2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hi everyone!   It’s TaeEun here with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects with Spring theme for a chance to win many prizes, including three (3) $10 gift certificates to The Ton!

This hop runs from Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Sunday, April 2nd. See all the details HERE.

I made a card using our Tea Party stamp set as main element and added a bouquet of roses using small rose image included in the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set to give the card a fresh and warm feeling of the Spring 🙂 .

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As I wanted water color the images, I used Bristol smooth paper. I stamped the tea cup set on the right with polka dot first in embossing ink and heat embossed them using Rose Gold embossing powder. After masking the first set, I stemped the mirror image of the cup on the left using the Mirror stamp. I used for this a black pigment ink so that I could heat emboss the cup in Rose Gold as well. I heat embossed the rose pattern on the second cup in rose gold. I masked the cup, then stamped and heat embossed the saucer.

To create the rose bouquet in the vase I used several stamp sets. The vase is from Lone Poppy, stamped in Crystal Pewter. The roses are from the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set. I stamped three roses, two in Coralline Hybrid and one in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake (I stamped it without cleaning the stamp after using it with Coralline, so that it looks yellow-orange.). To stamp the stems and leaves I masked the roses. I borrowed the stem from Fresh Cut Garden Roses, stamped using Soft Garden and Bright Fern. The leaves are from the Wild Peonies stamp set.

After done with stamping, I colored the image using Zig brush markers and blended Coralline Hybrid and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake on the bottom part of the card. The sentiment is from the Caffeine Crush set. I stamped it in Noir on some white cardstock and again in embossing ink to clear heat emboss it. I cut it in a fishtail banner and matted it with a orange strip I made by blending Coralline Hybrid.

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To assemble the card I cut the front panel using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. To trim the left edge I positioned the die slightly to the right and cut the panel again. I added a strip of rose gold glitter tape on the left edge of the card base and glued the panel flat on it. The sentiment was foam mounted. I finished off the card by adding a few sequins from Flamenco Sunset, I Dream in Peach, Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins mix.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don’t forget to hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa ready in your hand 🙂 , as there are so many other participants playing along in this hop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Hopping!








Dahlia Close Up

Hello and happy Friday, everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with two cards made using Dahlia Close Up cling stamp. I’ve been seeing many fabulous creations using this stamp on social media and I love this stamp set too like you all 🙂 !

On the first card I used the Dahlia Close Up as the background for my main actress from Born Classy stamp set and on the second card I took the big dahlia as my main image.

This is my first card!

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To start off I stamped the Dahlia Close Up in embossing ink on a glossy cardstock and heat embossed it in silver. I dripped pink alcohol inks on it (I used Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell pink and blending solution), to move the ink I tilted the paper or blew through a straw. After done with coloring I went with a silver gel pen over the image lines to cover the ink on the heat embossing. The lady from Born Classy was stamped in Cavier hybrid ink on some white cardstock and colored with Copics. I then fussy cut the lady. I cut the image along the waist line as I wanted the background to peek through the vellum gown. I stamped the lady and the over layer of the gown on a vellum. I then fussy cut the gown part only to glue them on the lady after I silver heat embossed the sparkle.

I added a strip of thin Black Glitter Tape on the right edge of my card base, glued the colored panel with dahlia flat on it and added the lady. I gave her a glass of champagne with lots of glitter and shine of clear glitter pen and clear Pico Embellisher.

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The sentiment is from Born Classy stamp set as well. I stamped it in Noir on some white cardstock and heat embossed it clear. I cut it in a banner, layered with a cardstock covered with black Glitter Tape and foam mounted it on the card. To finish off I scattered a few tiny flowers from Candy cane Garden and Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mixes.

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My second card was started with a trial to color silver heat embossed Dahlia Close Up on a black cardstock using Pearl colors. I used red violet and blue pearl. After coloring I cut the panel with my cutting machine using a cutting file I made for the shape as shown in the picture and foam mounted it on my card base. On the card base I splattered the same pearl colors and black ink. I made one more cutting file with similar wavy line for the sentiment, cut it from a clear acetate sheet and silver heat embossed the sentiment from The New Pretty on it. I added silver line on the edge using Sharpie pen and glued it on the card.

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The sequins I used are from Garden at Dusk, Midnight Frost Couture Mixes and Glass Slippers sequins. I added three Silver Dew Drops and finished off the card.

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The Ton Challenge

The cue word for the March Challenge at The Ton Challenge blog is LUCKY!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to our Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !


That’s it from my side today!  Thank you so much for visiting our blog and I hope I could inspire you with my cards today.

Have a happy crafty day!



Coral and Gray

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.

I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.

For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.


I started off by stamping the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in layer using Coral Collection inks and the foliage in gray using Pewter Collection inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies  and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped  Geometric Lattice cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in Crystal Pewter using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended Peach Blossom ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx on a piece of card stock on which I blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  inks as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.


Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.


To create the background for this card I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.

Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.


I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.


Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.


The background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set.  For this card I adhered two small Clear Dew Drops in addition to some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!


That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!

