Last minute Cards for mailing

Hello Lovelies! It’s LauraJane:)  Because I always seem to need “just one more card” after posting my Christmas/Holiday cards to Friends and Family,  I like to keep several extra on hand.  Today I’m sharing a few QUICK, last minute cards using background stamps as a starting point. And wanted to show how you can get different looks by mixing up simple Embossed sentiments and Large image embellishments.

Have a Look!

IMG_1129Christmas Sweater Background Cling is a cozy way to begin. I inked up two card fronts in shades of Pink Couture inks. Then on one, I heat embossed Brushed Merry with Platinum EP. Stamped the remainder of the sentiment in BRIGHT Cosmo Pink. Finished with Nuvo Drops as a simple embellishment.

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TT-Swter-LauraJaneFor this second Christmas Sweater Background above, I Heat embossed the Holiday Love Poinsettia with Platinum EP. Sponged some of the same couture color onto the bloom and cut it out with the Holiday Love Poinsettia Coordinating Die.  Popped it up onto a panel trimmed with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. Added a sentiment banner and stapled a quick “bow nest” of Metallic thread for embellishment.

The new Vintage Christmas Block makes a dynamic card front with very little time and effort.TT-VinC-LauraJaneIt looks amazing in Rose Gold Embossing Powder!

Just one French knot as centers on several tiny blooms and a Metallic thread Bow,  matted on a white cardbase and you have an elegant Christmas card:))

I also often need anniversary cards right in the middle of the holiday season.

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…so for the second Vintage Christmas Block I heat embossed Cozy Poinsettias in Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Used the Coordinating Die, then placed it onto Foil paper and fussy cut just a bit larger all around the edges. Heat embossed the sentiment with Black EP and popped it onto the Vintage Christmas block cardfront covering the Merry CHristmas…I think this works very well and could be used with a Birthday sentiment too.

There you go! Hope you enjoyed seeing some quick last minute cards:)) Happy Creating!

LauraJane:)

Remember the Challenge happening over at The TON CHallenge Blog: 

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone, Effie here! We are so excited to be a part of our dear friend Taheerah’s fabulous Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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For my project today, I combined several of our stamps to create a bright and fun Christmas card!

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I started off by heat embossing our Folk Art Florals in a festive silver glitter embossing powder onto some regular white cardstock.  After I heat embossed the panel, I colored in the florals and foliage using zig markers (Carmine Red, Emerald Green and Beige).

Next I stamped the adorable Nutcracker image from our Holiday Ballet set in our Noir Dye Ink on a separate piece of cardstock and then colored him in (Carmine Red, Persian Blue, Flesh, Sugar Almond Pink and Wink of Stella Gold and Clear Glitter). After coloring him in, I used the coordinating die to cut him out. I set him aside to stamp two Holly Branch clusters. For these clusters, I used the following inks: Soft Garden Dye, Bright Fern Dye, Valentine Red Dye, Spiced Chai Dye and Warm Hazelnut Dye. Once I finished stamping, I used the coordinating die to cut out both branches.

Next I stamped our classic Holiday Bows. I used the second smallest bow and used a combination of Valentine Red and Spiced Chai Dye Inks. After I finished stamping the bow, I die cut the image. Then I white heat embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock and cut out the sentiment panel.

Once everything was stamped and die cut, I started assembling my card. I trimmed my floral panel and adhered it onto a red panel which was mounted onto a side folding A2 card base.  Next I popped up my holly branches using foam dots. Then I adhered the nutcracker within the holly clusters. Next I popped up the bow and adhered the sentiment.

Once I assembled the card, I added my finishing touches by embellishing my project using our Glass Slippers Sequins in various sizes.

Giveaway

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! For today’s prize, we are sponsoring a gift that you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back totaheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as ours in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video!

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Monochromatic floral cards

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of floral cards. Yes, let’s take a break from Christmas cards :)!

I used Fresh Cut Carnations and Large Florals: Carnation set from our Fall 2017 Release. I kept the cards in a monochromatic style in blue and purple respectively by making the background in the same tone like the flowers.

