Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we debuted 24 new stamps (including 3 exclusive incentive stamps), 19 dies, 1 Couture Mix and 6 Backdrop Boards.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in July (and our Poppy and Sunflower Border dies which will be available around 6/15).

For our Summer 2017 Release, we have four new gifts with purchase (GWPs) that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

For our mega hop today, here is the list of super talented participants:

  1. The Ton <—– You are here!
  2. Laura Sterckx
  3. Tae Eun Yoo
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Svitlana Shayevich
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Dana Gong
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Svetlana Pavlova
  11. Eunji Jung
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Laura Jane Head
  14. Justine Hovey
  15. Sveta Fotinia
  16. Janette Kausen
  17. Marika Rahtu
  18. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  19. Amy Kolling
  20. Lisa Harrolle
  21. Lydia Fiedler
  22. Brenda Noelke
  23. Olga Matyushevskaya
  24. Chris Dayton
  25. Anna Kutsenko
  26. Kay Miller

Let’s get started with my projects for today!

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Board

For my first project, I heat embossed our Anemone Bouquet, Marvelous Perfumes and Haute Stacks with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I proceeded to watercolor! For my bouquet, I watercolored the image with Color Burst Powders (Peony, Sap Green and Lemon Yellow). I used Cerulean Blue Color Bursts for the vase/bottle and Turquoise and Sap Green for the books.

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After I finished watercoloring, I heat embossed the banner and sentiment in the same rose gold powder.  Then I added Prussian Blue watercolor shading to my banner. Once everything was colored, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

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Next I clear heat embossed our Anemone Garden background stamp onto navy cardstock. For a bit more interest, I added stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Lastly, I popped everything up onto my navy embossed panel and added our Clear Dew Drops around my bouquet in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

For my next card, I created a sunset mountain scene with florals in the foreground.  I started off by stamping our new layered Mountains set with our Crystal Pewter Collection Inks. Then I fussy cut the mountain – at the time of the video, I had to fussy cut because I did not have the dies yet but they are available now!

Next I heat embossed two Summer Blooms in our Rose Gold embossing powder and watercolored them with Color Bursts (Peony, Gamboge/Marigold and Sap Green/Prussian Blue).  Next I die cut the florals using the coordinating die.

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Then I watercolored my sunset on separate watercolor paper.  I used Gamboge, Cerulean Blue and Prussian Blue Color Bursts. I had to make sure I didn’t blend the Gamboge and Cerulean Blue too much because I did not want a green sky.

After my sky was completely dried, I ended up trimming the top of my sky panel because there was not enough of the golden portion of the sunset peeking through the mountains. After I trimmed the sky, I added blended some True Navy Dye Ink to the top edge of the sky panel for more depth.  This gave me a nice gradation from gold to deep blue.

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Then I assembled my card by adhering the sky panel onto a heavyweight cardbase. I used our strong Double Sided Adhesive since my sky panel warped after I applied my heat gun to it to speed up the drying process. Next I popped up the mountain with a single layer of foam tape. I then popped the peonies up with a double layer of foam tape. Then I trimmed all the excess floral bits from the edges of my card. I finalized my card by adding Glass Slippers sequins for shine.

GIVEAWAYS

Three $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment here. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on our blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

That’s all from me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the sweet and amazing Laura!

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Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we released 18 new stamps (including 2 exclusive incentive stamps), 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in May.

 

 

For our Spring 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix).

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We have more eye candy in store for you today by our team and some super special guests who are helping us celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

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For my card today, I went all out with our new wildflower stamps: Wishful Wildflowers,  Wildflower Banner and Modern Labels.

I started off by gold heat embossing the four corners of my card panel with the large floral portion of the Wildflower Banner stamp.  Then I heat embossed the individual blooms from our Wishful Wildflowers in the same gold powder. Next I colored in all the blooms with the same yellow and orange zig markers (50 Yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 57 Orange). For my foliage I chose a minty green (No 45 Pale Green) which gave it more of a tropical look (which was not something that I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised at).

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Next I heat embossed my Modern Label and sentiment.  When all the embossing and coloring was complete, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.  Before I assembled everything onto my panel, I added stitching to the edges of my colored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die (large) set. Then I popped up the label in the center of my colored panel and then created clusters with my individual wildflowers at the top and bottom edges of my label.

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For my next two cards, I white heat embossed our Peony Crush background stamp on a watercolor panel and watercolored with color bursts. However my technique for the card shown on the right utilized a different technique.  My video shows how I made the card on the right.

For the card shown on the right: After I heat embossed the background image,  I started painting the peonies with my color burst powders. I started off by wetting the area I was planning on painting on first with water. Then I dropped a little bit of color (Peony color burst) onto the wet areas.

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Once I finished watercoloring my panel, I set it aside to dry. While that was drying, I white heat embossed my You’ve Got sentiment (from our new Mini Mail set) onto black cardstock and then cut it out to create a sentiment panel. Next I used our Pretty Mail word plate to die cut the bottom portion of my panel.

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Next I adhered some Turquoise Foil Adhesive Paper underneath the window onto a cardbase and then adhered the watercolor panel onto the base with our strong double sided adhesive.  I popped up my black sentiment piece above my die cut Pretty Mail and that completes my card!

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my cards and hope you’ll hop along with us. Before you leave here, this is a reminder that there are more giveaways today!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Blog Hop post here. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the fabulous Brenda!

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So Suzy Stamps Surprise Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to our stop on Suzy’s Birthday Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to be a part of today’s hop because Suzy is a great friend of mine.

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For my birthday card to Suzy, I created a one layer, springy and bright card using our Brushed Cheers and Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set.

I started off by stamping the large cheers sentiment in our Valentine Red Dye Ink onto a top folding A2 sized cardbase.  Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the same Brushed Cheers set in our Noir Dye Ink.  I added some glitter to the large Cheers sentiment using some clear wink of stella.

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Next I stamped some some three layer roses and foliage near the bottom edge of my card base using our Ruby and Crystal Garden Collection Inks. I stamped additional roses and foliage and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I arranged and popped them up at the bottom edge of the card base. I made sure to leave some of the background roses visible for additional depth.

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The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. Justine Hovey
  2. Kymona Tracey
  3. Josefine Fouarge
  4. Jennifer Loftfield
  5. Martha Lucia Gomez
  6. Effie Cho <—- You’re here!
  7. Iliana Myska
  8. Steph Ackerman
  9. Giada Rigamonti
  10. Cornelia Wenokor
  11. Henriette van Mierlo
  12. Terri Burson
  13. Olesya Kharkova
  14. Monica Taylor
  15. Janis Ford
  16. Ceal Pritchett
  17. Lydia Fiedler

GIVEAWAYS

When: February 20th – 5am Mountain Time
Giveaway winner announcement: February 22nd

So thanks for stopping by and I wish the happiest of birthdays to my friend, Suzy!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Iliana.

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2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop + Video + Giveaways

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Hello and welcome to our Anniversary Release Blog Hop!  We hope you enjoyed the last four days of Release Week Festivities where we introduced to you 26 new stamp designs and 7 new Couture Mixes and a ton of inspiration for our new products.

Our new release is now available in our shop!

FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

We have three incentive products for our Anniversary Release: Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix, Flutter Mini Stamp and Lone Poppy. No code needed for this promotion. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will end on January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. **Our incentive products will not be available for immediate purchase. They’ll be available sometime in February.**

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3×4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).

NEW CHALLENGE BLOG

One of our new projects this year is our Challenge Blog! Be sure to enter your cards/projects for additional prizes! Our January Challenge closes on the last day of this month!

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We’re continuing to celebrate our two year Anniversary with a special blog hop with many talented guests and our amazing design team! Here’s the lineup:

  1. The Ton <—- You’re here!
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Janette Kausen
  5. Emily Midgett
  6. Laurel Beard
  7. Eunji Jung
  8. Chris Dayton
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Lisa Harrolle
  11. LauraJane Head
  12. Amy Kolling
  13. Isha Gupta 
  14. Jenny Lee Yamasaki 
  15. Justine Hovey
  16. TaeEun Yoo
  17. Taheerah Atchia
  18. Stephanie Klauck

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Our Fresh Cut Poppies is the newest floral layering set in our collection and it’s one of my favorites in this new release.  Our Fresh Cut series sets come with several three layer floral stamps featuring a different angle or blooming stage of the flower.  Each Fresh Cut set also comes with a uniquely shaped vase.  The best thing about our Fresh Cut florals is that they coordinate well together – I wanted to create a series where you could create a mixed floral bouquet/centerpiece!

However for today’s card, I kept the spotlight on our poppies!

 

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Fresh Cut Poppies Layering Guide

I started by stamping all of my floral elements.  For the open/full faced poppy, I stamped three of these flowers in our Coral Cavern, Lipstick Red and Dark Roast Dye Inks.  I stamped the third layer first in our Dark Roast. Then I stamped the Coral Cavern over that layer (and then the Lipstick Red). When I stamped the layers in this order, the Dark Roast took on a dark red hue which was the perfect third layer shade for this poppy.  I wanted the inner petals on this poppy to have more defined shading to it.

