7/2/12

The Final Three

Yes, this is the final sneak peek of the Tonic Studios July release. But not to worry, you will be seeing more of these punches on my blog and around the interwebs, I’m sure. You may even have a set of your own, because there is another giveaway today!

Flowers, vines, and a lattice make up this first card. I used the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 762 Scalloped Diamond Border Punch to make the lattice, and the 935 Petal Pairs Box Set 2 for the flowers.

FriendsTo make the lattice:

Start with a 1" strip of card stock. Punch four designs, making sure the end of the strip is against the "First Punch" line and lining up the punches with the design on the punch.

Flip the strip over so that the punched design is at the top (Fig. A). Insert the strip into the punch, centering it between 2 designs on the paper, as shown in Fig. B, C & D.

Fig. A

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Fig. B

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Fig. C

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Fig. D

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Keep punching, aligning the punched piece with the design on the punch, until you get a strip long enough for your card. You should end up with a piece that looks like this (but a little more even than this one):

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You will need 4 strips to make the lattice. Trim the ends up to length and adhere to your card as shown. Add the ribbon and flowers and you have a garden lattice.

Supplies: Tonic Studios 762 Scalloped Diamond Border and 935 Petal Pairs Box Set 2,  Sentiment - Hero Arts (CL513), May Arts ribbon (leaves), Glossy Accents (for flower centers), Patterned Paper - BoBunny Avocado Dot.

The next card is made using the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch to make the strip in the center. I cut 7 3/4” strips from different colors of card stock and adhered them to a 4” x 5-1/4” white piece for the rainbow effect. After adding the punched strip I adhered it to a piece of black card stock, leaving a very small border.

The sentiment is stamped on another 3/4” piece, with one banner end. I use a square punch to make my banner ends, Just insert the strip into one corner, making sure it’s straight, and punch. Instant banner end.

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To create the strip using the Daisy Border punch start with a 2-1/8" strip of cardstock. Punch once, lining up the edge of the strip with the "First Punch" line. Flip the strip over so that the design you just punched is at the top of the strip and reinsert it into the punch being sure to line up the edge with the "First Punch" line.

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It should look like this:

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Supplies: Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch, Sentiment - Hero Arts (Sending Smiles Messages Clear Set), 3/4" strips of different colors of card stock, green gemstones.

The final card is a 6” x 6” square, which I don’t do very often because of the extra postage – and the fact that I don’t have any envelopes to fit. I used the Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch on this one. I punched 2 strips and added them to a wider lavender strip of card stock, leaving a space for some ribbon down the center.

The flowers started out white. I colored them with Copic markers because I didn’t have any flowers that coordinated with the papers I was using. I love my Copic markers.

The banners were cut using the same method as the tag on the card above.

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Supplies: Tonic Studios Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch, Sentiment - Hero Arts (Truly Appreciated Clear Set), Patterned Paper - Memory Box Spearmint Collection, cut into 3/4" strips, McGill Pine Punch (leaves), white silk flowers, Copic markers V12 & G00 (for coloring the flowers), pearl brad.

Well, there you have it. Our preview has come to an end. Once more I am giving away all three of these punches to one lucky winner. Here are the punches you could win:

Simplicity Pattern 762 Scalloped Diamond Border Punch

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Simplicity Pattern 764 Daisy Border Punch

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Simplicity Pattern 768 Vine Strip Punch

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Just leave a comment on this post and tell me the name of your favorite movie. You have until midnight Friday, July 6 to enter and I will post the winner on Monday, July 9 (which also happens to be my husband’s birthday). You will have 48 hours to contact me before I choose another winner so don’t forget to check back. (The contest is limited to the US only)

Check out what the other designers have done and enter their drawings while you’re there:

Missy’s Tonic Gallery

Amy’s Blog – Cute & Nice Designs

Thank you for visiting and good luck in the drawing!

14 comments:

  1. How fun - I think my fave is the one that looks like eyelet, the Daisy Border. Great cards, too, Jackie! When you asked about my favorite movie, the one that popped into my head is Somewhere in Time, with the gorgeous Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, so very romantic! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Fun punches, Jackie! Like the Daisy one and the lattice that you created. My favorite move is The Way We Were - loved Robert Redford & Streisand!!

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  3. These are great punches Jackie! I though I was done with adding punches, until I saw these. Hmmm...Favorite movie...I love Lin's choice for "Somewhere in time". Fabulous movie! I have so many favorites that it is hard to choose just one! I guess I would have to tie it with "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts & Richard Gear or "Grease" with Olivia Newton John & John Travolta.....just to many to choose from! Thanks bunches Jackie for the chance to win great candy here!!

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  4. fantastic punches and I think I'd need to practice on scraps first though! Hmm...I love comedies so my favorite movie is ELF! I think I've seen it 28 times :)

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  5. Especially like the card you did with the daisy border punch, love it layered over the colorful strips. I used a Xyron 2.5 to put the adhesive on my borders on my card. That is usually my adhesive of choice for intricate things like that.

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  6. Great cards. Thanks for showing how the punches work. I love Pride and Prejudice (the long 5 hr bbc version)

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  7. Your cards are wonderful! My favorite movie has to be the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. In fact, I just watched it last week with my grandson!

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  8. 3 MORE terrific cards! Thanks for the clear directions. It's nice for you to do all the thinking for me. Ha! More CASEing in my future. Thanks!

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  9. Very nice cards, Ruth :)

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  10. What BEAUTIFUL use of those punches! That lattice truly takes my breath away!

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  11. I forgot to post my favorite movie with my previous comment. I think my favorite movie still is Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I tend to love most movies based on Jane Austen books.

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  12. I love it all!!! I am a sucker for punches and dies too. Love your new active background too. How did you do that? You have a new picture and you look like you've lost weight too!! How did you do that? Hope all well with you and yours!!!

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  13. They are all super cute:-)

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  14. Thanks. This is like a light bulb going off. I am now busily trying my other punches to see what I can come up with

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