Let’s start with the blue version!

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I stamped the layered carnations from Fresh Cut Carnations in Cobalt breeze and Deep Sapphire. I skipped the first layer to brighten the image. I stamped the stem in gray using Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz and cut all the images out with coordinating dies. I then created the watercolor background panel by adding blue paint loosely on a wet watercolor paper. I added blue and white splatters on it and let it dry. The panel was cut with the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die and glued on a white cardbase. To white emboss the sentiment from Magnificent Magnolias I blended Cobalt breeze and Deep Sapphire on a strip of white cardstock. I matted the sentiment strip with some Silver glitter adhesive paper and foam mounted the sentiment and flowers onto the card along with some silver thread. To finish off the card I used some sequins from Milky Way and Midnight Frost Couture Mix.

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For my second card I used Large Florals: Carnation set.  To stamp the large carnation I used Iris Blooms and Grape Crush dye ink. Here also I skipped the first layer. I cut the flower with the coordinating die and set it aside.

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To create the background panel I die loose watercolor wash on some watercolor paper in purple and light blue. I then stamped the second layer of the leave image on it in Iris Blooms . And I added some leaves from Large Peony set 1 and 3 in Soft Amethyst. I then splattered purple and opaque white watercolor on it and let it dry. I foam mounted the flower on a nest made with some silver thread. The sentiment is from Large Florals: Carnation as well. I made a ombre purple strip by blending Iris Blooms and Grape Crush and white heat embossed the sentiment. For some sparkle I added a thin line of purple glitter tape and mounted the sentiment strip onto the card. My finishing touch was some clear Dew Drops.

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That’s it from my side! I hope you liked looking my cards today!

The Ton Challenge

We are having a Mood Board Challenge this month! Don’t forget to stop by The Ton Challenge blog for inspiration projects from our DT members and our guest designer Gloria. You could be a guest designer too, if you win at the challenge! And as always there is a $50 *gift certificate to The Ton Shop to win!!!

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*Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a crafty day!

TaeEun

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Hi! Olga today with you! And I decided to get distracted from Holidays cards and to remember about summer!

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I used Wave Stamps for my card. I stamped the wave on the cardstock using Cali Blue Dye for first layer, Parisian Blue for next layer and Deep Sapphire for last layer.

I stamped the wave again on another sheet of cardstock and applied Coordinating Die. I embossed the edge of a paper with  White Embossing Powder repeatedly.

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I blending the sky with True Navy and Miami Cool Dyes.

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I stamped the inscription from the Country Rose Cluster stamps set and embossed with  White Embossing Powder.

I decorated the card with Blue Ice Couture Mix . It turned out a remix of my card made earlier, but I’m ready to apply these waves again and again)))

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Thank you for your attention!

You can still participate in The Ton December Challendge. Participate and win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton shop!
Follow The Ton Challenge blog for information and detailed rules!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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Ugly Christmas Sweater

Happy Monday everyone!! Mayline here with you today. A couple of weeks ago, I received Christmas Sweater stamp set. When I saw the stamp set,  I immanently thought that the Christmas Sweater stamp set is the perfect stamp set that I can make the ugly christmas dress and suit with Plus One stamp set and Haute Wedding Dress stamp set. So I made the card for today.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from white cardstock.
  2. Use Sentiment Jewelry stamp set for creating background. ( I stamped it in on the panel Crystal Pewter Dye ink on the panel. )
  3. Stamp a girl in the dress from Haute Wedding Dress using  Noir Dye Ink on the panel and than color it.
  4. Stamp a man from Plus One stamp set using  Noir Dye Ink on another white cardstock and cut the image use Coordinating Dies.
  5. Stamp an image from the Christmas Sweater stamp set with Versamark Ink on another cardstock after that heat emboss using gold embossing powder.
  6. Cut out the heat embossed paper in the dress shape using Haute Wedding Dress Coordinating Die
  7. Stamp the man using  Noir Dye Ink on the heat embossed paper and fussy cut only the suit.
  8. Color the dress and suit image using green and red color marks.
  9. Adhere the dress and suit over the girl and man image with double sided tape.
  10. Stamp ribbon from Fireplace Holiday Accessories on the cardstock.
  11. Color and cut it. After that adhered it on the suit.
  12. Adhered the man on the panel.
  13. Stamp a sentiment from Mini Pine Tree stamp set on the panel.