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For the other two poppies, I stamped them in our Coral Cavern, Lipstick Red and Aspen Cocoa.  There is a smoother transition with the layers when using this color combination which is what I wanted for the smaller poppies in this set.  Next, I stamped all the greenery using our Crystal Garden Collection Inks. For the yellows and black hues in my bouquet, I used our Beach Blondie and Noir Dye inks.  After everything was stamped out, I cut all the elements out with my cutting machine. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can fussy cut! Coordinating dies for this set will be release soon though!

Next I took an A2 sized card panel an added stitching to the edges with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles.  I stamped additional leaves onto the panel around the right, left and top edges – the background leaves will add some more depth to the finished bouquet. I stamped the vase in our Blue Diamond ink which is a soft blue ink. Next I stamped the stems in our Soft Garden and Bright Fern Inks. Once this was finished, I assembled my florals, buds and leaves onto my panel with foam tape.

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Once I finished my floral arrangement, I heat embossed the sentiment using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. For my finishing touches, I added 7mm and 5mm Dew Drops.

GIVEAWAYS

Five gift certificates to our s shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on this post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!! Make sure to leave a comment here to be entered in our giveaway! Your next stop on our Anniversary Release Hop is the fabulous Amy!

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So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop Day 3

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of our fabulous Collaboration Hop with So Suzy Stamps! I enjoyed this collab so much that I made two cards for today!

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For my first card, I made a fun scene card using our City Girls: Retail Therapy and Department Store stamps and Suzy’s Street Lamp and Herb 1 stamps.

I started off by stamping the background Dept. Store stamp in our Noir Dye ink on an A2 sized card panel.  I set that aside and stamped the elements for my scene from our Retail Therapy set. After I stamped all the ladies, pup, cab and accessories, I colored them in with zig markers and die cut them using their coordinating dies.  Then I watered down some of my zig markers to color in the Dept. Store background. I chose a more muted background because I didn’t want to take away from the hustle and bustle of the scene.

Zig markers used (available individually here): No 51 Lemon Yellow, No 50 Yellow, No 91 Light Gray, No 36 Light Blue, Black Zig Marker, No 20 Red, No 24 Wine Red, No 62 Dark Brown, No 71 Flesh, No 72 Beige, No 64 Oatmeal, No 92 Blue Gray, No 37 Cornflower Blue, No 42 Turquoise Green, No 202 Peach Pink, No 81 Light Violet, No 70 Orange, No 45 Pale Green, No 83 Lilac

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Next I gold glitter heat embossed the lamp on a separate card panel and used my Scan N Cut to cut out the lamp.  Before I put the scene together, I gold glitter heat embossed the gorgeous leafy Herb 1 stamp on the top portion of my Dept. Store panel.  I LOVE the effect it has on the scene!  The falling foliage gave it more depth and life to the project.

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Next I adhered the Dept. Store panel onto a side folding A2 card base and then assembled my scene by popping up all the elements (except the cab) with some dimensional foam tape. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder on black cardstock and adhered it onto my card.

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My next card is more simple but just as fun!  I used the same City Girls: Retail Therapy set and paired it with Suzy’s festive scripty Celebrate sentiment.  Our Retail Therapy set might be one of my favorites from the last release.  The image with the girl holding all of the boxes and bags is so comical and I know some of you guys can relate!

I started off by stamping the gal with the boxes in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I took the same stamp and stamped only the boxes along the bottom edge of my card panel so that it looked like she was surround by boxes and boxes of fabulous shopping finds.  After I stamped the box piles, I stamped the shopping bags and the adorable pup.

Next I stamped the Celebrate stamp next to our gal.  This Celebrate stamp is something that I will be keeping on my desk as a go to. For the You Deserve It portion of the sentiment, I simply curved the end of it on my acrylic block so that it would curve alongside the end curve of the Celebrate sentiment.  I chose not to color the panel as I enjoyed the monochrome look to the card. To finish the card, I adhered some of our new Silver Holographic sequins.

Thank you all so much for stopping by Day 3 of So Suzy and The Ton’s Collaboration Hop! I really enjoyed creating with So Suzy’s stamps! Her images are beautiful and work well as collaborative stamps as well as standalone stamps.

