Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A decoupaged tea tray using Tonic's gorgeous tea Party dies. - an idea from Doda

I bought a plain wooden tray , painted the edges and jazzed up the base with some pretty scrapbooking paper and Tonic's delightful dies.

Before adhering my die cut images on to my tray , I ran them through the die cutting machine between two pieces of card so that they would be nice and flat to stick on.

Wouldn't this make a lovely gift ! You could personalise however you choose.

I'm sure you can't wait to start playing with your tea party dies.

Have a lovely Spring day !



Sunday, 13 April 2014

A recipe book from a photo album - an idea from Doda



I bought a cheap photo album and recovered and embellished it using Tonic's Tea Party dies. It works out great for using as the kind of recipe book you can add to over time and the plastic pockets will help to keep your recipes clean.


I've used the teapot and teacup on the front, and on the back I have used the pocket watch. I added a chain to the watch by punching a strip with the loopy lace geared punch and then snipping away parts to turn it into a chain.


I'm sure that you know that die-cut pieces have a right side and a wrong side, so I am going to share with you a little tip that dawned on me after I had created quite a few decoupage pieces. This will be very useful to you I am sure. If you want to reverse a die cut image to use for decoupage and therefore cut it back to front from your paper, once you have cut your image, place it  between two pieces of card and run it through your die cutting machine to flatten it.
It's such a simple thing, but I wish it had dawned on me earlier!!! If you are going to decoupage any die cut image, it is best for it to be as flat as possible, so do this and you will find it flattens the paper perfectly for Mod Podging  it onto your item, and also means you can flip images if you want them to be in the other direction, thus increasing your options.


I used some Pick of the bunch clear stamps to decorate the recipes inside my book.


This one went off to be used on Create and Craft, so I think I'll need to make myself one of these as well - you should see my current recipe folder!

Have a lovely day

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Anyone for Coffee? - a post from Dips

Well, there's now very much a certain type of card that you can expect from me for any new Tonic launch - this is most definitely a Dips' Filigree Delight!
Card Recipe:
Tools: Indulgence Tea Party Square Base Die, Round Window Pour Me Die, Vintage Frame Tag Die
Paper and Card: Linen card, Stardream

Such an effective but simple card to make. For my filigree card base I used the new Indulgence Tea Party Square Base Die following my Filigree Card Base Tutorial. Then, I added the Tea Pot and coordinating mat from the Pour Me dies.  , The sentiment was printed out on my computer.

Watch the lovely Jodie Johnson launch these dies on Create and Craft on Thursday 10th April at 8pm.

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Tonic Studios release - Tea Party dies - a post from Ruth

Time for tea! Aren't the new Tea Party dies beautiful and so versatile? You can use them for so many different occasions...........




tea gift box - an idea from Doda

Hi. Have you got your dies ordered yet? I know you're going to have an absolute ball decorating cards,
 gifts and all manner of things with yours. I upcycled a biscuit container to create this little tea gift box. It is perfect for round tea bags. It's great the way the whole look of the teapot changes depending on what your paper choices are. I know you are going to have so much fun playing with your new dies !
Catch Jodie on Create and Craft TV today at 2,6 and 11pm. I know you'll be inspired!

Catch you later


Tea Party Card in a Box - a post from Dips

The new Tea Party range of dies work so well with the current craze for Card-in-a-Box cards.

Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Studios Indulgence Round Window Pour Me, Watch Me and Wear Me Dies and Everyday Sentiments dies, Grand Calibur 
Paper and Card: Linen card, Stardream, KandCo


To make my card in a box base, I used my Card in a Box Tutorial (click here to see how). This just makes such a super card base if you love to use your dies, and it lies down flat!

So I added a combination of the Round Window Tea Party Dies, using (from back to front) Watch Me, Pour Me and Wear Me.








Watch the lovely Jodie Johnson launch these dies on Create and Craft on Thursday 10th April at 8pm.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Teapot and teacup coasters - from Doda


Hi....not long now until the big launch ! Will you be daintily sipping your Earl Grey from your best china while watching? Catch Jodie at 8pm to see Tonic's delightful new dies. I used them here to decoupage onto a couple of coasters. I printed the spotty paper with the words using my laser printer before sticking them to the coasters with Mod Podge. Once the pot and cup were stuck down I then gave them several more coats to seal the design.




Enjoy the shows!!!