Thankful & Blessed

Hi peeps! What day is it? Hah… Sorry, I can’t help it. It’s hump day!! And I am bringing you mid week inspiration from The Ton.

For today, I am playing with the gorgeous Autumn Sweater set. When I first saw this set, I was like oohh, this would be a fun one to play with and I was right.

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To start with, I colored a panel of cardstock with various ink pad from The Ton. Starts from the bottom to the top, I used Plum Wine, Cosmopolitan Pink, Coralline, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden and Ocean Teal. I used long strip post it note to mask each stripe (each about 1″ wide).

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Next, I lined it up with the stamp’s line, stamped and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.

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Then I trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than the card base and adhere it to the card base. I have to admit, this is the rare time I used jewel tone color ink pads and papers. Usually, I am not a fan of jewel tone and was pleasantly surprised that when I was looking at which colored cardstock to use for the base, this teal colored cardstock won. I am really happy at how lovely this card turned out. Great reminder that sometimes it’s good to step out of your comfort zone. 🙂

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That’s all from me today, peeps. Hope you enjoy today’s card as much as I enjoy making it. Hope your Wednesday is a good one. Cheers…

Vera

Poinsettia Holiday Love

Hi peeps. Look at that. We are at the end of August. 4 months away from Christmas. So, I think it’s safe to say we can go ahead and work on our Christmas card stash. Especially when you have gorgeous set to work with.

For today, I am playing with The Ton beautiful Poinsettia Wreath set.

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I started by stamping the wreath off center on a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I went to town and watercolor the wreath. This card is my first attempt in watercolor using Tombow marker and I have to say I love the result.

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Once it dry, I stamped the sentiment from an oldie but goodie Holiday Love Poinsettia set. I think the classy  look of this sentiment is the perfect match for the elegant poinsettia. And, of course, I just had to add a little birdie from one of my all time favorite set Nesting Peony. Finished by adding some Pixie Pink Sparkling clear sequins.

Coloring this makes me fall in love with watercolor all over again. Cross fingers that on this long weekend I get time to play and do some watercoloring.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and inspire you to get started with your Christmas card. Thank you all for stopping by here and may your weekend be a great one. Cheers…

Vera

Sending Positive Vibes

Hi peeps! Happy Monday. Vera here. Can you believe it’s already the last week of August? Feel like the older I got,  the faster times slipping by. Yikes…

Anyway, I am here to bring you a colorful inspiration on behalf of The Ton. Today, I am showcasing the new Sunny Folk Garden set.

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To make this card, I started by stamping the butterfly outline on a piece of cardstock and then cut it out using Brother Scan-N-Cut. I used the cut out opening as my stencil. Now, on a hindsight, I should have cut it out of a piece of acetate so I can keep re-using it.

Using the cut out opening on the cardstock, I trace the opening so I can figure out the placement for each butterfly. Then using it as a stencil, I inked up the opening with various ink color. I used The Ton Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquoise, Soft Garden, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Cosmopolitan Pink.

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Once I am done with the coloring, I stamped the butterflies wings and heat embossed it with fine white embossing powder. Now, as you can see the color on the butterflies above looks different than on my card. That’s because after I took this picture and was working on the heat embossing part, I messed up a couple of the butterflies.

Yep, I was so irritated at myself for messing it up after I almost finished, but hey, that’s part of the process. I took a breath and told myself, just take the time to do it all over again.

So, I re-did a couple of the butterflies and by the time I finished blending the ink, they come out a bit different than my original one. I also made slight change of plan. Instead of a flat layer butterfly card, I cut out all the butterfly and adhere them to the card base with foam adhesive. And, I actually like it way better compare to if it’s been a flat one.

Finished by stamping the sentiment on strip of cardstock and again adhere to card bae with foam adhesive. Add some shimmer to the butterfly with shimmer marker.

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I am pretty happy with the way this card turned out. You know, sometime you have an idea in your head and sometime it work out and sometime it doesn’t. This time, it works. Yes, I messed up along the way, but at the end it was a good messed up, because the correction ended up better than the original idea. 🙂

How about you? Do you usually continue or re-do stuff after you make a mistake or you just chuck the whole idea? I am in between. There’s time where I get so frustrated and just chuck it & completely abandon the plan. Depends on my mood & patience on that time. Hah!

Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. May your week starts off wonderfully. Sending positive vibes your way! Hugs.

Vera

 

Fall 2019 Release Day 1

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I’m so excited to begin our stamp debuts for our Fall 2019 Release! For this release, we have 14 new clear stamps. Fourteen! We have some fashion themed sets, florals, seasonal and seasonal florals. We’ll debut nine sets today and the rest tomorrow. Everything will be available for purchase tomorrow at 9am EST on our shop’s website. Shipping for new release orders will begin on August 28th.

NEW RELEASE PRODUCT LINKS WILL GO LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, 8/21

Then be sure to join us on Instagram from the 22nd to the 24th for three Instagram hops with our team and special guests! The hops will begin on our Instagram account.

Free Gift with Purchase Promotion

We have one free gift with purchase promotion for this release. Receive our Mini Pine (3×4 stamp set) with it’s coordinating die with a $60* new release order.

  • Order must include a Fall 2019 Release physical stamp.
  • Please type GWP in notes to redeem this promo.
  • *THRESHOLD AMOUNT: This threshold amount is calculated BEFORE shipping and taxes but AFTER any promotions or gift cards or giveaway codes are applied.
  • This promotion does not apply to prior orders. No raincheck.
  • The GWP stamp will not show up in your cart. They will be added to qualified orders.
  • Promo ends on August 26, 2019.

We also have some giveaways so be sure to scroll all the way down for the details!

Let’s begin our stamp debuts for today!

Dahlia Close Up 2, 5.75 x 5.75 Photopolymer Stamp Set

First up is our Dahlia Close Up 2 clear stamp! This is the latest addition to our close up stamps and we’re so excited about this one because it’s a dream to color! Use all the different coloring mediums in your stash to get different results!

Colored by Effie using Tombow Markers (left dahlia) and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (right dahlia).

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Project by Anna using our Dahlia Close Up 2.

Project by Vera using our Dahlia Close Up 2.

Transformation, 5.75 x 5.75 Photopolymer Stamp Set

Our Transformation set features a beautiful butterfly and floral hybrid image that you can color in for your next project! This set also features individual floral elements so you can customize your own arrangements making this an extremely versatile stamp set. The coordinating SVG digital cut file will be available here.

Project by Tae Eun using our Transformation stamp, Haute Stripes stamp, Lemon Drop Dye Ink, Yellow Chiffon sequins and Glass Slippers sequins.

Projects by Effie. For the top right card, I heat embossed the Transformation image onto Bristol paper. Then I watercolored the image using Tombow Dual Tip markers. Then I blended our Miami Cool and Iris Blooms Dye Inks around the edges of my panel. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with our Noir Dye Ink.

For the bottom left card, I selectively heat embossed the floral wing portion of the Transformation stamp and then watercolored the images with Tombow dual tip markers. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Gold Medallion sequins.

Project by Vera using our Transformation stamp set.

Projects by Effie. For this card, I stamped the floral images using our Noir Dye Ink. Then I cut and colored out the images using Tombow markers. Next I created my blended panel by blending our Soft Garnet ink using makeup brushes. For the grid background, I used our Small Grid Stencil (created from our SVG cut file) and Thermoweb’s White Pearl Metallix Gel.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!
Sweet Bouquet, 4×6 Set

Our newest floral cluster stamp is our Sweet Bouquet! This set features a large stamp that is great to color with several sentiments to create all occasion cards. The coordinating SVG digital cut file will be available here.

Created by Brenda using our Sweet Bouquet.

Created by Effie using our Sweet Bouquet.

Swatch It, 4×6 Set

Our new Swatch It set features several different kinds of bold brushstrokes. Pair this set with our new Better in Red or Flawless stamp sets! Or use it alone for a more graphic result! Keep scrolling to check out how the team used this set with our new makeup themed stamps!

Better in Red, 6×6 Set

Our new Better in Red set features layering lipstick stamps with chic and fun sentiments! The coordinating SVG digital cut file will be available here.

With our new Better in Red set, I created some fun scrapbooking embellishments and ephemera. This set also coordinates well with our Smooched stamp set!

