Blooming Shelves & Pansies

Hi all. Vera here today. I’ve been enjoying playing with The Ton latest release, that I ended up with a couple cards to share with you all. For my 1st card, I am showcasing the fun & gorgeous Blooming Shelves set.

To start, I stamped a panel of cardstock with Confetti Arches with Soft Amethyst ink pad. Adhere it to card base. Next, I stamped one of the image from the image from Blooming Shelves set and then colored it with Copic markers. Once done, die cut the piece with Blooming Shelves Coordinating Dies. Then, I simply adhere the piece to the card and voila…. I am done. I love the way this card turned out. I don’t have green thumb, so this is like the closest I can get to have shelve filled with greens. Hah!

Now, for my 2nd card, I play with the Pretty Pansies Background.

I inked up the stencil with Periwinkle, True Navy, Hollywood Star, Deep Peony, Lemon Drop and Evergreen. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. Next, I added a couple strips of colored cardstock. Finished by adding sentiment from Easy Expressions set and add glitter to the center of the flowers.

Both cards are pretty simple design wise, I pretty much just have fun playing with colors. I hope you enjoy both cards. That’s all from me today and may your day be a good one. Thank you for stopping by The Ton. 🙂

Peonies & Pansies

Hi all. Vera here. How are you loving this month’s release? I have so much fun playing with the new sets and today I am sharing a couple cards that I made using the new sets. First up is this card I made using Climbing Peonies Layering Stencil.

I love the way this card turned out. The colors just make me happy. I simply inked up the stencil with Orchid Crushed, Dolled Up, Deep Peony, Iris Blooms, Violet Fringe & Matcha ink. I inked up half of the flowers with the pink tone and the other half with purple tone. Once that done, I trim the panel shorter than the card base. Adhere it to the card base and add a strip of gold cardstock. Once that done, I stamped the sentiment from Large Peony 4 set. Finished by adding some Light Purple Opaque Rhinestones.

For my next card I used Bright Pansies Cluster Layering Stencils.

Here, for the flowers I used Cali Blue, Periwinkle, Violet Fringe, Lemon Drop & Matcha. Die cut with the coordinating Bright Pansies Cluster dies. For the background I used Grid A2 Coverplate Die to die cut a panel. Adhere the panel to card base and then adhere the flowers with foam adhesive. For the sentiment I die cut some alphabets to spell the word birthday using Skinny Alphas Dies set. Then I simply used the word happy from one of the old set. I completely forgot to write down the set name and by the time I write this post, I can’t remember which set it is. Part of getting old, getting forgetful. Hah!!

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your day be a good one. Cheers…

Floral Just A Note Cards

Hi peeps. Vera here today. Can you believe we’re already in March? Am looking forward to seeing all the flowers blooming with prettier weather coming soon. Anyway, I recently went through my stamp stash and I realize there are certain companies whose stamps I keep the most because I just love their designs. Well, turned out one of them is The Ton. The good thing of doing this every now & then, it makes me realize that I should show some love to the older sets. So, that’s what I did.

For both of my cards today, I used the same background. I already finished the card when I realized that this background set is no longer available, but basically you could use any of the pretty background set that The Ton offers like Blooming Peony Garden or Cherry Blossom Garden.

For the background I used the gel press technique. I basically dab some ink on the gel mat (I used Hollywood Star, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden & Caribbean Turquoise) and then use a roller to blend in the ink. Yes, some of the ink will over lap as you roll the roller over the gel mat and that’s okay as long as you love the result. Actually on my first attempt, I rolled the roller too much and I didn’t love the result, so I simply re-do it and wipe my roller on paper towel after running the roller between colors.

Once I finished blending the color with a roller, I laid the background stamp on the gel mat. Carefully lifted the stamp. The stamp is picking up all the colors from the gel mat. I laid a cardstock panel on the stamp, put a piece of paper towel and gently press the panel on the stamp. The result is the left panel below. Then, I took another piece of cardstock panel and laid it directly on the gel mat and the result is the right panel below.

