Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Memory Book 1 - Seaside Album (part 1) - Lou Sims

Yep, still going through all my projects that I've yet to share and found all these photos. I made the album for the launch of the Tonic Studios Memory Book 1 die collection. I've split the posts otherwise it would be too photo heavy and way toooooooo long 😉

Below is the albums front cover and I have gone for a sea theme - I am very partial to anything nautical whether blinked to the beach or underwater. I've created the album body using the biggest die and all the pages have been attached using a spine, (my preferred way).

The photo below shows all the pages plus the spine (top view)

Front cover close ups:

Back cover plus closure:

Inside cover plus first page. Also showing the notebook that sits in the band plus a mini book that sits in top opening of the first page.

Second page with flap closed and then opened:

Third page with flap closed and then flap opened:

On my next Tonic Throwback Tuesday post, I'll share the rest of the book with you. If you would like to see a video of the book which Jodie Johnson shared on her 'Making Memories with Jodie' Facebook page, here is the link - 

This was a fabulous project to make and I can totally understand why the dies 'flew out' the door on their launch. Will try and link all the products used at the bottom of this post.

Until next Tuesday,

x x x

See Lou's original blog post here.

Gift Card/Money Holder Wallet Legacy Keeper Wallet Dies - Shilpa Saleh

Hello Friends!
I am really excited to share with you all this quick & easy tutorial on how to create the perfect gift card/money holder wallet for your friends & family, using the amazing Tonic Studios Legacy Keeper Wallet die set.

Shilpa x

Legacy Keeper Dies - Lou Sims

Well it's definitely been a busy 10 days for Tonic Studios as the company celebrates their 17th birthday. Jodie and Paula have been demoing like crazy on Hochanda and must now be completely 'explained out' 😌😍😁. The Legacy Keeper die set was this weekends, Weekend WOW and the last new launch of the birthday celebration. Below is one of my projects using this very versatile die collection ...

Taking away the decorative closure made using one of the larger layers, tags and
mixed media dies -  keys & locks ...

The main die is HUGE & completley, utterly, with doubt fills your A4 cutting plate! I've cut the base die from decorative card - from Crafter's Companion - but used the folds in a slightly different way. As you open up the book, the following is revealed ...

I have created a side pocket with the first folds and made 2 tags, with tabs, to fit inside. This doesn't have to be tags but any notes, keepsakes etc you want. On the smaller tab, I have used the wording that comes with the die set, as a decorative feature.

The middle panel has been decorated with the word die and layered with white card to add your photos. I also cut another panel in gold, insetting the gold letters ...

Finally the last panel. I have used the small circle die to create holes to thread twine through, which in turn ties up at the front.

If you open the front, it reveals a note book and photo mat area. The note book was made by taking one of hte edge dies and placing it slightly over a pieces of folded papers. Cut the number of notebook pages you want and then tie to the Legacy Keepsake book with whatever you wish; in my case Nuvo twine.

A fun way to use the dies and create a new purpose for them. Adored all the DTs samples and it was fabulous seeing all the different ways everybody interpretted the dies and their use.

Sunday means domestic goddess day and not my favourite say of the week ...,

x x x

See Lou's original blog post here.

Mini Album Remember - Edna Taylor

Hi and welcome to the blog today.

I have another mini album to share, one that I made a wee while ago and more as a reference to myself than for any good reason. 😄

I made it using the Tonic Studios Memory Book 2 layering die set and the Spine set that accompanies it.

The papers are from a Mix and Match pad from the Works called Sweet Garden Roses and I have to say that the value is exceptional. I used just about half of one 12 x 12" pad for this album.

The plain card stock is from the DoCrafts Capsule collection - Eau de Nil that just matched the papers perfectly.

The metal embellishments are from China bought on Amazon and are fabulous for decoration and as I found great for the ends of the ribbon ties to keep them from fraying.

I've used various Tonic dies to enhance the pages.

The spine using one of the layering dies from the Memory Book 1 collection

Inside are all manner of pockets, flips and flaps revealing journalling spots and places to tuck your photos etc.

I have included pull outs on most of the pages, great for larger pics as well. 

The little tucked in booklets also provide more space for photos or little secret messages. 

I've used an EK Success punch for the edges and the Tonic photo die on these pages

Of course an album needs a waterfall and I've made this one using the dies from the MB 1 collection again.

The pull out on the facing page provides lots more room for those all important pics.

Lots of flips and flaps and photo mats on these two pages

A removable booklet and more pull outs for these pages

Photo spots and a pocket for more mini booklets completes the pages

The back of the album

I hope you enjoy this one. It's the Mummy to the baby legacy keeper I posted before.

Thank you for calling in.

Have a super week! 

See Edna's original blog post here.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Legacy Keeper Dies to make an album page - Louise Sims

Hi everyone. Have you been enjoying Tonic Studios 17th birthday celebrations on Hochanda? Oh my goodness, so many wonderful die collections and Nuvo products to choose from, each as much fun to 'play' with ... oh yes they are, trust me 😏😍😉

This weekend, Jodie is launching a set of dies called 'Legacy Keeper' which are part of the Memory Book range. For my first project share using these dies, I have used them to create an album page for this album - made using Memory Book 2  ...

The front is decorated with the new Treasured Tome A4 embossing folder creating an embossed acetate layer on top. Gotta go off topic here and say did you see Jodie & Janice trying to pronounce the embossing folders name? So very funny ...! Okay, back to the album ... I often create an acetate layer to act as a protective cover to the front of my albums especially if you have a photograph on the front.

For the album I created a double sided page, backing 2 of the Legacy Keepers on to each other, joining on 3 sides only to incorporate an inner pocket which opens at the top. Below is the first page showing all the flaps closed with a decorative panel ...

Open the decorative panel to reveal a photo mat on the back and all the other flaps ...

Each flap has been decorated back & front with either white card or papers, all held in to place with magnets. Plus I just couldn't waste those wonderful letters ...!

Turning over, is another page using the Legacy Keeper but this time without a panel. This shows you can add as much or as little as you like to your pages ...

 Again, if you open the panels, a large mat layer ready for a photograph ...

Jodie demo'd this page on Hochanda but added her own twist: brilliant as this gives you yet another idea of how to use them to make an interactive 'flip flap' page.

What's been your favourite product from the 17th Birthday launches? I think I've 'decided decided', then change my mind as so many wonderful items to choose from ... lol.
Back soon to share more Legacy Keeper projects,

x x x

See Lou's original blog post here.

Legacy Keeper Mini Album - Edna Taylor

Hi and welcome to the blog.

Look what I found on my phone! I'd forgotten about this wee one.

I loved making these and the bonus is that they can be made for any theme you like.

I've used Designer paper from The Works and some plain card stock from a stack by DoCrafts - the Capsule Eau de Nil collection which blended with it perfectly.

The ribbon is also from the collection.

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I love the way you can make little pockets with the die provided and add words cut into your card stock. These would also be perfect for a lot of other crafty projects.

There is so much to choose from in this die set and I hope if you have secured yours you will have half as much fun as I did making these. 

Have a good day! 

Edna x

See Edna's original blog post  here.