Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Recipe Box

Pazzles is my first love when it comes to paper crafting.  Many of my projects have used the Pazzles Inspiration in one way or another.  I believe it is a wonderful creative instrument that gives you freedom to make your projects just the right size and just the way you want them.  With that said, I am honored to be part of the 2013 Pazzles Spring/Summer Design Team and would be grateful if you could check out their website.  They have wonderful products, cutting files, forums, tips, and blog posts and they are very warm and supportive.  

This is another unfinished wood box I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  I painted it with chocolate brown paint and then used some Kaiser Craft paper with rich color.  All the deep red flowers were made with the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die.  I’m running low on paper flowers so this die worked great for making paper roses.  

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Materials used for Recipe Box:

unfinished wood recipe box
Spellbinders Bitty Blossome Die
Kaiser Craft Turtle Dove paper – Golden Rings
Lili of the Valley Recipe Sentiments Stamp
Fiskars Border Punch – Threading Water
Marianne Design Creatables LR0154
eyelets, lace, ribbon, paint, charm


Shabby Chic Drawers

Antique newsprint and sheet music give projects a timeless, romantic feel.  I checked some of the local antique stores in the area but couldn’t find any vintage papers so ended up using some of my old piano music.  It was a little difficult for me to cut it up, knowing I had actually used the music for lessons when I was a child, but decided it might be meaningful to one of my daughters.  The antique jeweled heart and cameo actually came from my daughter Jordan’s jewelry collection so this box will go to her.   

                                       MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER JORDAN CAITLIN


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Tara's Card Studio - 2Kaisercraft Box Feb 2013 Img 2

Materials used for this Project

Kaiser Craft chest with drawers
piano music
pearls, flowers, cheesecloth
Melissa Frances resin hearts