Hello Spring

Hello friends, it start to get warm in my town and feel like spring start. That is why my card is very spring feeling and I love how it turns out. This card I used Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp, Hello Hummingbird stamp & Coordinating Die, and Basic Labels stamp.
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To start off I used Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp with Versamark Ink on watercolor paper. And then I heat embossed using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. After that I colored the images using watercolor paint.

 

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Next, I stamped the humming bird image from the Hello humming bird stamp set with our Couture Color inks ( Bright Emerald Dye, Azurite DyeWarm Hazelnut DyeFound Topaz DyeHollywood Star DyeCosmopolitan PinkHybrid, and Noir Dye ink) on white cardstock.  I then used Coordinating Die to cut the bird. And I used same die to cut black craft foam. Then I glued them together. Set aside.

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Next I stamped the label stamps from our Basic Labels stamp set in our Noir Dye Ink on separate cardstock. Then I fussy cut the labels. Lastly everything I adhered them on the background paper.

 

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HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

Thank you for stopping by

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Guest Designer: Amy Kolling

Hi everyone!  It’s Amy Kolling here for my first guest post for The Ton!  I am so excited for this month and the opportunity to work with all The Ton’s awesome stamps.  For my first project, I decided to use the adorable Panda Can’t Even stamp set.  
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One of the hardest things about the Panda Can’t Even stamp set was choosing which panda to use!  I created my card with a certain person in mind…..my daughter.  I stamped the panda with black ink and hand trimmed out (but there are dies!).
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To start my card, I adhered a piece of black/white striped paper to a top folding white notecard.  To a white cardstock panel, I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the center in a circular pattern.  The beauty of clear stamps is that you can curve them.  So for my sentiment, I curved the “you’re the greatest” sentiment and stamped it with black ink.  I stamped a few stars in red ink and then added some random dots with a black micron pen.  My panda was added to the scene with foam adhesive.
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To finish, I added 2 pinked edges of black cardstock to either side and adhered the whole panel with foam adhesive to the striped notecard.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!
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Also…

HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Dahlia Close Up

Hello and happy Friday, everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with two cards made using Dahlia Close Up cling stamp. I’ve been seeing many fabulous creations using this stamp on social media and I love this stamp set too like you all 🙂 !

On the first card I used the Dahlia Close Up as the background for my main actress from Born Classy stamp set and on the second card I took the big dahlia as my main image.

This is my first card!

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To start off I stamped the Dahlia Close Up in embossing ink on a glossy cardstock and heat embossed it in silver. I dripped pink alcohol inks on it (I used Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell pink and blending solution), to move the ink I tilted the paper or blew through a straw. After done with coloring I went with a silver gel pen over the image lines to cover the ink on the heat embossing. The lady from Born Classy was stamped in Cavier hybrid ink on some white cardstock and colored with Copics. I then fussy cut the lady. I cut the image along the waist line as I wanted the background to peek through the vellum gown. I stamped the lady and the over layer of the gown on a vellum. I then fussy cut the gown part only to glue them on the lady after I silver heat embossed the sparkle.

I added a strip of thin Black Glitter Tape on the right edge of my card base, glued the colored panel with dahlia flat on it and added the lady. I gave her a glass of champagne with lots of glitter and shine of clear glitter pen and clear Pico Embellisher.

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The sentiment is from Born Classy stamp set as well. I stamped it in Noir on some white cardstock and heat embossed it clear. I cut it in a banner, layered with a cardstock covered with black Glitter Tape and foam mounted it on the card. To finish off I scattered a few tiny flowers from Candy cane Garden and Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mixes.

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My second card was started with a trial to color silver heat embossed Dahlia Close Up on a black cardstock using Pearl colors. I used red violet and blue pearl. After coloring I cut the panel with my cutting machine using a cutting file I made for the shape as shown in the picture and foam mounted it on my card base. On the card base I splattered the same pearl colors and black ink. I made one more cutting file with similar wavy line for the sentiment, cut it from a clear acetate sheet and silver heat embossed the sentiment from The New Pretty on it. I added silver line on the edge using Sharpie pen and glued it on the card.

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The sequins I used are from Garden at Dusk, Midnight Frost Couture Mixes and Glass Slippers sequins. I added three Silver Dew Drops and finished off the card.

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The Ton Challenge

The cue word for the March Challenge at The Ton Challenge blog is LUCKY!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to our Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

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That’s it from my side today!  Thank you so much for visiting our blog and I hope I could inspire you with my cards today.

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

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Hello friends^^Eunji here.Today I am sharing a patterned floral card. It is so simple.Let’s start!!

