Pa Pa Pa Pazzles!

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Wow, Tuesdays have a habit of getting away from me. I don’t know how two people produce so much laundry in a week.

So as you know, Santa Claus came to my house last Thursday and delivered my Pazzles Inspiration. This thing is the mother of all cutting machines. It cuts paper up to 12×24 inches, and it connects to your computer to cut any image or font you can think up.

That’s right. No cartridges, no need to trim your scrapbook paper to fit. This is the best of the Cricut and the Silhouette combined, and look how pretty it is. It also cuts beautifully. I can’t wait to get the extra attachments like the pen tool and the paper piercing tool.

I had this thing working and ready to go in under an hour, and haven’t had a single problem figuring how to use it or the software. Everything is very intuitive, and the few problems or questions I’ve had have been quickly solved or answered by a quick look at the help menu or the extensive forums at

If you have basic familiarity with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the Inspiration Studio software is cake. I haven’t come across a reason yet to upgrade to Studio Pro, but then I’ve only been playing with the thing for five days. I’m sure I’ll come up with a need for the advanced software soon enough.

The only downside to this machine is that it’s not yet Mac compatible. However, until just recently there have been no Mac compatible electric die cutters and I think the capabilities of the Pazzles outweigh the small inconvenience of not having it connected to my main computer. But really, if anyone from Pazzles is reading this, MAC SOFTWARE! PLEASE!

I’d love to show you some projects I’ve done, but I can’t. This could be because I haven’t actually finished anything yet, or it could be because what I’m working on has high potential to be turned into a Christmas gift. Don’t worry, though. You’ll be seeing a lot of projects in the near future.

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