Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Exploding Card along with birthday cards from Jocelyn and Mom

Today, not only do I want to post an exploding card made with the beautiful Pion Design “Alma’s Sewing Room,” but I also want to post some handmade cards that my beautiful niece Jocelyn and my beautiful mother lovingly made for me.  They touched my heart as I know that much time and effort went in to making these cards.

I always make these exploding cards with the Pazzles Inspiration (along with a Martha Stewart punch-around-the page), however, I want to direct those who need the manual tutorial to Marianne’s excellent instructions here.

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And here is the beautiful card my niece Jocelyn made. I love it! She is only 8 years old!

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My mother made me this gorgeous card. She colored the stamped picture with Promarkers. I will treasure both cards! 

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Paper Cupcake

The June Pazzles Craft Room Challenge is to make a project using one of Sherwin Williams 4 trending color “forecasts.”  I chose the “Moxie Vintage” color theme and used Pion Design’s soft papers to make the flowers.  It is so much fun to participate in these monthly challenges.  The project was super easy.  I used a rosette cutting file from the Craft Room Library to make the blue cupcake holder.  I then took a 3″ styrofoam ball and covered it with white tulle and inserted it into the folded rosette.  I decorated it with paper flowers cut from the Pazzles hydrangea cutting file, and then added gemstones, and lace.  The sentiment band at the bottom helps give the cupcake holder it’s shape.


Bazzill Bling Cardstock              Sparkle
Pion Design                                 Studio of Memories, Forget Me Not
Pearl Stamens
White tulle
Cream Lace
Self-adhesive pearls and other gemstones