Saturday 30 July 2022

Make Cards, Gift Tag and Book mark with Tonic Magazine Issue 4 #affiliate

Good morning :) I didn't realise I had already edited my "makes with the magazine" video so I have just decided to go ahead and publish it. 

You can see it on my YouTube channel here -

These are my affiliate links to the magazine and B'day launches

I filmed this while I was actually making them a couple of months ago so if you haven't already got a copy this may whet your appetite and if your is ordered, you can watch the video as well as read the instructions! The shaker card instructions are in the mag....the rest can only be seen in my video :)

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to watch my videos and leave a comment. I really do appreciate it :)

Friday 29 July 2022

 Issue 4 of the Official Tonic Magazine is now available!!

                                                           These are my affiliate links
                                                        UK -
                                               USA - (affiliate links)
                                                   You can see my preview video here -

 and I'll post another in depth video showing how I made my magazine cards etc when your copy arrives :)
It's a really fab mag with a 44 piece die set, 14 stamps, a stencil and 14 sheets of 200gsm luxury paper/card!
Thanks so much again :)

Tonic Studios Official Magazine Issue 4 #affiliate

Good morning :)It's Day 4 of the Tonic Studios Birthday Week!!

My video for the brand new Tonic Magazine which will be released today, will be on my YouTube channel at 1.00pm BST

You can use these links for everything in BIRTHDAY WEEK at Tonic.
USA - (affiliate links)
The new launches will be added to the website at noon and I'll be posting lots and lots of photos here and a video on YT at 1.00pm! (BST) I've made another video while I was construction my commission pieces a few months ago and will post it when your magazines start to arrive with you

Don't forget to check out all the special deals which are currently available along with the new launches
I hope you all enjoy 🙂Thanks so much for looking

Thursday 28 July 2022

Make a "Memories to Cherish" Memory Book (Tonic Birthday Special!) #affiliate

Welcome to the “Memories to Cherish” My Memory Book die set. This collection contains 42 dies spread over 2 packed sets!! It can be used to create 5 different sizes of books, including Tonic’s biggest book to date!!
These are my affiliate links to the die set

You will have all the dies you need to make the base, spine and decoration and it also contains dies to make a little waterfall!

I have made 3 different sizes of books with the set 

and you can see how to make the largest and the smallest in my video here – 

In this Step by Step tutorial I will take you through the process of making a medium sized book with various pages and pockets.

The 2 large die sets!

Making a Memory Book –


You will need the following Tonic Studios products (affiliate links)

Memories to Cherish Die Sets

UK - USA -


UK - USA -

Craft Perfect A4 Smooth White Card, 300gsm

UK -


Beautiful Memories 12 x 12 paper pad

UK –


Craft Perfect Princess Pink A4 Pearlescent Card

UK - 

USA - 

Craft Perfect Sweet Pink Double Face Satin 3mm Ribbon

UK - 

USA - 

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

UK – USA -



Let’s Make the Book

1. Use the 17cm x 13.75cm die to cut out the front and back covers of the book, placing the front cutting edge at the edge of the card. Cut out a spine. 

2. Cut the spine to 10.5cm long and burnish the score lines in as shown. Adhere both the mountain fold together with hi tack tape or wet glue.

3. The finished spine.

4. Cut the ends of the covers from the A4 card leaving 3cm on each. Score and fold as shown and glue together to form a cover.

NB If you want more pages, you can cut these covers with extra card on the open edge and add another spine beside the first one.

5. Glue the spine into the inside of the covers.

6. Die cut 6 of the slightly smaller layering dies to create pages. Glue one to the inside front cover and one to the inside back cover. Create a page by gluing 2 die cuts together leaving one short side free from glue. Add glue down both sides of one of the page connectors in the spine and position the double -sided page over it. Repeat with the other page.

7. Die cut pink mats and patterned paper layers for the covers and glue in place. Add a 2.5cm x 10cm strip of pink card with a 2cm x 9.5cm layer of patterned paper on top to the spine. Die cut the sentiment from white card and glue onto a pink die cut backing plate. Glue to the bottom right of the book front.

Page 1.

Using the dies shown, adhere a pink mat. Then attach a 2.5cm x 10.5cm strip of patterned paper to a 3cm x 11cm strip of pink card and attach this down the centre of the page with hi tack tape at the top and bottom. Create tags with the smaller dies on the left.

Page 2.

Using the dies shown, adhere a patterned paper mat.

Glue patterned paper onto white card and die cut with the die shown. Then move the die up and die cut over the top line again to create a smaller shape. You will feel the holes in the die to line this up when you place the die over the top for the second cut.

Attach the sides and bottom to the page with glue/hi tack tape and make a tag with the bottom two dies in the photo.

