2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hi everyone!   It’s TaeEun here with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects with Spring theme for a chance to win many prizes, including three (3) $10 gift certificates to The Ton!

This hop runs from Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Sunday, April 2nd. See all the details HERE.

I made a card using our Tea Party stamp set as main element and added a bouquet of roses using small rose image included in the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set to give the card a fresh and warm feeling of the Spring 🙂 .

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As I wanted water color the images, I used Bristol smooth paper. I stamped the tea cup set on the right with polka dot first in embossing ink and heat embossed them using Rose Gold embossing powder. After masking the first set, I stemped the mirror image of the cup on the left using the Mirror stamp. I used for this a black pigment ink so that I could heat emboss the cup in Rose Gold as well. I heat embossed the rose pattern on the second cup in rose gold. I masked the cup, then stamped and heat embossed the saucer.

To create the rose bouquet in the vase I used several stamp sets. The vase is from Lone Poppy, stamped in Crystal Pewter. The roses are from the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set. I stamped three roses, two in Coralline Hybrid and one in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake (I stamped it without cleaning the stamp after using it with Coralline, so that it looks yellow-orange.). To stamp the stems and leaves I masked the roses. I borrowed the stem from Fresh Cut Garden Roses, stamped using Soft Garden and Bright Fern. The leaves are from the Wild Peonies stamp set.

After done with stamping, I colored the image using Zig brush markers and blended Coralline Hybrid and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake on the bottom part of the card. The sentiment is from the Caffeine Crush set. I stamped it in Noir on some white cardstock and again in embossing ink to clear heat emboss it. I cut it in a fishtail banner and matted it with a orange strip I made by blending Coralline Hybrid.

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To assemble the card I cut the front panel using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. To trim the left edge I positioned the die slightly to the right and cut the panel again. I added a strip of rose gold glitter tape on the left edge of the card base and glued the panel flat on it. The sentiment was foam mounted. I finished off the card by adding a few sequins from Flamenco Sunset, I Dream in Peach, Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins mix.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don’t forget to hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa ready in your hand 🙂 , as there are so many other participants playing along in this hop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Hopping!








Guest Designer: Amy Kolling

Hi everyone!  Amy Kolling here for my second guest post this month.  Spring is definitely here where I live so bringing out all the flowers I have from The Ton, Fresh Cut Tulips was at the top of my list!
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This is a wonderful layering stamp set that just gets more beautiful as you stamp the layers!  I started with a trimmed down white panel where I began stamping my tulips in yellow, pink, and berry colors of ink from my stash.  The back of the stamp set packaging gives you a helpful guide to follow when stamping the various layers.  I masked off the middle flower to stamp the ones on either side.  The stems were stamped in shades of green and really made the tulips come to life!
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For a sentiment, I decided to go bold and black because I really wanted it to stand out from the tulips.  My sentiment, from Thanks a Bunch, was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I layered my tulip panel onto some Stone cardstock instead of white that I would normally do.  Just give the layer a different look!  For embellishments, I added a variety of clear sequins with Multi Matte Medium.
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Thanks so much for joining me here today!



Hello friends^^Eunji here.Today  I am making a floral card using our new Floral Border Coordinating Die.This single die will cut out the inner negative space of our Floral Border image. It is so useful.Then let’s start!!


I started heat embossing with clear embossing powder with Floral Border Cling Background stamp on 4*6 inch watercolor card stock.And colored using Dr.Ph.Martin & Holbein drawing ink.After it dried cutting out the inner negative space with Floral Border Coordinating Die.Next step is stamping a the girl image stamp from City Girls: Retail Therapy stamp set on watercolor paper and coloring is watercolor paint then fussy cut leaving thin white border.I stamped sentiment stamp on watercolor paper with Noir ink.(which Bokeh Burst – Heart)And I put up paper piece on the card panel.First floral border inner negative space paper piece adhered to the black card stock on white card panel with tape.Next added flora border with foam tape.And I attach a sentiment and girl paper piece to the floral border with foam tape.I drew the shinny image on black card stock with white pen.Lastly added some sequins.I using our Soft Mint Gelato Couture Mix.


Thank you for stopping by and see you soon~





 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.







You Make Me Happy

Hi peeps. Vera here. What attracted me to The Ton on the first place is their flower sets. I think The Ton have some of the most beautiful flower sets that’s available out there. And, one of my favorite is this Sending Peonies set.

And, let me just say that when Effie told us that she’s coming out with coordinating dies for the set, I squealed with delight. I’ve been wanting to use this set to create a card where the flowers actually hanging out of the card, just like my card today.

