Archive for May 14th, 2012

Cutting with the Pazzles Cutter

I have had the eCraft Cutter for about a year and a half and while I was able to use it for some holiday cards I just wasn’t happy with what I was getting out of it so I purchased a Pazzles Cutter. The first thing I noticed was how sturdy it was. The second thing was how easy it was to work with. The First thing I made was a Mini Happy Birthday Card. This card is about 3 inches tall.

Birthday Card

Birthday Card

The next thing I made was this cut out from a photograph. It was so easy! I was blown away by how detailed the cuts were and how easy it was to control the cutter. This cut out is of my dog, Frog, on his graduation day. It is about 8  inches tall.

Frog Cut out

Frog Cut out

After that I decided I needed to do something really detailed, so I made a simplified version of my wedding photo in Photoshop and brought the jpeg in to the Pazzles Software. Check out how awesome it came out!

Wedding Cut out

Wedding Cut out

I can’t wait to play with my new toy some more! Check out this gallery to see what I have made so far, and more of the steps involved. If you are interested in a “How to” please let me know and I will post one!

My New toy: http://pazzles.com/products/creative-cutters/inspiration/

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Learning to Crochet

When I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet I purchased an online class though Craftsy.com. The classes are Amazing! After taking Crochet Lab I was able to follow some of the patterns in Creepy Cute Crochet where I made this Ninja and Cthulhu! As you can see they came out a lot better than the dog I tried to make before.

Creepy Cute Crochet Friends

Ninja and Cthulhu

I decided to take 1 more class, Crafty Crochet Embellishments. Soon I was making Hats for my whole family!

Hat for Mom front

Hat for Mom

I have found Crocheting to be a great activity on air planes where you don’t have a lot of room and you don’t want small parts being lost. Tiny travel scissors and Crochet hooks are allowed on planes believe it or not!

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