February Flash Release

Hello everyone! I know we just had a deluge of new stamps from our Anniversary Release but this brain can’t stop designing (#cantstopwontstop)…. So for today, I have some new standalone dies as well as new glitter adhesive paper packs for our February Flash Release! Everything mentioned in today’s post can be preordered immediately.

PREORDER LINK

We are also taking preorders on our currently sold out new release products: Peony Notes, Daisy Duet and Peony Bouquet sets.  Shipping for all orders containing preorder items will begin to ship on February 12.

For our Peony Notes, Daisy Duet and Peony Bouquet Preorder stamps, we have a limited amount of stock. These stamps are on order right now and will be delivered to us in time for our scheduled February 12 ship date.  Please note that once our Preorder Stock sells out, the next ship date for these stamps will likely be towards the end of February.

Free Gift with Purchase

For every order that exceeds $125 (before shipping and taxes), we will include a 2×3 Kind, Fierce Brave Mini Set to your order.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 8, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. Limit one incentive stamp per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). **There must be a new February Flash Release item in your order to qualify for this GWP.**

February Flash Release Items: Ribbed Glitter Paper (Silver/Black), New Coverplate Dies, Layered Wave Standalone Dies

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So let’s move on to our Flash Release debut!

We are now carrying 5 sheet packs of our Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper in individual Silver and Black packs!

Layered Wave Standalone Die

Layered Wave Standalone Dies

Our Layered Wave die set features two dies that cut out two pieces that layer seamlessly into a beautiful, dimensional wave.

Geometric Circle Coverplate Die

Geometric Circle Coverplate Die

Our newest Geometric Circle Coverplate die cuts out a gorgeous. delicate and chic pattern that will add subtle dimension to your projects. This coverplate measures approximately 4 in x 5.25 in. *This cover plate die does not have an outer cut line. Therefore, it will cut the geometric pattern into whatever panel you are die cutting.*

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Two Piece Foliage Coverplate Die

Our Foliage Coverplate Die cuts your panel into two separate interchangeable pieces and features gorgeous foliage elements. This coverplate measures approximately 3.75in x 5in. *This cover plate die does not have an outer cut line. Therefore, it will cut the geometric pattern into whatever panel you are die cutting.*

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Best Day Ever Coverplate Die

Our Best Day Ever Floral Coverplate Die is a perfect all in one die that features beautiful floral and foliage silhouettes. This coverplate also features a large versatile sentiment in a chic scripty font. This coverplate measures approximately 4.25 in x 5.5 in.

Now onto the gallery of cards that I made to showcase our flash release. Enjoy!

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For my first card, I die cut my wave layers in two different shades of blue cardstock. I made two layered waves for my project so I cut each die twice. I made sure to save one of the negative pieces of my lighter cardstock to add to my project. Once all pieces were cut, I took the second largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) set and cut out a black stitched panel. Next I adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 base. Then I adhered my waves and negative piece. Lastly, I adhered my sentiment strip (stamped using our Basic Banners sentiment set).

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For my next project, I used my Geometric Circle coverplate to die cut the delicate pattern onto white cardstock. Then I created my shiny backdrop using our new Silver Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper. Next I stamped my Peony Notes cluster (Ruby and Crystal Garden Collection Layering Inks) and die cut the image using the coordinating die. Next I adhered the Geometric Circle die cut onto the silver glitter panel. Then I popped up my Peony Notes cluster onto the panel with foam tape. For my sentiment, I used our XOXO die on bright pink cardstock and then popped up the sentiment onto my finished panel.

geo circle dress

For my next card, I created my own Gold Foil cardstock using our Gold Foil Adhesive Paper. Next I die cut the panel using our Geometric Circle coverplate. Next I stamped and colored our Haute Gala Dress image (I also embossed the dress detail using gold glitter embossing powder). Next I stamped the sentiment from our Basic Banners set. I die cut the dress and banner using their coordinating dies. Next, I adhered the Geometric Circle die cut onto gray cardstock.  Lastly, I mounted my dress and banner onto the finished panel.

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For my next pair of cards, I die cut my Two Piece Foliage Coverplate on mint and white cardstock. Then I interchanged the two inner pieces with the other color cardstock. I added stitching to the edges of the border pieces using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set (I would recommend doing this before any die cutting for easier handling).

Next, I stamped my Fresh Cut Daisies in our Ruby and Amethyst Collection Layering Inks. The leaves were stamped using our Soft Garden and Bright Fern Dye Inks. Once stamped, I die cut my florals and leaves with their coordinating dies. Next I adhered my interchanged coverplate die cuts onto side folding bases. Then I popped up my daisies in the corners of the built in frame of the coverplate die cut. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Coming Up Daisies) in our Noir Dye Ink and embellished the cad using our Clear Rhinestones.

