Fall 2016 Release – Day 4

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of our Fall 2016 Release Week! We hope you enjoyed all the eye candy we’ve posted all weekend because we definitely had a lot of fun creating to showcase our new products.

Thank you everyone for your comments these past few days! We appreciate all of your support and kind words and encouragement.  I also want to thank my team who did such a fantastic job with this release!! I am so lucky to be working with such talented individuals!

Ok so let’s get started for Day 4! Today we’re introducing five new stamps and one Couture Mix!

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Our mix for today is called Wintergreen Frost! It’s a festive mix that will go oh so nicely in you holiday shakers this season.

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Holiday Border, 4.5 x 5.75 Cling Red Rubber Stamp

Our new Holiday Border Stamp makes effortless and beautiful impressions of holiday elements.  Stamp with regular ink or emboss the border for quick, easy and gorgeous cards.

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Poinsettia Garden, 6×6 Cling Red Rubber Background Stamp

Our Poinsettia Garden background stamp is the latest installment in our Garden series cling background stamps!  This one is especially lovely and I’m particularly proud of this design!  You can color the stamped image or just emboss – this background stamp will make it easy for you to mass product your holiday cards this year because the design essentially does all the work for you,

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Brushed Merry, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Brushed Merry stamp set is the latest in our large “Brushed” sentiment series.  The font is looser and stylistic. Your Christmas cards never looked so chic!

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Brushed Cheers, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

I couldn’t design a Merry set without a Brushed Cheers set!  This set is not limited to holidays – its perfect for celebratory occasions too!

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Holiday Confetti, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Last but not least is our Holiday Confetti sentiment set!  Decorate your card panels with the confetti corners from this set and finish the card with an adorable sentiment from this set!

This is the last of our Fall 2016 Release! All products are now available in the shop!

For all purchases of $75 and over (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix to your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set to your order (no code needed for either promotions)! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.  Limit one mix and/or stamp per customer.

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Laura Jane created a bountiful bouquet with our mini Christmas Poinsettia stamp and Holiday Cones Outline stamps!

Before you head on over to the shop, check out the rest of the inspiration for today’s products by our design team!

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Tae Eun kept her Holiday Border panel simple by using a warm color palette.  The warm color combination with the gold embossing is so elegant!14435141_1659376301042782_282938385637908517_o

Mayline’s added cool colors to her Holiday Border – that contrast is so lovely!14361467_10154616982089954_6324589473276205716_o

Jenny’s pretty shaker card looks like a gift wrapped present!  Her addition of Santa’s Sneezes Couture Mix in her shaker card makes it all the more festive.

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Next is my card! I heat embossed the border stamp and then die cut the sentiment with our new Holiday Word dies.  Next I die cut my border panel using the 2nd largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles set.  I took an A2 panel of red cardstock and added stitching to the edges with our largest stitched rectangle die.  Next I adhered my die cut sentiment in the center of my holiday border panel. Then I stamped my poinsettias and leaves (Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Hybrid, Valentine Red Dye, Soft Garden Dye and Bright Fern Dye inks) and die cut each piece.  I adhered my leaves to my poinsettias and then popped my florals onto the corners of my card panel.  I let the florals hang off and then I trimmed the excess after I popped up my border panel onto my red stitched panel. Lastly, I added some Cabernet sequins in 8, 6,and 5mm sizes.

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Vera’s white embossed and multicolored version of her Holiday Border is just stunning!

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Tae Eun’s created a gorgeous glittering purple holiday card with our Poinsettia Garden background stamp. 14435088_1028912323873152_6069551266067720424_o

Laura Jane’s shaker card is totally electrifying with her cool color palette and Wintergreen Frost shaker bits!

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Next up, I stamped our Poinsettia Garden background stamp on some white yardstick and heat embossed the image with silver glitter embossing powder.  Then I trimmed a quarter inch off the edge.  Next I stamped the Merry sentiment in our Noir Dye ink and applied a bit of our Hampton White Pigment ink towards the top using my MISTI tool.  Then I poured on some silver glitter embossing powder and melted the powder with my heat tool for an ombre/stardust effect. Next I fussy cut the sentiment and popped it up on my Poinsettia Garden panel. Next I added some silver foil tape at the top and bottom edges of my top folding A2 card base.  Then I stamped the Christmas sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock in black ink and popped it up under my merry sentiment.  Lastly, I added some Metallic Silver sequins in 10,8,6,5,4mm sizes.

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I made a similar cards in red and blue!

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Tae Eun created a two toned card with our Poinsettia Garden.  The vellum centerpiece of poinsettias adds more interest and elegance to her card.

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Next is my watercolored Poinsettia Garden card.  I heat embossed this card with some gold glitter embossing powder.  Then I colored in the background image with zig markers.  Next I added stitching to the panel using the two largest dies in our Double Stitched Rectangle die set. Then I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock, trimmed the panel and popped it up onto my base. I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins in 10,8,6,5,4mm sizes.

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This is the same card in another color scheme ( Rose Gold embossing powder) and sentiment (which is from our Mistletoe Kisses sentiment set).

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Mayline’s bright and festive shaker card is a cool setting for our Plus One guy and Classy gal!14324485_1031921020239628_4719233112044537856_o

Eunji created a modern monochromatic holiday card using our Fresh Cut Garden Roses and Holiday Confetti sets.  14434919_1659376294376116_3027338903669334405_o

Holiday cards can’t get more festive than Mayline’s confetti card with her explosion of color tapering off at the top. 14409461_10154616981229954_4701477758437664792_o

Jenny’s gilded card is full of cheer and elegance. Her addition of drink ware from our Born Classy and Plus One sets pair perfectly with her New Year’s sentiment. 14362476_789269211818_5458869238789665169_o

Emily’s Holiday Confetti card is sunny and gorgeous!  It reminds you of champagne does it not?14409401_1026952277402490_3586103669942733802_o

Laura Jane’s chose the perfect masculine color palette for her Christmas card created with our Brushed Merry and Holiday Cones sets. 14372399_10154616981484954_2141900721693346029_o

Jenny’s next Christmas card is super chic with her gilded Merry sentiment and bright red poinsettia centerpiece. 14324470_789269256728_5516369862259350510_o

Emily’s card is merry and bright indeed! Her blended background is contrasts beautifully with her Hampton White Crystal Flurries14310384_1155494684522621_5215997806283732984_o

Tae Eun’s holographic Merry holiday card is so on trend! The pops of color from the Christmas Poinsettia and Holiday Cone branches keep the card within the traditional holiday color palette.

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Vera’s last card is dreamy and just gorgeous with her woodsy colors for this merry holiday card!

That is all for today!  I hope you enjoyed all the eye candy for the past few days.  All new products are available in our shop now.

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We still have one more day left to celebrate our Fall 2016 Release.  Join us tomorrow for an awesome blog hop. In addition to our design team, we have some pretty great designers joining us to celebrate our release.  All the fun begins right here!

Don’t forget to leave a comment here to enter our Daily Release Giveaway for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.  Then head on over to our team member blogs to leave them some comments for chances to win one of seven $10 gift codes to the shop.

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Laura Jane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

Thank you so much for joining us today and the past few days!! See you tomorrow for our Fall 2016 Release Hop!

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Fall 2016 Release – Day 3

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Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our Fall 2016 Release!!  Today we have five new sets to show you and they’re the first half of our Holiday sets for this year.  We also have one new Couture Mix and three new die sets for today’s release debut.

Our Couture Mix for the day is our new Elf Stockings mix!

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Laura Jane created another gorgeous sample for our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp.

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Her nontraditional green poinsettia is so festive and cheerful!  Her text backdrop that also serves as part of the sentiment is so clever!  For more information on our gift with purchase promotions, head on over to our Day 2 post for more details.

Now let’s check out some new stamps!

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Fresh Cut Poinsettias, 6×8 Clear Stamp Set

Our latest installment in our Fresh Cut series features two beautiful 3 step holiday poinsettias.  It also comes with a festive vase and candle to create the perfect centerpiece on your holiday cards this year. The front facing poinsettia measures approximately 2.5 x 2.25 inches.

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As with most of our layering stamp sets, our Fresh Cut Poinsettia set comes with a free color printed layering guide for your reference. coord-outlines-fresh-cut-poinsettias-water

Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Outlines, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

In addition to layering your poinsettias, you can color these florals in with this coordinating outline stamp set. This set can be a standalone set or you can pair it with the Fresh Cut Poinsettia to add an additional outline layer to your floral elements.

A coordinating die set will be available on Monday for our Fresh Cut Poinsettias.  Please note that the single die set includes coordinating dies for all the floral elements in both stamp sets.

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Holiday Cones, 4×6 Stamp Set

In addition to layered poinsettias, we have added layered holiday pine cones to our collection!  This set features three different angles of pinecones and are all three step cones. We’ve added a layered pine branch and holly elements to the mix!holiday-cones-layer-guide

A color printed layering guide will be included with all Holiday Cone stamp sets. coord-outlines-holiday-cones-water

Holiday Cones Coordinating Outlines, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

You can add an additional outline layer to your Holiday Cones with our new Holiday Cones Coordinating Outline set! Or if you’re not a fan of layering, this set can also serve as a standalone set for you coloring enthusiasts out there.  The tall and skinny pinecone measures approximately .75 x 1.5 inches.

