Grouped Layering Stamps

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all well and stay healthy! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of floral cards I made using some of our grouped layering stamp sets. I used Peony Memories Cardmaking, Rose of Sharon, Floral Bits 1 & 2 and Spring Layered Alphas stamp sets and coordinating dies.

If you haven’t heard about the grouped Layering stamp sets yet, you have to check them out! It is an ingenious layering system, which helps you layer multiple images at the same time. There are coverplate coordinating dies for these stamp sets, which cut the whole panel of stamped images in a single pass through your die cutting machine!

Let’s take a look at my cards!

The first one is made using Peony Memories Cardmaking set and Spring Layered Alphas set.

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I stamped the pink peonies in Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet and Red Sangria hybrid ink, the yellow peonies in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop and Amber Citrine and the leaves in Crystal Garden Collection inks. After the stamping was done I cut them using the coordinating dies and set them all aside.

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To stamp the Spring Layered Alphas I picked Noir for the letters, Soft Garnet for the large flowers and Soft Garden and Hot Tourmaline for the leaves. The small flowers were heat embossed in Rose Gold. I cut all the letters using the coverplate die.

To create the background I white heat embossed the starry confetti from the Confetti Borders stamp set on both sides of an A2 sized white panel and ink blended it in Lemon Drop, Soft Garnet, Soft Garden and Cali Blue.

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I then started assembling my card. I mounted the background panel flat on a pink cardbase and arranged the floral clusters. I adhered the leaves flat on the background and raised the flowers using some foam tape. The letters were added with foam adhesives. The small sentiment is from Layered Floral Alpha stamp set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of yellow cardstock and added it to the card. To finish off I scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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The second card is showcasing Rose of Sharon and theFloral Bits 1 & 2 stamp sets.

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I stamped the Rose of Sharon and the flower of the Floral Bits 2 in Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink, Grand Fuchsia and Spiced Chai. For the Floral Bits 1 I used Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine and Coralline Hybrid ink. For the leaves I used Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss.

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I cut the flowers using the coordinating die, arranged them on a piece of A2 sized paper, secured the arrangement with a piece of Press’n Seal wrap and adhered foam tapes on the back of the floral arrangement.

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I ink blended Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink on the front of a white cardbase making the perimeter darker than the center and added white splatters. I stamped the sentiment from Rose of Sharon set in Noir and transferred the floral arrangement onto the cardbase. I cut off the excessive area of the floral arrangement and added a few clear Dew drops to finish off the card.

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Using the grouped layering stamp sets and coordinating dies you can stamp and cut the floral elements and sentiments only with several steps. I really love to have the finished florals in my stash for my next projects!

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today!

Wishing you a crafty day!



Some sunshine with Coming Up Lilies

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here and I would like to bring some sunshine to your day. Here is my card I made using Coming Up Lilies stamp set.


I began by stamping beautiful flowers on a white cardstock with Caviar and colored them with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut them.

I cut out card panel using Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) and stamped Bare Tones Cling Background onto it in Bright Fern. Next, I cut out white card panel from cardstock using Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). I foam mounted that card panel on a green-white card panel.


I adhered lily bouquet on my card. The sentiment was stamped (with Noir) on a label that I made using Quick Labels stamps and coordinating die and Cosmopolitan Pink Hybriddye. I embellished the card with a few sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

That’s all from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Giveaway Winner

Hello and welcome back! I’m popping in to announce the winner of our Spring Release blog hop giveaway!

The winner is TERRI SANDOVAL! Please email me at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM within 72 hours to claim your giveaway. Please include GIVEAWAY in the subject line and in the body of your email, include your stamp of choice (excludes 9x12in stamps) and mailing address.

Congratulations, Terri!

Thank you to everyone else who participated in celebrating our new release with us!



Coming Up Lilies – Eclipse Card

Good morning!! I hope everyone is doing well!!

I have an eclipse card to share with you today that features the Coming Up Lilies stamp set!! The “Coming Up” stamps that Effie designs are among some of my favorite stamps of all time, and this one is no exception! I think I did such a good job on the eclipse portion of the card, that it’s really hard to see in photos…lol! You have to look really close!

I began by stamping the Coming Up Lilies stamp onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copics. I die-cut “hello” from the panel with one of the dies from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. I die-cut the letters five more times from yellow cardstock and stacked them behind the colored ones. (Be sure to save the insides of the letters to add them back in.)