There are giveaways! A $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs from Day 1 of the hop by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

Make sure to leave a comment on our Day 1 post (and the hop participant blogs from that day) as that is where the giveaways will be drawn from. Some of our design team members have posts for you today as well so check out their projects for more inspiration!

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Chibitronics Collaboration Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our Chibitronics Collaboration Blog Hop!  We have some fun projects for you today using the fabulous Starter Pack from Chibitronics.  This is your first stop of our Collaboration Hop!

  1. The Ton <— You are here
  2. Vera
  3. Eunji
  4. Emily
  5. Mayline

Giveaway:  Chibitronics has graciously given us one starter kit to giveaway to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog. The comment period will end on Saturday, July 2 at 11:59 pm EST and a winner will be announced on thereafter.

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For my card today, I created a light up panda card using our Panda Can’t Even set and Chibitronics Starter Kit.

First, I stamped the panda from our Panda Can’t Even set in our Noir Dye Ink.  Then I gold heat embossed the sentiment from our Like a Boss set with some gold glitter embossing powder.  Next I heat embossed and stamped the sparklers in the panda’s outstretched arms.  After I stamped and embossed additional bursts from the Sparklers Alpha set, I blended some Lofty Mint dye ink (with Clarity Brushes) at the top and base of my panel to create some interest.  The stunnah shades are from our Scheduled set which I stamped in our Hot Tourmaline ink.

Next I created a blinking slide switch circuit for the light up aspect of my card.  The trick to using this kit is to match up the positives and negatives (in a nutshell).  The kit comes with a great sketch book or activity book that’ll get you ready to start crafting with these lights in no time.  The kit is so easy to use (and fun too!) and the instructions are so easy to follow.

I decided to go for a blinking slide light up card because I thought that the flickering lights would look more like sparklers.

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For a more in depth explanation or depiction of the circuit that I created, check out the video above. I just love the twinkling

I had so much fun making this card!  Creating with Chibitronics’ product was so refreshing and unique to cardmaking.  I hope you were inspired by my card and video today! Your next stop on our Chibitronics Collaboration Hop is Vera.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below (and on the other stops) for a chance to win an awesome Starter Pack from Chibitronics!

Thank you for hopping with us today!

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Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

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Hello, everyone and welcome to our Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop!  I hope you enjoyed our Release Week!  We had so much introducing all of our new products to you this week: 15 new stamps, 13 new Couture Mixes and 14 new Couture Color Inks.

The festivities are not over yet because we have an amazing blog hop for you today packed with talented special guests and our awesome design team – a total of 15 stops!

  1. The Ton  <—- You are here 🙂
  2. Vera Yates
  3. Amy Tsuruta 
  4. Emily Midgett
  5. Lisa Harrolle
  6. Eunji Jung
  7. Laura Sterckx
  8. Mayline Jung
  9. Laurel Beard
  10. Jessica Frost Ballas
  11. Ruby Naz 
  12. Stephanie Klauck
  13. Keeway Tsao
  14. Kymona Tracey
  15. Michelle Short 

So for today, I made two cards to celebrate our Summer 2016 Release.

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First up is my faux watercolored art print card created with our new Haute Stacks.  This set might be my favorite of this entire release!  I achieved the watercolor look by first inking up my stamp with the distress ink, spritzed some water and stamped on my watercolor panel.  Then I took a water brush and proceeded to blend the color.  I did this for each layer and for the stack of books.  For my peonies, I used Spun Sugar for my first layer, Abandoned Coral for the second and Fired Brick for the third layer.

After I finished stamping my stack of books with a gray distress ink, I added some additional shading to some of the books with black watercolor paint.  This gave the card the more artsy feel that I was aiming for.  Next I die cut my panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle dies.  I finished the card by adhering some Glass Slippers sequins.

For my next card, I created a shaker using our new Vogue Skies set and our Pyrotechnics set.

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I started off by blending my card panel with our Cali Blue Dye Ink, Azurite Dye Ink and Soft Amethyst Dye ink.  Then I heat embossed the fireworks display with our Rose Gold embossing powder and a silver glitter embossing powder.
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We also have some giveaways to celebrate our hop: Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters.  You must comment on each hop participant blog to qualify for the giveaway. The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

Thanks for checking out our hop post for today!  Your next stop is Vera.  Be sure to check out all of the other stops on the blog for some amazing inspiration for our Summer 2016 Release!

