Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Accordian File Purse with Cutting File

This accordian style purse is sized at 6″ x 4.5″ to fit cards, recipes, photos, and coupons.  Here is the WPC CUTTING FILE I made for this project.  I even included some miniature clothespins I found at Hobby Lobby to attach to whatever is placed in the purse for better organization.  The top flap attaches into place easily with strong magnets. This was such fun to make and I am planning on making more of these!   Inspiration for this great project came from here.










Antique Birthday Card

My dear Uncle Lloyd is turning 80 on October 3 so this card is for him.  I was excited to be able to use my Spellbinders “Sprightly Sprockets” dies. This card will have to be mailed so I tried to keep it as flat as possible….meaning minimal bling!





Autumn Tea Light Book Boxes with cutting file

I made 27 of these boxes for my mother’s missionary prayer group this past weekend!  I kept them simple since I had to make so many of them.  They are decorated with different autumn color papers and Cheery Lynn die-cut butterflies painted with muted Pan Pastel colors to match the papers.  The boxes are all slightly different but here are a few.  I filled the boxes with pumpkin spice and cinnamon spice scented tea lights. I’ve made these boxes before and think they make wonderful little gifts.  Here is the WPC cutting file for this project.  The base book box measures 12″ x 6.75″ to allow for a decorative around-the-page punch and the completed book measures about 5.25″ x 6.75″ size. I added a sheet of clear acrylic over the oval inside the box to hold the tea lights in place.  Here is a link for a manual template and inspiration for this project.