29 October 2021

Tonic Stamp Club | Snowmies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Maria Willis and Tonic Studios today for the release of this month's Stamp Club which is Snowmies! The Stamp & Die Set (exclusive to Tonic Studios and retires after three months) contains lots of lovely snowmen/snowwomen that can be stamped or die cut. For my cards today, I have done one of each and I have also used the new Slimline Envelope Creator Die Set, which is an add-on to the set, for my mini slimline envelopes. 

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I created two mini slimline cards today (3.25" x 6.25") so that I could create envelopes using the new Tonic Studios Slimline Envelope Creator Die Set. Please note, this die only fits in larger format die cutting machines, not standard sized ones. I don't have one but the lovely Maria kindly cut some for me to decorate (thank you, Maria!). This set also contains plates to add detail to the envelopes but I did use one on my card. It also contains tags and different bits and bobs to decorate cards and envelopes too. 

For my first card, I started off by die cutting the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and cut it using one of the patterns from the Tonic Studios Slimline Envelope Creator Die Set. This doesn't cut a panel but just indents the little holes for the pattern - so pretty! Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon. I then spritzed on Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (impossible to see in the photos but oh so pretty and sparkly in real-life!).

The images, from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Snowmies Stamp & Die Set, were stamped on to white cardstock with black ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers and die cut them out. The sentiment from the set was stamped on to the panel and then the panel added to a mini slimline card base with thin foam tape. The trees were added with tape runner and the snowpeople with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to their hats. 

The envelope was die cut from white cardstock. I then added ink blending on top with the same Distress Ink colours but this time in the Oxide formula. I placed the Stencil (that you get with the bundle as a free gift) on top and blended Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink through the snowfakes to create a subtle pattern. I die cut a tag from the Tonic Studios Slimline Envelope Creator Die Set from vellum and added a hole reinforcer on top. The snowflake was cut from Tonic Sugar Crystal Glitter Cardstock and adhered on top. I added thread through the top and adhered with a tiny bit of vellum adhesive. 

My next card uses the dies from the set. There are lots of different elements to create a snowman including the body, head, hat, arms, face, scarf, there is even a mug/cup that they can hold or a present. I started off by die cutting all of the different elements and adhering them together with Deluxe Glue. There is a smile that you can cut but I drew mine in with a pen. For the holly berries, I coloured tiny gems with a red Copic Marker and added them to the hat, along with Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Nuvo Drops.

For the background, I blended Distress Inks in Seedlees Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Kitsch Flamingo. I then spritzed on Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz. It was adhered to a mini slimline card base with thin foam tape and the snowman added on top. I took the sentiment from the set and white heat embossed it on to black cardstock. The snowflakes (from the die set) were cut from Tonic Sugar Crystal Glitter Cardstock and adhered around the sentiment. I finished off with Bubbles added to to their centres. 

For the envelope, I kept it very simple and used one cut from white cardstock with the other pattern die in the Tonic Studios Slimline Envelope Creator Die Set. I blended Distress Oxide Inks on top and then embellished with a tag made like the first envelope. I think the tags add a little extra handmade element to the envelopes. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop (with prizes!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Emily Midgett. Next on the hop is the wonderful Marie Heiderscheit. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the amazing Maria Willis


Tonic Studios are giving away a Snowmies Bundle plus a £50/$50 gift card to one lucky blog hop winner. To enter, comment on every blog in the hop by 3rd November 2021 at 11.59pm PST/07.59 GMT. The winner will be announced on 5th November on Tonic Studios social media accounts. Good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I apologise for all the blog posts but I hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the day. Take care! 


  1. beautiful projects and I LOVE your color choices

  2. So so so super cute 😍😍😍

  3. I LOVE the pierced dots for the background. These look just awesome. And the shading is great. Really cute stamp set, too....

  4. I love these snowmen! Your skies are GORGEOUS!

  5. Love your cards. The snowmen are adorable.

  6. HI, MS - These are stunningly pretty! And THANK YOU for giving me the answer to a question I have had since Dan West's site: the cover plate that pierces is named in your description. I was hoping for that somewhere along the hop! Your work is always absolutely first-rate and I am grateful for your inspiration!
    Lori S in PA

  7. I don’t think my last comment got posted. Crazy love for envelope and cards. They are the first ones I saw and instantly fell in love with this set. You’ve made them so vibrant and beautiful. Whoever gets these cards is super lucky 😍😁

  8. These cards are so excellent! Your photo staging is quite fabulous too πŸ˜€

  9. These are both absolutely gorgeous! Your colour choices in the background are absolutely stunning and the snowmen are so adorable. It looks like you've had a lot of fun creating theseπŸ˜πŸ’—

  10. Sweet cards-love these backgrounds!!

  11. Fantastic cards! Great work with this release .

  12. Wow! What a brilliant release from Tonic! Both of your cards are gorgeous Michelle - I really love the detail from the cover plate in the blue card. And what a great envelope die to have. It's a shame it needs a bigger die cutting machine. I love how you have decorated both your envelopes. Your colouring is amazing as always and I love the blends for the backgrounds. Beautiful showcase of a fantastic release - the snowmies are adorable! xx

  13. Fantastic cards! I love the blue and purple background!

  14. wonderful shading in the backgrounds.
    You don't think of pink, but it works
    great -has a warm glow.
    thanks for sharing

  15. Love the snowmen cards and envelopes…
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Stunning cards Michelle! I just love your amazing backgrounds!! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

  17. Beautiful cards.... Love the different backgrounds. Thank you for sharing...

  18. Adorable snowmies! Love the colors!πŸ₯°

  19. Love the inkblending and colors on your envelopes...really nice touch!

  20. Absolutely love both cards. These snoemies are so cute. I am in awe of your envelopes. These dies are a must for my craft room!

  21. I love the cards. the envelopes just set the whole thing off perfectly. Oh the tag is so cute on the envelope


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