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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sneak Peek - Tonic Studios Brand New Dot and Drops Dies

Hi Everyone

Here's another Sneak Peek this time showcasing the Brand New Dot and Drop Dies.  I don't know about you but I find it hard to apply my dots with even gaps!  But these new dies are great to make this so easy and the designs are fabulous.  They surely will add that special professional looking finish to your projects.

Join Jodie Tonic Johnson on Create & Craft TV this Monday 20/3/17 8am.



What I Used

Tonic Studios Dot and Drop Dies
Tonic Studios Large Layering Die – Ornate Frame – 1111E
Tonic Studios Miniature Moments Die – Sent with Love – 1254E
Tonic Studios Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Melia – 1286E
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection – Ebony Black – 650n
Tonic Studios Tangerine Die cutting Machine - 147E
Tonic Studios Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – 200N
Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens – Autumn Woodland – 890N


What I Did
  • Create a 7" square black card blank layer with green card.  Next cut a square of scrapbook paper.
  • Use one of the dies to add dot impressions onto top scrapbook paper layer. 
  • Distress the edges of the papers with a thread cutter and then add a little Aqua flow Black ink using a piece of foam around the edges.
  • Cut two tag shapes using the smaller dies in the Ribbons and Bows Die Set.  Distress with the thread cutter and add ink around the edges.  Die cut the dot and drop placement into one tag.
  • Take Nuvo Black Gloss Drops and dot over all marked areas created by dies.  Leave to dry.
  • Once dots are dry mount the square onto card front and attach the tags.
  • Die cut a frame from green card using the Ornate Ovals dies and also a fancy frame in black card.  Add 3D foam pads to rear of layered frame and attach to card front.
  • Die cut the greeting from black and yellow card, shadow and add to card,
  • Die cut some flowers from yellow card and tone down with the Aquaflow pens.  Die cut the leaves and add some veins using a ball tool.
  • Build the flowers and add them to the card front to finish.

The unique Dot & Drop dies offer both a decorative design and a handy guideline for using your Crystal, Glitter, Jewel and Glow Drops. The beautiful swirling patterns, strips and corners provide accurate placement for these Nuvo products, transforming your creations into something special. By placing a drop on each deboss mark..., you can easily achieve a perfect finish to your card or paper craft project. Where there’s a dot, place a drop!

We hope you have been inspired.

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Sneak Peek - NEW from Tonic Studios - Rococo City Scenes Die Sets


Hello Everyone

I hope you can join Jodie Tonic Johnson on Create & Craft TV this Monday from 8am for Tonic Studios Brand New Rococo City Scenes together with Dot and Drop Die Sets and Glow in the Dark Drops.  A lot for you all in one set of shows!  Wow!

Introducing the brand new Rococo City Scene die sets and stamps, perfect for your travel based cards and projects.

• These dies are perfect centrepieces for jetsetters
• Featuring well known landmarks and features
• Highly Illustrated die sets that are perfect for focal points of card projects.

Today I am sharing a little Rococo City Scenes Die Set project and I have chosen the London Landmarks set to work with.  So let's have some fun..... :)






What I Used

Tonic Studios Rococo Travel Die Set - London Landmarks – 1628E
Tonic Studios Rococo Travel Die Set - City Skyline – 1631E
Tonic Studios Jetsetter Passport Stamp Sets
Tonic Studios Dimensions – Kings Cross – 765E
Tonic Studios Essential Card Pack – Gracious Grey 216GSM – 790E
Tonic Studio Funky Glue 29.5ml – 421E
Tonic Studios Tangerine Die Cutting Machine - 147E
Acetate


   1628E_PACKED_1000_RGB  1631E_PACKED_1000_RGB

What I Did
  • Using the Kings Cross Bag die cut it twice in dark grey card.  Stamp the chosen images in black in onto bag pieces and assemble bag.  Line the inside top, base and sides with printed or stamped paper.  Add handle and embellishments to corners.
  • Die cut two cityscape pieces one in black and the other in dark grey.
  • Die cut Tower Bridge in mid grey, London eye and The Gherkin in pale grey and Big Ben in a stone colour.
  • Cut 5 strips of acetate at 3/8" wide by width of bag plus 1/4" tab at either end of this strip.
  • Tape the die cut pieces onto the acetate strips.
  • Next arrange and attach the strips into the bag base using DS tape on tabs.
  • Using the Jetsetter/Passport stamps, stamp chosen words and cut out.  Also stamp the plane in black, cut out and add to bag lid in background.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sneak Peek #3 - NEW Tonic Studios Shadow Box Creation Die Set - Beach Hut Drawers

Hello Everyone

Hope you are liking all the Sneak Peeks from me and the Design Team at Tonic Studios - we absolutely love these sets!

