Sunday, 29 January 2017

Curved Strip Box

Hope you're having a good day, I've found a few minutes to finally get around to posting directions for the Curved Strip Box shown on Tonic Live 2 weeks ago.
It's a good sized box to put a Special present for your loved one one Valentines Day.

I've even managed to do measurements in inches and centimeters, no mean feat for me, lol.

Products Used
Craft Perfect 12 x 12" card - Jet Black -9132E
Craft Perfect A4 card - Bright White - 9016E
Craft Perfect A4 card - Cherry Red - 9076E
Tonic Celtic & Bow Rounded Strip Die Set - 1602E
Traditional Hearts A2 Layering Basics die set - 1459E
Tonic Flower & Heart Strip Die Set 1555E
Tonic Funky Glue Pen 421E
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry - 667N
Red ribbon from stash

Take 2 sheets of 12 x12" (30cm x 30cm) card stock. Score at 6" (15cm) on both sides to form a cross.
Cut along 1 of the score lines to the centre of the card stock. Cut a rectangle from the card stock as shown, leaving approx 1/2" (1cm) tab in situ. Trim both ends of the tab.
Repeat on both sheets of card.

Cut  2 strips of card 6" x 1" (15cm x 2cm) and score in half.

Glue tab in place to form a 2 sided box 

Glue  cut strip to 1 side of the box. Repeat with 2nd piece of card. Please excuse the state of my desk, ooops!!!

Join the bases and tabs together to form a cube.

Take 2 pieces of red card  11 1/8" x 6 1/8" (29.25cm x 15.25cm)
Score a line at 2 1/2"(7cm), turn card and repeat on opposite side.

Cut Celtic Rounded Strip Die into card

Repeat at opposite end. Finish other red card in the same manner

Glue both pieces of card together  to form a cross.

Cut 4 Strips of card 1" (2cm) wide. Fold in half.

Stick the card into each corner of the lid to form brackets.

Trim off excess card

Cut 4 Heart Strips from red card and  borders in white using edger die from set

Use edger strip on opposite side of heart design leaving a small border

Add borders around top of box

Cut 2 white squares 5 3/4" (14cm) and 5 1/4" (13cm). Also cut a black square 5 1/2" (13.5cm). Stick layers together and place on top of box with 3d foam pads.

Wrap a red ribbon around the base of the box and decorate with hearts from the layering set

Decorate the top of the box with larger hearts and finish off with a few crystal drops

Here's a You Tube video where I make the box from start to finish

Here's another design using the same style box, which would be ideal for Birthday's or Mother's Day.

Hope you've enjoyed this project.  I hope you'll give it a try and don't forget to share your makes on the Tonic Live Facebook page. I love to see your projects.
Thank you for popping by.

Alison xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Strips & Layers

Good Morning from a frosty South Wales. Thankfully we've escaped the snow but I hope you're safe and warm if the snow landed in your area.

Today's card is my Win and Tonic Challenge card

This month's Themes are

Colour -  open so please feel free to use any colour/s you want
Technique - layering - very easy
Product – strip or border dies
Theme – love and marriage

I've used layering and strip dies

I've used the dot and dash die from the Essentials Embellishment Strip Die Set to edge the pink cardstock. This gives a lovely detail but not overpowering the design.

The Essentials Flower and die Strip comes in 2 parts - the main die and an edging strip which makes cutting a shadow layer to sit beneath the flower strip so easy.

I've finished off the card with some Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops. I love this colour, it almost looks like real pearls.

If you like this card, pop over the Win and Tonic Challenge page for more inspiration from the Team.

Congratulations to this Month's Challenge Winner Ann Smith for her beautiful card

Thanks for Visiting

Alison  xx

Products Used

8x8 white scalloped card blank
Rose card stock
White card stock
Green polka dot paper
Rose patterned paper

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Folding Frame Card

Sorry it's a bit belated, but Happy New Year to you. I have a feeling  2017 is going to be a year of learning some new crafts and revisiting old ones. Hope you will be able to join me in my journey.

My 1st project for the year is a frame card using Tonics Idyllics die and embossing  folder. They are very so easy to work with and give an elegant effect. Hope you like them.

Inside the card

The detail on the die is exquisite. 

This would make a beautiful new baby keepsake card with a photo of your new baby inside.

The card sizes are:
Pink card  is 12" x 6 "  scored at 6"  on long side (30cm x 15cm scored at 15cm)
Second pink card is 6" x 7.5" scored at  6", 6.5" & 7" (15cm x 18cm  scored at 15cm, 16cm & 17cm)
Silver mirror card 5.75" x 5.75" (14.5cm x 14.5cm)
White card 5.5" x 5.5" (14cm x 14cm)

All instructions for the card are in the YouTube  video below

Hope you like the card. If you have any questions please message me and I will do my best to help

Items used
Filigree affections emboss and die set - 1516E
Little  Princess die - 1262E
Birthday Wishes  die - 1243Essentials
Circle Layering  die set - 481E
Scallop Circle Layering die set - 483E
Essential Card Pack - Magnificent Magentas - 786E
Essential Card Pack  - Monochrome- 791E
Mirror Card paper pack - Gloss - 795E
Funky Glue Pen - 421E
3d foam Pads
Pink Gingham ribbon

Thanks for visiting my blog

Big Hugs
Alison xx