Monday, 12 September 2011

Tonic Studios Mini Trimmer in action!

Ever since I got my Tonic Sudios Mini Trimmer a couple of weeks ago I've been chopping strips of paper and card at a great rate! I've always used a blade trimmer until now so I've been fascinated by the neat cutting and how narrow I can make the strips now......Then, when I had lots of little strips of paper in a pile in the kitchen, I thought.....I could make little quilled flowers with these!!

I'll show you how I made the card at the top of the post .

1. I printed out several of my Bedside Table digi images and coloured one of them with Promarkers.
I coloured and extra drawer front to decoupage. I added little details such as Glossy Accents on the vase and lamp, a gem for a drawer knob, glitter on the tissue box and beads hanging from the drawer

2. Using my super sharp Tonic Studios scissors I cut out the image.

3. I used the trimmer again to cut the mats for the card, choosing pale pink for behind the table to look like wallpaper. 

4. Back to the trimmer....I marked pale paper at 3mm intervals and cut several for my roses.

5. The quilling strips

 6. Using a small quilling tool I rolled up the strips and made the roses.
7. The quilling  paper is turned at 90 degrees to form the petals.

After I adhered the roses I added little branches from the birdy punch (minus the bird!). I think I'll be using this little punch a lot one way or another. Check out where I  first used it on my ROBIN card.
You might notice,too, that before I stuck the image to the pink paper, I made a slit in the top of the tissue box and popped in some tissue!

Alphabet Challenge  ....Pretty Pastels
Craft Your Days Away ..make your own flowers
Craft your Passion ..something beginning with "F" (flowers)


  1. oh my goodness what a super little card ... saw it on the do-craft forum and just had to pop over to your blog and take a peep ... it is just lovely ... love the little pearls and the tissues ... very elegant ... thank you for sharing your tutorial with us all ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ... ps hope you age not getting to blown away with this awful weather

  2. What a stunning card hunni, just love it & thanks for sharing how you make your pretty roses :D
    hugs and xxx

  3. WOW! Ruth this is fabulous,gorgeous image and love the pearls & tissues,really beautiful.
    Wendy xx

  4. What a great way to make roses.Gorgeous card and thank you for the tutorial on how you made them.Love Debbie x

  5. Beautiful card - I love your attention to detail and the quilled rose tutorial is fab. Lovely pastel colours too! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  6. This is absolutely stunning, so beautiful and girlie. Fab tutorial too. Lee xx

  7. Beautiful card. Love the image and those fab roses. xx

  8. wow this is stunning ruth.i love your beautiful pretty colours and the image is gorgeous and i love the special added details ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Gorgeous card Ruth, love the bedside table! I'm going to have a go at the roses I love how real they look by turning the strips.
    Val x

  10. What a beautiful card! Love the image and love the flowers! TFS and playing along with us over at Craft Your Passion:)

  11. Genius way of making roses Ruth and love the little string of pearls falling out of the drawer.

    B x

  12. Totally Gorgeuos Ruth!!
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge this week.
    Good Luck!

  13. Gorgeous card,beautiful colours!

    please check out my newly made blog

  14. What a great card! And amazing little roses. Thanks for the demo and thanks for playing along with us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  15. Ruth I always love what you do with this image. So very clever. thanks for all the info.

  16. This is fabulous Ruth! I love the gorgeous pastel colours and the tiny necklace coming out of the drawer looks so pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

  17. Wow! this is gorgeous ruth, so much attention to detail. The quilled roses, the background. the tissue out of the tissue box.

  18. Very pretty card, cute little flowers! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and CYDA challenges xx

  19. Lovely creation, Thanks for sharing all the details and for playing with us at The Pink Elephant!Hope to see more of your creations soon. hugs, Frances.

  20. Love those finishing touches such as the pearls hanging from the drawer

  21. Beautiful card!! Love all the fabulous little touches. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
    Stamping Hugs~

  22. This is brilliant Ruth, I love all the little details that you have added, like the beads in the drawer and the tissues in the box. Have signed up to follow your blog! Maddy x

  23. This is stunning Ruth!! The attention to detail is amazing - love it! xx

  24. wow this card is gorgeous. the roses are stunning. xx

  25. wow-love those pearls hanging out the draw.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth