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Holiday Themed Birthday Card

Make your own pattern to create a great holiday themed birthday card! Using the stamping platform makes it easy to create any pattern easily!

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Supplies Used:

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I started by trimming my cardstock to measure 4.25 by 5.5 inches to be my card front using the Super Trimmer. This is my current favorite trimmer, so easy to use!32

Mount your stamp onto the Tim Holtz Stamping platform, ink the circle and stamp. Then move the card base up or left by 1 inch and stamp again, this time with a different colored stamp. 33

Keeping moving the cardstock by 1 inch and stamping. Stamping and creating a fun pattern like this with two colors of ink is so much fun with this platform! You can mix and match stamps, colors and distances to create an unique pattern each time.

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Before you put away the platform, make sure to stamp a sentiment onto some white cardstock. I like to align  my sentiment to the bottom of the cardstock.

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Trim the sentiment and adhere onto the card beneath the stamping. And now you have a special one of a kind birthday card for a friend!38I love the colors in this card! So festive yet modern. What are your favorite holiday colors? Let me know in the comments below! Happy crafting my friends!

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Birthday Wishes Card by Marisa Job

Hello friends! I have been having so much fun with my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. They are great for coloring and creating water colored backgrounds. The colors blend beautifully with water using the Nuvo spray bottle and Nuvo water brush.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, Purple and blue cardstock, white watercolor cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks, purple silk ribbon, heat tool.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from purple cardstock. Die cut a 5 ½” x 5 ½” square with Scalloped Square die set from white watercolor cardstock.

2. To create the water colored background, scribble with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens on glass cutting mat. I used Aqua Splash, Indigo Dawn and Azure Blue Aqua Flow pens. Spray water on top with Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle and then apply white watercolor cardstock on top to capture color. Dry wet cardstock with heat tool. Repeat this process several times until colors are darker.

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3. Die cut Posy Pillar Strips from white cardstock. Color with Aqua Flow pens as background. Glue to card with Funky Glue Pen. Color inside the die cuts with Aqua Splash pen and Nuvo Water Brush.

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4. Mat water colored square with blue cardstock and adhere to card front.

5. Die cut flowers with Apple Blossom die set from white cardstock. Color flowers and leaves with distress inks and dauber. Shape petals with Floral Crafters Tool set, glue layers together and then adhere to card as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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6. Create a bow with purple silk ribbon and glue under flower.

Have a great day!!

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Flowery Easel Card

IMG_4061Giving a handmade card to someone is nice but creating a card with a fancy fold for someone can really show how much they mean to you!  Creating an easel card can be fun and easy when using the new Balustrade in Bloom Flip-Flop, Easel & Frame Die set.

 

  • Cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2″.  Score it at 5 1/4″.  Fold top portion in half to create the easel.  Position the die as shown…..you can see that only one side of this die has a cutting blade and the other side just cuts small slits.  The cut portion will create the easel effect
  • This is what your easel card will look like once you fold it!  Now it’s time to decorate the card.

 

  • Using the Woodland Aster die set, create some flowers to decorate the card.  After die cutting the flowers, sponge with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and shape the flowers!

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Here is a close-up of the flowers………

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Here is a look from the side of the Easel Card.  These kind of cards are super easy to create when using the Flip-flop, Easel & Frame Die range from Tonic Studios!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Personalized Happy Birthday Card – Karen Hasheck

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We all know a little boy or girl who would love to receive a special card for their birthday personalized with their name. Tonic Studio’s alphabet die sets make personalizing cards so easy and fun to do.

Supplies used to make this card:

Here are the steps to make this cute personalized birthday card:

1. Cut a 6 x 12 piece of watercolor cardstock and fold in half.

2. Attach a 4 ¾” square piece of blue cardstock in the center and emboss both with a happy birthday words embossing folder. Sponge the edges of the card with blue ink.

3. Stamp Henry on cream colored cardstock, and his hair, clothes and shoes on scrap pieces of various cardstock, cut them out and paper piece them together. Stamp the balloon on a patterned paper scrap and cut it out with the matching die.  Decorate Henry’s balloon and shirt with Nuvo’s glitter markers.

4. Stamp Heffi the dog on a craft piece of cardstock and cut him out with the matching die. Stamp his hat out of a striped designer paper and cut out. Color the stripes and pom pom on the hat with Nuvo’s glitter markers. Here is a close up look at the fun sparkle the glitter markers added to this card:

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5. Cut a strip of purple cardstock 5 ½” x ¾” and attach with pop dots to raise. Punch one inch squares out of watercolor cardstock. Die cut the name of the birthday boy using the Attraction Lower Case Simple Type Set. I chose Evan because he is my super cute grandson and he loves puppies and balloons. Attach the letters to the squares and then attach them to the purple strip.

6. Adhere the little boy with his balloon and the puppy with his hat to the card front. Finish by adding some more sparkle to the background with Nuvo’s gold glitter marker.

