Poinsettia Ornaments

Hi there. Vera here today to start your week with a Christmas inspiration. Just in case you start to work on your Christmas card stash. 🙂

For this card, I started by die-cutting the background. Creating a tone on tone background is one of my favorite way to create a subtle background that wouldn’t compete with the main image. Here, I used the Convention Coverplate die. Adhere the die cut piece to the card base. Next, stamped and heat embossed all three circles from Confetti Shapes Circle set with silver embossing powder and die cut them using Confetti Shapes Circle coordinating dies. Ink blend with various blue ink pads from The Ton collection. I say this, because here, I was too lazy to clean up my brushes before I started the ink blending and I just mix and match the blues anyway. Adhere all circles to card base, die cut the ornament top and add to the ornament. For the line, I just cut a strip of silver pearl paper. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettias and berries from Jolly Border set. Colored them with Copic and add to the ornament.

To finish, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from This Year set. Here, I did trim the sentiment as I also want to show you how you can get more out of your stamp. Just by doing a little trimming you can get a whole different sentiment or look from your set. Nifty, right? So, how many Christmas cards do you usually make each year? Do you have to make a lot or just a little?

Well, whether you have to make a bunch or just a little, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Remember all the new sets can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping on 9/22. Thank you all for stopping by here and I wish you all a good week.

Green & Pinks Poinsettias

Hi all. Happy Labor Day. Vera here today. With Christmas about 4 months away, I started working on my Christmas card stash. The new release from The Ton this month definitely helped me in get going.

For my 1st card, I used the gorgeous Boundless Poinsettias set. Now & then I do love using non traditional color for my Christmas card. That’s what happen with today’s card. Here for the poinsettia I used Matcha, Evergreen & Bright Fern. Then for the leaves I used Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz. Once the stamping done, die cut the bouquet using the coordinating Boundless Poinsettias die.

Trim a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the green card base and adhere to the base. Add a strip of stripe patterned paper and then adhere the poinsettias using foam adhesive. Then for the sentiment I used Styled Christmas Sentiments which I stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I also adhere this with foam adhesive and finished by adding some Mojito Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Since this past weekend, I was on a roll, I ended up making 2 cards.

For my 2nd card, I used combination of Dashing Poinsettias and Pleasing Poinsettias. For the Dashing Poinsettias I used Whisper Pink, Bubblegum & Dolled Up ink. For the Pleasing Poinsettias I used Bubblegum, Dolled Up & Pink Derby ink. Die cut all the pieces using the coordinating dies.

To put the card together, I trim a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the pink cardstock. Then, I die cut a panel of white cardstock with one of the coverplate from Gingham Plaid Layering Coverplate die set. I feel like the die cut plaid helped making the background not so plain. Before adhering the Poinsettias I die cut some extra filler using Mini Sprigs Coverplate. Arrange all the pieces and adhere to card. For the sentiment, like before I used Styled Christmas Sentiments set. Finished by adding enamel drops to the center of the Poinsettias.

Well peeps, there you go, 2 Christmas cards that hopefully inspire you to start working on your stack of Christmas cards as well. If you’re in the US, I hope you get to enjoy some time off and get some crafting time in. Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs & Miss You

Hi all. Vera here. I’ve been enjoying creating with the sets from The Ton recent summer release, that I actually ended up finishing a couple cards for today’s post. My 1st card is showcasing the Courtyard Stairs Cling Background set.

This courtyard background kind of surprise me. At first, I am not really sure about this set as it’s what I conside as serious looking set. LOL, it’s most likely just me, but I was a bit intimidated by this. But, once I played with it, I got very excited. I guess, as I built up the scene, the more I like this set and am just thrilled with the result. I first stamp the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then colored the scene. Next, I stamped the Petite Planters set, colored and die cut it with coordinating Petite Planters dies. Arrange all the planters and adhere them to the background. Finished by adding sentiment from Cascade Bits and some sequins.

For my next card, I go all tropic and create this card that reminds me of our last trip to Akumal, Mexico. The resort where we stayed has a bunch of these kind of greeneries throughout the resort.

Here I used the gel press to create the background. I swipe Bright Fern, EvergreenSoft Garden and Lemon Yellow on the gel plate. Then laid the Refreshing Evergreen stamp on top of the gel plate, lift up and laid the cardstock panel on top of the gel plate. Quickest way to create a fun background in my opinion. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. Next, stamped one of the pot from Plentiful Planters and the leafy green from Lush Plants set. Die cut usingthe coordinating dies, colored and then adhered to the card with foam adhesive. For the sentiment I used the label sentiment from Regal Rose set. Finished by adding some enamel drops.

There you go peeps, a couple cards for this hot summer day. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your week been a good one and continue to be so. Have a wonderful day, peeps. Cheers.

Bonny Blooms & Carnation

Hi all. Vera here to bring you fresh inspiration to start your week. I always enjoy making cads with flower image and of course as usual The Ton new release has plenty of gorgeous sets to play with. For today, I have a couple cards to share. First up, I am showcasing the pretty Bonny Blooms set.

What a gorgeous set, right? I simply stamped the flower and color the image with Copic. Trim the panel a bit and adhere to the card base.

For the sentiment, I used one of the sentiment from Easy Expression and finish by adding some enamel dots.

With fabulous release, I definitely can’t just post 1 card, right? For my second card, I combine Gingham Plaid Layering Dies with Grouped Fresh Carnations.

I started by die cutting all 3 layer of the plaid then did some ink blending on all of them. Of course, as usual, I go for the soft color combination. Adhere all the layers and add to the card base. Nest, stamp, heat embossed, color & die cut the flower from Grouped Fresh Carnations. Adhere to card with foam adhesive. Finish by adding sentiment from Easy Expression and some enamel dots.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s projects and hope it inspire you to create as well. Cheers!

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!


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.


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…


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).

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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!