Blog Hop and Bauble Giveaway Winner + Surprise Announcement

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

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

Now for the winner:  

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

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

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


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

Thanks again for stopping by!!

– Effie

Second Release Blog Hop and Full Reveal

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

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

Our NINE sets (going clockwise above):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

princess diamond water Panda water

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Effie

Sneak Peek #12: Art Deco

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


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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!


Sneak Peek #10: Many Thanks

It’s Rubeena with another sneak peek of The Ton’s second release to come. I hope you’ve been enjoying all the amazing work that Jess and Effie have been posting in the past few days!

This card uses stamps from FOUR new sets.

You may have noticed we’re giving you a little extra sneak of the sets, along with the names: Thanks a Bunch, Simple Florals, and Friggin Fabulous. The fourth set is the one Jess showed here.

many thanks
simple florals
frig fab awe
I can’t wait to show you the full card on March 30th!

It’s been a very eventful week! Our other DT member Jessica has a giveaway, sponsored by The Ton, as part of the Craft Storage Ideas Blog Hop. Deadline for leaving comments is by the end of Thursday, March 26! There are many other fabulous prizes offered.

I’m also hosting a giveaway on my personal Instagram. Check it out for more details on how to enter to win a stamp set.

Check out this post for the Blog Hop details.

Have a fabulous day! 🙂


Sneak Peek #9: So Grateful

Hi all, Effie here!  Today I am posting Sneak Peek #9 which features a sneak of two of our stamps sets: Fresh Cut Peonies and Many Thanks.


We’re switching things up this weeks with our posts this week.  We’re adding some preshow looks so you can get an idea of what some of the stamps look like!  Here are two preshow looks of what the actual stamps look like:

we grate PEONY

Remember, we have NINE sets (not eight as originally announced) for our second release.  All nine of our stamp sets will be fully revealed on Monday, March 30 at 7am when our pre-sale begins! At this time you’ll be able to pre-order all of our new sets (with an anticipated ship date of April 13, 2015).

Make sure you check out Jess’ blog post from yesterday with an adorable sneak peek and preshow for her card!  Hope you guys are enjoying our little sneak peek party!!  Thanks for stopping by!

– Effie

Sneak Peek #7 and Blog Hop News

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


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

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


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

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

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

– Effie

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

Sneak Peek #6

Hi, Jessica here with a sneak peek of an upcoming stamp set for my Shaker Saturday series!   Normally Shaker Saturday is held on my personal blog but I thought it’d be fun to use one of the new stamp sets and give you a sneak peek!  I’ll share the full card at release! 🙂

The Ton Shaker Saturday

Ombre sentiments, colorful sequins, and sparkly stars…doesn’t get more me than that!  Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek and be sure to check out the rest of our sneak peeks next week leading up to our release on March 30th!

Don’t forget to enter my special new release giveaway as part of the 2015 Crafty Friendship Blog Hop.  You can find all the details here!

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Week 1 Sneak Peek Round-Up and the 2015 Crafty Friendship Blog Hop!

Hi, Jess here with a special post!  The Ton is sponsoring the 2015 Crafty Friendship Blog Hop and I am representing The Ton by being a stop on the hop!  There are fabulous prizes from all the sponsors to be won on the Blog Hop (The Ton is giving away a full set of couture mix sequins!) so I definitely recommend that you head here and start hopping!

But before you do that, I am holding a special giveaway to celebrate The Ton‘s upcoming second release!  To enter my giveaway, leave a comment here (before 11:59 PM EST on March 22nd!) telling me which sneak peek is your favorite so far!  I’ll pick a random comment on Monday, March 23rd and you’ll be able to choose a set when the new release pre-sale begins on March 30th!

Sneak Peek 1


Sneak Peek 2


Sneak Peek 3


Sneak Peek 4


Sneak Peek 5

Sneak Peek 5

Make sure you stop by next week for additional sneak peeks of the upcoming release!  Thanks for visiting and good luck!



Sneak Peek #4: Big Friggin Deal

Hi everyone, Effie here with Sneak #4 in our two week sneak party!  Today’s sneak shows you the more edgy, fun side of this featured stamp set.


 Make sure you stop by our blog tomorrow because Jess is posting on our blog.  However, her “sneak peek” tomorrow is going to be a little bit more than that.  Join us tomorrow and see for yourself!

– Effie

Sneak Peek #3: You’re Wonderful

Hi, it’s Rubeena here with another sneak peek for two very versatile sets that The Ton is releasing. Make sure to check out Jess’s post, Effie’s post, and the news on our second release so you can mark your calendars!

We will have a sneak peek every day, taking turns showing you from EIGHT different sets we have. We are very excited and will be sharing the full reveals on March 30th! What do you think? Are you excited?! Thanks for visiting!