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Recipe Box

Pazzles is my first love when it comes to paper crafting.  Many of my projects have used the Pazzles Inspiration in one way or another.  I believe it is a wonderful creative instrument that gives you freedom to make your projects just the right size and just the way you want them.  With that said, I am honored to be part of the 2013 Pazzles Spring/Summer Design Team and would be grateful if you could check out their website.  They have wonderful products, cutting files, forums, tips, and blog posts and they are very warm and supportive.  

This is another unfinished wood box I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  I painted it with chocolate brown paint and then used some Kaiser Craft paper with rich color.  All the deep red flowers were made with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die.  I’m running low on paper flowers so this die worked great for making paper roses.  

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Materials used for Recipe Box:

unfinished wood recipe box
Spellbinders Bitty Blossome Die
Kaiser Craft Turtle Dove paper – Golden Rings
Lili of the Valley Recipe Sentiments Stamp
Fiskars Border Punch – Threading Water
Marianne Design Creatables LR0154
eyelets, lace, ribbon, paint, charm

8 Responses to Recipe Box

  1. Fran D says:

    How lovely!! What a beautiful creation!

  2. Pazzles says:

    Beautiful as always, Tara. Glad to have you on the Design Team!

  3. Wow Tara, this is absolutely stunning. You always put so much work into your projects. I love the colours you have choosen for this.

    Michelle E xx

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Michelle, Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much all your comments mean to me. Thank you so much!! Tara

  4. Robin Spitzer says:

    Tara! breathtaking AGAIN! is there ribbon threaded in the cut from the die? I get so excited when I see you have a post! Your work is so drop dead stunning! Congratulations to you regarding the Pazzles design team! I also have a Pazzles, which is one of my favorite tools.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Robin! Yes I used the Fiskars border punch “Threading Water” which has scallops with circular holes. I strengthened the holes by inserting eyelets and then laced 1/8″ satin ribbon through the eyelets. I’m glad you liked this project – I almost didn’t post it, so thank you very much for your kind comment!

  5. Ada says:

    wonderful, wonderful and wonderful again…soon Ada

  6. Tropicluv says:

    Hello Tara! I just discovered your AMAZING creations and your blog. I have to tell you that your work is some of the most beautiful I have ever seen! Your attention to detail is awesome! I am hooked on your projects and can’t wait to see what you do next! Aloha, Joanne