The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 4

Hello and welcome back to blog for the final blog hop of our 4th Anniversary celebration!! We hope you’ve been enjoying our week long celebration. If you missed the previous release days/hops, you can check out our 4th Anniversary Debut post here; Blog Hop Day 1 here; Blog Hop Day 2 here and Blog Hop Day 3 here. Scroll down for giveaway and promo details!

All of our new products are available for purchase now and will begin to ship starting 1/11/19!

Our new Gifted, 6×8 Set is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 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).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

Let’s begin our hop! Here’s the fabulous lineup for today:

  1. The Ton<— You are here
  2. Isha Gupta
  3. Anna Kutsenko
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Ilina Crouse
  8. Mayline Jung

For today, I have two cards!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our Coming Up Peonies and did a little bit of watercoloring with Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

I started off by white heat embossing this beautiful large peony cluster image from our Coming Up Peonies onto watercolor paper. Once embossed, I did a little bit of loose, wet in wet watercoloring. I started off by applying clean water to the largest peony petals.

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

Then I dropped in bits of Peony Color Bursts and then some Marigold Color Bursts for a two toned look. I used the same pigments for the peony buds. Once the warm colors were down, I used Lime Color Bursts for the stems and leaves. I made sure to watercolor a little bit outside the embossed lines to give it a more artsy effect.

Once I finished painting, I trimmed my panel into a size that’s slightly smaller than A2. Next I stamped the Good Luck sentiment with Caviar Hybrid ink and then added some Clear Rhinestones to finish my card.

I love the amount of white space of the panel against the bright color bursts!

For my next project, I used our Special Day Lanterns.

This is more of a multi step stamp set and the results are really pretty! In the end, you have a multi toned chic lantern with floral elements and a candle.

I started off stamping the lantern frames. The frames should be stamped in three parts. Once the frames were stamped in our Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa inks, I stamped the leaves of the florals cluster in Bright Emerald and Ocean Teal Dye Ink. Then there are two 2-step floral clusters consisting of four stamps in total. For the larger cluster, I used a combination of Soft Garnet and Red Sangria. For the smaller cluster, I used Amber Citrine and Coralline inks.

Once the frame of my lantern and floral clusters were stamped, I went ahead and stamped the candle. I used our Crystal Pewter first. Then I used the rock and roll technique to partially ink up the right side of the same candle stamp. I then stamped the candle again giving the image a bit of shading. Then I stamped the flame in Amber Citrine and the two step rope stamps in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz inks.

Couture Color Inks

I used the same inks for the two smaller lanterns in my card.

Once my lanterns were complete, I stamped my sentiment with our Aspen Cocoa Ink and finished my card by adding some Bermuda Blue sequins.

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

Now that you’ve seen my projects, head over to the talented Isha’s blog!

Thank you all for celebrating our 4th Anniversary with us the past few days!! It’s truly amazing to make it this far and I hope to continue to introduce fresh and unique designs to this industry for many more years! Thank you again for making this possible!

Hugs,

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 3

Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hops! Today, we have a special guest for our blog, Heba Alsibai from My Little Journal. We’re very excited to have her joining us on our blog today! Her talent is truly amazing. She has really inspired me to begin scrapbooking in a traveler’s notebook.

We have giveaways on all 5 days of our release. Head over to our 4th Anniversary debut post here. Day 1 of our blog hops can be found here. Day 2 can be found here.  

For our 4th Anniversary, we released 9 new stamp designs with coordinating dies. 

All of our new products are available for purchase now and new release orders will begin to ship on the 11th!

Our new Gifted, 6×8 Set is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 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).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

**We’re also issuing DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS for all purchases made from January 4 to January 7, 2019 at 7pm EST. 

Let’s move onto to today’s hop!! For today’s lineup we have some very talented guests who specialize in scrapbooking! Let’s start hopping to check out these projects!

  1. The Ton (Heba Alsibai)<— You are here
  2. Tazhiana Gordon
  3. Marsha Farris
  4. Kira Ness
  5. Susan B.
  6. Olga Matyushevskaya
  7. Ilda Dias

For today’s project, Heba used our Hustle and Grind sentiment set to create this awesome traveler’s notebook spread.



I love Heba’s layouts! I’m always so inspired after watching her videos 🙂

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

We only have one day left to celebrate! Join us tomorrow for the last day of our blog hops to celebrate Year 4. So head on over to the next stop of today’s hop – the awesome Tazhi!

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 2

Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Anniversary Blog Hops! We’re continuing to celebrate our 4th Anniversary! If you missed Day 1 of our hop, head over here (Our Day 1 hop post contains all the details on our free gift with purchase promo and double points promo going on right now). If you missed our Anniversary Release debut blog post, head over here. All of our new products are available for purchase now and new release orders will begin to ship on the 11th.

Today’s lineup of talented team members and guests are:

  1. The Ton<— You are here
  2. Tae Eun Yoo
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Laura Jane
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Amy Kolling
  7. Dana Gong
Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board

For my project today, I used our beautiful Smiling Cosmos set. This is our new 4×6 floral cluster stamp. The actual stamp is large! It almost covers an entire 4×6 panel.

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

I started off by heat embossing the floral image onto watercolor paper with our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I did some loose watercoloring with Ken Oliver Color Bursts. For my cosmos petals, I added three different colors: Cerulean Blue, Indigo and Orchid. I love the three toned look to the petals once the paint finally dried.

Once the petals were painted, I painted the leaves with Olive Green color bursts. There are other smaller foliage and sprig elements in the cluster which I painted with Turquoise color bursts. The painting process went very quickly for this card since the design is more stylized.

Once my panel was dried, I die cut the watercolor panel into a stitched A2 panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. I stamped (Caviar Hybrid Ink) my sentiment from the same set, trimmed it out and then popped it up onto my panel. Next, I mounted the painted panel onto a top folding A2 base and added some Gold Medallion sequins to embellish my card.

That’s all from me today! Your next stop on this hop is our super talented DT member Tae Eun!

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

We still have two more days of hops left! Join us tomorrow and Tuesday to continue celebrating our 4th Anniversary.

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 1

Hello and welcome back to The Season! Today is the first day of four blog hops. We’ll continue to celebrate our 4th Anniversary with our team and special guests everyday until January 8th.

For our 4th Anniversary, we released 9 new stamp designs with coordinating dies. All products are available for purchase now and will be ready to ship beginning 1/11/19. Head over here to our Anniversary Release debut blog post if you missed it yesterday!

All of our new products are available for purchase now and will begin to ship on January 11. Be sure to scroll down for promotion and giveaway details!

For our mini hop today, we have some super talented guests joining us!

  1. The Ton <—– You are here!
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Renee Day
  4. Lea Lawson
  5. Janette Kausen
  6. Vera Yates
  7. Jana Millen
  8. Laurel Beard

Now that you’ve seen the fabulous lineup, let’s move on to my projects for today!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

For my first pair of projects, I used our GWP Promotion stamp: Gifted. This set features three different gift box clusters (in addition to individual gift boxes). I really love this set for it’s ability to customize the different tones for each of the different gift boxes in the clusters since they are spaced out. You can just ink up different portions of each stamp creating a multi toned stamped image.

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

This is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 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).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

**We’re also issuing DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS for all purchases made from January 4 to January 7, 2019 at 7pm EST. 

For my first card, I stamped my gift cluster using a variety of our Couture Color Inks (Hot Tourmaline, Bright Emerald, Cosmopolitan Pink, Azurite, Cali Blue and Hollywood Star).

Once stamped, I fussy cut my stamped image (dies are available). Next, I rose gold heat embossed our Delicate Grid background stamp onto white cardstock. Then I created a border using the two largest dies of our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die collection. Then I assembled my card by mounting the border onto the rose gold embossed background. I additionally popped up my gift cluster.

For my sentiment, I used our Hugs word die (die cut from black cardstock). I adhered this directly onto my background. The Happy Birthday portion of the sentiment is from our Basic Banners (white heat embossed onto black cardstock and popped up). Lastly, I embellished my project using our Gold Medallion Sequins.

For my second card, the process was almost identical with a different background stamp. First, I stamped our Bare Tones background in Cali Blue ink. Then I die cut a white stitched panel using the second die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. Then I assembled the background panel, white stitched panel and Gifted stamped cluster image together. I added our Gold Medallion sequins to complete my card.

For my next pair of cards, I used our layered Power Pumps set which I am currently obsessed with!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

My first card was very simple (left)! I stamped the three step layered heels stamps in our Caviar Hybrid Ink, Smoky Quartz (highlight) and Red Sangria Hybrid). The sentiment was also stamped in our Caviar. Lastly, I trimmed my panel which I popped up onto a side folding A2 base.

The second card was created in a similar fashion. I just changed up my ink colors (Azurite, Cobalt Breeze and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake) and added more panels to layer my mats for more contrast. I also added the jeweled element to my shoes (stamped in our Caviar Hybrid Ink and Crystal Pewter).

