Trending With The Ton

Good morning, Jessica here with Trending With the Ton!  We love seeing your creations on social media and every Tuesday I’ll be sharing some of our favorite finds!

If we share your work on a Trending with The Ton post, we’d love for you to display our badge proudly!

trending badgeFirst up is this fun card featuring our Round Diamonds set from the amazing Catherine Pooler!  I love the unusual colors she used…it reminds me of topaz and emeralds!

Next we have this cute card from Laurel Beard!  I love how she colored on the dark cardstock.  I always forget how awesome that looks! 😉

And finally, our new release is shipping and some of you are already sharing your new creations!  I love the way Chris Dayton used the Peony Garden background stamp!  Her watercoloring is gorgeous!

Chris Dayton via Stamp Junkies (FB page)

Chris Dayton via Stamp Junkies (FB page)

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous works with us!  Keep sharing with us via Instagram (tag your creations with #theton, #thetonstamps or #thetongilding), FacebookPinterest, or our newly created Flickr gallery and you just might find yourself Trending with The Ton!

Fresh Finds

Hello, Happy Monday!  Mayline here with some simple and clean cards that I made.

Did you know The Ton has a planner stamp set called Scheduled for decorating your planners? Look at the adorable icons ❤ There is no rule that this stamp set must only be used for decorating your planner.  Why not to use it to create a card? Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 7.03.02 PM

For the first card, I used our Scheduled planner stamp set and Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. outline which is one of my favourite stamp sets from our most recent release. For the inks, I used pigment ink in Plumberry, Tutti Frutti, Piggy Bank, and Blush from Mama Elephant.

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Here is a close-up of my card for today!

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Here is a second card with a similar design. I love the arrows’ dynamic movement toward the bottom which leads people’s eyes to focus on the small bag at the bottom.

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I stamped the icons from our Scheduled planner stamp set and the sentiments are from our I Got You stamp set. I used Mama Elephant pigment ink in Plumberry, Stargazer and Buttercup.

Here is a close-up of my second card for today!
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I hope you like my cards for today ❤

Thank you for stopping by!


Happy moments

Hello friends, Mayline here to share my lovely cards.

For the first card that I made, I used our Fresh Cut Peonies stamp set (flowers and leaves) and the Get It Girl stamp set (Sentiments). I stamped the leaves from Fresh Cut Peonies all around of card edges as a border! Doesn’t this card lookso pretty?

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I also made a second card for today. Yeah~ you know I love The Ton’s Shoe Wardrobe stamps 😉 Do you wish you could be a shoe designer? I wish I could. Even though you cannot be a real shoe designer, you can design your own shoe wardrobes or shoe arrangements with The Ton Shoe Wardrobe stamps like I did for my second card 😀

I stamped several shoes from the Shoe Wardrobe 2b. Ed. Outline and then used some Zig Clean Color Real Brushes to color those shoes. For the shoes in the middle, I also used a white gel pen to draw a cute flower pattern!
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For my last card for today, I created another floral card 😀 I love this card’s color combination. What do you think? I stamped the flowers from our  Mini Wild Florals set and the sentiment is, again, from our Get It Girl stamp set. I used Plumberry and Stargazer pigment inks from Mama elephant.

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Thanks so much for visiting 😀



You Are My Sunshine‏

Hello Friends 😀 Mayline here today.


I cannot stop to making cards using our shoes stamps! I have really fallen in love with it. When I saw the Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed stamps which debuted last week, those shoes were just shining in my eyes. Hahaha 😀 So here is a video showing you how I made today’s card.  😀

For today’s card, I used an ink blending technique to create the background. First I stamped the sentiment from Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Outline set; the shoes are from our Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid set and the burst of white lines are from our Pyrotechnics stamp set. Lastly, I added The Ton’s sequins and confetti to finish off the card (Midnight Blue Sequins – 4mmMedallion Gold Sequins –  5mm & 6mm, and Star Confetti – Gold).



Isn’t this just adorable?  I hope today’s cards made you happy and smile.


Third Release Day 5: Shoe Wardrobe Second Editions

Hi everyone and happy Friday!! Today is the final day (Day 5) of our Sneak Week for our third release!  The response and comments from everyone has just been so uplifting! Thank you all so much for popping by this week and for showing your support!  Also I must give a HUGE shoutout to my incredible design team!  Ruby, Jess and Mayline have worked their tails off to create fabulous cards and videos for this release and they have done such an amazing job!

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Now onto our showcases! The Couture Mix we’re releasing today is: Tequila Sunrise!  This mix is a bit different from our other couture mixes because we’ve added tiny little metallic gold stars (gilding that we’ve never included before).

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It’s a super fun mix that reminds you of the fruity cocktail that you should be drinking while laying out on some tropical sand, right?  😉

And now…. for our last two stamp sets in our third release: Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid and Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Outline!

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If you LOVE shoes like I do, these sets are must haves!  They are additions to our original Shoe Wardrobe sets (Solid and Outline).  Our new sets come with larger sentiments and the designer shoes included here are to die for (think Valentino, Louboutin, Mahnolo Blahnick, etc)!  Check out what our DT has created with these two fabulous sets (including a great video by Mayline!).

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Ruby’s first card is fabulous and fashion forward as she uses no line coloring with Shoe Ward 2d. Ed. Outline.  Her color choices and the dimension of the card are even more fabulous!

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Stripes are so couture and Ruby just gets it with this framed pink and black card.  She showcased our Outlined edition of our new Shoe Wardrobe set here.  That sentiment also coordinates so well with these Shoe Wardrobe sets don’t they?


For Ruby’s last card, she created a gift box on her card with our Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid!  The details on this card are just awesome, where do I even begin? From the little rhinestone embellishment, the tissue paper, to the mini tag (small thanks sentiment is from our Vintage Frames set) and the textured background. Everything about this card is absolutely fabulous!

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For Mayline’s first card, she created a colorful shaker card with our Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Outline set! The sequins and coloring are super fun aren’t they?

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Mayline’s second card is just as colorful as she used acrylic paint and our Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid set to create this artsy card! I’m totally loving the scattered shoes in the corner!

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For Mayline’s last, she used acrylic paint to create her own polka dot background! Isn’t this adorable?  She also made a video showing how she made this card! Love it!


Jess created this clean and simple card using the 2d. Ed. Solid version and our new I Got You sentiment set (you can check out our I Got You set here).  How classy is this?


Jess‘ next card is in all it’s liquid platinum glory!  She used our Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Solid and our I Got You sentiment set.

That’s the last of our third release!  Our new Shoe Wardrobe sets are really versatile and can be used with our new (and old) sentiment sets.  I just love the new designer shoes in this new set. I hope you do too!

I hope you enjoyed our posts this week and the wonderful cards by our DT!  We have five new couture sequins mixes which are available immediately and nine stamps sets that are available now for preorder!   So head on over to the shop and reserve your sets today!  All preorders will ship on June 15, 2015.

Leave us a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from our new release.  The giveaway comment period will close at 11pm tonight and we’ll announce a winner over the weekend. You have 5 chances to win our giveaway – just leave a comment on each of our Sneak Week Posts (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, here).  Don’t forget to check out Jess’ giveaway as well to increase your chance in winning a couple of our new sets!

Thanks again for stopping by and may your weekend be filled with crafty goodness! 🙂


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Birthday Shoes and some exciting news!!

Hey, Jess here!  Huzzah!!  I’m so excited to tell you that the third release is coming SOON!!  You’ll want to make sure to check in EVERY day next week because we’re doing sneaks of the new release!!!  All of the upcoming stamp sets are absolutely stunning and you’ll definitely want to be the first to know what’s coming! 😉

AND…just in case you need a little extra money for shopping at The Ton, head on over and play along with this week’s CASology challenge!  The Ton is sponsoring this week’s challenge and you could win $10 to the shop!

Anyway, here are my cards for today!  I started off with one card but decided to change up the color scheme and make a second!

