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Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files







Camera Tutorial
Manual Template for Camera Bellows (each piece should measure 12″ x 4′)
SVG Cutting File for Camera Bellows

Hello, This project has already been posted on the Pion Design blog here.  I am hoping all these links will work for those of you wanting to make this project.  Although I’ve included the manual template for the bellows, in my opinion, it would be very difficult to cut and score this by hand.  It is so much simpler to use an electronic cutting machine.  I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut and score the pieces. It is essentially the same camera as the one I featured on my May 31 post, but this one is a little different in that this one has a different type of case.  It opens to an expandable camera bellows which holds pull-out tags with photos.  I used the luxurious burgundy colors from Pion Design’s The Night Before Christmas collection for the first camera and the beautiful teel colors paired with black from their Mister Tom’s Treasures collection for the second camera.  This project is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite photos for the holidays!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Enjoy the Fall season!

25 Responses to Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files

  1. Akanksha says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing. Really wanted to try this one. Akanksha

  2. Tammy Whitley says:

    Tara, its so good to see you crafting again. I have not seen nor heard a single word from you for quite some time and was worried about you. Thank you for posting such a beautiful craft, as always. And Im really glad to see you (invisibly online) again!!!! You have been missed!
    Pardon me if this sounds as though we know each other, but it’s hard to explain what I was trying to say without it sounding that way. Sometimes writing online is so difficult!!! LOL!

  3. maryannl says:

    You really do make such incredible work. I´m as always blown aeay with the beauty in your artwowrk. This camera is simply amazing, and would be a really exelent gift for some of these older people, we never know what to gift, but who wouldn´t love a gift like this with pictures of all their grandkids or greatgrandkids maybe? I know, I would be thriolled to get something like this, that´s for sure. It is soooo gorgeous and perfect in every detail.
    I agree with the lady above ehre, it´s really great to see you back to more crafting aghain, even I have seen a couple of thing on Pions blog thoug, but you have been very quiert and hope it´s only because of your new work and moving and all that, cause we all know, how much time it can take. But amazing to see you back to creating your wonders, and I just absolut love this one here. Have a wonderful week aheads here now and take care.

  4. Pauline S says:

    Hi Tara,
    This is fantastic work, I love it and will give it a try, thank you for this tutorial. You are AWESOME. God Bless

  5. Gloria Westerman says:

    These are so lovely…such details…who wouldn’t want to display these long after the holidays…and thank you so much for the cutting files….will be making one of these…but the hardware is going to be challenging for sure…tfs

  6. linda way says:

    I was smitten from the moment I first saw this. I cannot wait to start this project! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Ezziej Bromwich says:

    Hi Tara, Camera is fantastic. I made a camera with a lot of trial and error and it came out not too shabby for grandson’s graduation gift. Not bad.. for one that was doing trial and error.

  8. salliep says:

    Hi So Beautiful ! Can anyone tell me how I do this on my Cricut Explore?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tara this Camera is beautiful. Thank you for share yours ideas.

  10. Conny says:

    Thanks for this great tutorial…. I can not see anu pictures by point 2, 4 and 7.
    Trying to make one on my TO DO list
    greatings from holland

  11. daphneraye says:

    Thanks so much for pulling this all together – it was very helpful.

  12. Conny says:

    Yesssss the SVG files works !!!!! THANKS.I finished this camera and make it wtih pictures inside from my puppy Berner Sennen Tara when possible also a SVG file from the retro camera when you have time to fix it………would be great
    Loves from Conny from the Netherlands

    • Tara Brown says:

      Congratulations Conny! I’m very happy you made the project and would love to see pictures of it (including Berner)! thanks for letting me know!! Have a great week!! Tara

  13. Conny says:

    how can I sent you a picture??
    love Conny

  14. conny says:

    sent you some pictures….hope you reieed my mail

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Conny – yes I did get your e-mail and your project looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sending me the pictures. It looks absolutely fabulous and I would love to post your project on my blog to show other folks your work if it’s ok with you. Your dog is gorgeous also! :). Thanks again so much!! Tara

  15. Conny says:

    Sure you may pos it on your blog! I am thankfull for your great words.
    Also finished anoher project the typewrite. Looking forwar for new tutorial :):)
    maybay that great old cash register…..
    Loves from the Netherland Conny

  16. Conny says:

    What is your blog link??
    I can not find it Loves Conny

  17. Amy says:

    What size paper do the bellows need to be printed on for manual? Also, is there a link or instructions for the rest of the camera?

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Amy, I always use 12×12 scrapbook paper for my projects, however, you may be able to print them on a different size paper. Remember that when you print, to always print the size at 100% so that each of the bellow pieces will be the same size. As long as the project fits within a certain paper size, it will not be a problem. As far as the rest of the camera, if you download the tutorial, you will see that the tutorial includes the box measurements (5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ for each box half) that houses the bellows. I hope this helps!

  18. I was trying to cut the bellows with my Silhouette but the file doesn’t work. There are no cut and score lines in the file.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Miranda, Thank you for making me aware of this! I won’t be able to work on it until after I return from vacation in a couple of weeks, but I will certainly make it a point to try to get this fixed.

  19. Poonam Hiteshkumar says:

    It is just incredible…. Superb… I really want to try this. Thanks

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