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The Ton’s December Challenge is now live!  You have through Dec 31st to stop by and enter your cards for a chance to win!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop!* *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Thank you for stopping by!

One Shiny Ornament

Hello friends, Lisa here.  I hope you’re all doing well at this most wonderful time of the year.  Do you have your holiday cards finished yet?  As you can see, I’m still working on mine so I’m a little late getting them in the mail this year.   I thought I’d pop in to The Ton blog today with this card I made for  a dear friend of mine.  I was trying to achieve a simple retro feel by using traditional colors and the largest ornament from The Ton’s gorgeous Holiday Ornaments stamps.

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For this card I used the following supplies from The Ton shop:

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After stamping and coloring the background using Holiday Cones Coordinating Outline stamps, I watered down some Gesso medium and flicked it across the panel.  This created some wonderful textured snow.  I stamped and clear embossed this large round ornament from the Holiday Ornaments stamp set.  There is so much fabulous detail in this ornament and the shiny clear coat of embossing powder really makes it pop!   The Holiday Word dies lend a lot to the retro feel of this card and the holly and berries from the Christmas Wreath Builder set is the perfect sized embellishment for the ornament.

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Just a reminder:

Have you entered your cards in the new December challenge over at the The Ton challenge blog?   This month’s theme is “Holiday”.  Check out this awesome mood board and head on over to play to win!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and you’re able to squeeze in a little card making time.

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2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 

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Hi everyone!!! It’s Brenda here again (two days in a row!) with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects with Fall theme for a chance to win many prizes, including a $25 gift certificate to The Ton!

This hop runs from Friday, December 8 – Friday, December 15. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Sunday, December 17. See all the details HERE.

When I think of winter in the Midwest, my mind immediately goes to sparkly silver and icy blue tones.

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Beginning with the background, I pulled out the beautiful Holiday Love Poinsettia set and got to work. I stamped the poinsettia image four times onto Bristol paper with Versamark, then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I colored this with Zigs and a water brush, then added silver stickles to the center of each poinsettia. The Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large) was used to cut the background panel down a bit. For the focal image, I used the Tea Party set and stamped the tea cup with Caviar Ink. I created a mask by stamping onto a full adhesive post-it note and used the outer portion to mask off the outside of the cup. This allowed me to stamp the poinsettia image from the Good Tidings Cluster onto the cup, also using Caviar Ink. The cup was then colored with Copic markers to match the background panel. The saucer was stamped with Blue Diamond dye ink. Both the cup and the saucer were die-cut with the Tea Party Coordinating Die, as was the heart of steam from silver glitter paper. I heat embossed the sentiment from Cozy Poinsettias with silver embossing powder onto a strip of vellum. The card was assembled as shown, popping up the cup and steam with foam adhesive. I also added silver stickles to the center on the poinsettia on the cup. Glass Slipper Round Confetti Couture Mix (one of my go-to mixes), was the perfect touch to frame the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by today!! Grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and hop on over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! So much inspiration and lots of prizes up for grabs!!!

December’s Challenge on The Ton’s Challenge Blog is happening now!! We have a beautiful mood board this month!! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop!!!

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Happy hopping!!!

Brenda

Pink Florals

Happy Thursday everyone!! Brenda here with you today. I am in the middle of trying to get all of my Christmas cards ready to mail, but I needed to take a break from the holiday hustle!! I was missing my beloved pink flowers!! So, I pulled out a couple of sets that haven’t gotten enough love from me yet!! Let’s take a look!!

