Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Marianne’s Design Divas “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge



This Christmas card was made for the Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge and uses the following dies:

Marianne Design Creatables Snowflake LR0185

Marianne Design Creatables Lamp and Sign LR0191  (corners)

Marianne Design Creatables Flower Set LR0145  (blue roses)

I used paper from Pion Design Fairytale of Spring collection.  The turquoise blue is so soft and delicate.   I also used the Grand Labels One and a scalloped circle Spellbinders and a Martha Stewart around-the-page punch.  I found the little angel from an online clipart site.



Have a great week!


Christmas Napkin Envelope Card

This folding napkin technique works well for paper crafting.  The envelope houses a doily that is large enough to be able to personalize your holiday message.  I made this entry for this week’s “red and green”  Cheery Lynn Design Challenge.  The following Cheery Lynn dies were used:

Fanciful Fluorish

English Tea Party

French Pastry

Cherry Blossom

The red papers were “My Mind’s Eye”  I found the angel from an online clipart site.  The cheesecloth was added to enhance the vintage feel and feathers to provide softness.





Design Challenge Entry


Tags are a great way to add a special personal touch to any gift.

The Cheery Lynn Design Challenge this week was “Make a Tag,”  so I spent the weekend making these two tags.  The papers used on the tags are imported from Sweden from Pion Design. The muted colors and lovely designs add elegance to any project.  Definitely one of my favorite paper brands.

Tag #1



The following  Cheery Lynn dies were used for this tag:





Tag #2

 I used the following Cheery Lynn dies for this tag: