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Photo Camera with Case




Hello!  Today I am excited to show you a new design. I made this project to showcase Pion Design’s new paper collection Mister Tom’s Treasures, and this post can also be found on their June 1 blog here.

So it’s a vintage accordion-style camera that holds removeable photos or tags.  The chipboard case has doors on the front, and when they are opened, the camera pops out.  It can then be compressed back into the case and the doors closed.  It’s a great, unique way to showcase some of your favorite photos.  I don’t have a tutorial or templates or cutting file for it just yet and it will likely be a while before I post any new tutorials as I am practically crafting “out of a suitcase” as we are preparing for a move to a different part of the state the end of June.  But it is a fun project and I’ll do my best to post a tutorial for it soon if anyone is interested.

Best wishes for a great week!


71 Responses to Photo Camera with Case

  1. Anonymous says:

    C’est magnifique y a t’il un tutoriel

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment – it is so very much appreciated! I will post a tutorial as soon as I am settled from my move. Take care!

  2. Oh my goodness Tara, I´m really blown away with the beauty in your projects always, and this is soooo gorgeous and truly amazing work. I´m sure, we all would love a tutorial, but not until you´re ready for it, so don´t turn everything upside down to make one, as we can all wait, until you´re ready for it. I´m sure we all know, what it´s like to get moving, so you just do your own things first, and get hold on all your personal things there before thinking of us and our fun.
    So I´ll just wish you all the best of luck with your move, and hope it´ll go smoothless and don´t give you any problems at all. Take good care and have a great day hun. Biiiig hugs from Denmark

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Maryann! This is a big move for me so I am anxious to finally get settled. As always, I appreciate very much your kind and thoughtful comments that you are always so faithful to make! They always touch my heart in a special way! I think of you often and wish many blessings for you and your sweet family. Much love! Tara

  3. Cynthia Smith-Walker says:

    Love it Tara! Good luck on your move! Can’t wait to see the tutorial on this.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Cynthia! I am grateful for you taking the time to make such a nice comment. Have a great week and weekend! Tara

  4. Jolanda Breedvelt says:

    Wow, Tara, it is absolutely beautiful. I think I’ll give it a try to make it for my sister’s 50th birthday with pictures of her life.
    Hugs Jolanda

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Jolanda! I very much appreciate you taking the time to post such a lovely comment! I would love to see a photo of your completed project! :). Have a great week and weekend! Tara

  5. Linda says:

    Oh my this is so fantastic can’t wait for your tutorial please please please

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Linda! Yes I will post a tutorial on either this blog or the Pion Design blog as soon as I am settled from my move. I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Tara

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tara, WOW love this project, you are so talented. I love the colours you use. The case on this project fits perfectly and looks like metal, I would love a template for this when you are ready. I made some of the typewriters from your template and everyone loves them. I made sure they knew it was your project. Take care Love Theresa xxx

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi! Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful comment! I am also very honored that you made the typewriter project! I want you to know that I really appreciate the time you took to write this lovely comment. I will post a tutorial soon either on this blog or the Pion Design blog. Take care! Tara

  7. this is absolutely gobsmacking brilliant! Not only is it beautiful – but the decisions on building it up must have been myriad! Brava Brava Brava!

  8. Pauline S says:

    Tara this is fantastic, good luck with your move and hope all goes well. Looking forward to the tutorial for this . Love it

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Pauline! I am always so glad to see a comment from you. Your encouraging words are always so very much appreciated! A special heartfelt thank you to you Pauline. Take care! Tara

  9. Tammy Whitley says:

    Tara you have out done yourself. I love it. And when you stated that you would do a tutorial if we are interested, I almost spit my coffee out of my nose! Are you kidding? I love being able to make replicas of your beautiful, amazing work. Which I am sure is a perfect reflection of you. I adore everything you make, it just blows my mind how incredibly talented you are. And I for one, want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for always sharing your creations with us, along with a tutorial. You are so awesome. Good luck with your move. I hope your new home holds new dreams for you. We will be right here when you come back. Hugs and blessings!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Dear Tammy, your comments are so inspirational to me and always brighten my day! I’ve decided that you are indeed a very special person! Yor kind words always touch my heart and make me smile! Many blessings to you and your family! Tara

  10. This is absolutely exquisite! So beautiful and detailed! I look forward to your tutorial as this is certainly a most original and fascinating project. Thank you for sharing your work!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Michelle – Many thanks for taking the time to post such a wonderful comment! It means so very much to me! I do plan on posting a tutorial soon either on this blog or the Pion Design blog. I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend! Tara

  11. Bonjour
    ce que tu fait est sublime vraiment genial bravo a toi bise raymonde

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Chez, thank you so much for your sweet comment and for taking the time to post the comment! I appreciate it so very much!

  12. ava gavloski says:

    Outstanding. I know a tutorial is alot of work. So if there is a youtube link on the market for some of the components, please share, rather than the laborious whole process of a re-write. (ugh) We need you to design great samples inspiring people….. smile (rather than the hard labour….wink)

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Ava- I designed this project “from scratch” but I have had several ladies ask for a tutorial, so am planning to post one as soon as I’m settled from my move. Thanks so much for your comment! Tara

  13. Lisa Hess says:

    Please do a tutorial first chance you get on the Camera. I love it and it would make a great gift.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Lisa! I will post a tutorial either on this blog or the Pion Design blog. I hope to be more settled from my move in about a month. Thank you for taking the time to make such a great comment!

