TRENDING WITH THE TON

Hello and welcome back for our monthly Trending with The Ton post!

For our Trend Post, we spotlight awesome projects created by you each month. Over the last month, we’ve been busy checking Instagram, Facebook and blogland for your projects featuring The Ton’s products.

Don’t be discouraged if we haven’t featured you yet. We are always on the lookout for fabulous creations using our products. To increase your chances of being spotted, tag your social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube) with #theton or #thetonstamps.

trending-badge

We’d love for you to display our badge proudly, if your creation is showcased on a Trending with The Ton post.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.23.01 AM

Instagram: @judejude53

We love how @judejude53 colored and formatted our Thoughtful Poppies!

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.23.12 AM

Instagram: @olikka_m

Olga created a beautiful watercolored background using our Beautiful Butterflies 2.Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.25.06 AM

We adore the polar bear scene that Olga created with our Honey Bears set.

Svetlana created a beautiful wreath of wildflowers with our Wishful Wildflowers .

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.23.39 AM

Instagram: @nancypenir

Nancy created a fabulous watercolored background with our new Peony Crush background stamp and Fabulous word die.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.23.53 AM

Instagram: @periwinklestudio

Meghan’s trio of watercolored white heat embossed shoe cards (created with our Shoe Wardrobe sets) are amazing!

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.23.22 AM

Instagram: @cealp

Ceal created a soft and beautiful sympathy card with our Wildflower Banner set.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.24.06 AM

Instagram: @strangelycreative

Ericka’s Haute Wedding Dress is gorgeously designed with a custom flourish within the wide expanse of the dress.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.24.18 AM

Instagram: @justinehovey

Justine created a gorgeous black and white floral card using our Morning Glory background stamp, Wild Peonies and The New Pretty sets.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.25.16 AM

Instagram: @crazypaperchick

We love how @crazypaperchick layered our sunflowers and created a gorgeous cluster  using our Fresh Cut Sunflowers.

Instagram: @wifey721

@wifey721 shows us how easy it is to mass produce cards using our Wildflower Banner set.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.27.59 AM

Instagram: @laineirenedesigns

We love how @laineirenedesigns created a foliage border with our Mini Wild Flowers and then popped up the sentiment onto a chic Vintage Frame.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.28.22 AM

Instagram: @makingcardsisfun

Laura’s Marvelous Perfume and Butterfly card is dreamy, fashion forward and perfect.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.28.40 AM

Instagram: @cardsbyandreas

Andi created a gorgeous vintage card using our Always Cherry Blossoms.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.28.48 AM

Instagram: @ms_sarah_gb

@ms_sarah_gb‘s gilding masculine card created with our Sketchy Menagerie is perfect for the man in your life!

@worldofmichaeltrent created a pretty poppy centerpiece using our Lone Poppy set.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.26.38 AM

Instagram: @albasevadilla

Alba’s gorgeously colored Thoughtful Poppies caught our eye!

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.29.36 AM

Instagram: @erica_cacacraft

We love the bright pop of color that Erica addd to our Dearest Peony.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.27.16 AM

Instagram: @ellenbornstein

@ellenbornstein created a beautiful Thoughtful Poppy card with clear accents.

Screen Shot 2017-04-29 at 9.27.26 AM

Instagram: @cernochova.gabi

Last but not least is @cernochova.gabi‘s anniversary card! She created this double bicycle card using our Beautiful Bicycle set.

That’s it for this month! Starting this month, our Trend posts will go live on the last Saturday of each month instead of Friday. We hope you enjoyed the gallery of beautiful cards created by our wonderful customers! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us! We love your support and are excited to see more of what you create. Be sure to remember to tag your creations using our products with #theton or #thetonstamps because you just might find yourself Trending with The Ton!

screen-shot-2016-02-09-at-12-16-59-am1-2

Marvelous Perfumes

Hello Everyone! Anna here and today I’d like to share with you two cards I made using Marvelous Perfumes stamp set.

SONY DSC

For my first card I started off by stamping the Wildflower Banner on kraft cardstock and heat embossed it in white. Next I stamped the perfume image from Marvelous Perfumes and flowers from Wishful Wildflowers on white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.

SONY DSC

Then I adhered all images onto the kraft cardstock with foam tape. I stamped the Hello, gorgeous sentiment from Marvelous Perfumes in Noir and adhered kraft panel onto the card base. Lastly, I added Glass Slippers Round Confetti to finish off the card.

For my second card I stamped images from Marvelous Perfumes and City Girls: Retail Therapy.