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I started by stamping the peony and leaf images from our Loose Peonies set and also the berry images from our Holiday Cones (Coord. Outlines) set on paper with our Noir dye ink. After that, I colored in the images with Copic Sketch markers (BG05, BG15, YG97, YR16, R27).  Then I fussy cut everything and then adhered them to a 4×6 inch white card panel with foam tape. Next step I die cut the sentiment onto black card stock using our Birthday Word Dies. I just used the HAPPY word die from the set and drew in the shine accents with a white gel pen. Lastly I added some stickles onto the peony petal and my sentiment.

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Thank you for stopping by~

See you soon^____^

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Poppies & Gold!

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today! For today’s project, I created a card with our Thoughtful Poppies stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp set from the newest release. I watercolored this beautiful image with the Zig markers and added tons of gold to it. I LOVE gold and watercoloring floral images, so it was lots fun creating this card!

Here is the card!

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  • I started the card by stamping the peonies cluster image from our Thoughtful Poppies stamp set on a Bristol Smooth card stock in Versamark. I heat embossed the image in gold and watercolored it with Zig markers. When it was completely dry, I added gold dot accents with the glitter gel pen. I also adhered the Gold Foil tape, lined up on the edges of the panel.
  • I stamped the Geometric Lattice Cling Background stamp on a white cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with the glitter gold embossing powder. I created a window on this panel using the second largest die from our Double Stitched Circle Dies (Large).
  • I adhered the watercolored panel on A2 sized card base. Then I adhered the background panel on top using some foam tape.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Basic Labels stamp set on a white cardstock in our Noir Dye ink, fussy cut, and adhered it on the card.
  • I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins and gold thread.

 

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That’s it from me for today! Hope you enjoyed the card!

 


Also…

Hope you join us for the March challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for March is “Lucky

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day! Happy crafting!

hugs,

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nice and clean for spring…

Good morning! Happy Friday! Emily here with you today with a pair of clean, white cards with just a pop of color. You know me, and you know how much I LOVE color. Unique color combos just make my heart flutter. But sometimes, a girl just needs some nice, bright, white space with a pop of color here and there. Both of my projects are an homage to the simplistic beauty of the Geometric Lattice Cover Plate. This was released a while ago, and it’s absolutely timeless. Such a great pattern, and when you do a tone-on-tone as I did here, the subtle texture is amazing.

For my first project is fairly simple. I started by die cutting the Geometric Lattice Cover Plate from some white card stock and adhering it to my white A2 card base. I stamped some beautiful peonies from Loose Peonies, heat embossed with our Rose Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Zigs, then fussy cut right down to the edge of the embossing (you could also use the coordinating dies, but I didn’t want the white of the card base to be thrown off by the slightly off-white of the watercolor paper).

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For the sentiment, I heat embossed the sympathy greeting from Large Peony 2 again using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder onto some vellum that had been die cut with the smallest of our Large Double Stitched Rectangles. I placed everything where I wanted it on my card base, adhered the flowers to the corners of the stitched rectangle, then hid the dimensional adhesive behind the blooms so as to not mar the vellum with unsightly adhesive.

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For my next card, I stayed with the white-on-white theme with a pop of shocking pink. I again layered a white die cut Geometric Lattice cover plate over a white A2 card base. I then die cut the Congratulations die three times, once from our Bright Pink adhesive foil, twice more from white card stock, then adhered them together to create a dimensional die cut.

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To add a little something to this fairly simple card, I added a few blooms from the Scripty Alpha Lower that had been stamped with Grand Fuchsia, Plum Wine, and Ocean Teal and fussy cut.

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Well, there you have it! Clean, bright, but with some pretty texture and pops of color. Hope you enjoyed my projects today! Have a fantastic weekend!

Also, don’t forget that the March Challenge is live over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog. The theme this month is “Lucky,” so I hope you will grab your stamps and create a project (or several) to link up! There’s no limit to the amount of times you can enter, so get your entries in for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s store!

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Mirror Image Event Giveaway Winners

Hello everyone, Effie here today! I’m just popping in to announce the winners for the Mirror Image Event! Did you all enjoy it? There was SO much inspiration from all the teams that collaborated for this event!  If you missed any post, head on over to Suzy’s blog for a full lineup of posts and inspiration.

Without further ado, here are the Winners from the Mirror Image Event:

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From My Sweet Petunia, your choice of the Mini or Regular MISTI, please contact Iliana for instructions on receiving your MISTI’s

  • PEGGY BONOVA
  • CAROL HARDIE
  • TERESA DOYLE

From The Ton Stamps, a $25 Gift Certificate to The Ton Stamps, email me (Effie) at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM to retrieve your gift code!

  • TARA PRINCE
  • MKW_CARDS
  • NANCY PENIR
  • DEBBIE PENNOCK

From So Suzy Stamps, a $25 Gift Certificate to So Suzy Stamps, please contact Suzanne for instructions on receiving your gift certificate

  • BARBARA MACASKILL
  • ILOVESTAMPING
  • BARBARA J BAXTER
  • LISA’S CREATIVE NICHE

From Simply Charming Everyday, please contact Denise regarding shipment of your bags.

