Christmas Cards

Hi all! How’s it going? Vera here today bringing you some fun ideas as we get ready for the weekend.

I am trying to build up my Christmas cards stash, so for today I am sharing a couple of them. First up is this card I made using Dome Snow Globe die and my favorite the Deer Cover die.


For the frame I used the Scalloped A2 Nested die and adhere it directly to the card base. Next I cut the dome background from Yupo paper and sprinkle it with some alcohol inks and gold foil. Then I die cut the other part of the snowglobe from regular cardstock and inked it up with Spiced Chai & Found Topaz. Put them all together. Finished by adding some enamel drop and adding the sentiment. For the sentiment I used Easy Expressions Holiday stamped in Caviar and Bright Fern.

Now, for my second card, I decided to do slimline card using Candy Cane Stripes Coverplate die.


Once I die cut the background, I adhere it to the card base and then stamped the leaves from Cascade Bits set with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Hot Tourmaline & Basil Mojito. Die cut them using the coordinating die. And, I paired this design with the Merry Christmas Sentiment die.


Play around with the leaves arrangement and adhere some of the leaves flat to the card and some with foam adhesive. I always like to add dimension to my card.

Well, there you go peeps. A couple Christmas cards. Can’t be too early to start working on them. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Please stay safe and big virtual hugs!

Vera

Poppy Hugs

Hi all. Vera here today, bringing you mid week inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

For today’s project, I am showcasing the pretty Poppy Smiles set.

For this card, I started by stamping & heat embossing the image with Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Watercolored the flowers and let dry. Once dry, die cut the flower using the coordinating Poppy Smiles dies.

Next, I die-cut the scalloped frame using Slimline Scalloped Nested Dies. On hindsight, yes, I could make my life easier by die-cutting the scalloped frame using the Scalloped A2 Nested Dies, but in all honesty, my craft room right now looks like storm blew through it. Hah… I know this dies set is somewhere on my desk, but instead of spending time looking for it, I just reached for the Slimline set since it’s handy and just be creative and use it to create shorter frame to fit my card.

Then, using the dies as mask, I ink blend some Lemon Drop ink on the frame.

For the sentiment, I die cut the letters using Skinny Alphas Coverplate dies and layered them 3 times to make it stand out more. Then I stamped the sentiment “Sending You” from Poppy Smiles set (the stamp actually said Sending You A and I just trimmed the A out).

To finish, I added some dew drops and added some white dots to the flowers. Oh, in case you’re wondering why the flowers on the finished card look darker than the one in progress shown, it’s because I went back and add another layer of watercolor after I adhere the flowers to the card. I just thought it needs deeper color.

Well peeps, that’s all for me today. Hope you enjoy today’s project and stay tune for a flash release this Friday. Effie really been cranking up some gorgeous sets and we can’t wait to share them with you. Big virtual hugs!!

Fall Hello

Hi all. How are you all doing? Vera here today and I am bringing you a fall card inspiration.

During the recent release, I didn’t get a chance to play with the Grouped Autumn Foliage, so I decided to do today’s card using this particular set. I love that you can stamp everything quickly.

For the yellow leaves I stamped them with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop & Peach Blossom. The purple leaves were stamped with Soft Amethyst & Irish Blooms. The teal leaves were stamped with Caribbean Turquoise & Hot Tourmaline. Then I die cut all of them using thecoordinating Grouped Autumn Foliage dies.

Within few minutes I ended up with a bunch of leaves. Then I die cut some alphabets for my sentiment from colored cardstock using the Bold Alphas Upper & Bold Alphas Lower dies.

Then, I simply arrange all the leaves on the card base and then added the sentiment on top of all the leaves.

This card came together pretty quick. Probably the planning took me longer. Well, most of the time that’s the case with me. 🙂

I hope you enjoy today’s card and hope you start to have wonderful fall weather where you live. Thank you so much for stopping by here. Have a wonderful week peeps!

Flower Bouquets

Hi all. Vera here bringing you a couple inspiration using The Ton newest sets that were released just a few days ago.

I was so pleased that I was able to use all 3 new floral sets for my cards today.

For both of my cards today, the sets I used are:
– Stamp: Grouped Fresh Peonies, Grouped Fresh Dahlias and Grouped Fresh Sunflowers
– Coordinating dies: Grouped Fresh Peonies, Grouped Fresh Dahlias and Grouped Fresh Sunflowers

I started by die-cutting the background using Slimline Grid Coverplate and trim it to fit inside my standard size card of 4.25 x 5.5″. Once that done, I stamped and die cut all the flowers. The dahlias were stamped using Peony collection, the peonies were stamped using Amethyst collection and finally the sunflowers were stamped using Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop & Amber Citrine. Whoops, almost forgot, the leaves were stamped using Soft Garden & Deep Emerald.

