Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Shabby Chic Drawers

Antique newsprint and sheet music give projects a timeless, romantic feel.  I checked some of the local antique stores in the area but couldn’t find any vintage papers so ended up using some of my old piano music.  It was a little difficult for me to cut it up, knowing I had actually used the music for lessons when I was a child, but decided it might be meaningful to one of my daughters.  The antique jeweled heart and cameo actually came from my daughter Jordan’s jewelry collection so this box will go to her.   

                                       MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER JORDAN CAITLIN

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Materials used for this Project

Kaiser Craft chest with drawers
piano music
pearls, flowers, cheesecloth
Melissa Frances resin hearts

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Sewing Basket

I love dimensional projects and am always looking for new and challenging ones to make.  I purchased and downloaded the cutting file for this unique sewing basket here.  

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Materials used for basket:

Pion Design – Alma’s Sewing Room
Bazzill Smoothie Walnut Cream cardstock
Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance FLourish Die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals Die
EK Success dotted scallop punch
brads, flowers, seam binding, pearls

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Ribbon Lattice Baskets with Box WPC Cutting Files and Manual Box Cutting/Assembly Instructions

I really liked the ribbon lattice look of this basket and so used the video tutorial found at Amazing Paper Grace to make several of these baskets..  I tell you, this talented lady had some serious patience when putting this together – it makes my brain hurt to try to figure this one out!   Anyway, the tutorial works when using a Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame.  It’s worth buying one of these if not just for this wonderful project alone!  For the right sized box that fits this Spellbinders frame, I’ve enclosed 2 box cutting files – a tall box WPC cutting file here and a short box WPC cutting file here.  Manual box instructions are below.  Each box requires a 2-piece construction due to their size.   

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Materials used for Pink Box #1

Pion Design From Grandma’s Attic – tinted Girls – PD3102
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Parisian Accents
Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame

Materials used for Red Box #2

Pion Design From My Heart II – 6×6″ PD 2103
Pion Design From My Heart II – 6×6″ PD 2105
EK Success Dotted Scallop Edge Punch
Magnolia Doohickeys So Wrapped Lovely Die
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Decorative Ovals One
Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame

Materials used for Blue Box #3 

Pion Design Images from the Past – Children PD163
Marianne Design Creatables LR0154
Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die
Martha Stewart Beaded Arcs Edge Punch
Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame

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SHORT BOX INSTRUCTIONS

Cut two pieces of cardstock – one measuring 9″ x 9 1/2″ and the other measuring 4 3/8″ x 10 3/4″

PART ONE:

1.  Take the cardstock piece that measures 9″ x 9 1/2″ and score the longer 9 1/2″ side at 5 1/8″. On the shorter 9″ side, score at 1/2″ and at 5 5/8″.  

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2.  On the longer side, score from the bottom at 6 1/8″ to the first score line as shown below.

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3.  With the cardstock placed as shown, cut out the bottom left rectangle (1/2″ x 5 1/8″) and the upper right rectangle (3 7/8″ x 3 3/8″)

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4.  After cutting the upper right rectangle, cut 1/2″ down to the score line to form the tab.

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5.  Fold along score lines and then glue the side tab to connect the two sides together.  The first part of the box is now finished and should look like the picture below.

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PART TWO:

1.  Take the cardstock piece that measures 4 3/8″ x  10 3/4″ and score at 1/2″ and 5 5/8″.  Turn the piece around and score at 3 7/8″ (score lines should look like below photo)

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3.  Cut out the small left corner square (1/2″ x 1/2″) and then cut the bottom middle score line up 1/2″ as shown

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4.  Fold along the score lines and then glue tabs to box sides and box floor.  Your finished box should look like this:

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TALL BOX INSTRUCTIONS:

Cut two pieces of card stock – one measuring 8 1/4″ x 9″ and the other measuring 8 1/4″ x 5 5/8″

PART ONE:

1.  Take the card stock piece measuring 8 1/4″ x 9″ and score the long side at 3 7/8″ and 7 3/4″

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2.  With your card stock positioned as shown below, score along the short side at 3 3/8″ only until reaching the first intersecting score line.  

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3.  Now cut this line you just scored.

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4.  Score along the entire short side at 3 7/8″

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5.  With the long side facing up as shown below, cut the two bottom score lines to the intersecting score line

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6.  From the right, cut to the 1st score line in 0.5″ to remove the small panel

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7.  Fold along the score lines and glue the bottom tab to the box bottom.  The first half of the box is now finished.

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PART TWO:

1. Take the cardstock piece measuring 8 1/4″ x 5 5/8″ and score the short side at 3 7/8″ and 7 3/4″

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2.  Score the long side at 5 1/8″

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3.  As shown below, cut 1/2″ in to the first score line

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4.  Cut out the small corner (1/2″ up by 1/2″ over) to the right as shown.

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5.  Now fold along the score lines and glue tabs to the other half.  Your box should look like this when completed.

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