For my next card, I kept this one fairly simple.  I die cut our Best Day Ever coverplate die onto green cardstock.  Then I colored in the sentiment using a black zig marker. Finally, I adhered the die cut onto a side folding gray cardbase. Done!

best day color

For my last card, I die cut our Best Day Ever coverplate die onto white cardstock. Then I colored in the magnolia florals and foliage using zig markers. I created a thin pink border using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) Die Set. I adhered the border onto my coverplate die cut. Then I adhered the finished die cut panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase.

That’s all for our February Flash Release! Everything including our sold out Peony Notes, Daisy Duet and Peony Bouquet sets are available for preorder now. All orders containing preorder items will begin to ship on February 12.

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Blooming Riotous Birthdays

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here today. So. how do you like our anniversary release? What’s your must have? I am sure many of you already have some of the sets in your hand already.

I don’t know about you, but for me, pretty new sets can really get my mojo going. That and combine with my excitement of trying out new stuff, I’ve been having lots of fun creating.

I made a couple of cards today. This happened by accident as I don’t like being wasteful. Hah! Let’s start with the 1st card.
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I started by creating the background using alcohol ink. I dropped various color of alcohol ink on yupo paper, let it dry and then stamped the Riotous Wildflower stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Once that done, I line up the “happy” and “birthday” dies from Bold General Greeting Words set. Trim the panel and adhere to the card base. Easy peasy. Now, I could just stop there, but since I have these pretty happy  birthday letters from the first cut, I just had to use them and make a second card.

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With the letters being so colorful, I don’t want to add much of anything else on the card. The white background help make the letters stand out. Then I simply added some Morning Dew NuvoDrops for simple embellishment.

I am a bit obsessed playing with alcohol ink at the moment and let  me just say, many of The Ton stamps works beautifully with this technique. Pretty sure I’ll be sharing more cards using this in the future.

Well peeps, hope you enjoy today’s cards. Stay tune,we have new challenge coming up on Feb. 1 and I hope you will join us and play along . Till next time. Cheers….

Vera New

Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/26

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

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

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

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

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

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

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

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

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

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Photo taken against our Cabin and Natural Wood Backdrop Boards

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

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

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

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

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/25

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

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

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

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

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

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

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

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise and White Paint Backdrop Boards

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/24

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

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

I made four cards for today’s mini hop!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/23

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

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

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/22

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Maria Peters

For my projects today, I created four cards using our new Coming Up Daisies cluster stamp!

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

For my first card, I did some watercoloring with zig markers.

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

I started off by stamping the cluster image onto mixed media paper. I had a whole pad lying around so I decided to try watercoloring on this paper. I didn’t use too much water while painting this project so there was minimal warping even though the paper was somewhat light (lighter than cardstock!).

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For my daisies, I used Carmine and Wine Red Zig Markers. For my foliage, I used a combination of Emerald Green, Green and Marine Green Zig Markers. Once I finished painting my daisies, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Next I trimmed my panel and then adhered it onto a side folding A2 base. Lastly, I embellished my project using our delicate Clear Rhinestones.

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

For my next card, I used the large Coming Up Daisy cluster by embossing the corners of my watercolor panel. I embossed the cluster using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I loosely watercolored the images using my Holbein watercolors (Opera, Permanent Green #1 and Viridian Hue).

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

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

 

 

 

Once my panel was dry, I die cut the ornate window using our Modern Labels coordinating dies. I also added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. Next I heat embossed the sentiment (Painted Peonies) in our Rose Gold powder. I then adhered the die cut shape/label onto a side folding A2 base and popped up the painted panel. Lastly, I embellished my project using our Clear Dew Drops.

For my next two projects, I did some VERY loose watercoloring. I will be totally honest here: these two panels were originally stamped as testers! I had no intention of actually turning them into cards but they were on my desk and I really hate waste… I have so many bits and pieces of stamped images and unfinished panels on my desk that I have vowed to start finishing my projects as I go (even if it kills me!!).

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

So I grabbed this stamped panel (I originally stamped the image onto watercolor cardstock using our Noir Dye Ink). Then proceeded to watercolor with my Color Bursts. For this card, I used a combination of Tangerine, Cadmium Red, Gamboge, Sap Green and Yellow Ochre. Once I finished painting in the cluster, I created a mask of the image on printer paper using the coordinating die. Then I temporarily adhered my mask onto the image and proceeded to splatter Merlot Color Bursts on negative areas for interest.

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Once the panel was dry, I added stitching to my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. Then, I stamped my sentiment onto dark gray cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink. Lastly, I trimmed my sentiment tag and popped it up onto my finished project.

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

For my pink card, I used the same technique as the tangerine version. The only difference is the colors that I used. For this project, I used a combination of Peony, Sap Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts.

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

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

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the super sweet and talented Amy!

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/21

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

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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

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

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Janette Kausen
  3. Lisa Harrolle 
  4. Chris Dayton

For my projects today, I created three cards using our new Riotous Wildflowers Photopolymer 6×6 Background stamp.