GIVEAWAYS

We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

That is all from me today. Thank you for making The Ton a part of your day today! Your next stop on today’s hop is the talented and awesome Amy!

Hugs,

Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcomeback!! Today we’re celebrating our Fall 2018 release with a blog hop! We have some talented guests and amazing team members showcasing our new designs. For more details on our release, head over to this post.  For this release, we have 12 new stamps, coordinating dies, one Pop Up die and…. a Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die collection! All new products are available and ready to ship now!

Also, Happy World Cardmaking Day! This is the day that kicks off holiday cardmaking season. So I have a post that is jam packed with Christmas cards. Enjoy!

 GIFT WITH PURCHASE PROMOTION

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 7 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 $150 or more: Receive a 4×6 Christmas Tree set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Wonderland Print Bundle (and a Christmas Tree set).
**There must be a new Fall 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

We also have some giveaways so be sure to scroll all the way down for all the details. Winners from our 9/24 post will be posted at the same time as our hop winners in a few days. Thank you for your patience!

For today’s hop, here is a list of all of the fabulous participants:

  1. The Ton Stamps
  2. Svitlana Shayevich
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Renee Day 
  5. Anna Kutcenko
  6. Kymona Tracey
  7. Brenda Noelke
  8. Ilina Crouse 
  9. Amy Tsuruta 
  10. Tae Eun Yoo
  11. Amy Kolling 
  12. Laurel Beard 
  13. Chris Dayton 
  14. Lisa Harrolle 
  15. Laura Jane
  16. Vera Yates
  17. Janette Kausen 

Our surprise for today is our new Snowflake Layering Coverplate dies!

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Snowflake Layering Coverplate Dies (A and B), 4.25 x 5.5in Coverplate Dies

This is our newest layering die collection which features an A and B plate. When combined, the result is a fun and whimsical design perfect for winter themed cards.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

In this photo, I layered both A and B coverplate die cuts. The color combinations for these dies are truly endless.  Just add a sentiment for a quick holiday card. Also, break out all of your colored cardstock for this die bundle!

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For this next photo, I used the A plate die cut only and adhered it over white cardstock. Then I took the design a step further by using some of the snowflake die cuts that are produced with each pass and layered some  of elements over each other for a more intricate and fun layered snowflake effect.

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The beautiful thing about our Snowflake Coverplate bundle is that there’s more to the bundle than just layering the cover die cuts. You can take all of the negative snowflake die cuts and layer the elements together to make your own layered snowflake embellishments. This is a great way to stretch these dies! Also, layering the snowflakes and coming up with different color combinations is really fun and addicting! You can also try adding some Blizzard Hugs die cuts to your layered snowflakes for an additional design element!

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For this card, I simply layered both coverplate die cuts (I cut A from mint cardstock and B from white cardstock). Prior to mounting the layered die cuts onto a base, I adhered some of our Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive paper as a background. For the sentiment, I silver glitter heat embossed the large sentiment from our Brushed Merry stamp set. Then I die cut the sentiment three times and layered them together to create an embellishment type sentiment. Lastly, I stamped the christmas sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink onto a sentiment strip and popped up across the merry. This was a very simple card to make – little effort but high impact!

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

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For this card, I started off by layering some of my leftover snowflake die cuts from the A+ B coverplates. I also added a Blizzard Hugs snowflake die cut behind my layered snowflake for an added embellishment. Once my snowflake was assembled, I adhered it onto a round die cut and set it aside. Next I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline onto the bottom portion of an A2 panel. I blended the color towards the top of the panel for a minty ombre effect. Next, I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small Die Collection.  Then I used the A Plate in our Snowflake Layering Cover Dies and used that as a stencil to apply embossing paste onto my blended panel. This was matted onto a piece of black carstock which was then adhered onto a cardbase. For my sentiment, I gold glitter heat embossed the large Brushed Hugs and die cut it three times to create my sentiment embellishment. Next I adhered the sentiment onto my card and added the blizzard sentiment which was stamped in our Noir Dye Ink.

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For my next card, I white heat embossed our new Coming Up Poinsettias onto watercolor paper and then used Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson + Lime Green) to color in the outline images. After I painted the poinsettias, I heat embossed more foliage using the foliage cluster image from our Cardinal Friends. Once my background was complete, I die cut the panel into an A2 sized stitched panel and set it aside. Next I stamped this adorable cardinal and foliage cluster images onto cardstock with our Caviar Hybrid copic friendly ink. After I colored the images with copics, I die cut them and popped them up on my watercolored panel.

