12 DAYS OF DIY CHRISTMAS – DAY 6 – Easy layered Mass Produced Cards

Hi, everyone! We’re continuing with our DIY Christmas video series with our 6th video! For today’s projects, I’m creating easily layered stamped cards in an assembly line style. These are great designs to use if you’re in a pinch and need last minute cards or if you want to gift the cards as a nice bundle.

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Created with our Wonderland Print set bundle.

Inks used: Everlade Moss, Lipstick Red, Found Topaz and Caviar

Created with our Gifted set.

Inks used: Bright Fern, Soft Garden, Lipstick Red and Caviar

If you missed Days 1-5, find the blog post links below to catch up on our video series. We have some fun DIY projects and easy card projects!

  • Day 1: Stretch Your Stamps
  • Day 2: DIY Gift Boxes
  • Day 3: DIY Pattern Paper Cards
  • Day 4: DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar
  • Day 5: Easy Sentiment Stamped Cards

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 7!

-Effie

12 Days of DIY Christmas – Day 3 – Easy Mass Produced Stamped Cards

Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our 12 Days of DIY Christmas Video Series! For today’s projects, I wanted to create some EASILY mass produced christmas cards. These are great when you’re in a pinch and you need a quick card OR you can use them as a great gift idea!

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Supplies:

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If you’re joining us for the first time, be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 of our christmas video series!

We also have our early Black Friday promo ongoing right now! All details can be found here.

Thank you all so much for joining us today! I’ll be back tomorrow with another project for our 12 Days of DIY Christmas video series!!

12 Days of DIY Christmas – Day 2 – Gift Boxes

Hi, everyone!! Welcome back to Day 2 of our 12 Days of DIY Christmas Video Series! We have a DIY project today – custom gift boxes created with hand stamped paper/cardstock!

You can find our Day 1 projects and videos here. In that previous blog post, you can also find our early Black Friday promotion (30% off). Head over to that blog post for more information.

The main supplies that I used to make these gift boxes are our Blizzard Hugs stamp set, Couture Color Inks and a box punch board* (affiliate link – I receive a small commission based on your purchase at no extra expense to you).

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Supplies:

  • Blizzard Hugs Stamp (Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms, Violet Fringe Dye Inks)
  • Grand Bows Stamp (Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Inks)
  • Holly Branch Stamp (Bright Emerald, Hot Tourmaline, Valentine Red, Found Topaz Inks)
  • Gold metallic thread
  • Christmas Vintage Block (sentiment)
  • Blizzard Hugs Stamp (Lofty Mint, Bright Emerald, Hot Tourmaline Inks)
  • Holiday Bows Stamp (Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze Inks)
  • Winter Wonderland Print (Berry Branch – stamped in Valentine Red and Found Topaz Inks)
  • Blizzard Hugs Stamp (Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Inks)
  • Grand Bows Stamp (Iris Blooms, Violet Fringe Inks)
  • Layered Floral Alphas bundle

That’s all for Day 2! If you make any projects inspired by our series, be sure to tag us on social media (@thetonstamps) to show us what you made! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow for Day 3 of our Christmas Video Series!

Video: Mother’s Day Gardenia and Flash Digital Release

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I hope you’re enjoying the day today! I have a main project and a flash digital release. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the new goodies! For my project today, I have a watercolored card using our Amazing Gardenia and Beautiful Branches set.

I started off by gold heat embossing the gardenia onto watercolor paper. After I die cut it using the coordinating die (which is still available but once it sells out, we will not be restocking!), I watercolored it using Peony and Sap Green Color Bursts.

Next, I used my electric cutting machine to cut out the shapes of my Beautiful Branches. You can find the SVG download here. **The Beautiful Branches download contains 2 cut files. The first file is the Placement Guide file which cuts out both branches on individual rectangles. You’re going to place these guides into your Misti to easily stamp or emboss your cut pieces.

Placement Guide Cut File

The second file contains a cut file that only cuts out the shape of the two branches. Cut this file first if you want to stamp/emboss multiple cut pieces easily.

Once all my cutting and embossing was complete, I colored in the floral branch using Orchid and Indigo Color Bursts (and Sap Green and Prussian Blue for the leaves). For the smaller branch, I used Prussian Blue for the buds and Sap Green for the leaves.

Next, I created a 6 inch x 4.25 inch green cardstock panel. I also created a 4 inch x 2.5 inch white panel which I adhered onto the green panel. Then I popped up my gardenia and branches. For my sentiment, I white heat embossed the Mother’s Day sentiment in our Mini Holiday stamp set onto gray cardstock. Once embossed, I trimmed it into a narrow strip and popped it up onto my card. Lastly, I added some Medallion Gold sequins to add some a metallic details. I tucked some sequins behind my florals for more interest!