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Birthday Fan Fold Celebration Card-Karen Hasheck

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The birthday card I am sharing today features a lovely ribbon color customized with Nuvo’s glitter markers, and when the recipient slides off the ribbon, the fan fold pops open to reveal a fun tri-fold stand up celebration card.

Supplies used to make this card:

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1. Cut a piece of teal cardstock 5 ¾” by 7” and score on every inch line on the long side.

2. Cut the back piece out of teal cardstock 5 ¾” x 4” and attach it with strong two sided tape to the last folded inch.

3. Cut three white panels 3 7/8” x 1 ¾”. Die cut three Invite Insert banners out of rose cardstock and attach to the white panels with Nuvo Fine Tip Deluxe Adhesive.

4. Stamp “let’s celebrate”, cut out with the banner die and adhere to the Beautiful Banner.

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5. Attach the “happy birthday” banner to back panel, “let’s celebrate” to the 1st fold and center the Parquet Trellis banner in the center fold.

6. Dot the intersections of the Parquet Trellis banner with a Nuvo purple glitter marker and then add Sherbert  Shimmer Glitter Drops on top for glittery dimension.

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7. Cut a back white panel 5 ½” x 3 ¾”, attach die cut “sent with love” with Deluxe Adhesive and adhere to the back of the card for your personal note and signature.

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8. Color the edges of the white and gold ribbon with a Nuvo pink glitter marker. The ribbon goes from being a plain white and gold ribbon to a sparkly rose color that matches the card colors beautifully. After it is dry, wrap the ribbon around the closed card and tie in a knot. The ribbon holds the card closed and slides off to display the fan fold stand up card.

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Happy 4th Of July Birthday

I have a friend who’s birthday is July 4th and I always enjoy making a red, white & blue themed card for her every year. So, when I received the Tonic Celebrations Cake die recently, I knew I would use it to make her card this year.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: Designer cardstock, white cardstock, paper doily, black ink.

Instructions:

1. Create a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” card base from white cardstock.

2. Cut the largest rectangle in Layering Basics – Mixed Edge Rectangles from designer cardstock, adhere to center of card.

3. Cut a coordinating cardstock piece at 4″ x 2-1/4″ and adhere across the lower center part of card front.

4. Cut Celebration Cake die in 3 colors of choice and piece together.Tonic-Celebration-Cake2

5. Color candle flames with Glitter Markers in Ember Glow.

6. Cut various sizes of Stars and layer.

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7. Add accents with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

8. Finish off with a stamped sentiment of choice.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Four Fold Spring Birthday Card – Karen Hasheck

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Today I am sharing a sneak peek at some brand new Tonic and Nuvo products and a new fun fold card design. I love card designs that allow me to be creative on many canvases like this design I found here.

Supplies I used to make this project:

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  1. Die cut the purple cardbase according to the instructions in this tutorial. Next cut a pink layer 2 ½” x 4” and die cut Tonic’s new Rose Garden Invite Insert Die in the center of that piece. Adhere that to the front of the purple cardbase and add some pretty butterflies die cut out of a floral designer paper with the little butterfly die from the Best Friends Forever Whimsical Frames Set. Attach the butterflies with glue dots and add a pink crystal drop embellishment on each.

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2. The second fold has a pink piece of cardstock embossed with the beautiful Fluttered Fence Embossing Folder and embellished with Grape Crystal Drops.

3. For the third canvas, stamp the brand new Delicate Detail Floral Tag Stamp with Versamark ink, heat set it with Nuvo’s Jet Black Embossing Powder, and stamp “Best Friends” from the Best Friends Forever set in the tag. The flowers and leaves were colored with the brand new Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Tip Watercolour Pens.

TIP: I discovered that the watercolor stays better inside embossed lines so I suggest heat embossing with Nuvo’s embossing powders if you are coloring a stamped image. Also it is best to push some color out of the watercolour pens onto a work surface such as Tonic’s Glass Cutting Mat and pick up the color there with the brush. If you push color out directly onto your cardstock, you may end up with am unwanted blob of color. You can also mix colors on the glass mat as I did for the pink/red flower. The Blush was a bit too light so I mixed in some Red Apple.

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4. The fourth panel was stamped with several layers of flowers and leaves from the brand new Bunched Bouquet Modern Buttonhole Stamp Set. The embossing folder that was used on the second panel has a matching die that features some beautiful butterflies. After die cutting the large die, cut a couple of the butterflies out and decorate them with more brand new Nuvo goodies- the Nuvo Glitter Markers in the Northern Lights set. It is hard to capture the sparkle of the glitter markers but they totally shimmer in real life. Finish the butterfly with some pink crystal drops.

5. On the last panel, attach another butterfly made with the Fluttered Fence die, glitter markers and crystal drops, and a die cut Happy Birthday wish from Tonic’s Happy Birthday Pansy Topper Die Set.

Each fold of this fun card full of butterflies and flowers and birthday wishes will surely delight the birthday girl on her special day. The new Tonic and Nuvo products used on this card will be available soon on line and in local stores.

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