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Saturday, 31 August 2013

I don't do mornings - Owl Door Hanger


When I saw the Night Owl - Cut It Set which was recently released by Lettering Delights I just couldn't wait to use it to make a door hanger for my teenage son. During the summer holidays he has definitely not rushed to get out of bed in the mornings!


Print & Cut myself a door hanger and typed my sentiment (Mornings) using the Night Owl alphabet.  Once, you have purchased the alphabet you can use the Try Me Tool, type your sentiment and save at high resolution.  The Pazzles Studio Pro software does not import png formats, so I save it as a jpeg using Photoshop, then import into my Pazzles software with no problem and resized.


I used 'i don't do' from one of the sentiments included in the Night Owl - Cut It Set


In the above photo is my Print & Cut door hanger together with all the elements ready to assemble using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

Get the Pazzles Inspiration, the most comprehensive electronic die cutter available, for as little as 99 dollars down.

I used a Zig 2 way glue pen to glue the intricate layer. 


I love the door hanger but don't think my teenager son is so impressed!
Night Owl and Wise Owl sets are included in the Dollar Sale which is available till tonight, midnight MST.

If you spend more than $10 you can get the Old School collection for Free...and the Old School More Play sets below here are the details.

FREEBIE files ( Old School More Play) available till Sunday, 1st September, midnight MST.

If you miss the Dollar Sale you can still get Night Owl and Wise Owl - Cut It Set  here. 

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Let's Chat - Retro Cutting Collection


I couldn't believe it when Pazzles released their latest Retro Toy Cutting Collection.  Unbelievably, I found the Retro Teeth toy that I played with as a child in my own children's toy cupboard.  It is such a popular toy that has found it's way under my duvet to scare me at night!
As a DT member, I was asked by Pazzles to create a card using one of the files in the Retro Toys Cutting Collection


 It is available for FREE to all Pazzles Craft Room Members in the Pazzles Library.

However, if you are not a member and would like to purchase the cutting collection you can do so from the Pazzles Store which is available in .wpc,svg and ai format for your cutting machines.


I cut out my 'chattering teeth' using coloured cardstock and added it to my card using an Action Wobble to give the fun element of the teeth chattering!  


I Print & Cut my background using an overlay and speech bubble from the Pazzles Craft Room.  I used the rhinestone feature as an inline to the speech bubble and added the sentiment using a font included in my software.

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To learn more about the Retro Cutting collection please head over here, to the Pazzles Blog.

Recipe

Retro Toys - Cutting Collection
Pazzles Craft Room - 8.5''x11' Circle Background design
Pazzles Craft Room - Speech Bubble
Die Cutting Machine - Pazzles Inspiration
Pazzles Craft Room - Sign Up
Action Wobble - spring

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Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer Holidays - Stringbean


I am back from my summer holidays and need another holiday to recover!  We had a lovely time and one of the sunniest holidays we have had in the UK for many years.  I hope you all had a wonderful summer and it makes such a difference when the sun shines.......one happy family!

Anyway, enough chatter.  I only wish I looked as glamorous as this Stringbean Lady, but no chance!  I love the Full Color Stringbean - Cut It sets as they are so versatile, and can be used for so many projects.  If you think the bundle is a tad expensive you could always buy the sets individually.  As they are coloured, you can use them for Print & Cut projects with your cutting machine or use the colours to guide you which coloured cardstock to use with your cutting machine.

The Full Color Stringbean Cut It Set is specially designed to be used with your cutting machine. Each Cut It set includes several different file formats (ai, dxf, eps, gsd, jpg, pdf and svg). 


Finally, I layered the postcard paper onto some coloured cardstock.

Supplies :-

Die Cutting Machine - Pazzles Inspiration
All Aboard - Papermania
Coloured Cardstock
Dotted paper - from my stash 

dear owl

 If you are wondering what is NEW at LD, check out the Night Owl and Wise Owl sets in the Dollar Sale.


If you spend more than $10 you can get the Old School collection for Free...

