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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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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

 

 

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Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner – Heidi Blankenship

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Time sure is flying by!  I can’t believe how fast this year is going so far.  St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner.  I always think it’s a lot of fun to create banners and home decor pieces for the holidays.  Today, I am sharing how to use regular/standard dies to create a fun St. Patrick’s day banner.

Supplies used:

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This is a very easy banner to create and all of the die cutting is done in multiples of five.

  1. Use the cockle shell die template to cut five of the label shapes from white cardstock and also from the green glitter cardstock using two different sizes of die templates.
  2.  To create the flowers you will want to have a piece of crepe paper that is large enough to fold five times.
  3.  Using two different sizes of flowers from the bellus buttercup die and the folded crepe paper die cut the flowers.
  4.  Separate the paper flowers and then you will wanted to layer them on top of each other offsetting the petals.
  5.  Use the craft pick to poke a hole into the center of the flowers and then add a brad to hold and secure all of the flowers together.
  6.  To create some dimension for the flowers pull up each layer of petals one at a time to the center and crinkle them up.
  7.  Continue to crinkle all of the petals until all five flowers are done.
  8.  To add some color to the flowers you will want to use one of the mini blender brushes.
  9.  To add glitter to the flowers use the large glue pen and press down the glue pen on a craft sheet so some of the glue will come out.
  10. Then, dip the tips of the flower petals into the glue and add gold glitter.
  11. Next, you will use the scalloped oval die template to die cut five ovals with white cardstock.
  12. To create the gold glitter cardstock for the flourishes you will need a piece of white cardstock, the glimmer paste and a palette knife.
  13.  Using a palette knife spread the glimmer paste evenly on the white card stock and set aside to dry.
  14. Once the glimmer paste is dry use the flourish die cut from the jeweled crown die to cut five flourishes.
  15. Using the green glitter cardstock and dies from both of the letter set die cut the word Lucky.
  16.  Now for the fun part you get to assemble the banner.  Adhere the two label shapes using foam tape in between the layers.
  17. Use the craft tacky glue to adhere the flourishes to the top of the labels and also to add the letters to the center of the scalloped ovals.
  18. Adhere the scalloped ovals with more foam tape and use hot glue to adhere the flowers.
  19. Add all five of the label pieces to some green ribbon and then add white lace bows in between the labels.
  20. To finish off the banner add some glitter drops to all of the points on the larger white label as shown in the picture.

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Here are a couple to tips for creating the banner.

Tip–The crepe paper is a little more delicate than cardstock.  The easiest way that I have found to ink up the flowers is to cup one in your hand and use the blending brush in your other hand moving in a circular motion to apply the ink.

Tip–Create a little puddle of the glue from the glue pen on a craft mat and drip the flower petals.  By doing this it will give your flowers a nice even coat of the glue and it’s a lot less messier than trying to hold the flowers and add glue with the glue pen.

Tip–Don’t forget if you don’t have the right color of glitter paper you can always make your own with the glimmer paste, pure sheen glitter and sparkle dust.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you are inspired to create some projects of your own for St. Patrick’s day!

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A Wish for you…

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There’s such value in putting things down on paper!  Today, I have a sweet little wish jar for you!  My girls and I love crafting/creating art together, and are always making lists of ideas on what to craft next!  This jar was born…now each of us will have our own spot to keep those ideas in!  These jars can be filled with wishes of all kinds…so have fun creating yours!

Supplies Used:

Punch out scallop circle from white cardstock.  Layer on the embellishment mousse with a palette knife.  Allow it to dry.

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Write wish with the Nuvo adhesive pen.  Allow it to dry. Layer on some Sparkle dust.  Remove excess dust.

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Diecut hearts and doily and write with adhesive pen, and add in some sparkle dust.

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Hope you have fun creating little wish jars of your own!

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

Erin

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To brighten your day…

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Home decor brings me great joy to create!  Today, I have a little desk canvas, full of big LOVE for you.

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After painting the canvas, gather the stencil, embellishment mousse, and palette knife together.  Place stencil on canvas, and spread the embellishment mousse over the areas you wish to cover your canvas.

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After allowing the mousse to dry, choose your paper to use in your layering heart diecut.  Adhere the layering heart with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the canvas.Tonic.canvas. - 3.jpg

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Next, stamp and color in the LOVE with the Nuvo creative pens.Tonic.canvas. - 5.jpg

 

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Add some Glimmer Paste to the doily, and adhere the doily to the canvas.  Add some glimmer past randomly on the canvas.  Finally, adhere the colored Love sentiment to your doily!

Thank you making the Tonic blog a part of your creative day!

Erin

 

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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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Organization labels with Nuvo

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to get organizing and create your own labels for your craft room using the Nuvo Crystal drops!

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Supplies used:

I started by die cutting a bunch of labels using the Harrop Layering Card Blanks Die Set. I simply love the scalloped edge of this die and thought it would be perfect to use for some labels. I like everything white these days, and so I chose a bright white colored cardstock for my project.

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Next, to decorate the labels in a simplistic yet colorful manner, I chose a rainbow of colors of Nuvo Crystal drops. I chose bright colors, but really you could use any of the Nuvo Crystal Drops for this project and it would turn out amazing. I then went ahead and added small beads of the crystal drops all along the scalloped edges.

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I then let my labels dry for a few hours. In the past, I have always put things to the side to dry and forget about them or smudged them while they were still wet. So nowadays, I place things that are wet onto my Glass cutting mat right in the center of my table while I clean up around it.

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Once the drops dried, I wrote in each label and then attached them to bins. I have one bin with all of the Jewel tones and Gloss drops and another with the glitter and crystal drops! Having them labeled makes it easy to put things back where they belong.

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I hope this inspired you to organize your craft space! Share pictures with us in the comments below showing how you organize your Nuvo Drops!

 

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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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