The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release – Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!! The celebration continues for The Ton’s Third Anniversary Release!!! I hope you have been hopping along and enjoying all of the inspiration!! There have been so many amazing products revealed this week and they are all available in the shop NOW!!! Effie has really outdone herself on this release!!! Have you placed your order? What is your favorite from the new release?

I am the second of four stops on the hop today. You should have arrived here from The Ton’s Blog. The next stop will be the adorable Amy Kolling!! All the links are also listed at the bottom, so let’s get to my projects!!

I have three cards to share with you today!! Two of them feature daisies!! One of my favorite flowers, so I am in heaven with this release!! The first card combines the Buildable Woodgrain (how innovative is this stamp??!!) with the Fresh Cut Daisies Coordinating Outlines:

Here’s what I put together:

I began by stamping the lines from the Buildable Woodgrain with Found Topaz Dye Ink onto a Panel of kraft cardstock, then used Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink to add in the details. I stamped the Fresh Cut Daisies Coordinating Outline images with Caviar Hybrid Ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added some additional details with colored pencils, Black Nuvo Drops and a yellow gel pen. I fussy cut the images, but the Coordinating Dies are available. Next, the sentiment, from Seriously Amazing was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love the way this looks “distressed” on the kraft cardstock!! I drew the stems onto the jar with a green marker, then adhered the jar and flowers all together. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere them as one piece above the sentiment. I trimmed the kraft panel slightly, leaving a border at the top when adhered to the white card base. A few sequins and small hearts from the Pink Blossoms Couture Mix finished off the card nicely!!My second card is created with Coming Up Daisies!! If you’ve been following along this week, you know that this is one of my favorite stamps of the release.

Can you see why I love it so much? I started out by stamping the Coming Up Daisies with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I used Arteza watercolor markers and a water brush to color the beautiful daisies. Next, I used a Versamarker Pen over the entire image, sprinkled with sticky embossing powder and heat set it. Then I sprinkled clear, fine glitter onto the image and heat set it again. This created the most beautiful sparkle over the entire image!! Now I want to sparkle ALL THE THINGS!! Next, the Hello Word Die was used to cut Hello from white cardstock 5 times and blue cardstock once. I adhered all of these together for lots of dimension. Then I used the same technique that I used on the flowers to coat it in fine glitter. “Just A Note” is also from the Coming Up Daisies set, and was stamped with Crystal Pewter Ink, before the “hello” die was adhered under it. A few sequins from the Mint Sugar Couture Mix and the card was finished!!! I wish you could see all the shimmer and shine!!

Last, but certainly not least, I used a combination one of the dies from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies and the Painted Peonies and Coordinating Dies.

Let’s take a look…

I love these new word plate dies!! So many creative ideas are running through my head!! I began by die-cutting the “hello'” from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies several times from a panel of white cardstock. Make sure you save the center parts of the e & o…we will be gluing them on later. Next, I used two of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) to cut a frame for the front of the card. I adhered the frame to the die-cut card base, then adhered a piece of acetate onto the back of that. I glued the centers of the e’s & o’s directly to the acetate, to complete the letters. I stamped the leaves from Painted Peonies with Soft Garden and Bright Fern Dye Inks. The peonies were stamped with Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star Dye Inks and Red Sangria Hybrid Ink, before die-cutting with the Coordinating Die. A combination of Pink Blossoms, Sakura Petals and Pink Bokeh Couture Mixes was placed in the center of the white card base. Dimensional foam adhesive was added to the back of the front panel, then it was adhered to the card base. The die-cut peonies were added to the front of the card with foam adhesive and accented with a clear Wink of Stella marker. A few sequins were placed onto the outside of the card for the finishing touch!!

Be sure to visit the design team member and special guest listed below for some fantastic inspiration. Leave them some love for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!!

The Ton

Brenda Noelke <<<YOU ARE HERE>>>

Amy Kolling

Jenny Lee Yamasaki

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BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (January 19-26):
For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS:
For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

For The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. For orders previously placed containing our new Smooched or XOXO Mini sets: These previous qualifying orders can be added to your new order to qualify for incentive products. Please include original order number in the notes of your second order.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set


Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6×8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).

Before you go…don’t forget that the January Challenge is live on The Ton’s Challenge Blog. This month the theme is Cheers!!! Won’t you come & play along with us?