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Photo taken with our White Brick and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I started off by white heat embossing the background image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 1140 lb watercolor paper). Then I painted in the images using Color Bursts (Fuchsia, Sap Green, Gamboge) using the wet on wet watercoloring technique.

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

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Photo taken with our Peach Marble Backdrop Board

After I finished painting the panel, I added stitching to the edges of the panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. Then I die cut a window using the smallest die in this Double Stitched Rectangles set.  Once I finished my die cutting, I blended some ink (Soft Garden and Bright Fern) halfway up the negative space/window of my top folding A2 cardbase. Finally, I popped up my die cut panel onto the base using dimensional tape and added Clear Rhinestones for a subtle and delicate finish.

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Photo taken with our White Brick and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my next card, I heat embossed the Riotous Wildflowers image onto watercolor cardstock using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored the image using Color Bursts (Indigo, Terre Vert, Marsala).

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

Once I finished painting the panel, I added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. At the same time, I die cut my sentiment using our new Bold General Greetings Word Plate Dies.

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Photo taken with our White Paint Backdrop Board

I only used the negative space for my sentiment here (I used the die cut letters in the next card). Next I took a side folding A2 base and adhered some gorgeous Pink Holographic Adhesive Paper to the base where the sentiment will cover. Lastly, I adhered the panel onto the base!

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Photo taken with our White Brick and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my last card today, I made a quick card using the left over die cut letters from my previous card.

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

I started off by white heat embossing the Riotous Wildflowers onto watercolor cardstock. Then I created a soft watercolored frame on my panel using Indigo and Terre Vert Color Bursts. I used the same colors from the previous card/die cut letters to ensure that that the project as a whole was cohesive.

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Photo taken with our White Paint Backdrop Board

Once the panel was dry, I added stitching to the edges of the panel for interest. Lastly. I popped up my letters (starting with the middle letters) using tiny foam squares and then added our Clear Dew drops.

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the fabulous Janette!

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/20

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

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For this special release, we have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (A+B+C) (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • ***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO set in the last few weeks, we will combine that order amount to your new order for a total qualifying threshold amount. Please include your original order number (the order that included Smooched or XOXO Mini) in the notes of your new order.
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Amy Kolling
  4. Jenny Lee Yamasaki

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For today’s project, I used our new Daisy Duet set. This 4×6 set features two daisies for a large stamped impression making it a really great image to practice coloring on.

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

I started off by heat embossing the large image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb) using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. For the petals, I used a combination of Fuchsia and Merlot. I also added a darker red to add shading to my daisy petals. I combined several hues to obtain the dark red shade but I cannot recall what I mixed… Sorry!!

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Here is a WIP photo of daisies. I had worked on a similar piece a few days ago with a different background color.

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For the leaves, I use a mixture of Lime Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts. I also added a bit of Gamboge to add a bit of warmth to my background. Once I finished painting my image and background, I cut out a mask on printer paper for my daisies using the coordinating die. I temporarily adhered it to my painted image and splattered on some Fuchsia watercolor to the area surrounding my daisies.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink and trimmed my panel to 5.5 x 4 inches. I took a top folding horizontal A2 cardbase and adhered Rose Gold Burnished Foil Tape to the top and bottom edges for a gilded look. Then I adhered my painted panel onto the base and lastly adhered our Clear Rhinestones as embellishments.

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the amazing Brenda!

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

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

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Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/19

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

 

 

 

 

For this special release, we have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (A+B+C) (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • ***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO set in the last few weeks, we will combine that order amount to your new order for a total qualifying threshold amount. Please include your original order number (the order that included Smooched or XOXO Mini) in the notes of your new order.
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

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

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Kay Miller
  3. Vera Yates
  4. Justine Hovey

Let’s move on to my cards for the day!

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

For my card today I used our new and beautiful Peony Bouquet set.

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

I started off by white heat embossing the peony cluster in the corners of watercolor paper panel (Canson XL 140lb). I decided to do some loose watercoloring using Color Bursts with this project. I used Rouge, Lime Green and Jack O Lantern.

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Once I finished watercoloring, I let the panel dry before I added stitching to the edges of my A2 panel using our Double Stitched Rectangles Large dies. Next I heat embossed the sentiment from our Most Interesting Cardmaker 2.0 (Updated Set) not vellum.  I made sure that the sentiment would be long enough to wrap around my watercolor panel. Additionally, I cut a slighter bigger strip of gray cardstock which I used to mount my vellum strip onto.

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I adhered the ends of the vellum on top of the ends of the gray strip. Then I fold the two strips back and adhered the strips to the back of my watercolored panel. Lastly I embellished the card using Clear Rhinestones.

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

GIVEAWAYS

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

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the fabulously talented Kay Miller!

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

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

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