Arrange all the flowers and adhere to the card base. Sentiment is from Easy Expression Birthday. At the end I decided to add a bit more sparkle, so I added some metallic watercolor to the the deepest shadow of the flowers and leaves.

The great things of playing with these sets, you’ll end up with enough flowers to make 2-3 cards, depends on your flower arrangement.

For this card, I used one of the rectangle frame from Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate. I adhere the frame to the card and then arrange the leftover flowers from the 1st card to make this card. For the sentiment I stamped and heat embossed sentiment from Wildflower Bits.

There you go, 2 cards that hopefully showcase the beauty and versatility of the recently release floral sets. That’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your week starts off wonderfully.

Cheers…

Slimline Floral Birthday

Hi peeps! Vera here today. Let’s start this week with flower inspiration, shall we?

I am super happy with my card today. When I saw the slimline dies sneak peek, the dainty Scalloped Nested Dies definitely caught my attention right away. Dainty scallop is one of my favorite, whether it’s a border or frame, in my book it just make any design sweeter.

To start, I used the Scalloped Nested Dies on a piece of gray cardtock. Next, I used the Grid Coverpate Dies and trim it to fit inside the scalloped frame. Adhere both panels to card base.

Next, I stamped (with Caviar ink), colored and diecut the lilies from Coming Up Lilies. Still love this set to this day. I added some metallic watercolor to it and it has really pretty shimmer. Under good lighting you can really see it, but on normal light, it’s very subtle.

I finished the card by adding sentiment using Easy Expressions Birthday stamped in Noir and Hot Tourmaline.

So, are you into long cards? I have randomly making them here and there, but seems like right now it’s really the trend. I do enjoy the break of creating with longer space as I always believe in creativity changes or trying something different is a good way to expand our creativity.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers…

Vera

Slimline Die Release

Hello and welcome back, everyone! We’re celebrating our new Slimline Die release today! We also have one new stamp and coordinating die also (the stamp/coordinating die will have delayed shipping but the slimline dies are available for immediate shipping.

We also have resealable pouches (storage solutions) for our new slimline dies available to ship now. The inside of these new pouches measures approximately 4×9 inches. These pouches fit our slimline dies. I’m not sure how they coordinate with other company’s dies so please double check the measurements of your stash prior to purchasing our pouches.

So let’s get started! We have 14 slimline dies and one stamp and coordinating die for today. The slimline dies are available in one bundle with over $60 in savings. Scroll all the way down for details on the bundle.

Our slimline coverplate dies measure 3 5/8 inches x 8 5/8 inches. The largest dies in our nesting dies have the same measurements (except the scalloped dies).

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!
Kaleidoscope Butterflies, 6×6 Photopolymer Clear (coordinating die available separately)

This set will be available to ship on 9/14. All items in the same order will ship together.

Our new Kaleidoscope Butterflies is our newest patent pending Grouped Layering set. I’ve been meaning to design a set where you can easily stamp and die cut a page of butterflies because they always add a nice finishing touch to floral cards.

A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope so I thought this was perfect for this set. The main layer will stamp the body of butterflies. The second stamp will stamp the inner portions of wings.

Created by Anna using our Kaleidoscope Butterflies, Script Words Bundle and Diamond Plaid Coverplate Dies.

Created by Olga using our Kaleidoscope Butterflies and Pierced A2 Nested Dies.

Slimline Border Dies

Technically these are just fun patterned border dies but I made them long enough to fit most slimline sized panels. These border dies measure approximately 9.25 inches long.

Here’s a close up look at these dies cut out on white cardstock.

Created by Tae Eun using our Slimline Border Dies, Confetti Balloons and Glass Slippers Sequins.

Top: Slimline Border Dies, Many Sentiments Dies, Regal Rose, Summer Rose, Peony/Citrine/Crystal Garden Layering Inks

Bottom: Slimline Border Dies, Kaleidoscope Butterflies, Caviar Hybrid ink, Peony/Citrine/Crystal Garden Layering Inks

Here’s a close up look!


Slimline Candy Cane Stripe Coverplate Die

Our Candy Cane Striped Coverplate die creates an awesome striped die cut. Back it with a solid colored card panel or a blended panel for a custom result.

Created by Brenda using our Candy Cane Striped Slimline Coverplate Die, Kaleidoscope Butterflies, Script Words Bundle and Couture Color Inks (Valentine Red, Coral Cavern, Coralline, Lemon Drop).

