Stretching your stamps!

Good morning! Emily here with you today on how I use my stamps from The Ton to create some lovely framed prints for my craft room. I have always wanted to have a room where I could have pink accents… My husband isn’t huge on pink (though what man is, amirite?), so all of our common areas in our old house were to be pink-free. However, I now have a craft room all to myself, so I have been accenting the pretty aqua and white color scheme with touches of pink. Very shabby chic. I absolutely adore the shape of the new peonies (Large Peonies 4 and 5), so I wanted to use them as some artwork for my walls. Let’s get started on the details!

I wanted to do some no-line coloring using my colored pencils for these projects, because my Zig markers fade far too quickly and, well, I honestly don’t have enough confidence with my Daniel Smith watercolors to try no-line watercoloring haha! I believe Prismacolors are lightfast, meaning they won’t fade (or at least not as quickly as Zigs). I started by stamping the flowers and foliage from Large Peony 4 and 5 on some Strathmore paper specifically designed for pencil coloring using some very pale gray ink. I then used my Prismacolor pencils and blender pencil to color all of the images.

I then die cut each flower with their coordinating dies (Large Peony 4 dies and Large Peony 5 dies). I purchased some inexpensive 5×7 frames from my local big box store. I cut some white shimmer paper in 5×7 and 4×6, then added a 4.25×6.25 mat of black card stock to frame the edges of the peonies.

Here they are mounted on the wall by my blogging calendar and my milk glass hen-on-nest collection. Don’t they look so pretty on the wall?? I think these would be a great gift idea, as well. I love how generously sized the Large Peony line is from The Ton… they make beautiful cards and beautiful artwork, too!

I hope I’ve inspired you to put your own stamps from The Ton to work outside of a card front! Have a marvelous day!!

Simple Mermaid Vibes

Welcome friends! Thanks for joining us here at The Ton Stamps blog, The Season. Janette here to share with you Simple Mermaid Vibes. Summer time brings the heat and a house full of children for me here in Central California. As much as I love it, it can sometimes be chaotic. These days I am craving quiet, cool and simplicity. How would I describe that in color? Blues. Calm, relaxing, dreamy shades of azure.

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This has definitely been the summer of mermaids, and I could have not been more excited when The Ton Stamps surprise released realistic mermaids!

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The background of this card was created by wetting a large area of watercolor paper with heavily pigment saturated Daniel Smith watercolors, letting the edges of several shades of blue and teal merge together.

The mermaid was stamped in Caviar Hybrid Ink and colored on 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper with Copic markers. Fin: BG09, BG57, BG45, BG53, BG01. Skin: E35, E33, E31, E30, E000. Hair: E59, E49, E47, 0. Her fin is divine with 3 layers of Clear Wink of Stella!

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The shell and fish were both Versamarked and heat embossed. The shell in Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder and the fish in Ranger Blue. I added a few Dew Drops as bubbles for the fishies. How could I resist?!? I accented each side of the panel with Bright Blue Adhesive Foil Paper. The ease of use and reflective quality was a perfect enhancement for this cool vibes card.

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The shell I heat embossed and tucked behind the mermaid is the top portion from the bed above. After Versamarking and adding the powder I wiped away the powder from below the top portion of the shell with a fine paint brush. Then heat set. I fussy cut the image to suit my needs for this particular card. Stretching your stamps in new ways is always a good idea! This stamp set has so many options. I can’t wait to create more with it!

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton Mood Board Challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop!

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xo, Janette

 

Mermaid Vibes

Happy Hump Day everyone!! Brenda here with you today with two cards created with the beautiful Mermaid Vibes stamp set. Seriously, this mermaid set is so classy!! So much fun to use!!