For the left panel, I could leave it the way it is and just add sentiment. But, I wanted to use it as background. As shown on the first card above, I stamped the flower from Noteworthy Blooms set and die cut it using Noteworthy Blooms coordinating die. Trim a little bit and adhere to card. Finished by stamping a sentiment from the same set.

Next, I work on the second panel. I stamped the flowers from Coming Up Daisies and die cut it with Coming Up Daisies coordinating die. Finished by stamping one of the sentiment that came with the set.

I love using the gel press technique as I could use the positive and negative parts. And, there’s something that’s eye catching in my opinion, having black and white flowers against the colorful background. Have you give the gel press technique a try? If you haven’t, I hope my cards today would inspire you to give it a try. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your day be a good one.

Anniversary 2022 Stencil and Die Release (preorder) + Announcement

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, we’re celebrating our 7th anniversary! I hope you have enjoyed the journey thus far and will continue to do so as we grow and evolve.

ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be one major change this year to our shipping schedule. Our fulfillment times will take a little longer as we exhibit at more stamp shows this year. Last year, we exhibited at the Expo, SSAT and CKC shows and we really enjoyed them. So we will continue to exhibit this year and as a result, it will take longer to fulfill packages for our online orders. I apologize for any inconvenience! For 2022, it may take up to 7 business days to fulfill an order if we are away at a show for the weekend.

Here’s a list of shows that we are attending this year:

Shipping/Fulfillment of packages may be delayed up to 7 business days this year.

****Show Schedule Update: We will not be attending the Mesa or Hillsboro Shows this year. We apologize for any inconvenience! We will be attending the SSAT Southfield, MI and Stampercon York, PA shows, respectively on these dates.

If you’re in the area, pop by the show and by our booth to check out our products in person!

Thank you for your support over the last seven years and for your continued support! I truly love to design and I feel very lucky to be able to do this. I hope you enjoy our designs as much as I love creating them.

Without further ado, let’s introduce our Anniversary Release!

We have six new stencils and some word dies debuting today. DELAYED SHIPPING: All new products are available for preorder now and will begin shipping on January 25.

BUNDLE AVAILABLE: We have a nice one-click bundle available for purchase which includes all the new stencils and dies releasing today with some savings. This bundle does NOT include any ink blending brushes, rhinestones or our Coming Up Cosmos die.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration and tutorials! 
Lush Peonies, 6x6in Layering Stencils (coordinating die available separately)

Our Lush Peonies is a collection of 5 layering stencils (each stencil measures 6×6 inches each). Each stencil has a number etched on it to assist in the layering process. The coordinating die for this design is available separately.

Created by Brenda using our Lush Peonies Stencils & Dies, Ribbons Affirmations Stamp & Die
Inks: Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline
Gilding: Seafoam Opaque Rhinestones

For the next two cards, I cut apart the die cut and created two cards!

Created by Effie using our Lush Peonies Stencils, Script Thanks die, Easy Expressions Thanks, Diagonal Stripes slimline die and Soft Pink Gem Rhinestones. Inks: Ruby Collection inks, Honey Dew, Evergreen

Created by Effie using our Lush Peonies Stencils, Script Happy Die, Many Banners. Inks: Ruby Collection inks, Honey Dew, Evergreen

Peaceful Peonies, 6x6in Layering Stencils (coordinating die available separately)

This is a four stencil layering collection (each stencil measures 6×6 inches each). Each stencil has a number etched on it to assist in the layering process.

This design is great for experimenting with different colors per stencil. Instead of blending only one ink color on one stencil, use different colors to change it up!

Created by Brenda using our Peaceful Peonies Stencils & Dies, Ribbons Affirmations Stamp & Die
Inks: Peach Blossom, Coralline, Coral Cavern, Spring Salad, Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline
Gilding: Light Aqua Gems, Pale Orange Opaque Rhinestones

I cut apart the die cuts to create two cards!