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  • Bunkie Bag
  • ERICKA STRANGE
  • CM (CAROL)

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  • Mini MISTI Zip Pouch
  • BEEJAY
  • D SPARKS

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  • MISTI Zip Pouch
  • CGHUNDLEY
  • SANDY HENTZEL

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  • Memory MISTI Tote
  • ABUSYBEE – DOUBLECLICK CONNECTIONS

Congratulations to all the winners!! Before I leave, today is also the last day to participate in our February Challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift code to our shop! Be sure to link up your LOVE themed projects by midnight tonight!

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Thanks for stopping by and se you next time!

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Coral and Gray

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.

I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.

For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.

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I started off by stamping the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in layer using Coral Collection inks and the foliage in gray using Pewter Collection inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies  and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped  Geometric Lattice cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in Crystal Pewter using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended Peach Blossom ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx on a piece of card stock on which I blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  inks as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.

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To create the background for this card I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.

Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.

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I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.

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Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.

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The background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set.  For this card I adhered two small Clear Dew Drops in addition to some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!

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That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!

The Ton Challenge

The Ton Challenge closes tomorrow at 12:55pm EST. There is still enough time to join in! The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post 🙂 !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

The Ton and So Suzy Stamps Mirror Stamp Collaboration!

Hello, friends! Emily here with you today for another installment of The Ton and So Suzy Stamps (creator of the awesome Mirror Image Stamp) and My Sweet Petunia (creator of the fantastically amazing MISTI tool) Mirror Stamping Event!! We’ve been bringing you inspiration all month long with different ways to use your MISTI in conjunction with the Mirror Image Stamp from So Suzy Stamps and the beautiful stamps from The Ton to create unique and beautiful projects.

If you are just joining the party, you can find a video tutorial on how to use the Mirror Stamp here. Super easy and super fun. Gives you even more ways to use your stamps, and lots more bang for your buck! Let’s get started on my project today.

To start, I stamped the bicycle image from Beautiful Day using black waterproof ink on some watercolor paper. I then used the Mirror Image Stamp from SSS to create a perfect mirror image of the bicycle so that I could have his and hers bikes! (See what I mean? So much bang for your buck!) I added the pretty floral spray from Beautiful Day, then masked off the other basket and added the pup from City Girls: Retail Therapy.

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After I had finished stamping my mirrored bicycles, it was time to add the custom sentiment. I started with the “LOVE” from Vogue Alpha Upper stamped in the same waterproof black ink, then added the “is a beautiful ride” using the Scripty Alpha Lower. I watercolored the whole panel with my Zig markers and a wet paintbrush. My “LOVE” was slightly off center, and it was so irritatingly noticeable that I decided to add a little fuchsia heart from Beautiful Day next to it. I stamped three different sizes of hearts, fussy cut them out, then popped them up off of the card front. Et voila!

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Now, here is the super fun part: to celebrate this month-long event, we have tons (ha, see what I did there?) of prizes to giveaway!

We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on the Mirror Event posts. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! The winners will be announced on February 28, 2017.

You also have a couple more days to enter The Ton’s February Challenge blog! The theme is LOVE… so be sure to hop on over to the blog post and get your entry linked up to be eligible to win a $50 prize! You have until February 28, 11:59 EST to get your project in, so hurry, hurry!

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Have an absolutely marvelous day, friends.

 

Guest Designer: Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone, Happy Saturday! It’s Taheerah and I’m so happy to be joining you again for one final time this month as The Ton’s Guest Designer! I’ve had such a great time sharing my creations with you!

One thing I’ve always loved are the layering stamp sets that The Ton come out with. They’re always so well thought out and the level of detail is astounding! When I saw the Party Fans stamp set I completely fell for how fun it looked, and I knew I just had to have some fun with it myself:

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I went with one of my favourite colour combos -pink, mint and gold! Layering the fans really helped them come to life!

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Once I’d stamped all my fans, I set about adding some additional touches to them. I’ve often seen the party fans that have gold foil accents in various patterns, so that’s what I set out to create with the help of my Quickie Glue Pen and some gold glitter!

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I added some extra accents from the Friggin Fabulous set – an oldie but goodie! I then finished up with sentiments from the Brushed You stamp set. I love how there’s a ton going on on the card, but the sentiment really helps lead the eye and doesn’t let you get distracted too much by all the sparkle!

I hope you’ve loved seeing my work here this month! I’ve had such a great time and I want to thank Effie for inviting me to spend some time with you again. Please head on over to my blog to see some of my other work! Thanks for stopping by!