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World Cardmaking Day 2015 Blog Hop, Challenge and Giveaways

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Hello and welcome to The Ton’s first ever World Cardmaking Day post!  Since this is our first year, we really wanted to take part in this worldwide event.  I read on the official WCMD site that this day kicks off holiday card making season and that is why I chose Holiday Cards as the theme for our design team blog hop today.  The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. The Season – The Ton <— You are here!
  2. Mayline
  3. Jess
  4. Ruby

We have some fabulous giveaways for this hop: Four $25 gift codes to our shop.  To qualify for the giveaways, you must leave a comment on each stop on the hop. You have until Wednesday, October 7, 12PM (EST) to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced thereafter.

In addition to our design team hop, we have our first ever World Cardmaking Day Project Challenge (with several gift code prizes)!  Please see the details below our Blog Hop post!!

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For my first card for our DT Blog Hop today, I created a Christmas Card using our Shoe Wardrobe Solid (First Edition) stamp set and Holiday Bows stamp set (with coordinating dies).  I wanted to use non holiday sets to create my cards for today.  Here is a video on how I made this card!

I kept the card very clean and simple and chose not include a sentiment for a stark and sophisticated look.

wcmd3My next card was a bit more involved because I wanted to create a snowy look but I did not have any snow.  I know there are several snow pens/markers on the market right now but I just did not purchase one because I did not think I would be using it much.  For this card, I wanted to place the Ugg boots (Shoe Wardrobe Solid 2d. Ed.)in a snow bank with the appropriate “Dashing Through the Snow” sentiment from our Holiday Lyrics set.  I just used some glitter embossing powder to cover the tips of the Uggs to create a snow bank effect.

I embossed the sentiment over the embossed snow bank (very cool technique to try). Then I finished off the card by adhering individual mini gold stars over the front of the card.  Here is a video on how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping! Your next stop on the hop is Mayline! Make sure you leave a comment here (and on the rest of the hop stops) to qualify to win one of four $25 gift codes to our shop!

WORLD CARDMAKING DAY CHALLENGE

Before you go, check out the details for our World Cardmaking Day Challenge. You can win some $25 and $10 gift codes to our shop by linking your cards below!

Make a card or any other project using The Ton Stamps (gilding optional).  There is no theme! We just want to see your wonderful creations using our products!  However there are a couple of rules:

  • Your project must be new – NO BACK LINKING;
  • Your project must be posted by Sunday, October 11 at 11:55PM (EST);
  • You must use at least one stamp from The Ton which must be the focal point of your card/project;
  • Link back to The Ton’s World Cardmaking Day Challenge in your post;
  • When uploading your project, be sure to link to your entry post and not your entire blog;
  • There are no limits on the number of entries however, please be advised that the winners will be chosen on talent and NOT generated randomly.

PRIZES: After the challenge closes, one grand prize winner will be selected. This winner will receive a $25 store credit to our shop.  We will choose a number of runner ups (maximum of three) depending on the number of individual entries.  We will announce within a week after the challenge closes.

Please link your challenge entries below.  We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful projects using our stamps!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

**This month’s Trending with The Ton post has been postponed to Tuesday, September 29. 

Hello, Rubeena here welcoming you to the another amazing Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this blog hop, too. Linking up to the hop will give you a chance to win one of the THREE $10 gift certificates to The Ton shop. One of these will be a flash prize so it’ll be announced sometime during the hop and the remaining two prizes will be announced on the wrap-up post for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Be sure to link up! You’ll have until Friday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST (3:00 a.m. EST).

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I have two cards to share with you today. Effie designed the coffee cup and the two sentiments for me to use on the cards for this special event.

For the first card, I used the cup to create a background that I printed and cut to 4″ x 5.25″. I used Copic markers to color all the cups. I attached it to a white card base with foam tape and added the sentiment, too. Since I wanted to show off all the bright colors, I kept the background as the main focus.

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These are the colors I used:

Pink: RV17, V05, RV52
Yellow: Y19, Y08, Y04
Blue: BG05, B02, B01
Green: YG07, YG05, YG01
Brown: E29, E25, E35, E33, E53, E51
Gray: C0
and 0 Colorless Blender

For the second card, I used Hey Foxy and the Changing Leaves Couture Mix since it is a fall-themed Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I stamped the two fox and colored them with Copic markers and stamped some of the hearts between them. I printed out the sentiment and a coffee cup, which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I matted it down above the hearts with some foam tape. I added the sentiment below the fox and added beads from the couture mix to imitate fall leaves.

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That’s about it for me. Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to link up a fall-theme coffee or tea card to the blog hop for your chance to win one of the MANY prizes, including the three $10 gift certificates to The Ton. Enjoy all the inspiration!

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