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Awesome, Cool & Sweet Guitar Shaker Card-Karen Hasheck

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Hey Tonic lovers- welcome to the Tonic Studios U.S. blog! Karen here again today and I am so happy to be sharing a shaker card I made recently for a teenage guitar lover. I love the whole Miniature Moments line of sentiment dies available on the Tonic Studios USA website here! These sentiment dies have such a great mix of fonts and sizes. I die cut “Awesome, Sweet and Cool” many times out of white cardstock and attached them around the negative space created by die cutting the Rococo Electric Guitar out of a white square card front. I sponged on four colors of Distress Ink and attached a piece of acetate to the back of the guitar opening. I attached two layers of skinny mounting tape all around the back of the guitar opening and dumped in a bunch of beads and sequins. Then I attached the completed card front to a square card base. Shaker cards are so fun because they are interactive! Here is a picture of the shaker elements all shook up:

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Many Thanks – Sheri Holt

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I am SO EXCITED to be sharing my first project for Tonic Studios and it seems so fitting to start with a “Many Thanks” card. I really love working with the flowers in the Entwining Trellis Die Sets. There are currently 3 different sets in this series with 3 types of flowers and background shapes. I chose to use only the flowers from Entwining Trellis – Bellus Buttercup – 767E for this one. They added the perfect pop of color and a little bit of whimsy to the elegant black & white background.

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Floral Faerie Double Detail Die & Stencil

Hello Friends!  Debbie Seyer here today to share with you a new project I created using the Floral Faerie Double Detail Die set & Floral Faerie Double Detail Stencil.  I just love how you can add some very beautiful detail to this die easily with the matching stencil.  Here is the card I created…..

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Fun with Tonic Embellishment Mousse – Kathleen Sanders

I always loved creating with stencils and paste.  Unfortunately, when the whole die craze came around, this way of card making almost became obsolete. It did manage to hang on and now I am so happy to see a new resurgence!  There are so many fun ways to use paste/mousse I could barely stop playing!  I did a couple of samples to show just a fraction of the possibilities available for use with this type of medium.

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Sweet Baby Congrats Z-Fold Card – Karen Hasheck

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Hey Tonic lovers- welcome to the Tonic Studios U.S. blog! Karen here today and I am sharing a fun fold card featuring the Rococo Petites baby dies and Miniature Moments sentiment dies. I created a modified z-fold card with a piece of patterned cardstock cut 11 x 4 ¼” and a white piece 1” x 11”. Both pieces were scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½” and folded. The white one inch piece is attached to the left and right sides of the card base. I die cut “Congratulations”, “Sweet” and the Nursery Mobile out of blue cardstock and attached them to the top white strip. The mobile was attached with tape to the back of the strip and I added some fun duck brads to the strip as well. I die cut and embossed the sweet Rubber Ducky die out of yellow, orange and blue cardstock scraps and inserted the orange and blue wing and eye, etc. back into the die cut ducky.

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Jeweled Crown Card – Kathleen Sanders

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My post today features the Jeweled Crown double detail die and stencil set.  I just love the ability to add refined detail to your dies with a coordinating stencil.  The creative possibilities are endless! You can add ink, glitter, coloring or all the options available with paste.  I chose here to use Tonic’s embellishment mouse in the color of “Mother of Pearl”, which added a beautiful complimentary shimmer to the elegant frame die.  The “tent topper” card style is one of my favorites to use when I want to add unique and interesting shape to the card. The card base is a 4.5 ” by 7.5 “piece of card stock scored and folded to make a 4.5″ x 3.75″ finished card.  The die cut frame is then positioned off the top so the finished card measures 4.5″ x 6.25” which is a standard envelope size.   I cut a center oval using Tonic’s oval layering set and stamped and embossed my focal sentiment.  Pearls and a sheer ribbon bow accented with a tiny flower made from the smallest die in the Plush Peony set provided the finishing touches.  The resulting look is another of my favorites, simple elegance.

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