Sending Hugs and Kisses

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!!

It’s TaeEun here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I combined the beautiful floral image from Coming Up Peonies stamp set with the lips from Smooched stamp set to make today’s card ūüôā .

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I started off by stamping the middle sized lips from Smooched stamp set on a watercolor cardstock. I left the stamp in the MISTI tool and stamped the lips again on my white cardbase in Red Sangria Hybrid ink. To add more shine on the lips I clear heat embossed it.  I then stamped the floral image from Coming Up Peonies on the watercolor cardstock after masking the previously stamped lips inclusive the area around the lips.

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I watercolored the peonies in purple – I used blue violet, red violet and pink tone. To make the background more vibrant I colored the background in Cerulean Blue and Violet Color Burst powders. I splattered white opaque ink on the background and let the panel dry.

I cut the lips on the colored panel using the coordinating die and cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 size using Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then foam mounted the panel onto the cardbase on which I stamped the red lips so that the lips peeking through the die cut window of the colored panel.

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For the sentiment I used Penned Sentiments and Basic Banners set. I silver heat embossed the banner and stamped the sentiment in Noir. I then cut the banner using the¬†Coordinating die. I stamped a smaller lips from Smooched set in Red Sangria ink on a scrap of white cardstock, clear heat embossed and die cut it, and adhered it on the right end of the banner.¬† “sending” was stamped directly on the colored panel. The sentiment banner with the small lips was foam mounted onto the card. I added one red sequins from Valentine Icing Couture Mix on the left corner to balance the two red lips on the right side and scattered¬† a few Glass Slippers sequins to finish off the card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you all a happy crafty weekend!



Soft Floral Cards

Hello crafty friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! ¬†It’s TaeEun here today with two soft floral cards.

For the first card I combined Watercolor Wreaths and Peony Terrace Cling background stamp as they have the same watercolor look. For my second card I created a clean and dreamy composition of florals and greenery using City Girls Book Life, Wild Peonies and Mini Wild Florals stamp sets.

Let’s take a look at my cards :)!

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To create my first card I started by die cutting the floral wreath from Watercolor Wreath from a Bristol Smooth paper panel using coordinating die. I then taped the negative panel together to heat emboss the Peony Terrace on it in some white pearl embossing powder. I then stamped the floral wreath from Watercolor Wreath using Aquamarkers on the positive die cut. I colored the flowers on the stamp in pink or yellow and the leaves in green and stamped it. I then added details using Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment in Noir is from Penned Sentiments set which was stamped on a silver heat embossed banner from Basic Banners. I die cut the banner using coordinating die. To assemble my card I foam mounted the negative panel on a gray cardbase and placed the wreath, first a fun foam die cut and then the colored die cut. The fun foam is thicker than my foam adhesive, so that the wreath is popped up slightly over the front panel. I then adhered the banner. To finish off I went over the flowers with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker and added a few Glass Slippers Round Confetti around the wreath.

You can see the shimmer on the Peony Terrace background and the glitter on the wreath better in close up picture below.

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My second card was made, inspired by the sentiment from Sunnies set. “You wake up fabulous.” Hope you can see what I wanted to represent ūüôā .

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To start off I stamped small greenery stamps from Wild Peonies and Mini Wild Florals stamp sets on a A2 sized white cardstock. The colors I used are Caribbean Turquoise, Bright Emerald, Cobalt Breeze and Ocean Teal.. I then stamped the lady from Born Classy in Caviar Hybrid ink on that panel and die cut it using coordinating die. I colored her with Copic markers. I added Ocean Teal on the bottom edge of the front panel by blending. I stamped the flower bouquet from City Girls Book Life set on a separate white cardstock, colored it with Copic markers as well and die cut it with coordinating die.  I then cut the part with two hands out and glued the bouquet on the hair of the lady. The sentiment from Sunnies was gold heat embossed on a strip of vellum. I adhered both ends of the vellum strip on the back of the front panel and mounted the panel flat on a white cardbase. The lady was foam mounted onto her place on the front panel. A coat of glitter was added on the flower bouquet and on the dress using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker. To finish off I added some sequins from Smoked Emerald Sparkling Clear Sequins mix.

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And here are both cards together. Btw the backdrop board I used is called Bokeh Glow!

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For this month we have a fun and summery Mood Board Challenge. You have still time to enter!!! Hope to see your projects in The Ton Challenge blog gallery!

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Create any type of paper crafting project inspired by our Mood Board. You may be inspired by images in the photos or by some of the colors you see in the images on the board. We leave it up to you in regards to what you choose to take away from this board. Don’t forget to visit our Challenge blog to get more inspiration and play along to get a chance to win a $50 gift code to The Ton shop!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope I could inspire you with my cards!

Have a great day!








Mood Board Inspired

Hello everyone! It’s LauraJane today, sharing a card that was inspired by the Mood Board at The Ton Challenge Blog .¬†¬† I can’t seem to move away from the beautiful, FRESH colors on this board chosen by Effie.


If you haven’t seen the board here it is:

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I reached for the newly released Sunflower Border Cling and the MISTI, several Zig markers in colors coordinating with the Mood Board. 021,026,041,045,046,050,069,098,200,202,220,222,230

My favorite paper to use with the Cling stamps and ZIGs is by RANGER, Gloss Finish. When using the MISI, the color pools in unexpected places adding to the watercolor look without adding any water.  After the background was colored to my satisfaction, I used the Sunflower Border Coordinating Die to cut the center from the panel.



I LOVE how this turned out! I hope you are inspired to created something YOU LOVE, today.

Creative Hugs,


Remember, you can join the fun at The Ton Challenge Blog until the end of July:)) Make sure you use at least one product from The Ton with a creation inspired by the Mood Board for this month to be entered to win a $50 shopping spree to The Ton’s store!

Happy Early 4th of July

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Hello and welcome back to our blog! Before I begin with my card, I have a small product announcement: our Summer 2017 Release Incentive Products are now available for sale in our shop!

For today, I have a patriotic card for an early Fourth of July card created with our new Eagle and Mountains sets.

I started off by die cutting my eagle shape onto cardstock. I kept it within the panel with some washi tape because this prevented the shifting of the piece of cardstock as I stamped my layers. The reason I die cut my panel first before stamping the actual eagle was to ensure that my stamping was precise and that it coordinated with the die.

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I stamped the body of my eagle starting with the third layer in our Dark Roast ink. Then I stamped the first two layers with Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. The head was stamped with Crystal Pewter (our lightest gray ink). The tail was stamped with our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The beak was stamped with Amber Citrine. The feet were stamped in Amber Citrine and Peach Blossom. The details on the head (eye and beak) and talons were stamped with our Noir dye ink. Once my eagle was completely stamped, I took the washi tape off from behind the panel and set the eagle aside as I stamped my mountains.

For my Mountains, I used our Pewter collection inks. I added landscape details by stamping the trees with our Noir dye ink. Next I die cut the mountains using the coordinating die.

Next I used Alizarin Crimson and Indigo Colorbursts to create a watercolored background.  After I dried my watercolor panel, I splattered some clean water drops onto the panel and lifted color off the panel with a paper towel. This helped create some texture to the background.

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Then I created a top folding horizontal cardbase and adhered silver glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. Then I adhered my watercolor panel onto the base and popped up my mountains and eagle over my background. Next I stamped my banner and sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink and then die cut the banner with its coordinating die. I added shading to the banner with my zig markers (haze blue and light gray). Once the banner was complete, I popped it up under my eagle.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe holiday!


Father’s Day w/Beer

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but don’t fret! You still have time to whip up a spectacular card for the special dad in your life! Don’t tell dad, but I’ve been known to whip one up the morning of – shhh, our little secret!

Janette here to share with you a card beer lovers will enjoy in yellow tones.  Use darker, rich brown ink shades for a rootbeer lover. The Beer stamp set will make a fabulous rootbeer or even rootbeer float! Yum-O!

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I began layering by stamping in my lightest yellow, The Ton Stamps Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Couture Color. Then onto Beach Blonde and Amber Citrine to finish out the beer. The glass is stamped in Crystal Pewter and then Smoky Quartz. I stamped the froth in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake as a guidline, knowing that I was going to cover it with the Marvy Snow Marker.


The Marvy Snow Marker is a liquid in a marker type container. Press the tip to expel liquid to coat area. Then use a heat tool and watch as the liquid puffs. I then coated the puff with Clear Wink of Stella for a more realistic effect.


I stamped the sentiment in Caviar Hybrid ink from the Beer stamp set onto the large banner from Basic Banners and Die cut it. After applying Copics in C00, C2 and C4 to the banner for depth, I fussy cut the beer (dies available) and popped up on a Distress Ink background.


I hope I have sparked some creativity in you today with this super easy stamp layering beer mug!


Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton Color Palette Challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop!

xo, Janette