Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome back to The Season for our Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy the last two days of product debuts. We introduced a total of 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 3 standalone dies.

For our Spring 2018 Release, we have two new Gift with Purchase (GWP) items: Nesting Peonies (4×6 Clear Set) and Toned Squares (6×8 Clear Set).

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

Spend $200 or more: Receive a 4×6 Nesting Peonies set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Toned Squares set (and a Nesting Peonies set).
**There must be a new Spring 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

All of our new products are available for purchase now! All new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

Now we are so excited to kick off our mega hop which we have lined up for you today comprising of our talented team members and special guests!

  1. The Ton <— You are here
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen

Let’s check out my projects for today!

For my first pair of projects, I used our new Pop-Up Peony designs. I made front panels that would not take away from the floral inside.

For the project on the left side in the photo, I used our Petal Cut Peony dies, Modern Labels and Geo Mountain Coverplate A design. I added additional Petal Cut Peony die cuts for the inner floral sections with my pink Pop-Up Peony for an all over cohesive design.

For the project on the right side, I used our 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate Die for the front panel which I die cut from our Matte Gold Adhesive Paper. I also used our Modern Labels for a clean and simple sentiment. The gold panel will be used for the front of my red Pop-Up Peony card. *For purposes of this photo, I did not attach the front facing panels onto my card bases*

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For my next project, I watercolored our Dahlia Bouquet set. This is our newest 6×6 clear set and the bouquet image is larger than life!

Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by white heat embossing the image onto watercolor paper. Then I painted the dahlias using my Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Peony, Fuchsia and Sap Green. Next I colored in my vase using my gold wink of stella marker. I also painted a shadow at the base of my vase to ground my bouquet onto my panel.

Once I finished painting the panel, I die cut the panel into an A2 sized panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die set. This die also added stitching to the edges for some texture and interest.

Next, I white heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and then popped up the sentiments right over my dahlia bouquet. Lastly, I added Clear Rhinestones to my project to give it a bit of bling!


Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on this hop. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced on our blog shortly after the comment period closes.

Your next stop is Taheerah!



96 thoughts on “Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

  1. Teri S. says:

    Effie, I don’t even know where to start! First, your watercolouring using the Ken Oliver Colourburst Paints is out of this world. Will I ever come close? I think not. Second, my three favourite flowers are dahlias, peonies & sweet peas, & look what is in your release! Two out of three is pretty darn good, I’d say. I’ve not been in the carding world for too long & this is my first view of The Ton stamps & that’s because of Janette Kausen who I’ve subscribed to recently. Wow! Your florals are drop dead gorgeous!! If the exchange rate between Canada & the USA wasn’t so high, I think I’d be putting in a very big order. (boo,hoo) Thanks for the chance to win though. Fingers & toes crossed. Wishin’ & hopin’. 🙂


  2. Bertha says:

    Great release, so many to choose from…. I love the pop up card, Bettas stamp set, the Coming up Dahlias stamp set. Looking forward to seeing the ideas in this blog hop.


  3. Michelle says:

    This release is amazing! While I just received my first stamp set last month from The Ton , I have admired the stamps and does from a far. Effie, once I discovered your YouTube channel, I watched allot of your vids. taking notes of your tips on watercoloring. I wasn’t comfortable using my zigs and something just clicked watching you! I could watch you water color all day. I look forward to ordering more stamps very soon!


  4. Jen K says:

    I’ve really enjoyed this release. The designers provide so much inspiration and show how many different ways the products can be used. Lovely!


  5. Stanlee Runner says:

    This is an amazing release, so many gorgeous stamps. I can’t wait to get more of your fantastic florals. They are my favorites to paint. Thanks for sharing your talents.


  6. Karthikha Uday says:

    Wow! Your creations are amazing! I love that peony popup! This is one fantastic release and gorgeous inspirations along every stop! I’ve left some love on all the participating blogs, except Renee Day’s, I couldn’t find an option to leave a comment 🙂


  7. Melissa Craig says:

    Lovely projects. I do wish I had your skill at watercolor. Your stamps are gorgeous. Too expensive for my budget so I’ll have to be content with just looking.


  8. Teri S. says:

    I’ve already commented, but I had to come back to say how sorry I am that I wasn’t able to find out how to comment on Renee’s post. I loved her cards & wanted to tell her. Perhaps you can let her know?…


  9. Stephanie Stratton says:

    Seeing all of the dahlias gives me all kinds of ways to use these stamps! My favorite is still coming up dahlias, but the large dahlia really packs a punch. Thank you for the inspiration!!!


  10. Denise Mlady says:

    All the stamps are beautiful but I especially love the dahlia stamp. I just love to watch you color, you make it look so easy and I know it is not.


  11. rosemarysf says:

    I just found your web-site and thought this card was amazing. You made coloring the dahlias look so easy and made me want to try this technique soon. Thanks for sharing this wityh us. keep up the good work!


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