Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Venetian Jester Mask

Hi!  I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the transition of the seasons!  I used the “Summer Falls Into Autumn” Pion Design papers to make this project. This post can also be found on the Pion Design Blog for Sept. 23 here. This Venetian Jester Mask was easy to make – just pick up a plain, inexpensive, plastic white mask from your local craft store and then cut pieces of different papers to glue on the front of the mask.  Outline each of the different pieces with gemstones.  Make the top jester flaps by doubling thick cardstock and then adhere the longer triangular ends of each flap to the top of the mask so that the pointed ends can be bent forward and downward.  I used the matching, sturdy Pion Design Palette for the flaps.  Glue ribbon on each side of the mask to be able to tie the mask around the back of the head.  Decorate with lace trim, gemstones, flowers, and bells.  This project is a fast and easy one – perfect for Halloween or a masquerade party!

Pion Design is releasing another Christmas paper collection!  It promises to be just as beautiful and special as all their other collections, and I’ve included a preview of this upcoming collection.
Pion Design proudly presents Christmas Wishes, a traditional Christmas collection embracing the magic of the holiday! More information coming soon!

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Pastel Windmills

Hello!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer!  Pion Design has released several new paper collections and this project is from their “Patchwork of Life” beautiful collection.  I designed and cut these windmills using the Pazzles Inspiration.  You can find this project on the Pion Design blog here.

I am enclosing images of their new collections along with links.

Love is the thread in the patchwork of life, gently sewn with hope and dreams. In the new amazingly patterned collection Patchwork of Life, we get to follow Emma and catch a glimpse of her life and memories, as they are stitched together in a quilt that lasts forever. With paper names such as When I was little, Being a grandmother, Graduation dress and Baby blanket you know that this is a collection perfect for preserving highlights and memories of your family’s life!

Patchwork of Life consists of 13 papers in the size 12×12”, including one image sheet, as well as 4 single sided papers in 12×12” with 4 designs in 6×6”. Within the collection Pion Design Palette you will find heavier weight papers that will make a perfect match.

As the leaves turn, the days are filled with golden moments and with Pion Design’s new collection Summer Falls into Autumn it will be easy to preserve some of these highlights. Whether you are crafting a card for Thanksgiving or documenting your day in the forest, this is the perfect collection! With its warm hues and gorgeous patterns it will inspire numerous projects, and with paper names as September morning, Apple orchard and October harvest you are certain to capture all of nature’s beauty this season!

Summer Falls into Autumn consists of 13 papers in the size 12×12”, including one image sheet, as well as 4 single sided papers in 12×12” with 4 designs in 6×6”. Within the collection Pion Design Palette you will find heavier weight papers that will make a perfect match.

The Pion Design collection Long ago in Bethlehem is embracing the joy of Christmas, inspired by the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of baby Jesus. This collection is brimming with spirited patterns and images of angels, stars and bible verses. With paper names such as Nativity, Blessings and Glory you are certain to capture the magic and wonder of Christmas!

Long ago in Bethlehem consists of 13 papers in the size 12×12”, including one image sheet, as well as 4 single sided papers in 12×12” with 4 designs in 6×6”. Within the collection Pion Design Palette you will find heavier weight papers that will make a perfect match.

Adventure awaits with the new Pion Design collection Legends of the SeaInspired by numerous legends of pirate ships and mermaids, this collection will have you dreaming of a life at sea with its salty winds and hidden secrets. Featuring rich hues of blue and brown combined with images and patterns in a nautical theme,
Legends of the Sea makes the perfect backdrop for every crafting project this season.
Time to get on board and create your own everyday story!

Legends of the Sea consists of 13 papers in the size 12×12”, including one image sheet, as well as 4 single sided papers in 12×12” with 4 designs in 6×6”.
Within the collection Pion Design Palette you will find heavier weight papers that will make a perfect match.

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Blue Organizer

I love the color of the blue in Pion Design’s collection The Songbird’s Secret.  It is a turquoise blue and is so soft and beautiful.  This project has slits in the sides of the box for the borders of the organizer cards to pass through as a decorative element.  There are six organizer cards inside to separate cards, tags, notes, or coupons.  There’s a hidden small magnet to keep the lid closed.  This project can also be found on Pion Design’s March 22 blog post here.  The die used for this project is Heartfelt Creations Cut & Emboss Die, Regal Borders & Pockets and it is one of my favorite dies!  I love the elegance of that die!
Enjoy the day!
Tara