Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Baby Girl Basket

I have been experimenting with different projects to try to find a unique gift basket for my sister’s shower.  I like the unique style of this basket so my next project will be a blue one to use for her shower.   The green and white dot paper is My Mind’s Eye and I’ve added a layer of gesso to the paper to soften the color a bit more.  Green and pink together are so beautiful!.  The wood frames are from Kaiser Craft and the gorgeous baby print is from Masterpiece Designs.











Valentine’s Day Folded Card

This folded card offers something different than the ordinary rectangular card.  Although I have seen internet tutorials for making this unique card manually, I used a cutting file with the Pazzles Inspiration to cut and score this.  The cutting file is called “Explosion Card.”  To make cards extra special, include a photo of one of the recipient’s children and  they will be sure to treasure your creation!  Just for Valentine’s Day, I made this pink card for baby Caroline.  The card is held in place by a belt tied with a side bow.  When the belt is removed, the card opens up to show the unique surprise interior.  I used a MS punch-around-the-page, the Spellbinders Rose Creations die, and a Marianne’s Design flourish.   Stamps are from Lili of the Valley and Stempelglede.














Baby Shower Invitation

My sister Gina is expecting her first baby in April.  My daughter Ashley and I are giving her a shower and so I made 40 of these invitations.  She’s having a boy so I thought the soft blue colors from Pion Design would work well.  The invitation is a pocket that I cut with the Pazzles Inspiration.  I used one of the Spellbinders dies for the interior tag.  Also used was lace, ribbon, pearls, a Cheery Lynn Design flourish die, the Spellbinders Rose Creations die, and a MS punch.   Inspiration for this card came from here.