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Sparkly Jack ‘O Lantern

It’s finally October!  That means Halloween and fall decorations are everywhere we look.  My house is always decked out with Jack ‘O Lanterns, ghosts and all other things Halloween.

Recently I saw the cutest wood slice pumpkins on Pinterest.  I knew I could make that and give it my own spin using some Tonic Studios dies, Nuvo glitters and glues.  Here is my Sparkly Jack ‘O Lantern.

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Supplies include:

 

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To begin, paint the wood slice using acrylic paint.  Since this slice was cut with a chain saw I had to sand it first but if you buy a wood slice I don’t think you will have to do that!

To create the face, I used the smallest die in the Jubilant Jubilee Bunting Set and the banner die from the Grand Gala Bunting Set.  I covered some white cardstock with Be Creative tape and die cut with so the adhesive would be on the front of the die.

Once everything was die cut, I removed the release paper and put the die cuts into the glitter.  I burnished the glitter into the Be Creative Tape so it would stick really good.  Then I used some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere the eyes, nose and mouth to my pumpkin.  This is a really good all-purpose crafty glue.  As you can see in the picture, there is a bit of glue peeking out from the mouth of my pumpkin.  It’s a good thing the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive dries clear, you won’t see it later!  I added some raffia and some leaves that I created for another project.  You can see how the leaves were created HERE.

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I love my cute my Jack O’Lantern!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Fall gift box

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to add a seasonal touch to your gifts! This Fall Gift box would be perfect for any celebration!

Supplies used:

To start, die cut a bunch of the fall leaves and flower shapes from a few different shades of cardstock. I used an ochre, orange and brown color scheme here today. I tend to die cut more than I need. I believe that when I have my die cut machine out one should put it to good use.

Also, how realistic and beautiful is this fall leaf die?? Perfect for September crafts!

Adhere leaves onto the gift box lid. You can glue them down to be symmetrical or do a random bunching and layering arrangement.

Glue down more leaves and fillers till you have a happy looking arrangement.

I then hand cut and doodled a simple banner to add the recipients name onto.

Then glue the little banner onto the box! That’s it!

I love how pretty this turned out!

I think this would make the perfect gift for a teacher, hostess or friend.

Thank you for crafting with me today friends!

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Thank You Teacher Treat Box-Karen Hasheck

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Before we know it, the kids will be going back to school! How about sending them on the first day with a treat for the teacher to say “thank you” for all their hard work and dedication? Tonic Studio’s Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set makes creating a treat box easy and fun! Here are the supplies I used to make several of these treat boxes:

Other: ribbon, strong 1/8” two sided tape, Glad Press & Seal, cupcake or candy or other treat

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Here are the steps to make the fall teacher treat box:

Cut out two of the base main pieces from the Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set out of gold cardstock and two side pieces out of orange cardstock. The best way to show how to put the box together is to watch the official Tonic Studios YouTube video here, but it is not hard. Fold on the scored lines and apply narrow two sided tape to the skinny tabs that hold the box together.

Stamp “Thank You” in black in on the orange side piece. Die cut “teacher” using the Attraction Lower Case Alphabet Set and red cardstock and glue them onto the orange side piece. Also glue the orange overlay piece on the other side.

TIP: When diecutting a set of small pieces such as an alphabet, one very easy way to keep the pieces in place is to place a piece of Glad Press and Seal under the die and cardstock. After running the die through your diecutting machine, the pieces will stay put until you pick the ones you want to use. The rest of the alphabet pieces will stay in place for the next time I need a red word or sentiment as shown in these pictures:

Die cut the autumn leaves in orange, yellow, red and green and apply with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the sides of the treat box.

Place a cupcake or bag of candy or other treat inside the box and tie with a ribbon.

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I was so impressed with how easy it was to make this teacher treat box, I wondered if the Cupcake and Treat Box would work for a wedding where the guests take home a cupcake of their choice instead of cake. I die cut the base of this wedding treat box out of ivory cardstock and the overlays and side pieces out of Tonic’s gold mirror card. I made this gorgeous box in less than 20 minutes, so it would be perfect for wedding or shower favors. There is even a die in this set and instructions to add a base with a circle in it so the cupcake will be secure in its base and not slide around if traveling with the treat.

