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

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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 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

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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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Autism Awareness Blog Hop

unnamedHello and welcome back to The Season! Today is World Autism Awareness Day and we are so honored to take part in the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop organized by Veronica Zalis.  Head over to her blog for more information about this hop! There are giveaways so be sure to check out this entire post for more details.

Some of our team members are hopping along with us today:

The Ton <— You are here
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Laura Jane
Mayline Jung
Olga Matyushevskaya
Eunji Jung
Anna Kutsenko
Tae Eun Yoo

After you’ve visited Tae Eun’s blog, head over to Veronica’s blog to continue hopping!

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For my card today, I used our new Nesting Peonies stamp set.

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

I started off by stamping the peony tree cluster onto an A2 panel using our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink.  Then I used my copic markers to color in the entire cluster image. After I finished coloring in my tree cluster, I stamped and colored my chickadees.

  • Blossoms: B32 Pale Blue, B23 Pthalo Blue and B34 Manganese Blue;
  • Leaves: BG13 Mint Green, BG72 Ice Ocean and BG75 Abyss Green;
  • Tree branches: E34 Oriental and E23 Hazelnut
  • Chickadees: E34 Oriental, C5 Cool Gray and

Next I added stitching to the edges of my colored panel using our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) set. Then I adhered my panel onto an A2 side folding base. Lastly, I popped up my chickadees onto my tree cluster and finished my card off by embellishing it with Clear Rhinestones.

GIVEAWAY

To support this hop, we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to our shop (limited to The Ton stamps, dies, ink and gilding). Leave a comment on each of our team member blogs for a chance to win.

We’re also giving away a stamp set of choice from our collection. Head over to Veronica’s blog for more details on how to win this giveaway.

Your next stop on this hop is Jenny!

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/26

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Hello everyone and welcome back to our FINAL Anniversary Release Mini Hop! It’s been about a week since our release launch and I had so much fun creating with our new products. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the inspiration this week by the team and our special guests!

For this release, we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  Everything is available in our shop now!

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts 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).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Svitlana Shayevich 
  3. Taheerah Atchia
  4. Olga Matyushevskaya

For my first two projects, I used our GWP (Gift with Purchase) Daisy Duet set. I cannot stress how much I love coloring this stamp. The size of the blooms are really wonderful. So for today’s projects featuring this large image, I went with a cool and warm color palette to showcase how amazing this floral stamp is.

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I did some masking (created with the coordinating die) and then rose gold embossed an entire panel using the large Daisy Duet image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140LB). I created my own background that is ready for watercoloring. I used my Color Bursts for this card (Lemon Yellow, Marigold, Sap Green and Terre Vert).

I started off by painting a base layer of Lemon Yellow onto my daisies. Then I added a second layer of color using my Marigold CBs but I went back in and added a more concentrated amount of Marigold to the inner petals. Next, I finished my painting by watercoloring my leaves – first layer of Sap Green, then Terre Vert. Next I took the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set and die cut my panel and then adhered it to a side folding A2 base using strong double sided adhesive sheets.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Next I die cut my thank you sentiment from our Bold General Greetings Word Plate Die set. Using the negative space as a guide, I popped up my sentiment onto my card using pop up squares. Next, I added a white heat embossed sentiment strip (Peony Notes) to my card. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

For my next card, I masked and rose gold embossed my Daisy Duet the same way as my first card.

However, I didn’t emboss the entire panel. I left about a third of the panel unembossed for my sentiment. I used my Shinhan watercolors for this card. Next I painted my daisies using a combination of blues and purple (Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Deep and Permanent Violet). For my leaves, I used a combination of Gray and Neutral Tint.

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Once my florals were painted, I added shading to the areas surrounding my clusters using my Indigo paint. Once my panel was dried, I rose gold embossed the thanks sentiment (Peony Notes) and added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set. Lastly, I added our Clear Rhinestones to further embellish my card.

I hope you all liked my cards! Thank you so much for joining us these last couple of weeks to celebrate this milestone with us. As we go into our fourth year, I will continue to strive to bring you all fabulous, quality designs and products.

GIVEAWAYS

For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the talented Svitlana!

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Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/25

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the seventh Anniversary Release Mini Hop! We’re almost at the home stretch – tomorrow will be our last mini hop! I hope you have been enjoying seeing all of the new products and inspiration these last few days by the team and our special guests.  If you’re just joining us for the first time today, we have released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding for our Third Anniversary Release and everything is available in our shop now!

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts 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).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Tae Eun Yoo 
  3. Simon Hurley
  4. Isha Gupta
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Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I used our Sweet Folk Hummingbird set and Bold General Greetings Die Word Plates.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the tulip cluster from our Sweet Folk Hummingbird set at the top and bottom edges of my watercolor paper. For the bird, I stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper. Then I gave my florals a base layer of color using my Color Bursts (Marigold and Lemon Yellow). I detailed my tulips with my zig markers (Geranium Red, Scarlet Red and Bright Yellow).  I also added a blue outline to my florals using some Ultramarine Blue Color bursts. For my hummingbird, I quickly colored this little guy with my zig markers (May Green, Geranium Red and Dark Brown).

Next I die cut my  watercolored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set. I also die cut my hummingbird at the same time. Next, I die cut my sentiment with my “hello” word plate and then blended some Bright Fern Dye Ink to the bottom half of the word. Finally, I assembled my card by adhering my painted panel onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my sentiment, sentiment strip (white heat embossed onto black cardstock – sentiment is from Sweet Folk Hummingbird) and bird. Lastly, I added our Clear Rhinestones around my sentiment.

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

My next card was VERY easy to make! I simply stamped our Riotous Wildflowers background stamp onto cardstock, colored it in using zig markers (no special shading), stamped the sentiment from our Seriously Amazing Sentiment set (Noir Dye Ink), added stitching to the edges of the panel and adhered it onto a base. Done!

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

For my last card, I used our Painted Peonies. I stamped out two of the clusters in the corners of an A2 cardstock panel (I saved this panel for the next step). I used our Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze and Parisian Blue Dye Ink. For the leaves, I used Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. Then I die cut both clusters using the coordinating die.

Next I blended the corner edges of the panel using our Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink. Then I blended some of our Noir Dye Ink with water and splattered a bit of the ink onto my blended die cut panel. Once the panel was dry, I adhered it onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my clusters in their respective negative areas on the base (this way you use the positive and negative spaces of the cardstock while stamping leaving no waste or scraps!).

For my sentiment, I started off my heat embossing a portion of a piece of black cardstock using silver glitter embossing powder. Then I die cut my hello word plate from this panel but I made sure that the embossed portion covered only half of my sentiment. Next I popped up my glittery, two toned sentiment onto the middle portion of my card. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Silver Dew Drops.

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I hope you all liked my cards! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow (and everyday until January 26) to continue celebrating our Third Anniversary!

GIVEAWAYS

For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the fabulous wonderfully talented Tae Eun!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last mini hop with more giveaways!

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Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/24

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the sixth Anniversary Release Mini Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new products and inspiration this week by the team and our special guests from yesterday. For this release, we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  Everything is available in our shop now!

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts 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).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Kymona Tracey
  3. Laura Jane
  4. Dana Gong

I made four cards for today’s mini hop!

For my first two cards, I used our layered cluster Painted Peonies set.

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My first card is probably the simplest card that I’ve made for this release. I simply stamped the cluster layers in using our Ruby and Crystal Garden (Soft Garden + Bright) Collection layering inks and then stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Voila! Easy, CAS and effortlessly gorgeous card DONE!

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For my next card, I stamped my Painted Peony cluster in the same inks as my previous card.

After I stamped the cluster, I die cut the entire image using the coordinating die. Next I stamped my Buildable Woodgrain background using our Cocoa Collection layering inks. Then I die cut a stitched border from my woodgrain panel using the first and second largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set (large). I adhered the inner panel directly onto a side folding A2 base and popped up the border.

Next I took a panel that I created from our Glossy Fine Glitter Gold adhesive paper and third largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set (small) and adhered this to the center of my woodgrain panel. Next I popped up my Painted Peonies cluster onto the glitter piece and then added my sentiment (from our Coming Up Daisies set) strip right on top of the cluster. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Dew Dropshaute gala birds

For my next card, I used our Haute Gala Dress set again! I couldn’t stay away! This time I went in a totally different direction from yesterday’s projects. For today, I created an actual scene using our Autumn Wishes set (which has adorable bird images and gorgeous branch clusters). I went for a Cinderella-like theme for this card.  I probably should have colored her dress in blue but I had already heat embossed the image at this point. Also, by not coming in the dress, I kept this card fairly CAS.

I started off by stamping the dress image onto regular cardstock in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I immediately heat embossed the dress details using gold glitter embossing powder. Next, I colored in the image using zig markers (Flesh Color, Blush, Brown).  Then I die cut the image using the coordinating die.

Then I stamped the large leaf cluster and birds from our Autumn Wishes set on cardstock with our Noir Dye Ink. I also colored these images in with zig markers (May Green, Geranium Red, Green Shadow, Oatmeal, Haze Blue and Deep Green). Once colored, I die cut the cluster and birds. Then I stamped our City Buildings background stamp on cardstock using our Light Onyx Dye Ink.

Then I assembled my card by popping up my Haute Gala gal onto the City Buildings panel. Then I popped up the cluster and the birds around my gal. I made sure to adhere one of the birds on the gal giving this card a hint of whimsy. Lastly, I tamped the sentiment onto black cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink and popped it up onto my card.

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For my last card, I used our Fresh Cut Daisies Coordinating Outlines set.

I started off by heat embossing the entire sheet of stamps using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  I also stamped three stems in the vase. Then I watercolored the images using Color Burst watercolor powders. For the daisies, I used a combination of Marigold and Gamboge. For the leaves, I used Sap Green, Lime Green and Terre Vert. For the jar/vase, I used Ultramarine Blue.

Once I finished painting the images, I die cut everything using the coordinating dies. Next I I created my watercolored background on watercolor paper (Canson XL 140LB) using a combination of Prussian Blue and Indigo and black for the base.