  14. Connie says:

    This is gorgeous Tara. I think it’s pretty unanimous that we would love a tutorial/cutting file. When you are ready of course. I just did a move last weekend so I know how stressful and painful it can be. Hope all goes well.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Connie! Thank you for being so kind! I will post a tutorial soon either on my blog or the Pion Design blog – I know you understand how difficult moving can be! :). Have a great week and weekend! Tara

  15. Mieke Goossens van Muijden says:

    You place a tutorial when someone is interested……I would be so excited! What a great camera you,ve made! Now for me the task to find the right paper. …thanks for showing xxx

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Mieke! I will post a tutorial on either this blog or the Pion Design blog soon hopefully. I very much appreciate you taking the time to comment! Tara

  16. Anonymous says:

    I woul absolutely love to have the tutorial for this. My niece is excited about photography and she would just LOVE this.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you! I will definitely be posting a tutorial soon either on my blog or on the Pion Design blog.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    It is wonderful and lovely congratulación

  19. Anna says:

    That’s amazing! Adorable! Or course, to have a tutorial for this wonderful work would be soooo great! Thank you for your work!
    But first, wish you all the best with your move! I’m absolutely enchanted by your works!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Anna for taking time to post such an amazing comment! I appreciate your well wishes concerning my move, and I plan on posting a tutorial for this project as soon as I am settled from the move. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! Tara

  20. Anonymous says:

    magnifique j’aimerai bien un tuto bravo

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you so much for your comment! It is very much appreciated! I hope to post a tutorial soon. Have a great weekend! Tara

  21. Anneli says:

    WOW!! I would love a tutorial on this beautyful camera 💓 It would be perfect for a weddinggift 💞

  22. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful project, best wishes for you on your move and I can’t wait for the tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Dinorath Restrepo Rey says:

    Mil y mil felicidades, muchas gracias por todos estos proyectos tan lindos, es una lástima que no entiendo el idioma, y me conformo con solo verlos,

  24. Corine says:

    It’s wonderful !

  25. Rita says:

    Can’t wait for the tutorial. This is beautiful.

  26. Diana says:

    wow. this is probably themost beautiful thing I have seen. cant wait for tutorial. Good luckwith your move , hugsfrom Sweden

  27. Louise Davies says:

    This is somlovely. I cant wait for the tutorial so I can have a go . Good luck with the move xx

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  29. Sarah Kielbus says:

    Oh my! I have never seen crafty projects so elegant. These are the styles of projects that I would enjoy to learn go do. Tutorial please 🙂

    I was born in the 60’s, however, my husband swears I reincarnated from the Victorian vintage years because I love ALL vintage old dainty designs.

    Absolutely beautifully impressive. Great work.

  30. This is absolutely stunning! Would LOVE a tutorial

  31. Maggie says:

    Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented and look forward to your tutorial.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Love it!

  33. Gail Brown says:

    My name is Gail Brown. I live in Wimberley, Texas. Your work is beautiful !!!
    I would very much like to get patterns and templates with directions for the pop out camera when you have them available ! I have very old family pics from my side as well as my husbands side that this would be perfect for. Thank You, Gail

  34. Hi Tara, I have never written to you before but then I had never been to your craft space. They are beautiful and inspiring! you have a passion like none other i have seen before! God blessed you with such a beautiful spirit! I love your work and look foward to see more of it1 Thanks for waking up a new muse in in! haha!

  35. Anonymous says:

    This is so beautiful – I would love to see a tutorial on this! My sister – in – law is a camera buff and this would make a very special gift for her this christmas. Quick question, does the camera lens collapse with the embellishments shown? Love it love it.
    San Diego, CA

  36. Daphne Huckaby says:

    I want it! I love it! Gotta have it! I would love to see a tutorial for this. It would be nice to have the tutorial in time for christmas gifting 🙂
    San Diego

  37. daphneraye says:

    After some trial an error I finally got a good bellow done, a small victory. For those of you that are trying to get a handle on this check our camera bellow (as in real camera’s) I found a lot of help there.

    Tara how did you insert the tags? From the picture it’s impossible to tell and i don’t want to make a mistake after all the effort I spent on the bellow 🙂
    Anything you can tell me would be appreciated and or another close up picture with one the tags pulled up.
    Thank you

  38. Valérie ALLARD says:

    Wowww! It’s a fabulous creation!!!!!

    I would love to make one. Have you a tutorial and svg’s files please?

    Thanks so much.


    C’est un travail MAGNIFIQUE avec énormément de beaux détails. C’est un objet d’art. Félicitation c’est une merveille pour les yeux. Nadine

  40. Janet Anderson says:

    Beautiful. I love to try to make it. Do you have a tutorial yet?

  41. Anonymous says:

    How to make this box

  42. shikha says:

    plz as sson possible send the tutorial dear

  43. Ann Bateman says:

    I just found your blog and I am totally in love with your creativity and style. I was wondering if you were able to create instructions for this gorgeous little camera and if so where can I find them? Do you have a YouTube channel?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tara, I am Poonam from India. I want to learn and make this. Can you please share complete video of how did you make that? It’s just lovely… Loads of Love from India.

  45. Inger Hilde M Andreassen says:

    I don’t have Word. So Beautiful💕💕

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