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Grandson Nuvo Love Frame – Karen Hasheck

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I love this picture of my two sweet grandsons and decided to make my own personalized picture frame with my Nuvo products and Tonic Studios dies.

Supplies Needed:

I started with pieces of chipboard and black cardstock that I cut to 8 ½ inches by 7 inches. I die cut a rectangle out of the center of each of them using the largest of the Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Dies. I brushed Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse all over the black cardstock frame with a mini-blender brush and love the antique look that resulted. Then I applied Black Diamond Glimmer Paste through Tonic’s Fancy Fretwork Stencil on a white strip of cardstock and let that dry. I glued the dried copper frame and black and white strip to the chipboard frame with Tonic’s Funky Glue.

TI P- Embellishment mousse does not take as long as traditional stencil paste to dry, but does require about a half an hour to an hour to be completely dry. Be sure to clean off your stencils and any utensils you use with embellishment mouse immediately after finishing to prevent the mousse from hardening on them.

I stamped and heat embossed the Love Mandala Moment stamp and then cut it out with the matching die. I attached “love” to the picture frame with mounting tape for added dimension. Here is a close up showing the copper mousse, and the dimension and shine of the black glimmer paste and the embossed “love”.

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I die cut my grandsons’ names out of Tonic’s Duo Caps sets and attached them at different angles to black squares cut out with Tonic Studio’s Basic Squares Layering Sets. I love my cute grandsons and am proud to show this picture frame that I made with Nuvo and Tonic Studio products in my home.

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Organization labels with Nuvo

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to get organizing and create your own labels for your craft room using the Nuvo Crystal drops!

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Supplies used:

I started by die cutting a bunch of labels using the Harrop Layering Card Blanks Die Set. I simply love the scalloped edge of this die and thought it would be perfect to use for some labels. I like everything white these days, and so I chose a bright white colored cardstock for my project.

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Next, to decorate the labels in a simplistic yet colorful manner, I chose a rainbow of colors of Nuvo Crystal drops. I chose bright colors, but really you could use any of the Nuvo Crystal Drops for this project and it would turn out amazing. I then went ahead and added small beads of the crystal drops all along the scalloped edges.

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I then let my labels dry for a few hours. In the past, I have always put things to the side to dry and forget about them or smudged them while they were still wet. So nowadays, I place things that are wet onto my Glass cutting mat right in the center of my table while I clean up around it.

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Once the drops dried, I wrote in each label and then attached them to bins. I have one bin with all of the Jewel tones and Gloss drops and another with the glitter and crystal drops! Having them labeled makes it easy to put things back where they belong.

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I hope this inspired you to organize your craft space! Share pictures with us in the comments below showing how you organize your Nuvo Drops!

 

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Showing you the love…

As some of you know, we just got back a few weeks ago from CHA – the Craft and Hobby Association’s annual trade show.

While we were there, the fab Tim Holtz was nice enough to sign several pairs of his new 5″ mini snips for booth goers.  We were thrilled to have him take part and those that attended were thrilled as well.

Those of you left at home, however, were not as happy…  until now!

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Our Valentine’s gift to you is the chance to win one of 6 pairs of signed mini snips from Tim Holtz!

All you have to do is check out our Rafllecopter giveaway to get yourself entered to win!

Good luck!

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Love U Card

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Hello Tonic Fans!  It’s time to think of love and chocolate. Well what I mean is it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day!

So with that in mind, I created this fun card using some fun supplies from Tonic Studios.

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Supplies:

The finished card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  I cut the black cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″, scored it at 5 1/2″ and folded it in half to create the base.  The red layer is cut to 3 3/4 x 5″. The white layer was cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″.  Now it’s time to stamp, color and die cut the Mandala Moments Love Stamp & Die.

So you stamp the Love stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Staz-on ink.  Color with the Red Nuvo Brush Script pen.  Create a template for the Love die so you can easily line up your die and cut the sentiment.  Run the die thru the Tangerine machine and remove it from the die.