 

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release – Day 3

Hello fellow crafters!! Welcome back for the 3rd and final reveal of the Third Anniversary Release for The Ton!!! We have five new stamp sets and 3 new Couture Mixes, along with some coordinating dies to reveal today!! All products revealed this week are NOW available in the shop!!! There is also a huge blog hop happening over the next several days, so there is plenty more inspiration coming your way!!!I have two cards to share with you today!! Each is slightly different, but both use the fabulous Loose Tulip stamp set and Coordinating Dies.On to the cards…

 

Aren’t these tulips beautiful???!!! I began by stamping the leaves & stems with Frosted Vanilla Cupcake Dye Ink and the tulips with Ballet Slippers Dye Ink, two colors that are perfect for no-line coloring. I colored all the images with Copic markers and added details with colored pencils, then die-cut all the images with the Loose Tulips Coordinating Dies. I used alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create backgrounds for the tulips and cut them down with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). I adhered the stems and large tulip directly onto the background, while popping up the smaller tulips and leaves with dimensional adhesive. For the purple card, I stamped “Congratulations” from The Most Interesting Card Maker 2.0 towards the bottom of the card base with Iris Blooms Dye Ink. The “Happy Birthday” on the pink card is also from The Most Interesting Card Maker 2.0, and it was stamped with Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid Ink. Limoncello Nuvo Drops were placed onto the stamen of the tulips. I used sequins from the Lilac Blossoms Mix and Cosmic Mauve Mix on the purple card. The pink one was accented with a few sequins from the Pink Bokeh Mix and Rose Champagne Sparkle Mix. Here are some shots of each card individually…

 

 

.Be sure to visit each of the design team members listed below for some fantastic inspiration. Leave them some love for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!!

The Ton
Brenda <<<YOU ARE HERE>>>
Vera
Anna
Mayline
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Eunji
Olga
Lisa
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BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (January 19-26):
For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS:
For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog

Here are the other stamp sets being revealed today:And the couture mixes:

 

 

 

 

For The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. For orders previously placed containing our new Smooched or XOXO Mini sets: These previous qualifying orders can be added to your new order to qualify for incentive products. Please include original order number in the notes of your second order.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set


Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6×8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).

Before you go…don’t forget that the January Challenge is live on The Ton’s Challenge Blog. This month the theme is Cheers!!! Won’t you come & play along with us?

 

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release – Day 2

Hello!! Welcome back for Day 2 of the Third Anniversary Release for The Ton!!! We have six new stamp sets and 3 new Couture Mixes, along with some coordinating dies to reveal today!! The design team has more awesomeness and inspiration for you!!!

My first card for you was created using the fabulous Peony Bouquet Set.

For this card, I only used the floral images, but I can’t wait to use that beautiful bowl!! I stamped the floral image from Peony Bouquet onto Bristol cardstock in opposite corners with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added some splatters with the same markers mixed with a little water. The sentiment, from Daisy Duet (a free gift with purchase), was stamped with Iris Blooms Ink. I trimmed the panel slightly and added it to a panel of purple cardstock which was.adhered to the card base. A few sequins from the new Lilac Blossom Mix finished it off!!

My second card features the gorgeous Timeless Peonies Print.

How gorgeous is this???!!! You stamp your background, then fill in with the lovely layered peonies.

I stamped the background with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with the stunning Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The leaves were stamped with Soft Garden and Bright Fern; while the peonies were layered with Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink. I trimmed the panel slightly to leave a border of the white card base all the way around. The sentiment, from Peony Notes (a free gift with purchase), was heat embossed in white onto a strip of vellum. The vellum strip was folded around the stamped panel and adhered on the back. The panel was adhered onto some fun foam and then onto the card base, for a little dimension. A combination of sequins from the new Pink Cosmo Twist Mix and Rose Gold Sequins add a little bling. Lastly, a little clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers for some sparkle. I can’t wait to try out different color combinations with this set!!!

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Be sure to visit each of the design team members listed below for some fantastic inspiration. Leave them some love for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!!