Created by Vera using our Candy Cane Striped Slimline Coverplate Die, Poinsettia Wishes, Berry Branches, Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline, Easy Expressions Holiday and Couture Color Inks.

Created by Tae Eun using our Candy Cane Striped Slimline Coverplate Die and Poinsettia Wreath.

Fractured Slimline Die

Our new Fractured Slimline Coverplate Die features a beautiful geometric pattern.

Created by Tae Eun using our Fractured Slimline Die, Rose Labels, Script Word Dies Bundle, Kaleidoscope Butterflies and Leaves.

Created by Effie using our Fractured Slimline Die, Kaleidoscope Butterflies, Wildflower Bits and Many Sentiment Dies.


Slimline Dot Coverplate Die

This new coverplate die creates a fun dot pattern!

Created by Effie using our Slimline Dot Coverplate Die, Slim Frames Coverplate die (border frame), Berry Branches, Chickadee Greetings and Couture Color Inks (Soft Garnet, Valentine Red, Plum Wine).


Slimline Star Coverplate Die

This new coverplate die creates a fun star pattern!

Created by Effie using our Star Slimline Coverplate Die, Grouped Holiday Bows, Many Holiday Sentiments and Couture Color Inks.

Created by Vera using our Star Slimline Coverplate Die, Pierced Nested Slimline Dies, Floral Alphas, Skinny Alphas Coverplate Die and Modern Alphas Coverplate Die.

Here are the next four patterned coverplate dies (from left to right): Short Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die, Long Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die, Diagonal Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die and Grid Slimline Coverplate Die.

Here’s a close up look at what our coverplate dies look like backed on a panel.

I also grouped the last five slimline dies together because these are more basic dies and can be used in coordination with each other.

From the left: Slim Frames Slimline Coverplate Die, Simple Nested Slimline Dies, Stitched Nested Slimline Dies, Pierced Nested Slimline Dies and Scalloped Nested Slimline Dies.

Created using our Slimline Borders Dies, Pierced Nested Slimline Dies, Rose Labels, Fill It In Holiday, Pine Cones, Winter Foliage, Berry Bits, and Dew Drop Enamel Dots.

Created using our Stitched Nested Slimline Dies, Scallop Nested Slimline Dies, Slim Frames Slimline Coverplate Die, Ella Pumpkins, Thankful Gourds, Butternut Squash, Fill It In Holiday and Couture Color Inks.

That is all! We have all the slimline dies in one easy bundle with a $65 savings.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s Slimline Die Release. Do you have a favorite from today’s new selection? Are you a fan of slimline cards? I found it a nice refreshing change from the usual A2 size that I usually make.

Thanks for stopping by!

August 2020 Flash Die Release

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today we’re releasing 4 new dies. All four dies are available to ship immediately. We also have a nice bundle if you want to purchase all four new dies released today in one easy click.

We are also re-releasing some older coordinating dies that we discontinued last year:

If you’ve been wanting these coordinating dies, here’s your chance to snap them up! Let’s move on and introduce our new Flash Die Release:

First up is our beautiful new Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate Dies!

What’s great about this collection of dies is that they have stitching details that adds some really great interest to give your project that authentic plaid result. You can also use the layers individually.

Check out some of the color combos!

Created using our Large Florals: Peony, Diamond Plaid Coverplate Dies, Script Word Dies Bundle, Clear Dew Drop Enamel Dots. Inks Used: Peony Collection Inks, Amethyst Collection Inks, Orchid Collection Inks, Crystal Garden Collection Inks.

Created using our Peony Memories Cardmaking, Diamond Plaid Coverplate Dies, Script Word Dies Bundle, Clear Dew Drop Enamel Dots. Inks Used: Ruby Collection Inks, Amethyst Collection Inks, Dusty Blue Collection Inks, Crystal Garden Collection Inks.

Next up is our Many Holiday Sentiments cover dies.

If you’re a fan of our Many Sentiments dies, you’ll love our new Holiday Version! This die collection also features two dies: one die will cut out 17 words total (plus two ampersands) and the second die will cut out a shadow base for each sentiment.

We added coordinating numbers and symbols to our Tall and Skinny line!

Created using our Many Sentiments Dies, Tall and Skinny Numbers and Diamond Plaid Coverplate Dies.

Lastly, we have our new bundled collection of Script Word Dies!

This assembled hugs die cut is everything!!

