Blog Hop and Bauble Giveaway Winner + Surprise Announcement

Happy Saturday, all!  This week has flown by so quickly but today is the day we finally announce the winner of our Blog Hop and Bauble Giveaway!

Before I do that, I just want to thank everyone for their support and kind comments over the last few weeks!  Also a HUGE shoutout to our amazing Design Team, Ruby and Jess, who have worked so friggin (haha) hard to turn out some beautiful cards for the second release.  We’re all so excited at the positive response to our second release 🙂

Now for the winner:  

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Congrats, Jess!!! Please email us at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM within 48 hours to claim your fabulous prize!

*************************Now, for our SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT*******************

Christmas has come early and the SHIP DATE for the second release stamps is this Monday, April 6, 2015!!  Also, if you are really loving our Fresh Cut Peonies, they are going fast!

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One last thing – you all still have a chance to win one of three $10 gift certificates to our shop because we are one of the sponsors for the great Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop that is going on right now.  It is organized by Tenia Nelson and Veronica Fletcher Zalis.  It’s a wonderful cause and there are so many sponsors offering great prizes.  Check out Tenia and Veronica’s blogs to start your hop!  Jess and Ruby are also participating in this great Hop.  Leave them some love and increase your chances in winning some great prizes!

Thanks again for stopping by!!

– Effie

Second Release Blog Hop and Full Reveal

Hello everyone, Effie here! I’m SO excited to kick off The Ton’s Second Release Blog Hop (Skip and Jump) and Full Reveal!!  We have a total of NINE new couture sets in our new release!  We hope you’ve been following our Sneak Peek party for the past two weeks but the moment is finally here!!

2nd releaseThis release has a variety of different stamps (images and sentiments!).  We played around with fun and chic fonts in these designs to bring you some fabulous sets!

Our NINE sets (going clockwise above):

  1. It’s Cray Cray
  2. Friggin Fabulous
  3. Simple Florals
  4. Panda Can’t Even (because there’s a couple of pandas in that set that can’t even)
  5. Thanks a Bunch
  6. Princess Cut Diamonds
  7. Fresh Cut Peonies
  8. The Most Interesting Cardmaker in the World
  9. Underwear Drawer

2nd hop badgeNow for our Blog Hop!!  To qualify to win the prize package, you must comment on each blog along the hop – tell us about which stamp set from our second release is your fave and which card on each hop you like the best!  The order of the hop is below:

  1. The Season is your first stop (right here!)
  2. Jess’ blogAll the Sparkle;
  3. Ruby’s blog, A Rare Ruby.

***Optional: Follow The Ton on InstagramTwitter, Pinterest and like us on Facebook.

  • One lucky commenter will win (1) one stamp set of choice from our second release and (2) a pair of fabulous statement earrings!
  • Comments will close on Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 11:59pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

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Now for the cards! You’ve caught sneak peeks of these cards for the past two weeks and now I can finally show you the entire cards!  Today I will feature three cards.  I will be back on Friday with a couple more cards!

For my first card, I used our Fresh Cut Peonies stamp set!  It comes with four peonies in different blooming stages. Each flower, stalk and leaf has 3 layers.  The set comes with a vase and one scripty sentiment.  This set also comes with a gorgeous color printed layering guide. No need to print your own when you receive this set!

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For my first card of the Hop (finally!), I created a multi-layer, top folding card using our Fresh Cut Peonies stamp set.

peonyI stamped the vase first in Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Silver pigment ink. I did this to ensure that the peonies and stalks would be centered.

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Next, I stamped the peonies in (1)Memento Angel Pink, Hero Arts (2) Bubble Gum and (2) Ultra Pink.  The stalks and leaves were stamped in My Favorite Things Hybrid Inks (1) Sour Apple and (2) Gumdrop Green and Tsukineko’s Brilliance (2) Pearlescent Ivy pigment ink.  This layering guide (which comes with your set but can also be found here if you need) will show you exactly where to stamp your layers to create perfect peonies!

peony layering guideI used some masking techniques on this card.  I had to mask off the peony on the bottom left portion of the card so that I could stamp the stalks of the two peony bulbs in the background.  To make sure I didn’t create a mess, I also had to create a mask for the vase as well because I didn’t want the stalks going off paper or mucking up the gorgeous silver pigment ink.

peony3Then I die cut the card panel using the 2nd largest die in the Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangles die cut set.  I adhered that panel onto come light pink card stock which was then adhered onto another panel which was stamped with Hero Arts’s wood mounted Lattice background stamp (in HA Soft Granite dye ink).

Lastly, I stamped the Hello sentiment from the set in Tsukineko’s Brilliance Pearlescent Purple pigment ink. I decided to clear emboss the sentiment to give the card some extra oomph.  I also added some rhinestones because no card is complete unless you add some bling!

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For my next card, I used stamps from our new Panda Can’t Even set and Princess Cut Diamonds (which also comes with its own layering guide) set.

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Princess Dia Layer TutI stamped the background using the largest outline stamp from our Princess Cut Diamonds set in Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink.  While that was drying, I die cut the heart from Little B’s designer Heart stitched dies.  I blended Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey (in this order, going from bottom to top) onto the heart die cut.  I stamped the “hey there” sentiment in black dye ink onto the bottom of the heart which I then adhered onto the background panel.

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Then I stamped the two pandas on separate card stock, fussy cut them and popped them up, facing each other, with some foam squares. Then I added some pink heart confetti to add some more shine to the card.

Underwear waterFor the finishing touch, I stamped the back of the card with our 2in x 3in Underwear Drawer stamp set with Hero Arts Ultra Pink dye ink.  This set was not sneaked in the past two weeks because one sneak would’ve given the whole set away.

underwearAnd now for the last card on this stop! I promise this one will be brief 🙂

friggin waterMy next card was created using our Friggin Fabulous set.  It’s a bit more edgy. I don’t think I’ve seen any sets out there with the word Friggin in it.  With this set, you can combine the separate sentiments to make some spunky phrases (You’re Friggin Fabulous, Friggin Awesome, etc).

big dealI stamped the focal sentiment first in Tsukineko’s Neon Coral pigment ink (one of my favorite ink colors).  I love the “(kind of)” sentiment because it adds a touch of sarcasm to the card but is not offensive – it’s just funny.   Then I stamped the rest of the words in the set in black dye ink around the focal sentiment to create a somewhat abstract background.  I love the contrasting neon and black in this card.  I kept this as a one layer card with no embellishments because it’s so busy already.  Lastly, I adhered the card panel onto a top folding gray card base to keep it neutral.

That is it for this stop on our Blog Hop!  Hope you enjoyed this post.  Make sure to leave a comment on which stamp set from our second release is your favorite.  Also let us know know which one of our cards is your fave!

Your next stop on the Hop is Jess on her blog.  After Jess’s blog, your last stop will be on Ruby’s blog.  Leave a comment by 11:59pm EST on Friday, April 3, 2015 on each blog to qualify to win our Blog Hop Bauble Giveaway. Thanks for joining us!!

– Effie

Sneak Peek #12: Art Deco

Hi everyone! Effie here today with Sneak Peek #12!  The shoes in this sneak are not new (they’re from our Shoe Wardrobe Filled set).

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However, what you see surrounding the shoes are from our new release!

princess preshowHope you enjoyed the sneak for the day! Ruby and Jess have been posting sneaks all week! Make sure check out all the sneak peeks from the past two weeks.  Jess’s post from yesterday links back to Sneak Peeks #1-11 here.  Make sure you check it out!

We only have two more days to go before our full reveal on Monday, 3/30 (at 7am EST).  We also have a fabulous Blog Hop and Bauble giveaway on Monday to celebrate our second release!   Further details of the Blog Hop can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!

-Effie

Sneak Peek #7 and Blog Hop News

Happy Sunday, everyone! Effie here to introduce Sneak Peek #7 to all you fine people!

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This sneak peek shows you some stamps from two of our new release sets.  We have another week of sneak peeks this week. Make sure you join us everyday to catch more glimpses in what’s to come. Hopefully you are all as excited as we are about our new release!  All of our new sets will be FULLY revealed on our shop site on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7am EST.  This is when our 2nd release will be available for PRE-ORDER with an anticipated ship date of April 13, 2015.  So make sure you shop our pre-sale on 3/30 to reserve your sets beforehand!

SECOND RELEASE UPDATE: Instead of eight new sets, we will have NINE new sets in our second release! Makes sure you check out our sneak peeks for the rest of the week!

BLOG HOP NEWS

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To kick off our second release, our Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble giveaway will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015.  Our blog, The Season, Ruby and Jess‘ blog will be the stops on our second release blog hop!  We will be giving away one stamp set of choice from the new release and a bauble*! Also we apologize to our international fans but we must limit our current bauble blog hop giveaway to US participants only! Thank you for understanding!

