Tuesday 30 January 2024

Enchanted Bouquet Favour Boxes & Walk on the Wild Side from Tonic Studios #affiliate


The Walk on the Wild Side die & stamp set which were so popular in kit form recently have now been released separately. The beautiful Enchanted Bouquet Favour Boxes are also available now on the Tonic websites too!

If you’d like to have a look at my video, you’ll find it here

And these are my affiliate links

UK : https://shrsl.com/4ebl2

USA : https://shrsl.com/4ebo0

I’ve used them together but you don’t have too. They can be bought in a bundle or separately too 😊

Thursday 25 January 2024



The beautiful die set can be used to make fabulous Sweet Carts which can be used as table centres for weddings, parties or as gift boxes. 

These are my affiliate links to the die set

                                                               UK: https://shrsl.com/4e4ry

                                                               USA: https://shrsl.com/4e4sk

In this blog post I'll be making the sweet cart on the right but you can see how to make the one on the left in my video here

This is the 34 piece die set



You’ll need the following

Scrumptious Sweet Cart Showcase die set

Craft Perfect 300gsm Smooth Bright White Card

Craft Perfect 216gsm Classic Card, Chilli Red, Ballet Pink, Pistachio Green

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Craft Perfect 3mm Chilli Red Ribbon

2 small brads/split pins


Let’s make it

1.  Die cut all of the pieces shown at the top of the instruction sheet in your die set. Score and fold both Sweet Cart Bases as shown. Set one base aside.

2.  Glue along the long glue tab to attach the base together.

3.  Die cut 4 Canopy Posts and trim 2 at the debossed lines. Burnish the score lines and fold in, gluing one long tab on each and creating tubes.

4.  Feed the 2 longer canopy posts through the square tab apertures at the front of the cart until the small score line is level with the bottom of the card. Adhere the glue tabs to the posts.

5. Feed the 2 shorter posts through the remaining top face square tab apertures until they line up with the bottom of the box. Adhere the sides of the posts to the inner box and attach the side glue tabs to the posts.

6.  Match up 2 sets of decorative handle die cuts so that they will fit together back to back. Remove the glue tabs from the back one of each set and glue each pair together as in the top right of the photo. 

7.  Fold and glue the tabs to the cart as shown. Repeat on the other side of the cart.

8.  Die cut the Open Me aperture into one of the side panels.

9. Glue the Open Me panel to the rear of the cart.

10.  Glue the plain panel to the front.

11.  Burnish the score lines on the canopy front and side panels.

12.  Adhere the 2 canopy die cuts together by the glue tabs in the centre. 

13.  Attach the canopy side panels in place and then create 2 panels using both dies shown to decorate the canopy. Glue these in place on each side of the canopy.

14.  Glue the Canopy Front and Side decorative strips in place and add dots of glue into the inside corners of the canopy.

15.  Attach the canopy posts to the dots of glue to hold the canopy in place.

16.  Take the 4 wheel holder die cuts and glue together in pairs. 

17.  Glue the wheel holders in place with the little score lines level with the base of the cart, on both sides. 

18.  Trim away the side panels from the remaining Sweet Cart Base die cuts. Glue these to each side of the cart to cover the wheel holders. 

19.  Take the 10 wheel die cuts and glue 5 together to create one wheel. Repeat. Attach one wheel to each wheel holder with a brad/ split pin.

20.  Use the dies shown to create the decorative side panels and adhere one to each side of the cart.

21.  Fold the little decorative tabs in half and glue to the opening panel as shown. 

22. You can keep this panel closed with a knot/bow of ribbon.

23.  Decorate the cart with die cut bunting and flowers.

24.  Add die cut balloons to the back of the cart.

Saturday 20 January 2024

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 76 - Bunny & Egg TUTORIAL #affiliate


Craft Kit 76 Bunny & Egg


This is such a happy kit! Everything from the colours of the card to the dies and stamps just makes you want to smile.

You will be able to make up an egg shape which you can then adapt to create a bunny and/or chick.

I’m absolutely sure that you’ll also let your imagination take over and create all sorts of other animals or creatures.  That’s the beauty of a kit like this! The photos on the leaflet are just the starting point…

In this step by step, I’ll be showing you how to make the basic egg shape and then use the cute little dies to turn it into a bunny. I have used the ears provided (what a strange phrase!) but I think you could also use the arms/legs as ears to create a lop-eared bunny. Enjoy 😊

These are some of the other things you will be able to make with the contents of the kit as you can see in my video

You can buy the kit here -  (affiliate links)

UK : https://shrsl.com/3w28p

USA : https://shrsl.com/3w28x

Let’s get started!

1.       Using the Ivory card, die cut 4 Hexagonal Base pieces.



2.       Die cut Easter Egg Top x 6

              Easter Egg Base x 6

              Large Hexagon x 1

              Medium Hexagon x 1

              Closure Tab x 2 (optional) I used magnets instead

              Easter Egg Hinge x 1


3.       Burnish the top and bottom score fold lines on the Easter Egg Top die cuts crisply. This is important to make the finished egg come together neatly in the centre. Gently shape these using a marker or something round (to prevent creases).



4.       Adhere the top tabs of these pieces to the Medium Hexagon.

5.       The glue all the semi circle tabs on the sides to each adjoining die cut. The little square tabs do not need to be glued in place.



6.       Glue a Hexagonal Base under the glue tabs on the rim.

7.       Repeat this process using the Easter Egg base dies and the Large Hexagon.



8.       Glue the hinge in place.

9.       If you’re using the Closure tabs, you can glue them in place now.  Adhere the 2 remaining Hexagon Bases on top to cover all the glue tabs.



10.   If you’re using small magnet to close the egg, you can adhere one under each side of the rim as shown. Die cut another Medium and Large Hexagon and glue in place to cover the glue tabs.


11.   Die cut 2 sets of bunny ears and a pair of ear “inners”. Remove the tabs from one set of ears and glue these to the back of the full set. Glue the inners in place. Fold the glue tab back and glue the ears to the head. You can cover the glue tab with another matching hexagon.



12.   Die cut the pieces shown to create the face, arms, legs, tail etc. I have cut double amounts of arms and legs to glue together to strengthen these parts.

13.   Glue in place as shown.



14.   You can use the little tail piece (in pink) to add pads onto the feet. Cover the join with an extra die cut.


15.   Glue the little carrot onto the “hand”.



16.   If you wish to reinforce or strengthen the bunny body, go ahead and add plain die cuts inside the body.