Sending Gardenia Love & Hugs

Hi everyone. Vera here today bringing you a floral inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

I am so in love with the beautiful Gardenia Wishes set and for today card I want to share how I used this set to fill a whole card front.

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To start I stamped the image on top left corner and bottom right corner of the panel. Colored with Copic markers. Once that done, I die cut the word love and hugs from Peony Laurel dies set directly on the panel.

 

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I want to make the word popped up a bit, so I die cut the words three more times to create a thick layers.

Now, if you see my panel above, you see I didn’t color the area in between the flowers. Well, after I adhere the panel to the card base, I was adding some shading around the flower and ended up coloring the whole area with super soft green (G0000 in case you’re wondering and G00).

To finish, I stamped the word “SENDING” & “AND” and also added some mixed size dew drops.
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Well, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. I am scheduling this post in advance as on this date I am scheduled to be in Singapore and seeing my niece for the first time since she was diagnosed with leukemia. Thank God that she’s been responding well to the chemo, but I personally been struggling with the feeling of helplessness of not being able to  be with my family during this time.

So, this short trip means a lot to me. Just to be able to hug her, hug my mom and my brothers. I’ll be back on the States in a few days and sure appreciate any prayers you could send to my niece & for safe trip back for me & hubby. 🙂

That’s all from me today. May your mid week be a wonderful one. Cheers….

Video: Cardinal Sweater Card

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I’m back with another holiday card using our Cardinal Friends and Christmas Sweater background stamp.

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

I started off by clear heat embossing our Christmas Sweater background stamp onto an A2 brown cardstock panel. Then I stamped this sweet cardinal and foliage cluster onto white cardstock using our Caviar Hybrid (copic friendly) ink. Once I stamped my images, I colored everything in using copic markers.

  • Cardinal Body and beak: R14, R29 R56, Y38 (beak) and E39 (feet)
  • Foliage: YG09, R14 and E23

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Once my coloring was complete, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. I stamped and colored one cardinal and four foliage clusters (but I only used three). Whenever I use foliage or leaves in my projects, I make sure to stamp and color extras because I usually end up using more.

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Next, I used the third largest circle die in our Double Stitched Circles Large die collection to create a round die cut which my cardinal would rest upon. At the same time, I die cut my sweater panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This die added stitching to the edges of my panel while cutting it into a size a bit smaller than an A2 panel.

Once all the die cutting was complete, I started assembling my card. I adhered the sweater panel onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up the round die cut using foam tape. Then I adhered one of the foliage clusters right onto the round die cut. Next, I popped up the cardinal onto the round piece. Then I used two of the foliage clusters for the top right and bottom left corner of my card. After trimming off the excess foliage pieces, I used the extra pieces to tuck and nestle around the base of my cardinal. This made the base of my cardinal nice and full adding a lot of interest to the midsection of my card.

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Finally, I added some of our Medallion Gold sequins for some shiny interest.  I don’t normally make brown cards but I decided to give it a go today with my cardinal since red and brown coordinate rather nicely together. I was so happy with my results and I’m glad I tried something new today.

If you like cardinals, be sure to check out our Winter Cardinal Set! It features a solid image of a whimsical and folksy cardinal with some foliage elements to create fun winter scenes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed the video!

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Amazing Gardenia

Hello Everyone! It’s Anna here with a fall floral card.

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I started off by stamping images from Amazing Gardenia onto watercolor paper in Caviar and colored them with Holbein watercolors. Once the flowers were completely dry, I fussy cut them all. To create the background, I cut out the kraft panel with 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate Die.

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The sentiment from Dearest Peony was stamped with Versamark Ink onto a stripe of black cardstock and heat embossed in white.

I finished off the card with some sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Monday, friends!

Anna

Giveaway Winners

Hello, everyone!! I’m popping in to announce the winners of our Fall 2018 Release Giveaways.

