Die Cutting with Tonic Studios

Hello Crafters!

It’s been a while since I filmed a video tutorial or written a project up for the blog. I decided it was about time that changed!

This paper crafting project is one to get your crafty juices flowing! it’s got die cutting, stamping, inky backgrounds and heat embossing.

If you don’t have the same stamps and dies as me, don’t worry. You can use other colours, stamps and dies. For example you might have a stamp that says “with love” and an intricate heart die. You could use these tools instead to make a Valentine’s Day card in red or pink tones.

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Viking Longship, Free Cutting File

Hello Crafters!

I hope you are having a lovely afternoon! I have been busy at Stanwick Lakes sorting out lots of exciting activities for the Meet the Settlers event, happening on 22nd of this month!

As part of the event there will be a quiz/trail for the children to complete, all about the Viking settlement of the area. To help them navigate the trail I have made some flags.

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Hand Made Heraldry

A fearsome dragon!

Hello Crafters!

This is a first for me. I have never made my own cutting files before!

Right Now the Settlers of the Nene Valley are planning a huge celebration of our local heritage (more on that at a later date!). Anyway, as part of this celebration I have been planning a few activities with some of the other Settlers, including designing a coat of arms.

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Up-cycled Pencil Pot

Hello crafters!

I have a new project for you. This is a super simple project that you can involve the children with and it helps care for the environment.

Follow our video tutorial to make an up-cycled pencil pot from cardboard. All you need is cardboard from a delivery box, tissue, the cardboard inside of a ball of wool, glue and some scissors!

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Treasures of the Timbavati Paper Crafting Kit

Hi Everyone!

I hope by now you have been able to have a look at the latest paper crafting kit. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can download the kit for free from here.

Below you will find some photos of card samples I have made from the kit! You are more than welcome to copy the designs or come up with your own.

You are very welcome to sell anything you make from the paper crafting kit. As always we would love to see photos!

Shrink Plastic Stitch Markers

Sammy the Sloth from the Adorables range of coordinating stamps and dies by Tonic Studios

Would you like to make some stitch markers of your very own? We have come up with a project for you to do just that!

Don’t worry if you don’t have stamps or dies, you can draw whatever design you want! All you need is shrink plastic and an oven (and adult supervision!).

If stitch markers aren’t your thing, don’t worry! These techniques can be used to make jewellery. Imagine having a pair of tiny sloths dangling from your ears! Amazing!

If you want to know how to make these awesome accessories watch the video below!

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Shrink Plastic Accessories

Try your hand at making shrink plastic accessories with us. Brooches, charms pendants, even hair clips if you want! It’s a mess free, quick and effective crafts for children and adults! If you don’t have a heat tool, use the oven! Music is Summer, by Benjamin Tissot, used under the creative commons license fromĀ www.bensound.com

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Treasures of the Timbavati Paper Crafting Kit

One of the backing papers available in the kit

Well, I finally did it! The first of the South Africa themed paper crafting kits is here! This kit is all about the animals of the bush. There are lions, hyena, elephants, leopards and even rhino for you to print out and craft with. As always you are welcome to sell what you make, but please don’t sell the printouts! I hope you have a lot of fun crafting with these beautiful animals.

George

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