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For the first card, I began by stamping the mermaid & the shell from the Mermaid Vibes stamp set with Caviar Ink, then colored with Copic markers, before fussy cutting. I blended distress inks onto the background panel and a piece of torn cardstock. I used Hampton White Pigment Ink and a piece of acetate to create sunrays through the background. Other images from the set were stamped onto the background with Ocean Teal Dye Ink. The “sand” piece was adhered onto the “water” background, then die-cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). Next, the sentiment was stamped onto the panel, then the center panel was adhered onto fun foam and popped into the frame. A Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen, white gel pen & Morning Dew Crystal Nuvo Drops were used to add in some details and shine. The shell and mermaid were then adhered with fun foam for added dimension. Lastly, a sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti completed the card.

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For my next card, I used the Mermaid Vibes set in a non-mermaid way…

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I started by blending some clouds onto a background with distress ink and a homemade cloud stencil. The Wave was stamped with Cali Blue, Parisian Blue & Deep Sapphire inks before die-cutting with the Coordinating Die…I also die-cut the wave from blue fun foam. Stickles were used for the foam on the wave. Next, the Palm Tree images were stamped with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Deep Emerald, Found Topaz & Aspen Cocoa Inks, before using the Coordinating Dies to cut them, as well as a piece of fun foam. The Mermaid from Mermaid Vibes was stamped with Caviar Hybrid Ink and then colored with Copic markers, before fussy cutting the image, cutting the mermaid’s tail off to make a hula dancer. I used some craft colored crepe paper streamers & some twine to create a skirt. A piece of cardstock was torn & blended with distress inks to create a beach. The sentiment is from the Palm Trees set & was double stamped with Cali Blue & Noir Inks. The birds were also stamped with Noir Ink onto the cloud background. All the components were then arranged and adhered onto the background panel. A white gel pen was used to add some final details.

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That’s it from me today!! I hope I have provided some inspiration for your paper crafting!!

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Birthday Blooms

Hi peeps. How’s it going? Vera here. Today, I have a purple beauty to share with you all.

For my card today I play with the gorgeous Poppy Border Cling Background set and Poppy Border Coordinating Dies to make this fun shaker card.
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I start by stamping and heat embossed the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock. I then colored them with Kuretake Zig marker. I mix blue and purple to create the color gradient on the flower. I love combining color like this to create depth to the flower.

Did the same thing with the leaves, combining green and teal. Then I added some soft blue all around. Once that done, I work on the shaker part. Added a piece of acetate and then the fun part… mixing sequins and beads! 🙂

To match the color theme, I start with Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix and then added a bit of Periwinkle Pearl Seed Beads and Light Rose Pearl Seed Beads to make it more fun. The more the merrier, right?

Next, time to work on the sentiment. I stamped the banner from Banners Basic set and die cut it with Banners Basic coordinating die. Add the sentiment and adhere the banner to the card. Voila… I’m done.  Whoops… , not quite. Last but not least, add some shimmer to all  the flowers. Gotta have shimmers.

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On the above pic, you could see the spec of glimmers on the flowers. I love, love, love pretty shimmer on my card.

Well peeps, what do you think? I know, poppies supposed to be red or orangey, but hey, card making is jut like art, right, you could make it any way you want. Use whatever color that makes you happy. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and psst… don’t forget to join the current mood board challenge on The Ton Challenge Blog.

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That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here. Cheers….

Vera

 

Happy Summer

Hello everyone! It’s Mayline here today! I am sharing two cards using The Ton’s Wave stamp set, Love and a Cat stamp set, Scheduled stamp set, and Palm Tree stamp set. Let’s take a look at how to make my first card!

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To start off, I stamped wave images in Sky Blue Collection  (Cali Blue Dye, Azurite Dye and Deep Sapphire Dye) on the white cardstock and then I cut it using Coordinating Die  . And I adhered it on the another white cardstock panel. Next I stamped a sentiment from Palm Tree stamp set with Noir ink on the panel. I stamped a cat image from Love and a Cat stamp set in Noir ink on the other cardstcok and then cut it using coordinating die. And then I colored it and set aside.