I adhered the panel slightly askew to an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock and trimmed the excess. I adhered the stacked letters back into the negative areas, then added some shimmer pen and clear glaze. Once it was dry, I added a sentiment strip, from Floral Bits 2, which was stamped in Noir Ink.

I thought the lilies looked a little dark, so I used a yellow gel pen to add some dots to the lilies. A few sequins from the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix was the finishing touch!!

Can you see the “hello”? It’s under the sentiment strip! With the glimmer and glaze, it shows up really well in person…it’s just really hard to capture in photos!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe out there!!


Floral Bits Card

Hello! Olga with you today and I want to share my card with Floral Bits, Floral Bits 2 and Rose of Sharon.

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I stamped all layers of the flowers with inks. Then I used Rose of Sharon, Floral Bits and Floral Bits 2 Coordinating Dies.

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I toned the cardstock with inks for background. I stamped the title  from Rose of Sharon using hot embossing and white powder.

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I put together all the details of my card and added acrylic splash. I decorated it with sequins.

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Have a nice day and be healthy!





Thank You Card Trio

Hello, friends!! I hope all is well!! I have a trio of thank you cards to share with you today!!

These Grouped Layering Stamps are just so addicting!! Once I start stamping with these, I just can’t stop…lol!!

I began by stamping the Spring Layered Alpha Stamp Bundle and Floral Bits 2 with the following Ink Collections: Amethyst, Blues and Orchid. I used Soft Garden and Bright Fern for the leaves and Beach Blondie for the centers of the flowers.

After all of the stamping was done, I die-cut the images with the Spring Layered Alphas Coordinating Coverplate Die and Floral Bits 2 Coordinating Die.

I found some coordinating cardstock in each color and die-cut a small rectangle using the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lg) and a larger rectangle using the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Sm).

I adhered the larger rectangle to a white A2 cardbase. The die-cut letters were adhered onto the smaller rectangle and I matted it with white cardstock. It was popped up in the center of the card with foam tape.

I arranged the floral die-cuts in opposite corners of the smaller rectangle and adhered them with a combination of liquid and dimensional adhesive.

A few Glass Slippers Sequins add a little shine.

I added yellow dots to the floral centers with a yellow gel pen and called them done!!

Have you tried these Grouped Layering Stamps & Dies? They are so amazing to work with!!

Thanks for hanging out with me today!! Have a great rest of the week!!


Hello Bountiful Magnolias

Hello everyone!
Today Anna with you and I’m sharing a card I made using fab Bountiful Magnolias stamp set.



I started by cutting out an image with Cricut using Bountiful Magnolias SVG Coordinating Cut File. Then I stamped floral cluster from onto it and did some no-line coloring with Holbein watercolors.

For the background, I stamped Magnolia Fields Cling Background on a A2 sized white cardstock in Peach Blossom.


I adhered main image on the card panel. “Hello” from Story Rose was stamped in Noir. Lastly, I added a few sequins from Summer Soiree Couture Mix to finish it up.

That’s all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay safe!


#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our stop on the #spreadjoynotgerms mega blog hop! You should have arrived from Jen Carter’s blog. We are so excited to be one of the many sponsors on this hop.

During these crazy and uncertain times, I think we all need a little pick me up so I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the beautiful inspiration from this hop. In addition to eye candy, there are prizes from 31 sponsors including a $20 gift certificate from our shop (applicable to our stamps, dies, ink and gilding)! Scroll down for more prize info or head over here or here for full details of this hop.

For my card today, I used our new *patent pending* Strategic Marker Grouped Layering Morning Glory Cheer and Easy Expressions stamp set!

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Both stamps were designed using our new patent pending grouped layering technology. All you have to do is choose your inks, line up the strategic markers on each layer and stamp away! The layering is effortless and quick! Then cut out all the images at once, in one single pass using the coordinating die.

For my morning glories I used our Peony Collection, Citrine Collection and Crystal Garden Collection (plus Basil Mojito Ink) layering inks. For my sentiment, I used our Caviar Hybrid (non staining) and Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid inks.

I used the Sending You a Smile sentiment from our new Easy Expressions set.

For my background, I stamped our Mini Dots cling background stamp onto an A2 white cardstock panel using our Caviar Hybrid ink. This is one of my favorite background stamps because it’s neutral, subtle yet so chic and modern.

Once everything was stamped and die cut, I popped up all the florals, leaves and sentiment to complete my card!

PRIZES: There are 31 Sponsors including our $20 gift code to our shop. The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Deadline to enter is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra’s blogs.

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on this hop is Nanette Tracy.

