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Movie Projector Photo Storage Box and Mini Album

UPDATE!  The bellows assembly instructions for this project can be found on the 1/16/2014 post found here!

This movie projector project is being featured today (August 20) on the Pion Design Blog here.  It has a large top box and the top of this box opens to reveal ample photo storage space.  The bottom box has an open end which houses a pull-out mini album.  The side box also opens for smaller storage. I designed a WPC CUTTING FILE HERE for the entire project – it includes everything except for the “movie action board” on the front of the mini album as that came from the Pazzles Craft Room library.  Just right click on the cutting file link and click on “dowload linked file” and then open in your cutting machine software.  I reinforced the boxes with chipboard pieces.  The bellows part was really challenging for me to design  – I wanted it to be a real representation so it took me several hours to figure out a cutting file for it!  It’s a little complicated to fold and put together so I will attach a tutorial for the bellows within the next few days.  For all the work and time I put into it, I would love to share it with anyone interested in making the project.

Projector Aug 2013 Img 15

Projector Aug 2013 Img 6

Projector21Aug 2013 Img 21 

I hope you have a great day! 








Pion Design:             For Father
Tim Holtz:                   Clock Key, Faucet Knobs, Pulley Wheels, Sprocket Gears, Filmstrip Ribbon, Hinge Clips, Ball Chain, Ring Fastener, Ring Binder (for mini-album)
Spellbinders die:      Bitty Blossoms

8 Responses to Movie Projector Photo Storage Box and Mini Album

  1. scrapbignou says:

    whaooooooooooou !! wonderful, top, superbe , j’adore , quel talent
    bises nelly

  2. Ариадна Маркелова says:

    Absolutely incredible project!!! All your creations are so inspiring!!! Is there a possibility to make this projector without cutting machine?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thanks for your nice comment! I will post a template of the project pieces along with the sizes for each piece over the next few days. I will be posting a tutorial on how to put the bellows together – so will post the template at the same time.

  3. Connie says:

    Tara, fabulous project. Your work is so inspiring.This will be a perfect going away gift for a friend of mine. I have it all cut out and ready to put together, Just waiting for your bellows tutorial. I tried without it and messed it up pretty bad. Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us. I love making them but I’m so good at thinking them up.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Connie,
      Thanks for your comment! My Pazzles Inspiration has quit working – that’s the reason I haven’t been able to post the tutorial yet. I’ve e-mailed Pazzles about this but I will have to wait until it either gets repaired or I get a new one before I can make a tutorial. After I got your comment about your not being able to get the bellows to work, I did an update to the bellows cutting file. Some of the score lines were mirrored in the opposite direction of what they should have been. I didn’t realize it had saved that way! It may be that you can try it again and have more success. I’m so sorry for the delay! It’s been frustrating for me as my papercrafting has been halted without the Pazzles!

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hi Connie, I wasn’t sure if you were able to assemble your bellows, but just wanted to let you know that I finally posted the bellows assembly instructions on my blog post yesterday http://tarascraftstudio.com/?p=4315
      Take Care!!

  4. Cecilia Reyes says:

    Wonderful project…I am speechless

  5. Valou says:

    Hi Tara. It’s fabulous. I would like to create one but I have not the good machine. Have you the template in svg file or pdf file please? I have the silhouette studio’s machine. Thanks so much.