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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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Congratulations Card by Marisa Job

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Hello Friends! Today I have this Congratulations card to share with you. I created this card for a nephew that just graduated from college. It is hard for me to make a simple card without flowers but I was pretty happy how it turned out with the use of Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Black cardstock, silver foil cardstock, foam tape.

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Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 4 ¾” card base from black cardstock.

2. Apply double adhesive sheet to cardstock. Die cut rectangle using largest die from the Framed Screens set. Apply Nuvo Gilding Flakes in all 3 colors to the adhesive sheet, brush to clean extra flakes. Apply panel to card front.

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3. Die Cut Blocked Parquet & Garden Trellis from black cardstock. Adhere to card front.

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4. Die cut Congratulations from double adhesive sheet and cardstock, cover with Gilding flakes. Mat sentiment with black and silver cardstock and then adhere to card using foam tape.

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Here is another card using the same die set without the Gilding Flakes. For this card I used kraft cardstock for the card base and silver foil cardstock for the Framed Screens.

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 Have a great day!

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Happy Anniversary Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I have another card to share with you created with Tonic’s gorgeous die sets called Fanciful Florals for the borders and Beautiful Blooms for the flowers.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: Designer cardstock, white cardstock, chalk ink in blue and green, silk ribbon.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from white cardstock. Cover card front with 3 layers of designer cardstock.

2. Cut a 5 ½” x 2 ½” piece of designer cardstock, adhere to center of card.

3. Die cut Happy Anniversary from white cardstock. Glue sentiment to center of card using Funky Glue Pen.

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4. Die cut Fanciful Floral strips from white cardstock. Glue to sentiment panel as pictured.

5. Die cut multiple flowers and leaves using Beautiful Blooms from white Foamiran. Color with chalk ink, shape with Floral Crafters tool set and then glue to card.

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6. Create bow with white silk ribbon and glue under flower.

Have a great day!

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On Your Big Day Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I had a great time making this card using Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. The colors are bright and blend beautifully with a little water from the water brush. The flowers, leaves, and frame were die cut with Tonic’s beautiful dies.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: White cardstock, foam squares, Versamark embossing ink, black ink pad, Ranger Distress inks, heat gun. 

Instructions: 

1. Die cut card base using Swirling Frame layering die set from white cardstock.

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2. Die cut a smaller piece from watercolor cardstock for the background. Stamp Vine Flourish using Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Versamark and Nuvo white embossing powder and then heat set.

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3. Color background with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. Dry with heat gun and adhere to card base with Funky Glue pen.

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4. Stamp Henna Tag with Versamark and Nuvo white embossing powder and then heat set. Color with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Die cut Henna tag with oval die and adhere to center of card using foam squares.

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5. Die cut flowers and leaves using Beautiful Blooms Woodland Aster die set from white cardstock. Color with distress inks, shape with Floral Crafters tool set and then adhere to card as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Have a great day!

Marisa 

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Glitter Place Cards by Smitha Katti

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to glitter up your cardmaking! These cards would be perfect for any wedding themed occasion.

Supplies used:

I started by trimming my cardstock to measure 5 by 3.5 inches. When folded each place card will measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size. Next step is to add the glitter! This is super easy to do, just add glue to the edges of the card and then sprinkle with the glitter. The Nuvo pure sheen glitter comes in a great array of colors, but this soft gold one is my favorite!Next I went ahead and die cut a bunch of labels using the Essentials Big Scallop Layering Basics Die set. I simply love the scalloped edge of this die and thought it would be perfect to use here. I then trimmed each label in the middle to create two halves.Onto each half label you then add your guest ‘s names. You can print the name or have a calligrapher hand letter them for you. Then using a strong tape adhesive, adhere the label onto the glittered card base. The finished place cards look simple yet shiny! The contrast between the plain cardstock and the glitter really catches the eye. You can easily make a bunch of these in one afternoon. And this would be great craft to do with a friend- one of you adds the glue and the other adds the glitter.

This photo really doesn’t do complete justice to the glitter. In real life it is super soft and shimmery something that is tough to capture on camera.

Thanks for crafting with me today!

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get well soon

A family friend of ours recently had cataract surgery.  She’s one of the sweetest, kindest people on the planet, so, when she started referring to herself as a pirate, I could only laugh at that image.  Her pillaging and plundering – she’d honestly be the most giving pirate on the high seas – more of a Robin Hood and less of a Blackbeard.

