Tara's Craft Studio

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Holiday Merry-Go-Round

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Hello to all! I have another Carousel to share with you today and this one is being fea­tured on today’s Pion Design Blog here. Instead of swings, this one has sleighs that are anchored with wood poles wrapped in gold rib­bon. The wood poles are just wood skew­ers! You can find the tem­plates and assem­bly instruc­tions on my pre­vi­ous August 26 post here. It has an octag­o­nal base with 4 pull-out draw­ers mak­ing it func­tional. This carousel fea­tures Pion Design’s new Christ­mas paper col­lec­tion “Christ­mas in Nor­way.” I love these tra­di­tional col­ors and their vin­tage images are just beau­ti­ful! For those of you inter­ested in the cut­ting file, you can down­load the WPC cut­ting file here.
Have a great week­end!
Tara

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Carousel Swings

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This Carousel Swing project tries to cap­ture the bygone days of child­hood when there was antic­i­pa­tion for county fair and car­ni­val rides such as this one. We’re approach­ing the time of year for fairs in this part of the coun­try, and I still go every year! I always look for­ward to the tasty fun­nel cakes and fried cheese­cake that are so famous at the fair.
This project is func­tional with pull-out draw­ers on the base. It’s made with poster board, and chip­board. I’m enclos­ing the tem­plates for this project along with instruc­tions for how to con­struct it for those of you inter­ested in mak­ing it. Be sure and scale and print each of the tem­plates at 100%. It’s a chal­leng­ing project requir­ing lots of time to make, but the end result is sure to be some­thing that will be dearly treasured!

Carousel Swings Instruc­tions
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I’ve made another one of these using Pion Design’s new Christ­mas papers and will post it soon to include the WPC cut­ting file.
Best wishes for every­one to have a very happy day!

Tara

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Christmas Boxes: Introducing Pion Design’s “Christmas in Norway”

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Hello! Pion Design has recently released their new Christ­mas paper line called “Christ­mas in Nor­way.” These fes­tive papers have the tra­di­tional red and green Christ­mas col­ors with some very pre­cious and adorable images. Yes I know that it’s dif­fi­cult to think of the hol­i­days when it’s over 100 degrees Fahren­heit out­side! But craft­ing with these papers has already put me in the hol­i­day spirit! Con­sider using the paper to dec­o­rate spe­cial gift boxes as they are sure to be reused and trea­sured year after year. The top pic­ture is a stack of vary­ing size boxes made using the thicker Pion Design Palette and then cov­ered with the new paper. The sec­ond box is a wood box that I found for a few dol­lars at a craft store — seri­ously less expen­sive than a Christ­mas gift sack! Cover the whole box with the paper and you have a very spe­cial keep­sake gift box. These boxes will also be posted tonight at 11:00pm CST on Pion Design’s blog here.

Christ­mas is mag­i­cal, and on this year’s wish list we find a Christ­mas filled with heart­warm­ing moments and glis­ter­ing snow. To embrace the spirit and cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son in a tra­di­tional way Pion Design invites you to a Christ­mas in Nor­way. With pat­terns, images and col­ors inspired by our child­hood christ­mases, these papers are cer­tain to make the hol­i­day merry and bright. San­tas, bells, Christ­mas flow­ers and use­ful labels for your home made gifts make Christ­mas in Nor­way the per­fect paper col­lec­tion for the sea­son.
So wel­come to unwrap the magic of Christ­mas with this inspring col­lec­tion!
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