Today I am sharing a project I made using the Shadow Box Die Set but this time I have made a set of drawers. It will make a great gift filled with chocolate....mmmmmm but maybe that is just me though...lol

So let's start.......





What I Used

Tonic Studios Shadow Box Creation Die Set - 1635E
Tonic Studios Gingerbread House Die Set - 747E
Tonic Studios Essentials – Attraction Simple Type – Upper Case – 1682E
Tonic Studios Cotton Papers
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Card - Ivory White A4 216gsm – 9015E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen - 421E
Double-Sided Scrapbook Papers
Wooden Buttons





What I Did
  • Die cut three Shadow Boxes from your chosen paper - I used double-sided scrapbook paper so that the inside of the boxes were lined.  Glue each of the long sides first and then glue the short ends into place to form your boxes.
  • Cut the beach hut front and back pieces from the scrapbook paper using the Gingerbread House Die Set.  Then cut strips of paper for the side walls and the roof. Glue the pieces together to form the hut.  Cut a mat with the coordinating die from Gingerbread House set.
  • To make drawer wraps - here I used a box making scoreboard on the bottom right-hand side.  Cut a piece of card at 3 7/8" x 10".  Each time you score, fold and butt the fold against board edge. Score at 5/8" - 5/8" - 7 1/8" - 5/8" - 5/8".  Cut another piece of car to 3 7/8" x 7 1/8" and glue into position to form box wrap.  Repeat this three times then glue one on top of other to form chest of drawers.
  • Cut card and decorative paper to size for the sides and top of the drawers holder and glue into position.  This will make it nice and firm.
  • Take some pale blue card and tear a piece to fit across left-hand corner.  Glue to top of drawer unit.  Next use some sand coloured card and tear a piece to fit the corner slightly smaller than the blue piece.  Glue in place.
  • Add Beach Hut to top of drawer unit. 
  • Glue some buttons onto drawer fronts as handles.
  • Die cut some letters from the alphabet set, shadow and add to top of drawers.
  • To finish add some art stones, small shells etc (which I didn't have in my stash!)
  • Enjoy!





Sneak Peek Two - NEW Tonic Studios Shadow Box Creation Die Set - In the Past Frames

Hello Everyone

I'm back with another Sneak Peek of the NEW Tonic Studios Shadowbox Creations Dies Set - it is so versatile.  You create cards, frames, boxes and draws to mention a handful.

Today I am sharing my In the Past Frames - this project is ideal for a really special Mother's Day or birthday project and it is so easy to make with this set of dies as you have everything you need to add those gorgeous professional finishing touches.

So let's get started.......




What I Used

Tonic Studios Shadow Box Creation Die Set - 1635E
Tonic Studios Shadow Box Insert Dies Set
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Card - A4 216gsm – Bright White - 9016E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen - 421E
Tonic Studio Layering Butterfly Die Set – 530E
Green and Pink Spotty Card
Vintage Pictures
Pink Plain Card


What I Did

  • Cut two shadowboxes in pink spotty and two in plain pink card.  Glue to form frames - construct the frame by sticking the long sides first, then the shorter ones in place. 
  • Cut four detailed insert frames from the brilliant white card keeping the cut out centre pieces for later.  Also cut two solid spotty frames and two solid pink frames.  Glue the detailed frame pieces to the solid frames. 
  • Next cut three 1" wide strips of card from scrap left and score down the length at 1/2" and fold in half.  Glue the left-hand side of the folded strip to the right-hand side of a spotty box.  Then glue the second half of the strip to the front left-hand side of a plain pink box.
  • To attach the third spotty box repeat the step above but glue to the back of the boxes.  Then the last strip will repeat and glue to the front again.  The boxes will now concertina fold.  Cut pink spotty rectangle panels to fit rear of boxes so that the strips are covered on the back of the project.
  • To cover the glued strips adhere the decorative frames to the front of the boxes.
  • Take the brilliant white rectangles that were removed from the detailed frames earlier, and glue them inside the boxes.
  • Cut two of the detailed inner panels from plain pink card and two solid panels from the green spotty card.  Choose the images you want, glue to rear of picture apertures.  Glue the green spotty card to the rear of the inner aperture panel and add to inside of boxes.
  • Cut two ovals out to act as a vase base.  Die cut the flowers from the new sets, layer together to form the flower heads.  Die cut the leaves.  Glue in position and add butterflies to finish.
  • Enjoy!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sneak Peek - Tonic Studios - NEW ShadowBox Creation Dies Set - For Dad

Hi Everybody

Tonic Studios have done it again with the Brand New Shadowbox Creations Die sets.  It's a whopper of a die with loads in the pack.  There is a total of 38 dies some cut and some deboss - brilliant!  Join Jodie on Friday 3rd March at 9am on Create & Craft TV.