I hope you enjoyed this project! Let’s move on to see the new digital release! **No physical product will be shipped with our digital items**

For our first cut file, we have our layered Peony Coverplate download!

For this download, you’ll receive one SVG file that contains three layerable A2 cutting coverplates. Cut the layers out using different colored cardstock to create a beautifully layered peony!

For our next digital item, we have our layerable Floral Bud coverplate file. This download contains one file that has two cutting coverplate images that you can layer together.

Next, we have our Floral Mom Coverplate file! This download contains one SVG cut file to create an A2 sized cut.

Lastly, we have our Basic Roses SVG file. Cut out these floral elements to create embellishments for your paper crafts!

We also have a Mother’s Day promo. Use this code for 30% off your purchase. Exclusions apply. Promo ends on Monday, May 13 at 11:59pm!

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and flash digital release! Happy Mother’s Day!

Hugs,

Video: Stretch Your Stamps – Happy Place Set

Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! Today, I have this bright and busy card for you created using our Happy Place stamps. If you’re following us on IG, I did say that I had another card for today but I changed my mind because I fell in love with this project. The blue Smiling Cosmos project peek that you got yesterday will be posted tomorrow on our Youtube Channel (so stay tuned!).

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This card was a bit involved with all the different products used. However, it was really fun to make and I love the bright results. Also, this was a great project to showcase how to stretch your Happy Place stamps! You can just partially ink/emboss the large image from this set to selectively use the florals. I’m a sucker for peonies so this was a no brainer.

I started off by selectively embossing the florals from the large image from this set. I used our Rose Gold Embossing Powder for this. Next I watercolored the peonies using Peony Color Bursts (and Sap Green for the leaves). Once colored, I die cut the florals and then trimmed off the book portions.

Next, I stamped a Toned Hearts panel using our Peony Collection layering inks. Then I die cut a rectangular stitched panel using the third largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This is going to be my sentiment panel. I did not film any of this for time purposes.

Next, I rose gold embossed the sentiment from our Hustle and Grind set onto my stitched panel. Then I popped this panel up on my Toned Hearts background as well as my peony clusters. For an additional pop up color, I stamped and copic colored three butterflies from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 set and popped those up on my card in a visual triangle. Lastly (for the card front), I added some of our Glass Slippers sequins for a bling effect.

Since I added our Beautiful Butterflies 3 to this card, I also decided to add our a Morpho Pop Up Butterfly inside my card for that wow effect. I die cut my two detailed wing pieces onto white cardstock. Then I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline Dye Ink to the wings. Once assembled, I adhered the two pieces to the inside of my card completing my project.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! It was a bit more busier than my usual style but I love the results. I hope you guys did, too!

Video: You’re Beautiful Cosmos Card

Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back to The Season!! Today, I have a card created using our Today’s Cosmos and some leftover die cut sentiments from a previous project.

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I started off by white heat embossing all of the images from our Today’s Cosmos. The florals in this set are larger than our usual stamps so I really love working with them (especially with watercolor). After everything was embossed, I watercolored the florals using Fuchsia and Merlot Color Bursts. For the leaves, I used Pthalo Green Color Bursts. Once painted, I die cut all the images using their coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut our Geometric Circle Coverplate die onto a white A2 card panel which I adhered onto an top folding A2 base for a white tone on tone effect. Next I popped up each individual letter from my leftover “beautiful” die cut sentiment. These die cuts were leftover from this project. Head over to the link to see how I created them.

Next, I die cut the “you’re” sentiment which is from a die from our Sweetheart Wordplate Die Collection and blended some Lipstick Red Dye ink onto it.

Next, I assembled and popped up all my florals and leaves with some foam tape. Then I added the “you’re” sentiment with a double layer of foam tape. Lastly, I added some Glass Slippers Sequins for some shiny bling!

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!!

Video: You’re Beautiful Peony Card

Photo taken against our White Marble Photo Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, I have a video and card using our Peony Close Up and Color Bursts. I’m not doing my traditional watercolor painting today. Instead, I’ll be squeezing the powder directly onto my project!

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I started off by white heat embossing the stamp onto an A2 sized watercolor paper panel. Then I wet the entire panel with clean water using a spray bottle.

Next, I started squeezing Color Burst pigments directly onto the wet image. I started with Fuchsia, Gamboge and then Pthalo Green. I saturated the paper enough where I did not have to use my water brush that often to control where the pigment went. I let the pigments move more naturally on my project. Whenever there was an accumulation of too much water, I just dabbed it up with a paper towel. Once my panel was “painted”, I dried it with a heat gun.

