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Hello! Amber here, with an easy Father’s Day card to share with you, using the Doily Strip Punch. Yes! The Doily Strip punch on a masculine card!!

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First, I chose my patterned paper. I started with 6 patterns in 3 different colors.

Punch out 8 hexagons, ink around the edges and set aside.

With a solid coordinating color, use the Doily Strip Punch to punch a 6-8″ strip.

AE Father's Day Card PROCESS - 20130609_160436Apply adhesive to the back of the Doily Strip and adhere to two hexagons.

Rub away any visible adhesive with your fingers. Cut excess strip off.

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Adhere the hexagons down the center of your card.

Add embellishments, twine and sentiment.

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And there you have it: a quick and easy Father’s Day card!

Amber Engelh{art}
Cheerful Mixed Media with a Modern Folk Art Flair.
Original Artwork. Custom Pieces Available.

Blog: www.amberengelhardt.blogspot.com

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For all you mothers – we hope you had a delightful Mother’s Day! We have a charming card to share with you that is sure to make Mom smile – even if it’s a little late!

AE Tonic Mother's Day Card

I used the Petal Pairs Set 1 to punch out flowers in two shades of pink (five of each for this card). Using my Cricut, I cut out a small pitcher and then punched out a small scalloped circle, to which I stamped “mom.”  I cut two pieces of paper to layer for the background and distressed the edges with the Tonic/ Tim Holtz Distress Tool. Using my Tim Holtz scissors, I hand cut an oval shape for the table and also five stems for the flowers. Using a black pen, I outlined the stems, pitcher, scalloped circle and doodled around the table.

Next, I used the Tonic/ Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick to poke two holes in the top of the scalloped circle. I wrapped a small piece of black twine around the pitcher and tied it in the middle of the circle. I then used a pop-dot to adhere the circle to the pitcher.

Now, we’re ready to adhere the rest! Using a tape-runner I adhered the table and stems. Then, I pop-dotted the pitcher and two of the flowers. Finally, I added five bright pink rhinestones that give the card a little extra sparkle. And there you have it, a bouquet of flowers guaranteed to last longer than fresh-cut ones!

AE Tonic Mother's Day Card CU

~ by Amber

Amber Engelh{art}
Cheerful Mixed Media with a Modern Folk Art Flair.
Original Artwork. Custom Pieces Available.

Blog: www.amberengelhardt.blogspot.com

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/amberengelhART

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Wow! So excited to share another delightful project from Amber Engelhart today! Today’s project is an adorable little 6″ X 6″ bunny box featuring more of the Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch Punches. Oh how I’d love to have this decorating my home this Spring!

Thanks for sharing Amber!

AE Tonic Pansy and Bunny 6x6

AE Tonic Pansy and Bunny 6x6 Side

AE Tonic Pansy and Bunny 6x6 CU


~ Amber Engelh{art}
Cheerful Mixed Media with a Modern Folk Art Flair.
Original Artwork. Custom Pieces Available.
Blog: www.amberengelhardt.blogspot.com
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/amberengelhART

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These blue Christmas cards by Jackie are stunning, and have me wishing for more snow on the ground!


“happy CHRISTMAS” | featuring the Tonic Medium Snowflake
and the Tonic Snowflake Pop-Up MultiDetail Punch


“Merry CHRISTMAS” | featuring the Tonic MultiDetail Star
Tonic Medium Christmas Tree
, and Tonic Medium Snowfall Punch

Hope you all have fun creating, and have the best of holidays!

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CardSetJackie created this sweet and colorful Christmas card set using some of her Tonic holiday punches (Christmas tree, stocking, reindeer, sleigh, snowflake, snowman)!

Quick and easy, and perfect for those of you with a long Christmas card list!


Be sure to stop back soon – we have more holiday inspiration coming your way!

~ Missy



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Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! We know you have a lot of blogs to visit today and we appreciate you’re taking the time to stop by and see what we’ve been up to at Tonic Studios! We’re thrilled to be partnering with Operation Write Home today in their World Card Making Day blog hop! For those of you who aren’t familiar with OWH, please take a minute to visit their website and see what they’re all about. The work they do is truly amazing — helping to keep our troops in touch with their friends and family at home.

Be sure to hop back to the Stars and Stamps blog and check out inspiration from designers around the globe!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by to celebrate World Card Making Day.  We’ll choose one lucky reader to win a great prize pack of Tonic Studios punches and tools!

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Click each image for a close-up.

This project features the Tonic Studios Border System, Scallop Edger Punch, and Sewing Holes Punch.

Other products featured – Cosmo Cricket Social Club.

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