The brand-new Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow!

28th November 2018


The brand-new Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow!

Don’t miss this fabulous kit, which features over £50 worth of stunning cardmaking goodies! Inside the box you’ll find:

* A 68-page magazine jam-packed with 81 gorgeous projects using your versatile kit
* 6-in-1 Verso Winter Star die set
* A6 embossing folder
* 10 image & sentiment stamps
* 148 papers & toppers

The kit is such fun to use and is perfect for cards for all occasions and recipients! Our talented designers so many lovely cards with the kit that we couldn’t quite fit them all into the magazine, so here are some bonus projects for you to enjoy…

Thank You by Jodie Johnson

You’ll need
kit dies
black card blank
watercolour cardstock
Jet Black Craft Perfect cardstock
Nuvo Aqua Flow pens
Mica powders
black inkpad
manual die-cutting machine
heat tool
3D foam pads

Step by step
1 Take a square of watercolour cardstock, spray with water then add pen, Mica powders and glitter.
2 Add salt whilst still wet, leave to stand for five minutes then dry using a heat tool.
3 Cut four strips from this panel and matt them onto Jet Black cardstock.
4 Cut a piece of watercolour card slightly smaller than the card front, affix the strips then stick to the card front.
5 Die-cut the sentiment star from Jet Black cardstock, attach to an outer star die-cut from watercolour cardstock then fix in place using 3D foam pads.
6 Stamp a sentiment in the top-right corner to finish.

You’re a Star by Kirsty Maluga


You’ll need
kit dies & embossing folder
white 6×4¼” card blank
brown cardstock
Coral Pink & Arctic Blue Craft Perfect cardstock
Kaisercraft Full Bloom patterned paper
adhesive rhinestones
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Emboss a piece of pink cardstock and trim to size. Rub over the surface of the embossed area with sandpaper to reveal the paler-coloured cardstock beneath.
2 Die-cut a large star from the centre of the embossed panel and layer a piece of patterned paper behind the aperture.
3 Die-cut the sentiment star from blue cardstock and fix to the aperture as shown.
4 Layer the embossed panel onto brown cardstock then attach to the card front. Add adhesive rhinestone as shown to finish.

Top tip
Using a fine-grade sandpaper is the most effective way of removing the top layer of embossed cardstock

Reach for the Stars by Keren Baker

You’ll need
kit dies & stamp set
white 12.5×16.5cm card blank
Mustard Yellow Weave Textured cardstock
black cardstock
Clear Mark Nuvo embossing inkpad
white, Silver Moonlight & Classic Gold Nuvo embossing powder
Antique Gold & Silver Smoke Nuvo Mica Mists
anti-static powder
heat tool
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Cover the card front with Mustard Yellow cardstock, leaving a narrow border. Cut a slightly smaller piece of black cardstock.
2 Die-cut the outer star from a piece of cardstock and use some of the inner patterned dies – you’ll need to cut these out four times from the inner star.
3 Attach the inner star to the outer aperture with tape to use as a stencil. Using the black piece, press the embossing inkpad onto the stencil, then lift off and sprinkle gold or silver embossing powder.
4 Heat to set the powder then repeat over the black piece randomly. Spray the Mica Mists onto the piece to create a mottled effect.
5 Stamp the sentiment onto the panel and heat-emboss using white powder. Secure to the card front.

Happy Birthday by Sue Hughes

You’ll need
kit dies, embossing folder, stamp set & paper pack
white 12x15cm card blank
white & blue cardstock
Tumbled Glass Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cyan VersaColor inkpad
embossing tool
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Attach an 11.5×14.5cm piece of blue cardstock to the card front. Score and fold in half then open back out. Using the score line as a guide, place the star die in the centre of the card front then run through your die-cutting machine to create an aperture.
2 Die-cut a star from the centre of 12x14cm piece of white cardstock, place inside the embossing folder ensuring that the star aperture is in the centre, then run through your die-cutting machine. Trim the longer sides along the embossed frame then cut each side in half. Brush with blue ink then attach to each corner of the card front to surround the aperture. Fold the card front in half to form an easel card.
3 Use a ruler and pencil to mark the centre point of the star die-cut from Step 1. Position the swirl corner die onto the star, ensuring that the corner of the die is in the centre and the points align with the sides of the star. Run through your die-cutting machine, remove the die then repeat three more times to complete the star. Attach a 14.5×5.5cm piece of acetate to the back of the folded aperture, fold the card back to the front then affix the die-cut star.
4 Secure an 11.5×14.5cm piece of blue cardstock to the lower panel of the easel base. Emboss a 10x14cm piece of white cardstock and brush with blue ink. Attach to the lower panel of the easel base.
5 Die-cut a star from blue cardstock and adhere to the lower panel of the easel base. Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock, trim to size and matt onto blue then white cardstock. Fix centrally to the card base 3cm from the lower edge using 3D foam pads. Decorate some of the embossed stars with gemstones.
6 Cut a blue flower from the pack, gently shape the petals with an embossing tool then add a gemstone to the centre. Stick to the centre of the white die-cut star.

The Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow in supermarkets, WHSmith and craft stores, and also online at and – don’t miss out! To find your local supermarket stockist, visit and select ‘Craft Essentials Series’ from the drop-down menu. Click HERE for a closer look at what’s inside the box!

We’d love to see what you make using the kit, so please do send images of your creations to for your chance to see them in a future issue!

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