The Ton Challenge

The Ton Challenge closes tomorrow at 12:55pm EST. There is still enough time to join in! The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post 🙂 !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!




Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps


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

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

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

Let’s take a look at my card!


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


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

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


We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

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

The Ton Challenge

The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery of The Ton Challenge blog!


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy crafting!








Poppy Garden Cling Background

Hello everyone! Hope your week is starting off well!  It’s TaeEun here today with two cards made using Poppy Garden Cling Background stamp from our new Anniversary Release.

Like all other stamps of the Garden Cling Background series you can use the whole stamp to make an elegant background or expose only some area of the stamp to create a focal point as I showed you on Day 3 of our Anniversary Release week. Today’s cards are showing the former case.


For my first card I decided to go with black, red and gold. I stamped Poppy Garden Cling Background in embossing ink on a black cardstock and heat embossed it in gold.  I cut out the biggest poppy and a solid leave from the black panel before heat embossing. Here I used my cutting machine to cut them out. But you can fussy cut it, maybe only the poppy, after heat embossing, as its outline is relatively simple to cut. I stamped the Poppy Garden Cling Background again in yellow on a white cardstock, colored the big poppy with Copic markers and then gold heat embossed the image. I aligned the colored panel and the black front panel and mounted it on my black card base, the colored panel flat and the black panel using some foam adhesive. The sentiment is from The Basic Labels. I gold heat embossed it on a piece of black cardstock and adhered it on the card. To finish off I added clear Wink of Stella on the butterflies.


On my second card I colored the silver heat embossed image of the Poppy Garden Cling Background using alcohol inks.


This time I went with silver and red. For a clearly heat embossed image I stamped Poppy Garden Cling Background in yellow first and applied alcohol ink on it. Used alcohol inks are Cranberry, Poppyfield, Watermelon, Flamingo for poppies, Sunshine Yellow and Valencia for butterflies and Limeade and Botanical for leaves. For the background I used Aqua. After the panel was dry, I stamped Poppy Garden Cling Background again in embossing ink with the help of Misti tool and heat embossed it in silver. In order to make some space for my sentiment I cut the bottom part of the colored panel, added a thin strip of silver Adhesive Glitter Paper on the edge and mounted it on the red card base using foam adhesive. The silver heat embossed sentiment is from Thoughtful Poppies stamp set.


That’s it from me for today. Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Don’t forget to stop by our The Ton Challenge Blog on Feb. 1st. to check out our new challenge!

Have a wonderful and crafty week!




Hello everyone! Hope you had a happy holiday blessed with family and friends!

TaeEun here today with a shaker card which I hope could bring you good cheer for the new year 🙂 ! I used the bold Brushed Cheers, Floral World and Pyrotechnics stamps for this card. Let’s take a look at the card!


To start off I stamped the Floral World using Spectrum aqua markers and Misti tool on a watercolor cardstock. I used various colors to stamp the flowers and greenery on the map. I then took blue and green Zig brush markers to color the ocean. After the panel was dry, I stamped some fireworks from Pyrotechnics stamp set in embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver and in rose gold using our Rose Gold embossing powder. I adhered the panel on a A2 sized card base and glued some sequins from Glass Slippers and Midnight Frost Couture Mix on that.

For the shaker window I silver heat embossed the Brushed Cheers on a clear acetate sheet and made a frame from a white shimmery cardstock using our Double stitched rectangle dies. I adhered the frame to acetate and assembled the shaker card. I used Midnight Frost Couture Mix as my shaker elements.


That’s it from me today and it was my last post in 2016. I want to say big thanks to everyone who stopped by and left lovely and encouraging comments !!!

Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!





Poinsettia Garden Background

Hello everyone!  Time seems to be going by faster, as we reach the end of the year. There are only 10 days of 2016 left ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing two Christmas cards using our Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp. Hope it’s not too late to show you some Christmas cards for your inspiration 🙂 !

Today I want to share how I achieved the look of focal points on my cards using a background stamp.


On my first card I used highlighting technique. I stamped and heat embossed Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp in Liquid Platinum once on a watercolor cardstock and again on a silver cardstock from which I cut out three circles in different size using my cutting machine. I then colored the watercolor panel with Zig brush markers and Spectrum Noir glitter brush pens for a shiny look. The silver panel was then mounted using foam adhesive.


The sentiment is from Scripty Holiday Greetings. I heat embossed it in white on a dark red cardstock, cut it in a banner and adhered it on the card. To finish off I added Shimmer Pico Embellisher on the berries.


For the second card I chose an area from the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp where a big beautiful poinsettia is placed as an outline image. I heat embossed it in silver on a watercolor cardstock and colored it with Zig brush markers and Spectrum Noir glitter brush pens, this time in pink. On the berries I added white Pico embellisher. I then made a front panel to cover the remaining area by cutting a shimmery silver cardstock using Double Stitched Rectangle die and Double Stitched Circle die and foam mounted it on the card, after I adhered the watercolored panel on the card base.