Created using our Peony Memories Cardmaking, Diamond Plaid Coverplate Dies, Script Word Dies Bundle, Clear Dew Drop Enamel Dots. Inks Used: Ruby Collection Inks, Amethyst Collection Inks, Dusty Blue Collection Inks, Minted Collection Inks and Ocean Teal Dye Ink.

Here’s a comparison of the assembled die cuts from our Many Holiday Sentiments and new Script Word Dies.

All four new dies are available as a bundle here. The retail value for all four dies is $185. We have a $165 total bundle deal for a limited time only here but everything is available to ship immediately!

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

Hi all. Welcome to a new week. Vera here to start your week with some inspiration from The Ton.

I am pretty excited that with the recent release, The Ton now offering quite a few basic shape dies, like circle, square and rectangle dies. With my cards today, I want to show a couple different way of using these basic dies.

For my cards, I am using the Double Pierced rectangle A2 Coverplate die.

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Once I die cut the rectangles, I cut them in half. Put aside one of the half set. Working on the first half set, I colored each layer with Copic. I could die cut them from various color cardstock as well, but I like using white cardstock and then colored them.

Then on the card base, I arrange the layer flip flop of each other. Like the top layer with the open side (since I cut them in half) facing to the right, the second layer open side facing to the left and so on.

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Next, I stamped and die cut the Outlined Leaves set. Put aside and from a piece of watercolor cardstock die cut a bunch of leaves using Leafy Bits Coverplate dies. Watercolor the pieces and let dry. Next, I simply arranged and adhere the leaves to the card. Finished by die cutting the thanks sentiment from the coming soon Many Sentiments dies. Due to manufacture delay, we were going to release this set in May, but had to postpone and I already had this card done by the time we found out. Trust me, this sentiment dies set is worth the wait.

Next, I made another card using the other half the rectangles and this time I just adhere them the way they come.

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Then I stamped and die cut the leaves from Bountiful Leaves set. I love, how quickly these leaves come together! I stamped them using Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline and Ocean Teal. Arrange the leaves on the card. Same thing, the sentiment from the coming soon Many Sentiment dies set.
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Well, there you go. I hope these cards help you to think different way to use the basic shape dies. I am definitely excited to explore more option to get more out of these dies. That’s all for me for today. I wish you a happy Monday and that your weeks starts off wonderfully. Cheers….

April 2020 Release

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, we’re releasing 13 new stamps with some coordinating dies. To celebrate our new release, earn triple points on all of your purchases from today, noon EDT until April 14, noon EDT.

SHIPPING: New release orders will begin shipping around April 16. Please note this is an approximate ship date. I will try to ship sooner if possible but there is possibility that this date may get pushed back a few days. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Everything is available for purchase now.

We have a giveaway for this release so be sure to scroll all the way down for more details.

Let’s introduce our April release! First up is the newest addition to our grouped layering stamp collection:

Morning Glory Cheer, 9x12in Photopolymer Stamp and Coordinating Die (available separately)

Use the bars and squares in each cluster to align each layer perfectly and easily. Then use the coordinating single die to die cut all of the images out in one shot!

Our new PATENT PENDING Strategic Alignment Marker Grouped Layering Stamp concept allows you to quickly and easily stamp and cut several floral and foliage layers in no time.

For a limited time only, we’re selling a bundle of our new grouped layering stamps. In this bundle, you’ll receive our Morning Glory Cheer set (plus coordinating die) and two future release grouped layering stamps – Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes. Both sets are also 9x12in grouped layering stamps. This limited bundle will also include the coordinating dies for both sets. Our Rose Patch will be released in May. Our Poppy Wishes will be released in June. This bundle will only be available for purchase until April 14.

If you purchase this bundle, PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW ON HOW THIS BUNDLE WILL SHIP:

  • When you purchase this bundle, you’re purchasing all three new grouped layering stamps and their dies. We will ship the Morning Glory Cheer + Coordinating Die around April 22 (plus any other items in your order that you have purchased). 
  • The Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes (and their coordinating dies) stamps will ship together (but separate from Morning Glory Cheer) around April 28th.
Floral Bits 2, 4×6 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

Next up is another PATENT PENDING grouped layering set: Floral Bits 2! This is the second edition of our floral bits collection (you can check out the first edition here).

You can stamp and die cut these beautiful images to use them as standalone floral bits or add them to other clusters!

Created by Anna using our Floral Bits 2 stamp and 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate die.

Easy Expressions, 6×8 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

Next up is our Easy Expressions grouped layered stamp and die. This design uses a similar layering concept but applies to the concept to a sentiment design. There are 12 layering sentiments and an additional 6 standalone sentiments.

