Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration this week by our team. For this release, we debuted 24 new stamps, 19 dies and 6 Couture Mixes!  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available next month.

For our Fall 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchase (GWPs) that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 21 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. 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 $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix;
    Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2×3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix);
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**

We are so excited for you to hop along with us to celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—— You are here!
  2. Vera Yates
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Svetlana Pavlova
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Justine Hovey
  7. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  8. Anna Kutsenko
  9. Svetlana Fotinia
  10. Janette Kausen
  11. Svitlana Shayevich
  12. Eunji Jung
  13. Amy Tsuruta
  14. Laura Jane Head
  15. Amy Kolling
  16. Tae Eun Yoo
  17. Laurel Beard
  18. Brenda Noelke
  19. Taheerah Atchia
  20. Isha Gupta
  21. Dana Gong
  22. Lisa Harrolle
  23. Kay Miller

For today, I have two cards and videos to share! Let’s start!

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Photo taken against our 12x12in White Marble Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our new Magnolia Fields cling background stamp.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the stamp onto an A2 sized watercolor panel.  Next, I painted each magnolia a soft cerulean blue using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to give my florals a nice base color. Then I added three layers of shading to the larger magnolia images using my zig markers (No 36 Light Blue, No 31 Cobalt Blue, No 32 Persian Blue).

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For the smaller florals, I only added the first layer of shading.

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Once my florals were complete, I watercolored the background/negative space with a deep Prussian Blue color burst. As I set the panel aside to dry, I created my banner sentiment using our Basic Banners and coordinating die. I only partially embossed the banner because I knew I would be cutting off the right half of it. I didn’t want to use the entire banner because I wanted to change up the way I used this set.

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Prior to popping up my banner onto my painted panel, I added stitching to the edges of my painted panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Once the sentiment was popped up, I trimmed the excess which left me with a half banner with great interest. Then I added some shading with watercolor onto my banner to give it a bit of dimension. Lastly, I popped up my panel onto a side folding A2 card and then embellished it with 7mm and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

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For my next card, I created a festive scene using our Holiday Ballet set.

I started off by stamping my nutcracker and ballet figures on cardstock with our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored everything in with copic markers. For my ballerinas, I added white gel pen stippling/dots to give their outfits a faux glitter finish. Then I cut my figures out with my electric cutting machine (although dies are available now, I did not have them at the time of making this card). I set my figures aside and proceeded to build my scene.

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For my scene, I started off by stamping our Mountains on a horizontal A2 cardbase with our Pewter Collection Inks. Then I created a mask for my mountains and added shading (Miami Cool Dye Ink) behind them.  Next I stamped the second layer of our Mini Pine Tree multiple times across a separate piece of cardstock in our Everglade Moss Dye Ink.  Then I stamped the third layer of our Pine in our Hampton White Pigment Ink. I trimmed  my pine tree panel and fussy cut the top portion of my line of trees. Then I stamped the bottom portion of that panel with some more pigment ink so that I could heat emboss that area with white embossing powder for a snowy effect.

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Once the heat embossing was finished, I stamped some trees from our Mountains set in our Noir Dye Ink behind my Pine Trees. Then I adhered my line of Pine Trees onto my mountain panel and then ran the entire panel through my big shot machine with the largest die in our double stitched rectangles to add stitching to the edges. Next I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink), snowflakes (Dusty Blues Collection) and tiny stars (Dusty Blues Collection) in the background. Once the scene was complete, I popped up my figures with dimensional foam tape.

GIVEAWAYS

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on here on this post. Each comment you leave on the hop participant blogs will increase your chances of winning a giveaway.  The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on our blog soon after.

That’s all from me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the amazing Vera!

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CASology 5-Year Anniversary Hop

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Hello and welcome back to The Season! Today we’re so excited to participate in CASology’s 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop! You should have arrived from May Park‘s blog. The hop will continue until Monday, July 31. There are tons of prizes to be won from this hop including a $20 gift code to our shop (valid on The Ton stamps, dies, inks and gilding).

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1 on CASology’s blog.

