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Friday, 28 February 2014

St Patrick's Day Tag

St Patrick's Day Tag

I have all my green cardstock and patterned paper at the ready to make a few St Patrick' Day projects over the next few weeks.  Here, is my first fun tag for a treat holder. Such a cute little image which could be added to any gift to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

I have used the LD Kiss Me I'm Irish - Cut It set which I have Print & Cut using my 
Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

I imported the SVG file into my software and laid it in the middle of a simple tag, then cut it out.  I then selected outline to create the layer for my green cardstock and cut it out.

I tied the tag around the top of the tube using green and white Trendy Twine

A super, quick project which can be created for your Irish friends or fun gifts for the kids!

Pazzles Cutting Machine – 99.00 Dollar Special
LD Kiss Me Quick I'm Irish - svg cutting file
LD Irish &St Patrick's Day - sets
Plastic Tube
Trendy Twine
Green Cardstock

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Enjoy making St Patrick's Day projects ~ Joanna

I have entered this project into the following challenge :-
Creative Cutting Challenge - #29 St Patrick's Day
Cut It Up Challenge - #40 Green for St Patrick's Day or Spring

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Nancys Party Shaped Card

Nancys Party Shaped Card

Here, is a card I made a year or so ago, using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine and I still love it.  I made it into a cute birthday shaped card using Nancys Party Cut It's.

Coming.....The NEW Inspiration Vue.

It is available at a discounted price in the Nancy's Party Set of cutting files when you shop "Old Dog" at LD plus a few more adorable sets.


If you love Dogs, you must also check out the LD Doggy Collection, and if you buy the 
bundle you can save 40%. 

Doggy Cutting Files

To recap.......

Get "Old Dog" product at LD for $1-2! (sale ends midnight MST, March, 1st 2014).
If you love dogs get the LD Doggy Collection here.

Bye for now, Joanna x

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Spring Gift Basket

Gift Basket, spring,

Just sharing a quick Spring Gift Basket using 2 files from the Pazzles Craft Room Library.  One is using the Granny Basket and the other is a Miss Kate Cuttables file which I made into a topper embellishment for my basket.


As a Pazzles Craft Room member you get these files included in your membership as well as a host of other benefits (click HERE for details).  These files are in WPC & SVG format, so they are available for many different types of digital cutting machines.

I have decided that I must attack my paper stash and each week I am going to try and use some of my old papers! 

When you import the basket into your Pazzles software you will see that I have deleted the cutting lines for the basket effect. I did this as I thought they wouldn't show up against the patterned paper but if you were using plain cardstock I think it would be nice to leave the lines as the files suggests..

I then imported the beautiful flower design and layered it up using my software so that I could Print & Cut.   I made the circle topper 1.24" in size.  I inked the edges of the scalloped pieces and added them to all four sides of the basket, using craft foam squares. 

Kind of cute eh?  
This Spring Gift Basket could be made in bulk, as it is easy and quick to put together.  
Then.......the dilemma to decide what treats to put into the basket!

Pazzles Cutting Machine – 99.00 Dollar Special
Granny Basket & Framed Spring Flowers (wpc & svg) - Pazzles Craft Room Library

Note : since blogging this post the Granny Basket and Framed Spring Flowers are now FREE cutting files.  Click the above link, then scroll through the categories on the left hand side named  FREE Cutting Files and download!

Enjoy ~ Joanna x

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Inspiration Vue™ Die Cutting Machine - Coming Spring 2014

Inspiration Vue™ Die Cutting Machine, Optical Eye, Print & Cut

Last Wednesday, I introduced you to the Pazzles New Die Cutting Machine called the  Inspiration Vue™

It is all VERY EXCITING, but there are lots of questions that I, and many other crafter's wanted answering before we consider making a purchase. 

Q:What is Print And Cut?

Q: What is an optical eye?

Q:What is the price on the Inspiration Vue™?

Q:Will customers be able to purchase the Inspiration Vue™ at a reduced price with a Craft Room Subscription commitment?

Q:Are all of the existing Inspiration Tools compatible with the Inspiration Vue™?

Q: What are the new colors of the Inspiration Vue™?

Q:Will the new Mac compatible software be available for the original Inspiration?

Q:When will a video be available showing the new machine in action?

Q: If I purchased an original Inspiration with the Craft Room subscription and I am still under commitment, can I purchase an Inspiration Vue™?

 Of course Pazzles has answered these questions. If you click the following link (or above image) it will take you to those ANSWERS.

To be the first to know when new information is released, sign up for the NEWSLETTER found here in the following link, Inspiration Vue™  (or click the image below).


Joanna (jumping for joy!) 

Monday, 17 February 2014

New Home - Decorated Wooden Ornament

Birdhouse, Wooden Ornament - New Home

I have decorated this Wooden Birdhouse Ornament as a small gift for one of the teacher's I work with, as she has just moved into her 'New Home'.  I am very excited, as I have learnt something NEW using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine. It enabled me to cut the basic elements of the birdhouse without any need to measure!!!!

I bought my Wooden Birdhouse Ornament from my local craft shop that stock's the most delightful wooden items.

Birdhouse Wooden Blank

I decided to give the  birdhouse a lick of paint using a sponge and 
some Jo Sonja paint.

I then refereed to one of Klo's  pre-recorded Classroom sessions in the Pazzles Craft Room for instructions, on how to create a cutting file using a wooden Home D├ęcor items such as this birdhouse.