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Next I made a frame. I painted pink border using  Color Burst – Fuchsia on the watercolor paper. And then the frame was cut using second largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies (Small) and cut a white fun foam as well.

Now it’s time to assemble the shaker card. I adhered a piece of clear acetate under the frame and then the die cut fun foam underneath. Lastly I put Blue Lagoon Couture MixGlass Slippers SequinsMercedes Blue Sparkling Clear SequinsTurquoise and Caicos Sequins, and Round Confetti – Red into the wells and mounted the background panel.

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Here is my second card.

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To start off,  I painted background using Color Burst – Cerulean Blue on the watercolor paper. Next I die cut the large palm trees from Palm Tree twice using the coordinating dies and colored them using Color Burst – Pthalo Green and Terre Verte. I stamped third layered image using Everglade moss ink and Noir ink. Next I stamped a cat image from Love and a Cat stamp set and sunglass image from Scheduled stamp set in Azurite dye ink on the some white card stock. I colored a cat and cut them. I adhered the sunglass on the cat.

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Next, I draw a hammock and colored it. I then fussy cut it and adhered palm tree and the hammock on the background panel. I draw lines using black pen. I taped the cat on the hammock. Next I stamped fish on the other white card stock and colored it and cut them using coordinating dies. And I adhered them on the panel. Lastly I stamped a sentiment from Palm Tree on the panel. That’s it.

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For this month, we have a Mood Board challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink, Gilding, and Embossing Powder.

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Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the color palette you see above.

  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 July 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.
  6.  There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

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Video: Sending Anemone Birthday Wishes

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Photo taken against our 12×12 White Marble Backdrop Board

Happy Saturday, everyone and welcome back to our blog! For today, I have a pretty watercolored card to share with you created with our Anemone Wishes set.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the beautiful cluster image from our Anemone Wishes onto watercolor paper. Then I painted the image with Color Burst powders. For the blooms, I used Orchid. For the leaves, I painted a faint first layer with Sap Green and then added shading with Terre Vert. I also added more shading to the leaves with Prussian Blue Color Bursts. To paint my image, I used two fine tip waterbrushes.  I use one brush to apply a little bit of color – the color bursts are extremely vibrant and you don’t need a lot. As my friend Laurel says, these are powders with power! A little bit goes a very long way with these powders.

After I apply a little bit of color onto the area I want to paint, I use a clean fine tip water brush that is slightly wet to blend the color out. You want to make sure that your clean brush is just wet enough but not dripping wet otherwise you will end up diluting your color too much. If this does happen to you, just dab the excess water and start again by applying more color and then blend it out. Watercolor is so forgiving and this is probably one of the reasons that it’s one of my favorite mediums.

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Once I finished watercoloring my cluster, I set it aside to dry. Once dried, I die cut the cluster using the coordinating die.  Then I painted the negative piece using turquoise Color Bursts. After I was satisfied with the amount of color, I let it dry. Then I splattered clean water onto the turquoise panel. I let the water drops soak into the panel for about 20-30 seconds. Then I dabbed at the remaining drops to lift color off the watercolored areas. I did this twice to add some one layered texture onto my panel. Next I added violet splatters using some purple watercolor paint. I did not dab away the purple paint. After this panel dried, I adhered it onto a top folding heavy cardbase using our double sided adhesive sheets which I cut into strips.  Next I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink.

Lastly, I popped up my cluster into the negative space with foam tape and added clear dew drops.

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and video!

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SUMMER time

Hello Everyone! Anna here and today I’d like to share with you two fun summer cards I made using Palm Tree stamp set.

For my first card I decided to stamp palm trees with Beach Blondie, Coralline and Violet Fringe Ink pads.