Coordinating dies for our Holidays Cones will be available on Monday.

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Our last stamp set for today is our new Mistletoe Kisses sentiment set!  If features 6 sentiments that are perfect for your holiday cards this year.

Last but not least is our new Holiday Word Die collection.

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The dies come in a modern scripty font.  The die measurements are as follows (approximately):

  1. Bright: 3.5 x 1.25 inches at its widest points
  2. And: 1 x 1 inch
  3. Merry: 3 x 1 inches
  4. Christmas: 3.25 x 1 inches

Now please enjoy the festive gallery of inspiration by our design team!

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Tae Eun’s shaker holiday card is elegance at its finest!  I love how she partially gilded poinsettia with some gold heat embossing.

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Next is my card created with the Fresh Cut Poinsettia set and coordinating dies.  I started off by stamping all the floral elements using our Couture Color inks.  The poinsettias were stamped with Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Hybrid, Lipstick Red Dye inks.  The leaves were stamped with Soft Garden Dye, Bright Fern Dye.  The flame was stamped with Coralline Hybrid and Amber Citrine Dye Inks.  The candles were stamped with Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye inks.  When I finished stamping all the elements, I die cut everything using the coordinating dies.  Then I die cut a stitched circle which would serve as the backdrop for my centerpiece.  Next, I traced a circle onto my card panel – this served as my guide as to where I was blending my yellows (the candle light glow).  I blended the area behind the die cut circle with Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine and Peach Blossom Dye inks.  Then I assembled the florals together using several layers of foam tape.  I gold glitter embossed the banner and sentiment and adhered it right onto my main poinsettia.  I finished the card by adding Glass Slipper sequins in 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4mm.

Eunji created a beautiful fresh cut bouquet of poinsettias for a parental holiday card.14352212_789268952338_8506141913960125405_o

Emily created her own border of Fresh Cut Poinsettias and Holiday Cones for a modern and beautiful holiday card. 14361339_1031940756904321_7187821400426725146_o

Eunji’s poinsettia centerpiece is so bright and elegant!  I love how she added the longer pine needle branches to accent her centerpiece. 14380030_1028144617283256_5692326230370303307_o

Laura Jane’s poinsettia card is bright and sunny! Her subtle background of Folk Art Florals add an additional floral element to her gorgeous card. 14424672_1659375274376218_3182399353141323671_o

Mayline’s holiday card is festive cornucopia of holiday elements!  I love how she mixed and matched all the different branches and florals from our featured sets today. 14468529_10154618170809216_3911249031889466159_o

Vera’s holiday card is soft and lovely as she combined our Holiday Cones and Poinsettia sets. 14481787_10154618170814216_3394712195360738414_o

Vera’s  next card is so out of the box and beautiful with her turquoise poinsettia. The added dimension to the berries give the card an extra pop of depth!14310518_1155494031189353_3516899711465356844_o

Tae Eun’s coloring of our Poinsettia outlines is just beautiful as she takes on a non traditional blue color combo to her gorgeous project. 14379885_789268947348_5967432187376774983_o

Emily’s card is modern and eye catching with her pop of hot pink poinsettias!14424970_1659375271042885_3361549427420398299_o

Mayline colored in her Outline Poinsettias for her next card! I love the bright watercolor washes she applied to this project!14435181_10154616978364954_6501608222898714583_o

Jenny’s chalkboard version of her poinsettia outline card is so chic and modern! 14444967_1028144573949927_7324170362680106854_o

Laura Jane’s next poinsettia card is out of this world with her festive green foil border! Her vellum overlay softens up the pine branch background.

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For my next card, I used the outline and layering stamps from both Poinsettia sets.  I started off by stamping the 2nd layers of the poinsettias and then I heat embossed the outline over that layer.  Then I heat embossed and die cut additional branches, buds, berries and leaves from both the Poinsettia Outline and Holiday Cone outline sets.  For my card panel, I used our Double Stitched Rectangle dies to create the layers on may panel.  I took the inside die cut panel and blended some Bright Emerald Dye ink at the bottom edge.   Next I die cut our new Holiday Word Dies using our Gold Foil Adhesive paper.  I adhered the sentiment onto the blended panel. Then I arranged the florals at the corners and finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins. merry-bright

The process of making this card was the same as the above card with the exception of the colors of the supplies used (Red Sangria Hybrid Ink and Red Foil Adhesive Paper).

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Jenny’s bright Holiday Cone shaker is a beautiful collage of multi toned pine branches. I love the 14305346_1031909560240774_1381086770858726959_o

Eunji’s next card is arty and beautiful as it features a bright holly berry branch as a dramatic focal point. 14409587_1031909503574113_4293647112299615768_o

For her next card, Eunji created a beautiful cluster of layered Holiday Cones.  Her glitter and snow accents make her project extra festive!

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I created a pine tree partial border with our Vogue Skies skyline to create a wintry scene.  This is a one layer card and thus, a lot of masking was involved.  I started off by blending some Cali Blue Ink on the bottom edge of my card panel for my sky.  Then I stamped my pine cones in our Cocoa Collection Inks.  Then I masked the pinecones and stamped the pine tree bristles with our Bright Fern and Basil Mojito dye inks.  Then I stamped the skyline in our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye ink.  I added snow to the buildings for a more scenic effect. Lastly, I added some Call Me Maybe Red sequins to give the card a more seasonal and festive look.

Mayline’s next card is artsy and so pretty with her watercolored outline pinecones. 14425494_1031941260237604_1870343972894626562_o

Eunji created a joyful wreath around her sleeping fox.  She went outside the box with her Vintage Frames accent around her adorable holiday fox. 14425496_1659375211042891_3528046237358093422_o

Mayline created a festive and colorful border with her berry branches and multi colored gilding.

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For my last card, I used the long pine branch stamp from our Holiday Cones Coordinating Outlines set to create a gold glitter heat embossed border. Then I die cut the edges of the panel and a shaker window using our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Next I stamped the sentiment (the set will be debuted tomorrow) onto the inner panel and then adhered that panel onto my card base.  I adhered a clear acetate windows to my border panel, filled my shaker with our Hazelnut Kisses Mix and popped the panel up onto my top folding card base.

That’s it for Day 3 of our Fall 2016 Release!  I hope you enjoyed the first half of our new holiday stamps and inspiration from our team. Remember to leave a comment on our blog for each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs! So there are additional $10 gift codes up for grabs – seven to be exact!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Laura Jane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

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Please join us tomorrow for the debut of our final five sets of our Fall 2016 Release.  Then head on over to the shop to begin some retail therapy as all new products will be available for purchase at 7am EST.  Then join us on Tuesday, September 27 for an amazing blog hop with our incredible design team and the following special guests: Laurel Beard, Laura Sterckx, Amy Tsuruta, Janette Kausen, Chris Dayton, Lisa Harrolle, Carisa Wiley, Kymona Tracey, Lydia Fiedler and Justine Hovey.

Thank you all for stopping for by and for leaving such wonderful and heartwarming comments!

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Fall 2016 Release – Day 2

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Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release!! Today we have six more new stamps, one couture mix and eight new die sets to show you.  All new products will be available for purchase on Monday, September 26 at 7am EST.

For our Fall 2016 Release, we have a couple of incentive gifts! For all purchases of $75 and over (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix to your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set to your order (no code needed for either promotions)! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.  Limit one mix and/or stamp per customer.

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Laura Jane created two beautiful tags with our Christmas Poinsettia set! I love the variety she created with the same stamps!

Today’s couture mix is called Santa’s Sneezes! These adorable names are the courtesy of Laura Jane’s daughter 🙂

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Now onto the stamps!

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Folk Art Florals Background Stamp, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

Our first stamp debuting today is our new Folk Art Florals Background Stamp.  I wanted to create a cute repeat floral pattern so I came up with this folky print that you can emboss or stamp and then color with any medium.

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Born Classy, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our  next set is one that is close to my  heart as I love anything that has to do with fashion.  Our Born Classy set takes stamping to another level as you can basically design custom gowns for this chic lady with the different gown elements included in the set.  I was still very much obsessed with the show, The Bachelorette, when I designed this set so I just HAD to include a rose for our classy lady making this the perfect companion set for our next stamp – Plus One.

Our classy lady measures approximately 1×4 inches at her widest points.

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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Plus One, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our much anticipated Plus One set serves as the perfect date for our Born Classy and Haute Wedding gals. This set comes complete with an array of cocktails, sunglasses and even a skinny tie. Our Plus One guys measure approximately 1.5 x 4.5 inches.

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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City Girls: Retail Therapy, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our next set is also fashion themed with some City Girls who are all set for some Retail Therapy!  Create fun street fashion themed cards with the first set in our new line of City Girls stamps.  The largest stamp in this set (woman holding boxes) measures approximately 2 x 3.5 inches at its widest points.  The taxi measures approximately 3 x 1 inches. The smaller trio of ladies measure approximately .5 x 2 inches.

