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Welcome Baby

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I have a fun baby shower card to share using a paper piecing technique to add color and interest to a single layer die.

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How to:

  1. Cut carriage base layer from plain white card stock
  2. Cut 2nd layer from printed card stock to use in voids
  3. Cut mirror card stock and trim off canopy
  4. Glue white carriage to your background
  5. Glue printed pieces in the voids (like putting together a puzzle)
  6. Glue mirror pieces on top to resemble the metal pieces of the carriage
  7. Hand cut additional layers of bows and pop up with foam adhesive
  8. Accent with Nuvo Crystal Drops for added dimension

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I hope you will try this simple technique!

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Mixed Media Panels

Hello crafters! It’s Smitha here with a fun Mixed Media technique. I am creating a smaller mixed media panel in some fun spring colors today!

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Supplies used:

I started by trimming my paper down to a smaller size. I am using watercolor paper today, because I plan to add lots of layers to this Mixed Media panel and I don’t want any warping. Then using the Tim Holtz snips I cut down strips of old book papers and patterned papers, glued them onto the panel.

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To add some pops of color I added Nuvo Crystal drops in few areas and then smushed it around with a brush (or you can use your fingers too!)

This is a fun way to bring color to your Mixed Media pages.

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For the next layer, I stamped a pretty flower with glue and then added the gilding flakes on top. To burnish in the gilding flakes I used a nice bristled brush.

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Now it’s time to add some dimension! I love the Nuvo Embellishment mousse- they go on so easily and dry super quick! I layered them onto the page with a pretty stencil.

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To make things springy, I added some die cut butterflies. I like to add the negative space in areas, cut some butterflies in half in areas- just to add some interest.

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I finished off my panels with a few Nuvo Crystal Drop accents. These were lots of fun to make and turned out pretty cool. And they are small enough that I can add them to a card front even. Let me know in the comments below if you thing these panels are fun to make!

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Thanks for spending some crafting time with me today friends!

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Happy Crafting!

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Let’s Celebrate Card by Marisa Job

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Hello Friends! Spring is finally here and the days are getting warmer here in California. Flowers are blooming everywhere and it always inspires me to make paper flowers. This card was created with the beautiful Invite Insert die sets which coordinate with each other and for the flowers I used Hello Sweetie Pie stamp and die set.

Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Metallic White Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock.

Instructions:

1. Create a 5 ½” x 5 ½” card base from silver foil cardstock. Cut 2 smaller layers from orange and metallic white cardstock, adhere layers to card with Funky Tape Runner.

2. Die cut decorative panels from silver foil cardstock with Beautiful Banner, Archway Stripe and Rose Garden Invite Insert Die Sets. Glue decorative panels to left side of card with Funky Glue Pen.

3. Stamp banner with Wedding & Party stamp set, then die cut with coordinating die from Beautiful Banner die set. Glue banner to center of card.

4. Die cut flowers with flower die from Whimsical Frames Hello Sweetie-Pie. Color flowers with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Orange Blush, Royal Aubergine and Pink Flambe colors.

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5. Die cut leaves with Arboreal Dream die set, color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Spring Green. Glue leaves on the right side of card and then glue flowers on top of leaves.

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6. Embellish center of flowers and also around flowers with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Have a great day!

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Easter Treat Boxes

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These cute Easter boxes are so much fun to make, you can fill them up with chocolate Easter eggs for a special treat. And, there are so many different variations that you can create with just a few simple changes that the options are infinite.

Supplies:

Instructions:

1. Die cut box using Graceful Marquee Gift Box Die Set and paper of your choice. Using a sponge or brush color box base with Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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2.  Die cut decorative panels and color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used Peony Pink, Lilac Lavender and Fresh Copper. Glue decorative panels to the box with Funky Glue pen.

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3.  Assemble box by gluing at the tabs and folding scored lines. Use ribbon to close box and then make a bow.