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The third layer of the palm tree was stamped with Couture Color – Hampton White Pigment and then with Violet Fringe. I cut out the palm trees using Palm Tree Coordinating Dies. To create a frame (ocean frame), I used Wave stamp , Caribbean Turquoise Dye, Cobalt Breeze and Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). Next , I stamped sentiment from Palm Tree on a kraft card base and embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I affixed the frame and all palm trees to the card base with foam tape. Lastly, I added Glass Slippers Round Confetti to finish off the card.

For the second card I started off by stamping images from Sunnies and Palm Tree stamp sets.

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I stamped sunglasses with Coralline, colored them with Copic markers and cut out with Sunnies Coordinating Dies. The palm trees were stamped with Couture Color – Crystal Garden Collection, Found Topaz Dye and cut out with Palm Tree Coordinating Dies. To create the background (card panel) , I used a washi tape to mask horizontal stripes . Then I blended Lemon Drop Dye onto a card panel and removed the washi tape.

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I stamped the sentiment on a kraft cardstock, embossed it in white and cut out with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). I adhered the card panel onto the kraft card base and affixed the sentiment and all images to the card panel. I embellished the card using Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

I hope you enjoyed my summer cards today.

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For this month, we have a Mood Board Challenge

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Anna

 

Hello Mermaid Vibes!

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  It’s Lisa here and today I have a new card to show you featuring The Ton’s newest released stamp set, Mermaid Vibes.  I was so excited when Effie first showed me this stamp set.  Mermaids are so fun and I have been watching  and waiting for someone to create the perfect set to add to my stamp collection.  Well, here they are!! There are so many stamps in this set that the possibilities are endless for creating gorgeous and colorful ocean scenes.  There are also some really cute little mermaid themed sentiments that go well on any mermaid card.

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For my card today I decided to bring my Mermaid to the surface by stamping and masking this mermaid image with Caviar ink and masking paper, then adding a group of three rock images for her to sit on.  I also made sure to cover the rocks with some masks so that I could stamp the ocean waves behind her using Bright Emerald ink.  I blended a mix of Lofty Mint and Bright Emerald to highlight the waves.

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I brought out my Copic markers to color in this beautiful mermaid and the rocks after removing the masks.   Did you know The Ton’s Caviar ink works great with Copics?   I did some simple shading to give the images a little dimension.  I also added a friend off in the distance by masking off a tail coming up out of the water.   A light touch of a Zig, Wink of Stella glitter marker added the perfect amount of shine to the green tails and her little purple top.

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Using a 3 3/4″ inch circle die I trimmed this scene down.  On the bottom half of a 4.25″ x  5.5″ card base I stamped some more waves using Bright Emerald ink then popped up the circle scene with fun foam, being sure to line up the waves.

The sentiment I chose fit perfectly into one of The Ton’s Basic Banners stamps and coordinating dies.  I also added The Ton’s Hello Word Die to accent the sentiment.  I cut out four hellos from white cardstock then colored one using Copic markers that coordinated with my mermaid’s red hair.   For some great dimension I glued all of these diecut hellos  together to make a thick chipboard piece.  Then I glued it to the top of the banner sentiment before placing it on the card with dimensional tape.

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I tucked in a few little sequins from The Ton’s Glass Slippers Mix for some more sparkle and shine.

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Well, that’s my card for today.  I hope you are loving the Mermaid Vibes as much as I am!  I’ll be spending some time in my craft room with my two little nieces this weekend, having some under the sea fun!  They are super excited at the thought of stamping and coloring these beautiful mermaids.

Here’s hoping you get some time to play this weekend too.  If you do, be sure to check out The Ton’s July challenge.   You can enter your cards for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from The Ton.   This month we have a beautiful mood board for inspiration!

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Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

~Lisa~

Red, Black and Gold

And a little bit of green :)!

Hello and happy Thursday everyone! Hope you are having a nice week so far! It’s TaeEun here today sharing two poppy cards in color scheme red, black and gold with you! I used the Thoughtful Poppies from our 2017 anniversary release and the Poppy Border stamp from the Summer release.

