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Pion Design Projects

 I have some good news for some of you – I now have the capability of converting WPC cutting files to SVG, and have already included SVG cutting files to some of my past project designs (including the Typewriter Box).  But I am holding my breath as to whether or not they will work for you.  I would greatly appreciate any feedback you could provide me as to whether or not I was successful in the conversion process!   I will work on getting SVG cutting files posted for all my past projects. I have had several of you request a template and cutting file for the recent Photo Camera with Case post and the good news is that I now have this ready and will be posting it very soon with a manual template as well as WPC and SVG cutting files!  The template will also work for the Accordion project I did last year.

This first project was made using a shoe cutting file from Pazzles that can be found here. It can be found on Pion Design’s June 12 blog hereI used Pion Design’s Scent of Lavender to make the shoe. I also decoupaged some of the paper onto a little burlap drawstring bag and filled it with lavender potpourri.  It fits nicely into a lingerie drawer for freshness.

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The next two projects have already been posted on the Pion Design blog, but I have not had a chance to post them on my blog until today.  

This handmade birdcage can be found on the Pion Design blog here.

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The birdcage was made using chipboard and wood appliqués and was covered with Pion Design’s Easter Greetings paper collection.  I made the little cameo using clay and a mold from Katy Sue Designs.

This next project is an altered glass flask.  It can be found on the Pion Design blog here.

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I decoupaged paper from Pion Design’s Mister Tom’s Treasures collection onto the flask and added one of their vintage images in the jeweled frame.

Best wishes for a great weekend!

Tara

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Vintage Pay Phones

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Hello all!  I am happy to show you this new project design.  It was actually an easy project, but the painted wood trim turned it into a realistic piece. I would recommend adding this new element to your dimensional projects as the effect is great in my opinion!  Plus it’s fun and easy!   I had so much fun making this project, that I ended up making two of them using two different Pion Design paper lines.  The top one was made using the newest collection Scent of Lavender.  The lower one was made with the blue Easter Greetings papers.

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You can find these projects also on the April 5 Pion Design blog here.

Now I want to encourage you to check out the heavenly new collection by Pion Design, Scent of Lavender.  

Pion Design is taking you on a trip to Provence with the new collection Scent of Lavender. This collection captures the essence of the French countryside, with its cobbled streets and sleepy villages, and it will make the perfect starting point for endless crafting projects this season. Brimming with timeless patterns and images, this collection will allow you to turn precious moments into everlasting memories. So with the idyllic scenery of Provence within reach, throw away the map and let yourself be guided by
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A heartfelt thank you for visiting my blog and a very special thank you to all who comment!  I hope everyone has a lovely week filled with lots of crafting inspiration!
Tara

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Ladies Suitcases

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These little chipboard storage boxes were designed to be stacked to look like ladies suitcases.  I lined them with colors of matching velvet so they can be used as jewelry boxes.  I used Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection and you can find this project featured on the Pion Design blog here.  Many wishes for everyone to have a great day!
Tara

UPDATE: For those of you interested in making this project, I am including basic instructions on the box construction:

LOWER BOX (LARGEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 5″x7″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 3/4″ x 7″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cut chipboard to 5″x7″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x 5 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x7″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base

MIDDLE BOX:

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 4″x6″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/2″ x 6″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP: cup chipboard to 4″x6″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 4 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 6″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.

TOP BOX: (SMALLEST)

BOX BASE:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
BOX SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 2 1/4″ x 5″
Adhere box side pieces around the box base piece.
LID TOP:  cut chipboard to 3″x5″
LID SIDES:  cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″ x 3 1/8″
cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 1″x5″
Adhere lid side pieces around the lid top piece.
Apply small metal hinges to connect lid to base.