Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Culinary Seasoning Set with Instructions

Check out Pion Design’s Blog here to see this post!  I made this seasoning set with the lovely pinks and blues of their new Sweet Baby collection.  The yellow came from their For Mother collection.

The decorative trim below is from Dusty Attic and I am happy to now be able to offer Dusty Attic decorative chipboard elements in my shop.  These intricate chipboard pieces add wonderful dimension and decoration to projects and can be painted, stamped, and spritzed as they are sturdy.  The chipboard trim below not only provides a decorative element, but is functional as it provides an enclosure for the glass jars.

I think this project would make a special handmade Christmas gift.  I’ve enclosed instructions below on how to make the shelf for this project.

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Products Used:
Pion Design:          Sweet Baby (blues and pinks), For Mother (yellow), Studio of Memories (lettering)
Dusty Attic:            Wrought Iron Trim
thick chipboard
glass jars               
self-adhesive pearls

1.  Apply paper and decorative labels, lace, and gemstones to your glass jars.  I bought these glass jars from Hobby Lobby.

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2.  For the shelf, you will need thick chipboard.  I double-layered 1/8″ thick chipboard (making it 1/4″ thick) for extra support.  Cut the following pieces:     
Shelf back:                                           10″ height by 12″ width
Shelf sides:                                           2 1/4″ x 12″
Shelf top, bottom, and middle insert:   2 1/4″ x 11 1/2″
3.  Once you’ve glued the layers together for strength, firmly glue the shelf sides to the inside edges of the shelf back.
4.  Now firmly adhere the shelf top to the top edge of the shelf and to the sides of the shelf.
5.  Firmly adhere the bottom shelf to the bottom edge of the shelf and to the sides of the shelf.
6.  Since the oil and vinegar containers are taller than the spice jars, I adjusted the middle shelf height to fit the taller containers on top.  Measure and firmly adhere the layered center shelf to the shelf back and sides.
7.  Apply decorative paper to the shelf.

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8.  I used Dusty Attic chipboard on the front shelf edges to not only provide decoration, but to provide a safe enclosure for the glass jars.


Ruffled Cards

I have two cards to post today using the soft delicate pastel papers from Pion Design’s Sweet Baby collection.  Check out today’s Pion Design Blog here where these cards are posted.  The pink card’s WPC cutting file can be found here and the manual template can be found here.  When making the card, remember to glue the bottom edges of the card together after lacing.  Both of these cards were made by cutting 1″ wide by 12″ long paper strips and then misting them with water to make ruffled folds in the paper.  After the folded paper strips are completely dry, stretch out the folded strips and apply 1/4″ Score Tape along the top of the strips.  Apply the strips to your card folding as you go along.  The powerful Score Tape will hold the folds in place.  Cut off any unused trim.  

This first card is a pocket card and uses the beautiful blue and beige colors from the collection. I used a decorative punch for these ruffles.

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The card below uses the dainty, soft pink colors from Sweet Baby.  

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Have a great day!

Products Used:
Pion Design:                 Sweet Baby, For Mother, From Grandma’s Attic – Tinted
Joy! Crafts:                  6002/0251 Butterfly Edge
Tim Holtz:                     Distressed Doily On the Edge
Magnolia Doohickeys:  Hellebores die
Spellbinders:                Bitty Blossoms die
Martha Stewart:           Doily Lace Edge Punch
Prima:                           La Coeur Resin Treasures (painted ivory)
Seam binding:              light beige and white
Paper Doily
Self-adhesive pearls
White Eyelets
1/8″ ivory satin ribbon



World Card Making Day with Pazzles and new Pion Design paper line

This past Saturday was World Card Making Day.  Pazzles provided the Design Team with a sketch and this card is what I made with the sketch.  The post can be found on the Pazzles blog here.  The card along with the beautiful border and flourish for the card are Pazzles cutting files.  I now have a new Pazzles Inspiration and I’m having a great time breaking it in!  What a great investment this has been for me.  The capabilities of this machine are amazing!  I never realized how much I depended on it for my crafting until I was without it.  

The beautiful paper that I used for the card is from Pion Design’s new collection “Sweet Baby.”  I love the soft pastel designs of this collection.  It will be available in my shop soon!

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 Enjoy the day!