that in mind, I decided making paper Lei’s would be a fun way to share my “Inspiration” and travel in style. If sandy beaches aren’t in your wake this summer season, I hope you find time to make your own backyard Luau BBQ and create paper Lei’s for each of your guests. Mahalo!

New Pazzles Accessory Products

Did you notice something new in the Pazzles store? Actually it is three new somethings! We are excited to release three new products designed to make cutting and drawing with your Inspiration even easier. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference, and we think these are some pretty cool little things! The Pen Tool Spacer, Spatula, and Fine Point Tweezers were developed by Pazzles Designers based on requests from customers. Pazzles Spatula Tool Lifting small designs from a very sticky mat can be a bit tricky. The Pazzles Spatula Tool is designed to take your fingernails out of the equation when lifting up your cut designs. The smooth angled edge glides along your mat, lifting your projects without tearing or curling.

July 2014 Challenge

The July Challenge is taking a page from the whole repurpose, revitalize and restore craze going on with the DIY world. The challenge is to take an existing project from the project area and repurpose it.  Whether it is just changing the theme or remaking it for another purpose, this should be a really fun challenge. After you have finished your project, go and add it to the July Challenge Folder. If you need instructions to upload your project, here are the instructions.  In your description, please tell us which project you chose. 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 prize choices are.

Chalkboard Art Card

I just love the chalkboard look on cards. Inspired by a lovely saying that I found online, I created this note card using my Pen Tool. I created a perforated outline for the note card and then set my text in place. For my card base I used a 7" x 5" base. I used the draw tool to create two stars.

June Challenge Winner

Congratulations to kitt.  The heat is on challenge was a lot of fun.  Kitt created a cute candy bar holder for her project....better eat the chocolate quickly or the sun might melt it. If you haven’t seen the fun and creative that came from the June Challenge, be sure and go take a look in the Challenge Folder.  The "heat" may inspire you to create. kitt 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 July Challenge, which will be announced here on the blog tomorrow.

Beautiful Layers With Spellbinders Digital ...

We have some fantastic projects to share today courtesy of the Pazzles Design Team. I asked Angie Contreras and Melin Beltran to share something they made with the Spellbinders Digital Die Collections, and their creations are beautiful. Angie used the Nestabilities Label 9 files to create a shaped base for her card. With several layers of nesting shapes, she was able to easily cut out the matching layering pieces as well. I love the fresh trendy shape and colors of this card.

Treasure Chest Gems Cutting Collection: ...

I will be hosting a girls brunch, and tea in the next few weeks. My guest of honor will be getting married and I wanted to find a way to let her know how much of a treasure her friendship is to me. I created the Treasure Chest Gems Cutting Collection with 12 different gems and a treasure chest so that I could make my own treasure. I thought it would be perfect to bling out some doughnuts with some pirate's booty and turn them into rings. I can send my guests away with a treasure chest of doughnut rings and a little note that says, "Ahoy, me hearty!" I hope you find a fun way to use this collection, and use it in a way that inspires all your "mateys".

Craft Room Maintenance

The Pazzles Craft Room will be down for maintenance Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from approximately 9:00 am (MST) to 1:00pm (MST). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience!

Kiss-Cut or Score?-June 29, 2014

I am going to be showing you how to create kiss-cut and/or score lines from existing files and make your own from scratch. I will also show you samples, so you can create the look you want. 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. Just go to Klo’s Classroom and click on Enter Classroom, join as a guest.

Patriotic Party Supplies

A few simple DIY party decorations you can easily make multiples of. The rosettes and paper firework picks make great decorations for a table or porch. Utensil holders candy holders, and paper cones for popcorn or sparklers!

Peek A Boo Window Kite ...

Hello ladies, today I am sharing an aperture/window card. These are incredibly easy to make and using your Pazzles you can create perfect alignment of the aperture when layered onto a card. I drew my 5” x 5” layer using my software. I aligned my Bird Flying Kite file and arranged it onto my 5” x 5” square layer. I drew a circle aperture in my Pazzles software and arranged it over my kite. I print & cut my design having watched the video tutorial Using Cutting Files for Print and Cut, which explains how to use registration boxes.

