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Friday 31 May 2013

LD Great Gift Giving Bundle ends tonight!

I look back over the last few weeks and see how inspired I have been to use the LD Great Gift Giving Bundle.  I have loved making all these projects and have got plenty more to try!

The cutting bundle is worth $170 but is on sale till midnight tonight, MST at $40.  You can make further savings using the following coupons:-

Save $15 using Coupon Code: GoodTimes on purchases of $45 or more.
Or save 25% using Coupon Code: RhinoRebate on purchases of $10 or more.

Click here to get your LD Great Gift Giving Bundle before the SALE ends tonight!

Decorated Paper Bag

As soon as I saw This Mum's For You - Cut It set by LD, I couldn't wait to grab my pretty pink papers and cut it out using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

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The flower comes in 2 layers with the leaves included in the set. 

I cut a strip of patterned paper to my wooden clothes peg and added a fabric flower.

I don't often decorate paper bags, but I should do so more often, as it was so quick and easy.  Much prettier than those ghastly shop bought gift bags that cost a fortune!

Save $15 when you use Coupon Code: GoodTimes on purchases of $45 or more!

Docraft Kraft Notes - The Mulberry Bush

Please share your comments with me, it gives me the inspiration to continue sharing my projects 
here on my blog.

Joanna x

Thursday 30 May 2013

You Stole My Heart - Auto Trace Tutorial

Mid flow into schools holidays, and there is so little time to craft, unless it's a quick card using Print & Cut.  I tried to have a go with this cute graphic file a few days ago, but couldn't get it to trace around the image very well, as you will see their is a feint grey shadow when you download the image.

I have used the LD Cops Graphics set and there is also a LD My Hero's Bundle which includes, Cops, Firefighters and Doctors adorable.

I was about to give up, but decided to have another go, to try and omit the grey outline surrounding the graphics image. I Auto Traced the image selecting the robbers black top and carefully moved the Intensity Detect making sure I got a neat enough trace (LOW-224).

Here is my autotraced image below.

I have thickened my line and made it green, for the purpose of this tutorial.  I moved the Auto Traced line on top my image.  Delete the scraggly bits to the right of the image as they are not needed.

Hope you are still with me!

Then, I made an Outline Thickness of 0.10 as seen by the red outline.  Don't worry if your lines are not the same colour.  The red outline is your cutting line and you can delete the green line.

Nearly there!  

Ready to print having made the registration boxes and selected null pen to temporarily remove the cutting line so that it does not print out!

As you can see in the above photo, the shadow outline from the image is still showing.  It finally worked.....using a bit of extra brain cell matter!  Looking back it seems easy.

I know....... my cutting mat is really shameful, but it is a very old one!

I have cut out one of my registration boxes and made a slight adjustment to the blade placement.  It has cut out beautifully.  Now to finish off the card.

I added a small punched heart that just about covered the $ sign on his bag.  I should have made it slightly bigger but my youngest child was trying to get to sleep.....forced Pazzles bedtime too!

I simply typed my sentiment onto some white thick paper and cut it using my paper trimmer. 

A bit of matting and layering using coloured cardstock with some craft foam pads.

Phew, sorry for the long post but I needed to share this one with happy crafter.

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I appreciate not all my follows use a Pazzles Inspiration Cutting Machine but the principals of the software are similar to other software's for electronic cutting machines.

I would love to hear your comments on this tutorial.

Joanna x

Wednesday 29 May 2013

No Boys - Bedroom Door Sign

Today, I thought I would share with you a cute door sign for my daughter's room which I made a while ago and never got round to posting here on my blog. 

She has been working hard during the 1/2 term holidays preparing for exams!  However, it is hard when her younger brother keeps coming into her room asking her to play.  So, I thought she would like this fun door sign using files from 

I Print & Cut the cute image, then cut out the elements of the frame using my 

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"No Boys......allowed!"

I love this cute image which is available in Graphic or Cut It format.  I decided to add a fun element to the door sign by using a Action Wobble Spring.

Action Wobble Springs add movement to cards and scrapbook pages. There is a small plastic spring with double sided mounting on the outsides. 

My son is fascinated playing with the door sign which distracts him from playing with his sister..... momentarily!


Great Gift Giving Bundle at LD - Playtime Cut It set included.
LD Playtime - Cut It Set
LD Playtime - Graphic set

The Great Gift Giving Bundle
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Monday 27 May 2013

Save $5 at LD Moo-Morial Day SALE

Shop at LD for their "Moo-Morial" Day SALE using one day 
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Save $5 off a purchase of $10 or more!

Hurry, coupon expires 28 June,2013 at midnight MST.