This would be a really easy card to mass-produce with the help of the MISTI stamping tool or a stamp press!  I started off by stamping the shelves, the sentiments, and a few pairs of shoes from Shoe Wardrobe Filled with Versafine onyx black ink.  Then I arranged a few additional pairs of shoes on the shelves before removing all of the black inked stamps.  Arranging the second color of shoes before removing the first stamps ensured that everything would be lined up correctly.   I stamped the other shoes with Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink dye ink on the first card and Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red dye ink on the second card.

I trimmed a half inch off the bottom of each panel and then attached them to a top-folding A2 card in the same matching color cardstock.  I love the way they turned out…now I have to try them with blue, purple, and gold inks! 😉

Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!  See you next week for sneak peeks!


Modern wall decoration

Hello Friends 😀 Mayline here today.

Do you like decorating your wall with photo frames? Today’s card was inspired by wall photo decor ideas as you can see from the images below. The  wall gallerytrend is still going strong.

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The Ton has an awesome stamp set for this wall decor concept – it’s  Vintage Frames stamp set. There are many different style of frames so you can create antique style and/or modern & simple style. For my card today, I  only used the simple square frames found in the set.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards. I’ll see you next week!

– Mayline

A stylish panda?

Hello friends! Mayline here today (again!) 😀

What do you think today’s card? Can you picture a stylish panda?  He wears underwear and a dapper little bow tie. And the panda at the bottom, he cannot stop laughing as he imagines it. I hope this card makes you laugh, smile and brings happy thoughts 😀

For the background, I used yellow watercolor in layers  and then stamped the sentiments (you’re awesome) from Friggin Fabulous.  Then I stamped the pandas, stars and the “omg” sentiment from Panda Can’t Even.  Then I stamped the underwear from Underwear Drawer set and cut it out with my craft scissors and placed it over the cute little panda.

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Have a great weekend 😀




Rainbow Menagerie

Hello! Mayline here to share some cards that I made. When I saw the Sketchy Menagerie stamp set I just fell in love with all animal images. I thought they were very modern and sophisticated graphic images. For this card I used the Sketchy Menagerie stamp set and the Shoe Wardrobe Lined stamp set (sentiments). My cards for today are very clean, simple and easy to make. Also, I was inspired by my muse and crafty friend Mayholic.

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Here is my second card. I used inks from Memento Luxe (Love Letter, Morocco, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Danube Blue, Nautical Blue, and Sweet Plum) and stamps Sketchy Menagerie stamp set and Shoe Wardrobe Lined stamp set.

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Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it was to create this card.

Untitled-1345 copyFirst, 1) Stamp the moose image from the Sketchy Menagerie stamp set on white cardstock (2) then draw lines with a pencil, (3) mask the moose image and other ares using sticky notes except the first space of the rainbow area (4) color the open area (5) repeat this process until rainbow colors fill the lined areas (6) stamp the moose on the beige color cardstock and then cut the image with scissors.

I hope you like my card and  thank you for stopping by 😀

Mayline 🙂


Hello everyone!

Mayline is here today!!

I love to buy shoes, especially flat shoes nowadays.  However, when I was in my early 20s I only wore high heels,  which were between 8cm (3″) to 10cm (4″).  I wore heels every day, all day except when I was working out.  At that time, I still could.  While I still love my high heels, I prefer to wear flat shoes today. They’re so comfy and I’ve gotten used  to wearing comfortable shoes. Even though I don’t wear high heels as often, I still buy them when I find a gorgeous pair.  I know I probably won’t wear them often but I can’t help it. Am I the only one?

When I made this card, I thought about buying shoes. So I created a shopping bag in the center of the card.  The folded pink paper represents colored tissue paper for decorating inside the bag. Does it look like real tissue paper?  I wanted to use real tissue paper but I didn’t have any on hand.

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For the this card, I only used the Shoe Wardrobe Filled set.

I also added thin blue bar at the base of the shopping bag to balance the top and bottom of the bag.  The hot pink  was really bright and I needed to draw some attention away from it so I thought adding the blue would do the trick.  Also, I just love  the combination of  of dark gray, hot pink and vivid blue. I hope you like my card 🙂

Here is a close-up of my card for today!

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I hope you like my card and are inspired by it to create something similar! I’ll see you next week!

Thank you for stopping by!

– Mayline