Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Bookshelf and books

Today I have worked on assembling and decorating some KaiserCraft wood projects.  I love this bookshelf as the little books are perfect for miniature scrapbooks.  The books and pages can be decorated and then pictures can be placed within the little books. The bookshelf’s exposed edges were painted with distress crackle paint.


The side picture cutouts were from the KaiserCraft “Sweet Nothings” collection.  The beautiful vintage images are the perfect size for this bookshelf.  The bookshelf was covered in 29th Street Market My Mind’s Eye paper.  The chipboard letters and butterfly were painted with ivory acrylic paint and then stamped.



The large rose was cut from the Spellbinders Rose Creations die and then dampened with glimmer mist  and crunched to give a natural rumpled look to it.


The individual letters on the book titles are cream mini alpha stickers from KaiserCraft and are titled to show what pictures are in each little book.



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!


Another scrapbook layout

I really enjoyed making the last layout with the picture of Jordan and baby Noah, so I decided to do a layout for my other two daughters with their newborn baby.  This layout has a picture of my oldest daughter Ashley with baby Reece.  Reece is a year old now and Ashley just gave us the good news that Reece will be a big sister to a new brother or sister in July!

I made two of the large blue flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creations.  The other large blue one  in the bottom right corner was hand cut and then distressed.  The bird cutout  is from the Kaiser Craft “Sweet Nothings” collection.  I’m really enjoying their products and will be starting on some of their wood projects soon.  A resin window just fit under a LeBlanche stamp.  LeBlanche’s are so detailed and beautiful.  I did some sewing machine stitching, distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool, and added a few soft feathers to add to the old vintage feel.


Here are some closer images: