2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop + Video + Giveaways


Hello and welcome to our Anniversary Release Blog Hop!  We hope you enjoyed the last four days of Release Week Festivities where we introduced to you 26 new stamp designs and 7 new Couture Mixes and a ton of inspiration for our new products.

Our new release is now available in our shop!


We have three incentive products for our Anniversary Release: Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix, Flutter Mini Stamp and Lone Poppy. No code needed for this promotion. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will end on January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. **Our incentive products will not be available for immediate purchase. They’ll be available sometime in February.**

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3×4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).


One of our new projects this year is our Challenge Blog! Be sure to enter your cards/projects for additional prizes! Our January Challenge closes on the last day of this month!


We’re continuing to celebrate our two year Anniversary with a special blog hop with many talented guests and our amazing design team! Here’s the lineup:

  1. The Ton <—- You’re here!
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Janette Kausen
  5. Emily Midgett
  6. Laurel Beard
  7. Eunji Jung
  8. Chris Dayton
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Lisa Harrolle
  11. LauraJane Head
  12. Amy Kolling
  13. Isha Gupta 
  14. Jenny Lee Yamasaki 
  15. Justine Hovey
  16. TaeEun Yoo
  17. Taheerah Atchia
  18. Stephanie Klauck

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Our Fresh Cut Poppies is the newest floral layering set in our collection and it’s one of my favorites in this new release.  Our Fresh Cut series sets come with several three layer floral stamps featuring a different angle or blooming stage of the flower.  Each Fresh Cut set also comes with a uniquely shaped vase.  The best thing about our Fresh Cut florals is that they coordinate well together – I wanted to create a series where you could create a mixed floral bouquet/centerpiece!

However for today’s card, I kept the spotlight on our poppies!



Fresh Cut Poppies Layering Guide

I started by stamping all of my floral elements.  For the open/full faced poppy, I stamped three of these flowers in our Coral Cavern, Lipstick Red and Dark Roast Dye Inks.  I stamped the third layer first in our Dark Roast. Then I stamped the Coral Cavern over that layer (and then the Lipstick Red). When I stamped the layers in this order, the Dark Roast took on a dark red hue which was the perfect third layer shade for this poppy.  I wanted the inner petals on this poppy to have more defined shading to it.


For the other two poppies, I stamped them in our Coral Cavern, Lipstick Red and Aspen Cocoa.  There is a smoother transition with the layers when using this color combination which is what I wanted for the smaller poppies in this set.  Next, I stamped all the greenery using our Crystal Garden Collection Inks. For the yellows and black hues in my bouquet, I used our Beach Blondie and Noir Dye inks.  After everything was stamped out, I cut all the elements out with my cutting machine. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can fussy cut! Coordinating dies for this set will be release soon though!

Next I took an A2 sized card panel an added stitching to the edges with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles.  I stamped additional leaves onto the panel around the right, left and top edges – the background leaves will add some more depth to the finished bouquet. I stamped the vase in our Blue Diamond ink which is a soft blue ink. Next I stamped the stems in our Soft Garden and Bright Fern Inks. Once this was finished, I assembled my florals, buds and leaves onto my panel with foam tape.


Once I finished my floral arrangement, I heat embossed the sentiment using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. For my finishing touches, I added 7mm and 5mm Dew Drops.


Five gift certificates to our s shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on this post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!! Make sure to leave a comment here to be entered in our giveaway! Your next stop on our Anniversary Release Hop is the fabulous Amy!




203 thoughts on “2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop + Video + Giveaways

  1. Rebecca says:

    I know the blog hop is over but I just had to comment on what fabulous poppies those are that you’ve designed! Just gorgeous-thank you!


  2. Myra Gregory says:

    I am in awe of every stamp set you release and really wish you had an outlet in the UK.
    The high heeled shoes set looks fabulous.


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