If you get lost on the hop, here is the complete hop list:

For this hop, we’re creating BALLOON themed cards to celebrate!

Week 259 - Balloon

Today, I made two cards using this fun cue card!

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For my first card, I used our Anemone Garden background stamp (the heart balloons are from our City Girls: Special Day set).

I started by Rose Gold heat embossing the Anemone Garden stamp on watercolor paper. Then I painted each anemone using Peony, Lemon Yellow and Tangerine Color Bursts. The leaves were painted using a combination of Sap Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts.

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Once I finished painting I set the panel aside to dry and stamped my heart shaped balloons using Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Hollywood Star dye inks to match my floral color palette. After I finished stamping the balloons, I used the coordinating die to cut each balloon out. I also cut out six additional balloons from vellum paper.

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Next I rose gold heat embossed the banner from our Basic Banners set and then die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I taped on some metallic thread to each cardstock balloon. Next I proceeded to pop up each cardstock balloon. I then tucked the vellum balloons among the cardstock balloons using liquid adhesive making sure that those areas where the liquid adhesive was applied were the areas tucked away under the other balloons. Next I taped down the thread onto the watercolored panel. Then I popped up my sentiment banner.

For my top folding A2 horizontal cardbase, I applied a strip of Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape to the top edge. I adhered my watercolor balloon panel to my base and then finished off this card by adhering our Clear Dew Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

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For my next card. I created a simply color scene card using our City Girls: Park Life and Fountain Terrace Scene stamp.

I started off by stamping each scene element from our Park Life set on cardstock using our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid ink. Then I colored each element using copic markers. Once I finished coloring, I die cut everything using coordinating dies.

Next I stamped the fountain scene onto cardstock using our light Crystal Pewter Dye Ink. I added stitching to the edges of our scene panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set. I then popped up my Park Life elements onto the scene panel with foam tape. Lastly, I added our Clear Dew Drops in 7 and 5mm sizes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and videos! Continue to hop for a chance to win some great prizes! Your next stop is Sherrie Mannion.

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Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we debuted 24 new stamps (including 3 exclusive incentive stamps), 19 dies, 1 Couture Mix and 6 Backdrop Boards.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in July (and our Poppy and Sunflower Border dies which will be available around 6/15).

For our Summer 2017 Release, we have four new gifts with purchase (GWPs) that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

For our mega hop today, here is the list of super talented participants:

  1. The Ton <—– You are here!
  2. Laura Sterckx
  3. Tae Eun Yoo
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Svitlana Shayevich
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Dana Gong
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Svetlana Pavlova
  11. Eunji Jung
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Laura Jane Head
  14. Justine Hovey
  15. Sveta Fotinia
  16. Janette Kausen
  17. Marika Rahtu
  18. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  19. Amy Kolling
  20. Lisa Harrolle
  21. Lydia Fiedler
  22. Brenda Noelke
  23. Olga Matyushevskaya
  24. Chris Dayton
  25. Anna Kutsenko
  26. Kay Miller

Let’s get started with my projects for today!

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Board

For my first project, I heat embossed our Anemone Bouquet, Marvelous Perfumes and Haute Stacks with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I proceeded to watercolor! For my bouquet, I watercolored the image with Color Burst Powders (Peony, Sap Green and Lemon Yellow). I used Cerulean Blue Color Bursts for the vase/bottle and Turquoise and Sap Green for the books.

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After I finished watercoloring, I heat embossed the banner and sentiment in the same rose gold powder.  Then I added Prussian Blue watercolor shading to my banner. Once everything was colored, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

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Next I clear heat embossed our Anemone Garden background stamp onto navy cardstock. For a bit more interest, I added stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Lastly, I popped everything up onto my navy embossed panel and added our Clear Dew Drops around my bouquet in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

For my next card, I created a sunset mountain scene with florals in the foreground.  I started off by stamping our new layered Mountains set with our Crystal Pewter Collection Inks. Then I fussy cut the mountain – at the time of the video, I had to fussy cut because I did not have the dies yet but they are available now!

Next I heat embossed two Summer Blooms in our Rose Gold embossing powder and watercolored them with Color Bursts (Peony, Gamboge/Marigold and Sap Green/Prussian Blue).  Next I die cut the florals using the coordinating die.

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Then I watercolored my sunset on separate watercolor paper.  I used Gamboge, Cerulean Blue and Prussian Blue Color Bursts. I had to make sure I didn’t blend the Gamboge and Cerulean Blue too much because I did not want a green sky.

After my sky was completely dried, I ended up trimming the top of my sky panel because there was not enough of the golden portion of the sunset peeking through the mountains. After I trimmed the sky, I added blended some True Navy Dye Ink to the top edge of the sky panel for more depth.  This gave me a nice gradation from gold to deep blue.

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Then I assembled my card by adhering the sky panel onto a heavyweight cardbase. I used our strong Double Sided Adhesive since my sky panel warped after I applied my heat gun to it to speed up the drying process. Next I popped up the mountain with a single layer of foam tape. I then popped the peonies up with a double layer of foam tape. Then I trimmed all the excess floral bits from the edges of my card. I finalized my card by adding Glass Slippers sequins for shine.

GIVEAWAYS

Three $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment here. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on our blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

That’s all from me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the sweet and amazing Laura!

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Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we released 18 new stamps (including 2 exclusive incentive stamps), 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in May.

 

 

For our Spring 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix).

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We have more eye candy in store for you today by our team and some super special guests who are helping us celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

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For my card today, I went all out with our new wildflower stamps: Wishful Wildflowers,  Wildflower Banner and Modern Labels.

I started off by gold heat embossing the four corners of my card panel with the large floral portion of the Wildflower Banner stamp.  Then I heat embossed the individual blooms from our Wishful Wildflowers in the same gold powder. Next I colored in all the blooms with the same yellow and orange zig markers (50 Yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 57 Orange). For my foliage I chose a minty green (No 45 Pale Green) which gave it more of a tropical look (which was not something that I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised at).

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Next I heat embossed my Modern Label and sentiment.  When all the embossing and coloring was complete, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.  Before I assembled everything onto my panel, I added stitching to the edges of my colored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die (large) set. Then I popped up the label in the center of my colored panel and then created clusters with my individual wildflowers at the top and bottom edges of my label.

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For my next two cards, I white heat embossed our Peony Crush background stamp on a watercolor panel and watercolored with color bursts. However my technique for the card shown on the right utilized a different technique.  My video shows how I made the card on the right.

For the card shown on the right: After I heat embossed the background image,  I started painting the peonies with my color burst powders. I started off by wetting the area I was planning on painting on first with water. Then I dropped a little bit of color (Peony color burst) onto the wet areas.

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Once I finished watercoloring my panel, I set it aside to dry. While that was drying, I white heat embossed my You’ve Got sentiment (from our new Mini Mail set) onto black cardstock and then cut it out to create a sentiment panel. Next I used our Pretty Mail word plate to die cut the bottom portion of my panel.

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Next I adhered some Turquoise Foil Adhesive Paper underneath the window onto a cardbase and then adhered the watercolor panel onto the base with our strong double sided adhesive.  I popped up my black sentiment piece above my die cut Pretty Mail and that completes my card!

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my cards and hope you’ll hop along with us. Before you leave here, this is a reminder that there are more giveaways today!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Blog Hop post here. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the fabulous Brenda!

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Mirror Image Event Giveaway Winners

Hello everyone, Effie here today! I’m just popping in to announce the winners for the Mirror Image Event! Did you all enjoy it? There was SO much inspiration from all the teams that collaborated for this event!  If you missed any post, head on over to Suzy’s blog for a full lineup of posts and inspiration.

Without further ado, here are the Winners from the Mirror Image Event:

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From My Sweet Petunia, your choice of the Mini or Regular MISTI, please contact Iliana for instructions on receiving your MISTI’s

  • PEGGY BONOVA
  • CAROL HARDIE
  • TERESA DOYLE

From The Ton Stamps, a $25 Gift Certificate to The Ton Stamps, email me (Effie) at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM to retrieve your gift code!