 

Stamp the Mandala Moments You stamp onto black cardstock using embossing ink. Sprinkle with Nuvo Glacier White Embossing powder and heat set.  Then you will die cut with the matching die.  Trim the “U” off to use that portion on the card.

 

Run the white panel thru the Tangerine using the Modern Chevron embossing folder.  Be sure to use the correct plate when using an embossing folder.

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Here is my assembled card panel.  I like to tie the ribbon on this way so that it doesn’t show inside the card!  Here is another look at the complete card!

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I think this is a perfect card for that someone special in your life!  I bet it will even earn you some chocolate!  LOL

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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Mixed Media Bookmarks for Planners

I am making some Mixed Media Bookmarks today to use in your planner, reading or just to mark your page in your journal. These bookmarks can be customized to say whatever you need!

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Supplies used:

I used the Simple Screens Starry Starry Night die to cut out three negative spaces on a blue sheet of cardstock. There are a lot of little tiny pieces that are cut with this die, so be sure to have you Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick on hand!

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Using the V trimmer, I trimmed around the die cuts, making them more of a bookmark shape.

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Next, I adhered another piece of cardstock beneath the die cut and also glued in a tassel on the top. I wanted a tone on tone look and went with two similar shades of blue here, but you could use a contrasting color of cardstock beneath for a much bolder look.

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To bring in a mixed media element and also a subtle shine, I added a thin layer of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine onto a small part of the bookmark. You want to make sure you apply a super thin layer, because we are not really looking to add bulk or dimension to the bookmark, just some soft texture.

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Before the mousse dries, I trimmed and added a a little twine and a few sticker words onto the mousse and pressed down firmly.

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After the mousse dried, which takes about 5 minutes of less since it’s a thin layer here, I added a few different Nuvo crystal drops around the bookmark in the center of each small star.

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And that’s it! I now have a set of pretty bookmarks, ready to use! I love the details on these bookmarks are they are bound to make you smile every time you use it.

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Mandala Love Masculine Card

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Masculine cards can sometimes be a little tricky, but these new mandala print stamps are perfect in any color, so you can create your own custom look!

I decided to go with a primary color palette for this card. Coloring is like therapy for me and I try to get some in when I feel stressed. I was so happy to see the new Brush Script Pens with their tiny brush tip to get in all the tiny spots in these designs. But don’t worry if coloring isn’t your thing because they look great stamped in a single color too!

Supplies used:

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Stamp the image(s) on white cardstock in black ink and then pick your colors to begin coloring.

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Die cut your images on heavy white cardstock to create a template for cutting out your colored images.

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Line up your colored images behind the template so you can see where your dies will cut and tape in place.

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Place your dies in the template on top of your colored images and die cut them.

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Save your template for later by placing it in the package with the stamps and dies.

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Arranged the sentiment in the center of the card and pop them up with foam adhesive squares for added dimension.

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I layered all my pieces and added some Crystal Drops at the bottom.

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I can’t wait to do another color scheme — so much fun!!

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Valentine’s Day Heart Banner – Marisa Job

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Hello Friends! Valentine’s Day is in a few days and I think this heart banner would look great as a decor piece. You can also use this banner for a wedding or anniversary.

Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: Prima Marketing Rossibelle Paper Collection, Gold and black cardstock, silk pink ribbon.

 

Instructions:

1. Die cut Hearts with Traditional Hearts Layering Basics die set from gold and designer cardstock.

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2. Emboss pink hearts with Annabel embossing folder, color raised areas with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Indian Gold. Layer hearts and glue with Funky glue pen.

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3.Die cut Love letters with DuoCap Initials die sets from black and gold cardstock. Adhere to hearts with Funky glue pen.

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4. Join hearts together with silk ribbon and make a bow between each heart as pictured.

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Have a wonderful day!

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