Created by Effie using our Peaceful Peonies Stencils & Dies, Many Banners, Double Pierced A2 Coverplate Die (frame), Script Hello Die, Scalloped Slimline nested dies. Inks: Ruby Collection Inks, Raw Sea Glass, Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms, Beach Blondie.

Climbing Cosmos, Layering Stencils

Our Climbing Cosmos design consist of four stencils. Each stencil measures 5×6 inches. The coordinating die for this design is the same die for our Coming Up Cosmos die.

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Clockwise: Coral Ink Collection, Amethyst Ink Collection, Ruby Ink Collection

Created by Effie using our Climbing Cosmos Stencils, Convention Coverplate die, Double Pierced A2 Coverplate Die, Pink Opaque Rhinestones and Easy Expressions Thanks. Inks: Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet, Red Sangria, Caribbean Turquoise

Created by Anna (Anna used the digital version of this stencil so they’re may be more details in her card) using our Climbing Cosmos (digital file – not available), Scallop nested dies, Ribbons Affirmations stamp.

Precious Poppies, Layering Stencils (coordinating die available separately)

Our Precious Poppies design consist of four stencils. Each stencil measures approximately 4  11/16in x 6  5/16in. The coordinating die is available separately.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration and tutorials! 

Created by Effie Created by Effie using our Precious Poppies Stencils, Script Hugs die Script Hugs die and Bright Gold Opaque Rhinestones. Inks: Soft Garnet, Valentine Red, Wine, Spring Salad

Created by Anna using our Precious Poppies Stencils (Anna used the digital version of this stencil so they’re may be more details in her card), Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate dies, Easy Expressions Birthday.

Jumbo Daisy, 6x6in Layering Stencils (coordinating die available separately)

Our Jumbo Daisy stencil collection consists of of 3 layering stencils (each stencil measures 6×6 inches each). Each stencil has a number etched on it to assist in the layering process. The coordinating die for this design is available separately.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration and tutorials! 

Created by Effie using our Jumbo Daisy Stencils, Foliage Stencil, Script You die, Nested Double Pierced A2 Coverplate die and Light Purple Opaque Rhinestones.

Jumbo Sunflower, 6x6in Layering Stencils (coordinating die available separately)

Our Jumbo Sunflower stencil collection consists of of 4 layering stencils (each stencil measures 6×6 inches each). Each stencil has a number etched on it to assist in the layering process. The coordinating die for this design is available separately.

Created by Effie using our Jumbo Sunflower Stencils, Script Cheers die, Grid Slimline die, Glossy Gold adhesive paper and Pale Yellow Opaque Rhinestones. Inks: Citrine Collection layering inks, Bubble Gum Dye Ink

Next up is our collection of large script word dies! Each word die is sold separately. These dies are larger so they’re great for slimline cards!

  • Script Happy Word Die: Measures approximately 7.5in x 3.5in
  • Script Cheers Word Die: Measures approximately 7.75in x 2.25in
  • Script Thanks Word Die: Measures approximately 7.75in x 2.25in
  • Script Hello Word Die: Measures approximately 8.25in x 2.75in
  • Script Hugs Word Die: Measures approximately 6.5in x 3.6in
  • Script You Word Die: Measures approximately 6in x 2.5in
  • Script Love Word Die: Measures approximately 6.25in x 2.75in

In addition to our stencils and dies, we’re releasing some ink blending brushes that you can use for our layering stencils.

Standard Ink Blending Brush (available individually or in a pack of 10)

These are great standard sized brushes for general blending purposes. They’re available individually or in a pack of 10.

Mini Ink Blending Brush (available individually or in a pack of 10)

These are great mini sized brushes for more detailed blending purposes or tasks. They’re available individually or in a pack of 10.

These are great larger sized brushes for blending projects with larger surface areas. I like using these for our 6×6 inch or larger stencils. They’re available individually or in a pack of 6.

In case you missed it, we also released our Antistatic Embossing Puff Powder Tool last month.

We also released our new rhinestones last month as well!

That is all for today! I hope you enjoyed checking out our Anniversary Release. Happy 7 years and to many more! Thank you for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

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!

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!!