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For my next card, I stamped the clusters in our Wonderland Print set (Bright Emerald Ink, Orchid Crush Ink and Rose Gold Embossing). Then I die cut the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. I also die cut the inner negative space of my stamped border using the coordinating die. I set my stamped window panel aside to blend some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline dye ink onto my card base. I wanted an minty ombre effect to show behind my shaker window.  Next I created my shaker window using acetate and dimensional foam tape. Before I filled my shaker window, I stamped this large sentiment using our Noir Dye ink. Then I filled the window with some 3mm Glass Slippers sequins and beads (Diamond, Flurries and White Satin Beads). Lastly, I mounted the window panel over the base to complete my shaker card.

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For my final card, I created a simple stamped project using our Blizzard Hugs set. I tamped the mid sized and smallest snowflake burst stamp a few of times onto an A2 panel in our Cali Blue Dye Ink. Next I stamped the smaller solid snowflakes in our Blue Diamond and Azurite inks. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink) to finish this simple card.

Giveaways

For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST. Winners for this giveaway and our Release Debut Post giveaways will be announced shortly after the 8th.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Your next stop is the talented Svitlana!

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The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop + Video + Giveaway

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Hello, everyone and welcome back to our blog! We are so excited to participate in Kathy Racoosin’s fantastic coloring challenge blog hop. You should have arrived here from Trinity Stamps.

Hello!This is Day 2 of a two day hop to celebrate the tenth 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Have you heard of “The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge” hosted by Kathy Racoosin? Right now it’s in the middle of the challenge and it’s a great time to take a leap, jump in and get your feet wet!  Don’t feel like you are jumping into the middle of the challenge I hope you will think of it as a new beginning.

The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits.

Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagramor here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.

Hop List
The Daily Marker
Pretty Pink Posh
Purple Onion Designs
Reverse Confetti
Right at Home
Studio Katia
Sunny Studio
Technique Tuesday
The Ton  <— You are here
Winnie & Walter

Your Next Stamp

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For my post, I made two cards and videos using our Watercolor Bouquet and Watercolor Wreath Stamps! I stamped and colored one panel and sliced it diagonally to create two cards.

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

I started off by stamping a background pattern using our Watercolor Bouquet stamp set in our Miami Cool Dye Ink. Then I colored in the background using color pencils. I added blue, dark pink and green accents for a bright and beautiful background panel. I sliced it in half and used the larger panel for my first card.

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I stamped a rustic wood background using our Buildable Woodgrain layering stamp using our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye Inks. I only stamped about 2/3 of my panel since the bottom half would be covered by my bouquet panel.

Next I created a silver glitter and navy strip to adhere behind my bouquet panel. Next I mounted that onto my woodgrain panel. Then I heat embossed the beautiful wreath from our Watercolor Wreath onto navy cardstock using silver glitter embossing powder. I embossed my sentiment at the same time and then die cut the wreath using the coordinating die. Then I mounted the wreath and sentiment using foam tape.

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For my second card, I used my remaining stamped bouquet piece.

I started off by white heat embossing our Peony Terrace stamp onto a top folding A2 horizontal cardbase. Then I adhered the bouquet sliced panel onto the left side of my base. I added a silver accent strip for some bling. Then I stamped a gorgeous frame from our Modern Labels set in our Ocean Teal Dye Ink. Next I stamped the sentiment from our Large Peony 4 set in our Miami Cool Dye Ink. Lastly, I die cut the label/frame using the coordinating die and then mounted it onto my base to complete my card.

GIVEAWAY

To help celebrate this wonderful blog hop and challenge, we’re giving away three stamp sets of choice from our collection. To enter our giveaway, head over to our shop and let us know in the comments which stamp set you would like to win! We’ll pick three winners and announce them on our blog by the end of next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Whimsy Stamps.

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The Ton Summer Kick Off Blog Hop + Video and Giveaway

Hello and welcome to our Summer Kick Off Blog Hop!! While this hop is not specific to any theme, we wanted to host a special blog hop with our design team to show off some projects made with our products released in the last few months. We’ve had so many flash releases in the last few months that I wanted to finally organize a property blog hop with our team to show off some of our stamps and dies.

We have some giveaways for this hop! Be sure to scroll through this post for more details.

