Tara's Craft Studio

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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!


Easter Baskets





Hi!  Today, I’ve posted handmade chipboard Easter baskets I’ve made for each of my four granddaughters using Pion Design’s Easter Greetings collection.  I tried to use most of the colors of the collection and think I got them all except for the greens.  This is certainly a lovely pastel paper collection and fits right in with Spring time.  You can find these baskets featured on Pion Design’s blog here. Best wishes for everyone to have a great week!


Easter Chest

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I loved making this project with papers from Pion Design’s new collection Easter Greetings.  It’s constructed from chipboard.   I have also recently been inspired to expand my crafting boundaries to include decorative wood trim.  I love wood trim as a design element and have several more upcoming projects where I’ve used it.  So I found the wood trim at a craft store, purchased an inexpensive miter saw to cut it with, painted it, and lovingly added it to this special chest made for my newest baby granddaughter Emily Ruth.  This chest can also be found on the March 9 Pion Design Blog here.
Best wishes for everyone to have a great week!