Here they are:

Debut Winners

  1. Betty Keefe
  2. Annie LaVallee
  3. Rachel Duong
  4. Jade Stewart

Hop Winners

  1. Janis Ford
  2. Jennifer Williams
  3. Kerry Myers
  4. Joy Meadows
  5. Amy Mccue
  6. Kim Faucher
  7. Starspry
  8. Rema Deleeuw
  9. Brenda Rohlfing Simpson
  10. Joan Kinnischtzke
  11. Andre M
  12. Mindy1414
  13. Andrea Ahlin
  14. Debbie Selby
  15. Vivian C
  16. Debbie Rumpza
  17. Rose Mary Smalley

Congratulations, everyone! Please email HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM with GIVEAWAY WINNER in the subject line. Please include a stamp of choice from our new release with a shipping address. Please email us within 48 hours to redeem your prize.

-Effie

 

 

Wonderland Print – 3 Ways

Hello everyone & happy Fri-yay!! This is Brenda, here sharing three cards made with the new Wonderland Print stamp set. This set makes mass producing holiday cards a breeze! I love how the images create a wreath around the large sentiment…and there are many sentiments included to choose from. I chose to heat emboss all of my cards today, but they are equally as beautiful using different colors of inks.

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Let’s take a look at each one & I’ll tell you what I used…

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The first one uses gold, silver & copper embossing powders. The Wonderland Print set is really simple to line up. After stamping the wreath, the sentiment was stamped inside using the same color of embossing powder as the poinsettias. A Versamark pen was used to trace around the edges of the card panel, adding gold embossing to those also. I also stamped a couple of poinsettias (also included in the Wonderland Print set) in gold and fussy cut them out. (There are Coordinating Dies available also.) I popped the single poinsettias up with foam adhesive and finished the poinsettia center off with some Silver Nuvo Drops. I did trim the card panel and card base down slightly…it measures approximately 4.25″ X 5.25″.

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This one uses gold, copper and The Ton’s stunning Rose Gold embossing powders on black cardstock. I love the way the metallic embossing shines on the black. I finished these poinsettia centers with Black Nuvo Drops.

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Lastly, this one uses gold tinsel and red tinsel embossing on kraft cardstock. I finished the poinsettia centers with Gold Stickles. There is a whole lot of glitz & glitter going on!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you are enjoying creating with some of the goodies from the Fall Release!!

Cards with Bold General Greeting

Hello everyone! Today’s couple of cards are made with single use of world plate die. I hope you will like it!SAM_4780At first I toned white cardstock with Plum Wine Dye. Then I cut “Best Wishes” of Bold General Greeting World Plate Dies on it.SAM_4688I stamped Coming Up Poinsettias and colored it with watercolor markers. Then I cut the poinsettias and glued it to the base. I decorating my card with enamel accents and Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix.SAM_4753.jpg I using Gardenia Wishes for the next card. I stamped and colored it with watercolor markers. Then I applied Double Stitched Rectangle Die for my card’s base and glued it to list of cardstock of another color. SAM_4695I using the wold plate of previous card. I sewed it with the base.  I added some sequins for decoration.SAM_4770.jpgThank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

 

Video: Amazing Gardenia Thanksgiving Card

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back!! Did you enjoy our Release Blog Hop? If not, head over to our hop post to check out all the inspiration created by our team and guest designers!  For today’s project, I combined our new Amazing Gardenia with our Autumn Wishes to create a 5×7 inch Thanksgiving Card.

I don’t normally make cards this large but I really wanted to use these two clusters together. It actually come together quite nicely because I got to use the Wonderful wordplate die and I had sufficient room to die cut it on my 7x5in card.  Let’s begin!

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I started off by heat embossing the clusters from both sets in our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the images using Dr. Ph Martins Radiant Watercolors (Persimmon, Grass Green, Lemon Yellow and Saddle Brown).

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Once everything was painted, I fussy cut the gardenia and die cut the Autumn Wishes images.

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Next I cut a 3.5in x 7in strip of kraft cardstock and die cut the “wonderful” sentiment using the wordplate die from our Bold Amazing Greeting Dies collection. At this point, I thought that the kraft panel looked a bit bare and plain. So I stamped the front of the panel with one of the stamps from our Buildable Woodgrain stamps in our Found Topaz dye ink. This added some nice texture and added some “oomph” to the card.

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Then I heat embossed the “have a” from our Seriously Amazing set onto a piece of white 7x5in cardstock. Next, I started assembling my card. I adhered the white panel (after trimming it a 1/4 in) onto a brown cardbase. Then I adhered the kraft panel strip. Then I assembled  and mounted the floral and branch clusters onto my base using dimensional foam tape. I also added some of my birds for a whimsical effect.

