Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Shadowbox Book

 This project was made from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology 9×12 Configurations Book Shadowbox.  It can be found on the Pion Design blog here.  I used a Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer (shown below) to add some brown Walnut Stain color shading to the vintage green paper and really like the air-brushed look it gives.  

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The Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used for this project (Vintage Frame, Corner Flourish #4, brick wall panel) can be found in my online shop here.

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Here is the tool I used to apply the Walnut Stain color shading to the project:


Visit Pion Design’s May 26th post here and be sure to leave a comment before June 1 for a chance to win a complete collection of their tender, beautiful new paper line “My Precious Daughter.” Don’t miss out on that amazing opportunity!


Matchbox Chest

This project is a little time-consuming to make but it makes a wonderful gift.  The little matchbox drawers can be stuffed with fun things like costume jewelry and candy.  This one is decorated with Pion Design’s “A Day in May” collection.  The frame was originally a turquoise color so it got several coats of ivory paint and then was accented with brown paint.  You can find this project on the Pion Design Blog here.  The little matchbox cutting file came from the Pazzles library here.

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Love Note Mailbox

Here is another project made with the beautiful green and brown Pion Design papers of “A Day in May.”  The papers and images from this collection just ooze vintage elegance. This project can be found on the Pion Design blog here.   The Pazzles cutting file for this sweet mailbox can be found here.  I found a 12″x12″ sheet of chicken wire at Hobby Lobby and cut it to fit the mailbox sides and front and then painted it gold.  I really like the look of the chicken wire as a decorative element!

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 All the edges of the flowers were painted gold to blend with the metal elements of the project.

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Pion Design is releasing another beautiful paper collection called Shoreline Treasures.  This nautical theme collection has breathtaking vintage blues with delicate matching maritime images:


Enjoy the day!