Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Christmas Accordion Card and Cottage

Hello!  This matching Christmas card and below cottage were made using papers from Pion Design’s vintage Christmas Wishes collection.

Accordion cards are great for displaying photos.  This card die by Elizabeth Craft Designs is easy to use and makes card making simple!  I am going to try to get my hands on some more of these accordion dies as there are other shapes that would be great to have.

So this matching Christmas cottage is a wood birdhouse I picked up at Michael’s.  I covered it with the gorgeous vintage papers and then added the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Santa and Trophy Antlers.  I was wondering what I could use these for, and as it turned out, they worked great for this project.
Now I have some previews to share with you of Pion Design’s upcoming two new collections – Our Furry Friends and Days Gone By.  Both of these collections will be released in January. They are simply stunning!
I wish you a wonderful, meaningful holiday season filled with the people you love most, great food, and wonderful memories!

Tara

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Theodore and Bella Card

I love easel cards and made one for my sister’s birthday using Pion Design’s Theodore and Bella collection.  The little stuffed teddy bears and bunnies are adorable. This card can also be found on today’s Pion Design blog here.
Best wishes for a great day!
Tara

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Triple Pocket Cards

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Happy New Year! I want to start the year off by giving you the template for a wonderful triple pocket card! These cards were designed to have three pockets for pull-out tags or cards. One of my favorite things to give friends for the holidays or for birthdays, are handmade projects with recipe cards or photos for a personal touch. So having three pocket cards provides plenty of space with six sides. I’ve included a template below on how to construct this pocket card using one sheet of card stock. The second card was made using this template, but the other three cards were made a little larger, requiring two sheets of card stock. You will need to make additional tabs if you make the card larger.

Triple Pocket Card

Make the tabs 1/2″. Fold the scored lines but then lay it flat. Take the left piece and fold it up and over the middle piece and adhere the tabs. Then take the right piece and fold it under the middle piece and adhere the tabs. Now take the bottom piece and fold it up and over the middle piece and adhere. Once the card is constructed, you can make three cards or tags to fit inside the pockets.

These cards are also being featured on the 1/7/2016 Pion Design Blog here. I used several of their paper collections: Paris Flea Market, Linnaeus Botanical Journal, To My Valentine, From Grandma’s Attic-Tinted, Pion Design Palette, and Days of Winter.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and blessed New Year!

Tara