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The Cupcake and Treat Box Die Set is perfect for treats for teachers or weddings or Halloween goodies like Marisa shared in this blogpost!

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Good Luck Teacher Card

I can’t believe that it is August and that it is almost time to send the kids back to school!  It feels like summer just flew by.  With school starting in only a few weeks, it is time to start thinking about gifts and cards for the teachers.  I decided to create a fun card that we can drop a gift card into to help with any additional supplies that the teacher might need.

Here’s what you will need:

Here’s how to put it all together:

Take a piece of the watercolor paper and stamp your image onto it with the clear ink.

Add embossing powder and then shake off the excess.  If there is any left over, you can use a small brush to carefully brush it away.  Heat set it when you are done.

Using your Nuvo Aqua Flow pens, add color to the image where you want.  To lighten it in areas, use the water brush with water after it initially dries.  Dab it with a paper towel and some of the color will be removed and it will be a lighter image.

 

Once the main image is dry, put 1-2 drops of Aqua Flow background colors onto the glass mat with some water.  Using the water brush, lightly add the softened colors to create your background.  Allow this to dry completely.

 

Stamp your sentiment, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, and heat set.

 

Trim down the image to a square that will fit on the front of your card base with some room around it.

Take your card base and tape down some baker’s twine to create a loopy decoration.

 

Add pop dots to your stamped piece and add it over the twine.

Add Nuvo drops and allow them to dry.

All that is left to do is add your gift card and a note to the teacher and you are all set!

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Cupcake & Treat Box by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! This is such a cute box die set, very simple and fun project to make. I was able to fit 2 Nuvo Crystal Drops bottles in this box for a present for one of my friends.

 

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Teal Metallic Cardstock, White Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets, Pink Silk Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

Instructions:

1. Die cut Cupcake & Treat Box base from teal metallic cardstock. You need to die cut 2 pieces for the box base.

2. Die cut decorative pieces from white cardstock. Color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used 3 colors, Royal Aubergine, Pink Flambe and Orange Blush. I also used a sponge dauber to mix colors together.

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3. Die cut decorative background pieces from white cardstock and double adhesive sheet. Adhere colored decorative pieces to adhesive background pieces and then cover exposed sticky areas with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter.

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4. Adhere decorative pieces to box with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue. Assemble box by folding scored lines and gluing at the tabs.

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5. Die cut small tag from die set. Tie box together with a ribbon.

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Thanks for visiting!

Marisa 

 

 

 

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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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Harry Hedgehog Spring Card – Karen Hasheck

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Today I am sharing another sneak peek at some brand new Tonic and Nuvo products and an interactive card design called a double slider card. I made this double slider card featuring Harry Hedgehog for my grandson.

Supplies I used to make this project:

Here are the steps I used to create this double slider spring card:

  1. For the specifics on how to make a double slider card, please refer to the tutorial I found here. After cutting the pieces according to the tutorial, attach the patterned paper piece to the front of the card. Die cut Harry Hedgehog’s pieces out of various colors of cardstock and patterned pieces. Glue him together and use mounting tape to some parts for dimension.

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2. A strip of plastic grocery bag is attached per the tutorial and that is what causes the top and bottom pieces of the double slider to open when the ribbon is pulled.

3. Print the words of the spring greeting on yellow paper. Die cut “Awesome” from the Awesome, Cool and Sweet die set and attach.

4. Stamp the swirl from the new Sending Big Hugs Whimsical Frame Set and highlight the swirls and “Awesome” with the new super sparkly Nuvo orange and green Glitter Markers.

5. Attach the yellow sentiment pieces to the top and bottom sliders.

6. Punch a semi-circle in the top of the slider front and staple on a ribbon. The ribbon will be pulled over and over by the delighted recipient as Harry Hedgehog wishes him a Happy Spring. I made mine for my grandson and he loved it.

Happy Spring everyone!

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