Enjoy and click here for  "Moo-Morial" Day SALE.

Teardrop Trailer Treat Box - Caravan

Here is my latest project as a Pazzles Design Team member.
I am so pleased how this 3D project came together, a combination of a lovely cutting file with gorgeous patterned papers.

I cut out all the elements for Teardrop Trailer (caravan) Treat Box using my
Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

I filled my treat box with these yummy fruit pieces of rock, to go with the holiday theme.  I hasten to add that my 3 kids have eaten them all, so it's a trip to my local sweet shop to buy some for myself!

The  Teardrop Trailer (caravan) cutting file is available for FREE when you subscribe to the Pazzles Craft Room.  Click image below to learn about the Pazzles Craft Room.

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

I love reading all your comments here, on my blog.
Happy holidays ~ Joanna x

Please be sure you pop over to the Pazzles Craft Room blog (even if you are not a member), for INSTRUCTION'S on how I created this Teardrop Trailer Treat Box (Caravan), as the principals for putting together this project are similar with many other software's for cutting machines.

How to get this file......

Click here to JOIN the Pazzles Craft Room
Click here to find out how to purchase the Pazzles Creative Cutting machine.

Friday 24 May 2013

Hat off to You - Graduation Cap shaped card from LD

Super quick shaped card following the release of  the NEW Hats off to You, Cut It set, Cut It project, alphabet, paper pack and graphics sets at Lettering Delights. 

For this shaped card I have used the Cut It set using my  Pazzles Inspiration.  I cut it out of plain cardstcock and embossed the black layers using my Cuttlebug folder.

This is a super quick card and could be used as an actual card, party invites on place setting names for graduation parties.  

So, if you have an impending Graduation coming up, these sets are for you!

hats off to you
Image provided by LD.

Click above image, or here to see the NEW Hats off to You Collection.

Just a reminder that the Great Gift Giving Bundle is on SALE till May,31st.  There are over 579 cutting files in this amazing bundle.  During the last week I have used several sets for my projects and I just love them.

There is also a  FREEBIE Hats off to You - Cut It Project for you to download, select cart (open a free account if you have not done so) and the file is yours for $0.00.

Save an additional 25% when you spend $10 or more with coupon code: RhinoRebate


Wednesday 22 May 2013

I really tweet you

This is a really quick post tonight, as I am exhausted being a taxi service to my children!  However, I just managed a bit of time to cut out this cute LD Angled Box and Bird from the LD Serendipity set of Cut It Projects at Lettering Delights, when I returned from work this afternoon!

I cut the box and bird using my Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

This bird is sooooo cute, and I just had to add the hearts using one of my kids craft punches.

 I printed the sentiment using a font already installed in my software and then typed out the LD Welcome to the Jungle - Alphabet, printed it out on my home computer and used my tag punch.

I did make one alteration to the file, as I don't like how the Pazzles Inspiration cuts the fold lines.  So I tend to draw my own Kiss Cut lines (perforations) in one colour and delete the original lines....just my preference.

Please browse my past posts for projects using this bundle.

LD Great Gift Giving Bundle - Cut It Projects (sale ends 05/31/2013)
LD Angled Boxes - Cut It Project
LD Serendipity - Cut It Project
LD Welcome to the Jungle - Alphabet

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Using the Coupon Code : RhinoRebate would be a great time to purchase the Great Gift Giving Bundle at LD  which would bring the price down even further!

I would love to hear your comments, each one inspires me to continue this blog
Joanna x

Monday 20 May 2013

Pretty Pennants

From time to time, I see a cutting file and would just love to have the time to cut, but then think to myself, I can do that when time allows.  So, sometimes I just like to design a card using a cutting file and print it out....quick and simple.

I have used This Mum's For You Pennants from Lettering Delights which come in ai, dxf, eps, gsd, jpg, pdf and svg cuttable file formats.

For the 2 cards, I have used the svg format.  I drew myself a rectangle, then selected arc from path to draw myself the string for the pennants.  Once I imported the svg pennant into my software, I resized them, and slightly rotated the pennant to fit along the string. 

I then, typed my sentiment and used the colour picker tool to match the colour of the font from the pennants. I printed the design out on my home printer and used my guillotine to trim around the rectangle design. I cut our my base card and cut a smaller layer out of pink the card.  Each card was made in different colour ways matching the colour of the font 'Grateful' and 'Just a note' to my card base.

It would be quite simple to make a batch of these as a gift.

Click here to see This Mum's For You Pennants which are included in the Great Gift Giving Bundle on special offer during May at $40.00.

I would love to hear your comments ~ Joanna

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