Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Christmas Box

This is my first project using Pion Design’s new paper collection “Days of Winter.”  The post can be found on their blog today here.  The deep, rich burgundy color paired with their vintage wintery borders and photos bring to mind the Christmas holiday season, even though it’s still July!  The wood box is large and has a hinged lid.  This paper collection is a must have!

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Have a great day!


Olive Oil Bottle and Pion Design’s New “Days of Winter” Collection Release

Hello!  Today I’m posting an olive oil bottle I’ve painted and then decorated with Pion Design’s “My Precious Daughter” papers.  I found this unique bottle at Hobby Lobby and bought several of them to work on.  I picked up some ivory glass paint while there and just painted the bottle and then decoupaged the papers onto the glass.  Glass bottles are always great for gifts or decorative show pieces.   

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Today, I want to show you Pion Design’s new Christmas collection.  I was so happy with the colors they have chosen for this collection.  The soft pinks and blues are just heavenly.  You can get a closer look at these fabulous papers here.

The Winter and Christmas season bring families and friends together in a way that no other season does. This presents us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on all the things we are grateful for in our lives. 

In order to embrace the magic spirit of the season Pion Design presents the collection Days of Winter, a collection capturing the essence of Winter and Christmas inspired by a snow-covered village of old times.
With images and patterns of ice skaters on a frozen lake, calming walks through a silent landscape, delicate snowflakes, Christmas trees and Winter birds you will be given the opportunity to pass on the holiday spirit to all those precious to you. 

Welcome to let the Days of Winter collection keep your memories and crafting moments warm this winter!

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Wow!  Aren’t these new papers beautiful and amazing?  
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


Stationery Box

Hello!  I have another tutorial to share with you and it can be found by stepping over to the Pion Design Blog here where it is being featured today.  The tutorial is for this Stationery Box. When the box is opened, the right side has an open box that holds cards and envelopes. I attached a lightweight clipboard clip to the left side and this can serve as a writing area.  The box is supported by Silhouette pieces of lightweight chipboard.  I made the cards and decorative trim using the Spellbinders 5X7 Reflective Moment die.  The gorgeous papers are from Pion Design’s My Precious Daughter. This stationery set is fun and easy to make and makes a wonderful handmade gift for special people in your life. 

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Back in May, I posted a wedding cake made of paper on my blog.  I mentioned that I had made it for a ladies lunch at my mother’s church planned for July, and that lunch was today!  My mom had a “wedding” theme for her table and I’m enclosing pictures below of her table. I only had my IPhone to take the pictures with, so the photos aren’t that good, but you can get an idea of how things looked.  There were about 12 tables with different themes, each seating 8 ladies, so there were close to 100 in attendance I would guess.  My mom’s table featured the wedding cake along with matching place cards made with Pion Design’s Flax from their Vintage Garden collection.  The place cards were also made with the Spellbinders Reflective Moment die.  As you can see, the ivory card stock and blue Flax paper exactly matched her beautiful china!  Her table was so lovely.  My sister Gina was able to be there so we enjoyed this time with our wonderful mother.