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Ferris Wheel




Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  Pion Design has released another beautiful paper collection called The Songbird’s Secret.  The shades of pastel blues in this collection are simply beautiful. I designed this chipboard ferris wheel to look as close as possible to a real one.  I did use a Sizzix die for the fence, a Spellbinders die for the door and front bottom corners, and a Pazzles cutting file found here for the windowed passenger carriers. The ferris wheel was constructed of chipboard and then covered with these awesome blue papers.  I would be grateful if you could check out this post on the
Jan. 6 Pion Design blog here.

The Songbird’s Secret is an enchanting collection featuring dreamcatchers, bird nests and beautiful florals in a soft color palette, certain to brighten up your day. Here is a preview of the collection and you can see the entire collection at Pion Design here.



I also want to introduce another beautiful collection that has also been recently released by Pion Design.

With inspiration from an untamed flourishing rose garden, Pion Design presents the paper collection Where the Roses Grow. This collection will evoke the feeling of strolling in a picturesque garden surrounded by the scent and beauty of flowers in bloom. With delicate attention to detail and a dusty rose color palette you will find that this collection brings flair to every crafting project.  Be sure to check out this entire collection at Pion Design here.


27 Responses to Ferris Wheel

  1. lisa808 says:

    Wow–incredible and amazing creation!

  2. Corine says:

    It’s gorgeous ! Wow, i am admiration !

  3. Joey says:

    Happy New Year Tara! I see you immediately got this new year off to a show stopper. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! and the things you design and create blow my mind. WOW!!! I think we are in for one delightful year with you. 🙂

    • Tara Brown says:

      A heartfelt thank you Joey – you just made my day with your inspirational, kind comment! Love it and appreciate you very much! Have a great weekend! Tara

  4. Sue C. says:

    Love your ferris wheel ! I don’t have a cutter, so I guess I can’t make it. Wish there was PDF’S for these projects! TFS

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Sue, One of the best things I did (hobby-wise) was to invest in a cutter. It makes paper crafting so much easier! I appreciate your comment and hope you have a great weekend! Tara

  5. Margy says:

    WOW I think this is one of your most amazing creations to date. Fabulous papers.

  6. Oh Tara, the time you did and used had to be tremendous. This is exquisite and detailed to the last little item.. I am amazed. It is one special, special creation. Happy New Year and I hope the New Year 2017 will give to you all you desire.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Ezziej, You are so kind to make such a wonderful comment! I appreciate it very much. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! Tara

  7. Conny says:

    Tara first best wishes for 2017> Great work look very nice
    Loves Conny from the Netherlands

  8. Happy New Year Tara to you and your family, may 2017 be a year of flourishing for you.. Beautiful exquisite work, the papers are so soothing. Love it

    • Tara Brown says:

      Thank you Regina! Many thanks for taking the time to make such a kind post. I hope you and your family have a great weekend! Tara

  9. Julie Flanagan says:

    Did you use a cutter for cutting the chipboard? If so, which one? Are you sharing the cutting files for the file other than the ones you used from Pazzles and Spellbinders? I LOVE your project, and would love to be able to make this. It is gorgeous!

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Julie, Yes I used the Pazzles Inspiration to cut the circles and intersecting lines for the ferris wheel. That way I could make sure the circles were perfectly round and the intersecting lines were perfectly straight. For this project, I used the Silhouette thin chipboard and cut out 3 of each piece since the chipboard is pretty thin. Silhouette chipboard is easily cut by the Inspiration and by stacking and glueing the chipboard pieces together, it gives greater thickness and strength to the project pieces. I don’t have a cutting file prepared for this project yet, but may make another one using different papers from one of Pion Design’s collections and when I do, I’ll include cutting files and templates. I hope you and your family have a great weekend! Tara

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  11. maryannl says:

    A very Happy New Year to you too Tara, and I hope, you´ve had a wonderful Holidaytime with your family. I can certainly see, that you´ve spent some of it creating more of your totally outstanding projects here again. I´m totally in love with this amazing Ferriswheel here, it´s truly amazing and sooo gorgeous made down to the smallest detail as usual. I am a huge lover of these colors too and can´t wait to get my hands on these fabulous papers as well, but for some reason, we´re always amont the last to get them, even my country are closest neighbour to Sweden. but maybe that´s why, who knows? But your project is so gorgeous as always hun, and I LOVE, how you made this one look here too. Stunning work. Have a wonderful time ahead, I´m sooo exiting to see, what this year will bring from you.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Maryann, Always good to hear from you and see your amazingly kind comments! I wish you and your family happiness and good health for the coming New Year! Tara

  12. Tara, siempre tus presentaciones me han llamado la atención por su delicadeza y buen gusto, éste es otro lindo ejemplo , te felicito, así como te deseo que este maño 2017 continúes desarrollando tu labor y me permita continuar disfrutándolo. Abrazos.

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Dinorath, That was such a nice thing for you to say! A heartfelt thank you for your kind words and for taking time to comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Tara

  13. Papierkram says:

    Hallo, das Riesenrad ist ja wieder sehr , sehr schön geworden. Ich bin so sehr begeistert. Ich liebe Deine Arbeiten.
    LG Beate

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