Easy Expressions Coordinating Die – How cool is this die?!

The coordinating die will cut out the 12 sentiments out in one pass through your die cutting machine.

Confetti Alphas, 6×8 Photopolymer Set

Our Confetti Alphas are perfect for creating custom cards or layouts for celebratory occasions! This set also features delicate confetti corner stamps to embellish your project.

Created by Tae Eun using our Confetti Alphas and Floral Bits 2.  Inks: Ballet Slippers and Hollywood Star.

Mega Confetti Numbers, 6×8 Photopolymer set

Our Mega Confetti Numbers feature similar confetti dusted numerals as our Confetti Alphas. However, these numbers are large!! This stamp set also features sentiment stamps to coordinate with the number stamps for all of those special occasions!

Confetti Balloons, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp

Our Confetti Balloons set features a fun and whimsical balloon design with additional confetti elements that you can stamp and/or emboss inside the outline image. Coordinating SVG cut file available here.

Created by Anna using our Confetti Balloons, Confetti Alphas and Quick Labels stamps.

Created by Vera using our Confetti Balloons and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Lily Fields, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Lily Fields is the newest background stamp in our collection. This stamp features a beautiful and busy background of lovely lilies that are so fun to color.

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Created by Tae Eun using our Lily Fields and Willow Alphas (see below).

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Coming Up Lilies, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Coming Up Lilies is the newest in our Coming Up Series. Stamp it or emboss it and color the beautiful images to create a floral card! Coordinating SVG cut file is available separately.

Created by Tae Eun using our Coming Up Lilies stamp, Diagonal Stripes cling background stamp and Glass Slippers Round Confetti gilding.

Created by Olga using our Coming Up Lilies and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Bright Peony, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

One of our new 6×6 stamps in our April Release is our Bright Peony stamp! This beautiful stamp was used in our March 2020 Retreat and our attendees loved it! The large bloom is great for practicing coloring techniques!

Here’s a sample that I created to teach a watercolor technique using our Bright Peony!

Created by Brenda using our Bright Peony stamp, Love and Hugs word plate dies and Glass Slippers Sequins.

Created by Anna using our Bright Peony stamp and Thank You word die (you sentiment).

Bountiful Magnolias, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Bountiful Magnolias was also one of the stamps given to our retreat attendees for one of the watercoloring classes taught at our March 2020 retreat! This beautiful floral features a large floral bloom and smaller foliage elements.

Colored by Effie.

Cancelled, 2×3 Mini Photopolymer stamp

Our new mini Cancelled stamp is the newest addition to our planner stamp collection.

OMG Sentiments, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp Set

Our new OMG sentiment set features bold OMG and Hello sentiments that you can pair with some of the more sassy add on sentiments included in the set.

Willow Alphas, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp Set

The newest addition to our alphabet stamp collection is our Willow Alphas! these skinny alphas come in thin and thick alphas so that you can vary the look of your sentiments on your papercrafts.

That is all of our 13 new designs! I hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration by our team! Let me know in the comments which stamp is your favorite. Don’t forget to leave a bit of love for our design team on their respective blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our April 2020 Release (excludes 9x12in stamps).

  1. Olga
  2. Vera
  3. Brenda
  4. Tae Eun
  5. Anna

GIVEAWAY: Comment period ends on April 15th. The winner will be announced on our blog around April 17th.

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing the new designs. We’re going to continue to celebrate our April Release with a two day Instagram Hop on the 10th and 11th at 3pm EDT each day. So be sure to join us on IG tomorrow for some more inspiration!

Hugs,

Layered Floral Alphas Birthday

Hi peeps. Happy Friday. Vera here.

I am excited to share today’s card as the idea for this card been swirling in my head for a while.

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For this card, I want to have a soft background and after going back and forth on several image, I decided to go with Transformation. I can honestly say this is one of my all time favorite set from the Ton.
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Adhere the panel to the card base. Next, I stamped all the layers from Layered Floral Alpha Stamp Bundle and die cut the alphabets using the matching Layered Floral Alphas Coordinating Coverplate. I love that I ended up with enough alphabets to make a few cards. At first, I was going to arrange them straight, but then I realize the stagger look would make it more interesting.

For the word happy I partial stamped the happy birthday sentiment from Macarons set. And, of course, I have to add some mix size dew drops to finish the card.

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I am very happy with the way this card turned out. It’s soft looking, totally my style. What do you think of this Layered Floral Alphas set? I for one looking forward to play more with this set and create different look simply by changing the color I used. So fun!

Well peeps, that’s all for me for today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers y’all!

Vera