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This collection just doesn’t get old!  Thanks for stopping back for day three of my October Afternoon Woodland Park feature!

“You are my sunshine” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Daisy Border Punch & MultiDetail Butterfly Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “huckleberry hill” paper, “gooseberry falls” paper, printed chip shapes, word stickers, label stickers and wrap pack.

Other – kraft cardstock, turquoise cardstock, green cardstock, scallop circle punches, circle punches, mini adhesive pearls

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“follow your heart” — Featuring the Tonic Simplicity Pattern Dotty Border Punch

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October Afternoon – Woodland Park Collection – “huckleberry hill” paper, “birch hallow” paper, printed chip shapes and wrap pack.

Other – SRM Press “We’ve Got Your Sticker – Sweet”,  cream cardstock, coral cardstock

I’ll have two more sweet cards to share with you tomorrow to wrap up my October Afternoon feature week!  See you then!

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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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Spring if finally peaking through the piles of snow and I’m delighted to share a cheery spring project with you! My 3-D butterfly frame features the Tonic Studios Butterfly Multi-Detail punch.

Other products featured – My Mind’s Eye – Stella and Rose Hattie papers & decorative brads, SRM Press We’ve Got Your Sticker – “Hello”, Basic Grey Opaline adhesive pearls, and Bazzill 1.5″ Candle Primula Flowers.

How to:

  • frame – inner frame is 9″ X 9″
  • background pattern – 9 3/4″ X 9 3/4″ (enough to cover the inside of your frame)
  • butterflies – punch 6 from assorted patterns
  • scalloped circles – 2 1/2″ – 10 from assorted patterns (cut one into a 3/4″ strip)
  • circles – 2″ – 6 from assorted patterns
  • 1/2″ X 3″ strip for “hello sunshine” sticker sentiment
  • assemble as shown – for 3D butterflies, only add adhesive to the center and bend the wings upward
  • add sticker sentiment to 3/4″ strip – add to project using foam dots
  • add pearls, flowers, and brads (tip: use your Tonic Tim Holtz Craft Pick to make adding brads a breeze)


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Follow me as I go step by step and walk you through creating this fun scrapbook page.  The Tonic border system adds just the right amount of detail to this simple layout!

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Step 1)  Grab some supplies – of course yours will vary depending on your theme.

Tools –  paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive

Cardstock – light blue, yellow & white (plus scraps of pink, orange, green, and dark blue)

2 Patterned Papers

Embellishments – I used sticker letters, rhinestones, 2 lg. flowers, and an epoxy brad

1 – 5X7 photo

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Step 2) cut your paper and cardstock to size.

white – 5 1/4 X 7 1/4 (this will be your photo mat)

yellow – 1 – 4 X 12 & 1 – 3 X 12

white – 2 X 10 (this will be for punching your border)

white – 1 1/4 X 10 (this will be at the top of your layout, under your title)

dark blue – 1/2 X 9

floral pattern – 2 X 7 1/4

stripe pattern – 1 X 7 1/4 (stripes are horizontal)

Once all pieces are cut, you can start adhering to your layout.  The light blue will be the background for your page.  Starting with your photo matted on the white cardstock – adhere at a slant with the top left corner 1 1/2″ from the left edge of the page and the bottom left corner 3 1/2″ from the left edge of the page.  You can then adhere your patterned pieces to the right of your photo.  Now add your two pieces of yellow cardstock with the 4″ wide piece on the left edge and the 3″ wide piece on the right edge (these pieces will hang over the edge of your page).  Trim off the excess yellow that is hanging over the edge of your layout.

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Step 3)  Grab your Tonic Border System and your Tonic Pinwheels Border Punch and we’ll start on the border.

Line your paper up under the punch at the 3/4″ mark and punch – moving your paper over 1″ each time, punch 9 more times.

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Step 4)  Snip the little bits of paper that are linking the punches (see photo below).

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Step 5)  Punch 9 circles (appx. 3/4″) from pink, dark blue, green & orange scraps – adhere them behind the punches as shown below.

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Step 6)  You can now adhere your border along the bottom edge of your layout and add the 1/2″ strip of dark blue cardstock as shown.

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Step 7) Add embellishments as you wish – I added rhinestones to the center of each flower in my border, a large flower with an epoxy brad, and sticker letters.

Enjoy!!

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Here are a few springy ideas for your Tonic tools.

dot border created using the sewing holes punch

On this page, I added some dimension by using the sewing holes punch to create a simple dot border.

combine the ShapeMate ovals with the ShapeMate wavy borders to create some classy Easter eggs

I combined the ShapeMate ovals with the ShapeMate wavy borders to make these Easter egg embellishments. I chalked the edges then added some rhinestones and flowers for a little extra dimension and detail.

these funky flower petals were created using the smallest ShapeMate oval and the stem was made using the ShapeMate wavy borders

This layout is not my usual design style, but it turned out to be one of my favorites. I designed the funky flower using the smallest ShapeMate oval for petals and the wavy border to make a stem.

create this photo collage by adhereing photos in a row and then using the ShapeMate wave borders to trim the tops and bottoms

Create a photo collage by adhering photos in a row and then using the ShapeMate wavy borders to trim off the top and bottom edges.

make a quick spring card using the sewing holes and butterfly border punches

Make a quick spring or mother's day card using the sewing holes and butterfly border punches. I placed coordinating colored circles behind the butterfly punch-outs so they would blend with the patterns I chose.

Add a touch of chic to your layouts with ribbon - super easy using the ribbon slits punch

Add a touch of chic to your layouts with ribbon. It's super easy using the ribbon slits punch!

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