Sunday, 31 May 2015

Stationery Box - Indulgence Frame Dies and Stamps

Hello.  There has been quite a bit of interest in the Stationery Box I made for the on air shows on Create and Craft so I thought I'd show you this in more detail and give you my measurements as I resized this to fit our UK sized A6 cards and envelopes.  I also worked on the measurements so that I could use a4 card which gives me a wider variety of colours and finishes than just using 12 x 12 which I notice a lot of the online tutorials are made from.

This will be a long post with quite a lot of photos so bear with me.  The wonderful photos of the finished article were taken by the amazing Kate, photographer down at Tonic HQ while the slightly shaky/out of focus 'in the process of' photos are my very own!

Completed Box With Lid

Open Box With Enclosed Items
To make this box with my measurements you will need to mark your first sheet of card at 22 1/2cm x 17 cm , place the shorter edge against the bar on your scoring board and score at 3cm, turn and score the opposite end at 3cm, then placing one of the longer edges against the bar, score at 5cm.  Fold all of these score lines and cut the scored corners away as shown.

Your next piece of card needs to be cut at 29 1/2cm x 17cm.  Place one of the shorter edges against the bar or your score board and score at 1 1/2cm and 6 1/2cm.  Again, turn and score the opposite side at 1 1/2cm and 6 1/2cm.  Place one of the longer sides against the bar of your score board and score at 5cm.  As you did with the previous panel, fold all of the score lines and cut the scored corners away.

Apply adhesive or tape to one of your 5cm scored, cut away panels and stick to the matching 5cm panel on the other piece.

Which gives you your base.

Your interior panels are measured as follows:
a.  22 1/2cm x 10 1/2cm.  Score this panel at 3cm on 3 of the sides, fold the score lines and cut away the scored corners.  This one will hold your card and envelopes.
b.  14cm x 5cm.  Score at 1 1/2cm and 2 1/2cm on either end.  This will hold your 9cm x 7 1/2cm notelets.
c.  12 1/2cm x 5cm.  Score at 1 1/2cm and 2 1/2cm on either end.  This will hold your gift tags.

Apply your adhesive as shown.

Stick the larger panel in first, then stick the two smaller panels on the front of this.  Trim the edges of your box to neaten.

Cut your note book cover to 16cm x 9 1/2cm and fold in half.  Your stamp holder needs to be 5cm x 7 1/2cm score at 1 1/2cm on 3 sides and your pen holder is 4cm x 4cm scored at 1cm on either end.  Apply your adhesive as shown.

Attach to the lower part of your box.

Your lid is the only part of your box with a precise measurement as it needs to be a few millimetres bigger than the box itself so your card needs to be cut at 15.3cm x 26.8cm.  This can then be scored at 5cm on each side.  Cut notches in order to stick your tabs in place.

Glue your lid together and slide onto your closed box.


and here it is again decorated and showing the lovely dies and stamps off.
I hope this explains my process but if you have any problems, please get in touch and I will help you.
Karen x

Friday, 29 May 2015

Indulgence Frame Dies and Stamps - Red White and Blue

Good afternoon, today is release day for Tonic Studios' wonderful Indulgence Frame Dies and Stamps.  I had a lot of fun playing with these, the recent releases have certainly kept me busy and out of trouble.

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Sent From The Heart Die but I mixed the sets and used the Today Is All About You Stamp!

Other dies used:
Frond Finesse Die Set
Large Intrica Butterfly Punch
Clematis Climber Strip Die Set

Watch out for these dies with Jo Austin on Create and Craft today and throughout the coming week.