Once my panel was dry (I expedited the drying process with my heat tool), I assembled the florals and jar. Next I stamped and popped up the sentiment (stamped in our Hampton White Pigment ink on black cardstock). Lastly, I added our Clear Dew Drops as embellishments.

I hope you all liked my cards! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow (and everyday until January 26) to continue celebrating our Third Anniversary!

GIVEAWAYS

For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the wonderful Kymona!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our seventh mini hop with giveaways!

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Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/23

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the fifth of ur Anniversary Release Mini Hops! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new products and inspiration this week by the team and our special guests from yesterday. For this release, we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  Everything is available in our shop now!

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts 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).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you wish to place a subsequent new release order, we will combine orders and refund excess shipping fees if your first order has not shipped out yet. However, please email me PRIOR to placing your second order to receive a free shipping code. For all subsequent orders, please include your original unshipped order number in the notes of the second order. You can email me at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS to receive a free shipping code for this purpose.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Laurel Beard
  3. Anna Kutsenko 
  4. Eunji Jung

It’s feathers galore today! I have been contemplating adding real feathers as embellishments to my projects for a while now because of the amazing dimension that you get from them. I finally decided that it was time. They’re such a fun and whimsical accessory to embellish your projects with.  There’s nothing like a gorgeous feather that screams handmade chic!

For my first two cards, I featured our new and fabulous Haute Gala Dress.

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Photo taken against our White Bokeh and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

I started off by stamping our Haute Gala Dress gal onto white cardstock with our crisp black Noir Dye Ink. Then I colored her in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Tip markers (Flesh, Blush, Light Gray, Pale Gray, Dark Brown). Next I heat embossed the glitter detailing on her dress which is a separate stamp in this set. I used silver glitter embossing powder for this element to give the card a bit of bling. Once I was done coloring and embossing this image, I use the coordinating die to cut her out.

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

Next I stamped our lovely Peony Notes on two separate pieces of cardstock. For my peony florals, I used Rose Quartz, a secret ink color for my midtone hue (this gorgeous pink will debut next month for our new ink release) and Pink Derby Dye inks. For my foliage, I used Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye Inks. Next I stamped the sentiment from the same Haute Gala Dress set onto the floral panel with our Noir Dye Ink. Once I finished stamping, I die cut the other floral cluster using the coordinating die.

Finally I began to assemble my card starting with my Peony Notes non die cut panel and feathers. I used a combination of our Mint and White Simple feathers for this card. I adhered my feathers down using tape and/or liquid adhesive. I made sure the feathers were wispy and delicate.  Next I popped up my Haute Gala Gal onto the panel.  Then I popped up my die cut Peony Notes cluster at the bottom edge of my project. For the last touch, I added a 1cm Clear Glass Heart Gem (smaller heart gem) above my sentiment which I adhered using Glue Dots.

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For my next card I colored in my Haute Gala Gal using the same zig markers from my previous project. The only difference for this card was that I only partially stamped this gal because I really only needed the top half of the image.

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Photo taken against our White Bokeh and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

Once I colored her in, I used the coordinating die to cut her out. Then I trimmed the portion of the dress so that it tapered down a bit. Next I stamped our Riotous Wildflowers on cardstock in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of white cardstock. Next I double mounted my sentiment strip on an additional strip of black cardstock and then finally a strip of gorgeous silver glitter adhesive paper. I adhered my sentiment onto my Riotous Wildflower panel by peeling the protective backing off the sliver glitter paper.

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Next I adhered three of our White Simple feathers together with tape. Then I adhered my feather bundle behind my gal. Next I started building her dress using White Simple, Tawny Simple, Orange Fine and Natural Fawn Feathers. I used liquid adhesive to adhere everything in place. One my dress was complete, I added a mix of our new Square Glass Gems to embellish my card.

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Photo taken against our White Bokeh and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my last project, I used our Loose Tulips and Buildable Woodgrain stamps.

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

I started off by heat embossing my tulip images using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored everything using Color Bursts (Peony, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green and Terre Vert). Next I die cut everything using the coordinating dies.

Then I stamped my buildable woodgrain using our Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa and Dark Roast Dye Inks. I finally used the plank stamp (3 straight line stamp) in this set for a project and I totally love the look behind my bouquet of tulips!

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Next I added stitching to the edges of my woodgrain panel and added a die cut window at the same time using the largest and third largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. Finally, I assembled my card using our new Fine Green and Blue long feathers. For my tulips, leaves and stems, I popped up everything that was above my wood panel. If one of the elements was above the feathers, I just applied liquid adhesive to adhere them down. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (from our Sweet Folk Hummingbird set) onto black cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink.

One tip for using feathers on your projects is to plan your arrangement or placement in advance. Then adhere everything down once you know where everything is going to be placed. This will make your crafting life much easier.

I hope you all liked my cards! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow (and everyday until January 26) to continue celebrating our Third Anniversary!

GIVEAWAYS

For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

  1. Blog Hop Day 1 (1/19)
  2. Blog Hop Day 2 (1/20)
  3. Blog Hop Day 3 (1/21)
  4. Blog Hop Day 4 (1/22)

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the talented and amazing Laurel!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our sixth mini hop with giveaways!

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Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS

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