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I started off by creating my background using alcohol inks and Yupo paper. I love the unpredictability of alcohol inks, but it is also difficult to “let go” and try not to control them too much!! I stamped the Magnificent Magnolia (it really IS magnificent, isn’t it?), onto white cardstock with distress ink, as I intended to use the no-line coloring technique. I used Copic markers and added details with colored pencils, before using the Magnificent Magnolia Coordinating Die to cut out the image. The alcohol inked background was cut in two pieces to create some interest in the background. I added Silver Glitter Tape to the top, bottom & cut portions of the card, adhering the alcohol panel over it. The Thank You Word Die was cut from Silver Glitter Paper and pink cardstock. I adhered the dies together, slightly offsetting the words to create a drop shadow, then adhered them to the bottom of the card. The magnolia die was adhered with foam dimensional adhesive. A few sequins from the Pink Diamond Couture Mix finished off the card perfectly!!

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Here is the second card…

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For this card, I used the same technique on the background panel with Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Once it was dry, I used the largest die from the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large) to cut the background. Next, I pulled out my Fresh Cut Carnation Coordinating Dies and cut the flowers from pink cardstock, and the stems from green cardstock. Then I stamped the top two layers of flowers from the Fresh Cut Carnation set with Rose Quartz and Hollywood Star dye inks. I omitted the solid layer of the stamp, eliminating the edge around the outside of the die cut. The leaves were cut with the Fresh Cut Anemone Coordinating Die and stamped with the leaf images from the Fresh Cut Anemone stamp set with Soft Garden Dye Ink. The vase from Tulip Bouquet was heat embossed onto polka-dot vellum, then fussy cut. The sentiment is from Penned Sentiments and was stamped with Noir Ink and clear heat embossed. All the die cuts were adhered as shown, popping the largest flower and leaves up with foam adhesive. The vellum sentiment was wrapped around the background panel, before adhering to the card base. A scattering of sequins from the Waltz White Couture Mix was the finishing touch!! I am always amazed how well the elements from all the sets mix-and-match so well together!!!

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Don’t forget…there is a new challenge over at The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! Here is the beautiful mood board for December!! Play along for your chance to win a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Store!!!

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Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me!! Do you find a need to take a break from holiday cards as well?

 

From Our Family To Yours

Hi peeps! Vera here. How are you doing? How’s your December going so far?

I finally have our Christmas tree up and I finish decorating our office Christmas tree as well. Yay… So, since I am all in Christmas spirit, of course I have to go with Christmas card for today’s post.

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For this card, I used the lovely Poinsettia Banner set. The beauty of this set is you can just stamp it and color it and that’s it you’re done. But, the way you color it can totally change the feeling of the card. As quite often happened, I end up with soft coloring.

Non traditional Christmas color, but I just couldn’t resist to go with this soft color combo. I love the way this card turned out. I color this with Copic and for the center of the poinsettia I used Nuvo Drop in Sugared Almond. Finished by adding sequins from Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy the card. And, psst… since we’re talking about Christmas card, have you seen The Ton current mood board challenge? Here’s a look at the mood board. You can play along and join the challenge HERE.

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That’s all from me today peeps. May our day be a fantastic one. Cheers…

Merry Christmas

Hello friends:)Eunji here.Today made the christmas card using our new Holiday Ornaments stamp set.Effie released 4 stamp set for holiday.All stamp sets is so beauty:)And let’s take look at my card.

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To start off, I heat-embossed a star image stamp from Star Trails with white embossing powder on A6 size cardstock.And blended with distress ink on card panel.After splash water on a panel.Next cut a circle shape with Double Stitched Circle Dies (Large) die set.Stamped a ornament image stamp on all around with Noir ink and drew a line.And stamped a panda image from Panda Can’t Even on cardstock and added santa hat and colored with Zig brush pen then fussy cut leaving thin border.I assembled the shaker  using the Deck the Halls Couture Mix for the shaker elements.The panda paper and sentiment paper adhered to the card panel with foam tape.Lastly added a twine on ornament.

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Thank you for stopping by see you soon.

And don’t forget our December challenge the theme is ‘Mood Board’.

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