The Ton
Brenda <<<YOU ARE HERE>>>
Vera
Anna
Mayline
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Eunji
Olga
Lisa
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BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (January 19):
For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS)
For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog

Here are the other stamp sets being revealed today:

And the couture mixes:

For The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. For orders previously placed containing our new Smooched or XOXO Mini sets: These previous qualifying orders can be added to your new order to qualify for incentive products. Please include original order number in the notes of your second order.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set


Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6×8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).

Before you go…don’t forget that the January Challenge is live on The Ton’s Challenge Blog. This month the theme is Cheers!!! Won’t you come & play along with us?

 

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release – Day 1

Hello everyone!! I have been working on some exciting things lately, and finally get to share them this week!! The Ton is celebrating its Three Year Anniversary with an amazing release and a huge blog hop that lasts for several days!! Congratulations to Effie on this wonderful achievement!!!

Make sure you join us for the next several days!! The new release contains beautiful floral stamps & dies that The Ton is known for, some innovative layering stamps, as well as awesome word dies. All products will be available for purchase on Thursday, January 18th!!!

For the first project I have to share with you today, I used the stunning Riotous Wildflowers 6X6 Clear Stamp:

This image is so much fun to color!! On to my project…I don’t know about you, but every time a get one of these beautiful 6X6 stamps, I can’t bear to cut any of it away!! So, I made a square card, so I didn’t have to!! I stamped the Riotous Wildflowers stamp with Versamark Ink, then embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. I trimmed each side down a bit and adhered the panel onto a pink cardstock panel that was slightly larger. Silver Glitter Tape was placed down each side of the cardbase before adhering the watercolored panel on top. The sentiment, from Summer Blooms, was stamped with Hampton White Pigment Ink and also heat embossed in white. The sentiment was cut into a thin banner and adhered with foam adhesive over another strip of Silver Glitter Tape. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix framed the sentiment perfectly!!

The second card I have to share was really difficult to photograph. I used one of my favorite stamps from this release…Coming Up Daisies.

I stamped the floral image from Coming Up Daisies onto a panel of black cardstock with Hampton White Pigment Ink, then colored with Polychromos colored pencils. The largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Small) was used to create a frame around the panel. The sentiment, from Peony Notes C (a free gift with purchase), was also stamped with Hampton White Pigment Ink, before embossing with white embossing powder. The outer frame was adhered flat to the card base, while the center was popped onto some yellow fun foam for an unexpected pop of color from the side. Sequins from two new mixes, Lilac Blossom & Mint Sugar, complete the card.

Make sure to visit each of the design team members listed below for some fantastic inspiration. Leave them some love for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

The Ton
Brenda <<<YOU ARE HERE>>>
Vera
Anna
Mayline
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Eunji
Olga
Lisa
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BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (January 19):
For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS)
For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog

Here is more info on the release:

For The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. For orders previously placed containing our new Smooched or XOXO Mini sets: These previous qualifying orders can be added to your new order to qualify for incentive products. Please include original order number in the notes of your second order.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set
Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6×8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).
**Incentive products are available for purchase separately**

Bee Mine – Honey Bee

Hello fellow crafters!! Welcome back for Honey Bee Tuesday!! I have a super-cute Valentine’s Day card to share with your “honey”!!!

I knew I wanted to create a “frame” around my little scene, so I started off by using the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cuts to cut a window in a panel of white cardstock. I also used a score board to score a frame around the die cut window, to add a little more interest to the front of the card. I used the Hexagon Bunches Honey Cuts with gold glitter paper, then adhered that in the center of a panel of black cardstock, cut slightly larger than the white frame. I adhered the white frame onto the black panel with dimensional adhesive. Next, I punched a heart from red cardstock to house my sentiment. The “Bee” is from the Bee-You-Tiful Honey Cuts and was cut from black cardstock and gold glitter paper. The “mine” portion of the sentiment is from the Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments set; it was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder onto the heart. I stamped two of the bees and a small heart from the Busy Bees set, colored them with Copic markers, then die-cut them with the Coordinating Dies. The heart, bees and small heart were all adhered with foam adhesive. A few sequins from the Indian Summer Sequin Mix were the finishing touch.

Thanks so much for joining me today!! Happy crafting!!!

Bee Happy – Honey Bee

Hello all!! Welcome back for another Honey Bee Tuesday!! I am so tired of this cold weather we are having…so I’m dreaming of spring!! And spring brings flowers…my fave!!