I make the card base skinnier than usual card size, so it can still fit on standard size envelope. Stamped and heat embossed the peonies with glittery gold embossing powder and then I colored it watercolor marker. Once that done, I die cut the image and adhere it to the card base.

I think by making the flower hanging out of the card base create a more fun visual interest. then, I thought it was a bit too plain, so I added a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 (cut with its coordinating dies). The sentiment is from Got You set.

I still feel something missing once I did all of this, so to tie all the design together, I decided to add a little bit more details with random stenciling. Then, I am happy with the result. Sometime it’s a balance of deciding when to add and when to stop.

Here’s a close up look of the flowers. Those glitters really shiny, right?!

I hope you love this card as much as I love making it. That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here and don’t forget to play along with our current March challenge. You can find all the info and enter the challenge HERE.

Cheers….. 🙂


Poppy Bouquet

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m taking over the blog today with this beautiful bouquet of layer stamped poppies using our Fresh Cut Poppy stamp set and the new Coordinating Die. I know there are some of you out there intimidated by layer stamping, but this set is very easy to layer. I used both Misti stamping tool and just ordinary acrylic blocks to stamp the images, and I absolutely had no issues.

Let’s take a look at the card!




Here’s how I created this card!


  • Then I stamped the Stripe Addict Cling Background stamp on the smooth white cardstock in our Lofty Mint and Bright Emerald Dye ink to create the background panel. I used rock-and-roll technique to darken the bottom right corner just a bit. I cut this panel down to 4×5.5″ panel.
  • I die cut the base using the coordinating die and colored in our Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline dye ink using the sponge daubers. I added some interest by applying shimmer pen all over the vase.
  • On a white A2 card base, I adhered the Silver Glitter tape, and the background panel on top. Then I arranged all the dye cut images on the card, some using 3M foam tape to create bit of dimension.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Fresh Cut Poppies Coordinating Outlines stamp set on the black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I trimmed it down and adhered it on the card with the foam tape.
  • I finished the card off by adding some Glass Slippers sequins and Clear Dew Drops. I also added some white dots and highlights with white gel pen.







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

The theme for March is “Lucky


 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.


That’s it from me today! Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the card! Have an amazing day! Happy crafting!



Video: Bokeh Burst Peony Hugs

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Hello everyone! I’m back with another project and video using our Bokeh Burst Round and Wild Peonies stamp sets.

I started off by Rose Gold embossing the large burst stamp from our Bokeh Burst Round set on a white card panel.  Then I embossed the outline images of the peony and leaves (except that one solid leafy image).  Then I colored in the outline images with zig markers. For the peony, I used Sugar Almond Pink and Peach Pink.  For the greens, I used May Green, Cobalt Blue and Marine Green.

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After I colored everything in, I die cut the florals and burst with the coordinating dies. Next I added stitching to the Burst panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set.  I was left with a nice thin frame which I set aside for another project. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto an A2 side folding base and then adhered the Burst panel onto the base. Next I popped up the sentiment and peonies over my die cut window and finished off the card by adding some Clear Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes. I went for a scattered look with the drops.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!



Have you entered your “lucky” project into The Ton’s Challenge Blog this month? The theme is LUCKY! you have until the end of the month to get your project in to be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!


Good morning! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Emily here with you today to share a couple of cards that don’t remotely go together… but let’s just not think about that, okay? Ha!

My first card is one that definitely takes me out of my comfort zone, but I’ve been really trying to step outside my normal completely flowery and girly comfort zone to create something different, perhaps even a bit masculine (for me, at least). Enter Dog Life!

I started by stamping the pups from Dog Life with some waterproof black ink, then die-cutting them with their coordinating dies. I colored them with Zigs and set them aside. (the tri-colored pup was not supposed to be tri-colored, but he was the victim of an attack of the three year old who loves to get in mommy’s craft supplies…. oy. Necessity is the mother of invention, yes?)  Next, I stamped a charcoal gray A2 panel using Minor Stripes and Caviar ink, then die cut a window with the Stitched Rectangle dies. I heat embossed the sentiment from Friend Defined in white embossing powder at the bottom of the striped panel. The final step was to stamp the pretty background from Scenes: Fountain Terrace using Crystal Pewter ink on a white A2 card base. The charcoal frame was popped up and the puppers adhered to the card front. Pretty simple, but definitely stretched my creative boundaries! Haha!

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This next project is definitely more my normal speed. I have been trying to play along with The Daily Marker challenge every day, and this background was one of my projects from earlier this week. I stamped the Morning Glory Border in a pale gray ink, then used my Zig markers to watercolor the pretty blooms using the no-line coloring technique. (I found it funny that Laura Jane and I were doing essentially the same color scheme and technique on the same background this week! Great minds think alike!)