The Ton Blog —> You are here
Vera
Anna
Tae Eun
Olga
Eunji
Mayline
Brenda

Let’s move on to my project!

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Photo taken against our Champagne Backdrop Board, 16in x 16in

For my card, I used our Nesting Peonies stamp set. This is the sweetest set ever! It features a beautiful peony tree cluster with a trio of adorable chickadees.

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Nesting Peonies, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

I started off by stamping this beautiful cluster onto a piece of watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb Paper) using our archival Noir Dye Ink. I stamped this image around the outer edges of my panel to create a border.

Next, I prepared my panel to do some wet in wet watercoloring. For this technique, you are merely adding wet watercolor paint to a wet portion of your watercolor paper. To prepare my panel, I used a #16 Filbert Brush (Blick Scholastic Wonder White) to apply a wash of clean water to my panel. Then I started dropping in my watercolor paint (Dr. Ph Martin’s Radiant Liquid Watercolor) using a Pentel Aqua Brush. I started off by dropping in bits/dots of Alpine Rose to one half of the panel. Then I took a second, clean waterbrush to loosely blend the color out.

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Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board, 16in x 16in

Once I was satisfied with the amount of blending, I continued to add a wash of clean water to the unpainted portion of my panel. Then I repeated the process to add color to the other half of the panel. Once I finished adding my Alpine Rose hue, I added additional dots of Persimmon color to create two tone peonies. I blended this color out in the same manner as the Rose.  I made sure to confine most of the warm colors to the peony areas of my stamped panel however, this project consisted of loose watercoloring so I did not take much care to stay within the lines!

Next, I applied Sap Green and Juniper Green in the same manner to the leaves of my panel. *All watercolors are from Set A of the Radiant Collection.

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Once I finished painting, I used my heat gun to dry the panel. Then I die cut the panel using the largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (large) collection to add stitching to the edges of my panel. Next, I white heat embossed our sentiment onto black cardstock. After I cut the sentiment into a strip, I created a corresponding Ribbed Soft Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper strip that I used behind my original sentiment strip. Then I stamped my chickadees onto some more watercolor paper, painted them and then die cut them using coordinating dies. I adhered everything onto a top folding A2 base. Lastly, I used our Medallion Gold sequins to brighten up the card even more.

GIVEAWAYS:

We’re giving away a stamp set for each stop on the hop! Participants must leave a comment on each blog to qualify. *Does not include bundles.* Comment period will close on Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 pm and the winners will be announced here on The Ton blog sometime after.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s card! Your next stop is the talented Vera. Don’t forget to leave a comment here and on each stop on the hop for a chance to win a stamp set of choice to our shop!

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Layton’s Legacy Card Drive and Fundraiser for NICU Parents

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Hello, everyone and welcome back to The Season! We are so honored to be a part of Lea Lawson’s special fundraising event blog hop! For more details behind her story and this incredible event, head over to Lea’s blog.

PRIZES 

We are one of many companies sponsoring this event. Specifically, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to our shop* and a stamp set of choice.

*Gift certificate only applies to The Ton branded stamps, dies, ink and gilding.

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

You can donate, shop and/or create to support this fundraiser event.  Head over to Lea’s blog for more details on how to contribute and to stay updated on the fundraising progress.

BLOG HOP

In addition to a fundraiser, this event also includes a blog hop with some really talented individuals. All creations have been inspired by this mood board put together by Lea.

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Here is my project!

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For my card, I chose the beautiful and subtle color palette created by Lea for my Anemone Border watercolored card.

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

I started off by gold heat embossing my Anemone Border image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb). Then I added my subtle bits of watercolor using a wet on wet technique. I used the same hues in the mood board (gray, mint and yellow).

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Next, I watercolored a separate piece of watercolor paper with the same warm yellow tone used on my floral panel. I die cut my amazing word plate sentiment right onto the watercolored pattern and then popped up the individual letters with foam tape. I additional die cut the you from mint cardstock and adhered that directly onto my floral panel. Lastly, added our Clear Rhinestones to embellish my project.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Your next stop is Waffleflower!

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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!

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 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!

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Spring 2018 Release Day 2

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Hello and welcome back to The Season for Day 2 of our Spring 2018 Release! This is also the final day of sneak peeks so all of our new products are available for purchase now! All new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

For this release, we have 14 new stamp designs and coordinating dies and 3 standalone dies. Be sure to join us on tomorrow for a fabulous blog hop with our talented team and guests! We have a giveaway for this release so make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post for more details.

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).

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Created by Laura Jane using our Nesting Peonies.