SONY DSC

Then I colored them with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I affixed these to the white cardstock (card panel) using 3D foam pads. I stamped all sentiments in Noir. Next I adhered Light Blue Adhesive Foil Paper on the card base. I covered the card front with the card panel. I embellished the card using Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

SONY DSC

Also, there is still time to enter into The Ton April Challenge: Anything Goes! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s shop!

91076-april2bag

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Anna

Video: Love and Hugs Watercolor Peony

lg peony trio

Hello everyone, Effie here! Today I have a video on how I watercolored our Large Peony 2 with colorburst powders.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Large Peony 2 and leaves on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored the images using my Marigold Colorburst. After the paint dried, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. Next I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment from our Brushed Love set and die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die. The Sending and Hugs portion of the sentiment is from the same set and I white heat embossed them onto gray cardstock. Then I fussy cut them into “labels”.

peony 2

Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise and Miami Cool Dye Inks onto a card panel using a stencil brush. Then I trimmed the panel on each side (except the top) and popped it up onto a side folding A2 cardbase.  Then I popped up my peony, leaves and sentiment with foam tape. Lastly, I embellished my card using our 7 and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

I made additional variations of this card using our other Large Peony and Brushed sentiment sets.

peony 1

For this card, I used our Large Peony 1 and Brushed You sets. I colored in the peony using my Wisteria Colorbursts.

peony 3

For this card, I used our Large Peony 3 and Brushed Hugs set. I colored this peony in using my Peony Colorbursts.

The leaves for all three cards were colored using a combination of Terre Vert, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre and Prussian Blue Colorbursts.

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and video!

screen-shot-2016-02-09-at-12-16-59-am1-2

Don’t forget to stop by our Challenge Blog! Anything Goes this month for a chance to win $50 to our shop!

91076-april2bag

Bright and Happy Sunflowers

Hello Everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today! Sunflowers are so bright and happy, and I just love our new beautiful sunflower themed stamp sets. I created 2 sunflower cards using many of our products, including our new Sunflower Garden Cling stamp, Modern Labels Stamp set, and the coordinating dies.

Here is the first card!

Ton_AprilSunflower_FE1

I created a bright & cheerful card, mainly focusing on the flowers and let the leaves fade to the background. I stamped the Sunflower Garden Cling stamp on the Bristol Smooth cardstock with Mini MISTI stamping tool in our Beach Blondie Dye Ink and colored the flowers with Zig markers. I blended the colors out using the Aqua Water brushes. I waited for the panel to dry and cut it down slightly smaller than the A2 size.

By the way, you can now do the one stop shopping at our Boutique! We carry fabulous craft supplies such as the Zig markers, MISTI, the water brushes and many more! All the products from our shop and Boutique are all linked up. Just click and shop! 🙂

Ton_AprilSunflower_CE1

Then, on a A2 sized card base, I adhered the Glossy Gold Adhesive Glitter paper. Next, I die cut “hello” on the watercolored panel using our Brushed Hello Coordinating Die and adhered the entire panel onto the card base. I also stamped the sentiment (from our Fresh Cut Sunflower stamp set) in Versamark, heat embossed in gold, and adhered it to the card using foam tape. I finished the card by adding some sequins from our new Belle’s Dress Couture Mix.


 

Moving on to the 2nd card!

Ton_Sunflowermini_FE1

 

I created this card using our new Modern Labels, Sunflower Cluster Mini stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I love the Sunflower Cluster Mini products so much and they will be available at the shop in May!

I started the card by stamping the Sunflower Cluster Mini stamp twice on the Bristol Smooth cardstock in our Noir Dye ink. I first colored the flowers with Zig Markers. When it was dry, I blended Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Dye and Beach Blondie Dye ink on the leaves, using the ink blending tool. I also added some gold dots with the gel pen and Polychromos color pencils here and there to create more depth.

 

Ton_SunflowerMini_CE1

 

Then I stamped one of the label image and the sentiment from our Modern Label stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I die cut the label image using the coordinating die. I also die cut the frame using the largest layer of the Large Double Stitched Dies and the 2nd largest die from the Small Double Stitched Dies. I created the gold glitter background panel with the Glossy Gold Adhesive Glitter paper and the 2nd largest die from the Small Double Stitched Dies. Then I assembled all the elements on the A2 sized black card base and finished the card by adding the Gold thread and some sequins (Belle’s Dress Couture Mix & Deep Sage sequins).

 

That’s all from me today and I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Also, there’s still time to submit your project for our monthly challenge!


