Jingle Bells

Hi all. Vera here as we get ready for Thanksgiving day. Today, I am showcasing Bells & Bows set. I love the classy design of this set.

To start I stamped the bells in Vanilla Frosted, Beach Blondie and Lemon Drop. Then for the bows I used Bright Emerald & Carribean Turquoise. Die cut the bells and bows using Coordinating Bells & Bows die set. I decided to pair them with an oldie but goodie set, the Boundless Poinsettias set that I stamped with Hollywood Star, Soft Garnet, Red Sangria, Soft Garden & Bright Fern. Die cut the Poinsettia & adhere to the top part of the card. Trim any extra part.

Then I simply arrange and adhere the bells and the bows to the card. For the ornament string I cut strips of gold cardstock. Finish with sentiment from Wonderland Print set, another older set that deserves some love. I love the end result. Pretty & classy, don’t you think?

I hope this card gets you inspire to get going with your Christmas card stash. I am scrambling at the moment to get more done. I always seems behind when I thought I am ahead. Hah!! Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Cheers….

Holiday Bells

Hi everyone. Vera here. I am currently in full holiday card making mood. I thought I have made enough for my stash for this year, but then out of the blue an acquaintance bought a bunch of my cards and I am back to short in Christmas cards. hah, definitely a good problem to have. I am grateful that people are willing to buy my cards. So, today I am featuring Holiday Bells Large Stencil set.

I love The Ton’s large stencil, because not only they’re gorgeous, but I love the fact that I can make 4 cards with 1 stencil. I am only sharing 2 of the cards though as the other 2 that I made from this set has completely different style than the couples I am sharing today. To color the stencil I used Soft Garden, Beach Blondie, Lemon Drop, Found Topaz, Dolled Up and Bubblegum. When I finished coloring this set, I was like, oh my goodness, this is so freakin’ awesome. Especially the bells. The shades on the bells are just amazing in my opinion.

For my both cards today, I paired them with sentiment from Styled Christmas Sentiment stamped in Evergreen and die cut with the coordinating Styled Christmas Sentiment dies. For embellishment I used my favorite Pink Sugar Sparkling sequins.

That’s all I have for today and I hope somehow in my own little way I help inspire you to create some Christmas card. Thank you all for stopping by here and wishing you all a fabulous day!

Halloween Wishes

Hi peeps. Happy Halloween. I am here today showcasing, appropriately, Halloween Wishes set. This is the first Halloween set ever from The Ton and it’s a fun one.

This card is actually come together pretty quick. I first stamped the sentiment, followed by the web, bat and ghosts. Then, I simply ink blending Iris Blooms, Soft Garden & Beach Blondie for the background. That’s it. Seriously, a super quick card.

I think the ghosts on this set are pretty adorable. I don’t like scary stuff, always prefer cute, so this set definitely fit my style. Well, since it’s a quick card, there’s not much I can write about it. Hah!! I hope you enjoy today’s card and like the card said, I send you bugs, hisses and Halloween wishes. 🙂

Pansies Hugs

Hi everyone. Vera here. Today, I am featuring the Bright Pansies Cluster stencil set.

And, I wanted to show some love to older set as well, so I decided to pair the pansies with Foliage Border Coverplate die. I die cut the background panel and colored it with some ink blending as I want a soft color background. Adhere the foliage background to card base. Next, I inked up the pansies stencil with Orchid Crush, Deep Peony, Iris Blooms, Grape Crush, Lemon Drop, Coralline and Evergreen. I made one set in the yellow orange tone and one in the pink purple tone. Cut out the flower with Bright Pansies Cluster Coordinating Dies.

I only used part of the yellow orange pansies. I simply cut out the smaller pieces and adhere it to the the pink purple one. Arrange the flowers on the card and finish by adding the sentiment. Honestly, I have a pile of ready to use sentiment from the last time I used Easy Expressions set. If you just stamped a few of this set with different color combination, you’ll have tons of sentiments for use, which is great, especially when you’re short on time.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Keeping it short and sweet today. Wishing you all a bright & cheerful day. Big hugs. 🙂

Blooming Shelves

Hi everyone. How’s it going? Vera here. Today, am showcasing Blooming Shelves set. I love this set. Maybe because I feel like it has a modern feel to it & partly because the plants on this set are the kind of plants that I’ve been trying to grow in my backyard. Not very successful I might add. Hah!

Anyhoo…. to start, I stamped the image and sentiment with Caviar ink pad and then colored it with Copic marker. Die cut the image with Blooming Shelves Coordinating dies. Then, I die cut a blank piece of white cardstock a couple more times with the same die to layer it with the colored one. I want to have thickness without using foam adhesive. Before adhering the colored piece to the card base, I stamped some leaves from Urban Jungle set directly on the card base with Matcha ink pad.

I feel like this add a little bit of interest to the background without making it too busy or compete with the main image. Adhere the colored image to the card base.

Finished by adding some Bright Green Opaque Rhinestones. I love the way this card turn out and I hope you do, too. That’s all from me today. May the rest of your week goes smoothly. Cheers.

Poppies Love

Hi everyone. Vera here with poppies card. I’ll always remember the time I saw poppies for the first time in my life and I was completely mesmerize by it’s beauty. Since then, it has become one of my favorite flowers.

The Ton has several beautiful poppies set, but for today, am playing with Precious Poppies Layering Stencil set. Adding color with just ink blending makes stencil one of my favorite way to make cards nowadays. For the poppies I used Dolled Up, Coralline, Coral Cavern, Matcha and Aspen Cocoa. At first, I ink blending Coralline on the poppies base, followed by Coralline & Coral Cavern, but then am not quite satisfied with the colors, so I went back to the first layer and blend in Dolled Up on top. It’s okay to change your mind and added more color even after you finish the layering. As long as you use color that you know won’t end up looking muddy, of course.