The sentiment is from the Scripty Holiday Greetings. I heat embossed it in white on a brown cardstock, cut it and blended some Warm Hazelnut Dye ink on the edges. To finish off I scattered a few sequins from Purple Ballgown, Royal Garden Party Couture Mix and Glass Slippers Sequins.


That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Wishing you all happy and joyous holidays!!!


Christmas Shaker Card

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

This is my christmas shaker card.


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


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

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

Have a crafty day!




Addicted to Coloring #2

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a restful and joyful Thanksgiving, if you are in the US 🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards I made with love to Coloring once again. I’ve named my debut-post as Addicted to Coloring and I thought it would be fun to make another version of that.

Today I used the big tulip image from Lucky Tulip stamp which EunJi from our team has designed. I love coloring bold floral images. And this tulip is definitely one of my favorites. Did you know that we have Dew Drops in our Shop now?  Today’s cards are featuring all three variations of Dew Drops we have : Clear, Seaglass blue and Silver Dew Drops.

Let’s start with this purple card!


This tulip was colored using Zig markers and water brush. I added some shade around the flower and splatters all over the water color panel using silver Gansai Tambi which can be seen better in close-up picture. I then cut the panel along the extended axis of the flower and around the flower. For the card base I took a piece of textured purple card stock, stamped the Haute Stripes Cling background in embossing ink and silver heat embossed it. I really like how the texture of the card stock made some pattern on the embossing. I adhered the purple panel flat on the card base and then the water color panel using some foam tape on that. The word fabulous was cut from some purple foam and “YOU ARE” from the Basic Labels was stamped in Noir dye ink on some white card stock, cut and foam mounted on the card. For the final touch I added a few clear Dew Drops mixed with two Seaglass blue Dew Drops.


On my second card I colored the tulip using Copic markers first. After Copic coloring I went in with Polychromos colored pencils to add red details on this yellow-red hybrid tulip and some shadows.


I decided to make a front panel with a window for the tulip. So I made a cutting file for that and cut a water color card stock which I colored in green and blue shades using some Distress inks with my Cutting machine. The sentiment from Scripty Greetings stamp set was stamped in Noir dye ink. I added white shadow to it using a gel pen. After I foam mounted the front panel, I scattered some clear Dew Drops on the card and finished it off.


The last card shows three tulips colored with alcohol inks.


To start off I heat embossed the tulips using some silver glitter embossing powder. I masked the tulip in the middle to stamp the other two. I then applied the alcohol inks by dripping and tilted the Glossy cardstock to move the ink in the desired direction. After alcohol ink was dry, I mounted the panel on the card base and added a strip of purple  Glitter Tape. The Sentiment was cut using our Thank You word die from some purple foam and once more from silver glitter paper which I made using our Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper. I glued the silver sentiment on the purple foam and mounted it onto the card.  To finish off the card I added three Silver Dew Drops on the purple glitter strip and scattered tiny flowers from Candy Cane Garden Couture Mix.


Here you can see once again three different coloring projects together: watercoloring, alcohol ink coloring and copic coloring with added details using colored pencils. Which one do you like most? Anyhow I had so much fun making them :).


Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hope you could find some time for relaxing coloring today!



Alcohol ink background

Hello, everyone!

TaeEun is here today sharing two holiday cards with alcohol ink background. On the traditional red background I adorned my christmas cards with our gorgeous poinsettias and berries from Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set!

I was playing and experimenting with alcohol inks and glossy papers :). For today’s cards I used two different glossy papers, Glossy Cardstock and Yupo paper. I’m quite new to Yupo paper and wanted to see how it reacts with alcohol inks. And the results show some differences between the two papers.

Here is my first card made with Glossy Cardstock.


To start off I made the background panel by dripping and blowing the alcohol ink droplets (Poppyfield, Watermelon, Valencia and Flamingo) on the glossy cardstock. I then added some splatters of blending solution. I set the panel aside for a few days, as the layered alcohol ink needs much more time to dry than usual. Meanwhile I stamped the poinsettia and berries from  Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set using embossing ink on a piece of clear acetate sheet, heat embossed them in gold and cut them using coordinating dies. I filled the berries with some white Pico embellisher and let them dry. I chose a simple and small sentiment from the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set, as the background is so busy.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock, fussy cut and glued it on a strip of gold glitter paper, which I made using our Adhesive glitter paper Gold. For some more glitter I adhered thin Gold glitter tape on the left and bottom edge of my card base, before I mounted the alcohol ink panel flat on it. I then assembled the poinsettia using clear foam tape and the sentiment using foam adhesive onto the card.


For my second card I used Yupo paper. The making procedure is quite the same as the first card. I took the bold Brushed Merry as my sentiment for this card. I stamped it several times in Noir dye ink using Misti tool. The gold heat embossed small christmas on the white banner is from Christmas Poinsettia Mini stamp set, which was a free gift during Fall release.


In my opinion alcohol ink moved more smoothly on the Glossy Cardstock by blowing than on Yupo but the reaction with blending solution was more dramatic on Yupo.

I hope you could pick some tips from my cards for your next projects today.

Thank you so much for stopping by!