For the layered lipsticks, I used the following inks: Noir Dye Ink for the base, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Beach Blondie for the gold hardware and Plum Wine for the lipstick color.

Project by Anna created with our Better in Red and Swatch it stamps.

Project by Brenda created with our Better in Red and Swatch it Stamps.

Inks: Red Sangria, Lipstick Red, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Noir, Crystal Pewter
Sequins: Deck the Halls, Medallion Gold Sequins

Project by Tae Eun created with our Better in Red and Smooched stamp sets.

Inks: Noir, Smoky Quartz, Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Grand Fuchsia, Pink Derby
Couture Mix: Royal Garden Party, Winter Thaw, Glass Slippers sequins

Flawless, 6×8 Set

Next up is our Flawless stamp set! This set features chic makeup images so that you can create fashionable stylized projects! The coordinating SVG digital cut file will be available here.

I created more scrapbooking embellishments and ephemera using our Flawless and Smooched stamp sets.

Project by Anna created with our Flawless stamp.

Project by Tae Eun created with our Flawless and Swatch It stamps.

Project by Effie using our Flawless, Sunnies and Marvelous Perfumes stamps. All stamps were ink using our Noir Dye Ink.

Autumn Sweater, 5.75 x 5.75 Photopolymer Stamp

Next up is our Autumn Sweater Stamp! This is such a fun background stamp. I designed our Christmas Sweater stamp in the past and thought I’d create a fall version. This one has squirrels in it! How fun whimsical is this?

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Project by Effie. For this card, I white heat embossed the Autumn Sweater Background onto light coral cardstock and trimmed it about an eighth of an inch on each side. I set that aside and stamped the squirrel and leaf stamps (from our Oak Leaf Print set – below). For these smaller stamps, I used our Spiced Chai, Lipstick red and Found Topaz inks. Next I cut these images out and arranged them onto a circle die cut. I popped it up along with the sentiment onto my white embossed background and finalized my card with Gold Medallion Sequins.

Oak Leaf Print, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Next up in our seasonal lineup is our Oak Leaf Print! This is the fall version of our Folk Art Christmas Tree stamp. I wanted to create a whimsical fall themed stamp based on this folk art theme. Use the large oak leaf as a focal point or use the smaller stamps to create your own fall scene! The coordinating SVG digital cut file will be available here.

Stamped using a combination of our inks: Amber Citrine, Peach Blossom, Coral Cavern, Spiced Chai

Project by Effie created using our Oak Leaf Print stamp, Geometric Circles Cover Plate Die, Ribbed Soft Gold Adhesive Paper and Gold Medallion Sequins.

Thanksgiving Block, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

This is the Thanksgiving version of our Vintage Christmas Block! It will be easy to mass produce your Thanksgiving card this year with our new block print design stamp.

I stamped this new fall themed block design using our Cocoa Collection inks and Peach Blossom, Coralline Hybrid and Coral Cavern inks. I also used the butterflies from our Sunny Folk Garden to embellish the cards.

I created an ombre effect using our Peach Blossom, Coralline and Coral Cavern inks. I used my Misti to stamp each color layer and obtain this perfect ombre result.

GIVEAWAY

We have two stamp giveaways to be won for our debut days! We’ll choose one winner from today’s mini hop and one winner from tomorrow’s mini hop. Leave a comment on each blog on each mini blog hop day as we debut our new release! Winners will be announced on August 27 here on our blog.

Now that you’ve checked out Day 1 of our release, head on over to each design team member’s blogs for more details on their new release projects! Be sure to leave them some love to be entered in our giveaway.

I hope you enjoyed today’s gallery of new designs and inspiration projects by our talented team! Join us back here tomorrow at 9am EST for the rest of our release!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day. Your next stop is Tae Eun!

Wildflowers Washi Tape

Hi peeps! Yay for Friday. Vera here to bring some more washi tape inspiration. What can I say, I just love playing with them. Who doesn’t love playing with pretty things, right?

Today I am showcasing Wildflowers washi tape.

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For my 1st card, I adhere the washi tape to a piece of soft green cardstock. The beauty of washi tape, you can change its look by the base color you used. Then I die cut the wishes sentiment on the panel using Bold General Greeting Word Plate diesThen, die cut the sweet sentiment from Sweetheart World Plate dies set. Adhere panel to the crd base.