Page 3.

Using the dies shown cut and glue a patterned paper mat onto the page.

Die cut the small pink shape with the slits and thread a 7mm x 10.5cm strip of white card through the slits before gluing the top and bottom of the strip to the page.

Create a tag and slip in behind the strip.

Page 4.

Using the dies shown die cut a white waterfall piece and strip. Burnish all the score lines well. Thread the strip through the slits in the main piece. Die cut 4 white shapes and 4 patterned paper panels. Glue together.

Fold the waterfall piece in two where the notches are at the sides. Glue the tabs and attach this to the centre of the page.

Glue the tops of the patterned pieces below each of the burnished score lines and add a ribbon loop at the bottom.

Page 5.

Using the dies shown on the left, firstly cover the page with a patterned paper mat. Then turn the large die 90 degrees and cut a white pocket (cut in half) Use the smaller die shown to cover with patterned paper.

Use the dies at the top of the photo to create a tag, cutting off the patterned paper to keep it symmetrical.  

Page 6

Using the dies shown, add a pink panel to the page.

Leave a tab of card on one of the smaller white die cuts and cut it off the other.

Add glue to the inside of the tab and glue to the back of the second panel to create a small card.

Add a patterned paper panel to the front of the card.

Using the 2 dies on the right, make a little fold over tab. Score down the side to create the tab.  

Glue the tab of the smaller panel in behind the “card” and glue to the page.

Glue a patterned paper circle to a white card circle and attach to the large “card” with a 3D foam pad on one side. It will act as a closure for the smaller flap.

Don’t forget that you can add as many pages and photos tags etc as you like.

When you’re using a large 12 x 12 paper pad, remember to be creative and fussy cut lots of elements from the paper to glue onto your tags.

Lastly, but most importantly….enjoy 😊

Monday 25 July 2022

Big Top Carousel Centrepiece/ Treat Dispenser (Tonic Birthday Week!!) #affiliate


Hello :) The Birthday Week Celebrations at Tonic Studios have begun!! This fabulous die set contains 44 dies which you can use to create a beautiful centre piece/ treat dispenser! It will look amazing on your table!
These are my affiliate links to the set

Keep scrolling down for LOTS of photos and links to the products I used but
you can see how I made both of these in my video here

In this video I show you all the steps in cutting and assembling the gift box and the carousel. I have made them as 2 separate projects but you can also glue them together and add the roof on top. There are so many possibilities with this set and the finished result will look stunning in Christmas colours or even pastel colours for a baby shower. I have used the following products (affiliate links) Big Top Carousel die set UK -

I have used the following products (affiliate links) Big Top Carousel die set UK -
TANGERINE A4 Die Cutting Machine and Plates UK - USA - Nuvo Deluxe adhesive UK – USA - Craft Perfect A4 Ivory Smooth Card UK – USA - Craft Perfect Scarlet Organza Satin Effect Card UK - USA - Candy Stripe Foiled Card UK - USA - Ruby Ritz Glitter Card UK – USA - Thanks so much for looking :) If you enjoy the video please don't forget to "like" it and subscribe to my channel :) Link to disclosure - My website : Blog: Facebook: Instagram: Instagram: Pinterest : Happy crafting! Disclaimer: some of the links on some of my videos are "affiliate links", meaning that if you purchase using those links, I receive a small commission but this will not cost you any extra. Please consider using these links when you visit these sites. I earn a small commission at no added cost to you: Tonic Studios UK - Tonic Studios USA - Cricut - - CraftStash -

New Digi Images on my Website #ad

Good morning :)

Sharing a couple of cards which I made a while ago with my digi images from

These are Geranium, St. John's Wort and Honeysuckle, all coloured with alcohol markers.
I've been amazed at how many cards, scheduled posts and videos I have to work my way through. I must have been busy over the last few months as I have enough to keep me going for quite a while.
I'll be back with more that "I made earlier" as it's Tonic's BIRTHDAY WEEK!!
My inspo samples and videos have been lined up and ready to post for a couple of months!!


Saturday 23 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge - Summer (Honeysuckle digi image) #affiliate


It's time for another challenge at Allsorts! The theme this time is "Summer" Of course, summer means different things to different people but you know it usually means "flowers" to me" :)
I am one of the sponsors of the latest challenge so you could win 3 of my digi images from

Pop over and see all the other beautiful cards which the DT have made :)

I have used my Honeysuckle digi image for my card 
and if you're interested in the other products I used, here's a list (affiliate links)

TANGERINE A4 Die Cutting Machine and Plates
UK -

Nuvo Deluxe adhesive
UK –

Nuvo Alcohol markers
UK -

Teapots and Teacakes die set
UK -

Thanks so much for looking :)

Link to disclosure -