Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Je t’aime Typewriter Box

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I’m excited to share my first project using Pion Design’s new Paris Flea Market collection.  These breathtaking papers are now available in my online shop.  Pastel pinks and blues are my favorite colors to craft with and so this collection is just dreamy heaven for me!  This typewriter was designed for the Pion Design blog and you can find the project on their blog here.  The project was made using an unusual material – poster board!  It’s about 1/4″ thick. I started by making a hinged rectangular box that opens in the back, and then designed the typewriter around the box.  It can hold a small mini album or whatever keepsake you would like to fit inside it.  I drew the different pieces of the typewriter onto the poster board and then used a craft knife to carefully cut out the pieces.  I doubled the poster board on several of the typewriter pieces to make them thicker.  The pieces were all covered with the gorgeous paper and then were glued together.  The typewriter keys are plastic spacers in different lengths that I found at a local hardware store.  I wrapped pink paper around them and then used black round alphabet epoxy  3D stickers. The black ruler on top was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and one of their cutting files.
Best wishes to everyone for a great weekend!


Heartfelt Tapestry Recipe Book

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 I have found this project to be a popular and an easy go-to project – especially for bridal showers and house warmings.  Not to mention it’s a fantastic way to put together all your cherished family recipes into somewhat of a scrapbook mini album format.  I’ve posted this project several times on my blog using different papers but made this particular one for Tattered Lace dies to present at CHA.  The front of the recipe box uses their intricate, gorgeous Heartfelt Tapestry die and the breathtaking pink papers are from Pion Design’s My Precious Daughter collection.  You can find my instructions on how to make the design for this project here.  This link will provide you with the cutting file for the project as well as direct you to my post at the Pion Design link where you can find detailed manual instructions.
I hope everyone has a good week!


For Mother Heart Basket

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The post from yesterday, as well as today’s post and the posts for the next few days, are projects I have done in the past.  I have just remade them with different papers and colors.  This heart basket is one of my favorite projects, especially for Valentine’s Day.  This one uses the beautiful pinks from Pion Design’s now discontinued paper line “For Mother.”  I was so disappointed when they discontinued this paper line as it is one of my favorites.  The front of the basket features the new Tattered Lace die “Heartfelt Tapestry.”