Friday, 24 June 2016

Envelope album tutorial using Tonic Studios' Delicate Embrace dies - Ruth

I've made a photo tutorial showing how to make an envelope album using the Tonic Studios Delicate Embrace die set. I have made it with 4 envelopes but you can add as many as you like. You could also decorate it in various ways eg with patterned paper, or by using the patterned dies in the "verso" way to cut the pattern into the card leaving a lacy effect.

You will need ;
Tonic Studios Delicate Embrace die set
blue card
white card
Funky Glue
double sided tape
Felicity Butterfly die set
Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
A4 die cutting machine

How to make it:
1. Place the largest die from the set on the blue card and pass through your die cutting machine.

2. This will cut out the shape and deboss the folds.

 3. Fold in the sides and put a line of glue along the outer edges.

4. Fold up the bottom and stick to the glue on the sides. Fold over the top.

5. Die cut the scalloped triangular die on white card.

6. Tape the patterned die on top and pass through the die cutting machine.

7. Glue the resulting patterned shape onto  the envelope flap.

8. Die cut the plain rectangle from white card.

9. Add detail with the patterned die.

10. Glue this to the front of the envelope.

 11. Cut out 3 more envelopes (or more if you like).

12. Score two of the other envelopes at 2mm from the top fold and the other at 3mm.

13. Glue the envelopes together as shown.

 14. Cut out the shape above from blue card and also from white card.

 15. Cut out the detail on the blue shape.

 16. Glue the patterned blue shape on top of the white plain shape.

17. Add double sided tape as shown.

 18. Cut out 3 more white rectangles and add detail using the same patterned die in different configurations. Add the last shape from stage 17. to the far right panel as shown.

19. Make 4 more patterned triangles as before and glue to the inside of the pocket album as shown above.

20. Fold concertina style so that the flap from the first envelope will tuck into  the back envelope.

 21.Glue a long length of ribbon to the centre of the envelope front. Die cut the two ovals from the set - the larger one from blue card and the smaller one from white card. Layer these and glue on top of the ribbon. Add a layered Felicity Butterfly on top. Add Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops to the butterfly and centres of the flowers.

22. Tie the ribbon at the back.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Rococo Christmas - Edna Taylor

Good afternoon and welcome to the blog today.

I have another Christmas Rococo die card to share today using the newly launched Tonic Studios range.

Tonic products used - 
Holly Bouquet
Mini Wreath decorations
Christmas Cracker sentiment
Pinhole layering squares
Circle layering dies
Blue Lagoon Crystal drops
Ice White Pure Sheen glitter
Platinum Mousse for spritzing

I used the Holly Wreath as my base and cut lots of little snowflakes to decorate. The Ice White glitter really gives that snowy look. 

I think this picture shows the effect of the spritzing very well.
The mousse is such a versatile product - you can use it as a texture paste, paint, spritz with it, use it for gilding effects and so much more. It's one of my most favourite products!

Thank you for joining me today.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Baby's First Christmas - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Today sees the launch of the new Christmas Rococo collection from Tonic Studios.
For my card today I decided to use the really sweet Baby Rudolph to make a Baby's First Christmas Card.

There's a good selection of dies in this collection that will enable you to make cards for for young and old, fun or traditional, the choice is yours :)

Hope you manage to catch some of the shows over the next few days.
You will see lots of inspiration over on Blog Tonic.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Rococo Christmas - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning crafters, well it does seem a while since my last blog post have been very busy working away on future launches and having an absolute blast some fantastic things coming in the future I'm such a tease I know so without further a do,today at 12 noon we see the rococo Christmas launch pick of the week with jodie on create and craft and this set were so much fun to create with such cute characters in this set but also very classic cards aswell

Dies used :-
Christmas Rococo - Holly Bouquet
Merry Christmas sentiment from the small cracker die set
Circle layering die sets

I just went for something simple and elegant with this card, it would be lovely for a baby's first Christmas ,the Holly Bouquet I cut a couple of times and layered them together then added sparkle with the glitter nuvo drops.
Dies used :-
Christmas rococo- Happy penguin
Merry Christmas from the bottle wrap

This is a stepper type card and the Happy penguins just look like there having a good old merry dance the 2 outer penguins I decided to trim away there bobble hats just to add a little more interest but you can get very artistic with these fabulous characters.

Thank you for popping in today and hope to see you soon as I have more cards from this collection to share with you all

Victoria xx

Ssssh! It's Christmas time! - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

It's time for a little Christmas fun as we see the launch of the Tonic Studios Rococo Christmas dies in the Pick of the Week on Create & Craft.
Look out for Jodie's demos at 12.00 noon, 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm and 10.00 pm today

I'm sharing the little Happy Penguin die today.

Tonic Products used - 
Twisting Veranda - card base and layers
Christmas Header die for the sentiment
Rococo Happy Penguin
Christmas Wishes paper collection
English Mustard Nuvo drops
Pure Sheen Diamond glitter
Nuvo alcohol pens 403, 391 (beak) 

I'm sure you will love these cute little dies. There is also a Baby Rudolph, Jolly Santa, Festive Robin, Snowy Postbox, Holly Wreath, Santa's Helper, Mini Wreath decorations, Joyful Snowman and Fern Garland plus some old favourites. It's not to be missed! :) 

Thank you for joining me today.

x X x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A little message for you.. - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Today I'm sharing another card made using the new Sweet Nothings collection form Tonic Studios latest launch.  I've used the
Secret Whispers die set for this. I had so many ideas for a card using this little envelope but couldn't quite settle on which I was going to do first, until I came across this notecard - it was just perfect!

I've used the die for a few other projects which I hope to share on here soon :)

Friday, 3 June 2016

Male Rococo and Framed Screen dies - Edna

Hello and welcome to the blog today.

I'm continuing to share my samples for the Tonic Studios Framed Screen and Male Rococo dies today.
Two more cards for the men in your life. :) 

Tonic Products used - 
Today is all About You die and stamp set for the sentiment
Rococo Football, American Football, Studded Boots
Uncle from the Family Member die set
Stitched square die and emboss set
Woodland Green Crystal drops 

A pic to show the dimension on the card.

My second card features the fab Rococo Vintage car die.

Tonic Products used - 
Bowscale Layering dies for the card base
Framed Screen Zig Zag die
Rococo Vintage Car
Sentiments from the Miniature Moments collection
Essentials Gracious Greys and Monochrome card stock
Romantic Cottage card stock
Metallic card stock 

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a good one!