Hope you join us for the April challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for April is “Anything Goes“

Ton_AprilChallenge_Badge
There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Anything Goes”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Hugs,

Ton_signature

Tea For Mom

Hi everyone, Lisa here.   This is my very first blog post as designer for The Ton and I’m so excited to be here!   Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I’d share a Mother’s Day card with you.  I make quite a few Mother’s Day cards to send to my sisters, my mom, of course and also to a very special woman who is actually my best friend’s mother.  She has been like a second mother to me for many years so she’s at the top of my Mother’s Day list every year.   I made this especially for her and because she’s a tea lover,  I made a cup of tea using the Tea Party stamp set and Tea Party Coordinating Dies.

Ton April blog post 005adj copy.jpgsmall

I started out by first die cutting all the pieces to my tea cup.  I find that it is easier for me when I die cut small images first and then stamp them.  I stamped the cup with The Ton’s Lofty Mint for the background and Bright Emerald flowers.  The saucer is also in Lofty Mint and the cup and saucer are both outlined with Caviar ink.  I stamped the heart steam with Crystal Pewter.   For the base and handle of the cup I stamped with clear Versamark ink and embossed with Metallic Platinum Sparkle powder by WOW.  Ooops, don’t forget the tea!  I used a Copic marker to color the tea.  Isn’t that little tea tag cute?  I just made a little slit along the rim of the cup and added a thin string.  Then I hand cut a little white piece of card stock for the tag.  I searched through my stamps to find the tiny little word “LOVE” from a sentiment in the Dearest Peony stamp set and it fit perfectly.

Ton April blog post 004adj2 copy.jpgsmall

After adding some light ink splatters, to the card base, I  used the Haute Stripes Cling Background stamp to create a checkered table cloth.  After stamping the stripes horizontally onto a 4.25 x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock in Bright Emerald ink, I cut it in strips.   Then I adhered the strips to the card front staggering the colors so that it formed a checkerboard pattern.

The Peony Cluster Mini, stamped and die cut were added to the top of the card using dimensional tape.  The were colored using a variety of pink Copic markers.

For the sentiment I combined words from the Fresh Cut Tulips and Flutter Mini stamp sets and stamped them in Caviar ink.

Ton April blog post 010adj copy.jpgsmall

For a finishing touch, I added some clear sequins from the Glass Slippers Sequins Mix.

Ton April blog post 020adj copy.jpgsmall

 

Just a quick reminder, there’s still time to enter your cards into The Ton’s April Challenge!  You could win $50 to spend at The Ton Store and for this challenge, Anything Goes!!  Head on over and find out the details today.  Good Luck!

91076-april2bag

 

I hope you enjoyed this card today, thank you so much for stopping by.  I look forward to coming back and posting more fun projects  soon using all of the wonderful goodies from The Ton.

Have a great day!

Lisa

Hello Gorgeous

IMG_3807

Hello crafty friends^^Eunji here.Today I made a perfume card using our new Marvelous Perfumes stamp set. Let’s start~

IMG_3808

I started by stamping the berry and leaf stamps from our Holiday Cones (Coord. Outlines) set on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored and and also used color pencil to add detail. Next I fussy cut the images leaving a thin white border (but dies are available for our Holiday Cones). In total, I colored four berry branches and nine leaves. Next I stamped the perfume image from our Marvelous Perfumes stamp set on watercolor paper and then colored it using watercolor paint. Next I stamped the same stamp on watercolor paper with Noir ink then fussy cut the image. I used the ribbon on that image and adhered it to the perfume bottle with foam tape.  Next I added the butterfly from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 stamp set which I stamped with our Iris Blooms ink on card stock then fussy cut. Next I adhered all the berry branches, leaves and perfume bottle onto a card panel with foam tape. Then I splashed yellow watercolor paint onto the card panel and also stamped the butterfly stamp all around with our Lemon Drop ink. Lastly I stamped  the sentiment stamp with our Noir ink.

IMG_3809

Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon~

The Ton Challenge – Anything Goes

There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

PLEASE VISIT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG FOR MORE INFO.

Sunflowers

Hello and happy Friday everyone! It’s TaeEun here today to share three sunflower cards with you.

For The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release Effie designed another gorgeous layering floral stamp set and Garden cling background stamp featuring Sunflowers: Fresh Cut Sunflowers and Sunflower Garden cling stamp. As it gets warm here in northern hemisphere, these stamp sets provide perfect images for cards sending sunshine to recipients :).

On my first card I’ve created DIY background using layered sunflowers.

TheTon0421 1 6WM

To start off I stamped the sentiment from Fresh Cut Sunflowers in Noir. I then started stamping the first solid layer to fill the A2 panel along with masking. I used Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine and Lofty mint. I stamped the second layer with the same ink. It is hard to see in the picture but IRL you can see the subtle layering. I then stamped the flower centers using the inks from Cocoa Collection. The third layer of sunflowers was heat embossed in gold for some shine :)! I filled in the empty area with some sequins from Belle’s Dress and Hot Cocoa Couture Mix.