  • TARA PRINCE
  • MKW_CARDS
  • NANCY PENIR
  • DEBBIE PENNOCK

From So Suzy Stamps, a $25 Gift Certificate to So Suzy Stamps, please contact Suzanne for instructions on receiving your gift certificate

  • BARBARA MACASKILL
  • ILOVESTAMPING
  • BARBARA J BAXTER
  • LISA’S CREATIVE NICHE

From Simply Charming Everyday, please contact Denise regarding shipment of your bags.

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  • Bunkie Bag
  • ERICKA STRANGE
  • CM (CAROL)

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  • Mini MISTI Zip Pouch
  • BEEJAY
  • D SPARKS

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  • MISTI Zip Pouch
  • CGHUNDLEY
  • SANDY HENTZEL

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  • Memory MISTI Tote
  • ABUSYBEE – DOUBLECLICK CONNECTIONS

Congratulations to all the winners!! Before I leave, today is also the last day to participate in our February Challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift code to our shop! Be sure to link up your LOVE themed projects by midnight tonight!

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Thanks for stopping by and se you next time!

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February Mirror Image Event + Giveaway

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Every day in the month of February, the design team members from My Sweet Petunia, The Ton and So Suzy Stamps will create a card using the Mirror Image Stamp. There will be blog posts, videos and a ton of instructions on how we all use the Mirror Image Stamp.

The Mirror Image Stamp is a great stamping tool that works with the MISTI to create reflections and reverse images.

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We will have the entire list with links to everyone’s post on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can come back and see the inspiration on a daily basis. We will also be sharing the cards on Facebook and Instagram, just in case you miss a blog post.

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For my card today, I used our new Brushed Love, Fresh Cut Garden Roses (Layered + Outline) stamp sets!

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel as I update it weekly with more inspiration on our products!

I started off by mirror image stamping the large love sentiment in our Crystal Pewter Dye Ink.  Next I transferred the reflected impression onto an A2 sized card panel. I then stamped the Love onto that panel using our Light Onyx Dye Ink creating a reflection of our sentiment.  Next I partially heat embossed the large sentiment with silver glitter embossing powder creating a slight “stardust” effect.

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Next I stamped the roses and foliage from our Fresh Cut Garden Roses in our Dusty Blues Dye Inks. For the foliage, I used our Noir, Light Onyx and Smoky Quartz dye inks.  I heat embossed additional foliage from the coordinating outline sets to add interest to my final floral arrangements.  After everything was stamped and embossed, everything was die cut using the coordinating dies.

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Next I trimmed my stamped and embossed panel about 1/4 inch on the right and bottom edges.  Then I stamped the Sending above the Love sentiment in our Crystal Pewter Dye Ink.  I initially stamped the Best Wishes part of the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink below the large love. I was not satisfied with how that turned out so I ended up white heat embossing the same sentient onto light gray cardstock and then popped that up over the original black sentiment.

NextI stamped our Freestyle Stripes (in Arctic Sky Dye Ink) onto a top folding A2 cardbase using a Speedball Baren to help me obtain a nice even impression. Then I popped up the stamped panel onto the base with foam tape. Then I arranged the florals and foliage at the two edges and popped those elements up using additional dimensional foam tape.

GIVEAWAYS

As for the prizes, oh my!  We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

All you need to do, is comment on everyone’s post throughout the month.  We will be announcing the winners on February 28th.

Thank you all for stopping by today!  I hope we have provided some great inspiration on how to use this great Mirror Image Stamp.  If you want to see how to use the Mirror Image Stamp, we do have a video to show you the basics.  It isn’t for this card, but Justine does a great job at showing you how to use it for reflections!

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2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop + Video + Giveaways

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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!

FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

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).

NEW CHALLENGE BLOG

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!

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

GIVEAWAYS

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!

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So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop Day 3

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of our fabulous Collaboration Hop with So Suzy Stamps! I enjoyed this collab so much that I made two cards for today!

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For my first card, I made a fun scene card using our City Girls: Retail Therapy and Department Store stamps and Suzy’s Street Lamp and Herb 1 stamps.

I started off by stamping the background Dept. Store stamp in our Noir Dye ink on an A2 sized card panel.  I set that aside and stamped the elements for my scene from our Retail Therapy set. After I stamped all the ladies, pup, cab and accessories, I colored them in with zig markers and die cut them using their coordinating dies.  Then I watered down some of my zig markers to color in the Dept. Store background. I chose a more muted background because I didn’t want to take away from the hustle and bustle of the scene.

Zig markers used (available individually here): No 51 Lemon Yellow, No 50 Yellow, No 91 Light Gray, No 36 Light Blue, Black Zig Marker, No 20 Red, No 24 Wine Red, No 62 Dark Brown, No 71 Flesh, No 72 Beige, No 64 Oatmeal, No 92 Blue Gray, No 37 Cornflower Blue, No 42 Turquoise Green, No 202 Peach Pink, No 81 Light Violet, No 70 Orange, No 45 Pale Green, No 83 Lilac

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Next I gold glitter heat embossed the lamp on a separate card panel and used my Scan N Cut to cut out the lamp.  Before I put the scene together, I gold glitter heat embossed the gorgeous leafy Herb 1 stamp on the top portion of my Dept. Store panel.  I LOVE the effect it has on the scene!  The falling foliage gave it more depth and life to the project.

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Next I adhered the Dept. Store panel onto a side folding A2 card base and then assembled my scene by popping up all the elements (except the cab) with some dimensional foam tape. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder on black cardstock and adhered it onto my card.

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My next card is more simple but just as fun!  I used the same City Girls: Retail Therapy set and paired it with Suzy’s festive scripty Celebrate sentiment.  Our Retail Therapy set might be one of my favorites from the last release.  The image with the girl holding all of the boxes and bags is so comical and I know some of you guys can relate!

I started off by stamping the gal with the boxes in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I took the same stamp and stamped only the boxes along the bottom edge of my card panel so that it looked like she was surround by boxes and boxes of fabulous shopping finds.  After I stamped the box piles, I stamped the shopping bags and the adorable pup.

Next I stamped the Celebrate stamp next to our gal.  This Celebrate stamp is something that I will be keeping on my desk as a go to. For the You Deserve It portion of the sentiment, I simply curved the end of it on my acrylic block so that it would curve alongside the end curve of the Celebrate sentiment.  I chose not to color the panel as I enjoyed the monochrome look to the card. To finish the card, I adhered some of our new Silver Holographic sequins.

Thank you all so much for stopping by Day 3 of So Suzy and The Ton’s Collaboration Hop! I really enjoyed creating with So Suzy’s stamps! Her images are beautiful and work well as collaborative stamps as well as standalone stamps.

There are giveaways! A $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs from Day 1 of the hop by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

Make sure to leave a comment on our Day 1 post (and the hop participant blogs from that day) as that is where the giveaways will be drawn from. Some of our design team members have posts for you today as well so check out their projects for more inspiration!

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So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop Day 2

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Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Collaboration Hop with the fabulous So Suzy Stamps!  If you’re joining us for the first time today, be sure to check out Day 1 because that is where most of the action is and where you can leave comments to win our collab giveaways. We are still celebrating the hop today (Day2) and tomorrow (Day 3) and you can find some of the hop participants from yesterday posting throughout this week to celebrate!

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For today, I created a faux watercolored card using Suzy’s beautiful cling Peony stamp and the rose stamp from our Scripty Greetings set.

I started off by coloring Suzy’s Peony stamp with three shades of pink Zig markers (No. 200 S. Almond Pink, 202 Pink Peach and 27 Dark Pink). Then I spritzed a little bit of water onto the stamp and stamped right onto my watercolor panel.  I did this a few times to cover the edges of my panel with beautiful pink watercolor peonies.  Next I added some smaller watercolor florals using the larger semi solid rose stamp from our Scripty Greetings set. I colored this stamp with the 202 Pink Peach and 27 Dark Pink.  I spritzed onto the stamp twice and stamped around the larger peonies to make the floral arrangements fuller.  The two sizes of the Peony and the Rose complement each other very nicely!

