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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Free file - offer ends today!


I decided to make a girlie version of the Spooky Pinwheel which is FREE but hurry as the offer ends today.  To get your FREE file click here for my blog post 


I used the Fruit Garden Paper Pad by Tilda for the Pinwheel, a paper flower and brad from my stash.

For this girlie version, using my Pazzles Inspiration, I simply selected BREAK GROUP and removed the bat shape x4 and just left a scalloped edging!

This is how the cut file will look when you open it.
Select UNGROUP.



SELECT bat shape.
DELETE bat shape.

DELETE bat shapes on all 4 sections.
This is how the file should look now, hit cut!



Take a look at some other Lettering Delights
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

With Halloween wrapping up tomorrow, it’s time for the holiday hustle and bustle to begin. Christmas may be over 50 days away, but our Holiday Dollar Sale 
won’t last forever.

Hurry, sale ends Monday!

Lettering Delights has added more items to the sale including templates for cards, 

envelopes, bags and boxes.


Hurry and get shopping because this sale ends at the stroke of midnight on All Hallow’s Eve!

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a treat from your friends at LD. While you’re shopping the sale, be sure to add the free Best Witches Tag Set to your shopping cart so you can spread 

some Halloween cheer. Happy Halloween!


Take a peep at some items in the Holiday Dollar Sale, hurry, sale ends Monday







Grab fonts, alphabets, graphic sets, paper packs and hundreds of other holiday products for just $1. Cut-it sets are priced from $1 - $2 each. And with bonus savings, you’ll save even more! 

At check-out, enter coupon code DollarHoliday to save 20% off your total 
purchase of $20 or more.



Saturday, 29 October 2011

Petal Collection


When I first saw this collection I did a happy dance around my computer.....I just love these and can think of hundreds of projects where I could use these cuttable flowers with my Pazzles Inspiration or any other electronic die cutting machine.

The first project I came up with was this delicate flower from the Petal Collection.

A while ago I bought some Glittered Iron On from Oyster Stamps in the UK.  It comes in these delightful colours and it is really easy to use.  I just selected my petal and imported it directly into my Studio Pro software for the Pazzles Inspiration.  I then followed the directions on the packet for the Glittered Iron On.
I couldn't resist putting it on this little baby top and then selected a rhinestone from my 
Pazzles Rhinestone Kit and applied heat from my iron onto the rhinestone to secure it to the garment.


Wouldn't these make a lovely gift for someone expecting a little girl!


Take a look at all the other files below by Patricia Zapata in the collection from 
Lettering Delights.  I know I am just going to have to purchase some more of these!





Click here to get your Cut-It Flowers by Patricia Zapata.

Freebie Spooky Pinwheel Cut It Project!


Cut out this FREE Spooky Cut It Pinwheel for your kids this holiday. Not only fun, but also makes great party decorations and handouts!

If you have a cutting machine such as a Pazzles Inspiration,  which I use, this is a great opportunity to try for FREE a Lettering Delights product.

If you have the Studio Pro software just place your cardstock on the mat, once you have downloaded the file, import directly into your Pazzles software using the SVG option.  When you see the file placed on your visual mat you can resize the file to however big you want it and CUT! 

However, if you have the original software for your Pazzles you can still do this but you will have to open the file in a program such as Inkscape (which you can download for FREE) and save the file as a pdf .  Then import the file from your original software as a pdf file and CUT,  (same outcome but you need to take extra steps).

Yes, it is as simple as that and it's FREE!




Don't forget, just a few days left for our Holiday Dollar Days sale! Click here to save!


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Click here to get your Freebie and add the item to your cart then check out and pay $0! 


Click here to get your Holiday Dollar Sale with the 25% coupon that you will receive with your freebie "purchase" confirmation. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Halloween Kit at Lettering Delights


As soon as I saw this Halloween Kit by Patricia Zapata at Lettering Delights I knew exactly how I wanted my project to turn out with the help of my Pazzles Inspiration.  I didn't think it would take a few days to finish it off!  My excuse is that the kids are on half term break and we are having fun being busy, doing things together.




For the base cards I have used the  Costume Clubhouse Paper Pack.  I cut a circle for an aperture and wanted to give the card a coloured transparent feel.  But, the shops were closed and it was gone 10.00 pm!  I then had a light bulb moment....ding!  I rooted through my cupboards and found some acetate/ transparency sheets the sort they use in offices.  I placed the transparency sheet in my printer and in my Pazzles Inspiration drew a rectangle to cover an A4 area in orange and green and hit print!  There I had made my own coloured transparency sheets to match the exact colour of my chosen papers. I was soooo happy.

Then, the easy bit was to select my Cut-It's from the Halloween Kit and cut with my Pazzles Inspiration using black cardstock.


These cards fit perfectly into the box from the same set which I cut out using the same process.   These simple shapes are so quick and easy to use so why not take a look at the other sets that Patricia Zapata has at Lettering Delights........flowers!!!!


Click here to get your Halloween Kit

Click here to view the whole Cut It's set by Patricia Zapata.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Costume Clubhouse Shaped Card

When I first saw these NEW Print & Cut files from Lettering Delights by Sheri Berry, I did a happy dance.  I am a busy mum with 3 children, husband works out of the county a lot and I am holding down a job, so I don't have time to design stuff.  Maybe, when, or if I win the lottery, I would have more time, but at the moment there are some awesome files that I can purchase for a few dollars and get cracking on making cards!

So, if you take a look at this Costume Clubhouse Gift Tags Print and Cut set you will also see lots of shaped frames (cut files) to add to your cards or even make them into shaped cards which I just love to do!