Die cut the wishes sentiment 3 more times from white cardstock to layer the sentiment to make it stand out from the rest of the panel. Die cut sweet sentiment again from gold foil cardstock and adhere to the card. Finish by stamping, heat embossed & die cut a butterfly using Beautiful Butterflies 1 set (adhere it with foam adhesive).

Now, on to the 2nd card. I was inspired by Effie’s card during the release (you can see the post  HERE)

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I adhere the washi tape to a piece of  cardstockand then fussy cut it. Before adhering it to the card base, I blended some Rose Quartz ink to the card base. Then I partially ink up the Mini Hearts Cling Background stamp and stamped the corner of the card for a bit of accent. Adhere the cut out, stamp the sentiment from Dearest Peony set and finished by adding some Rose Champagne Sparkle sequins mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. It’s been a pretty crazy hectic week for me, so I sure am looking forward to a quiet weekend to just chill with the doggies. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Cheerrrssss……

Flash Release: Sweetheart Collection

Hello and welcome back! Today, we have three new products for our new flash release! Be sure to scroll all the way down for our Flash Release Promotion. Our new flash release items are available for purchase and will begin shipping immediately.

I want to introduce our stamp set first – our new Toned Hearts. This is our newest three step layering set to achieve a multi toned all over mini heart pattern.

Toned Hearts, 6×8 Photopolymer Set

The color combinations are truly endless so it makes the set really fun to stamp.

Check out these adorable toned panels!! From left to right, the panels were stamped using our layering collection inks: Amethyst, Coral, Sky Blue and Ruby.

From left to right, the panels were stamped using our layering inks: (1) Soft Garnet, Bright Emerald, Warm Hazelnut; (2) Rose Quartz, Arctic Sky, Crystal Pewter; (3) Peach Blossom, Bright Emerald, Lipstick Red.

For this card, I used a soft color palette for the background (Rose Quartz, Arctic Sky, Crystal Pewter) and then stamped the sentiments directly onto the panel with our True Navy dye ink. I created a windowed panel using our Double Stitched Circle dies. On the same rectangular panel, I added stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangle dies. Lastly, I embellished the card using Gold Medallion sequins.

Our next flash release product is our Sweetheart Word Dies.

Sweetheart Word Dies

Our newest wordplate die collections features several new words in a bold and scripty font collection.

For this card, I used a soft color palette (Rose Quartz, Arctic Sky, Crystal Pewter) to stamp our Toned Hearts. I used the different word dies in our new Sweetheart Word Dies collection for the sentiment and embellished my card using our Medallion Gold Sequins.

Love and Hugs Word Dies

Last but not least is our new Love and Hugs Word dies!


Next I used a bright color palette for our Toned Hearts (Soft Garnet, Bright Emerald, Warm Hazelnut) and used our new Love and Hugs word dies cut out from black and white cardstock for the bold sentiment. Lastly, I embellished my card using Glossy Black sequins.

For my final card, I kept this clean and simple! I heat embossed our Bokeh Burst Heart stamp. Then I die cut the negative space inside the heart. With that die cut, I blended Lipstick Red dye ink at the bottom of the heart for an ombre effect. I pieced the embossed panel together with the negative heart die cut onto an A2 card panel. Then I stamped the sending sentiment (from Toned Hearts) and die cut the kisses and adhered it onto my card.

Our new flash release products are great for Valentine’s Day cards and also for year round occasions for your friends and loved ones. All new flash release products are available for purchase now and are ready to ship!

FLASH RELEASE PROMOTION

Purchase all three new flash release products and receive our XOXO Mini Stamp and Coordinating Die with your purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaways. This promotion will continue until January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Limit one incentive package per customer. 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). Please be sure to TYPE IN “XOXO” IN THE NOTES OF YOUR ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS PROMOTION. Qualifying orders that do not contain this note will not receive the free stamp.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed our newest flash release!

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 4

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

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

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

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

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

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

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

For today, I have two cards!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Couture Color Inks

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

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

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

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

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

Hugs,

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 3

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

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

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

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

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

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

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

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

This is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

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

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

Hugs,