Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects



Layouts are not my strength when it comes to paper crafting, but these lovely pink papers of Pion Design’s My Precious Daughter have inspired me to make this layout. The layout can be found on today’s Pion Design blog here.  Taras Studio_Box_20140617_2

The beautiful papers of My Precious Daughter are available in my shop.  The tinted photo is from one of my favorite Pion Design image sheets, “Family – From Grandma’s Attic” and is available here.  I also used several Dusty Attic chipboard pieces – “Vine Border,”  “Word Pack #1,” and “Ornate Fence #2” – which are all also found in my online store.  I love chipboard as it adds great dimension and decoration to projects!  
Have a great weekend!


A Christmas Layout

This layout uses the soft papers of Pion Design.  My intention is to take a photo of my 5 grandchildren together Christmas Eve and then place a sepia conversion of the photo onto the layout.  I participated in the Pion Design Blog November Challenge and the template below shows the pattern for the Challenge.



The Pion Design angels are so lovely and delicate.  I included this second picture because it is a little darker and shows the colors differently.  I couldn’t decide which picture I liked the best so I included them both!

I used the Magnolia DooHickeys poinsettia die to make the pink flowers.

I wanted to show of close-up of the beautiful Pion Design Nativity scene.



Layout for Creative Scrappers Challenge

Creative Scrappers present sketches that you use to create your layouts.  I like the sketch concept as sometimes it’s great to have a pattern to use to organize pictures and mementoes on layouts.   Their website is www.creativescrappers.blogspot.com.   I’ve used sketch #192 and made a layout for my youngest daughter Rachel and baby Caroline.  




The closer image shows a heart and tags cut with the Pazzles Inspiration, a doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs and a frame from Marianne Designs.  I added some stitching around the layout.

 The layout uses different sheets of Pion Design papers.

 I actually made a real book using wood pages from Kaiser Craft and card stock and attached it to the layout.


The lattice came from a Martha Stewart punch and the fairy was cut from a Graphic 45 sheet.

Tag stamps are from Lili of the Valley.

The two large roses were cut using the Spellbinders Rose Creations.  I love that die!    Feathers and lots of pearls were added for softness.

Baby Caroline is so precious.  She always has a beautiful smile for everyone!