I started out by stamping all the images from Zen Floral several times with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Next, I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush, before cutting with the Zen Floral Honey Cut Dies. One of the A2 Double Stitched Rectangle Honey Cut dies was used to cut the center from a notecard made with light blue cardstock. I also cut the center from another piece of the same blue cardstock so I could use it on the inside to sandwich a piece of acetate between it and the card base. Once I figured out the placement of all my elements, I stamped the “Bee Happy” sentiment from Be-You-Tiful Sentiments with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in white on the inside of my card. I adhered all the floral elements around the frame of the card, using foam adhesive on some. I also placed a few of the flowers inside the card, so they peeked out from behind the frame. Two small bees from the Busy Bees set were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear heat embossed, before coloring with Zigs. Those were cut with the Busy Bees Honey Cut Dies and adhered directly onto the acetate. I used some Clear Iridescent Mix Sequins for a little shine.

I love how this turned out!! I hope I’ve brightened up your day a bit!! Have a great week!!!

Buzzing By To Say Hello – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! I hope your new year is off to a great start!! I am back for Honey Bee Tuesday with a new card. It seems that I am into ALL THE COLORS lately. I guess I grew tired of the Christmas colors and want to rainbow everything!!! I just recently got the Zen Floral set and couldn’t wait to make something with it!! Let’s get started!!I began by inking up the images from the Zen Floral set and a bee that I got as a “free bee” with a recent order with Versamark Ink. Next, I embossed the images with white embossing powder, before coloring them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zen Floral Honey Cut dies and the “free bee’ dies were then used to cut out the coordinating images. One of the A2 Double Stitched Rectangle Honey Cut dies was used to cut a small rectangle from white cardstock to create a focal point in the center of my card base. I also cut a slightly larger rectangular mat from some pink polka dot paper. This was adhered onto a piece of fun foam, before mounting in the center of the card base. I used the top two layers of the Hello Honey Cut die to cut the sentiment from pink cardstock and the same polka dot paper I used for the mat around the rectangle. I stamped the “buzzing by to say” sentiment from the Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments stamp set onto a strip white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, then notched each end. The flowers were all adhered to the top left of the center rectangle, allowing a few of the flowers to hang over the edge. The sentiment banner and die cut, as well as the bee, were adhered with foam adhesive. Lastly, a splattering of Moonlight Rhinestone Mix gems add a little sparkle.

I love how this turned out!! I am not one for new year’s resolutions, but I am going to make an effort to send out more handmade cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great week!!

The Ton – January Challenge

Cheers to you & Happy New Year!!!! It’s January 1 & time for a new challenge over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! This month the cue word is “CHEERS”!!Here’s what I created for the challenge…

When I think of “cheers”, I think of confetti and making some type of a toast…in this case, to a new year!! I began by stamping the Occasion Confetti stamp in a rainbow of colors: Valentine Red, Coralline, Amber Citrine, Bright Fern, Parisian Blue & Iris Blooms inks. I used two of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) taped together to cut a frame from the stamped background. I also cut the frame from heavy weight white cardstock several times to adhere together & form the shaker portion of the card. Next, I stamped the Beer layering stamp with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz & Hampton White Pigment Ink. I heat embossed the foam with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder while the white ink was still wet. I used the Beer Coordinating Die to cut out the mug. Crystal Glaze was applied to the mug, to create a shiny appearance. On the foam, Tonic Nuvo Gloss White was applied over the foam, adding some crystal fine glitter while it was still wet. I set that aside to dry, then put together the shaker portion of the card using these Couture Mixes: Deck the Halls, Belle’s Dress, Frosted Spearmint, Blue Ice, Summer Skies, Milky Way. I also added Glass Slippers Confetti Mix & Clear Rhinestones for more sparkle & shine. After the mug was completely dry, it was adhered onto the front of the shaker. The sentiment is also from the Beer set. It was stamped onto a strip of black cardstock with Hampton White Pigment Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The ends of the strip were notched and added to the front of the card. I really love how this turned out!! It’s so festive!!!

I hope you will come join us over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! There is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Store for the winner!! Wouldn’t that come in handy after all of the holiday spending???

Thanks for coming by today!!! Wishing you a happy & prosperous new year!!!