Pazzles Holly Jolly Holiday Hop

December 6, 2014

Holiday Greetings to all of you. Welcome to this year's Pazzles' Holiday Hop. Hopefully you have arrived from Scrapping Klo's blog. If not, the full list is at the bottom of this post. I am your last stop! Hasn't it been fun to see all the wonderful creations that can be made with the amazing versatility of the Pazzles Inspiration and Pazzles Inspiration Vue? This has been so fun! I want to share that the Pazzles is the only cutting machine I have ever had. I am not a techie nor can I draw. I am amazed at how Pazzles has helped bring out my creativity. I did not know it was in me!! I love my Pazzles!!

I have a couple of decorations to share with you. I will list the files that I used at the end of the post. First let me show you my brilliant idea for those unwanted CDs that you have lying around. Did you know that Pazzles can Engrave many types of items? Yes! Acrylic, Plastic, Hard Vinyl, Wood, even Glass!! I put the CDs and Pazzles Engraving Tool together to make these lovely ornaments. You can go with a one sided CD or a two-sided CD. The beauty is that you can engrave both sides. I tried to drill a hole for hanging, but it damaged the CD. So I made two CDs the exact same and adhered them together. Or you can make one side decorative and the other to say Christmas and the year.* Be sure to look at the details.

Believe in the Magic

Believe in the Magic

One Large Snowflake

One Large Snowflake

Ornaments on Ornaments

Ornaments on Ornaments

Here is some detail:

Close up of Detail

Close up of Detail



Another wonderful use for Pazzles is to cut Vinyl! Yes! We are going crazy in Pazzles Land applying Vinyl to everything that does NOT move!! Here is a simple idea to help you count down to Christmas. I took an inexpensive Charger Plate and painted the middle with chalk board paint. I measured the various "circles" on the charger. Again, I laid out my text in the software.* Then I cut the vinyl and applied. Easy. For this Countdown I used Pazzles' Silver and White Vinyl.

Vinyl Countdown

Vinyl Countdown

Files From the Pazzles Craft Room Library:
Snow Flakes, Various
Santa's Sleigh
Fonts, built in to the software

*{Please Note: If you have Pazzles Inspiration Software, you can curve text easily using the "Fit Text to Circle" tool. If you have InVue software, at this point you will have to curve your words letter by letter by eye-balling it. (The Fit Text to Path/Circle has been requested as an upgrade to the InVue software.}
Also note that the Engraving with InVue Software can only outline the letters at this point. The techs are working on the issue so that the engraving will not fill in holes in letters (like in b and e). If you figure it out, let us know!

All hops need a little something to sweeten them up. Especially at Christmas. Leave a comment for your chance to win a $30 Pazzles Gift Card. Leave a comment on each of the blogs by Tuesday December 9, 2014 for more chances to win. One lucky hopper will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Terms and Conditions: Open only to people aged 18 or older. Giveaway ends midnight MST, December 9, 2014. Only one entry per person per blog please. One winner will be chosen via random drawing. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Thanks for joining us today. We truly hope that you were inspired. Now to go shopping . . . Pazzles' !
Have A Happy Pazzles Hoppin' Holiday.

Now, just in case you started here at Krista's Paper Cafe, here is the order of the hop:
Melin at My Paper Crafting
Heidi at It's What I Do
Belle at Flutterbelle Creations
Joanna at I Love 2 Cut Paper
Michelle at Bits & Pieces Paper Lab
Klo at Scrapping Klo
Krista at Krista's Paper Cafe

56 comments on “Pazzles Holly Jolly Holiday Hop”

  1. O I have to tell you the cd's are out of the world gorgeous. I love this idea and they turned out so great. The charger is a very good idea and one I will put on my list for next year. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. So cute! Everyone has such cute ideas! I love all the creative minds in this HOP! Loved every single project! So much fun! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your inspirations!!!

  3. OMG- Awesome projects. Seeing what you did with the CD's just blew my mind, I would have never thought to do something like that. Thank you for sharing you wonderful ideas & talent with us.

  4. Oh my goodness! I have search the Internet several times looking for ways to recycle the seemingly unending supply of CDs from work but every project I found looked childish or screamed "cheesy". Not this one! These are definitely gift worthy. I will be doing this for sure! Thank you so much for sharing this ingenious idea!!

  5. What a fantastic idea. I have SO many unusable discs, and have never used the engraving tool. Maybe it's time to think about using it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Krista, I love this engraving the cd idea. Perfect for outside decorations. Now I know what I'll do with my cd's I no longer use.
    Great idea,

  7. Thank you for your ideas. I love the CDs. They ate so cute and very detailed. I have been thinking about getting the engraving tool but keep putting it off, I think I might request it for Christmas now. Thank you again for your time and designs they ate awesome.

  8. I never would have thought to engrave CD's, such a neat, awesome idea, you all need to share some of your brain power...OH WAIT you guys did.!!! awesome

  9. What a great idea. I think you will be sending members use this technique. I have never used my engraving tool and I have had it for 5 years. Thanks for the inspiration and I will be trying this.

  10. Oh my goodness! A perfect use my the stack of old CDs that I haven't wanted to toss!! Grabbing my Inspiration & my engraving tool! I'm so thankful you're on the Pazzles Design Team!

  11. Krista, Both projects are SPECTACULAR! The CDs are great. I didn't' know you could etch on them! The detail is amazing!! And the plate is perfect!! What a great addition to Christmas up the kitchen!

  12. Krista, you have no idea how many of these CDs I have in a bag in my craftroom. I use them as paint palettes....couldn't throw them out, thinking that there has GOT to be SOMETHING to do with them...and you posted this. I wonder if our machines can cut through them. Hmm....cogs are a spinning now!

  13. I never thought I would need the engraving tool but after seeing your CD creations, I might have to rethink that notion. Love the Christmas countdown platter.

  14. WOW! I would never have dreamed of engraving CD's - these are wonderful decorations. Love the countdown charger plate - you're right anything that doesn't move will have vinyl applied!

  15. Wow! The engraving tool is the only one I don't have. After seeing your ornaments, that's going to change today! The engraving is beautiful and I love the ornaments.Thank you for sharing this awesome project.

  16. I always wanted to try engraving and this idea makes me want to try it more. I have so many junk cd's hanging around. Thanks for the idea.
    Upstate NY

  17. How clever are these?!!!! Love the idea of engraving on the CD's Krista! I have never tried this before, but will have to give it a go! Love this idea! Super creative! Thanks for sharing!

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