Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Christmas Explosion Box

I was happy to get some new Pion Design papers this past weekend and made this box using one of their Silent Night Christmas sheets.  This particular paper has very soft, muted colors so I used a dark brown cardstock to help pull the colors out.  I included the Explosion Box WPC cutting file on my last post but here it is again.   I used the 3-layer concept once again for the 2013 month-by-month vintage calendar.  I think this project will make a great stocking stuffer!



Crafter’s Companion Envelopes

Crafter’s Companion has some really helpful tools for making cards, envelopes, and boxes.  For these envelopes, I used “The Enveloper” and made them quickly and easily!  The tool comes with a guide for making all different sizes of envelopes, including dimensional ones!  It’s great to have an envelope that matches the card. I made several to hold gift cards along with a matching note.




Explosion Box with Cutting File

These Explosion Boxes are well-known on the internet, but I’m enclosing the WPC cutting file for it for anyone with that capability.  Here is a good YouTube manual template.  I found these beautiful 2013 monthly vintage calendar pictures on Etsy and plan on using them for several different projects.  The inspiration for using the monthly calendar for the Explosion Box came from Marianne.