I have taken the Trick or Treat tag and printed it out from my Pazzles Inspiratation and used the cut file (next to it) to cut out around it (easy peasy).  I then used the cut file and made a bigger one for the orange layer.  I also used the same cut file to make my base card.  I made the cut file shape larger, mirrored, duplicated and welded the base card together.  I added one more large frame shape to the top of the base card because as I personally don't like to see the fold.


The Print and Cut came out really well and in some areas I just took a black pen to fill in the white around the edging but hopefully the receiver will not inspect it with a magnifying glass!


A few gems and the card was done!
To make the base card I used one of the papers from the Costume Clubhouse Paper Pack.

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Click here to get your Costume Clubhouse Gift Tags - Print and Cut

Click here for the Costume Clubhouse Paper Pack

Or click here to get your Sheri Berry  Costume Clubhouse Bundle.


Friday, 21 October 2011

NEW Halloween Cuttables

Patricia Zapata's Intricate Halloween Cuttables

Patricia Zapata has some new products at Lettering Delights.

Her designs includes 20 different cut-its files to create five different bunting designs, 5 medallions, gift or favor boxes, frames, hang tags and more! 


Patricia has been designing creative products at A Little Hut, her online store, since 2004. As a graphic designer with over 10 years experience, she is a popular paper crafters who’s been featured with Do It Yourself, HGTV, Martha Stewart and more. She has also published her own book, “Home, Paper, Scissors” loaded with 30 beautiful paper projects for creating items ranging from lamps to bowls to keepsake boxes and journals and other accessories for the home. So feast your eyes on some of Patricia’s intricate designs and modern styles to Lettering Delights.




I am just loving these Cut It's which are perfect to use with your Pazzles Inspiration or other electronic die cutting machines (see compatability chart)


Click here to get your NEW Halloween Cuttables by Patricia Zapata.


Cut It's sets include several different file formats (ai, dxf, eps, gsd, jpg, pdf and svg). 

If you don't have a cutting machine, you can still use these graphics, but you will need to use a third party software program such as Inkscape.


If you have a Pazzles Inspiration and want to use Lettering Delights files
click here for more information.

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To get your NEW Halloween Cuttables by Patricia Zapata click here and enjoy!

Lots of Treat Bags! - Costume Clubhouse

I am having such fun making projects from the NEW print and cut bundle Costume Clubhouse at Lettering Delights.  I have made these 2 printable treat bags using the Costume Clubhouse Treat Bags.  I printed out the bags from my Pazzles Inspiration and then used the cutting file to lay over the image to use the PRINT & CUT technique described in an earlier post.




So, I then decided to use some of the papers from the Costume Clubhouse paper pack to make some more treat bags using the cutting files in the Costume Clubhouse Treat Bags set (as above).  I made up the bags and then cut some strips of paper to secure the tops with a mini clip.  Of course this cutting file could be used with whatever paper you had in your stash!

I like the printable treat bags but I also like the idea of using papers with cut files.  I also added some tags from the same bundle using my Pazzles Inspiration which was highlighted HERE



Click here to get your Costume Clubhouse Treat Bags - Print and Cut, 
here for the Paper Pack 
and, here for the Gift Tags - Print and Cut

Or click here to get your Costume Clubhouse Bundle at $59.00

Christmas Dollar Day Sale at Lettering Delights

Halloween with Patricia Zapata
There is a great Dollar Day sale at Lettering Delights with SVG's, Cut Its and lots more.  Here is a peep of what there is to offer for your Christmas Holiday crafting.

This sale will be gone in a jiffy. Shop now through October 31 so hurry!


Go and check out the Dollar Day Sale and pick some awesome offers for Christmas Holiday sets.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Costume Clubhouse inspiration!

Have you had a chance to take a look at this HUGE Print & Cut BUNDLE called Costume Clubhouse from Sheri Berry. There is a new “print & cut” feature which Lettering Delights are trying out. Simply print the png version then cut with the help of cuttable files and your cutting machine.


I took a look at the Costume Clubhouse Paper Pack and thought it would be great to wrap a few presents showing you the gorgeous papers in the pack.  The colours and patterns in the paper pack are fun and vibrant many of which can be used at other times of the year and not just at Halloween.  I simply printed them from my printer and wrapped up the presents!!

For the tags I used the Print and Cut technique with the Costume Clubhouse Gift Tags.  If you have a Pazzles Inspiration and are struggling with the Print and Cut feature there are a few tutorials by Klo @ Pazzles.  However, the Print and Cut tutorial that works for me is the one by Richard at Cut and Creativity.




So, using Richard's Print and Cut technique I imported the tags (png) and cutting file into my Pazzles Inspiration.    I used the justification tool to get the cutting file exactly around the tag. I then selected the tag and cutting file together and adjusted the size for my project.   I have changed the cutting file to RED so that I can see it clearer.


Using Richard's Print and Cut technique this is how the layout looked before I went to print.  Remember to remove the red cutting line before you print and put it back when you place the printed paper onto your mat to cut around the tag!!!!






The cut was almost perfect and when a slight white bit of paper around the edge shows up I just use my Copics or Promarkers to touch up the gaps!


The amazing thing about this Costume Clubhouse Gift Tag set that excites me is the collection of cut file shapes.  I thought that these will be just perfect for frames and shaped cards for other projects, one of  which I will show you later in the week.

So, if you are inspired to try the Print and Cut technique with these sets 
click here for the Costume Clubhouse Paper Pack and

or click here to see the Costume Clubhouse Print and Cut Bundle.

I have entered this project into Patches of Pink Link Up Party