Our next two stamps create the perfect backdrop for you scene building cardmakers!

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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Scenes: Dept. Store, 4.5 x 5.75 Red Rubber Cling

Our Dept. Store background stamp features a chic Parisian Boutique department store front. Use this stamp as the backdrop for our City Girls: Retail Therapy set.

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Scenes: Grand Stairway,  4.5 x 5.75 Red Rubber Cling

Our Grand Stairway is another installment in our Scenes background stamps.  This cling stamp can be used as the backdrop to our fashion themed stamps or can be stamped alone and “furnished” to create a complete card.

We finally have some new basic word dies in a gorgeous scripty font.  Our new word dies can be used for many occasions.

The die measurements are as follows (approximate):

  1. Hello:2.75 x 1 inches
  2. Hugs: 2.5 x 1 inches
  3. Happy: 3 x 1 inches; Birthday: 3.75 x 1 inches
  4. Thank: 3.25 x 1 inches; You: 2.5 x 1 inches
  5. Congratulations: 5 x .75 inches

Now that you’ve seen all of our new products for today, please enjoy the gallery of inspiration created by our amazing design team!

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For my first card, I started off by heat embossing our Folk Art Florals background stamp. Then I colored in the flowers, buds, leaves and feathers with zig markers. Next I created a two toned sentiment die cut using our new basic word dies and Light Gold burnished Foil Tape.  I added some additional interest to my stamped panel by adding stitching to the edges with the largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 card base and then adhered the two toned sentiment in the center of my panel.  I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins in 10, 8, 6 and 5mm sizes.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the word dies from our Basic Word Die collection. hello-sample

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All dies will be available on Monday, September 26!

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Mayline created an elegant card with our Haute Wedding Dress gal.  I love her custom gown with our Folk Art Florals print and that subtle Grand Stairway backdrop.

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Tae Eun’s lovely watercolor wash emphasized our Folk Art Florals print splendidly.  The garden rose outline was the perfect accent to finish off her card. 14380035_1024954004268984_487662769027870416_o

Laura Jane created a shaker scene with our Grand Stairway background stamp.  She used the stamp itself as the focal point of her gorgeous project.  Did you also notice the subtle Folk Art Floral wall paper? Amazing!14409556_1024089071022144_2493261806349750751_oLaura Jane’s next card is fun and pretty and brings springtime to the forefront of my thoughts.  The rectangle stitching and foil accents give Laura Jane’s card more interest!14444669_10154615150159216_5421774938855235732_o

Vera’s also created a pretty and fun Folk Art Floral printed card.  Her selective coloring and glitter accents make the card pop just a little more for a perfect and pretty card!

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Tae Eun created a brilliant glitter spotlight for our Born Classy lady.  The stage is perfectly set for this chic singer!

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Jenny’s next card is a perfect scene with her Born Classy gal all ready for a night out on the town!14352141_789268787668_2683646822007128325_o

Emily’s striking watercolor card emphasizes how perfect our Plus One set is for masculine cards. She also shows that this stamp set is perfect as a standalone. 14362615_1658531477793931_6457815469707026473_o

Mayline perfectly paired her Born Classy gal with a Plus One for a clean and simple but super elegant anniversary card. That vogue skyline is a perfect silhouette for this couple!

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Next up is Eunji’s adorable fashion themed card created with our City Girls: Retail Therapy set. Her bright colors make for such a fun and festive card. 14311289_1152041191534637_5635801609538715065_o

Tae Eun used the same stamp from our Retail Therapy set but offset her stamp with our Dept Store scenes stamp to create a dreamy “shop till you drop” scene. 14352555_1658531481127264_4669800204728109856_o

One can never have too many shoes!  Mayline is a woman after my own heart with this card.  Her repeated stamping creates the perfect base and focal point from our Retail Therapy set. 14372113_789268747748_278790879267547817_oEmily’s next card is the perfect combination of pink, black and chic gray! 14379980_10154616976529954_7038685158340019924_o

Jenny also created the perfect shopping scene with our Retail Therapy and Dept. Store stamp.  Her scene is complete with the tiny, adorable pup!14380151_1025111810919870_8413500046338103112_o

Laura Jane created the perfect picture taking scene with the elements from our Retail Therapy set.  Who doesn’t love balloon flying pugs? 14424742_1658533041127108_8557763536210997011_o

For Mayline’s next card, she created a perfect street scene. I love how she contrasted her ladies with the subtle backdrop of the department storefront!

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Next up is my card! I stamped the Dept. Store background twice (once in Caviar ink and another gold heat embossed for paper piecing purposes).  Then I proceeded to color in the black stamped dept. store scene with copic markers.  Next, I took the gold embossed image and selectively colored in the shrubbery, awnings and upper horizontal pillar. After I finished coloring those pieces, I fussy cut them out and popped it up onto my black stamped image background.  Then I stamped the individual Retail Therapy elements in our Caviar hybrid ink (copic friendly) and then die cut the images.  I added a strip of black cardstock in the middle of the cobblestone street to create an asphalt street.  Next I popped up the Retail Therapy elements to create a scene – I’m not one to create many scenes (florals are my specialty) but I give major props to those scene building cardmakers! Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock and popped that up at the top of my card.

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Last but not least is Vera’s card!  Her retail therapy card is perfect and adorable and comes complete with her sidekick pug!

That’s it for cards for Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release!  I hope you enjoyed the new stamps and inspiration from our team.

Remember to leave a comment here each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

We also have a Design Team Daily Giveaways – There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week – so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Laura Jane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

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I hope you all enjoyed Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release! Leave a comment here and on our DT blogs for chances to win some gift codes to our shop!  We hope to see you tomorrow as we continue our Release Week festivities.  Then make sure to join us on Tuesday, September 27 for an amazing blog hop with talented special guests!

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Fall 2016 Release – Day 1

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-10-26-36-amHello and welcome everyone to Day 1 of our anticipated Fall 2016 Release Week!! We are so excited to finally share this release with you!  In the next four days, we have a total of 23 stamps, 14 dies and 5 Couture Mixes that are being released.  In addition to giveaways (scroll down for more giveaway information), we have two free gifts with purchases for this release!

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Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix – Free with $75 purchase* See promo details below *

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Christmas Poinsettia, 2×3 Incentive Stamp

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Color Printed Layering Guide

Create simple but stylistic poinsettias on your paper crafts with our new Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set!  Our Christmas Poinsettia is easy to layer and each set comes with its own color printed layering guide for your convenience.

*For all purchases of $75 (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix with your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set in your order! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.*

We’ll be debuting all new products in the course of the next few days.  All new products will be available for purchase on Monday, September 26 at 7AM (EST).  Then join us for a fantastic blog hop on Tuesday, September 27 where we have some super special guests joining us to celebrate our Fall 2016 Release.

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Now let’s get started on the rest of the release! We are debuting 6 stamps, 3 dies and two Couture Mixes today.

Today’s Couture Mix is called Candy Cane Garden!

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Now onto the stamps!

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Fresh Cut Garden Roses, 6×8 Clear Stamp

First up is our beautiful Fresh Cut Garden Roses stamp set.  When I designed this set, I knew I wanted a more realistic layered rose set in our collection (our original Fresh Cut Roses are more stylistic).  This set come with three roses in different blooming stages, a layer-able crystal vase and several leaves and stems.  The largest rose in this set measures approximately 1.75 x 1.5 inches.

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As with most of our layering sets, our Fresh Cut Garden Roses comes with a color printed layering guide.

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Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outline, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next up is a coordinating outline stamp set for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses. You can add these stamps as an extra layer or use them as a standalone set for some coloring therapy.  We’re all about mixing and matching from different sets for this release!

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Coordinating dies for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses will also be available on Monday!

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Thankful Cornucopia, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Our next stamp is our Thankful Cornucopia.  I really wanted to create a unique Thanksgiving stamp set that did not focus on turkeys or leaves.  I came up with this fall themed bountiful cornucopia.  It’s such a versatile set! You can stamp the cornucopia on its own and color it.  Or you can create a seasonal wreath with the individual fall elements included in the set.  The cornucopia measures approximately 3.5 x 3 inches at its widest points.  The banner measures approximately 3 x .5 inches.

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Coordinating dies for our Thankful Cornucopia will also be available on Monday!

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Dog Life, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next up is our new Dog Life set!  I am especially excited about this set because the scruffy pup was inspired by my own fur baby. Also, I just had to add some pugs for our dear, Vera 🙂  This set includes a punny sentiment based off of the “thug life” memes circulating the internet (I crack up every time I stamp this sentiment).  I also included a sympathy sentiment at Vera’s request.  While it broke my heart to design this sentiment, I recognize the need for it.  If you don’t have an occasion to use the wings for that purpose, you can always dress your pups up as unicorns. These pups are slightly smaller than 1.5 x 1.5 inches.