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After I had colored the blooms to my satisfaction, I used the beautiful Brushed You stamp set to create an ombre die cut. After die-cutting the large “you” using the new coordinating dies, I arranged my stamp and die cut in my MISTI. I chose Plum Wine and Grape Crush to coordinate with the colors on my border. I stamped the Grape Crush first on the bottom portion of the stamp, using a fine microfiber cloth to dab some of the ink away towards where it would fade into the other color. I stamped it and repeated the process a few more times to ensure good coverage. Then I did the same thing on the top of the stamp with the Plum Wine, again using the microfiber cloth to dab away some of the ink so there wouldn’t be a harsh line. I also added a dark purple die cut “you” as a shadow layer for the stamped die cut. After that, I simply stamped the coordinating greeting from Brushed You and added a few Glass Slippers sequins.

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Have you entered your “lucky” project into The Ton’s Challenge Blog this month? The theme is LUCKY! you have until the end of the month to get your project in to be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!


Joy in the Morning

Hello, and Welcome! It’s LauraJane today with a watercolored card featuring the beautiful Morning Glory Border Cling Background. I found this one to be a relaxing piece to color because of the many blooms and leaves, two of my favorite things to color:)img_3773a

I started by stamping the Morning Glory Border Cling Background onto an A2 sized piece of #140 watercolor paper. I chose to ink up the stamp with Soft Amethyst Dye because I wanted the blooms to be purple. As you can see in the photo I trimmed the panel with the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies.

I drew around all the inner images with a purple Ziggy and added a bit of water to create a light wash of color to the center.  This also defined where the blooms were and where the green for the leaves needed to be.

By coloring the middle and bringing the color outwards with a waterbrush allowed the blooms to be almost white.


Once the border of blooms and leaves was finished and dried completely, I reached for the Alphas Lower and Upper to create my own sentiment…stamped in Grape Crush.

To finish the card I added a few Seaglass Blue Dew Drops – 7mm and Clear Dew Drops – Mixed

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have you PLAYED along with us at The Ton Challenge yet? You have until the end of the month to link a project using the cue word LUCKY as a starting point.

Effie is generously giving away $50 to the shop to one winner!


Let’s Celebrate You

Hi peeps!! How are you all doing? Vera here today. Hope those of you that lives up North is  staying warm. As a tropical girl, I can’t imagine bracing the kind of cold from winter storm. Although, I think the snowy landscapes are very pretty, I like to enjoy them from afar.

Here on my neck of the wood, we’re enjoying a spring kind of weather. And, that means, time for flowers! Hah! Like I need excuse to make floral card, right?

For today, I play with Thoughtful Poppies. I kind of waited last minute to make this card as I was waiting for this set coordinating dies to arrive. It arrived yesterday. Cutting it close, didn’t I? 😉

But…. it’s so worth it!! I’ve been wanting to do partial die-cut technique with this set and I just love the way it turned out.

I first stamped and heat embossed the poppies image with white embossing powder. Then, I did the partial diecut by marking on the panel where I want it to stop cutting and line up those marks to the edge of the cutting plate. Once that done, I cut the straight line with my trimmer. Color the image with Spectrum Noir watercolor markers and the shimmer markers.

The sentiment is from Lucky Tulip. Also, for extra glitz, I added a couple strip of silver glitter paper. Here’s a close up of the poppies.

I am so excited over all the dies that been added to the store. Have you checked them out? I think dies make such a big difference in extending a stamp value. A much as I love fussy cutting, dies help me in cutting down the time to finish my project.

Anyway, that’s all from me today. And, don’t forget to play along with our March challenge. This month is “Lucky” and you have till the end of the month to play along. So, join us and may your day be an awesome one. Cheers….


Hello Spring

Hello friends, it start to get warm in my town and feel like spring start. That is why my card is very spring feeling and I love how it turns out. This card I used Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp, Hello Hummingbird stamp & Coordinating Die, and Basic Labels stamp.
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To start off I used Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp with Versamark Ink on watercolor paper. And then I heat embossed using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. After that I colored the images using watercolor paint.


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Next, I stamped the humming bird image from the Hello humming bird stamp set with our Couture Color inks ( Bright Emerald Dye, Azurite DyeWarm Hazelnut DyeFound Topaz DyeHollywood Star DyeCosmopolitan PinkHybrid, and Noir Dye ink) on white cardstock.  I then used Coordinating Die to cut the bird. And I used same die to cut black craft foam. Then I glued them together. Set aside.

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Next I stamped the label stamps from our Basic Labels stamp set in our Noir Dye Ink on separate cardstock. Then I fussy cut the labels. Lastly everything I adhered them on the background paper.


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

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