Welcome to Day 1 of The Ton Spring Release!! What could make a Monday morning better?? Beautiful, cheerful sunflowers, that’s what!! You guys are going to love this release!!! So many beautiful new images & sequin mixes!!

Here is a look at the stamps we are spotlighting today:

Sunflower Garden 6×6 Cling

Sunflower Bouquet

Fresh Cut Sunflowers

Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Outline

Sunflower Cluster (free gift with $100 purchase & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Peony  Cluster (free gift with $150 purchase & Sunflower Cluster & Guava Sparkle Mix)

And the Couture Mixes:

Guava Sparkle Couture Mix (free gift with $75 purchase)

Coral Necklace Couture mix

Violet Sprinkle  Couture Mix

Belle’s Dress Couture Mix

My first card uses the Sunflower Bouquet clear stamp set. I started by stamping the main sunflower stamp onto heavyweight cardstock with Vanilla Cupcake Ink for some no-line coloring with copic markers and polychromos pencils. The image was trimmed and fussy cut on the right side. I matted the panel with some blue cardstock and mounted it onto some fun foam. The background was made by mixing Cali Blue Ink with some water and brushing the stripes on with a wide paint brush. The “Many Thanks” sentiment is also from the Sunflower Bouquet set…it was stamped in Aspen Cocoa Ink onto the background panel and lightly shadowed with a copic marker. I also stamped the butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies 3 set with Vanilla Cupcake Ink and colored with copics and pencils, then die-cut the image and fun foam with the Coordinating DieAll that was left was to adhere all the pieces together. I wrapped some twine around the card panel and finished with some sequins from The Belle’s Dress Mix  to accent the sentiment and some Clear Dew Drops to the sunflowers.

The second card features the Sunflower Garden Cling StampThis is a 6″x6″ cling stamp that is beautiful on it’s own!! I stamped the image onto Bristol paper with clear embossing ink and heat set it with the oh, so beautiful Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The center of one of the sunflowers just begged to be cut out and made into a shaker card, so I meticulously cut out the center with a craft knife. I added a piece of acetate to the embossed, die cut (Double Stitched Rectangle Dies – Small) panel before adding a combination of the Guava Sparkle Mix & Coral Necklace for the shaker. I mounted the panel onto foam adhesive and attached to a larger panel in which I used clear embossing ink to ink the edges and also embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing PowderThe panel was embellished with a tulle bow and a tag with the “So Very Happy For You” sentiment from the  clear set & adhered to a top-folding note card. I added a few sequins to the tag to finish off the card.


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).

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.

Be sure to stop by The Ton to see all the other fabulous projects from the rest of the design team and stay tuned tomorrow for Day #2!! You’re don’t want to miss it!!!

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane










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47 thoughts on “The Ton Spring Release Day 1

  1. Beautiful.
    Love the lines of blue with the little
    butterfly and the pretty flowers.
    the sequin water drops in the middle
    of the flower are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  2. You cards are stunning! Loving those beautifully colored sunflowers against that aqua background, also that gorgeous shaker card is amazing. I’m obsessed with these sunflowers – especially that background stamp!

  3. Beautiful coloring on the first card stamped with the wonderful sunflowers. Love the dew drops on the center. what a great release.

  4. Love the soft blue background of your sunflower bouquet. . Those flowers are còloured so beautifully and the centers look so real. Love the water droplets on them. A nice touch

  5. Love the way you colored the Sunflower Bouquet. The Sunflower Garden card is gorgeous and worth every minute that you spent cutting out the sunflower center.

  6. Love the personal touches in card one with the background and the blue stripes then the dew drops on the flowers with the touch of a butterfly we all love. The rose gold in the second card has me intrigued and love the shaker in the middle of the flower what a great addition to this already amazing card.

  7. Wow your cards are so pretty – love your sunflower card and the way you added the little dew drops – sensational:)

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