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

20th March 2019


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


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

  • 11-in-1 Rose and Daffodil Stained Glass Window die set
  • A6 embossing folder
  • 11 image & sentiment stamps
  • 72 papers & toppers
  • 68-page magazine bursting with ideas for using your kit!

The Design Team made so many beautiful cards that we couldn’t quite fit them all in the magazine! Here are some bonus projects for you to enjoy…

70 by Victoria Dalziel

You’ll need
kit dies & stamp set
2 cream 7”-square card blanks
Mauve Purple & Cream Craft Perfect cardstock
white stamping card
Milestone Numerals die set
Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid inkpad
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads

Step by step
1 Take each card blank and score the front panels in half back on themselves. Turn one the opposite way and glue to the other, overlapping them at the back.
2 Matt Mauve Purple and Cream cardstock onto the front and inside panels, leaving narrow borders.
3 Die-cut 12 plain corners from mauve Purple cardstock and 12 leaf detail corners from Cream cardstock. Layer together then adhere to the matts from Step 2 as shown.
4 Die-cut a circle from Cream cardstock then die-cut the leaf detail. Layer onto a circle of Mauve Purple cardstock then fix inside the card blank. Add a circle die-cut from Cream cardstock using 3D foam pads, then top with ‘70’ die-cut from Mauve Purple and Cream cardstock.
5 Stamp a sentiment onto white stamping card, trim into a banner shape then matt onto Mauve Purple cardstock. Secure inside the card blank.
6 Die-cut a circle from Cream cardstock then die-cut the leaf detail. Layer onto a circle of Mauve Purple cardstock then adhere to the front-left panel. Die-cut the image circle from Cream cardstock, matt onto a circle die-cut from Mauve Purple cardstock then stick to the larger circle using 3D foam pads.

Special friend by Bibi Cameron

You’ll need
kit dies & stamp set
white 6”-square card blank
watercolour paper
black cardstoIndigo Dawn, Clear Water & French Wine Aqua Flow pens
Nuvo Light Mist spray bottle
Stitched Dot Square Layering & Special Friend Sentiment die sets
Harvest Gold Craft Perfect mirror card
Nuvo Shimmer Pen
Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti
Glazier White Nuvo embossing powder
Clear Mark Nuvo embossing pad
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam tape
heat tool

Step by step
1 Use the circular leaf die together with the co-ordinating solid circle dies to cut a circular frame from watercolour paper. Die-cut a solid circular frame using the circle dies.
2 Add colour to the die-cut frame using Aqua Flow pens, then spray the piece with water to soften and blend the colours. Glue the coloured die-cut to the solid circle frame.
3 Adhere a piece of acetate behind the frame using double-sided tape. Use 3D foam tape on top of the acetate to create a box to add the confetti. Remove the backing of the 3D foam tape and stick a circular piece of watercolour cardstock on top
4 Die-cut a stitched square from watercolour paper and affix the shaker onto it. Matt this panel onto a stitched square die-cut from black cardstock, then secure to the card front.
5 Stamp two sentiments onto black cardstock, heat-emboss, cut out and attach to the shaker.
6 Die-cut a sentiment from gold mirror card and secure to the shaker panel. Add confetti to finish.

Happy birthday to you by Claire Rhodes-Brandon

You’ll need
kit embossing folder & paper pack
white 18.5×14.5cm card blank
Bright White, Denim Blue & Lemon Lustre Craft Perfect cardstock
Faded Jeans Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Nuvo Blending Sponges
Circle Layering die set
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Matt a 17.5×13.5cm of Lemon Lustre cardstock and a 17x13cm piece of Bright White cardstock onto the card front.
2 Cut a 14.3×10.3cm piece of Bright White cardstock and die-cut a 4cm circle aperture into the centre. Emboss, then add Distress Ink to the raised part of the design using a blending sponge.
3 Cut out an image from the paper pack and secure to the reverse of the aperture. Matt onto Denim Blue cardstock and attach to the card front.
4 Add Shimmer Pen detail to the leaves of the embossed panel to finish.

Friends are like flowers by Jenni Calma

You’ll need
kit dies, stamp set & paper pack
white 5½”-square card blank
Solar White Neenah cardstock
watercolour cardstock
Clear Mark Nuvo embossing pad
Classic Gold Nuvo embossing powder
Spring Heather & Lime Burst Nuvo Hybrid inkpads
Tattered Rose Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Nuvo Blender Brush
Nuvo alcohol marker pens
Pioneer Green & Dusty Rose Nuvo Vintage Drops
Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops
scalloped circle nesting dies
3D foam tape
heat tool
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Press Dusty Rose ink onto acetate, spritz lightly with water and rub a 5” square of watercolour cardstock in it, covering the whole surface. Allow to dry and affix to the card blank.
2 Stamp the scalloped floral image onto white cardstock and colour in.
3 Die-cut four leafy corners from white cardstock.
4 Die-cut the stamped image and another larger circle using scalloped circle dies. Using a blending brush, apply Lime Burst ink onto the larger scalloped circle. Add Distress Ink to edges of the die-cut corner pieces and to the smaller scalloped circle.
5 Adhere the green scalloped circle to the card front and add the stamped circle using 3D foam tape. Affix the four corners to the watercolour panel as shown.
6 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment in gold then trim into a fishtail banner. Affix as shown and embellish with Nuvo drops and sequins to finish.

The Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection hits the shelves tomorrow in supermarkets, WHSmith and independent craft stores. It will also be available online at and To find your local supermarket stockist, and select ‘Craft Essentials Series’ from the drop-down menu.

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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