On a more happier note, coordinating dies for this set will be available on Monday.

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Scripty Greetings, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next is our Scripty Greetings sentiment set.  You can never have enough general sentiment sets (in my opinion) especially when they come in a modern scripty font!  This set also includes two stylistic (two step) layered florals.

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Scripty Holiday Greetings, 3×4 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

Lastly, we have our Scripty Holiday Greetings set that will send the perfect message for your holiday cards this season.

I hope you enjoyed the debut of stamps!! Now keep scrolling for some serious eye candy – our design team did an amazing job with this release 🙂  You can click on each team member’s link to navigate to their blogs where they have additional details on how they created each card including which inks, dies and gilding they used!

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First up is Emily’s Fresh Cut Garden Rose card!  She created a bright border of ruby roses offset with her scripty birthday sentiment panel.  I love how she added some sparkling stripes with our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper.  14435148_1658524237794655_7674591118155254491_o

Next is Mayline’s beautiful watercolor rose card!  Mayline’s watercolor work is so impressive and I love how she created an abstract piece of floral artwork by combining the layered and outlined Fresh Cut Garden Rose sets. 14362578_1023418107755907_206327997749915486_o

Next is LauraJane’s simple, elegant and classy rose card!  The added stitching and strategic splatters offer a subtle backdrop to her sunny yellow rose.14324699_1031939963571067_6768331544225603537_o

Eunji’s next card is another beautiful watercolor work of art! She played around with the different layers of the Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set to create this beautiful bouquet.

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Next is my card that I created using both the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp sets.  I started off by stamping the roses and leaves in our Peony, Citrine, Coral and Crystal Garden Couture Collection Inks and then I fussy cut the roses and leaves. Next I stamped additional leaves (layered and gold embossed outlines) and buds onto a separate card panel. Then I partially die cut the center of the panel with one of our Double Stitched Rectangle dies (the left side of the inside panel was cut/trimmed with a craft knife).  I also added stitching to the edge of my panel with the largest rectangle die in the double stitched rectangle die set.  Then I blended some Caribbean Turquoise dye ink within the die cut window. I arranged and adhered the roses and leaves next to my window. Then I stamped the sentiment (Basic Labels) in our Light Onyx dye ink and then I fussy cut that out and popped it up in the window. I finished the card by adding some Matte Gold sequins in 8, 6, 5 and 4mm sizes. 14352315_10154616972419954_2186858748731505310_o

Jenny’s next card is rose gold and fabulous! I especially love her color combination of yellow and bright pink for her Garden Roses. 14361226_1155493014522788_1286678397201690675_o

Tae Eun created a beautiful bouquet of roses with our Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outlines.  The ombre bouquet of ruby and amethyst roses just pop against that sunny frame. 14424669_10154612098119216_8241987780279916322_o

Vera used a combination of the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamps to created a bright and beautiful bouquet of garden roses.  I love how she added additional shading to each rose to give them more depth.  14424721_1658524871127925_7338171499264462591_o

For Mayline’s next card, she uses the coordinating outlines of our Fresh Cut Garden Roses as a standalone set to watercolor the outline images a bright and beautiful pink.

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Eunji’s next card takes on a more otherworldly dimension with her nontraditional floral color combinations.  I love how she offset her outline garden roses with her florals from our Scripty Greetings set.

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Eunji’s next card has a more traditional feel with her rose and coral blooms.  Her Round Bokeh Burst is a perfect background for her sentiment.

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Next up is Tae Eun’s beautiful Thanksgiving cornucopia card!  Her coloring skills keep the card dreamy and wonderfully warm. 14372027_1031908050240925_3925663717099985601_o

Eunji’s next card is colored to perfect as well. Her cornucopia takes on a more beautiful folk art feel. 14372340_789268178888_2552570672291609482_o

Emily’s next card is more modern and chic as she infuses some chalk art techniques to her Thankful Cornucopia card. 14409858_10154616974569954_37973938046342573_o

Jenny creates the perfect focal element with her Thankful Cornucopia card by setting her cornucopia within a round stitched die cut window and foiled accented edges. 14425553_1658524234461322_1425454716245882340_o

Mayline’s next card looks lovely and gilded with her watercolored and embossed cornucopia!

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Next is my cornucopia card!  I started off by gold heat embossing the cornucopia stamp throughout the entire card panel.  I colored the center cornucopia with zig markers.  After I finished coloring, I stamped the banner and sentiment with our Caviar Hybrid Ink, cut out the banner and popped it up over my colored cornucopia. cornucopia-wreath2

Next I created a wreath using the individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia set.  I started off by drawing a circle in the middle of my panel using my Double Stitched Round Dies.  Then I stamped the elements onto the panel with Caviar Hybrid Ink.  Next I colored those elements.  Then I stamped additional wreath elements on a separate card panel and colored them in with copic markers. Then I cut out all of the elements and arranged them above my one layer wreath.  I stamped, cut and adhered the sentiment banner.  Then I finished the card by adding some Warm Gold Posie Floral sequins around my wreath.  cornucopia-wreath14352171_1031908053574258_8612132356559498558_o

Eunji combines our Dog Life set with the earthy individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia to create an adorable Thanksgiving canine card!14289902_1023418104422574_2349626397262146687_o

LauraJane’s next card is sweet with her subtle pup footprints running across her angelic card. 14361241_789268578088_8064858490508688186_o

Emily’s next project is also a sweet sympathy card created with our Dog Life and Bokeh Burst Round sets. 14445071_10154612098124216_190284993263704368_o

Vera’s next card is also a sweet sympathy card with her rainbow riding pug.

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Next up is my Dog Life card!  I love this set and I especially adore this sentiment.  I started off by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the pup.  Then I die cut a circle with our Double Stitched Round dies.  Next I painted the spotlight using some metallic watercolors.  To add some interest, I die cut our from our Matte Gold adhesive paper.  I adhered the patterned background onto a side folding A2 card base and then popped up the spotlight and sentiment panel onto my base.  I colored the pup in with some light cream toned copics.  I adhered my pup into place and finished by putting down some Matte Gold Sequins in 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4mm.

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Tae Eun’s next card is earthy and bright.  Her mix of floral elements from our Fresh Cut Garden Roses and Scripty Greetings sets to create a partial wreath is strategic and beautiful. 14310550_1023418111089240_5292898754776066527_o

LauraJane created a custom birthday border with a single sentiment from our Scripty Greetings.  Her bright floral clusters keep the card fun and cheerful. 14435142_1658524231127989_4031020372580057887_o

Mayline’s next card is clean, simple and bright with her repeated stamping of our layered florals from our Scripty Greetings set. 14379940_1658524274461318_3983661694072767476_o

Mayline takes the same set and creates a beautiful cluster of roses.  By curving the sentiment, her card takes on a custom look as it wraps around her bright bouquet.

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Next is my card created with our Scripty Greetings.  I love the simplicity of these layered florals in this set! So I created two floral corners by repeatedly stamping the roses in our Valentine Red, Peach Blossom, Beach Blondie, Plum Wine and Grape Crush dye inks. Then I cut the edges with a craft knife.  Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise around the corners so that you could see the glow after I adhered the floral corners. I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins14305256_1023418247755893_1580548895807265817_o

LauraJane’s next card features a beautiful cutout border of our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set.  She offset the border with our Minor Stripes background stamp to give it a candy cane and holiday feel. 14352398_789268268708_164464578242089410_o

Emily’s blue poinsettia tags are perfect with the combination of silver foil tape and tinsel. 14362532_1658524227794656_2048910903880509032_o

Mayline’s last card is pretty and playful with her Christmas Poinsettias and Holiday Flourishes for a festive holiday card!

We hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration from our team!

Our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp and Mistletoe Kisses Couture Mix are not available for sale in our shop just yet.  They are currently only available as a gift with purchase over $75 (mix) and $100 (mix and mini stamp) (before taxes and shipping).  This promotion will end on October 3 or until supplies last. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and there is no need to enter any code at checkout.

And now for some giveaway details:

Daily Release Giveaway: Leave a comment here each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

Design Team Daily Giveaways: There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week – so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. LauraJane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

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I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 of our Fall 2016 Release! Leave a comment here and on our DT blogs for chances to win some gift codes to our shop!  Happy Friday and remember to stop by tomorrow as we continue our Release Week festivities.

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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.
hop cityNext I stamped the skyline at the base of my panel with our Noir Dye ink. I then stamped the Statue of Liberty and sentiment from our Vogue Skies over my skyline.  Next I created a black border frame using the two largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies.  This would serve as my shaker window.  After I adhered the acetate under the frame, I filled up the window with our new Black Tie Affair Couture Mix. The card was complete after I closed up the window.

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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Summer 2016 Release – Day 3

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Hello friends and welcome to the final day of our Summer 2016 Release Week!  It’s been an amazing past few days with the wonderful feedback we received from all of you fabulous people.  Today, we have seven new Couture mixes, four new stamps and 14 new Couture Color Inks to show you.  All new products showcased this week is now available in our shop!