All I had to do was lay the wooden item in my scanner.  Scan the item and save as a jpeg.  I then imported it into my Pazzles software > autotraced > which created a cutting line!!!! It was easy peasy using my Pazzles software and soon I had cut out the pieces using my pretty patterned papers. 

I then cut out two 3D Butterfies, again using my Pazzles, and added a self adhesive pearl to the centre.  I also put a ring of smaller rhinestones around the opening of the birdhouse.

Finally, I cut out some banners, again using my Pazzles Inspiration and stamped some alphabet letters for my sentiment.

I am so pleased how this turned out that I am tempted to keep it for myself!

Pazzles Cutting Machine – 99.00 Dollar Special
3D Butterfly & Banner cutting files (wpc & svg) - Pazzles Craft Room Library
Klo's Classroom pre-recorded sessions - Pazzles Craft Room (Klo's Classroom)
Kaisercraft Papers - The Mulberry Bush
Alpha Stamps
Self Adhesive Pearls

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Newsflash - The NEW Inspiration Vue - Digital Die Cutting Machine

Pazzles have been keeping a little secret for several months. Actually, it’s a pretty big secret, and I am thrilled that they can finally share!


They have combined everything I love about the original Inspiration with some sleek new upgrades. More details will be coming soon, but here are the main highlights of the Inspiration Vue™ :
  • Precision print and cut with new optical eye
  • Slide out tray extension
  • Shorter waiting time for large projects
  • Tray tabs for improved mat feeding
  • Mac compatible software
  • Compatibility with existing Inspiration tools, mats and accessories
  • New colors
  • New lower price
The Inspiration Vue™ will begin shipping late Spring 2014. 

Pre-orders will be available March 10, 2014

Watch for more details on pricing and pre-order specials coming soon.

Click here Introducing The New Inspiration Vue and be the first to know when new information is released by signing up for the Inspiration Vue™ newsletter.

Isn't this awesome NEWS!!

I can hardly contain myself ~ Joanna x

To be the first to know when new information is released, sign up for the NEWSLETTER found here in the following link, Inspiration Vue™  (or click the image below).

Be Mine - Valentine Cards

Hearts, valentine, be mine, love

This week, I found a fantastic cutting file in the Pazzles Craft Room Library.  It should be a Pocket Card file, but I decided to play with one section of the file using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

I tried 3 different looks and could have carried on for a while trying different permutations, but I ran out of dusky pink cardstock!

This is what the file in the Pazzles Craft Room looks like and is available in wpc and svg format.

So, how did I create the 3 different looks...........

This is the first card I started with.  I made an outline of the curved rectangle to create my base card which I mirrored - duplicated - welded.

I cut out the file but did not cut the bottom right heart out of the pink cardstock.  Instead, I cut one heart out of patterned paper.  I layered it onto a craft foam pad and added a pearl flat backed heart.

For my second card, I followed the same procedure but I cut out all the hearts using patterned paper.  I cut out one heart using pink cardstock and adhered it as before.

Then, for my third card I realised I had some pretty patterned hearts left over from card number 2 (above).  So, not wanting to waste them, I scored them and applied a tiny bit of glue to the back of the score lined heart and arranged them on my card!

Oh, by the way, I took a sanding tool and distressed around the edges of the pink cardstock and hearts of all three cards.

I am so chuffed at how I have made 3 cards out of one cutting file and I still haven't made the Pocket Card as intended.....maybe next year!

I would love you to leave a comment and tell me which card is your favourite?

Be Mine Pocket Card - Pazzles Craft Room Library
Pazzles Cutting Machine – 99.00 Dollar Special
Tea Break Collection - Kaisercraft
Pink Cardstock - Core'dinations
Flat Backed Pearl Hearts

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I have linked this project to the Wildly Original Link Party 

Joanna x

Monday, 10 February 2014

Valentine Cracker Box

Valentine, Love, Gift Box, Hearts

I just can't stop making Valentine projects, they are such fun to make.  Here, is a cute little project I made a while ago using the Cracker Box cutting file available in the Pazzles Craft Room.  It comes in wpc and svg file formats for your digital cutters.

I have cut this Cracker Box out using my Pazzles Inspiration digital cutting machine and just LOVE it!

As you can see, I have altered the file slightly.  I added a heart to some of the panels.  I used a heart and made an outline to create the cut out red border, so that you can see the jelly beans inside the cracker.

 I also used the cut out hearts to decorate the remaining panels and added a flat backed pearl embellishment to the centre.

I placed the jelly beans inside a cello bag and arranged them to sit inside the cracker.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment on a punched out tag and tied it around my ribbon and flower embellishment.

Pazzles Cutting Machine – 99.00 Dollar Special
My Minds Eye papers - Love Me
Red Cardstock - Core'dinations
Flat Backed Pearl Hearts
Punched tag and sentiment
Punched flowers 
Jelly Beans
Cello Treat Bags

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Thanks, Joanna x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Big SAVINGS with Love Cutting Files

Shaped card, cupcake, pazzles, lettering delights, svg
Cupcake from the J'Adore Cut It set included in the 
LD Love Makes the World Go Round Bundle 

I made this Cupcake shaped card using my Pazzles a while ago and just had to share it with you again.  The file included in the LD Love Makes the World Go Round Bundle and is packed with 25 Cut Sets for your cutting machines!  
The Cut Sets are available in svg, ai, dxf, eps, gsd and pdf formats.

The bundle was originally valued at $115, but only till February, 15th (midnight MST) it is available at great a great price of only $45!

For further savings you can save $20 on a $50 purchase with Coupon Code: AllYouNeedIsLove .


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Bye for now, Joanna x