The Tonic Studios Perfect Pillow Box magazine & craft kit hits the shelves tomorrow!

10th July 2019


The Tonic Studios Perfect Pillow Box magazine & craft kit hits the shelves tomorrow!

Don’t miss this fantastic magazine & craft kit, which features £50 worth of cardmaking goodies! Inside the box you’ll find:

  • Exclusive Perfect Pillow Box die set
  • A6 embossing folder
  • 12 stamps
  • 70 papers & toppers
  • 68-page magazine jam-packed with ideas for using the kit!

Our amazing designers made so many fab projects using the kit that we couldn’t fit them all into the magazine, so here are your bonus cards!

Enjoy by Claire Rhodes-Brandon

You’ll need
kit dies
white 13.5cm-square card blank
Enjoy Sentiment Strip die
Circle Layering dies
Bright White, Apricot Orange and Honey Gold Craft Perfect cardstock
white cardstock
Tropical Fruits Nuvo hybrid ink
blending sponge
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Die-cut a circle into a piece of Apricot Orange cardstock. Die-cut a slightly larger circle into a 12cm square of white cardstock and layer together.
2 Blend ink onto a piece of white cardstock then die-cut the detail into it. Adhere to the back of the aperture.
3 Secure a piece of acetate to the back of the die-cut piece using hi-tack tape. Place foam pads around the edge of the circle to create a well for the sequins. Add sequins inside the 3D foam pads. Attach a piece of white cardstock to the 3D foam pads to create the shaker.
4 Attach a 12.5cm square of Apricot Orange cardstock to the card front, then adhere the shaker topper using 3D foam pads.
5 Die-cut a sentiment from Honey Gold cardstock and fix in place to finish.

Happy birthday by Christine Smith

You’ll need
kit dies & stamp set
white 17x12cm card blank
white & black cardstock
Pecan Peach & Oriental Fuchsia Nuvo Mica Mists
Tonic Studios Freehand Stitched Rectangle Layering die set
Black Shadow Nuvo Hybrid inkpad
White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops
spray adhesive
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Die-cut the detailed die twice from spare cardstock, snipping away any irrelevant pieces at the join. Use spray adhesive on the back and affix across the centre of an A5 piece of cardstock.
2 Spray both colours of Mica Mist through the stencil, then carefully remove it and leave to dry.
3 Once dry, die-cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die then attach this to the card front.
4 Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock, trim and matt onto black cardstock.
5 Affix the sentiment using 3D foam pads, then add sequins and Glitter Drops to finish.

Top tip
The stencil gets quite saturated when spraying, so it’s a single-use stencil. However, if you leave it to dry, you could then use it to make another card!

Happy birthday by Angela Long

You’ll need
kit dies, embossing folder & stamp set
Pistachio Green Craft Perfect cardstock
cream cardstock
gold embossing powder
Clear Mark Nuvo embossing pad
watercolour pencils
clear glitter marker
manual die-cutting machine
heat tool
3D foam pads

Step by step
1 Fold a piece of cream A4 cardstock in half to make an A5 card blank.
2 Cut a 10x21cm piece of Pistachio Green cardstock, score at 2cm to wrap around the back of the card.
3 Place a piece of ribbon around this piece and secure at the back, then stick to the card front.
4 Cut a thin strip of Pistachio Green cardstock and glue to the bottom of the card front.
5 Stamp and heat-emboss your sentiment onto cream cardstock, matt onto Pistachio Green cardstock and fix in place using 3D foam pads.
6 Die-cut an inner and a detailed panel from cream cardstock. Layer together, colour with watercolour pencils and highlight the flowers with a glitter marker. Attach using 3D foam pads and top with a ribbon bow.

From me to you by Gallina Fillipenko

You’ll need
kit dies, stamp set & paper pack
white 14x11cm tent-fold card blank
white cardstock
alcohol markers
Black Shadow Nuvo inkpad
Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
3D foam pads
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Cover the card front with patterned paper. Die-cut the inner from a different patterned paper and affix using 3D foam pads.
2 Stamp floral images onto white cardstock, colour in and cut out. Adhere to the card front using 3D foam pads.
3 Cut out a topper and attach to finish.

Pillow box by Gallina Fillipenko

You’ll need
kit dies & paper pack
purple & yellow cardstock
gold glitter card
scalloped circle die
manual die-cutting machine

Step by step
1 Die-cut two pillow boxes from purple cardstock. Die-cut the detail into one.
2 Die-cut the inner from yellow cardstock and secure to the reverse of the detailed panel, then assemble the box.
3 Cut out a circular topper, matt onto a scalloped circle die-cut from gold glitter card and attach to the box.

The Tonic Studios Perfect Pillow Box 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!


One Comment
  1. selphy2

    Hi, don't know if it's the right place for the Simply lettering daily comment but that's mine: Looking forward this magazine to come out!! Will be on my wedding day so a reason more to be happy 😀 Thanks!!

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