Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Christmas Box

This is my first project using Pion Design’s new paper col­lec­tion “Days of Win­ter.”  The post can be found on their blog today here.  The deep, rich bur­gundy color paired with their vin­tage win­tery bor­ders and pho­tos bring to mind the Christ­mas hol­i­day sea­son, even though it’s still July!  The wood box is large and has a hinged lid.  This paper col­lec­tion is a must have!

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Have a great day!

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Olive Oil Bottle and Pion Design’s New “Days of Winter” Collection Release

Hello!  Today I’m post­ing an olive oil bot­tle I’ve painted and then dec­o­rated with Pion Design’s “My Pre­cious Daugh­ter” papers.  I found this unique bot­tle at Hobby Lobby and bought sev­eral of them to work on.  I picked up some ivory glass paint while there and just painted the bot­tle and then decoupaged the papers onto the glass.  Glass bot­tles are always great for gifts or dec­o­ra­tive show pieces.   

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Today, I want to show you Pion Design’s new Christ­mas col­lec­tion.  I was so happy with the col­ors they have cho­sen for this col­lec­tion.  The soft pinks and blues are just heav­enly.  You can get a closer look at these fab­u­lous papers here.

The Win­ter and Christ­mas sea­son bring fam­i­lies and friends together in a way that no other sea­son does. This presents us with a won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to reflect on all the things we are grate­ful for in our lives. 

In order to embrace the magic spirit of the sea­son Pion Design presents the col­lec­tion Days of Win­ter, a col­lec­tion cap­tur­ing the essence of Win­ter and Christ­mas inspired by a snow-covered vil­lage of old times.
With images and pat­terns of ice skaters on a frozen lake, calm­ing walks through a silent land­scape, del­i­cate snowflakes, Christ­mas trees and Win­ter birds you will be given the oppor­tu­nity to pass on the hol­i­day spirit to all those pre­cious to you. 

Wel­come to let the Days of Win­ter col­lec­tion keep your mem­o­ries and craft­ing moments warm this winter!

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Wow!  Aren’t these new papers beau­ti­ful and amaz­ing?  
I wish you all a won­der­ful week­end!

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Stationery Box

Hello!  I have another tuto­r­ial to share with you and it can be found by step­ping over to the Pion Design Blog here where it is being fea­tured today.  The tuto­r­ial is for this Sta­tionery Box. When the box is opened, the right side has an open box that holds cards and envelopes. I attached a light­weight clip­board clip to the left side and this can serve as a writ­ing area.  The box is sup­ported by Sil­hou­ette pieces of light­weight chip­board.  I made the cards and dec­o­ra­tive trim using the Spell­binders 5X7 Reflec­tive Moment die.  The gor­geous papers are from Pion Design’s My Pre­cious Daugh­ter. This sta­tionery set is fun and easy to make and makes a won­der­ful hand­made gift for spe­cial peo­ple in your life. 

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Back in May, I posted a wed­ding cake made of paper on my blog.  I men­tioned that I had made it for a ladies lunch at my mother’s church planned for July, and that lunch was today!  My mom had a “wed­ding” theme for her table and I’m enclos­ing pic­tures below of her table. I only had my IPhone to take the pic­tures with, so the pho­tos aren’t that good, but you can get an idea of how things looked.  There were about 12 tables with dif­fer­ent themes, each seat­ing 8 ladies, so there were close to 100 in atten­dance I would guess.  My mom’s table fea­tured the wed­ding cake along with match­ing place cards made with Pion Design’s Flax from their Vin­tage Gar­den col­lec­tion.  The place cards were also made with the Spell­binders Reflec­tive Moment die.  As you can see, the ivory card stock and blue Flax paper exactly matched her beau­ti­ful china!  Her table was so lovely.  My sis­ter Gina was able to be there so we enjoyed this time with our won­der­ful mother.  














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