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Lastly, I heat embossed the last part of my sentiment – a banner from our Basic Banners and the “thanksgiving” sentiment from the Add On Holiday Banners mini set. After I die cut the banner, I popped it up onto my card.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my project and process video.  Also, there’s still a few more hours left to take advantage of our new release promotion:

GIFT WITH PURCHASE PROMOTION

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 7 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 4×6 Christmas Tree set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Wonderland Print Bundle (and a Christmas Tree set).
**There must be a new Fall 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

Here are some cards created using our new Wonderland Print bundle!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcomeback!! Today we’re celebrating our Fall 2018 release with a blog hop! We have some talented guests and amazing team members showcasing our new designs. For more details on our release, head over to this post.  For this release, we have 12 new stamps, coordinating dies, one Pop Up die and…. a Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die collection! All new products are available and ready to ship now!

Also, Happy World Cardmaking Day! This is the day that kicks off holiday cardmaking season. So I have a post that is jam packed with Christmas cards. Enjoy!

 GIFT WITH PURCHASE PROMOTION

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 7 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 4×6 Christmas Tree set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Wonderland Print Bundle (and a Christmas Tree set).
**There must be a new Fall 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

We also have some giveaways so be sure to scroll all the way down for all the details. Winners from our 9/24 post will be posted at the same time as our hop winners in a few days. Thank you for your patience!

For today’s hop, here is a list of all of the fabulous participants:

  1. The Ton Stamps
  2. Svitlana Shayevich
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Renee Day 
  5. Anna Kutcenko
  6. Kymona Tracey
  7. Brenda Noelke
  8. Ilina Crouse 
  9. Amy Tsuruta 
  10. Tae Eun Yoo
  11. Amy Kolling 
  12. Laurel Beard 
  13. Chris Dayton 
  14. Lisa Harrolle 
  15. Laura Jane
  16. Vera Yates
  17. Janette Kausen 

Our surprise for today is our new Snowflake Layering Coverplate dies!

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Snowflake Layering Coverplate Dies (A and B), 4.25 x 5.5in Coverplate Dies

This is our newest layering die collection which features an A and B plate. When combined, the result is a fun and whimsical design perfect for winter themed cards.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

In this photo, I layered both A and B coverplate die cuts. The color combinations for these dies are truly endless.  Just add a sentiment for a quick holiday card. Also, break out all of your colored cardstock for this die bundle!

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For this next photo, I used the A plate die cut only and adhered it over white cardstock. Then I took the design a step further by using some of the snowflake die cuts that are produced with each pass and layered some  of elements over each other for a more intricate and fun layered snowflake effect.

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The beautiful thing about our Snowflake Coverplate bundle is that there’s more to the bundle than just layering the cover die cuts. You can take all of the negative snowflake die cuts and layer the elements together to make your own layered snowflake embellishments. This is a great way to stretch these dies! Also, layering the snowflakes and coming up with different color combinations is really fun and addicting! You can also try adding some Blizzard Hugs die cuts to your layered snowflakes for an additional design element!

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For this card, I simply layered both coverplate die cuts (I cut A from mint cardstock and B from white cardstock). Prior to mounting the layered die cuts onto a base, I adhered some of our Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive paper as a background. For the sentiment, I silver glitter heat embossed the large sentiment from our Brushed Merry stamp set. Then I die cut the sentiment three times and layered them together to create an embellishment type sentiment. Lastly, I stamped the christmas sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink onto a sentiment strip and popped up across the merry. This was a very simple card to make – little effort but high impact!

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For this card, I started off by layering some of my leftover snowflake die cuts from the A+ B coverplates. I also added a Blizzard Hugs snowflake die cut behind my layered snowflake for an added embellishment. Once my snowflake was assembled, I adhered it onto a round die cut and set it aside. Next I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline onto the bottom portion of an A2 panel. I blended the color towards the top of the panel for a minty ombre effect. Next, I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small Die Collection.  Then I used the A Plate in our Snowflake Layering Cover Dies and used that as a stencil to apply embossing paste onto my blended panel. This was matted onto a piece of black carstock which was then adhered onto a cardbase. For my sentiment, I gold glitter heat embossed the large Brushed Hugs and die cut it three times to create my sentiment embellishment. Next I adhered the sentiment onto my card and added the blizzard sentiment which was stamped in our Noir Dye Ink.

