Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects


Camera with Tutorial and Cutting Files







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!


File Folder Folio

I have another project with a tutorial that I’m excited to share with you today.  It’s for this file folder folio and the instructions and post can be found on the Pion Design Blog here.  It measures 7″x 9″ so it’s a great spacious size for storing cards and tags.  The project was made of card stock and then covered with the gorgeous purple papers of Pion Design’s My Precious Daughter.  

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Here is a peek of the inside of the project without decoration – these photos are part of the project tutorial that can be found on the Pion Design blog.   
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The string tie fastener is a Spare Parts product that I found at Hobby Lobby.  The chipboard piece for the front flap is from Dusty Attic and is called Corner Flourish #2 and can be found in my online shop.

Have a great weekend!


Calendar Cube

I have a wonderful project to share with you today.  I designed this calendar cube project specifically for the Pion Design Team so you can find the manual template and tutorial for it on the Pion Design blog here.  Download the WPC cutting file here.  The SVG cutting file can be found here.  The cube measures 3 1/4″ square and has 12 slots, 3 on each side, for each month of the year.  Small shelves inside the cube are positioned to support the calendar inserts.  The cube is decorated with the new Shoreline Treasures blue papers from Pion Design.  Each of the monthly inserts has a calendar on one side, and a gorgeous maritime vintage image from this collection on the other side.  When positioned on the top of the cube, both sides are visible.  I think this would make an excellent handmade gift and one that would be treasured.  Although it was designed to function as a unique calendar, you could also use it for recipes, photos, Bible verses, schedules, etc.

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The inserts were made using a Spellbinders die made longer than the insert to stop the insert at the edge of the slot when inserted.  Here is a photo of the cube without decoration:

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