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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tonic Studios CHA Sneak Peeks!

Today is the first day of three sneak peeks for Tonic Studio's Summer CHA release. Each day I will feature 3 of the punches. You will not only get to see what they can do but you will also have a chance to win some as well! So what do you need to do to win? Leave a comment on what punch or layout is your favorite, I will pick a random winner from those that have posted. (The contest is limited to the US only). I would love some new followers as well, so if you enjoy layouts, cards, home decor make sure and follow me as well!

To better your odds of winning make sure and check out the other blogs of the design team as well. I will place the links to their blog at the end. Enjoy checking out the new product!

First is the Scalloped Arc Border #761
Here is the layout that I made using the scalloped arc border punch. I had a lot of fun using this to not only border the journaling card area but also the word strip. The border punches are really easy to use they not only cut through pattern papers with no issue but also cardstock. They are not hard on the hands either since they have a gear system in them that does the work. So you can make as many borders as you want and still be able to use your hand!

The pattern papers I used for this layout is Echo Park's Woof Line. This all worked very well in order to do a fun layout about our pup, Otis.

Next is the Floral Strip # 769 ( I accidentally used the wrong one in my day one sneak peeks so on the other gals projects you will see a different floral punch which  I will show you tomorrow I guess I got to excited about this one! )

I made this really simple layout and I used not only the Floral Strip but also the Scalloped Arc. I used the floral strip to inset the mat of the picture. I used the other punch to add a pop of color to fram the word strip.

The pattern papers used on this layout are from American Crafts, Amy Tangerine.

and last but not least is the Doily Strip # 766

Here is the layout I made with the Doily Strip and Floral Strip. I wanted to have fun and see how the punches transform all my fun pattern papers and bright cardstocks. It is amazing how cool some of the strips came out. It was fun weaving them in and out around the page as well to see how it changes the look and flow of the page.

The pattern papers on this layout is again American Crafts Amy Tangerine and the embellishments are Echo Park Chipboard and Jillibean letter Stickers.

So as you can see the punches can offer a lot of pop to a page in a variety of ways. I hope you enjoyed checking out the new punches and that you liked the layouts. Don't forget to leave a comment on here for a chance to win the punches! You have until Sunday, July 8th at midnight to leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Monday, July 9th. Please make sure and check back that day to see if you are winner!!

Also don't forget if you want to better your odds go check out the the other design team members as well.  Jackie has some darling cards to show you at:
and I am not sure what projects Missy has created but I am sure they will be fantastic:

Make sure and come back tomorrow to see the next 3 punches! Till then Happy Creating!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fathers Day Card!

We have a way busy weekend! We have supper with one family for fathers day, a wedding and then lunch with the other family.. all in one weekend! Not a bad way to spend a weekend! With all the bustle I did get a fathers day card ready. I used Echo Park's Note to Self paper and stickers and course my tonic tools!

Take a peek!

For cards I like simple ideas! I think the color of these papers work really well for a manly card. If you want step by step instruction on how to create this card click here.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Creating!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Everyday Card

Tonic participated in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop over memorial day weekend. We had to pick a sketch from over the 100 different ones and then make a card based on the sketch. I had a wonderful stack of Pink Paislee paper waiting to have something done with it. I made a card that really could be used for any type of occasion. I find I like making those types of cards since you never know when you may need one! 

Here is the sketch that I picked and the card I made.

Here are the step by step directions on how to make the card as well. Click Here.

If you are looking for a lot of fun card ideas here is the link to Operation Write Home's sketches as well.  If you have a moment check out what Operation Write Home is all about and help send some cards there way.

Happy Creating!