Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Father’s Suit Card with Cutting File

Besides being used for Father’s Day, this card can also be used as a masculine graduation or birthday card.  I never learned how to tie a man’s tie, so I had my husband fix these ties for me with wide silk ribbon.   Although not shown in the pictures, I ended up attaching small magnets on the insides of the suit jackets to hold the cards together better.  What a fun card to make!  Very simple also.

Here is the WPC cutting file for this card.  Place mouse over link and right click to “Save File” on your com­puter.    Then open in your machine software.  Maya’s wonderful manual template can be found here.







Father’s Day Book Box with cutting file

Today I’ve made a Father’s Day book box and enclosed the WPC cutting file along with instructions.  My April 16 post had this same book box except it was made for Mother’s Day. Inspiration for this project came from Wenche here.







WPC BOOK BOX CUTTING FILE   Place mouse over link and right click to “Save File” on your com­puter.    Then open in your machine software.

NOTE: the blue lines are “cut” lines and the red lines are “score” lines.  You will need to reduce your blade length and pressure enough to achieve just a light score for the red lines.

Your four cut and scored book pages should be folded like a fan as shown below.

Take two folded sections of differing sizes and place the top of each individual section into the matching top slots of the other size at right angles as shown and then glue each outer flap to attach.  Do the same for the other 2 sections.

Now glue together and your project should look like this when finished.



This faux book page section can then be glued onto the right side of the book included in the cutting file.  You can then decorate with tags, pockets, etc.


Spellbinders Square Fleur-de-Lis Box

This box uses the square Fleur-de-Les dies which are just as beautiful and decorative as the rectangular ones.  I made this box a little deeper at 2″.



1.  Cut 2 pieces of cardstock – one piece for the lid measuring 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ and one piece for the base measuring  7 1/8″ x 7 1/8″

2.  Score each piece at 2″ on all 4 sides.


3.  Cut 4 sides to the center score line and form tabs as shown below


4.  Assemble both pieces of the box


5.  Center and adhere the large Fleur-de-Lis die cut on the top of the lid and the bottom of the base.  Center and adhere the smaller Fleur-de-Lis die cuts on the lid with dimensional pads as shown on the completed project picture above.