Hoping for a few more days of sunshine here in the UK 
before the kids and I, go back to school next week!

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Rocker Card - Pazzles Design Team



Sometimes I go a bit quite here on my blog, that's because behind the scenes of blog world I am preparing projects for various Design Teams.  So, here is my latest DT project for Pazzles which is a Rocker Card.

The Large Scallops, Scallop Mat and Cake cutting files are all available in the Pazzles Craft Room Library in wpc and svg format.


Please visit my blog post on the Pazzles Blog for more details about this
Layer Cake Rocker card.

If you use an electronic cutting machine you can sign up to the Pazzles Libary which is one of the largest on-line cutting file libraries.

In addition you can click the image below to take a look at the video tour.

Pazzles Craft Room has thousands of images, hundreds of videos, and one low price.

I would love to hear your comments here on my blog, then hop over to my Pazzles blog HERE for further details and access to the files used for my Layer Cake Rocker card in wpc and svg format suitable for most cutting machines!

Joanna x


Thursday, 8 August 2013

SVG Cutting Files available in the Pazzles Craft Room


WOW, I can't wait to share this news with you.  

The Pazzles Craft Room Library now includes SVG cutting files.  This enables other die cutting machines to join the Pazzles Library, download cutting files in SVG or WPC format from one of the largest cutting libraries on the internet.

To read all about it click HERE or above image.

In addition, if you have seen my past Design Team projects (below) and wanted to have a go, they are now all available in WPC and SVG format!

Let me know what you think of this NEW feature.

Home Tweet Home (click here)

Purse Shaped Card ( click here)

Shirt Shaped Card (click here)

Teardrop Trailer/Caravan Treat Box (click here)

Cake Pop Collars (click here)

Pillow Box with embossed flower (click here)

Sweet Easy Treat Basket (click here)

Wedding Invitation using Fun Fold Card Bases (click here)

Cascading Card (click here)

Vinyl Candy Jars (click here)

 Don't forget to check out this new feature  for all die cutting machines.

SVG files are compatible with Sure Cuts A Lot, Make-The-Cut, Silhouette Designer Edition, CraftArtist 2 Professional, and Adobe Illustrator software. WPC files are compatible with all Pazzles Creative Cutters and Funtime Scrapbooking Software (including Bosskut Gazelle). 

Download up to 40 cut files from the Library every 70 hours for a total of approximately 400 files per month.







Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bee Happy Card


I have got to tell you this is such a simple card, but so much fun to make, using digital papers from the latest LD Bees Knees paper pack with my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

Get the Pazzles Inspiration, the most comprehensive cartridge-free electronic die cutter available, for as little as 99 dollars down.


I designed my card using the Pazzles Studio Pro software.  I imported the hexagon svg file and took out the fill/colour.  I also added the svg sentiment to my card.  Then, I selected the colour picker tool to match the colour of 'happy' with the outline on my hexagon.  I didn't need to prepare any registration boxes for Print & Cut as it was just as easy to print using my printer,then use my paper trimmer to cut around the black outline defining my card front.  Please note that, I cut the card front out once I had adhered all the hexagon pieces. 

Hopefully this will make sense by the end of my blog post!


Here, is how I prepared to print my digital papers.  On this occasion, I didn't want to use an A4 sheet of paper so I selected 13 x 8cm as seen in the above screen shot.


Here is the digital paper coming off my printer.


I then used my paper trimmer to cut to size.


I laid the digital paper onto my cutting mat.


I cut out several hexagons.......


........so that I could make several more cards using a similar design.


Now the fun part.....play around placing the papers where you want on the design!


I am really pleased how this looks and have saved my pennies from purchasing metal dies!  The patterns and combinations you can use are numerous!

Give it a go, I guarantee you will have fun with this one :)

Supplies:-
Canon Printer (printing the digital papers)
Pazzles Cutting Machine – Inspiration Vue
LD Bees Knees Paper Pack (for the paper designs)
LD Bees Knees Cut It Set  (for the sentiment and hexagon)


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