Tuesday 23 May 2023

Simple Sliding Affection Box (2 WAYS) - Tonic Studios #affiliate


This is another adorable die set from Tonic! There are 36 die in the set and you can make a little gift box which fits inside two sliding compartments. I have made the box like the packaging but also made a different interior box for my second sample. This one has a little pop up mechanism which you can add a die cut from any of your other sets onto.

You can see my video here

I hope you enjoy watching :)
Don't forget you can also use the dies in the set to make cards, tags, bookmarks etc and you can change the way you close the box too.

You can buy the die set here (AFFILIATE LINKS)
Simple Sliding Affections Box die set
USA - NB this will be updated when the USA site is up and running again

                                                             Thanks so much for looking :)

Friday 19 May 2023

Lovely London Bus die set - TONIC STUDIOS #affiliate

Good evening 🙂 I have just posted my London Bus video 🙂
You can see it here - 

and these are my affiliate links UK – https://shrsl.com/42o0f
I have made a really quick and easy closure for the back of the bus.
Thanks so much for looking. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Thursday 11 May 2023

Tonic Studios Showcase - Beautiful Bow Display Box #affiliate


This is the Beautiful Bow Display Box Die Set from Tonic Studios

UK - https://shrsl.com/429ra

USA - https://shrsl.com/429qu

It can be used to make a pretty little box which is hinged at the back and closes with a “strap” which fits behind the beautiful bow.

The full instructions are also found inside the packaging but I show you how to assemble and decorate the box in this blog post.

This is the box which I show you how to make in this Step by Step blog post

You can see how to make the other box and the card in my video here -

To make this you will need the following

Beautiful Bow Display Box Die Set

White Smooth Card

Craft Perfect Black Sapphire Glitter Card

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive


How to make it

You can cut out all the pieces which are shown in the instructions before you start or you can cut them as you follow along with the steps which I have written here.


 1. Die cut 3 white top panels and use the larger of the Slit Guide dies on one of the panels as shown (with the slit towards the bottom of the guide)

2. Use the 2 dies shown together on black glitter card to create a patterned panel and glue onto the top panel with the slit at the bottom. 

3. Die cut white Side Panel A x 2 and use the decorative detail die with the outline die to create the black pattern. Glue these onto the side panels.

4. Turn over and glue the panels together as shown.

5. Die cut white Side Panel D and the decorative panel using both the detail and outline dies. Glue these together. Burnish all score lines as you go along.

6. Die cut a white hinge, turn over and glue the top panel, side panel d and hinge together in the order shown in the photo.

7. Glue together to form the base for the box.

8. Die cut and decorate Side panel B and Side Panel C as shown.

9.  Place the 2 other Top Panels as shown, glue the Side Panels onto the glue tabs. Glue a white Side Panel D onto the back of this and then add the 2nd Top Panel to form the box.

10. Die cut a small decorative (the size which fits Side Panel D) and glue this to the box as shown.  Attach both side of the box by gluing the hinge to the inside of the larger side on the left.

11. This is how it should look when both sides are attached.

12. To form the inside box, die cut 2 Inner Box Panels. Glue the bases together with all the glue tabs facing each other, then fold up the sides and glue the corners together.

13. Die cut the Pull Tab and glue centrally underneath the inner box.

14. Place the inner box inside the outer box and feed the Pull Tab through the slit on the opposite side.

15. To make the bow, die cut the pieces shown.

16. Glue the smaller bow tails onto the larger ones and glue together by the tabs. Gently shape the Bow Loops around a marker or something cylindrical and glue the tabs together. Glue both Bow Loops together by the tab. Glue the Bow Loops onto the Bow Tails and glue the wrap around the centre to hold it all in place. Die cut the Slot Die from white card and fold to create a raised area in the centre.

17. Centre the Slot over the Pull Tab and glue in place, making sure you only add glue on the side tabs.

18. Glue the Bow to the raised centre part of the Slot.


Thursday 4 May 2023

Tall & Tiny Trinity Gift Boxes - Tonic Studios #affiliate


Today I'm sharing the Tall and Tiny Trinity Gift Box die set from Tonic Studios. The dies in this set can be used to make 2 basic sizes of box and I have also made a 3rd by combining the 2 sizes to make an extra large box.

You can see how I made these in my video here

I hope you enjoy watching and get some ideas for your own creations.
You can buy the die set here - AFFILIATE LINKS
Tall and Tiny Trinity Gift Box

                                                                UK - https://shrsl.com/41wbt

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Little Memories Frames (and Big Top Carousel) Tonic Studios VIDEO #affiliate

 Hello :) The brand new Little Memories Frames die set is now available on the Tonic websites
These are adorable and can be used in the Big Top Carousel or as a stand alone item.

Little Memories Frames

Big Top Carousel

                                                                USA – https://shrsl.com/41u12

and the bundle together has 25% off 

                                                               UK – https://shrsl.com/41t9t

                                                              USA - https://shrsl.com/41t9x


If you want to see how the full Big Top Carousel including the drawer compartments are made you will see that in my other video here -

I have got a new video showing you how to assemble the carousel with the compartments and then how to make and add the little frames which fit perfectly.

You can see it here

The fab Little Memories Frames can be used in so many ways! I really did have fun with this set and hopefully you'll love it as much as I did!