4.  You can also use Easter designer paper to decorate the box or make a cute bunny with Betty Bunny die set.  To make the bunny die cut Betty Bunny using metallic cardstock in pink, gray and white. Assemble bunny as pictured and then adhere to front of box with foam squares. Glue craft eyes to bunny using Funky Glue Pen.

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Have a great day!

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Easter Candy Table Favor – Karen Hasheck

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I was thinking about Easter decorations recently, and I decided candy gift boxes made with Tonic Studio’s Multi-Sided Lantern Box would be perfect on my holiday table. The die and the many versatile Nuvo products made this table favor easy and fun to make.

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Supplies needed to make this project:

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Here are the steps I used to create this Easter table favor:

  1. Die cut 5 lantern side pieces and one bottom piece out of teal blue heavyweight cardstock
  2. Die cut a round window in two of the side pieces and all the top triangle pieces.
  3. Fold on all scored lines and apply two sided tape to one side fold and the bottom fold of each piece. Form the box attaching the sides together and then each side to the bottom.
  4. Die cut three white ovals for Easter eggs. Emboss the first with the Modern Chevron Embossing Folder. Apply Peony Pink and Spring Green Embellishment Mousse with a Tim Holtz Distress Tool and sponges to color the Easter egg. Embellish with Key Lime and Strawberry Coulis Jewel Drops and let dry. Adhere to the box on one of the uncut sides.
  5. Apply Tanzanite Lavender Glimmer Paste through Tonic’s Bevelled Diamond Stencil on the second Easter egg with a stencil knife. Remove the stencil, wash thoroughly and let the glimmer paste dry. Embellish with Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops. Adhere to the box.
  6. Die cut the Perfect Posies Corner Die out of a sheet of Sookang two sided tape. Remove the bottom adhesive and adhere to the third Easter egg. Remove the top adhesive and dump on Paradise Blue Sparkle Dust ultra-fine glitter and burnish in. Adhere the last egg to the Easter box and add some Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops to embellish.
  7. Put some Easter grass and lots of Easter candy inside the box. Tie a ribbon through the top triangular tabs to close the Easter table candy gift box.

I think my family will love opening and enjoying these Easter table favors on Easter Sunday. I had fun making this one and am off to make some more.

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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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Spring Layout | Love You

Spring is in the air! The blossoms opening up, the sweet scents of the season to come, and a promise of a fresh start are just some of the reasons this can be a favorite season! Let’s celebrate, and get creating!

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Supplies used:

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To begin, choose your stencil and embellishment mousse.

You will then layer on your embellishment mousse in the desired areas. Then, allow to dry, or use your heat tool to speed up the drying time.

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Next, you will choose your patterned paper to make the delicate heart die. Your Tim Holtz snips will come in handy, to poke out the little pieces from this intricate type of die cut!

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Add your deluxe adhesive to the delicate heart, and adhere to doily.  Then, adhere your doily to your paper, overlapping the embellishment mousse.

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Next, you will create the heart die cut.  This die cut was borrowed, and you can make one and then have an original to trace, as this project shows.

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After you choose your embossing powder, you will create your sentiment Love You More next.

Using a scallop circle punch, you will punch out a 3″ scallop circle from white cardstock.

Stamp the image with versamark ink.

Add your embossing powder over your stamped image.  Tap off the excess powder.

Use your embossing gun or heat tool to allow your embossing powder to set.

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Ink your edges with any distress ink you desire.

Add your glitter accents adhesive to the outside edges.

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Your cute little banner comes next!

Choose any four of the banners from the Tonic decorative banners die cut set.

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You will create two sets of those four banner die cuts.

Apply the deluxe adhesive to the decorative side of your banner pieces.

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Lastly, you will add some Nuvo Crystal drops to the tops of your decorative banners, and voila!  Your beautiful spring layout is here!

Thank you for stopping by and making Tonic a part of your creative day!

Erin