Theton0421 1 CU3WM

The main image of my next two cards is Sunflower Garden cling stamp.

TheTon0421 2 2WM

On my second card for today I heat embossed the Sunflower Garden in multicolor using yellow, green and gold embossing powder on a yellow cardstock. I then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. (Btw in The Ton’s shop we have now Boutique section, where you can find crafting supplies like colored pencils.) I made a panel with a piece of Adhesive foil paper Gold from which I cut out the outline of the big sunflower of the Sunflower Garden with a cutting machine and foam mounted it on the colored panel. The sentiment is from Macarons set. I gold heat embossed it on a dark brown cardstock and added it on the card on a nest of golden thread. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Medallion Gold Sequins.

TheTon0421 2 CU1WM

My last card was made using spotlight coloring technique.

TheTon0421 3 3WM

First I stamped the Sunflower Garden in embossing ink on a white cardstock and heat embossed it in silver. I then die cut the panel with three dies of the Double Stitched Square dies so that I got four parts of my panel cut. I then colored the central square and a frame using acrylic paints as shown in the picture. I glued the uncolored parts flat on the card base and added the colored parts using some foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Chandelier stamp set. I silver heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock, added a mat of Glossy fine silver adhesive Glitter paper and mounted it on the card. Finishing touch for this card was some beautiful Dew Drops.

TheTon0421 3 CU2WM

THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for April is open for any projects with The Ton’s products as the main image, as we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge 🙂 ! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

That’s it from me today! Hope I could inspire you for a crafty weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Guest Designer: Svetlana Pavlova

Hello! Svetlana here again for my final guest designer post and I hope you are all having a good day! Today I have prepared two cards for you!
image-17-04-17-04-18-1
The first card is a shaker card! To create this card, I used the “Wishful Wildflowers” stamps. I’ve stamped the floral arrangements twice on the same place on the base of the card. Then with a circle die I diecut out the circle for the shaker window.
image-17-04-17-04-18
I used copics to color the flowers and only colored the leafs on the inside panel, I really wanted the inside panel to stand out. I’ve added the sequins and the sentiment and the shaker card is complete.
image-17-04-17-04-21-2
For my second card, I used Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Outlines clear stamp. On the watercolor paper I’ve stamped sunflowers with water-soluble ink and used the same ink to color the images.
image-17-04-17-04-21-1
Once it was all dry I used a black marker to outline the flowers and leafs. For the background I used zig watercolor pens. Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
image-17-04-17-04-21

Playing with the Color Burst inks

Hello Everyone! Anna here today with a couple cards I made using Color Burst inks.

SONY DSC

For the first one, I took a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with Yellow Ochre, Burnt Orange and Terre Verte Color Burst paints.  Then I sprayed over the spritzed Color Burst with water. I laid some paper  towel over the watercoloured background. I peeled back the paper towel after a few seconds and left to dry.

Next I created a vellum panel. I stamped beautiful tulips from the Fresh Cut Tulips stamp set on that panel and embossed them with white embossing powder. I covered the Color Burst background with the vellum panel.  I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Macarons stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed in white. In the end I added a few Dew Drops.

SONY DSC

For my second card I used Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set, Merlot and Indigo Color Burst paints. The watercoloured background was done the same way. These Always Cherry Blossoms flowers were again embossed on vellum with white embossing powder. Next I fussy cut all images and adhered these to the card. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

SONY DSC

 

The Ton’s April Challenge is now live! Anything goes for this month so head over now to join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

april

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Anna

Cityscapes Missing You

Welcome to The Ton Stamps blog this hump day. Yes, it is Wednesday folks…. already. Good news is, its that much closer to the weekend – yay!

Let’s get to the card I, Janette, am sharing as my first design team post!

IMG_5253

I began by white heat embossing the Sunflower Garden background cling stamp onto Bristol paper and Zigging it for a sunset effect. Bristol paper is the only paper I use with my Zigs, I highly recommend it. They blend on it remarkably well.

IMG_5260

I then stamped and fussy cut Vogue Skies in Caviar Hybrid ink and added the “Miss You” sentiment to the A2 trimmed background.

IMG_5258

Once the layers were adhered, I added Black Night sequins for a thought bubble detail. Adding the mat to this card made it slightly larger than A2, but it sure framed it nicely!

Thank you for visiting today! Don’t forget to check out the new Boutique section over at the The Ton shop or this month’s challenge, “Anything Goes!”

xox, Janette