Alcohol Inked Greetings

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re all doing well. It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of greeting cards I colored using alcohol ink. Over the long Easter weekend I pulled out my alcohol inks again and played with them 🙂 .

My first card is featuring the Bright Peony stamp set from our April Release. It’s a gorgeous huge flower. Of course I couldn’t resist to color this peony with my alcohol ink 🙂 .

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I started off applying Shell Pink and Flamingo alcohol ink with lots of rubbing alcohol on an alcohol ink cardstock to make a soft pink panel. After the panel was dry I heat embossed the Bright Peony in silver on it. I then started coloring the peony. I dropped Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink alcohol ink on the petals and moved the ink by tilting the panel. I used Slate alcohol ink for the leaves. I splattered silver Mixative on the panel and let it dry.

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Actually I wanted to use the whole panel. But I didn’t like the pink background, so I decided to cut the flower off from the panel. Instead I created an extra background. I silver heat embossed the Geometric Lattice cling background on a white cardstock panel and ink blended Hollywood Star on the four corners of the panel.

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I mounted the background panel on a pink cardbase and foam mounted the peony on it.

The sentiment was cut using the Love and Hugs word plate die . I cut “hugs” three times from some white cardstock and once from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy fine Silver.  I stacked them all together and added it to the card. I finished off the card with some silver and clear sequins from New Year Couture Mix.

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For the second card I used the Confetti Balloons stamp set.

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I started off by creating the alcohol inked background panel. I applied rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Flamingo, Raspberry and Pool alcohol ink on a YUPO panel and moved and dried the ink using a blower.

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I white heat embossed the outline and the star confetti pattern of the Confetti Balloons three times on a white cardstock. I then ink blended them in Hollywood Star, Cobalt Breeze and Grand Fuchsia. I fussy cut the balloons and set them aside. You can use the coordinating cut file to cut the image!

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The sentiment is from Mega Confetti Numbers set. I stamped “HAPPY” in Grape Crush and the small sentiment in Grand Fuchsia on the background panel. The dye inks don’t dry easily on YUPO. So I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and carefully heat set it.

I drew the strings for the balloons with a purple Sharpie pen on the background panel and foam mounted the balloons on it.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you can find some time to craft!

Stay safe and healthy!






April 2020 Release

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!

Everything is available for purchase now.

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:

Morning Glory Cheer, 9x12in Photopolymer Stamp and Coordinating Die (available separately)

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.


  • 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.
Floral Bits 2, 4×6 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

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!

Created by Anna using our Floral Bits 2 stamp and 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate die.

Easy Expressions, 6×8 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

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.

Easy Expressions Coordinating Die – How cool is this die?!

The coordinating die will cut out the 12 sentiments out in one pass through your die cutting machine.

Confetti Alphas, 6×8 Photopolymer Set

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.

Created by Tae Eun using our Confetti Alphas and Floral Bits 2.  Inks: Ballet Slippers and Hollywood Star.

Mega Confetti Numbers, 6×8 Photopolymer set

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!

Confetti Balloons, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp

Our Confetti Balloons set features a fun and whimsical balloon design with additional confetti elements that you can stamp and/or emboss inside the outline image. Coordinating SVG cut file available here.

Created by Anna using our Confetti Balloons, Confetti Alphas and Quick Labels stamps.

Created by Vera using our Confetti Balloons and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Lily Fields, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Lily Fields is the newest background stamp in our collection. This stamp features a beautiful and busy background of lovely lilies that are so fun to color.

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Created by Tae Eun using our Lily Fields and Willow Alphas (see below).

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Coming Up Lilies, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Coming Up Lilies is the newest in our Coming Up Series. Stamp it or emboss it and color the beautiful images to create a floral card! Coordinating SVG cut file is available separately.

Created by Tae Eun using our Coming Up Lilies stamp, Diagonal Stripes cling background stamp and Glass Slippers Round Confetti gilding.

Created by Olga using our Coming Up Lilies and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Bright Peony, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

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!

Created by Brenda using our Bright Peony stamp, Love and Hugs word plate dies and Glass Slippers Sequins.

Created by Anna using our Bright Peony stamp and Thank You word die (you sentiment).

Bountiful Magnolias, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

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.

Cancelled, 2×3 Mini Photopolymer stamp

Our new mini Cancelled stamp is the newest addition to our planner stamp collection.

OMG Sentiments, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp Set

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.

Willow Alphas, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp 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).

  1. Olga
  2. Vera
  3. Brenda
  4. Tae Eun
  5. Anna

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!