Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Tea For Two

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Hello!  This papercraft tea set was made using Pion Design’s new Scent of Lavender collection and can be found on their April 28 blog here.  I used cutting files from Pazzles that can be found here.

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The tea cups are filled with real purple flowers and the project is such a wonderful centerpiece for a formal tea or lunch. I put a transparent plastic liner inside each of the paper teacups to hold the soil and flowers and just sprinkle a little water on them daily for freshness.  It’s simple, but is a fun and elegant project.
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The top of the teapot lifts off and can be used as a box or to hold more flowers.  I chose to leave it as a box to store sachets of loose tea leaves and small infusers.

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Now I want to introduce you to a preview of Pion Design’s newest, upcoming masculine paper line which is sure to be just as amazing as all of their other masterpiece collections!

”There are places where time stands still and moments of everyday life have been preserved for future generations, and with this in mind Pion Design proudly presents a preview of our upcoming collection Mister Tom’s Treasures.”Preview Mister Tom

As these Spring days unfold, take time to reflect on the beauty around you and the many blessings of life.

Tara

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Vintage Pay Phones

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Hello all!  I am happy to show you this new project design.  It was actually an easy project, but the painted wood trim turned it into a realistic piece. I would recommend adding this new element to your dimensional projects as the effect is great in my opinion!  Plus it’s fun and easy!   I had so much fun making this project, that I ended up making two of them using two different Pion Design paper lines.  The top one was made using the newest collection Scent of Lavender.  The lower one was made with the blue Easter Greetings papers.

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You can find these projects also on the April 5 Pion Design blog here.

Now I want to encourage you to check out the heavenly new collection by Pion Design, Scent of Lavender.  

Pion Design is taking you on a trip to Provence with the new collection Scent of Lavender. This collection captures the essence of the French countryside, with its cobbled streets and sleepy villages, and it will make the perfect starting point for endless crafting projects this season. Brimming with timeless patterns and images, this collection will allow you to turn precious moments into everlasting memories. So with the idyllic scenery of Provence within reach, throw away the map and let yourself be guided by
the scent of lavender!Lavender preview

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A heartfelt thank you for visiting my blog and a very special thank you to all who comment!  I hope everyone has a lovely week filled with lots of crafting inspiration!
Tara

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Ladies Suitcases

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These little chipboard storage boxes were designed to be stacked to look like ladies suitcases.  I lined them with colors of matching velvet so they can be used as jewelry boxes.  I used Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection and you can find this project featured on the Pion Design blog here.  Many wishes for everyone to have a great day!
Tara

UPDATE: For those of you interested in making this project, I am including basic instructions on the box construction:

LOWER BOX (LARGEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 5″x7″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 7″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cut chipboard to 5″x7″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x7″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base

MIDDLE BOX:

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 4″x6″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 6″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cup chipboard to 4″x6″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 6″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

TOP BOX: (SMALLEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 5″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x5″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.