Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Pazzles Blog Hop

 If you’re participating in the Pazzles Blog Hop today, I want to extend you a warm welcome to my blog!  
The Pazzles Design Team has put together a blog hop for you this weekend to give your Christmas card crafting an inspiration boost. Hop along to each of the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave a comment. One lucky blog hop commenter will be chosen to win a Digital CD Download of their choice. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post, including this one, as the prize winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs. Comments will close on December 5, 2013 at midnight and the winner will be announced December 6, 2013. 
Your next blog hop stop is Heidi Edwards here! .
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participating blogs in order:
Melin Beltran
Joanna Wright
Michelle Price
Angie Contreras
Marjorie Eades
Tara Brown
Heidi Edwards

This unique card style can be found in the Pazzles Fun Fold Card Bases Cutting Collection here.  This is my favorite card from that collection!  Although it looks difficult, the Inspiration cuts and scores the entire card in seconds!  I have made some slight variations to the design which is easy to do with the wonderful Inspiration software. The lovely oval frame on the belt can be found in the Pazzles Craft Room Library here.  The beautiful papers are from Pion Design’s Silent Night and Waiting for Santa II collections.  For those of you without a Pazzles Inspiration, the manual instructions for this exact card style can be found here by Marianne.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog and have a great day and a wonderful holiday season!


Grand Piano and Pion Design Release of Flower Frames

Occasionally I find templates that are just amazing and this is one of them!  Please step over to the Pion Design Bog here to see this project post.  You can find the Canon, Inc. template here – it gives a very realistic outcome.  The piano was made with paper from Pion Design, undoubtedly the most beautiful papers in the world!  Although I do not play the piano much anymore, it was an integral part of my life in the past.  My undergraduate college life was filled with playing the piano for choirs, ensembles, soloists, and stage bands, and later I was church pianist at several churches for many, many years.  Now, I just play occasionally for enjoyment. 

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Pion Design has released yet another beautiful paper line.  This line is called “Flower Frames” and it is absolutely beautiful.  There are lovely ornate flowered frames to show off your photos with vintage shades of purple, pink red, green, blue, yellow and soft gray.  Check back soon on my online shop to purchase these awesome papers.



Have a wonderful day!


Wine Bottle Wraps and Gift Boxes

 As the holidays approach, it’s great to be able to have unique ways to wrap your gifts and boxes.  These wine bottle wraps were made using a tag cutting file from the Pazzles Craft Room.  Check out the Pazzles Blog post that provides the project instructions using the Pazzles Inspiration here.   I did an internet search later and found many of these similar wraps on the internet!  I found a great manual template here.  The nesting gift boxes were made with with a cutting file also available from the Pazzles Craft Room.  The Pazzles Blog post that includes these nesting gift boxes can be found here.  So many amazing projects can be easily made with the Pazzles Inspiration.  It is a powerful machine that has a wonderful software program that makes designing projects super fun and easy!  

These projects of course were all made with the awesome Pion Design papers.  Their new “Wintertime in Swedish Lapland” Christmas papers are so bright and festive!  The bottom wine wrap and the nesting boxes were made using those wonderful Christmas papers.  I have those available in my shop here.

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