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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 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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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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Gelli Prints using Nuvo by Smitha Katti

Hello Friends! Smitha here showing you how I use my gel press to make colorful prints with Nuvo products.

Supplies you will need:

 I start by adding a random doodle using the Nuvo Crystal Drops. I use two blue colors and cover the entire gel plate with a design. Now onto that, I press down a Kraft card and press down firmly to transfer the color. A brayer comes in handy here to apply even pressure all over the card. Carefully peel off the card to see the print. I love how the light blue looks so soft on the card! I then pressed a blue cardstock onto the gel press to pick up the leftover color. This is called the second print or ghost print.  Next I wanted to add some stencil details. So using the Essentials stencil I layered a thin coat of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. The Mouse is great way to add color and shimmer to print. I then press the card onto the gelli press again. Another option is to doodle some more color onto the gel press. I love to create a 2/3 and 1/3 ratio of color on my designs.  Onto the same print, I also added a layer of Nuvo Glimmer paste. This adds such a soft shimmer to your print.  And here is how my final print turned out! It has many many layers and that is how I like it to be. You can stop layering your color at any time and make your print as simple or as busy as you want.

Have you tried gelli printing before? Have you tried it with Nuvo products? Let  me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!