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Paper punches - they’re not just for cardmakers

I recently received a few new gorgeous Tonic Studios border and edger punches to try out. I must say, this Daisy border punch is now one of my favourite punches. It’s so versatile. I made this card to send to friends who just got married. I made quite a fancy card- different to my usual clean and simple style.

I used several layers of vellum and shiny gold paper to create the layered effect. The...
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Matchbook notebook tutorial

Here is how to make a little matchbook notebook.
I'll try to keep the instructions as simple as possible-
it's not rocket science after all ;-)
 Feel free to change the sizes to suit yourself. 

This is the size that works for me. :-)

Cut your card in a 2, 1/8" strip (I'm using A4 card)
I used my Tonic Studios handy Super Trimmer
Score your card at 1/2",   3/4",   3,1/4"   3, 1/2"
If you don't have one...
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Cute and quick cupcake decorating.

Would you like to decorate some cupcakes for a party, yet have no cake decorating skills? Then read on...
Now I wish I had the decorating skills of my talented nieces who make incredible edible things like this out of sugar!

...but lets face it  I don't. (Oh, BTW if you are getting married in the UK and need an amazing cake topper let me know and I'll put you in touch with them). 

So anyway, for this...
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A sneaky peek at the new birdy punch

Here's a little peek at the new birdy punch  I have designed for Tonic Studios. 
It should be in the craft shops in the not too distant future. 

I sneaked a little play with mine today (although I am supposed to be tidying the house).
Here's a quick thankyou card I rustled up.
I used the Tonic Studio's shape cutters for the swish, and the Tim Holtz distresser for the edges of the greeting. For the...
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Silhouettes an easy peasy craft with the Shape Cutter.

Here's an easy peasy craft. Silhouettes are all over blog land just now, so I know I'm doing nothing new, but I thought I'd share my method in case you want to give it a try my way.

I've been meaning to do a silhouette of my little girl for a while now, little did I realise that trying to get a decent side-on photo of her could be so tricky! So, this is your first stage. Get a good profile shot...
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2 in 1 Royal Fleur Punch and a Fairy

I decided to give one of my new punches a whirl and what better way to showcase it than to use one of the images from Digital Pencil Too Fairy 2, I love the fact that this image is voluptuous and not a double Zero skinny mini.
Coloured with Copic markers and I choose my favourite shades of aqua colours and used the 2 in 1 Royal Fleur on corners and edging then teamed it all with a vintage seem...
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