This incredible bundle contains 38 craft dies, including:

• 1 frame base die
• 8 deboss sentiment dies
• 2 ribbon slit dies
• 9 deboss decorative element dies
• 12 mini layering dies designed to perfectly cut your photos for use with our Shadowbox Insert Die Sets
• 4 hanger / stand dies
• 2 full cut decorative element dies

So I thought I would start my sneak peeks with an easy one just for Dad :)




What I Did

  • Take the shadow box die and cut out in your chosen double-sided scrapbook paper or card stock.  Once cut fold on score lines, burnish and glue together starting with the longest sides first.  Then glue the short edges to form the box frame.
  • Next take some black cardstock, cut the largest outer edge die, then place the verso detailed frame on to it and cut the centre of the panel out using the next rectangle down in size.
  • Using the flower dies from the insert die sets, cut out as many as you need together with the small leaves die from the shadow box die set.
  • Die cut from the alphabets D-A-D from black card.  Remove the letters from centres and put to one side.  Gild with Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse.  Put DS Tape across the back of the gilded letters and then return the centres of the letters.
  • Gild the detailed frame and the flowers using in Indian Gold.
  • Out of black card, cut the smaller rectangle die from the insert set.  Next die cut man panel out from the right-hand side of panel and trim the other side away with a craft knife.
  • Cut out the centre rectangle from ivory card and glue inside the shadow box.
  • Add the man panel to inside of box. Put 3D foam onto the rear of the letters and stick in positon inside the box.
  • Glue the gilded frame in place on top of box edge, add the flowers and leaf detail.
  • Lastly cut a card stand from black and add to the back of the box so that it stands up.


What I Used

Tonic Studios Shadow Box Card Die Set
Tonic Studios Shadow Box Inserts Die Set
Tonic Studios Man Panel Die Set
Tonic Studios Novo Embellishment Mousse - Indian Gold
Tonic Studios - Glue Pen


We hope you have been inspired.

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Olivia Owl in the Clouds - Tonic Studios NEW Woodland Buildables

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing another little project with you using Tonic Studios NEW Woodland Buildables.  I am using Olivia Owl this time and I think she has so much attitude!…. lol

So let's get started....


What I Did

  • Take an 8" square white card.  Cut a 7 3/4" square of green card and a 7 1/2" square of pink card and glue to the front of the card.
  • Cut a 7" square of pale blue card and add to card base.
  • To make the clouds use the long cutting edge from the Floral Strip set.  Place cutting strip onto white card and cut.  Then flip the die to the opposite side and cut again.  Trim cloud shapes to suit.
  • Stick clouds in position on card front.
  • Next die cut and emboss three of the tummy area and lightly ink around the edges.  Then cut the large body shape from pink gingham card and glue one tummy piece to the bottom of the body.
  • Die cut the feet and beak from patterned papers.  Stick the feet on.
  • Cut the eyes from white and pink card, eyelashes and pupils in black.  Glue the eye pieces together.
  • Cut the glasses in green card.
  • Add the eyes, then the beak and glasses to owl's body using 3D foam pads to add dimension. 
  • Glue the remaining tummy pieces to the body sides to make the wings.
  • Die cut the banner and greeting and glue together. 
  • Stick owl into place and add banner to finish.
  • Enjoy!

What I Used

Essentials – Buildables – Olivia Owl – 1591E

Essentials – Banners – 1594E



Essentials – Flower & Heart Strip Die Set – 1555E



We hope you have been inspired.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sneak Peek Two - Tonic Studios Brand New Buildables Dies Sets - Time to Sleep Canvas

Hi Everyone

I have another sneak peek for you today showcasing the wonderful NEW Buildables Die Sets from Tonic Studios.  I just can't put them away!  So today I thought we would do a little 8" x 8" canvas project using the gorgeous Hedgehog from the collection - he is soooo sweet :)

So let's get started.....






What I Did


  • Take an 8" x 8" canvas and using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Spring Green add a little colour all over background.
  • Next take some distress ink - Mustard Seed first, then Candied Apple lightly over corner edges.
  • Cut out the leaves, whole base leaf and the verso leaf too,  using the Autumn Die Collection Die Sets.
  • Using distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany and cut and dry foam (or ink blending tools) colour the leaves.  Once dry glue leaf pairs together.  The twig bits are from the verso leaf cut coloured with Vintage Photo ink.
  • Using a hot glue gun add leaves to centre of canvas front.  Put aside.
  • Die cut the pieces needed for the Hedgehog, glue together.  Shape the cute one you now have to round him up a little and attach to centre of leaves.
  • Now he is ready to sleep ..... awwww!
  • Enjoy!


What I Used

Tonic Studios Buildables Die Set
Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection
Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Spring Green
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed/Ripe Persimmon/Candied Apple/Aged Mahogany/Vintage Photo


We hope you have been inspired.


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