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Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files

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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!
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.

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Just Steampunk! Volume 7 Published Projects

I mentioned several months ago that several projects of mine were being published in Volume 7 of the magazine Just Steampunk!. The magazine has now been released and I am enclosing the project photos that were featured in the magazine. Although I have posted a couple of typewriters before, this one below is new to the blog. It certainly captures the steampunk theme! The other two projects have been posted on my blog before – the accordion and the steampunk triangular box. All three of these projects were made using Pion Design papers believe it or not! Yes Pion Design has some great masculine papers besides their gorgeous pastel vintage ones! I would love it if you could take the opportunity to check out the Just Steampunk! magazine. I saw them at a local Michael’s store, and I’m sure they are available at other craft stores as well.

Steampunk typewriter box Tara Brown

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Steampunk Accordion Tara Brown

The typewriter tutorial and templates can be found here.

I apologize as I have had some problems with viruses on this blog recently, but I have paid a company to monitor and protect my blog from now on. It’s hard to believe we are now in 2016! Let’s all make this a year filled with happiness, love, and lots of crafting of course!

Tara