Posts Tagged ‘Dotty Border’

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Jackie, Amy, and I each designed a wintry card based on a different OWH Sketch (boy it was hard to choose!).

I had a lot of fun with Sketch #73, and turned it into a pocket!

After I folded the card in half, I trimmed off the upper portion at a slant and punched along the edge using the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch. Next I used my Tonic Border System and Sewing Holes Punch to punch the holes along each edge of the pocket. I wove twine through all of the holes and tied across the front of the card so the twine aligned nicely under the decorative border edge. I added a couple of the Tonic Snowflake Punches to the front of the card (antique copper brads in the center – adhered with Glue Dots). For the tag insert, I used the Tonic Duo Ticket & Tag Punch to snip off the tag corers. I cut a 1″ strip of kraft cardstock, punched the tip using the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch, folded it in half to create a tab to match my pocket and attached it to my tag with a brad.  Finally, I used the Tonic Medium Snowflake Light Punch and the Tonic Snowfall Border Punch to punch images out of the lower right corner of my tag.

Jackie chose Sketch #118 and created a fantastic blue and white Christmas card using the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Star Border Punch.  I love how she used a couple of the tiny stars on her sentiment piece!  She used a stamp by Hero Arts and Memento Nautical Blue ink.  Visit Jackie’s blog for more inspiration — Just Stamp It!

Amy turned the OWH Bonus Sketch B-5 into a delightful wintry snowman card!  She used the Tonic Simplicity Victorian Border Punch and the Snowman Multi Detail Punch with the  fun Winter Park Powder patterned paper from Echo Park.

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Summer might be winding down, but the Woodland Park collection from October Afternoon will have you reminiscing about blue skies, days in the park, and cute little critters!  Join me all week as I share a series of cards and layouts — featuring a number of Tonic tools as well as this delightful collection!

Woodland Park Feature – Day One

I loved the versatility of this collection!  At first glance, it seemed a little girly, but it really lent itself perfectly to some fun baby boy projects — as you’ll see in the layout and card below.

“love THIS FACE” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “cat tail pond” paper, “bunny tail trail” paper, “magpie field” paper, “willow path” paper, “minnow creek” paper, “birch hallow” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, word stickers (love), label stickers, flower sack, buttons, designer brads, alpha stickers and wrap pack.

Other – kraft cardstock, cream cardstock, turquoise thread, sewing machine


“Welcome little one!” — featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Star Border Punch & Simplicity Pattern Scallop Diamond Punch

The card height is trimmed by 1″ so the border punch could extend past the fold.  The two banner pieces were created by snipping triangles off the tips with the Scallop Diamond Border punch.

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “bunny tail trail” paper, “old mill bridge” paper, flower sack, and printed chip shapes.

Other – SRM Press “We’ve Got Your Sticker – Baby Boy”, cream cardstock, turquoise cardstock, grey cardstock

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed making them – please stop back tomorrow for a couple more projects!

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