Hello everyone!! I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by for The Ton blog hop today!! You should have arrived here from the fantastic The Ton blog!!!

You are in for a treat!!! Sunflowers & peonies & wildflowers…oh my!!! I am in heaven!!! So many lovely florals in this release, then add in some perfume, labels, jewelry & chandeliers and you have one AMAZING release!!!!

For my first card today, I used the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Stamp & Coordinating Dies. These layered stamps are so easy to line up & result in very realistic images!!!  I stamped the sunflower images with Lemon Drop, Bleach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa, & Dark Roast Couture Dye inks. The leaves and stems were stamped with Soft Garden, Bright Fern & Basil Mojito Couture Dye Inks. I used a very sharp brown colored pencil and yellow gel pen to add in just a few more details. I cut all the images from the Coordinating Dies. The sentiment was stamped & embossed with white embossing powder onto blue cardstock, then die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). I arranged the sunflowers & leaves around the sentiment, using foam adhesive on some of the flowers and some bright yellow fun foam behind a couple of the sunflowers, which is a cute surprise when you look at the card from the side.

My second card features the Dearest Peony & Coordinating Die. I wanted to try some no-line coloring with this beautiful image. The peony was stamped with some distress ink onto white cardstock, colored with copic markers and polchromos colored pencils. It was then die cut with the Dearest Peony Coordinating Die along with some fun foam (I need to buy stock in this stuff!!). I cut multiple words from heavyweight white cardstock using the Hello Word Die. I placed the die cut words on a diagonal directly onto the card front to create a faux embossed background. The die cut peony and foam were adhered on top of the panel. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti added just the right amount sparkle.


For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates 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 Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

The next blog on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich. Here is a complete list of the participants…be sure to visit each one & leave a comment to increase your chance to win some wonderful prizes!!!

  1. The Ton
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

Don’t forget, the April Challenge – Anything Goes is now open!!!

Whew!! What a week…I am off to clean my craft room!! It looks like a tornado went through it!!! Have a GREAT day & HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!!

96 thoughts on “The Ton Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

  1. This release is just awesome. You have done amazing this in your cards. The flowers look like you could [pick them.

  2. Absolutely beautiful cards – thank you for sharing & inspiring us! Would be lovely to win something – fingers crossed 🙂

    all the best, Liz M xx

  3. Wonderful job on your no line coloring love the colors you chose and your sunflower using the gel pen really makes those flowers pop. Great cards.

  4. Brenda, your sunflower card has the most beautiful color combination. But then your second card with the peony is very realistic looking. Great job.

  5. Wow! All your cards have been amazing!! You make a fabulous contribution to the design team too, congrats on that!!!

  6. This release is fantastic. I’m so excited to see what the blog hop brings. So far, the poppy background is an. Absolute must have!!

  7. Oh wow! These are simply stunning. LOVE the bright colors you used! That vibrant yellow against the turquoise base is amazing!

  8. Brenda your work is amazing. I love the sunflowers card. Yellow on blue is perfect. I also like that you tell about the little extras you add even after the stamping. Thanks so much and I will be back….

  9. Gorgeous cards and amazing no line watercoloring on the peony, love the hello die cut background too!

  10. I AM A NEWBIE. I want to launch out into the deep in learning. The directions are excellent. Retired and would love assistance with supplies.

  11. Beautiful cards! I especially love your second one, gorgeous colouring and the faux embossed background makes the card look so elegant.

  12. Love all the bright colours and the Hello embossing folder would fit right into my craft room. Love the cards.

  13. Inspiring! Love the sunflower card and totally breathless over the peony! Hope I can try both in the weeks ahead.

  14. Both of your cards are stunning but I especially love the Sunflower card! Absolutely delightful and beautiful! So many awesome new goodies in this release! TFS!

  15. WOW! What an amazing release! Lots of awesome new products to make my creative journey even more beautiful and fun!
    So many absolutely stunning cards along the way on this hop! I had to take a break throughout the hop because my mind was exploding with inspiration and awe! I can’t wait to be able to afford many of them! I have even fallen in love with sets that I snubbed at first! Thank you for the enjoyable afternoon of hopping along to see these amazing products in action!

  16. I love the colors you’ve used! I REALLY love how you made your background with die cut words! It really adds great dimension! LOVE it.

  17. Your cards are so pretty with the sunflowers and the peony. Both cards immediately brought thoughts of spring and all of the beautiful flowers that will soon be blooming. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

  18. Oh My Gosh.. Breanda, your Peony Card is simply STUNNING!! I love the coloring you’ve done.. Amazing! this Peony Card is the most BEAUTIFUL one I have seen!!☺ Thank you for sharing & I look forward to seeing more of you cards!!!

  19. This release is stunning .So many beautiful cards by the design team.I really,really like the Perfume Bottle set.So fun!

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