While knowing she was dealing with this, resting and healing, I wanted to send her a little pick me up to let her know that we were thinking of her.  And, of course, honor that little bit of pirate hidden well below her loving surface…

Supplies:

How to put it together:

  1. Add embossing ink to the raised side of the embossing folder.                        
  2. Insert your card base and run through the tangerine.
  3. Add embossing powder, remove excess, and heat set.                                   
  4. Quickly wipe off embossing folder with wet wipe to remove ink.
  5. Cut out parts for the fox. Use washi tape, if you want, to hold the tail embossing die in place.   
  6. Use adhesive and build your fox.                                                                     
  7. Attach the fox to the card front.  Using the paw die, I cut an extra piece to create the eye patch.  I then drew on the lines for the string.
  8. Adhere a second card to the back so that you can cleanly write a message – the back will be debossed from the envelope, making it difficult to write.
  9. Add your sentiment with stickers.                                                                     
  10. Trim paper to fit inside the envelope to match the card and to add a bit of fun to the interior of the envelope. 
  11. Adhere the top portion, tucking in the bottom portion only, allowing for movement when opening and closing the envelope.

All that was left to do was add a sentiment to our favorite foxy pirate, wishing her well, and dropping this little card into the mail.

I hope she enjoys getting it as much as I enjoyed making it!  The Frankie Fox die is just too cute!

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Hello Gorgeous Fox Card by Heidi Blankenship

Hello everyone!  It’s Heidi here today and I have a cute and shimmery card to share with you using one of the new Woodland Buildables die set.  The Frankie Fox die is the first die set I have used in the Woodland Buildables collection.  I have to say I love how quick and easy it is to assemble these little critters.

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Woodland Buildables Frankie Fox Die Set
Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basic Die Set
Entwinning Trellis Plush Peony Die Set
Cascading Pearls Stencil
Nuvo Sparkle Dust Rose Quartz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Dandelion Yellow
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Pink Flambe
Nuvo Embossing Powder Glacier White 
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Glue Pen Medium
Tangerine Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Tim Holtz 8.5 inch Trimmer
Floral Crafters Tool Set
Altenew Hello Gorgeous Clear Stamp Set
Copper Shimmer Paper
Quartz Shimmer Paper
Black Shimmer Paper
Pink Shimmer Paper and Cardstock
White Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Foam Tape
Palette Knife
Painters Tape
WOC Green/Baby Pink Leaves

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To start die cut all of the different pieces for the fox.  I used a quartz and copper shimmer paper.  Be sure to save the packaging for the die template.  Tonic has images of the dies on the inside of the package to let you know what each die is for–eyes, ears, body.

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After all of the pieces were die cut then I started to assemble the fox.  I used Nuvo deluxe adhesive to adhere all of the pieces.  This is a fantastic glue, it has a quick grab and it dries clear.  As you can see in the picture I originally cut a pink bow that I was going to use with the fox but I decided to use a flower instead.

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For the card front I used the mixed edge rectangle layering basic die set.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with a scalloped edge and then I die cut a second layer using the straight edge die and shimmer pink paper.  I wanted to add some texture and interest to the card front so I used the cascading pearls stencil and two colors of the Nuvo embellishment mousse, peony pink and pink flambe.  I used some painted tape to hold the stencil in place and I used a palette knife to spread the mousse.  The mousse is so nice and creamy and very easy to use with the stencils.

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I used the entwinning trellis plush peony die set along with pink cardstock to create the flower.  I used the Floral Crafters Tool Set to shape the flower and then I glued the layers together using the Nuvo deluxe adhesive.  Next, I used the Nuvo glue pen medium and Nuvo sparkle dust rose quartz to add just a touch of sparkle to the flower.  For the flower center I added a small drop of Nuvo crystal drops gloss dandelion yellow.  I used versamark ink to stamp the sentiment on to a piece of black shimmer paper and then I heat embossed it using Nuvo embossing powder glacier white.  I cut the ends of the paper to create a little banner.

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To finish of the card I adhered everything to a black A2 top folding card base.  I hope you enjoyed my card share and thanks so much for joining me today!  I just love this little fox die, it’s a cute little critter and fun for all ages.

Happy crafting!

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