**We also have a new wishlist feature added to our shop!**  So if you can’t get all of the stamps and other products that you want now, you can save those items to your wishlist for next time!  The “Add To Wishlist” option will appear on the upper left hand side of all of our products.  To access your wishlist, go to any product page and click on the “Add To Wishlist” link.  It will take you to your wishlist.  You can add items to your wishlist simply by clicking on the heart in the drop down menu as you scroll over the “Add To Wishlist” link.

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Now let’s go on with our release! We have seven new Couture Mixes for today.

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Orange Premier Couture Mix

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Pink Neptune Couture Mix

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Red Carpet Couture Mix

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Black Tie Affair Couture Mix

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By the Moonlight Couture Mix

Now it’s time for our Summer 2016 Couture Color Collection ink debut!!

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We have 14 new dye ink colors. I chose to add mostly deep tones or hues to our collection this time around.

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Couture Color Dusty Blues Layering Inks

new reds and pink

new greens

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Dark Blues

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Light Blues

mints

Minty Greens

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Reds

browns

Browns

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Purples

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Orchids/Plums

I hope this gives you a better idea of what our inks look like stamped out!  Reinkers are available for purchase for all new colors (and existing colors).  Our Summer 2016 Couture Color Collection inks are available individually and in bundles – the Dusty Blues Collection is available as a pack of three and the entire 14 ink collection is available as a bundle in itself.

Now let’s move on to our stamps! First up for our final set of stamps is our Darling Flamingos.

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Darling Flamingos, 4×6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

I’m so excited to debut our layered Darling Flamingos for this release!  They’re so adorable and come with two layered flamingos which you can stamp individually or facing each other with hearts surrounding the pair 🙂

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Color Printed Layering Guide – Comes with every Darling Flamingos Stamp Set

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Sundae Bar, 4×6 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

This is a super fun Sundae Bar stamp set where you can stamp your own customized sundaes!

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Ice Cream Party, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Background Stamp

Stamp or emboss this cheerful Ice Cream Party print background on your paper crafts!  This background stamp coordinates beautiful with our Sundae Bar stamp set.

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Stand Tall, 2×3 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

Our Stand Tall set is a great mini sentiment set with two fun pineapple stamps.  Stand tall and be a pineapple, friends!

Now please enjoy the gallery of samples made by our team for today!

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First up is Eunji’s card!  She made a bright and fun watercolored background with our Darling Flamingos, Stand Tall and Mini Wild Florals stamp sets.  That monstera leaf from our Mini Wild Florals is just perfect with our new tropical sets!

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Jessica’s card is fun, pretty and chic with that bright pop of pink, chic stripes and flamingo focal point. 13418521_949594798472251_5885727003787618907_o

For Eunji’s next card, she created a dramatic sunset (with a subtle Floral Map underlay) with a couple of Darling Flamingos.

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Next up is Emily’s gorgeous and bold flamingo card!  She created a monochromatic striped background as a backdrop to her pink flamingo. 13392073_1610494899264256_8530251271863464497_o

Mayline’s next card is clean and simple.  That blended blue background is the perfect backdrop for her Darling Flamingos13403325_10102776991867849_2506822994085037363_o

Next up is my card! I created a flamingo silhouette instead of layering the flamingo for my card.  First I prepped my card panel by laying down strips of Gold Foil Adhesive paper to create a chic background.  Next I die cut a circle panel using our Double Stitched Circle dies.  Then I blended half the circle with our Bright Emerald Dye ink.  Then I stamped the first solid layer of the flamingo and its legs in the middle of the panel with our Noir Dye Ink.  Next I stamped the monstera leaves and other foliage (Mini Wild Florals) on separate cardstock with our Hot Tourmaline and Bright Emerald Dye inks and die cut them using coordinating dies.  Next I die cut the gold foil foliage using the leafy dies from our Petal Cut Peony dies.  I popped up the circular panel with foam tape and arrange the remaining foliage.  Lastly I heat embossed the sentiment in aqua on black cardstock and fussy cut it and popped it up under my foliage.

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Ruby’s next gorgeous card is similar but she uses a different color scheme with pretty rubies and grays for her awesome flamingos.

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Next up is Vera’s super fun and cute ice cream card!  She created a cute background with our Sundae Bar set. 13340146_770267341718_7008338616462249646_o

Emily’s next card is a super cool watercolored card created with our Sundae Bar set.  13350429_949595241805540_5086008191469891822_o

Eunji created a fun ice cream stand with our Sundae Bar.  The card come complete with its own awning (created with our Minor Stripes)!!13403746_10102776990365859_3830018477504342323_o

Next up is my card created with our Panda Can’t Even, Sundae Bar and Sparklers Alpha sets.  I stamped the sleeping pandas in our Noir Dye ink over each other to create a tower of pandas.  Then I stamped the top panda and stamped some ice cream scoops in his outstretched hands.  Next I stamped a tower of ice cream scoops with our various dye inks.  I kept with the same color scheme for the sentiment which I created using our Sparklers Alpha.  The Basic Labels completed the sentiment. 13391372_1610494922597587_5365205817249870757_o

Next up is Mayline’s fun Ice Cream Party card!  I love the bright colors she used to color in the different elements making this seem like a professional graphic print!  That sentiment from our Let’s Mingle set completed the card perfectly. 13415510_949594801805584_7021483412136073479_o

Eunji’s next shaker card is so cute with her ice cream hawking Honey Bear!  That blended Ice Cream Party background is the perfect backdrop for her hardworking bear. Her ice cream stand comes complete with an Ice Cream sign created with our Let’s Mingle Labels set.

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Emily’s next card is the perfect birthday card for your ice cream lover because this background print is just awesome! No need for a gift because this card is a gift in itself topped with a gorgeous bow and mint foil ribbon! Our Basic Labels create the perfect sentiment tag for this card.

13415686_1610494909264255_4154224709208161420_oMayline’s next card is a fun watercolored pineapple print card created with our Stand Tall mini stamp.  I love her two toned pineapples with the matching glitter and apple foil strips to complete the card.

That’s it for Day 3 of our Summer 2016 Release!  Today is the final day of our release and everything is now available in our shop! I just want to thank my amazing and fabulously talented design team – Ruby, Jess, Mayline, Eunji, Emily and Vera.  Their work never ceases to amaze me and I’m so lucky to be able to work with such a talented group of ladies. I hope you are all inspired by their beautiful work!!

GIVEAWAYS: Don’t forget we have some giveaways@

  • Daily Release Giveaways: We have three $15 gift codes for three commenters chosen at random for comments left on The Ton blog.  You can increase your chances of winning one of these gift codes by leaving comments on the Design Team blogs.
  • DT Daily Release Giveaways: We’ll have one $10 gift code for each DT member for comments left on their blogs during Days 1-3 of release week – That means an extra chance of winning an additional six $10 gift codes to the shop! You can check out there amazing work in more detail and leave additional comments to increase your chances of winning more gift codes.
  • **The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Daily Release giveaways will close on Friday, June 17, at 11:59pm.***

Make sure to come back to our blog tomorrow for a fun blog hop with our amazing team and the following fabulous special guests: Amy Tsuruta, Kymona Tracey, Lisa Harrolle, Michelle Short, Keeway Tsao, Stephanie Klauck, Laurel Beard and Laura Sterckx!

Thank you so much everyone for making this such an amazing week! See you tomorrow!

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Summer 2016 Release – Day 2

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Hello and welcome everyone to Day 2 of our Summer 2016 Release!  Today we have four new Couture Mixes and six new stamps to show you.  Everything will be available in the shop on Wednesday at 7am EST!  After tomorrow, we’ll have a fabulous blog hop with some super special guests on Thursday, June 16.

 

Let’s get started!

We have four fabulous new Couture Mixes to share with you today:  Mint Frosting, Pink Frosting, Pink Lemonade and Clear Flora Couture Mixes.

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Mint Frosting Couture Mix

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Pink Frosting Couture Mix

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Pink Lemonade Couture Mix

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Clear Flora Couture Mix

Now for our stamps! We have six new stamps debuting today.  First up, we have our Haute Stacks set.

 

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Haute Stacks, 6×8 Stamp Clear Set

First up is our Haute Stacks set! This is one of my favorite sets of this release (not just because of the peonies)!  It has some large stacked fashion books that make a perfect centerpiece for your cards.

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Our Haute Stacks will come with a color printed layering guide.

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Haute Books, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

This is another one of my faves from this release. You’ll have the ability to stamp out a ultra stylized bookshelf with this Haute Books set!

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Minor Stripes, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Background Stamp

Our new Minor Stripes Background stamp is a chic striped background stamp that is a staple on my craft desk.  

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Vogue Skies, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Vogue Skies is a versatile skyline set. Stamp the skyline on its own or add some landmarks in the backdrop!

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Sparklers Alpha, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our newest addition to our Alphabet sets is our Sparklers Alpha! They used to top cakes and cupcakes but now they can be stamped on your paper crafts!