Before I die cut my sentiment, I added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) Die collection. Next, I used our new Sweetheart Wordplate Die collection to create my sentiment for this project. I die cut the “beautiful” directly onto my watercolor panel. Then I die cut the “you’re” on white cardstock.

Next, I adhered my peony panel onto a side folding A2 card base using our strong Double Sided Adhesive. Lastly, I added the “you’re” directly onto the panel completing my project.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Video: Put on Your Power Pumps!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

Hey, everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our new and fabbbbbulous Power Pumps set!!

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I started off by gold glitter embossing our Glass Windows cling stamp onto black cardstock. Next, I stamped our lone Power Pump onto white cardstock using a combination of our layering inks:

  1. Smoky Quartz + Crystal Pewter for the first layer
  2. Caviar Hybrid Ink for the second dark layer
  3. Red Sangria Hybrid for the heel
  4. Combination of Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Warm Hazelnut for the inside of the shoe

Once my shoe was all stamped out, I die cut it with it’s coordinating die. Then I created a smaller white rectangular panel which I blended some Bright Emerald Dye ink onto. This is going to give my pump a nice glow to emphasize it. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the same set with our Caviar ink.

Then I started assembling my card since all my stamping was complete. I had trimmed my glass windows panel a little bit in the beginning so I mounted that onto a side folding A2 base. Then I adhered the white emerald blended panel onto the base with dimensional foam tape. Next, I mounted the pump using more foam tape and finally added some Glossy Black sequins around the sentiment to complete my card.

How fabulous is this card? I love the clean and chic finish that the Glass Windows background gives to the project.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Video: Poinsettias and Glass Windows Holiday Card

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another quick holiday card using our Holiday Love Poinsettia and Glass Windows Background Stamp.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Holiday Love Poinsettia. Then I painted the cluster image using Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Sap Green and Turquoise ).

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Next I white heat embossed our Glass Windows Background Stamp onto watercolor paper and applied a Sap Green wash onto the embossed panel. I added Terre Vert color burst to the windows/boxes of the design while the Sap Green wash was still wet. Then I added some additional Sap Green and Turquoise to the panel to add a bit of variation to my background.

Once my panel was dried, I die cut our poinsettia cluster with the coordinating die. I also used the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle Small Die collection to cut the background into a panel slight smaller than A2 size.

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I’ll be quite honest here. After I finished painting my green windowed panel, I almost scrapped the background. I wasn’t in love with it. This background looked amazing when painted with prussian blue so I thought the technique would look great with green on my holiday card. At this point, I decided to push through it and just use the panel since I had already created it. To tone down the business of the bright green background, I used smaller stitched rectangular panel as a point to ground my poinsettia cluster. It totally worked! It made the background work. I’m so happy I didn’t scrap the green background.

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I adhered the green windowed panel onto an A2 side folding base, then I adhered the smaller white stitched panel onto the green panel. Next I stamped my sentiment (which is from the Holiday Love Poinsettia set) onto the white panel using our Caviar Hybrid Ink. Next I popped up my cluster with some dimensional foam tape and completed my card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins over the entire front of my card in visual triangles.

That’s all from me for this post! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Video: Grand Bows Gift Cards

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back! Today, I have two cards using our Grand Bows and Diagonal Stripes background stamp.

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I started off by creating my background panels first. I stamped our Diagonal Stripes onto a white A2 panel with our Valentine Red Dye Ink. Then I white heat embossed the stamp onto an red A2 panel.

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For my first card, I stamped our Grand Bows in Valentine Red and Aspen Cocoa dye inks. Here is a video layering tutorial where I describe the process in more detail. Then I created silver “ribbons” using our metallic Silver Foil Tape. Please note that our foil adhesive products do not contain any metal elements. Next I die cut my red panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. I adhered the center panel onto a side folding cardbase. Then I popped up my silver foil strips onto my base with foam tape.

Next I created my tag for my sentiment using our Holiday Chic Tags stamp set and coordinating fishtail tag die. The tag was first stamped with the speckled stamp in our Crystal Pewter Dye Ink. Then I die cut the tag using the fishtail tag die which also leaves pierced edges and gives the tag a beautiful finished look. Then I stamped the sentiment. Once my tag was created, I popped it up onto my card first. Then I popped up my die cut Grand Bow. Lastly, I popped up that thin border that I die cut earlier from our red embossed panel.

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My next card was created in a similar fashion. I just used a different color palette for this one. Instead of silver foil tape, I used our Red Foil Adhesive paper for the “ribbons”. For my bow I used a combination of our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye inks. I also added a Pop Up Poinsettia inside this second card.

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Thanks for stopping by!!

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