Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Altered Pringles Can

This Altered Pringles Can is another of my Pazzles Design Team projects and you can find it posted on the Pazzles Craft Room website here.  I’ve made a WPC cutting file here for the can’s presized wraps which include the eyelet holes for lacing, and the scored pleating.  The die-cut base, tall photo frame, and top flowers all came from the Pazzles Craft Room cutting files.  The best craft investment I ever made was for the Pazzles Inspiration.  It has unlocked the doors of endless crafting possibilities and I would be lost without it!  Not only will it cut intricate pieces like the below frame and can base, but I use it for cutting out basic cards and for scoring.  Becoming a member of the Pazzles Craft Room is also wonderful.  Not only do you get to meet so many talented people that have the same crafting passion as you, but you are able to share ideas and get lots of inspiration.  For those of you without a Pazzles, cut paper to 9 5/8″ x 10 1/4″ for the inner wrap and then cut another sheet measuring 10″ x 10 1/4″ for the outer wrap.  

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MATERIALS USED:
Pion Design Alma’s Sewing Room
Bazzill Smoothies Coconut Swirl
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles, Curio Knobs
Prima Vintage Trinkets
self-adhesive pearls
white lace, white ribbon
eyelets

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A Sympathy Card

Sometimes, sad things happen and we need to express our heartfelt love and sympathy to our friends and family.  This card was made using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis die and was inspired by Eileen at Eileen’s Crafty Zone.  I had the privilege of meeting this lovely lady at a past Lili of the Valley-sponsored Master Coloring class in England a year or two ago.  Anyway, I kept the card simple with just die-cut card stock and a short sentiment on the front of the card.  I’ve included instructions on how to make this card below.

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MATERIALS USED:
Bazzill Smoothies Walnut Cream cardstock
self-adhesive pearls
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis die
Spellbinders Classic Squares Large dies

SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS CARD:
1.  Fold an 11″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock in half to make your base card. I added a 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ cardstock layer to the front, but additional layers are optional.
2.  Cut and emboss 9 of the small Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Pendants 

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3.  Use 3-D pads to attach each of the 9 Pendants onto the front of the card as shown on the card above.
4.  Cut and emboss 2 different sizes of Spellbinders Classic Squares Large dies for the center front of the card.
5.  Add sentiment to the small square and attach the smaller square to the larger square with 3-D pads. Center and glue the squares to the front of the card.

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Birthday Card for a Friend

I quickly put together a few cards for some friends and family members who have birthdays this month.  This card is one of them.  I just got this new sheet music paper from Pion Design’s Forget Me Not collection and love it.  My husband calls me a “paper snob” in that I have a difficult time using papers other than Pion Design.  

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MATERIALS USED:
Pion Design Forget Me Not, Images From the Past
Bazzill Smoothies Walnut Cream cardstock
Ivory lace
Ivory seam binding
Self-adhesive pearls
Jeweled button
die-cut roses – Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
die-cut doily and swirls – Cheery Lynn