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Floral World Map, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Floral World Map is my take on a world map set. This set comes with all the landmasses you need to complete your world map.  However, they’re all made of floral elements.  The set comes with individual floral elements the you an stamp in conjunction with your map or separately.

I hope you liked the previews.  Now please enjoy the gallery of inspiration by our talented design team!

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Mayline created a fashionable, modern stylized bookshelf with our Haute Stacks, Haute Books and Shoe Wardrobe set.  I love the selective colored stamping of this card!13350355_770266518368_2076999079593845474_o

Next up is Emily’s Haute Stacks centerpiece.  She created such a lovely focal point with a subtle tone on tone background with our Rose Terrace Stamp.

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Next up is Eunji’s dramatic watercolored card created with our Haute Books and Haute Stacks.  Her bold colors create a striking effect for this gorgeous centerpiece. stack shoes

Next up is my card created with our Haute Stacks, Minor Stripes, Vintage Frames, Vogue Skies and Shoe Wardrobe Solid sets.  First I stamped the stacks in our Noir Dye Ink.  Next I stamped the frames and shoes to create a fashion print. Then I heat embossed the Eiffel Tower from our Vogue Skies in our Rose Gold embossing powder.  I used the Eiffel Tower as a paperweight in card!  Next I fussy cut the centerpiece.  On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the Minor Stripes in Crystal Pewter Dye ink (it’s soft and subtle gray ink).  Then I blended some additional ink at the bottom of the panel.  Next I cut the black border frame using the two largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered the striped panel onto my card base first, then popped up the frame above that panel and finally popped up my centerpiece. Next I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment, fussy cut it and popped I up over my panel. I finished the card off with some Rose Gold, Creme Brûlée and Glossy Black Sequins13433319_1768765180008700_4571425715726176251_o

Next is Ruby’s bright and colorful card.  I love her abstract watercoloring over that beautiful stack of fashion books and bright striped background!13411845_949598018471929_258826100922683389_o

Next is Eunji’s card created with our Haute Books.  I love how she created an asymmetrical bookshelf with our copper foil adhesive paper. That stunning purple tulip also contrasts beautifully with the monochromatic books that make up the background. haute books shelf

Next up is my card!  I chose a pink (Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink), gray (Crystal Pewter) and rose gold color (Rose Gold Bangle) palette and stamped all the books from our Haute Books accordingly.  I added some additional modern decor elements from our Vintage Frames and Vogue Alpha Upper sets to create a modern and simplistic monogram print to sit above my books.  After I finished stamping, I lined the top and bottom edges of my card base with strips of pink holographic adhesive paper.


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Next is Vera’s fun and colorful card created with the giant ferris wheels from our Vogue Skies.  She also created a fun sentiment with our Sparklers Alpha and Basic Labels set. 13415641_1768764550008763_588835769389654333_o

Ruby’s next card is bold and beautiful! There’s so much dimension on her card with her layered skylines and subtle yellow striped backdrop.  I also love that sentiment to match the bold skyline. sparklers cityscape

Next up is my card created with our Vogue Skies, Sparklers Alpha and Pyrotechnics sets.  First I stamped the skyline and ferries wheel in our Crystal Pewter Ink.  Then I blended the background with our Cali Blue dye ink, Beach Blondie dye ink and Peach Blossom dye ink.  Next I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye ink. I then clear embossed the HOORAY and later embossed the sparklers with some gold glitter embossing powder.  Then I stamped the fireworks in our Rose Gold embossing powder and additional gold glitter embossing powder.  I created the black border frame using the two largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangles die set. Finally, I finished off thee card with Rose Gold and Dusty Pink sequins.


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Emily’s next card is a beautiful watercolored skyline with super soft colors that make a bold statement. 13433231_1610494202597659_2383191603189941874_o

Mayline’s next card is similar with a tone on tone look and an adorable bright pink geotag as the main focal point. 13411878_770856585868_3878203642690605529_o

Emily’s next card is a fun bokeh birthday card created with our Sparkler Alphas, Bokeh Burst Round and Brushed Happy sets.  The subtle details on this card make it such a glamorous one!13340057_922561178654_2926429422263102943_o

Jessica’s card is a super fun Fourth of July shaker card created with our Sparkler Alphas and Pyrotechnics set.  Love that subtle blending and crazy festive sequin mix!13308261_922561168674_553506380781130316_ofloral world

Next up is my card created with our Floral World Map set.  I did some selective coloring using my stamp positioning tool.  I colored in the different floral elements using my zig markers.  I continuously colored and stamped the entire set until I got a pretty result.  Then I created masks for the landmarks and blended some Cali Blue dye ink around the landmasses to get the illusion of water.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Deep Sapphire Dye ink.  I used the same ink for the geotags which I stamped separately, then fussy cut them and popped them up with some foam squares.  Next I trimmed my colored panel.  Then I  put down some Silver Glitter Tape at the top and bottom edges of my card base and adhered the colored panel onto the base.  I finished off the card by adhering some Glass Slippers sequins.


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Next up is Ruby’s card! I love how she took the individual floral elements from our Floral World Map and stamped them into an adorable background. 13411814_1610494205930992_3864679248382829616_o

Last but not least is Mayline’s card.  I love her dramatic take on our Floral World Map and how she stretch her stamps to create a watercolored background.

Thank you all for joining us on Day 2 of our Summer 2016 Release!  I hope you are all inspired by the team’s amazing work.  All of our new stamps, inks (which are debuting tomorrow) and mixes will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 15 at 7am EST.

GIVEAWAYSWhat’s a release without giveaways? We have some fun daily giveaways to celebrate our new Release!

  • Daily Release Giveaways: We have three $15 gift codes for three commenters chosen at random for comments left on The Ton blog.  You can increase your chances of winning one of these gift codes by leaving comments on the Design Team blogs.
  • DT Daily Release Giveaways – We’ll have one $10 gift code for each DT member for comments left on their blogs during Days 1-3 of release week – That means an extra chance of winning an additional six $10 gift codes to the shop! You can check out there amazing work in more detail and leave additional comments to increase your chances of winning more gift codes.
  • **The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Daily Release giveaways will close on Friday, June 17, at 11:59pm.***

Be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 3 of our Summer 2016 Release. We’ll have four new stamps, more ink and Couture Mixes!  Thank you everyone for stopping by!!!

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Summer 2016 Release – Day 1

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Hello and welcome everyone to Day 1 of our Summer 2016 Release!  We are so excited to introduce 15 new stamps, 14 new inks and several Couture Mixes this week.  As usual, we’ll  have a wonderful gallery of inspiration from our amazing design team here each day until Wednesday, June 15 when everything will be available for purchase at our shop.  Then we’ll have a fabulous blog hop with some super special guests on Thursday, June 16.

Each design team member has also set up personal blog posts with more details on their projects for each card for each Release Day so be sure to check out their posts as well!

We have some fun giveaways for our release so be sure to make it to the end of our post for more details 🙂

Let’s get started!

We have two fabulous new Couture Mixes to share with you today: Starstruck and Just a Dream.

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Now for our stamps! We have five new stamps debuting today.  First up, we have our Always Cherry Blossoms clear stamp set.

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Always Cherry Blossoms, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

This is a wonderful cluster (no need for masking!) stamp set of beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. The set comes with 5 additional separate blooms so you can stamp the florals individually.  This set is perfect for coloring with different mediums.

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Wild Cherry Blossoms, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our Wild Cherry Blossoms set is a versatile set containing solid and outline images of beautiful cherry blossom blooms.  You can create your own custom scene with this set.  This is a great set for coloring and/or stamping!  The blossoms in this set are slightly larger than the blooms in our Always Cherry Blossoms set. 

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Cherry Blossom Garden, 6×6 Red Rubber Background Cling Stamp

Our new Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp is a new addition to our Garden Series background stamps.  This gorgeous print follows the rest of our Garden cling stamps with a gorgeous interplay of solid and outline blooms.

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Graceful Rose, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set – Designed by Eunji Jung

Our next set is a gorgeous and Graceful Rose, designed by our very own Eunji.  This oversize beautiful bloom is perfect for coloring with your favorite mediums!

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Lucky Tulip, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set – Designed by Eunji Jung

Our final set for the day was also designed by the fabulous Eunji.  Our new oversized Lucky Tulip is gorgeous and comes with four different and versatile sentiments.

I hope you loved these five sets!  Now without further ado, please enjoy the gallery of amazing inspiration by our talented design team!

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First up is Emily’s card!  She created a gorgeous watercolored card with our Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp.  That subtle blue wash makes the gold embossed blossoms pop!13323705_10154269543244216_2359373130543957409_o

Next up is Vera’s beautifully colored card also created with our Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp.  Her shading takes the background print to another level!13346118_949598511805213_2079785578788569406_o

Next is Eunji’s striking watercolored card created with our new Always Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Blossom Garden as a subtle backdrop.

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Eunji’s next card is a fabulous and colorful shaker created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms and Wild Mini Florals.  The two toned cherry blossoms with the blue leaves create such a cool background!13416802_1610494605930952_3889866132506888762_o

Mayline’s card is a similar background with gorgeous and brighter colors created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms.  Doesn’t this card remind you of spring?

