Video: Bokeh Burst Peony Hugs

bokeh peony

Hello everyone! I’m back with another project and video using our Bokeh Burst Round and Wild Peonies stamp sets.

I started off by Rose Gold embossing the large burst stamp from our Bokeh Burst Round set on a white card panel.  Then I embossed the outline images of the peony and leaves (except that one solid leafy image).  Then I colored in the outline images with zig markers. For the peony, I used Sugar Almond Pink and Peach Pink.  For the greens, I used May Green, Cobalt Blue and Marine Green.

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After I colored everything in, I die cut the florals and burst with the coordinating dies. Next I added stitching to the Burst panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set.  I was left with a nice thin frame which I set aside for another project. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto an A2 side folding base and then adhered the Burst panel onto the base. Next I popped up the sentiment and peonies over my die cut window and finished off the card by adding some Clear Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes. I went for a scattered look with the drops.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!



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Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps


Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far! It’s TaeEun here today to share a card with you I made as a part of our February event: Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps and My Sweet Petunia.

There is a list with links to everyone’s post on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can come back and see the inspiration on a daily basis. You can get more information about this event and about the prizes on the So Suzy Stamps blog as well. We will also be sharing the cards on Facebook and Instagram, just in case you miss a blog post.

This is the fourth post on The Ton blog about mirror stamping, so I guess you know already how the Mirror Image Stamp works. But If it is the first time for you, you can watch a video tutorial here.

Let’s take a look at my card!


I chose the lady from our Born Classy stamp set for my mirror image. I stamped the original image on the right side of a gray panel in Peach Blossom and stamped the mirror image on the left side slightly higher. I then colored both with Prismacolor colored pencils and added gray shade around the ladies using Copic markers. For a dreamy look I made bokeh background by stamping solid circles from Bokeh Burst Round using Hampton white pigment ink. I set the panel aside to dry, then stamped poppies and leaves from Fresh Cut Poppies Outlines on some vellum in embossing ink and heat embossed them in white. I colored the poppies and leaves using Tombow markers on the back of the vellum and fussy cut them all. After the white pigment ink on the gray panel was dry I mounted it on the black card base with foam adhesive and arranged the vellum poppies on it as shown in picture. I added black glitter tape to the top and bottom of the colored panel.


I borrowed the wavy sentiment from City Girls Special day stamp set. I gold heat embossed the sentiment and added the tiny JUST FOR YOU from the same set in Grand Fuchsia. To finish off the card I added sequins from Glass Slippers and Purple Ballgown Couture Mix.

This could be a birthday card or congratulations card for a girl. That’s it from me today! I hope you enjoyed my card and give the mirror image a try!


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 need to do, is comment on everyone’s post throughout the month.  We will be announcing the winners on February 28th.

The Ton Challenge

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 of The Ton Challenge blog!


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy crafting!








Christmas Shaker Card

Hello everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with a christmas shaker card. Are you busy making christmas cards or have you sent all your greeting cards out already?  If you need some ideas, maybe a shaker card is one you could add to your christmas card collection.

This is my christmas shaker card.


I started out by making the front panel with a circle window. I wanted my images to continue on the clear acetate sheet. So I stamped and gold heat embossed the Round Bokeh Burst and the second layer of the candle from the Fresh Cut Poinsettias stamp set on the dark grey shimmer cardstock and on the clear sheet with the help of the Misti tool. I added the outline of the candle flame from the Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outlines on the clear sheet as well, gold heat embossed it and colored it using yellow and orange alcohol inks on the back of the clear acetate . I then stamped the pine needles from Holiday Cones Outlines on the bottom of the candle using embossing ink and gold heat embossed them, too. To give the card some pop of colors I added two mini poinsettias from Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp (stamped in Red Sangria hybrid ink and Pink Derby dye ink), holly leaves (stamped in Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Deep Emerald) and berries (stamped in Lipstick Red) along with some gold thread.


On the card base I blended Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Lemon Drop to show the candle light. I then assembled the shaker card using foam adhesive. As shaker elements I used the Wintergreen Frost Couture Mix of which I sorted the green sequins out. The banner for the sentiment is from the Thankful Cornucopia stamp set which I gold heat embossed on a snippet of white cardstock. After I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Christmas Poinsettia Mini, I cut the banner using Coordinating die and mounted it on the card front.

That’s it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my card.

Have a crafty day!




A card for him

Hello all, It’s LauraJane today, sharing a card I made for my DH’s birthday.

Masculine cards are VERY difficult for me since flowers are not as appreciated by the male gendered in my home. However, my ten year old son tells me boy cards are easy!!!  “Just start with blue and have circles on it and then you’re done!” …So I went with that advice:))

Bokeh Burst – Round was the PERFECT set to start with.


  • Blue Grid Pattern paper is what I chose for my main panel.  I inked up the large bokeh burst in Hot Tourmaline stamped and turned the image, inked it in Parisian Blue  and stamped again, making sure the middle circle lined up.
  • Then I randomly stamped several of the smaller circles with the same colors, inking at least one of the edges to create the illusion of a ball or sphere.


    Example of inking variations on solid circle images to achieve a sphere looking image

  • Some of these I stamped a second time to get a lighter image in a different spot.  I chose to ink a few in Blue Diamond  and Cobalt Breeze Dye as well.  (Have I mentioned how FAMOUSLY these inks work?  I have found the Couture Color inks to be my FAVORITE dye inks.)
  • Now that this panel had a happy splashing of Bokeh burst and spheres, I ran it through the bigkick and a Double Stitched Rectangle Die and inked the edges with Blue Diamond .  Then stuck black fun foam behind it and layered several coordinating blue papers and adhered them all on a blue card base.

Feeling PLEASED with this so far:))

  • I stamped the HAPPY and BIRTHDAY from Basic Labels in Parisian Blue, trimmed them out and matted them on black CS and glued them in the middle of the burst.
  • HUGS is inked directly to the front panel in Deep Sapphire.  (I added more of a brushed look with some quick brush strokes from my black Zig brush marker.)
  • To complete the sentiment, “and KISSES” in  Noir Dye ink on the panel as well.

The good news is DH LOVED it, and I found stamping in BLUE to be very relaxing:))

Hope this encourages you to make some masculine cards too!




Haute Stacks and Blooms:))

Hello all! LauraJane here to share a fresh card using Haute Stacks and more blooms from Fresh Cut Roses. After seeing the last few buds of summer roses, my card is  blooming with yellows and pinks today:)




Thanks for stopping by:)) Happy Crafting!