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Rules:

  • Comment on each blog in the Blog Hop, Skip and Jump.  The order of the Hop will be as follows:
  • Optional: Follow The Ton on Instagram (@TheTonStamps) and like us on Facebook.

That’s all for today!  Thank you for stopping by!

– Effie

***What is shown in the picture is not necessarily the bauble(s) to be won in our above-mentioned giveaway.  This photo is used as marketing/promotional material at this time.  The Ton Stamps reserves the right to choose the bauble to be given away for the above-mentioned giveaway.*** 

Second Release News!!

Hi everyone, Effie here!  I’m popping in today to share some exciting news – we are gearing up for the launch of our 2nd release!!  It hasn’t been that long at all since our first release but we just had some really fab stamp design ideas that we couldn’t wait to share.

For our second release, we have a total of 8 new stamp sets!  Our second release schedule is as follows:

  • March 16 – March 27:  For the next two weeks, Ruby, Jess and I will be posting on this blog every day sharing a new sneak peek with you of our new release.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for glimpses into our new designs!  After March 27, we’ll be posting our full cards on this blog to share with you the details behind our cards.
  • March 30:
    • Our PRE-SALE begins!! At 7AM, all of new releases will go live on our site. That means full reveals and your chance to pre-order our new sets.
    • We are also going to have our Blog Hop, Skip and Jump on this date with a fabulous prize package.  Details on our hop coming soon!
  • April 13:  Our anticipated ship date! All orders placed between March 30- April 12 is tentatively scheduled to be shipped on April 13.

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Be sure to stop by our blog over the next few weeks to follow our second release party!  We’re really excited and hope you guys will join us!

-Effie

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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Blog Hop, Skip and Jump Update – January 26, 2015

Hello all! We’ve made a slight change to our blog hop – to be qualified for the giveaway, you will not be required to follow and like us on all three social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We understand not everyone uses all these different platforms.

So our new requirement is just Like or Follow us on ONE of the three, whichever one you have! If you have more than one, feel free to like/follow us on all three!

For everyone who has liked/followed us on the different platforms already, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

You’re Invited to Our First Ever Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble Giveaway! – January 26, 2015

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Happy Monday, everyone!! First we’d like to thank everyone for their support, enthusiasm and kind words since our soft launch. We are so happy to be receiving such a great response from the crafting world. We’re overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and love that you all love what we’ve come up with. So again, a HUGE thank you to everyone out there for making this a dream come true for everyone here at The Ton Stamps!!

So jumping right into it, for today post, we’re so excited to announce our first ever Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble Giveaway in celebration of our first release!

One lucky winner will win a stamp set of their choice and one bauble. For the bauble, we are giving away one fabulous statement necklace!

****We apologize to our international fans but our giveaway (stamp and bauble) will only be open to U.S. participants. We are so sorry!! We hope to open this up in the future. Until then, we thank you for your support and enthusiasm!***

bauble giveaway1*******DISCLAIMER: The exact bauble in the giveaway is subject to change. The Ton Stamps reserves the right to change the bauble at any time prior to or after the announcement of the giveaway winner. What is shown in the photo above is not necessarily the bauble being given away in the subject giveaway.*********

Here are the details of the Blog Hop, Skip and Jump:

Who:
– Our shop blog, The Season, will be the first stop in the blog hop;
– Next up, skip on over to the founder’s blog, Effie over at Stamper, Esq., and
– Last but not least, jump over to the last stop over to our fabulous design team member, Ruby, at A Rare Ruby.

What:
To qualify to enter into our giveaway, you must:

– Leave a comment on each blog telling us which stamp set from our first release is your favorite and which card from the blog you’re visiting is your favorite;
– Follow @TheTonStamps on Instagram or Like us on Facebook and post a comment on our wall.

*Optional: Follow Effie (@happieffie) and Ruby (@rubznaz) on Instagram; Follow @TheTonStamps on Pinterest and Twitter.

When:
– Our Blog Hop, Skip and Jump will begin on Monday morning on February 2, 2015.
– The winner of our giveaway will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Saturday, February 7, 2015.The winner will have 48 hours to contact us.

Those are the details of our first Blog Hop, Skip and Jump! Thank you all so much for stopping by! We hope to see you next Monday!