Then die cut the poppies with the coordinating Precious Poppies dies. To make it more stand out, I die cut a plain cardstock twice and layered it up with the colored poppies. For the background, I used my all time favorite background dies, Quilted A2 Coverplate Die. Adhere the panel to card base followed by the poppies. Then for sentiment I used one of the sentiment from Heartfelt Blossoms and finish by adding a couple birdies from Nesting Peonies set.

I love it when I get to combine several sets in one card. It always make me feel accomplished. LOL. Instant gratification. Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s card and I wish you all a wonderful day. Cheers.

Purple Poinsettia

Hi peeps. Happy Friday. Vera here bringing you card inspiration for this weekend on behalf of The Ton. Today, I am showcasing the classically beautiful Jumbo Poinsettia Layering Stencil.

To start I inked up the stencil with Cobalt Breeze, Irish Blooms, Deep Peony and Lemon Drop. Then I die cut the Poinsettia using Jumbo Poinsettia Coordinating Die. Add some stickles to the center of the flower and let dry. While it dry, I worked on the background using one of my favorite background die, the Quilted A2 Coverplate Die. I just love the dainty design with the teeny tiny hearts.

For extra interest, I decided to use one of the leftover frame from previous projects that I had cut using Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders die set. Then, arrange all the elements on the card. I used foam adhesive on the top part of the Poinsettia and straight up glue on the bottom part to give a little dimension. I do have tendency to create using non traditional color and I sure love the way this card turned out.

The color gradient on the Poinsettia made it pop against the soft color background. What do you think? Anyway, that’s all from me. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Cheers…..

Birthday Peonies

Hi peeps. Vera here. Today, I have a couple birthday cards to share with you all using the lovely Climbing Peonies set. Am so excited the way my cards turned out as it came out exactly the way I envisioned it. Let’s see the 1st card, shall we?

I wanted to showcase way to get more from your stencil. I noticed that I have tendency to use stencil the way it laid out, but we can totally get different design from it if we just lay them in angle or multiple angles, which I did here. For this card, I angle the stencil on the right corner and as I change layer, I carefully lay the next stencil on top of the first one, before gently remove the bottom layer, this way I don’t loose my placement for the layer. The colors I used on my card at Deep Peony, Iris Blooms, Italian Denim, Lemon Drop & Evergreen. It looks like I used more than these colors, but I really just varied the pressure and load of the ink on my blending brush. Once I am done with t he right side, I moved the left side and ink up the stencil on that side. Once finish, I trim the panel and adhere it to card base. For the sentiment I used the sentiment from Grouped Fresh Daisies. I made a booboo when I stamped the word happy, so I simply stamp it again on a strip of cardstock and adhere it with foam adhesive. Extra layer, why not? Top it off with some Soft Pink Rhinestones.

Since I was on a roll, I decided to make another card and this one with just the standard way of laying the stencil straight on the panel.

Quick stenciling with all the same colors on previous card and same sentiment set. One stencil set with two pretty different results. Pretty satisfying in my opinion when I can complete 2 cards in 1 seating. Hah!

That’s all from me as I am still recovering from having Covid. Am still going through that Covid fog, where now & then I feel like my head or my vision kind of off. Luckily no more headache, which is a big blessing. Anyhooo, my body is telling me more rest still needed. So, I better sign off.. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. I know, it’s only Friday, but hey it’s almost there. Cheers peeps! And make today a happy one.

Gleaming Poppies Birthday Wishes

Hi peeps. Vera here. Today I am celebrating my birthday, so I figure it’s only appropriate for me to share a birthday card. I decided to showcase The Ton Gleaming Poppies, since t’s one of my favorite flower.

For the flower and leaves I used Bubblegum, Soft Garnet, Deep Peony Soft Garden & Matcha. Once done with stenciling, die cut the panel using Gleaming Poppies Stencil Coordinating Die. Trim the cut out panel and adhere to card base.

For sentiment, I die cut the word happy using Peony Laurel set. and the word birthday from Many Sentiments Coverplate die set. I think as far as sentiment die set, I used these 2 quite a bit. So, if you ever looking for a set that are timeless and you can use again and again for any occasions, I highly recommend these sets.

I finished the card by adding some Bright Green Opaque Rhinestones. I think a little bling make the card more festive, right? Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s card. That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here and have an awesome day.

Sunflower Fields

Hi peeps. Vera here. Today, I want to showcase the new Sunflower Fields Layering Stencil. Love this fun stencil and I love it even more that I can easily make 2 cards after I completed stenciling this set.

The 2 cards I shared here today are what I consider as quick card as I completed both in 30 minutes. I started by stenciling the card with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Spiced Chai & AspenCocoa. Once done, die cut with the Sunflower Fields Coordinating die and trim the sunflower panel in two.

Before adhering the sunflower panel to the card base, I inked up the card base area that’s not covered with some pattern using an old die from The Ton and use it as stencil. Then I adhere the flower panel and finish by adding sentiment from Rose Labels set.

The other sunflower panel went to the card below. Instead of white ink this time I inked up the card base with Honeydew.

I truly am enjoying playing with all the stencils right now. Hoping to get more crafting time in, so I can share more projects with you all. For now, I hope you enjoy today’s cards. Thank you for stopping by here. May your day be a good one. Cheers.