Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Edna Taylor - Sweet Nothings Square Envelope and card

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I discovered another sample from the Sweet Nothings 2 die collection and thought I would share it today.

I just love the sparkle from the diamante circle that holds the ribbon closed. 

Tonic products used - 
Surprise Bouquet square envelope die set
Live, laugh, love single banner sentiment set
Nuvo Crystal drops - Dandelion Yellow 

The back of the envelope to show the gorgeous floral panel

I've cut the decorative triangle panel into the front of the card as shown and backed it with vellum. I've layered some of the yellow card stock onto the inside of the card so that it shows through the vellum and continues the theme.

The closure is made with ribbon from my stash and a diamante circle.

Thank you for joining me today.

Christine Smith - You're Plane Awesome Happy Father's Day :D

A Father's Day card commission for my best friends Dad :D Using Tonic Nuvo Mouse and their new Layered Cloud dies to create my background, and my Nuvo Creative pens for the colouring :D Along with the adorable Plane and Simple Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn :D I love using the Nuvo Mousse to create a simple background, either like I have here using Cut N Dry foam, or using my fingers, or using it as a watercolour, whatever way you want to use it, Nuvo Mousse is such a versatile product!! And there are still ways I've thought of using it, that I haven't tried yet :D I also love how the Nuvo Creative Pens coordinate with the Mousse colours too, I don't think this was intentional, but they work fab together! And I love mixing in some flat (i.e. non-shimmery) elements with shimmery elements, and of course, I have to add in some actual glitter using the Aqua Shimmer Pens too :D :D :D Hope you liked the card :D 

Main Tonic products used in this video :D
Tonic Layered Clouds Dies
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive
Funky Tape Runner

Other products used :D  
Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple Stamp Set

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my YouTube channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D 

Loads more photos below :D

Maria Sabina - Head Up

Hello ,

I love making cards and other crafts, but I can't really keep up with the ''project life''. I find it interesting, but that is a lot of work. However, I got inspired by the project life cards to create the main focal point on today's card.

You can place as many stamps as you want at once and still get the perfect result. I did the same with the sentiment and typewriter. 

If you liked today's post and want to see more, please visit my previous creations. Have a safe and great day! 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Jennifer Kray - Book Box Tutorial

Hello and welcome to another quick and easy tutorial.

Today I'm super excited to share a book box with you that I constructed. 
I admit it, I like faffing. But I don't like overly complicated designs. You'd be surprised at how many cool and fun projects there are out there that are super easy to make. 
The finished project
Watercolour Paper 200gsm
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Liquid Pearls
Bone Folder
Foam Pads

Book cover
1 piece of Tonic Studios Brown Kraft Card, 280gsm- 9.5" x 5.25" score on the long side at 4.25" and 5.25"
Faux Book pages frame

4 pieces of card stock (I used 200 gsm watercolour paper) - cut two pieces 4" x 6" and cut the other two 5" x 6". Score on the long side 1", 2", 3", 4", 5" then flip over and score 0.5", 1.5", 2.5", 3.5", 4.5". 5.5" to get clean crisp folds. 

Accordion fold all the score lines and ink up the edges you want more of a vintage look. 
For the construction of your faux book pages, weave the folds together using wet glue to adhere the top and bottom of each corner (just the top and bottom). 
To secure the book shut you can use velcro, magnets or add ribbon under your mat and layers if you're making this into a gift box. As my project was a diorama I decided it didn't need a secure closure. 
Now add your mat and layers to your project and then attach the faux pages and continue to decorate. I ended up with 6 layers inside which looks really cool up close. If you look closely you will see that I have inserted a mini LED light which is super neat! 

 All six layers inside the book
A view with the inserted LED light 
Another page of the book. 
The back cover
The front cover
The finished Book  - cool isn't it?
For the construction I used Tonic Studios Brown Kraft Card 280gsm for the book cover and watercolour paper for the faux pages. For the decoration, it had to be Craftwork Cards USB A Pocket Full of Papers, Botanical Garden,The Potting Shed Collection. To finish off the project perfectly, I added Tonic Studios Grand Gala Bunting to finish. 
Have a fabulous day today
Happy crafting! 

Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

Edna Taylor - The Cat's Meow Mini Album

Good morning and welcome to the weekend on the blog.

I have a mini album to share today using the brand new Tonic Sweet Nothings 2 die collection.
I've used the 'Sent with love' envelope for the pages of my album.

I cut mount board for the covers to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" and used ring clasps to hold the pages together.
The papers are from Graphic 45 'Raining Cats and Dogs'
I've also used dies from the Tonic Pampered Pets collection and Apple Sour Glow in the dark Neon drops for the cat's eyes 

Thank you for joining me today.
I hope you enjoy this wee adaptation of the die set. 
It was certainly a lot of fun to put together.

Catch up with the shows on Hochanda for lots more inspiration from the Tonic team and check out the Tonic blog for links to Social media and all the team blogs. 

Have a great weekend! 

Edna Taylor - Sweet Nothings 2 Duo

Hello and welcome to the blog today.

I've two more samples to share using the beautiful Sweet Nothings 2 die collection.

Tonic Sweet Nothings 2 - Sent with love 
Nuvo Pink Champagne glitter drops 

For my second card I've gone for a full on floral die cut theme. 

Tonic Products used - 
Miniature Moments Sent with love sentiment die
Venetian Lace layering dies
Sweet Nothings Square envelope die set - Surprise Bouquet
Craft Perfect - Jet Black, Blossom Pink, Bright White
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony, White Gloss

Thank you for joining me today.