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I applied the same technique to the leaves: I colored the leaves with a green zig marker, spritzed water and stamped along the florals. Once the “watercoloring” was finished, I stamped the sentiment onto the panel with our Noir Dye ink using my Mini MISTI. Then I trimmed the watercolor panel about an eighth of an inch at the top and bottom edges.

Next I stamped our Minor Stripes onto a separate card panel with our Crystal Pewter dye ink. I trimmed two strips and applied those striped strips onto the top and bottom edges of a top folding A2 card base. I also adhered two strips of Silver Holographic Adhesive Paper below the gray stripes to add a bit of sparkle and interest to my card. After I adhered the watercolor panel onto the base, I glued on some new Silver Holographic sequins onto my card.

Thank you everyone for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other hop participant blogs that have posts for you today as well!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here!
  2. So Suzy Stamps
  3. Emily
  4. Ceal
  5. Giada
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Josephine
  8. Justine
  9. Martha
  10. Monica
  11. Nupur
  12. Olesya

There are giveaways! $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs from Day 1 of the hop by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

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So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop

 

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-10-19-14-amHello and welcome to the So Suzy Stamps and The Ton Collaboration blog hop! Suzy is good friend of mine and we thought it would be a fabulous idea to do a collaboration with our products.  So today we are so excited to bring you some really amazing inspiration by our talented design teams to show you how versatile our designs from both companies are and how well they work together.

Our collaboration hop will continue on for the next couple of days and end on November 23rd. Today is the official hop day but some of us will continue to post collaboration projects on our blogs until Wednesday.  Be sure to follow each of our blogs to see all the projects and inspiration by our teams!

A blog hop is not complete without some great prizes!

Giveaways: $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs for today (Day 1 of the hop) by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on the other blogs to check out all the projects and for a chance to win of the giveaways!

  1. The Ton <— You are here!
  2. So Suzy Stamps  <– Your next stop 🙂
  3. Emily
  4. Ceal
  5. Eunji
  6. Cornelia
  7. Jenny Lee
  8. Giada
  9. Laura Jane
  10. Josefine
  11. Mayline
  12. Justine
  13. Tae Eun
  14. Martha
  15. Vera
  16. Monica
  17. Nupur
  18. Olesya

Now onto my project for Day 1 of our hop!

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When I saw Suzy’s Blowing Butterflies stamp, I knew I needed to use it on our Haute Wedding Dress gal.  The dress is fairly billowy and provides a large enough canvas to insert many different designs.

I started off by creating my background panel. I stamped our Vogue Skyline in our Noir Dye Ink on the center of the panel. Then I blended some Cali Blue and Azurite Dye inks at the top and bottom edges of the panel.  I heat embossed the

Next, I went to work on that gorgeous dress! I stamped our Haute Wedding Dress on a separate card panel in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I gold heat embossed the bodice of the dress with.  Next I created a negative mask with our dress. I used the negative portion to mask the outer edges of the dress so that I could gold glitter heat emboss those beautiful butterflies within the dress.

After I embossed the butterflies, I carefully peeled off the negative mask and then spooned the gold glitter embossing powder over the butterfly stamped image. Then I melted all the powder with my heat gun. Next I colored in the dress and butterflies with zig markers.

After I finished coloring with my zig markers, I brushed on some clear Wink of Stella over the shaded areas of the dress to add some more sparkle.  Then I die cut our gal with the coordinating die.

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Next I gold glitter heat embossed the fabulous Confidence is Sexy sentiment onto my blended card panel. Before I adhered the blended panel onto a side folding A2 card base, I added some stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangles die set.  Then I popped up my Haute Wedding Dress gal onto the panel and added some Dew Drops in both sizes to add some finishing touches to the card.

That’s it for my card for the day! Your next stop is the fabulous Ms. Suzy.  Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the giveaways mentioned above!

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