For my first card I watercolored Thoughtful Poppies, which is heat embossed in gold.

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To start off I heat embossed Thoughtful Poppies on a Canson watercolor paper in gold and colored it with Gansai Tambi watercolor. After I die cut the image with the coordinating die I colored the white edge in black using a black Copic marker. The black card base was prepared by splattering gold watercolor and adding three thin strips of Adhesive foil paper gold on the bottom part of it. To add the nest of the gold thread I cut the upper edge of the big poppy flower with a craft knife and put the thread behind the poppy. The poppy cluster was foam mounted onto the card. The sentiment and the banner are from Basic Banners stamp set. I gold heat embossed them on some vellum , die cut with the coordinating die and glued it on the card.

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The second card is a shaker card. Our border stamps have the coordinating dies which cut the inside of the border. It’s very easy to create unique shaker cards using them.

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I started off by gold heat embossing the Poppy Border on some black cardstock and die cutting the inside using coordinating die. I wanted to have some red on my front panel. So I stamped a big poppy on the corner on some white cardstock in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and colored it using Copic markers. I then gold heat embossed it with the help of MISTI tool. I fussy cut the poppy and glued it flat on my front panel where the same poppy was. I added glitter on the image using Spica glitter pen and clear Wink of Stella. I cut a red fun foam smaller than A2 size and die cut the Poppy border again from it to make the well for the shaker elements. I then assembled my shaker card by adding sequins from Medallion Gold, Glossy Black sequins mix and Santa’s Sneezes Couture Mix on the dark red card base.

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The hugs word die was cut three times from some black cardstock and once from a white cardstock which I colored in ombre red with Copic markers. On the red die cut I added double coat of clear embossing.  I gold heat embossed one black die cut to add it underneath the red one. I stack them all up, the red die cut slightly off set, and glued it onto my card.

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The Ton Challenge

For this month we have a fun and summery Mood Board Challenge.

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Create any type of paper crafting project inspired by our Mood Board. You may be inspired by images in the photos or by some of the colors you see in the images on the board. We leave it up to you in regards to what you choose to take away from this board. Don’t forget to visit our Challenge blog to get more inspiration and play along to get a chance to win a $50 gift code to The Ton shop!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed my cards :)!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

New Stamp: Mermaid Vibes + Giveaway

Hello and welcome back to our blog! Today we’re releasing our new 6×8 Mermaid Vibes set! This new set will begin to ship on Friday, July 14.

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Mermaid Vibes, 6×8 Photopolymer Clear

This set is comprised of 41 stamps packed with mermaid images and other underwater flora and fauna images for you to create a fabulous scene. Coordinating dies for this set will be available next week.

Our team will have more inspiration for you beginning next week. Until then, I have a few fun scene cards with our new set.

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12x12in Gray Wood Backdrop Board was used in this photo

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Inks Used: Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz, Noir, Lipstick Red, Evergreen Moss, Basil Mojito, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Bright Emerald.

Other Supplies Used: Glossy Fine Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper

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12×12 Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board was used for this photo

Supplies Used: Wave Stamp Set, Sky Blue Collection Inks, Lofty Mint Dye Ink, Noir Dye Ink, Palm Tree Stamp Set (Seagulls)

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12×12 Peach Marble Backdrop Board was used for this photo

Supplies Used: Wishful Wildflowers, Noir Dye Ink, Smoky Quartz Dye Ink, Yellow Gold Burnished Foil Tape

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12×12 Gray Wood Backdrop Board was used for this photo

Inks Used: Blue Diamond Dye Ink, Light Onyx Dye Ink

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this mini release, we’re giving away one set to a lucky commenter. Just leave a comment here and let us know what your favorite aspect of this new set is. This giveaway will close tomorrow at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on this post tomorrow night.

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Jen K

Jen, please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM to claim your prize!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like our new stamp set!

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