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.
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!
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!!
Arrange all the flowers and adhere to the card base. Sentiment is from Easy Expression Birthday. At the end I decided to add a bit more sparkle, so I added some metallic watercolor to the the deepest shadow of the flowers and leaves.
The great things of playing with these sets, you’ll end up with enough flowers to make 2-3 cards, depends on your flower arrangement.
There you go, 2 cards that hopefully showcase the beauty and versatility of the recently release floral sets. That’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your week starts off wonderfully.
Hi peeps! Vera here today. Let’s start this week with flower inspiration, shall we?
I am super happy with my card today. When I saw the slimline dies sneak peek, the dainty Scalloped Nested Dies definitely caught my attention right away. Dainty scallop is one of my favorite, whether it’s a border or frame, in my book it just make any design sweeter.
Next, I stamped (with Caviar ink), colored and diecut the lilies from Coming Up Lilies. Still love this set to this day. I added some metallic watercolor to it and it has really pretty shimmer. Under good lighting you can really see it, but on normal light, it’s very subtle.
So, are you into long cards? I have randomly making them here and there, but seems like right now it’s really the trend. I do enjoy the break of creating with longer space as I always believe in creativity changes or trying something different is a good way to expand our creativity.
Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers…
Hello and welcome back, everyone! We’re celebrating our new Slimline Die release today! We also have one new stamp and coordinating die also (the stamp/coordinating die will have delayed shipping but the slimline dies are available for immediate shipping.
We also have resealable pouches (storage solutions) for our new slimline dies available to ship now. The inside of these new pouches measures approximately 4×9 inches. These pouches fit our slimline dies.I’m not sure how they coordinate with other company’s dies so please double check the measurements of your stash prior to purchasing our pouches.
So let’s get started! We have 14 slimline dies and one stamp and coordinating die for today. The slimline dies are available in one bundle with over $60 in savings. Scroll all the way down for details on the bundle.
Our slimline coverplate dies measure 3 5/8 inches x 8 5/8 inches. The largest dies in our nesting dies have the same measurements (except the scalloped dies).
This set will be available to ship on 9/14. All items in the same order will ship together.
Our new Kaleidoscope Butterflies is our newest patent pending Grouped Layering set. I’ve been meaning to design a set where you can easily stamp and die cut a page of butterflies because they always add a nice finishing touch to floral cards.
A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope so I thought this was perfect for this set. The main layer will stamp the body of butterflies. The second stamp will stamp the inner portions of wings.
Here are the next four patterned coverplate dies (from left to right): Short Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die, Long Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die, Diagonal Stripes Slimline Coverplate Die and Grid Slimline Coverplate Die.
Here’s a close up look at what our coverplate dies look like backed on a panel.
I also grouped the last five slimline dies together because these are more basic dies and can be used in coordination with each other.
That is all! We have all the slimline dies in one easy bundle with a $65 savings.
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s Slimline Die Release. Do you have a favorite from today’s new selection? Are you a fan of slimline cards? I found it a nice refreshing change from the usual A2 size that I usually make.
Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today we’re releasing 4 new dies. All four dies are available to ship immediately. We also have a nice bundle if you want to purchase all four new dies released today in one easy click.
We are also re-releasing some older coordinating dies that we discontinued last year:
What’s great about this collection of dies is that they have stitching details that adds some really great interest to give your project that authentic plaid result. You can also use the layers individually.
If you’re a fan of our Many Sentiments dies, you’ll love our new Holiday Version! This die collection also features two dies: one die will cut out 17 words total (plus two ampersands) and the second die will cut out a shadow base for each sentiment.
Here’s a comparison of the assembled die cuts from our Many Holiday Sentiments and new Script Word Dies.
All four new dies are available as a bundle here. The retail value for all four dies is $185. We have a $165 total bundle deal for a limited time only here but everything is available to ship immediately!
That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!
Hi all. Welcome to a new week. Vera here to start your week with some inspiration from The Ton.
I am pretty excited that with the recent release, The Ton now offering quite a few basic shape dies, like circle, square and rectangle dies. With my cards today, I want to show a couple different way of using these basic dies.
Once I die cut the rectangles, I cut them in half. Put aside one of the half set. Working on the first half set, I colored each layer with Copic. I could die cut them from various color cardstock as well, but I like using white cardstock and then colored them.
Then on the card base, I arrange the layer flip flop of each other. Like the top layer with the open side (since I cut them in half) facing to the right, the second layer open side facing to the left and so on.
Next, I stamped and die cut the Outlined Leaves set. Put aside and from a piece of watercolor cardstock die cut a bunch of leaves using Leafy Bits Coverplate dies. Watercolor the pieces and let dry. Next, I simply arranged and adhere the leaves to the card. Finished by die cutting the thanks sentiment from the coming soon Many Sentiments dies. Due to manufacture delay, we were going to release this set in May, but had to postpone and I already had this card done by the time we found out. Trust me, this sentiment dies set is worth the wait.
