Pocket Scrapping Cards With My Pazzles

Hello crafty friends,
Happy Thursday! For those following along with the Psalms reading here is today’s passage.

Psalms 119:81-88 
81 My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.
82 My eyes fail from searching Your word, Saying, 
"When will You comfort me?"
83 For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, 
Yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84 How many are the days of Your servant? 
When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 The proud have dug pits for me, 
Which is not according to Your law.
86 All Your commandments are faithful; 
They persecute me wrongfully; Help me!
87 They almost made an end of me on earth, 
But I did not forsake Your precepts.
88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, 
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.

Blessings to you as you read and meditate on His Word. Now on to some crafty goodness. Today is my turn to share for my Pazzles Design Team. My assignment was to create some embellishments with my Pazzles. This was a tough assignment for me because I tend to think everything I create with my beloved PI is an embellishment. Whether it is a paper piecing for a layout, title or card element, My Pazzles is truly my go-to for making my creative thoughts come to life.  Pocket scrapbooking continues to enjoy a growing popularity within the scrapbooking community. So I decided to see how I could use my Pazzles to help me make some great cards to go with this fun way of scrapbooking. Here is what I came up with.
pocket scrapping cards by melin-480
I created twelve different 3x4 cards. All using my Pazzles Studio Pro Software, various Pazzles Craft Room Files and my printer! I did add some “patterned papers” to some as a background.  For those that have the Pazzles software, this is how you do that.

Adding A Background Image To Your Shape
By Melin Beltran
* Open your software and create the size you card you want. In this case, I created a rectangle that measures 3x4:
* Click the color icon and then select the gradient setting.

click color menu icon

This box will come up.

Select the drop down arrow in the Model-Line box and select image.

A window should open for you to locate your image. Please note: If you want your image to be “un-tiled” make sure your image is close to the same size as what your finished project is. In my case, I created this polka dot background in Photoshop and created it a standard 12x12 300 dpi size for “digital scrapbooking”. I just made a copy and resized it to 4x4. This way, it would load and the “print” would be true to size as well as not tiled.

Your image will load into the preview box. If it does then you can hit ok.

If you decide you don’t want that image or if the window doesn’t automatically open for you to browse and locate your image then simply hit the import button and that will open up a window for you to browse and locate your image.

image selected
Now with your shape selected, click the gradient icon (circled in red) and your image will now “fill” with your background (see image below).

That is how to add a background image to your pocket scrapping cards.

pocket scrapping cards by melin-480
Here is another look at all the different and fun cards I made. I simply used various cutting files and made sure they were “colored” in.  I assembled each one how I wanted to look completed. That way when it was time to print, they would print as shown on my screen. In full color. I did create them as print n cut files. I did this by adding a corresponding red outline to each. You simply “turn off” the red outline when printing and then when you’re ready to cut, you turn the line back on and use that line as your cut line. Easy peasy!

Craft Room Files Used
MK Balloon Bouquet
MK Bird Flying Kite
MK Birdhouse With Birds
MK Birds In Birds Nest
MK Cute Skunk
MK Forrest Owl
MK Oh Snap
Stained Glass Butterfly Purple
Upsy Daisy
Vintage Camera

Unfortunately, I cannot share these files with you as they are part of the Pazzles craft room. The great news is, if you are a craft room member, you are getting all these cuties to download!

Well, this about covers it for today. As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to come back tomorrow as I share another fun and hopefully inspiring project. Until then,
2013 fall winter melsig-450

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