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Next is my card created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms.  I stamped the blossoms in our Rose Quartz and Ballet Slippers dye ink; the branch in Aspen Cocoa dye ink; and the leaves in our Soft Garden dye ink.  Then I heat embossed the stamens and sentiment.  Next I shaded in the blossoms using one pink metallic color pencil. I also added shading to the branch and leaves. For the finishing touch, I added some Glossy Fine Gold Glitter adhesive paper to the top edge of my card base.

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I’ll be uploading a tutorial on how I colored these blossoms on our Youtube channel in the near future! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss it!

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Mayline’s next card is so pretty with her coral and red cherry blossoms created with our Always Cherry Blossoms set.  She created such a busy and beautiful background with the cluster stamp in this set! 13415679_770266114178_7609628271421487742_o

Emily’s nontraditional take on the colors of her cherry blossoms in this next card is absolutely swoon worthy!  Her purple and silver card created with our Always Cherry Blossoms is genius. The purple foil tape at the edge of her base adds a gorgeous finishing touch to the card. 13415686_1610494615930951_8575833140921735045_o

Mayline’s next card uses some beautiful no-line watercoloring techniques to create an beautiful and abstract project with our Always Cherry Blossoms13416761_924464499384_3105847936269749074_o

Jessica’s next card created with our Always Cherry Blossoms is so pretty and summery! 13433106_949598405138557_4653538288556589793_o

Eunji’s next card create with our Always Cherry Blossoms is graphic and gorgeous.

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Next up is my card which I created using our Always Cherry Blossoms.  I stamped the cluster and individual blossoms on black cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink.  Then I colored in the florals and leaves using colored pencils.  Next, I adhered some Glossy Black sequins.  For the finishing touch, I added strips of Glossy Black Glitter adhesive paper to the edges of my cardbase.

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Eunji’s next card created with our Graceful Rose is a dramatic piece of watercolored art.  13415637_770266139128_8598849295575084814_o

Emily’s next card created with our Lucky Tulip is beautiful with her deep color contrasts.  That Geometric Lattice die is the perfect backdrop for her amazing tulip. 13415425_1610494602597619_7307350421225949662_o

Mayline’s next card created with our Lucky Tulip is simple but super pretty.  Her combination of sentiments as a backdrop with her Label sentiment create a perfect statement. 13320416_922561233544_7368072549004702893_o

Jessica’s next card is a bright and beautiful watercolored card created with our Lucky Tulip set. That strip of black glitter tape finishes the card off wonderfully!13412129_1768361116715773_4262033398307408819_o

Ruby’s next card is a watercolored wonder with an amazing pink and yellow contrast created with our Lucky Tulip set. 13416751_949598418471889_1169519199766490744_o

Eunji’s next card, created with our Lucky Tulip set, keeps with her dramatic watercoloring style. Bold and beautiful!

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Next is my Lucky Tulip card. I channeled my inner Eunji for this one 😉  First, I heat embossed the floral and sentiment using Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Then, I watercolored the tulip and leaves using Colorburst watercolor powders.  Next, I painted the background with black and turquoise hued bursts. Then I added some stitching around the edges using the larges die in our Double Stitched Square dies – the final card is 5×5.  Then, I finished the card by adhering some Glass Slippers sequinstulip213308214_10154269563514216_3598495224565315737_o

Last but not least is Vera’s card. She created a lovely light blue floral with our Lucky Tulip in that gorgeous soft style that she has.  That strip of black glitter tape adds a beautiful finishing touch.

Thank you all for joining us on Day 1 of our Summer 2016 Release!  I hope you are all inspired by the team’s amazing work.  All of our new stamps, inks and mixes will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 15 at 7am EST.

GIVEAWAYSWhat’s a release without giveaways? We have some fun daily giveaways to celebrate our new Release!

  • Daily Release Giveaways: We have three $15 gift codes for three commenters chosen at random for comments left on The Ton blog.  You can increase your chances of winning one of these gift codes by leaving comments on the Design Team blogs.
  • DT Daily Release Giveaways – We’ll have one $10 gift code for each DT member for comments left on their blogs during Days 1-3 of release week – That means an extra chance of winning an additional six $10 gift codes to the shop! You can check out there amazing work in more detail and leave additional comments to increase your chances of winning more gift codes.
  • **The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Daily Release giveaways will close on Friday, June 17, at 11:59pm.***

Be sure to join us tomorrow because we will be debuting six new stamps, more ink and Couture Mixes!  Thank you everyone for stopping by!!!

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Spring 2016 Release – Day 2

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Welcome, everyone, to Day 2 of our Spring 2016 Release Week!!  We hope you enjoyed Day 1 yesterday 😀 For today, we have five new clear stamp sets and one Couture Mix for you.  If you like florals, this is the day for you!  All new release products will be available for purchase on Thursday, April 7 at 7am (EST).

Our Couture Mix of the day is our new Rose Gold Mirror Ball!  If you like shine and bling and rose gold… this is the perfect mix for your rose gold all the things obsession 😉

 

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Rose Gold Mirror Ball Couture Mix

Next up, we have three floral sets and two alphabet sets to showcase!

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Sending Peonies, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Sending Peonies is a clustered wreath set of three peony blooms and one single standalone bloom.

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Happiest of Peonies, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Happiest of Peonies is a gorgeous cluster of peonies with sprouting buds.  This set takes the thinking process out of floral arrangements and masking.  Just stamp and color!

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Loose Peonies, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our Loose Peonies are the first medium sized peonies in our collection.  They feature the standalone blooms that are in our Happiest of Peonies.  I wanted to create an additional set that would allow you to stamp your own custom arrangement.  We’re all about options here!

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Vogue Alpha Upper, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our first alphabet set comes in a timeless and chic font.  Create your own sentiment with our new Vogue Alpha Upper set!  These letters are approximately 5/8 of an inch tall.

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Vogue Alpha Lower, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Vogue Alpha Lower set is the companion set to the Vogue Upper set (sold separately).

Please enjoy the gallery of inspiration by our amazing design team!

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First up is Jessica’s rainbow peony card!  Her distress watercoloring of Sending Peonies is just fabulous!

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Eunji created a fun background with the single bloom peony from our Sending Peonies set.  I love how she kept the card simple by watercoloring a bright background and keeping her blooms monochromatic.

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Emily’s bright peony wreath is stunning with her contrasting hues!  The sentiment she used will be debuting tomorrow.

12916734_10154127505934216_3568190329109527948_oVera’s card created with our Sending Peonies is soft and pretty.  I love how she used nontraditional colors in her leaves to make the card pop!

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Mayline’s bright and embossed card is clean and simple yet NOT!  Her watercoloring of our Sending Peonies create a gorgeous abstract feel.  I love how she paired the scripty sentiment with her own custom Hugs sentiment created with our Vogue Upper Alphabet set.

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Next is my card created with our Sending Peonies.  I heat embossed the large cluster on a square watercolor panel with gold glitter embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the peonies and foliage.  Next I fussy cut the two clusters leaving the corners untouched. Next I took another square watercolor panel and die cut that with the largest die in our Double Stitched Square dies.  I tapped some purple Color Bursts on the top right and bottom left corners on that fresh panel and spritzed some water over the powders to get the above effect.  Next, I stamped the sentiment using our Vogue Alpha Lower set in our Violet Fringe Couture Color Ink. Then I popped up my corner peony clusters onto that panel with foam tape.  Lastly, I added a mix of our Creamy Toffee sequins (10,8,6,5,4mm).  I plan on posting a video on this card very soon!

12901430_904449756320089_1585170292138927435_oEunji created her own beautiful cluster of peonies using the lone peony in our Sending Peonies.  Her watercoloring skills make it look like three different blooms!

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Ruby’s next card is absolutely soft and beautiful with her Happiest of Peonies cluster.  I love how she added depth to her card by popping up her cluster in front of her light gray uncolored peonies in the background.

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Keeway’s next card features our Happiest of Peonies cluster with beautiful bright and soft watercoloring.

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Eunji’s next card is eye popping with her hot pink and coral peonies which stand out against her dark gray leaves.

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Jessica’s next card is beautiful and coral!  She keeps it simple with her distress watercoloring of her Happiest of Peonies cluster.

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Mayline’s next card contains chic and bold contrasted hues.  Her repeatedly stamped peony background makes her hot pink sentiment panel pop!

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Vera’s next card is gorgeous with her nontraditional peony hues.

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Next up is my card. I stamped the peony cluster (in Noir Dye Ink) from our Happiest of Peonies several times on a watercolor panel.  Then I colored in the Peonies and outline glow with zig markers.  Next I die cut the panel using the large square die in our Double Stitched Square Die set.  Next I gold heat embossed the sentiment and added some Glass Slipper sequins (6,5,4mm) to finish off the card.

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Mayline created a soft background with our Vogue Alpha sets (Upper and Lower).  Her bright coral and ruby peonies are striking against the soft gray.

