Monday, 30 November 2015

Miss You Already – Tonic Mini Decorative Dies and Stamps Sets - Mandy

                                     Hi Everyone

MJ here – hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Tonight’s project is in Black, Grey and White for a timeless classic look.  I hope you like it.


What MJ Did
  1. Start with an 8” x 8” white card blank.
  2. Cut a piece of grey card to 7 7/8” x 7 7/8” square.  Glue to front of card.
  3. Cut a black piece of card to 7 7/8” x 7 7/8” square.  Take the large die from the Garland Terrace set and tape into centre of panel.  Run through a die cutting machine.  Repeat this twice more on either side of the centre cut out.  Then choose an embossing folder and emboss this card.
  4. Place the black card square over the grey square and mark where the apertures are.
  5. Using the large die once again die cut it 3 times.  Glue these die cuts into position matching with pencil marked areas.
  6. Next add 3D foam tape to rear of black card piece.  Attach onto front of card lining up the apertures.
  7. Cut 2 of the small fancy plates from black card and attach to card as in picture.
  8. Stamp a greeting onto white card and die cut.  Take the small outer die and using a pencil draw around the outside edge.  Cut this out with scissors to act as back layer.  Glue together and stick in centre panel with 3D foam.
  9. Using the corner die from the Floral Fancy set, cut 2 in white and 2 in grey card.  Shadow the white pieces onto the grey pieces.  Glue to front of card.
  10. Add a bow to finish.  Enjoy!

What MJ  Used
Decorative Mini – Garland Terrace – 1165E
Decorative Mini – Everyday Stamp Set – 1162E
Decorative Mini – Floral Fancy – 1163E
Crafters Glue Gun – 353e
Funky Glue Pen – 29.5ml – 421E
Crafters Glue Gun – 6 Glue Sticks – 354E
Tonic’s Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

                          We hope you have been inspired.

Popping By

It's Your Big Day - Claire

Today's card is made using Tonic Studio's Chalkboard Die and Stamp Set – It’s Your Big Day and Special Occasion. This is a really lovely versatile sentiment die which could be used for many occasions, for both men and woman and young and old. Definitely one to add to your 'go to' sentiment dies.
​I'll add instructions later on what I did.

Hugs & Kisses - Victoria

Good afternoon,well i dont know about you but i had to do a little shopping earlier and my goodness it was so busy then i realised its black friday so shoppers were finding themselves some bargains.
Todays card is from Tonic Studio's Birthday Wishes Indulgence chalkboard Die & Stamp set.

Dies used Tonic :-

Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Die & Stamp Sets
Scalloped square layering Set
Boudoir Square base set
Flower from the Flora Frames Set
Finesse Floral Frond Die set

The card is an 8"x8"
With matting and layering i distressed the edges with a Tim holtz Disressed ink,Milled Lavender and finished the card adding white nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today,and i hope that i have inspired you to go and have a play with your dies.

Until next time hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

Victoria xx

Friday, 27 November 2015

Tangled Trellis Duo - Edna

Good morning.
Thank you for calling in today.
I have two cards to share using the gorgeous Tangled Trellis Mini Strip die set.

Other Tonic products used -
From Me to You stamped sentiment
Pearl Crystal drops
Candy Pink Pure Sheen glitter
Essentials Magnificent Magenta card stock
Nuvo pen #453

I die cut the panel from the centre of the white card mat and raised it with 3D foam onto the pink back layer.
I inset the decorative accent into the space to give some dimension and added the greeting, 3D'd to this layer to match the height of the front panel.
I added the two decorative strips to this panel and finished with the pearl drops and a ribbon and twine bow topped with a pink dazzler.

My second card uses just the decorative panel from the die set.

Tonic products used -
Ebony Crystal drops
Brilliant Blues Essentials card stock

I die cut the panel and inset the contrasting colour accent into the aperture.
Each panel is backed with matt silver metallic card stock. I cut a decorative panel in the blue and placed it in the centre fold of the card to tie the two panels together. 
I added the From me to you greeting and a large organza bow to finish.

Catch you soon!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hugs & Kisses - Claire

Sharing a simple card today that was made using Tonic Studios Chalkboard Die and Stamp Set - Birthday Wishes.

As always, these dies cut beautifully, the sentiment. is so fine and yet it just falls out of the die - good old reliable Tonic :)

Mini Decorative Dies and Stamps – From Me to You - Mandy

                                      Hi Everyone

Yes it’s MJ again back with another of the cards I made for Tonic’s launch of the Mini Decorative Dies and you loved them on launch!
I decide to go with brown, teal and white this time.  I hope you like it.

MDS Nov 15 2

What I Did
  1. Create an 8” x 8” brown card blank.
  2. Cut a white square at 6” x 6”.  Then cut a teal square to the same size. Using a Super Trimmer cut an aperture from the centre of the teal piece leaving 3/8” border around..  Mount the teal frame onto the white square using 3D foam.
  3. Using the main design piece cut 2 in teal and 2 in white.  Glue a teal die cut onto a white one shadowing them slightly.  Then cut each one half lengthways.  Glue these pieces flat onto the card front around the raised frame.
  4. Cut the corner piece out twice in brown and twice in white. Glue and shadow the pieces with the white on top to make two corner pieces.  Add to opposite corners of frame.
  5. Using the ???? die cut a brown base plate and rectangle decorative inner frame and then cut the filigree frame in teal card. You will need to cut out the centre panel of the teal frame using the decorative inner frame.  Glue the pieces together.  Add to front of card with 3D foam bringing it level with frame.
  6. Stick the small brown rectangle decorative frame through the aperture onto the card base.
  7. Stamp using Versamak ink, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat.  Once cool use the coordinating die to cut the greeting panel out.  Glue onto a piece of brown card and cut around to leave a narrow border. Mount to centre of card with 3D foam.
  8. Add Crystal drops to finish. Enjoy!

What I Used
Decorative Mini – Tangled Trellis – 1164E
Decorative Mini – Floral Fancy – 1163E
Decorative Mini – Everyday Stamp Set – 1162E
Indulgence Die & Stamp Set – Friends Are Forever – 1037e
Tonic Studios The Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
Nuvo Embossing Powder – Classic Gold – 600N
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – White

                          We hope you have been inspired.
Popping By

Mini Strip Die Duo #2 - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
May I just say a big thank you to my new followers. I really hope you enjoy your visits and find something to interest and inspire you when you call.

I have two more sample cards to share from the recent Tonic POTD
using the Mini Strip set 'Floral Fancy'.

This one has to be my favourite - I just love the combination and the gorgeous swirl panel in the centre.
I've also used Ebony Crystal Drops to embellish and a dazzler using the Pure Sheen Charcoal glitter.
The black and white card stock is from the Essentials Monochrome pack.

I kept this one very simple to showcase the beautiful intricacy of these dies and added lots of dimension by raising the black panels onto 3D foam. I've covered the borders with Charcoal glitter and I think you can just catch some of the sparkle in this pic.

I love the versatility of this set. In the second card I've used the edges to frame the images for a wedding / anniversary/ engagement card.
I've also used Tonic's Satin metallic card to add a more gentle nod to bling.
The bride and groom are from the Tonic Silhouette die range.

The stamped sentiment also from the Mini Strip collection is heat embossed with Tonic Gold emb. powder. and I've added some Gold Crystal drops and a double bow to finish. 

I hope you enjoy these two versions of the Floral Fancy die set today.

Thank you for calling in!