Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Christmas Train

Pazzles has new cutting files for an amazing train!  I made a few of the train pieces for the Pion Design blog here.  The project was made with the fantastic Wintertime in Swedish Lapland papers from Pion Design.  I also used the soft golden yellow paper from their new Flower Frames collection for the wheels. It was so much fun making this train and I was very happy with how it turned out.  I placed it on our fireplace mantle and also used it as a table centerpiece.   Each train piece is a box that can hold candy or gifts.  Check out this wonderful project on the Pazzles blog here.  As you scroll forward on the Pazzles Craft Room blog from the first engine piece, you will find the different train pieces and their cutting files and assembly instructions.  I believe you may have to have a Pazzles Craft Room membership to be able to access these train cutting files, but a Craft Room membership would be a wonderful Christmas gift to treat yourself to!  Pazzles also has the cutting files available in WPC, AI, and SVG formats.
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Advent Calendar

This Advent Calendar is one of the wonderful projects on the Crafter’s Companion website.  It has 24 drawers total, with 6 on each side of the box.  Although I do have the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Pro and can easily make the project with this tool, I decided that individually cutting and scoring 24 boxes and box covers was too time-consuming so I ended up making the project on the Pazzles Inspiration.  The annual Pazzles 12 day Christmas Challenge has started and the first project for the Challenge is the “Giant Rosette” which I’ve included on the box top.








Christmas Explosion Box

I was happy to get some new Pion Design papers this past weekend and made this box using one of their Silent Night Christmas sheets.  This particular paper has very soft, muted colors so I used a dark brown cardstock to help pull the colors out.  I included the Explosion Box WPC cutting file on my last post but here it is again.   I used the 3-layer concept once again for the 2013 month-by-month vintage calendar.  I think this project will make a great stocking stuffer!