Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Eclectic Steampunk Boxes

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These Steampunk Boxes were made using the beige papers of Pion Design’s Paris Flea Market. The project is being featured on their blog today here I used some black texture paste as well as lots of metal trinkets. The vintage image from Pion Design’s From Grandma’s Attic worked great for the steampunk theme! This particular project using these wonderful papers will be featured in the upcoming “Just Steampunk” magazine.

I wanted to also post another project that has already been featured on the Pion Design Blog here. This is a Tim Holtz clock that I covered with pink and blue Pion Design’s Paris Flea Market papers.
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Mother’s Day Card

My mother is a very special lady and I love her so very much.  Here is a beautiful description of my mother from Proverbs 31:

                                      Strength and dignity are her clothing,
                                       And she smiles at the future.
                                               She opens her mouth in wisdom,
                                       And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
                                               She looks well to the ways of her household,
                                       And does not eat the bread of idleness.
                                               Her children rise up and and call her blessed;
                                       Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
                                              “Many daughters have done nobly,
                                       But you excel them all.”
                                              Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
                                      But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

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Materials used:
Pion Design: Studio of Memories
Bazzill Smoothies: Walnut Cream
ivory lace
jeweled button
white seam binding
self-adhesive pearls
heart charms

 

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Star Card with WPC Cutting file and Manual Instructions

We’ve all seen these star cards before.  I’ve found that family and friends love getting cards that are unique so have decided to post one today.  I used the Pazzles software to come up with a WPC cutting file here.  Although I’ve included manual instructions below, the Pazzles will cut and score this project perfectly in just a few seconds.  I’m enclosing a link here to some videos on the Pazzles Inspiration showing some wonderful capabilities including embossing, writing with the pen tool, engraving, piercing, distressing, and even cake decorating! I am actually very excited as I now have the Pazzles cake decorating kit and I’m going to try it out soon!  

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EASY MANUAL INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut a piece of card stock 12″ x 10 3/8″ and mark the 6″ middle at the top of the card stock along the 12″ side.

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2.  Cut from the two bottom edges to the center mark to form a triangle.

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3.  Each side of your triangle measures 12″.  Mark the 6″ center on each side of the triangle.

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4.  Score from each of these points to the other side as shown below.

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5.  Measure 2″ on either side of the the center 6″ points and mark.

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6.  Score side to side from these marks

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7.  Fold along scored lines to form your star.  Tuck one corner in to complete the project.  

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8.  Decorate.

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MATERIALS USED FOR THIS PROJECT:
Pion Design Fairytale of Spring – Tulip Bud PD1403
Pion Design Fairytale of Spring – Image Sheet PD 1410
Bazzill Smoothies Walnut Cream Cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities – Floral Ovals
Marianne Design Creatables – LR0116
Ivory lace, pearls