Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Paula Pascual - Tonic Studios | Gift Box Paper Decoration

What's better than make a plain gift box to look stunning with some die cut elements.

I used the Vibrant Damask Patterned PanelsSent with Love and Sunburst Ganazia dies from Tonic Studios.
I die cut twice the Damask vertically,  linking the pattern on the short edge to create a continuous pattern. then I glued the top and bottom to the edge of the lid to create an arch effect.

Of course I added some Nuvo Glitter drops, these in Pink Champagne and Honey Gold.

Finally I added the sentiment using the Sent with Love.

Pink, white and black. Pretty!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Claire Rhodes-Brandon - One hexagon die-cut...

50 Today - Victoria Dalziel

Good Evening,

Welcome to my blog! 

Today I am going to share with you a hexagonal box using the Blockbuster from Tonic Studios Hexagonal and alphabet dies available from create and craft.

Dies used :- Alphabet die sets
Scalloped circles layering basics
Hexagonal  layering die sets
Beautiful Blooms die sets

This is the base
Made from A4 card stock trim the card down to :-
11" 3/4 x 7" 3/4
Score at 1"7/8 , 3 3/4 , 5" 5/8 , 7" 1/2, 9" 3/8 ,11" 1/4
Then rotate so the card is long ways in front of you and score at 2" 1/2
Fold and burnish all the score lines to the  horizontal score line then cut out the small wedge  as you look at this template the bottom left corner this is cut away.
Now you need to cut up each score line up to the short score line mark this will be to fold your base .

This is what it should look like once the small flap is cut off and you have cut up to the score line 5 times across the bottom.
I glue all my boxes with wet glue but it's up to you if you prefer tape,now when you place glue on the tab the box folds over to meet the flap once that is dry I roll a piece of card and place it inside so you have something to work against when your folding the base.

This is with a roll of paper inside it does help when folding the base

Then I fold the opposite flaps on each other and glue

This is the base before you add a hexagonal die cut to cover the workings
Box lid
Card measures:- 
11" 3/4  x  4"
Score long side at 2",  3" 7/8,  5" 3/4,  7"5/8 , 9" 1/2,  11" 3/8
The first panel is slightly bigger than the rest this is to make the lid slightly larger than the base and for it to sit right.
Score on the short side at 2" 1/2. 
Fold and burnish the score lines like before then cut up each score line along the long side and again cutting off a tab as indicated in the photo.
This is the lid, now as before glue the opposite flaps to get the right shape

Opposite flaps glue on top of each other

This is what the lid should look like when finished

Finished box now to cover all the workings you need to cut the 3rd size down in the Hexagon die set I cut 4 of these out one for the lid top the inside of the lid and also the base and inside the base, this just leaves a very neat finish to the box.

I hope that you can follow my instructions if not leave me a message in the comments and I will answer as best I can but now the fun part in decorating the box.

Have fun everyone 

Victoria Dalziel - Love is in the air....

Good afternoon everyone,welcome to my blog.

Today I have a card to share with you using the Alphabet dies from Tonic Studios Blockbuster available from create and craft.

This is for anyone that didn't get a valentine card xx

Until next time 

Chic - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

Didn't I say these Basic layering dies were a lot of fun!

I've used the Octagonal die set to make this dinky easel card - they don't all have to be huge! 😃

I've used feather from the Chepstow Bonnet Millinery die set 
Attraction Upper Case Simple Type alphabet
Octagonal layering die set

The decorative papers, card stock and image are from Hunkydory's 'Deco Delights' collection

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

Keren Baker - Love Tag Card

Hi everyone! 
As Valentine's Day is nearly here, I thought I'd create something that is perfect for anyone special. Not everyone has someone they want to send a Valentine too, but all of us have that special someone or friend that we could let know how much they mean to us.

Tonic Studios Supplies

Verso Love From Tag Die set
Other supplies: coloured cardstock and silver cardstock, red and white twine. White gel pen
First up, die cut the Budding Vine panel onto white card and die cut an oval from it. This way you get to stretch your dies and create new ways of using them.
2. After that, add some watercolour effect to the die cut image using the Nuvo Brush Script pens. Simply scribble a little of each colour onto an acrylic block and pick up the colour using a waterbrush.
3. Colour in as much as the image as you want, adding more colour to areas for greater depth.
4. Attach to another die cut oval piece of white cardstock and add to a card blank. Punch a hole in the top and add twine through. Add a die cut sentiment. I cut mine once out of silver card and once from white cardstock, adding more watercolour Brush script pen colour to the heart which I added over the silver sentiment.

This easy project could be used as a tag for decorating a beautifully boxed treat and if you change up the colours or dies, it could be more masculine or feminine but I've kept the colour scheme fairly unisex on this project. I hope you have a go at using these gorgeous Brush Script pens to create multi coloured layers.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Keren x

Friday, 10 February 2017

Guest Post - Maria Sabina - You Give me Butterflies

Hello and Wecome to my blog!

I got inspired by the saying '' You give me butterlifes''. 

I used Patterned Panels – Vibrant Damask – 1330E for the butterfly shape to cut that shape twice from two different glitter papers and used the inlaid technique. 

To create the glitter paper, I used doubled sided tape with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Spiced Apricot – 727N and Sparkle Dust – Cinnamon Spice – 543N. I used heart dies to cut out the heart shape from the glitter paper and then put the same heart diecut through the Patterned Panels – Vibrant Damask – 1330E die and cut out the ''butterfly ''shape once again. 

For the buterfly glitter part I used Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Mirrorball – 719N.

To finish off the card I used Glitter Drops – Pink Champagne – 766N.

Maria Sabina from Lollyrot Scrapbooking