Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Sweetheart Round Box

I made this as a Pazzles Design Team Project and you can find it on their blog for July 24 here.  It was made using cutting files from the vast Pazzles Craft Room library and measures about 3 ½”x 2” deep.  Pazzles is having a Design Team call and I would like to encourage those with a Pazzles Inspiration to consider this great opportunity!  



Have a great weekend! 

Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock          Coconut Swirl
Pion Design                                     From the Heart II
White lace
White tulle
Red Organza Ribbon
Tim Hotz Idea-Ology                        Baubles
Self-adhesive pearls
Jeweled button
Paper flowers
White feathers
Sentiment stamp using black Memento ink



Vintage Dresses

These real dimensional dresses were all made using the beautiful papers of Pion Design and are featured on their blog today here.  The dresses are each slightly different and were a lot of fun to make. My inspiration for making these dresses came from my recent visit to England’s Hampton Court.  They have a room with beautiful life-size Victorian paper dresses.  They were all made of white paper and were absolutely exquisite!  Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed or I would post a picture of them. Making dresses out of paper was challenging, but a good tutorial for the ruffling technique can be found by Clare here and a tutorial for the unique bodice lacing can be found by Natasha here.  

Here is one of the sketches I made for a bodice and sleeve pattern:

Tara’s Studio – Dress Sketch

Dress 1 July 2013 img 4 

Dress 2 July 2013 img 11

Tara's Studio July 2013 Dress 3 img 3

Tara's Studio July 2013 Dress 4 img 1 

Pion Design papers:

Vintage Garden – Flax PD3605
Vintage Garden – Garden PD3604
Grandma’s School Book – Tags PD2515
Grandma’s School Book – Summer play PD2509
For Father – Pocket watch PD1811
From my Heart II 6×6 – Rose frame PD2104
From my Heart II – Homing pigeons PD2002
From my Heart II – Small roses PD2003


Magic Box

I’ve made this Magic Box before and the instructions can be found on my blog here.   This box features the beautiful blue papers of Pion Design Vintage Garden.  I love these papers!  Check out this box on today’s post at Pion Design here!  I’m so honored to be on their Design Team and am always grateful for you to check out my posts on their blog – thank you! Original inspiration for this box came from here.

Tara's Studio Magic Box June 2013 img 13 

Tara's Studio Magic Box June 2013 img 4

Tara's Studio Magic Box June 2013 img 1

Have a great day!