June Craft Room Challenge

There are just a few more months left in June and that means it's almost time for a new monthly challenge. Before we announce the new challenge theme, be sure and get your June Challenge submissions in. The theme this month is "The Heat Is On." You can interpret it any way you'd like, just show us your best heat inspired projects. Design Team Member Melin Beltran created the most adorable BBQ layout using files from the Craft Room Library.

Stinkin Cute Fun Fold Skunk Card

Stinkin Cute Shutter Card

Hello crafty friends, Melin here and today I wanted to share a really quick and simple card you can make with some great Craft Room files. I started by using the Fun Folds 2 Shutter Card base. I cut that in plain white cardstock. I then cut the panels in some DCWV Floral Fair patterned paper. I cut several of the Creamy Flower file in plain white cardstock. I also cut several of the centers in some Bazzil Tangerine Bling. I then used the stem from the Long Stemmed Swirl Flower file for my stems and leaves. I used some Buttercup Ink from Close To My Heart and sponged the ink in the center and worked my way out. I left the tips of the flowers white so they would have some character and depth. I then added the circles to the centers and then added some Yellow Stickles to the centers.

From The Sea Shaped Card

Hello crafty friends, Melin here today sharing a cute card I created with some of the latest Spellbinders Digital Die Collections. I used the Labels 13 S4-248 set to create my card base. I simply created a duplicate of the largest layer and welded them together at the top. I then cut one of the smaller layers using some of the very pretty paper in the DCWV Linen Closet cardstock stack. I then proceeded to cut out another smaller layer, and then used that same sized layer and my lattice tool to create a latticed layer. I glued that on top of the bottom layer that was cut with some pretty glitter paper from the same stack.

Sea Creatures Package Toppers

Thanks for joining us for Beach Week. I hope we have you dreaming of warm sunny places! If you can't make it to a real beach, bring the ocean to you. These friendly little sea creatures are perfect for finishing off a gift or adding to a lunch box. There are no instructions included today, as these are simple paper piecings. And now it's time for a little ocean humor!

Quilling Flowers: June 22, 2014

We are going to be learning how to use the Spellbinders Quilling Flowers.  We will actually cut them out and show how they go together. 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.  Just go to Klo's Classroom and click on Enter Classroom, join as a guest.  

Gum Tube Sand Shovel Favor

Are you having a sizzling summer? Then it’s time to cool off at the beach. Grab your sand bucket, shovel and let’s go! Today I want to show you an idea for a party favor or gift box. I started with the Pazzles Craft Room file Sandy Bucket. There is sand, a bucket and a shovel. You will see that I altered the original pattern just a tad. I wanted a separate shovel that was more or less 3 dimensional. I enlarged that pattern so that I would have a finished creation large enough to hold a gift as well as the gum tube that I used to make the shovel. To make a sand bucket, I needed to increase the size of the Takeout Box (5-A from the software library). Because the box is so large, I had to cut it by making it two pieces. I also cut the box without its top.

Beach Picnic Party Favor

Here in Australia we are heading into winter, but in the northern hemisphere, summer is on your doorstep. If you’re throwing a beach party to celebrate the beginning of summer, you might like to create favour bags similar to the one I created using my Inspiration Cutter and fill the bag with all kinds of summery treats. Party favours are fun to make and mixing and matching different files in the same theme makes for a fun project. I used the Lunch Sack Gift Bag Vintage Handle file for the great looking handles on my paper bag, resized to fit on the bag. The next file was the Swag Banners with Thank You text printed onto the top layer using the text fit to path function (refer to Fit Text to Path Video). I used a darker blue for the bottom file and then a lighter colour for the top. Line up all elements of the Happy Sun file and then create an outline to cut out the very outer layer so the image can be printed onto it using the Print and Cut method.

Daytona Beach Scrapbook Layout

We go to Daytona Beach once a year. This year I got a fantastic family picture to scrapbook. I knew I wanted the picture to be as large on the layout as possible, so I printed it at home at the biggest size possible which is 8.5" x 11". Next I went to the Craft Room and found tons of beachy files to play with. I used Beach Chair, Bikini Starfish, Sandy Bucket, Simple Shells, Tropical Christmas and Sand Dollar cutting files. The really neat thing about this layout is that I was able to design it in the software complete with picture, so I would know what it would look like when it was all done.

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