Hello and welcome back to Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Crafts video series! Today, I have a couple of EASY PEASY stamped cards that you can make with basically one stamp. All you need is a sentiment! You can add some embellishments using small fern or foliage stamps.

For my first card, I used the Merry Christmas sentiment stamp from our Folk Art Christmas Tree set. For the second card, I used the happy stamp from our Coming Up Morning Glories set. I also used our little mini Holiday Add On Sentiment set for the little sentiment strips.

For the inks, I used our Caviar Hybrid black ink, Red Sangria Hybrid Ink, Bright Fern Dye Ink and Everglade Moss Dye inks.

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These are the easiest cards to make and the sentiment stamped backgrounds really pack a punch. I love that the background pattern does double duty as a pattern and as the sentiment. I hope you guys enjoyed today’s project!

I hope I provided some inspiration on how to create quick, much needed cards. During the holidays, we run out of time to make card because life gets in the way. I wanted to provide some inspiration on how to create some quick cards for those that only have a few minutes in a day to craft.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects! If you make anything inspired by our posts, be sure to tag us on social media (@thetonstamps). I’d love to see what you guys are making!

Dear Brenda was on the blog yesterday so I did not create a separate blog post for our Day 4 video. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it below!


Inks: Caviar, Bright Emerald, Soft Garnet, Cali Blue, Soft Amethyst, Bright Fern

If you missed Days 1-3, find the blog post links below to catch up on our video series. We have some fun DIY projects and easy card projects!

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 6!


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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  • 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!

Welcome to our First Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble Giveaway!

UPDATE: All comments will close on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Hello all you fabulous crafters!! Welcome to The Season and our first ever Blog Hop, Skip and Jump!  First off, thank you soooo much for stopping by!  We’re so excited to be hosting our first ever blog hop in celebration of our first release.

******Before we being our post, we’d like to officially announce that our ship date for all stamp sets is Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Thank you everyone for being so patient with us!  Just keep in mind that up until today, we had posted our anticipated ship date as 2/1/15.   For everyone who has placed stamp orders, your sets will ship on Wednesday!***********

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We have a great bauble giveaway at the end of this blog hop.  For this blog hop, we’re giving away the red statement necklace shown in this photo (and one stamp set of the winner’s choice and one entire set of all of our Couture Sequin Mixes)!

To qualify for the giveaway, just comment on each blog telling us which stamp set and which featured card on each blog is your fave.  Also follow us/like us on Instagram or Twitter (@thetonstamps) or on Facebook and post a comment on our page.  If you’ve already liked or followed us on one of these, then you’re set – but if you’ve liked us on Facebook, please consider leaving a post on our Page wall!

**You can also follow Effie (@happieffie) and Ruby (@rubznaz) on Instagram.   You can also follow The Ton on Pinterest (@thetonstamps).  These are not necessary, just optional!

We named our mini blog hop this because there are only 3 blogs that are participating in this debut hop:

  1. Our Blog – The Season <———– YOU ARE HERE!
  2. Effie’s Blog – Stamper, Esq.
  3. Ruby’s Blog – A Rare Ruby

So the first stop is RIGHT HERE!

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Our first card is a shaker card (we love shakers!) created from our Shoe Wardrobe Filled stamp set.  For this card, we die cut the panel and the three windows using Lawn Fawns large rectangle stitched dies.  We blended some color onto the edges of the panel using Black Soot distress ink and a mini ink blender.  Then we stamped the Keep Calm sentiment onto the front of the card panel in Hero Hues black dye ink.

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We then aligned the die cut panel and the card base to ensure that we accurately stamped  inside the windows.  Once we penciled in the windows onto the card base, we stamped the shelves from the Shoe Wardrobe Filled set and each respective pair of shoes in Hero Hues black dye ink.

shaker b-w3Then we filled the windows with 5mm silver sequins, silver and black star confetti!

steer skullFor our next card, we stayed with the distress inks but switched our stamp set to the Sketchy Menagerie.  We blended Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed distress inks onto the card panel.  Then we spritzed some water onto the panel to create that awesome speckled look.  After we let the panel dry, we die cut the stitching and the heart using Little B’s stitched heart dies.

steer skull2We adhered the panel onto some Neenah Desert Storm kraft card stock and then heat embossed the steer skull from the stamp set into the negative space of the heart with some Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  We used the “wild” sentiment from the same set (you make my heart go wild) and stamped that in the same black dye ink mentioned above.  We finished off the card by gluing on some 8mm, 6mm and 4mm matte gold sequins.

We used the Vintage Frames and Sketchy Menagerie set to create our next set of cards.  These are extremely BUSY cards due to the damask print backgrounds (Just Rite cling background stamps).

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We stamped the background stamps directly onto the card base using My Favorite Things hybrid inks in Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Red Hot.  Then we stamped the frames separately in Hero Hues black dye ink on a separate paper.  We also stamped some of the images from the Sketchy Menagerie set.  We then fussy cut the frames and faux animal heads.

pink damask frames

Next we stamped the sentiments onto the frames and then popped the frames up on foam tape onto the card base.  Then we scattered some sequins onto the card to create even MORE interest.  For the pink card, we used an assortment of metallic gold sequins (our shop has an already mixed packaged of these sequins).

blue damask frames

For the blue damask card, we finished the card off with some sequins from the Evening Shoot Couture Mix.

For the red damask card, we added some vellum behind the frames to give them a softer edge agains the red.

red damask frames

For our last feature, we’re posting about our planner stamp set, Scheduled. The inline font is super couture and the icons in the set are so adorable!  It has a cute Party bunting, stunnah shades and 8 water drops for you to keep track of your daily water intake.


Our Scheduled set also includes stamps for you to keep track of your vacays, staycays and brunch plans with your BFFs.  Or need to schedule a shopping trip?  Use the chic Little Brown Bag icon to notate that!


Thank you all for stopping by!  Your next stop is Effie’s blog  over at Stamper, Esq., so skip on over to her blog to see her cards!

Don’t forget, comment on all the blogs and follow us/like us on Instagram or Facebook to qualify for the fabulous statement necklace shown in the photo above, one stamp set of your choice and one entire set of all of our Couture Sequin Mixes!

-The Ton