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Je t’aime Typewriter Box

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I’m excited to share my first project using Pion Design’s new Paris Flea Mar­ket col­lec­tion.  These breath­tak­ing papers are now avail­able in my online shop.  Pas­tel pinks and blues are my favorite col­ors to craft with and so this col­lec­tion is just dreamy heaven for me!  This type­writer was designed for the Pion Design blog and you can find the project on their blog here.  The project was made using an unusual mate­r­ial — poster board!  It’s about 1/4″ thick. I started by mak­ing a hinged rec­tan­gu­lar box that opens in the back, and then designed the type­writer around the box.  It can hold a small mini album or what­ever keep­sake you would like to fit inside it.  I drew the dif­fer­ent pieces of the type­writer onto the poster board and then used a craft knife to care­fully cut out the pieces.  I dou­bled the poster board on sev­eral of the type­writer pieces to make them thicker.  The pieces were all cov­ered with the gor­geous paper and then were glued together.  The type­writer keys are plas­tic spac­ers in dif­fer­ent lengths that I found at a local hard­ware store.  I wrapped pink paper around them and then used black round alpha­bet epoxy  3D stick­ers. The black ruler on top was cut out using my Sil­hou­ette Cameo and one of their cut­ting files.
Best wishes to every­one for a great week­end!
Tara

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Heartfelt Tapestry Recipe Book

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 I have found this project to be a pop­u­lar and an easy go-to project — espe­cially for bridal show­ers and house warm­ings.  Not to men­tion it’s a fan­tas­tic way to put together all your cher­ished fam­ily recipes into some­what of a scrap­book mini album for­mat.  I’ve posted this project sev­eral times on my blog using dif­fer­ent papers but made this par­tic­u­lar one for Tat­tered Lace dies to present at CHA.  The front of the recipe box uses their intri­cate, gor­geous Heart­felt Tapes­try die and the breath­tak­ing pink papers are from Pion Design’s My Pre­cious Daugh­ter col­lec­tion.  You can find my instruc­tions on how to make the design for this project here.  This link will pro­vide you with the cut­ting file for the project as well as direct you to my post at the Pion Design link where you can find detailed man­ual instruc­tions.
I hope every­one has a good week!
Tara

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For Mother Heart Basket

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The post from yes­ter­day, as well as today’s post and the posts for the next few days, are projects I have done in the past.  I have just remade them with dif­fer­ent papers and col­ors.  This heart bas­ket is one of my favorite projects, espe­cially for Valentine’s Day.  This one uses the beau­ti­ful pinks from Pion Design’s now dis­con­tin­ued paper line “For Mother.”  I was so dis­ap­pointed when they dis­con­tin­ued this paper line as it is one of my favorites.  The front of the bas­ket fea­tures the new Tat­tered Lace die “Heart­felt Tapestry.”

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