Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Mini Album with Box

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Many of you know that I have seven grandchildren with another one on the way! My oldest daughter Ashley has a beautiful little girl named Reece who will be celebrating her birthday in January and this Mini Album was made just for her. It fits into a box for protection and the entire project was handmade from chipboard and then covered with the frilly, feminine “My Precious Daughter” collection from Pion Design. This project will also be posted tonight on Pion Design’s Blog here. I hope everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving today and having a memorable day. As we turn the corner into the holiday season, may we each take time to reflect on our many blessings!


To My Valentine Album

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Hello! A challenge that I have with this blog is trying to make projects that inspire you! I never know which of my projects will be liked and which will not. Sometimes, I spend tons of time on projects (like this one) only to realize later that they were not very inspirational to many of you. So I have found that my mini albums are usually not popular posts, but I love making them! I made this 8″X8″ album for my middle daughter Jordan’s upcoming 25th birthday. You can also check out the album on Pion Design’s Blog here .

I love pairing black with other colors, so was thrilled when Pion Design introduced their latest collection featuring vibrant red and black colors, patterns, and images. This album was made using this romantic, beautiful collection, To My Valentine.

Sometimes words aren’t enough to express our love and affection, and because of all those beautiful love stories waiting to be told, Pion Design releases the paper collection To my Valentine. This is a paper collection indulging in a feeling of true passion. What could possibly go wrong with paper names such as Love letters, In my heart, Forever yours and Love is in the air?
With this colorful collection you are given the perfect opportunity to tell your loved ones how you feel, so welcome to share some love with those near and dear to your heart!
To My Valentine consists of 13 papers in the size 12×12”, 12 double sided papers including one singel sided image sheet, as well as 6 single sided papers in 12×12” with 4 designs in 6×6”.
You can visit Pion Design’s website here to view this new exciting collection.

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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!