Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Haunted Castle


Hello!  Today’s project can also be found on Pion Design’s blog here and was made using several cutting files.  The castle cutting file is by Monica and can be found here.  The haunted gate and spooky tree are Pazzles files and can be found here.

Fall memories are waiting to be captured, and with the new Pion Design collection The Witching Hour you will find this to be an easy task! Featuring traditional Halloween patterns and images in the perfect October palette this collection is a must-have for every crafter. Whether you plan on documenting your children’s trick-or-treating or a family day at the pumpkin patch, you will find that The Witching Hour fits this season’s projects perfectly!



Best wishes for a great weekend!



Christmas Gift Box with Card



Hi!  Once again, I’m a little late in posting this as it has already been featured on the Pion Design blog here.  The project features Pion Design’s beautiful Christmas collection “The Night Before Christmas.”  I constructed the box from chipboard and then made an easel card the same size as the box and adhered it to the top of the box.  The box has a slide-out drawer and makes a great box-with-card all-in-one combination!
Many wishes for a fantastic day!


Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files







Camera Tutorial
Manual Template for Camera Bellows (each piece should measure 12″ x 4′)
SVG Cutting File for Camera Bellows

Hello, This project has already been posted on the Pion Design blog here.  I am hoping all these links will work for those of you wanting to make this project.  Although I’ve included the manual template for the bellows, in my opinion, it would be very difficult to cut and score this by hand.  It is so much simpler to use an electronic cutting machine.  I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut and score the pieces. It is essentially the same camera as the one I featured on my May 31 post, but this one is a little different in that this one has a different type of case.  It opens to an expandable camera bellows which holds pull-out tags with photos.  I used the luxurious burgundy colors from Pion Design’s The Night Before Christmas collection for the first camera and the beautiful teel colors paired with black from their Mister Tom’s Treasures collection for the second camera.  This project is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite photos for the holidays!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Enjoy the Fall season!