Next, I made another card using the other half the rectangles and this time I just adhere them the way they come.
Well, there you go. I hope these cards help you to think different way to use the basic shape dies. I am definitely excited to explore more option to get more out of these dies. That’s all for me for today. I wish you a happy Monday and that your weeks starts off wonderfully. Cheers….
Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, we’re releasing 13 new stamps with some coordinating dies. To celebrate our new release, earn triple points on all of your purchases from today, noon EDT until April 14, noon EDT.
SHIPPING: New release orders will begin shipping around April 16. Please note this is an approximate ship date. I will try to ship sooner if possible but there is possibility that this date may get pushed back a few days. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
We have a giveaway for this release so be sure to scroll all the way down for more details.
Let’s introduce our April release! First up is the newest addition to our grouped layering stamp collection:
Use the bars and squares in each cluster to align each layer perfectly and easily. Then use the coordinating single die to die cut all of the images out in one shot!
Our new PATENT PENDING Strategic Alignment Marker Grouped Layering Stamp concept allows you to quickly and easily stamp and cut several floral and foliage layers in no time.
For a limited time only, we’re selling a bundle of our new grouped layering stamps. In this bundle, you’ll receive our Morning Glory Cheer set (plus coordinating die) and two future release grouped layering stamps – Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes. Both sets are also 9x12in grouped layering stamps. This limited bundle will also include the coordinating dies for both sets. Our Rose Patch will be released in May. Our Poppy Wishes will be released in June. This bundle will only be available for purchase until April 14.
If you purchase this bundle, PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW ON HOW THIS BUNDLE WILL SHIP:
When you purchase this bundle, you’re purchasing all three new grouped layering stamps and their dies. We will ship the Morning Glory Cheer + Coordinating Die around April 22 (plus any other items in your order that you have purchased).
The Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes (and their coordinating dies) stamps will ship together (but separate from Morning Glory Cheer) around April 28th.
Next up is another PATENT PENDING grouped layering set: Floral Bits 2! This is the second edition of our floral bits collection (you can check out the first edition here).
You can stamp and die cut these beautiful images to use them as standalone floral bits or add them to other clusters!
Next up is our Easy Expressions grouped layered stamp and die. This design uses a similar layering concept but applies to the concept to a sentiment design. There are 12 layering sentiments and an additional 6 standalone sentiments.
The coordinating die will cut out the 12 sentiments out in one pass through your die cutting machine.
Our Confetti Alphas are perfect for creating custom cards or layouts for celebratory occasions! This set also features delicate confetti corner stamps to embellish your project.
Our Mega Confetti Numbers feature similar confetti dusted numerals as our Confetti Alphas. However, these numbers are large!! This stamp set also features sentiment stamps to coordinate with the number stamps for all of those special occasions!
One of our new 6×6 stamps in our April Release is our Bright Peony stamp! This beautiful stamp was used in our March 2020 Retreat and our attendees loved it! The large bloom is great for practicing coloring techniques!
Here’s a sample that I created to teach a watercolor technique using our Bright Peony!
Our Bountiful Magnolias was also one of the stamps given to our retreat attendees for one of the watercoloring classes taught at our March 2020 retreat! This beautiful floral features a large floral bloom and smaller foliage elements.
Colored by Effie.
Our new mini Cancelled stamp is the newest addition to our planner stamp collection.
Our new OMG sentiment set features bold OMG and Hello sentiments that you can pair with some of the more sassy add on sentiments included in the set.
The newest addition to our alphabet stamp collection is our Willow Alphas! these skinny alphas come in thin and thick alphas so that you can vary the look of your sentiments on your papercrafts.
That is all of our 13 new designs! I hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration by our team! Let me know in the comments which stamp is your favorite. Don’t forget to leave a bit of love for our design team on their respective blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our April 2020 Release (excludes 9x12in stamps).
GIVEAWAY: Comment period ends on April 15th. The winner will be announced on our blog around April 17th.
Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing the new designs. We’re going to continue to celebrate our April Release with a two day Instagram Hop on the 10th and 11th at 3pm EDT each day. So be sure to join us on IG tomorrow for some more inspiration!
I am excited to share today’s card as the idea for this card been swirling in my head for a while.
For this card, I want to have a soft background and after going back and forth on several image, I decided to go with Transformation. I can honestly say this is one of my all time favorite set from the Ton.
For the word happy I partial stamped the happy birthday sentiment from Macarons set. And, of course, I have to add some mix size dew drops to finish the card.
I am very happy with the way this card turned out. It’s soft looking, totally my style. What do you think of this Layered Floral Alphas set? I for one looking forward to play more with this set and create different look simply by changing the color I used. So fun!
Well peeps, that’s all for me for today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers y’all!