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Jessica continues to drop jaws with her watercoloring.  The complete wash is beautifully offset with the bright white embossing of her peonies.

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Mayline created a beautiful coral peony print with her next card featuring our Happiest of Peonies.

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Next up is my watercolored card created using our Loose Peonies.  I heat embossed the Bloom sentiment using our new Vogue Alpha Upper set.  Then I heat embossed the florals and foliage with gold glitter embossing powder.  Next I watercolored the peonies using watercolor powders.  After the painting was finished, I die cut the panel using our Double Stitched Square dies.  I finished off the card with Smoked Citrine sequins (10,8,6 and 5mm).   I created a video on this card so please enjoy!

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Ruby’s next card features our Loose Peonies with own beautiful, custom floral arrangement.  Her soft peonies are stunning against her chic gray background.

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Mayline created a simple yet stunning custom peony cluster for her next card.

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Keeway created a fun and bold print with our Loose Peonies.

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Emily’s card keeps it classy with her polka dots and Loose Peonies.

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Eunji’s next peonies are beautiful and realistic.  Her combination of our Loose Peonies and the elements from our Holiday Flourishes make a fun background.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYMake sure to leave a comment on this post (and the other Release posts from this week – four altogether) to enter our Daily Release Giveaway!  We are giving away four $15 gift codes to our shop.  To qualify for the Daily Release Giveaway you must leave a comment here.  You can increase your chances of winning by leaving additional comments on the design team member blogs. The comment period for the Daily Release Giveaway will end on Sunday, April 10 at 11:59pm and winners will be announced thereafter.

Here is a complete list of all of our team member blogs if you wanted to hop on over to check out more details on how they created their beautiful cards and leave them comments to increase your chances of winning our Daily Release Giveaway.

  1. Ruby
  2. Jessica
  3. Mayline
  4. Emily
  5. Vera
  6. Keeway
  7. Eunji

Thank you all for stopping by today! See you all tomorrow!

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Spring 2016 Release – Day 1

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Welcome to Day 1 of our Spring 2016 Release!!  I am so excited that this day is finally here!  This release is a bit of a doozy because I could not stop designing and I’m too impatient to withhold the designs for a later release.  So with that said, we have 22 new stamps (clear and cling) and several new Couture Mixes and sequin colors to show you throughout the week!  For today, we’re revealing five stamps.  All new products will be available for immediate purchase on Thursday, April 7 at 7am (EST).

We also have some daily giveaways so make sure you reach the bottom of the post for more details on this.

For our Gilding debut today, we have two new Couture Mixes and two new sequins colors.

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Vogue City Couture Mix – Created by Ruby Naz

 

pink prints mix

Pink Prints Couture Mix

creme brulee

Creme Brûlée Sequins

fashion week red

Fashion Week Red Sequins

Now for STAMPS!! We are showcasing two layering sets and three sentiment sets today.

Fresh Cut Tulips Water

Fresh Cut Tulips, 6×8 Clear Stamp Set

Our Fresh Cut Tulips feature three tulip blooms, two leaves and a stem that are three steps each and one dainty vase.  I based the design of this set on “broken” or “viral” tulips (google it!).  I wanted to introduce a sexier and unique tulip to the crafting world so I couldn’t resist designing these.  As usual, our Fresh Cut Tulips will come with a color printed layering guide 🙂

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Our next featured set is our Hello Hummingbird!

Hello Hummingbird Water

Hello Hummingbird, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our new Hello Hummingbird is a seven step stamp set.  I was a little anxious about designing this one because birds are a little out of my comfort zone.  However, I decided to just go for it and love the final results!  This stamps set will also come with a color printed layering guide.

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Next up are our three new sentiment sets: Basic Labels, Family Labels and Basic Sentiments.  I wanted to design some staple sentiment sets with classic fonts for our collection that could be used for any papercrafting occasion.

Basic Labels

Basic Labels, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Family Labels Water

Family Labels, 3×4 Clear Stamp Set

Basic Sentiments Water

Basic Sentiments, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Now that you’ve seen the stamps, please enjoy the gallery of amazing inspiration by our Design Team!  All design team members have prepared individual blog posts with more details on how they created their release cards and their supply lists.

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First up is Mayline’s hummingbird card. Her color combination on these birds is just stunning. They look like they’re sparkling!

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Keeway’s next hummingbird card is dreamy and colorful!  Her choice of soft colors are always spot on.  The florals you see in the background will debut tomorrow (so stay tuned)!

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Next up is my card! I gold heat embossed the second layer of the body of our hummingbird on some white cardstock.  Then I stamped the focal hummingbird with our Couture Color Inks (Cocoa Collection, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink) on separate cardstock.  Next, I colored in the bird’s eye with a black pen.  Then I fussy cut the little guy and popped it up on the center of our heat embossed panel.  Next I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a banner which  I created from black cardstock.  Then I arranged the die cut flowers and foliage which was stamped from our Mini Wild Florals around my banner.  I trimmed my embossed panel and adhered it onto a side folding black cardbase.  I finished off the card with a mix of our Glass Slippers sequins.

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Emily took a different but striking approach to her hummingbird in this card.  The stark black hummingbird against the bright blue background is beautiful!

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Vera’s next card playful and pretty with her pastel colors for her hummingbird card.

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Ruby’s hummingbird card is abstract and beautiful. I love the matching ombre lattice die cut in the background and the partial die cutting technique that Ruby used to create some serious interest!

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Eunji’s next card is artful and gorgeous with her watercolor backsplash and popped up hummingbird.

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Jess’s hummingbird card is modern and graphic as she propped her bird up against a stark black and white Peony Garden print.
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Next up is another card I made using our Hello Hummingbird set and Morning Glory Garden Background Stamp.  First I heat embossed the morning glory stamp on vellum with gold glitter embossing powder.  Then I colored behind the vellum with copic markers and adhered the panel onto a side folding white cardbase.  I then stamped my hummingbird with the same recipe as my previous card (above) on separate cardstock and fussy cut the bird.  Next I popped the bird up onto my vellum panel. Next, I stamped the sentiment with our Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid Ink and accented the sentiment flag with our Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper.  I adhere the gold paper and sentiment flag together and popped it all up onto my panel.

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Emily’s choice of cool tones for her hummingbird is beautifully offset by her pretty ruby roses!

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Mayline’s next card is bright and bold with her perfectly stamped tulips and hummingbird.

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Eunji’s next card is a work of art! Her tulips just jump off the page due to her amazing coloring skills.

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Emily’s next card is a gorgeous bouquet of pink and purple tulips perfect for any fabulous mom.

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Jessica’s next tulip card is bright, pretty and artfully arranged!  The blending within the vase just adds a nice finished touch to the entire project.

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Ruby’s next card takes our Fresh Cut Tulips to another level with her watercoloring technique!

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Next up is my card where I repeatedly masked the tulips to stamp the entire panel.  I started from the bottom to the top of the panel in various collection of inks (Peach Blossom, Coralline and Coral Cavern; Ruby Collection; Peony Collection; Orchid Collection; Crystal Garden Collection). Then I die cut the panel using the largest dies in our Stitched Rectangle dies.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock, fussy cut the sentiment, then popped it up with foam tape.  Lastly, I adhered some sequins (Light Citrine, Call Me Maybe Red, Creme Brûlée) to my panel to finish the card.

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Mayline’s soft DIY text background contrasts her bright tulip so perfectly!

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Eunji’s watercolored tulip is bold and striking!

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For my last card, I repeatedly stamped the closed tulips to create a field of tulips on my panel.  I used our Peony and Crystal Garden Collection Inks to stamp the panel. The sentiment is from a set which will debut tomorrow. I did stamp the sentiment with our Cosmopolitan Pink ink.  Next, I trimmed the top portion of the panel to create a thin window where I adhered some silver glitter tape (which was adhered onto the cardbase).  Lastly, I added some Glass Slipper sequins to polish off the card.

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Eunji’s last card is colorful and bright with her boxed arrangements and Family labels.

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Ruby’s last card is super bright and creative.  She used our new Basic Labels to create a colorful and inventive card!

I hope you all enjoyed the inspiration from our team today.  For tomorrow, we have five clear sets debuting and if you like floral stamps, you won’t want to miss Day 2!

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYMake sure to leave a comment on this post (and all subsequent Release posts this week – four altogether) to enter our Daily Release Giveaway!  We are giving away four $15 gift codes to our shop.  To qualify for the Daily Release Giveaway you must leave a comment here.  You can increase your chances of winning by leaving additional comments on the design team member blogs. The comment period for the Daily Release Giveaway will end on Sunday, April 10 at 11:59pm and winners will be announced thereafter.

Here is a complete list of all of our team member blogs if you wanted to hop on over to check out more details on how they created their beautiful cards and leave them comments to increase your chances of winning our Daily Release Giveaway.

  1. Ruby
  2. Jessica
  3. Mayline
  4. Emily
  5. Vera Yates
  6. Keeway
  7. Eunji

We also have a fun release blog hop on Friday, March 8 with more giveaways and some super special guests and design team members! See you all tomorrow!

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