Tara's Craft Studio

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Violin Box

I found the face of this violin in the Pazzles Craft Room library and decided to make it into a 3-dimensional box.  That’s one of the wonderful things about the Pazzles software – you can make any project with your imagination!  I used the soft blue Pion Design paper from Fairytale of Spring and then made pink flowers from Vintage Garden.  In contemplating how I would make the bridge, I found that the “Antique Frame” Tattered Lace die worked great when folded in half. I still have my old violin that I learned to play on as a child and so I pulled it out when making this box so that I could make it somewhat realistic looking from paper.

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This box was so fun to make.  I would be grateful if you could check it out on the Pion Design blog today (June 25)!  Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Pion Design:                        Poem of Spring from Fairytale of Spring
Pion Design:                        Phlox from Vintage Garden
Bazzill Smoothies cardstock:  Walnut Cream
Tattered Lace die:                Antique Frame
Spellbinders dies:                Bitty Blossoms, Rose Creations
Gold Embroidery thread
Ivory lace, ivory satin ribbon

17 Responses to Violin Box

  1. Ариадна Маркелова says:

    Incredible!!! No words! Only delight!!! As usual about your masterpieces!

  2. Michelle E says:

    Your ideas are unbelievable Tara. I wish I could have your imagination and talent. This would make a stunning gift to hang on a young musicians wall. You could use a 12×24 mat to enlarge and cut it. Beautiful project.
    Michelle E xx

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thanks Michelle! Thanks for the great idea – that’s exactly what I’m going to do with this project! 🙂 Have a great week!

  3. Anreda says:

    Love your creation, do you sell your patterns ?
    Big hugs, Anreda

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Anreda! This violin project was made using a cutting file from the Pazzles Craft Room so I am unable to post the template here since it is a Pazzles file. The cutting files and manual template I have done myself are all posted for free under “cutting files” and “manual templates” at the top of my blog. Thanks for your kind comment!

  4. JosScrapShack . says:

    Wow This is just gorgeous Tara! I wish I could make something like this. I only wish you could teach us how to make it. This is unbelievably gorgeous!

  5. EMBellishments Munnings says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! I’m new to your blog and LOVE your work!!! Absolutely stunning. I see you used a lot of pearls in your projects, would you mind telling me where you purchased them? I’m assuming you buy in bulk lol…

    Thanks in advance 🙂


    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Steff,
      Thanks so much for your nice comment! I stock up on the the pearls and other gemstones when they go on sale half price at local craft stores (Joann’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby). 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  6. Michelle Rositzky says:

    OMG is there a tutorial for this.

  7. TarasStudio says:

    Hi Michelle R – I did not make a tutorial for this since the violin face came from the Pazzles Craft Room library. I just cut the violin face and made it into a 3-D project. If you have a Pazzles Craft Room membership you can access this particular cutting file. Take care!

  8. Elena says:

    Привет, Тара! Я живу в России в маленьком городке знаменитого Золотого кольца Переславле-Залесском. Совершенно случайно набрела на этот сайт, и теперь бесконечно любуюсь вашими работами. Мой любимый винтажный стиль ваших работ покорил меня. Очень хочется если не повторять ваши работы, то хотя бы подражать им. Побольше обучения, пожалуйста. Вы же видите, вас смотрит весь мир. Думаю, что и вам это очень приятно. С уважением, Елена из России, Ярославская область, город Переславль-Залесский

  9. Anonymous says:

    There are no words to describe your beautifully gorgeous violin, your passion shows in your work!!! Thank you!

  10. Debbie says:

    I actually have an old mandolin (no strings) that I have been trying to see what I want to do with it, now I know. THANKS!!!!!!!

  11. Roxanne Fleming says:

    This is beautiful and your craftsmanship is remarkable. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Elisabeth Ray says:

    This Violin & other creations are Absolutely Wonderful! where do you get the paper dies?

  13. Valbona Lavdari says:

    Tara The violin is so creative, sweet and beautiful. A pure romance! Like your all projects. Excellent.