World Cardmaking Day 2015 Blog Hop, Challenge and Giveaways

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Hello and welcome to The Ton’s first ever World Cardmaking Day post!  Since this is our first year, we really wanted to take part in this worldwide event.  I read on the official WCMD site that this day kicks off holiday card making season and that is why I chose Holiday Cards as the theme for our design team blog hop today.  The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. The Season – The Ton <— You are here!
  2. Mayline
  3. Jess
  4. Ruby

We have some fabulous giveaways for this hop: Four $25 gift codes to our shop.  To qualify for the giveaways, you must leave a comment on each stop on the hop. You have until Wednesday, October 7, 12PM (EST) to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced thereafter.

In addition to our design team hop, we have our first ever World Cardmaking Day Project Challenge (with several gift code prizes)!  Please see the details below our Blog Hop post!!

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For my first card for our DT Blog Hop today, I created a Christmas Card using our Shoe Wardrobe Solid (First Edition) stamp set and Holiday Bows stamp set (with coordinating dies).  I wanted to use non holiday sets to create my cards for today.  Here is a video on how I made this card!

I kept the card very clean and simple and chose not include a sentiment for a stark and sophisticated look.

wcmd3My next card was a bit more involved because I wanted to create a snowy look but I did not have any snow.  I know there are several snow pens/markers on the market right now but I just did not purchase one because I did not think I would be using it much.  For this card, I wanted to place the Ugg boots (Shoe Wardrobe Solid 2d. Ed.)in a snow bank with the appropriate “Dashing Through the Snow” sentiment from our Holiday Lyrics set.  I just used some glitter embossing powder to cover the tips of the Uggs to create a snow bank effect.

I embossed the sentiment over the embossed snow bank (very cool technique to try). Then I finished off the card by adhering individual mini gold stars over the front of the card.  Here is a video on how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping! Your next stop on the hop is Mayline! Make sure you leave a comment here (and on the rest of the hop stops) to qualify to win one of four $25 gift codes to our shop!

WORLD CARDMAKING DAY CHALLENGE

Before you go, check out the details for our World Cardmaking Day Challenge. You can win some $25 and $10 gift codes to our shop by linking your cards below!

Make a card or any other project using The Ton Stamps (gilding optional).  There is no theme! We just want to see your wonderful creations using our products!  However there are a couple of rules:

  • Your project must be new – NO BACK LINKING;
  • Your project must be posted by Sunday, October 11 at 11:55PM (EST);
  • You must use at least one stamp from The Ton which must be the focal point of your card/project;
  • Link back to The Ton’s World Cardmaking Day Challenge in your post;
  • When uploading your project, be sure to link to your entry post and not your entire blog;
  • There are no limits on the number of entries however, please be advised that the winners will be chosen on talent and NOT generated randomly.

PRIZES: After the challenge closes, one grand prize winner will be selected. This winner will receive a $25 store credit to our shop.  We will choose a number of runner ups (maximum of three) depending on the number of individual entries.  We will announce within a week after the challenge closes.

Please link your challenge entries below.  We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful projects using our stamps!

106 thoughts on “World Cardmaking Day 2015 Blog Hop, Challenge and Giveaways

  1. Beverly Jordan says:

    Am kicking myself for not getting your bows when I first saw them on Simon Says Stamp!!! I would be playing with them and have a chance to win! Shucks! Love your gorgeous cards, stamps and fun ideas of using them!! Watched Periscope and saw some ways to do them as well as on Jennifer McQuire’s Youtube videos!

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