Tara's Craft Studio

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Ladies Suitcases

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These little chipboard storage boxes were designed to be stacked to look like ladies suitcases.  I lined them with colors of matching velvet so they can be used as jewelry boxes.  I used Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection and you can find this project featured on the Pion Design blog here.  Many wishes for everyone to have a great day!
Tara

UPDATE: For those of you interested in making this project, I am including basic instructions on the box construction:

LOWER BOX (LARGEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 5″x7″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 7″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cut chipboard to 5″x7″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x7″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base

MIDDLE BOX:

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 4″x6″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 6″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cup chipboard to 4″x6″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 6″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

TOP BOX: (SMALLEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 5″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x5″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

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Easter Baskets

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Hi!  Today, I’ve posted handmade chipboard Easter baskets I’ve made for each of my four granddaughters using Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection.  I tried to use most of the colors of the collection and think I got them all except for the greens.  This is certainly a lovely pastel paper collection and fits right in with Spring time.  You can find these baskets featured on Pion Design’s blog here. Best wishes for everyone to have a great week!
Tara

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Easter Chest

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I loved making this project with papers from Pion Design’s new collection Easter Greetings.  It’s constructed from chipboard.   I have also recently been inspired to expand my crafting boundaries to include decorative wood trim.  I love wood trim as a design element and have several more upcoming projects where I’ve used it.  So I found the wood trim at a craft store, purchased an inexpensive miter saw to cut it with, painted it, and lovingly added it to this special chest made for my newest baby granddaughter Emily Ruth.  This chest can also be found on the March 9 Pion Design Blog here.
Best wishes for everyone to have a great week!
Tara