Karen x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Rococo Fairy Dies

Good morning, just before then new die release tomorrow, I thought I'd share a few more fairy cards as I've been indisposed this week :)

Dies Used:

Camellia Layering Die Set
Luna Rococo Die
Lily Rococo Die
Frond Finesse Die Set
Entwining Trellis Plush Peony Die Set
Idyllics Die/Embossing Set (sentiment)

Dies Used:

Art Nouveau Ovals Layering Die Set
Luna Rococo Die
Floral Heart Rococo Die and Stamp Set

Dies Used:

Breena Rococo Die
Elegant Oval Layering Dies
Everyday Sentiments Die Set 1
Royal Fern Die Set

Thanks for popping by

Karen x

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Rococo Fairy Dies - A Trio of Fairy Cards

A bit of an absence from me again, but it's been so busy here behind the scenes at Tonic Studios that there simply doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.  Today I thought I'd pop a few cards on as I haven't had chance to share any for a while and have quite a few to share.

Dies used:

Rhoslyn Rococo Die
Circle Trellis Die Set
Royal Fern Die Set
Amelia Embossing Folder
Believe/Love Frame Die Set

Stamp:  PSX

Dies Used:

Rococo Fairy Door Die
Rococo Petite Fae Ella Die
Entwining Trellis Plush Peony Die Set
Believe/Love Frame Die Set

Dies Used:

Rococo Petite Fairy Wand
Deco Oval Trellis Die Set
Everyday Sentiments Die Set 2

Thanks for popping by to take a look

Karen x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pick Of The Week Rococo Fairies - Rhoslyn In Blue

Good Afternoon

Just got a card to share with you made with the Pick Of The Week Dies, The Rococo Fairies.

I used Rhoslyn, Luna and the Bluebell Butterfly from the new release dies along with the Layering Squares, the Elegant Ovals and one of the small wording dies from the Idyllics.  The stamp was a freebie from a magazine, stamped in Stazon and the background was inked with Inkylicious Duster Brushes and Denim Blue and Broken China distress inks.

Don't forget to catch the shows with Jodie on Create and Craft.

Karen x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Rococo Fairy Pick Of The Week - Star Trail

I have to apologise for making such a late post but I've had a few technical difficulties.  My well loved windows 7 laptop has bitten the dust this week and I've had to get a new dreaded windows 8 laptop as a replacement :/. Still haven't got half if the programs that I need and I'm still trying to recover 5 years worth of data from the old faulty hard drive :/

Still, better late than never, here's a particular favourite of mine using just one of the smallest dies in the Pick of the week bundle, the Star Trail

Other dies used
Celtic Dream Layering Die Set and
Inspiration Wording Die Set

If you would like any details on how this was made, please get in touch and don't forget to catch Jodie throughout the week on Create and Craft. 

Thank you

Karen x

Friday, 15 May 2015

Tonic Studios Die Release Day - Tooth Fairy Door Hanger

Good morning, what a lovely day for a die release :) and my 100th post.  Today I'd like to share with you this tooth fairy door hanger which, in my mind, saves waking the little monsters up by putting the tooth under their pillow, much better to pop it in this little box on their bedroom door that they can check in the morning by opening the little Fairy Door to see if the tooth fairy has been. 
Dies used
Rococo Fairy Door
Frond Finesse
Entwining Trellis Plush Peony
Roof Tiles and Tag cut from the Butterflies Beautiful
Bumper Die and Topper Set
Don't forget to join Jodie for the launch of this beautiful die set today at 12 noon on Create and Craft.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Craftinator Cards Using Circles, Elegant Ovals And Shutter Dies

Hello again, it's been a busy couple of weeks here with some behind the scenes preparation for some fab new dies coming from Tonic Studios so I haven't had chance to update the blog in what feels like forever!

Here's a  few cards from the recent Craftinator offers that are currently still available on Create and Craft.

Dies Used

Celtic Dream Circle Layering Dies
You Make Every Day Perfect Semi Die Set

Dies Used

Elegant Oval Layering Die Set
Amelia Embossing Folder
Just For You Essentials Die Set
Pillow Box Die Set (sentiment)

Dies Used

Pavilion Shutter Die Set
Imperial Shutter Die set
Live The Life Sentiment Frame Die Set
Deco Geometric Layering Die Set
Pillow Box Die Set (sentiment)

As usual, if you would like any information on how I made these cards, please do not hesitate to contact me :)

Karen x