Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Christmas Accordion Card and Cottage

Hello!  This matching Christmas card and below cottage were made using papers from Pion Design’s vintage Christmas Wishes collection.

Accordion cards are great for displaying photos.  This card die by Elizabeth Craft Designs is easy to use and makes card making simple!  I am going to try to get my hands on some more of these accordion dies as there are other shapes that would be great to have.

So this matching Christmas cottage is a wood birdhouse I picked up at Michael’s.  I covered it with the gorgeous vintage papers and then added the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Santa and Trophy Antlers.  I was wondering what I could use these for, and as it turned out, they worked great for this project.
Now I have some previews to share with you of Pion Design’s upcoming two new collections – Our Furry Friends and Days Gone By.  Both of these collections will be released in January. They are simply stunning!
I wish you a wonderful, meaningful holiday season filled with the people you love most, great food, and wonderful memories!



Paris Spring Easel Cards

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Hello! These cards are being featured on the Pion Design blog today here. A pocket was added to these Spring easel cards to hold tags and notes. I used Pion Design Palette for the base of the card and for all the die cuts and then used the lovely Paris Flea Market to cover the cards. The edges of the card were decorated with a Spellbinders die called “Flourish Trim” adding a fancy finish to the cards. Many wishes for a happy day!


Mother’s Day Card

My mother is a very special lady and I love her so very much.  Here is a beautiful description of my mother from Proverbs 31:

                                      Strength and dignity are her clothing,
                                       And she smiles at the future.
                                               She opens her mouth in wisdom,
                                       And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
                                               She looks well to the ways of her household,
                                       And does not eat the bread of idleness.
                                               Her children rise up and and call her blessed;
                                       Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
                                              “Many daughters have done nobly,
                                       But you excel them all.”
                                              Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
                                      But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.



Materials used:
Pion Design: Studio of Memories
Bazzill Smoothies: Walnut Cream
ivory lace
jeweled button
white seam binding
self-adhesive pearls
heart charms