Tara's Craft Studio

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Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files

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Camera Tutorial
Manual Template for Camera Bellows (each piece should measure 12″ x 4′)
SVG Cutting File for Camera Bellows

Hello, This project has already been posted on the Pion Design blog here.  I am hoping all these links will work for those of you wanting to make this project.  Although I’ve included the manual template for the bellows, in my opinion, it would be very difficult to cut and score this by hand.  It is so much simpler to use an electronic cutting machine.  I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut and score the pieces. It is essentially the same camera as the one I featured on my May 31 post, but this one is a little different in that this one has a different type of case.  It opens to an expandable camera bellows which holds pull-out tags with photos.  I used the luxurious burgundy colors from Pion Design’s The Night Before Christmas collection for the first camera and the beautiful teel colors paired with black from their Mister Tom’s Treasures collection for the second camera.  This project is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite photos for the holidays!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Enjoy the Fall season!
Tara

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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 Truck

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This little vintage truck was made using a cutting file from Pazzles.  I’m working on a few masculine projects that use  Pion Design’s newest collection Mister Tom’s Treasures which is full of bold masculine colors and images. This post can also be found on Pion Design’s June 4 post here.  This teal color is beautiful and would also work for feminine projects as well.  But it’s almost Father’s Day, so the emphasis is masculine. I know you all have been to your local Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, or HobbyCraft and seen the aisle full of Tim Holtz gadgets and trinkets.  They always look so cool, but what can you use them for, unless you are big into Steampunk or masculine projects?  I have a bunch of these things but usually don’t ever have a use for them as the majority of my projects are feminine projects.   I loaded this little truck with as many of these gadgets as I could in effort to just use them.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tara