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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!

13 Responses to Je t’aime Typewriter Box

  1. maryannl says:

    Oh my gosh! This is sooooo beautiful, that it almost took my breath away, when I first saw this fabulous creation here. It´s totally amazing and sooo fantastic work in every little detail here. Absolutely stunning and such a clever idea. I´m almost lost for words to describe the beauty here.

  2. Wow this is gorgeous.
    Hugs Miranda

  3. mangrums2 says:

    This is simply beautiful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    predivno , odakle samo dolaze ideje za tako lijepe stvari. Marija

  5. evlin95 says:

    Magnifique comme d habitude 😉

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow this is amazing!! I’ wish i can find a typewriter with this design, i’d buy it right away!!! It’s beautiful well done!!

  7. Maxine says:

    Are the typewriter boxes for sale ?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Maxine, I only made one of these typewriter boxes. At some point in the future though, I will post a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this project. Take care! Tara

  8. Bonnie says:

    Hi Tara, Another beautiful piece of Art!!
    Your work is Amazing!!
    I was wondering how big the letters are for the keys?
    Do you remember the brand you used?
    Thank you for your time!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your comment! The black round 3D epoxy alphabet stickers measure about 3/8″ diameter. They are a brand from Hobby Lobby – “The Paper Studio.” Thanks again and have a good week! Tara

  9. susan746 says:

    Wow…. wonderful, so lovely and such inspiring crafting! I’m so lucky to find about your blog out today! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
    I’m fairly new in this industry , and wish can reach my goal one day in near future. where do you buy the “Pion Design paper”?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Susan, I am an authorized seller for Pion Design, however, I have been in the process of making a move for the last few months so my online shop has been closed temporarily. You can go to the Pion Design site at http://www.piondesign.se to find businesses that sell Pion Design in your area. Thank you for your lovely comment – it is very much appreciated! Tara

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love this typewriter thanks