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.

Let’s move on to our debuts!

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Geo Mountain Layering Coverplate Dies (ABC Bundle) – Also available individually (A, B, C)

Our new layering coverplate dies allow you to add some great dimension and texture with three layering die cuts.

**The projects made using our Geo Mountain Layering Coverplates were cut using electric cutting machines since we did not receive the dies in time for release week. However, the dies will similarly cut all the pieces as represented in the photos below.

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Blooming Peony Garden, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

The newest addition to our Garden Cling stamps is our Blooming Peony Garden. This design is comprised of delicate outline peony images against a solid backdrop.

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Peony Laurel, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Peony Laurel set features a beautiful laurel image with outline peonies and buds that are perfect for coloring with your favorite mediums.

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Peony Laurel Coordinating Dies

The coordinating dies for our Peony Laurel stamp set also features word dies that will cut out the stamped sentiments. You can also use the word dies as standalone wordplate dies without stamping the sentiments.

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Peony Duo, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Peony Duo features two larger outline peony images that are perfect for practicing your coloring!

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Peony Duo Coordinating Dies

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Wild Dahlias, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Wild Dahlias feature outline and coordinating solid images of four beautiful dahlia blossoms and leaves.

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Wild Dahlias Coordinating Dies

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Dahlia Bouquet, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Dahlia Bouquet is the latest installment in our bouquet stamp collection! However, this Dahlia Bouquet is larger than life measure approximately … This is a great stamp for making quick cards since the image covers a large surface area.

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Dahlia Bouquet Coordinating Die

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Coming Up Dahlias, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Coming Up Dahlias feature a beautiful dahlia bloom accompanied by a trio of buds.

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Now that you’ve seen the rest of our products debuting today, please enjoy the gallery of projects made by our talented team! There is a list of links at the end of the post to each DT member’s blogs for more details on their projects.

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Created by Tae Eun using our Peony Duo and Toned Squares sets.

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Created by Effie using our Peony Duo and Peony Laurel sets.

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

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Created by Mayline using our Dahlia Bouquet Set and Bold General Greetings Wordplate Dies.29871590_1925669144144792_5791052250450468946_o

Created by Brenda using our Dahlia Bouquet Set and Hugs Word Die.30051927_10156356990229954_5951407370334221878_o

Created by Jenny using our Dahlia Bouquet Set.

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Created by Tae Eun using our Dahlia Bouquet and Wild Dahlias Sets.29871620_10211330315797943_231094754606049084_o

Created by Lisa using our Wild Dahlias Sets and Bold General Greetings Wordplate Dies..29662632_1950687425245000_1957103926985968962_o

Created by Mayline using our Wild Dahlias and Friggin Fabulous Sets. 29750109_10156356990204954_4065114519391096542_o

Created by Jenny using our Wild Dahlias Sets.

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Created by Vera using our Wild Dahlias and Toned Squares sets.

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Created by Mayline using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp.

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Created by Jenny using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp. 29871818_2022446851326640_8869580267263335386_o

Created by Anna using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp. 29664977_1667002630064794_5282082266790032168_o

Created by Eunji using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp. 29664776_996106360546648_1116473457011818516_o

Created by Olga using our Coming Up Dahlias and All Occasion Confetti sets. 29662605_1890047324400683_984805124161025223_o

Created by Tae Eun using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp. 29662512_10156363728894216_803544380500684771_o

Created by Vera using our Coming Up Dahlias stamp. 29064678_1667002623398128_478328799520480460_o

Created by Eunji using our Coming Up Dahlias set.

So that’s it for our final day of sneak peeks for our Spring 2018 Release! We hope you enjoyed checking out our new release! Let us know in the comments which stamp was your fave from today. Be sure to tune back to our blog tomorrow for super mega blog hop with our team and guests!

You can also head over to our shop for our new release as everything is available for purchase. Shipping for all release orders will begin on Monday, April 9.

GIVEAWAYS

For each Release Day (1 and 2), we are giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! To qualify, you must leave a comment on each day of our release posts – let us know which of our new stamps are your favorite for each day! Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period for all giveaways will close on April 6, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced on our blog shortly after.

So head on over to our team member blogs for more details on their projects and be sure to leave a little love for each of them to up your chances of winning our giveaways.

Tae Eun
Laura Jane
Jenny
Olga
Vera
Anna
Mayline
Brenda
Eunji
Lisa

Be sure to join us here tomorrow fun mega hop with special guests! All the fun starts here!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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