Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Vintage Cash Register

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Hello to all! Wel­come to my blog and a big thank you for tak­ing the time to share this post with me. I have had the idea in my mind for quite a while now to make a vin­tage cash reg­is­ter. I finally decided to dive in and just do it. It was made using poster board and chip board. It has storage/gift space in the “money drawer” and the top also lifts off for more space inside the reg­is­ter itself. I used papers from Pion Design’s new Lin­naeus Botan­ni­cal Jour­nal col­lec­tion which gives it a nos­tal­gic, vin­tage feel.

You can also find this project on the Pion Design Blog here. I enjoyed mak­ing this so much, that I may make another one in the future to include a tuto­r­ial. Best wishes for a great week and 4th of July hol­i­day!
Tara

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Paris Spring Easel Cards

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Hello! These cards are being fea­tured on the Pion Design blog today here. A pocket was added to these Spring easel cards to hold tags and notes. I used Pion Design Palette for the base of the card and for all the die cuts and then used the lovely Paris Flea Mar­ket to cover the cards. The edges of the card were dec­o­rated with a Spell­binders die called “Flour­ish Trim” adding a fancy fin­ish to the cards. Many wishes for a happy day!
Tara

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Zithers

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I’m always excited when I have a spe­cial tem­plate and tuto­r­ial to share! Today I have a really spe­cial one that is one of my favorites! These zither boxes were mod­eled after a real, antique zither. Zithers are musi­cal instru­ments some­times used in cen­tral Euro­pean folk music. When mak­ing the project, I gave quite a bit of thought to what I could use to sup­port the strings. I wanted some­thing eas­ily acces­si­ble and inex­pen­sive since the project requires 80 of them! My hus­band had the bril­liant idea of using a sur­prise, inex­pen­sive, and very unusual ele­ment — stick pins! I just painted them and they worked great for this project. The Zithers are also being fea­tured on today’s Pion Design Blog here. I used their brand new col­lec­tion, Lin­naeus Bota­nial Jour­nal for these Zithers. Their paper col­lec­tions are always breath­tak­ing and this new one does not disappoint!

I’m enclos­ing the tem­plate for the front of the Zither along with brief instruc­tions on how to make it. Since the project mea­sures about 10″ x 10 1/2″, the tem­plate had to be split into two pieces in order to print it at 100% scale. I’m also enclos­ing the WPC cut­ting file for those with that capability

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Zither WPC Cut­ting File

Below is the beau­ti­ful new Pion Design Col­lec­tion Lin­naeus Botan­i­cal Jour­nal.
Pion Design invites you on a flour­ish­ing jour­ney in the foot­steps of Carl Lin­naeus, the Swedish botanist famous for col­lect­ing and iden­ti­fy­ing plants and flow­ers par­tic­u­lary in the north of Swe­den. The paper col­lec­tion Lin­naeus Botan­i­cal Jour­nal is inspired by notes and draw­ings made by Lin­naeus in the early 1700’s and has cap­tured a sense of won­der at the world of all liv­ing things.

Tra­di­tional flow­ers such as But­ter­cups and Daisies accom­pa­nied by vin­tage maps and del­i­cate but­ter­flies are cer­tain to unfold the calm­ness of nature and offer you end­less of craft­ing inspi­ra­tion. So wel­come to make the botan­i­cal theme one of the neces­si­ties for this season’s craft­ing occasions!

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Have a great day!

Tara

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