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Enjoy Today Card – Marisa Job

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Hello friends! Today I have this vintage card to share with you. I absolutely love this die set called Greek Temple Square Layering Die Set. I usually color my flowers with distress inks, but today I tried Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I was pretty happy with the shimmer look on the flowers.

Tonic Studios Supplies: 

Other Supplies: Blue Fern Studios – Tranquility Paper Collection, Neenah Papers – natural white and green cardstock, foam tape.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from natural white cardstock. Die cut 3 decorative frames using Greek Temple Square Layering die set from designer cardstock.

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2. Color edges of frame with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Cosmic Brown for a vintage look. Layer decorative frames on card using foam tape for dimension.

3. Die cut sentiment with Enjoy Today die from natural white cardstock and then adhere to center of card using Funky Glue Pen.

4. Die cut flowers with Bellus Buttercup die set from natural white cardstock. Color edges of flowers with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown and Bubblegum Blush using a sponge dauber. Shape flowers with Floral Crafters Tool Set. Layer petals with Funky Glue Pen to form flowers and then adhere to card. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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5. Die cut leaves with Acorn Swirl die from green cardstock. Glue leaves under flowers.

 

 

Have a great day!

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New Life Cross Easter Card – Karen Hasheck

 

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I was inspired by spring colors when making this card, particularly green which is the color for new life as in the name of this beautiful cross from Tonic Studios. Green is also my favorite color and the Pantone Color of the Year as shown here:

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Supplies needed to make this card:

The subtle yellow background on this card was created with a spray of Lemon Sorbet Embellishment Mousse and water on watercolor paper. I learned how to create this spray in a tip that Heidi Blankenship shared in this Tonic Studios USA blog post. Here is a close up look at the subtle yellow shimmer and the detail of the gorgeous green New Life Cross:

 

Here are the steps I used to create this card:

  1. Die cut a circle out of the area which is hidden by the Sunray Window diecut in the yellow background after it dries.
  2. Adhere the Sunray Window Scene die cut out of blue cardstock to the yellow background with glue, trim and attach to a square green card base.
  3. Using pop dots for dimension, attach the yellow circle to the middle of the Sunray Window.
  4. Die cut the delicate floral New Life Cross front out of green mirror card and layer it on a lighter green cross back piece, then attach with pop dots.
  5. Using Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops, add dotted embellishments to the center of the cross flowers and around the yellow circle.

If you want to make easy and beautiful cards for any season, try any of the Nuvo products and/or Tonic Studios dies we share here on the Tonic Studios USA blog.

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Rainbow Card

Make a cute, whimsical rainbow card very easily by using oval diecuts, this card is sure to bring a smile to your gift recipient. I like to make a bunch of these at once so that I have a stack of rainbow cards ready for the month of March!

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Supplies you will need:

To begin, I die cut ovals from rainbow colored cardstock using the Oval Layering Die Set. The ovals are perfect to make a rainbow, but you could also use a stacking circle die set for this.

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Once Die cut, I easily layered and glued all of the ovals to form a stack in rainbow order.

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To turn the ovals into rainbow arcs, I simply cut the stack of ovals in the center using the V Blade trimmer. Hold the stack of the ovals in one hand and run the trimmer blade back and forth a couple of times in the same place to make sure you cut through all of the layers.

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And thats how easy it was to create two rainbows for two rainbow cards! To finish off my rainbows, I hand cut a few cloud shapes from white cardstock using the Tim Holtz 5 inch Mini snips. This handy little scissor makes cutting shapes very easy!

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At this point I felt the rainbow needed some sparkle or shine. I reached for my trusty Nuvo drops and chose the Nuvo Glitter Accent – Fresh Snowfall to add a white sparkle and shimmer to the clouds. I first like to outline the cloud shape and then fill it in with the glitter accent. Let the glitter dry and your Rainbow card is ready!

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I simply love how the glittery clouds turned out! Because we die cut the ovals for the rainbow, this is a card design that is super easy to mass produce for a class or as an invite!

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I hope this rainbow card brought a little color and cheer into your day friends! Happy Crafting!

 

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Miss You Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I had so much fun coloring these new Mandala Moments stamps using the new Nuvo Brush Script markers. The markers work beautifully for coloring detailed images.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 

Other Supplies: White and Pink Cardstock, Ranger Distress ink pads, foam squares.

Instructions:

Die cut card base using Swirling Frame die set from white cardstock. Die cut decorative frame from pink cardstock, adhere to card base.

Stamp Miss You with Mandala Moments stamps and then die cut with coordinating dies. Color with Nuvo Brush Script pens and then adhere to card with foam squares.

Die cut multiple flowers using Plush Peony die set, color with distress inks. Shape flowers with Floral Crafters Tool Set and then glue to card using Funky Glue pen. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Die cut leaves with Acorn Swirl die set, color with distress ink and then glue to card under flowers.

Create small pearls with Nuvo Jewel Drops around flowers.

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Have a great day!

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Lucky Me

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I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!

When I saw Tonic’s Lucky Horseshoe die set I knew that I just had to glitter them.

Most people that know me know I don’t use glitter very often, but I really like the look (and not the mess). So I wanted to share with you a little tip I like to use when adding Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitters to my die cuts.

Supplies:

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This will help minimize the glitter mess on your die cutting plates while setting the glitter firmly into the adhesive.

  1. Cut adhesive foam sheets to size of die for added dimension.
  2. Peel off backing and cover thoroughly with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter of choice.
  3. Place die on top of glittered sheet and sandwich between 2 sheets of wax paper before running through your die cutting machine.
  4. Choose another die and color of glitter and repeat.

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This project had very little mess and with so many beautiful colors of glitter to choose from – this may become a habit!

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Paper Shamrocks

Make your own luck with these Paper Shamrocks! All you need are a few sheets of green cardstocks and a heart die! Let’s get crafting!

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Supplies used:

I first die cut a a few scalloped rectangles using the Harrop Layering Card Blanks Die set. The scalloped rectangles come in so many different sizes, I love how versatile this die set is- You can use it to make a handmade card and you can also use it to make some organizational labels.

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To make the Paper Shamrocks I die cut two sizes of hearts using the Essentials Layerings Heart die set from darker and lighter shades of green cardstocks. You can by all means make these with just one color, but when I have my die cutting  machine out I like to cut a whole bunch of them and then layer them!

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I arranged my hearts to form a three leafed clover and adhered them onto the scalloped rectangles I cut previously.

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On top of each larger heart, I layered and adhered a lighter shade of green heart to add some dimension and interest. This goes quickly and you can assemble a small quantity of these very quickly!

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The last step is to cut a small stalk using the Tim Holtz 5 inch Mini Snips and adhering it into place.

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And that easily, you can create a bunch of these paper shamrocks! These would be perfect to use on a handmade card, a banner or on a treat bag!

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I went ahead and created about 8 of these so that my daughter could share them with her friends.

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May your day be filled with good luck and crafty time!

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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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