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For my next card, I white heat embossed our new Coming Up Poinsettias onto watercolor paper and then used Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson + Lime Green) to color in the outline images. After I painted the poinsettias, I heat embossed more foliage using the foliage cluster image from our Cardinal Friends. Once my background was complete, I die cut the panel into an A2 sized stitched panel and set it aside. Next I stamped this adorable cardinal and foliage cluster images onto cardstock with our Caviar Hybrid copic friendly ink. After I colored the images with copics, I die cut them and popped them up on my watercolored panel.

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For my next card, I stamped the clusters in our Wonderland Print set (Bright Emerald Ink, Orchid Crush Ink and Rose Gold Embossing). Then I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. I also die cut the inner negative space of my stamped border using the coordinating die. I set my stamped window panel aside to blend some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline dye ink onto my card base. I wanted an minty ombre effect to show behind my shaker window.  Next I created my shaker window using acetate and dimensional foam tape. Before I filled my shaker window, I stamped this large sentiment using our Noir Dye ink. Then I filled the window with some 3mm Glass Slippers sequins and beads (Diamond, Flurries and White Satin Beads). Lastly, I mounted the window panel over the base to complete my shaker card.

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For my final card, I created a simple stamped project using our Blizzard Hugs set. I tamped the mid sized and smallest snowflake burst stamp a few of times onto an A2 panel in our Cali Blue Dye Ink. Next I stamped the smaller solid snowflakes in our Blue Diamond and Azurite inks. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink) to finish this simple card.

Giveaways

For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST. Winners for this giveaway and our Release Debut Post giveaways will be announced shortly after the 8th.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Your next stop is the talented Svitlana!

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Video: Blizzard Hugs and Pop Up Poinsettia Card

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Photo taken against our Grey Stone Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back! I have a new holiday card and process video using our Blizzard Hugs and Pop Up Poinsettia dies for today.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by embossing the largest snowflake from our Blizzard Hugs onto black cardstock using silver glitter embossing powder. Then I partially die cut the negative space inside the snowflake using the coordinating die. I left the left edge of my snowflake and panel intact by leaving a portion of the panel out of the die cutting sandwich before running the die sandwich into my machine.

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Once I extracted the die cut out of the snowflake, I white heat embossed the sentiment and then added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection.

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Next, I adhered some of our Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper behind my snowflake window (onto a cardbase) and then I mounted my panel onto the base. I finished my card front with some Clear Rhinestones as embellishments. Lastly, I assembled my Pop Up Poinsettia inside my cardbase to complete my holiday card! Watch the youtube video above for assembly instructions which begins at 3:06 minutes.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed my video. Be sure to stop by on Saturday morning for our Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop! We have guests joining our team to showcase our 12 new stamps and dies! You can also head to this post for more details on our new release!

-Effie

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Gardenia’s Thank You

Hi peeps! Vera here today bringing you mid-week inspiration from The Ton. Hopefully by now you have The Ton latest release in your stash to play with. And, in case you need more inspiration, I am showcasing one of the new set called Amazing Gardenia. So, appropriately named, because this set is amazingly beautiful.

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This oversize gardenia is so elegant. I stamped, color and die cut the flower. This color combo is sooo unplanned! I was going to do just purple & gray combo. But, then, as I was coloring, I am like, wonder what it will looks like if I add a little  bit of soft blue to the color palette. And, me likey. 🙂

I added foam adhesive on the middle part of the flower and adhere the end leaves with just regular glue. I love creating dimension like this on my card instead of just flat foam tape all over. That little curves just make it more interesting in my opinion.

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Added shimmer all over the flowers, cause shimmer just make everything prettier & fancier. Hah! For the sentiment I used the thank you from Gardenia Wishes. For the finishing touches I added some mix size dew drops.

So, what did you get from this newest release? Or what’s on your wish list? For me personally, the Gardenia sets are the must have. I can’t resist their beauty. Yep, this come from a girl who used to find working with flower image intimidating!! I’v come a long way people!! 😉

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and may you have a great rest of the week. Cheers….