Fall 2016 Release – Day 2

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Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release!! Today we have six more new stamps, one couture mix and eight new die sets to show you.  All new products will be available for purchase on Monday, September 26 at 7am EST.

For our Fall 2016 Release, we have a couple of incentive gifts! For all purchases of $75 and over (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix to your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set to your order (no code needed for either promotions)! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.  Limit one mix and/or stamp per customer.

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Laura Jane created two beautiful tags with our Christmas Poinsettia set! I love the variety she created with the same stamps!

Today’s couture mix is called Santa’s Sneezes! These adorable names are the courtesy of Laura Jane’s daughter🙂

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Now onto the stamps!

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Folk Art Florals Background Stamp, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

Our first stamp debuting today is our new Folk Art Florals Background Stamp.  I wanted to create a cute repeat floral pattern so I came up with this folky print that you can emboss or stamp and then color with any medium.

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Born Classy, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our  next set is one that is close to my  heart as I love anything that has to do with fashion.  Our Born Classy set takes stamping to another level as you can basically design custom gowns for this chic lady with the different gown elements included in the set.  I was still very much obsessed with the show, The Bachelorette, when I designed this set so I just HAD to include a rose for our classy lady making this the perfect companion set for our next stamp – Plus One.

Our classy lady measures approximately 1×4 inches at her widest points.

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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Plus One, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our much anticipated Plus One set serves as the perfect date for our Born Classy and Haute Wedding gals. This set comes complete with an array of cocktails, sunglasses and even a skinny tie. Our Plus One guys measure approximately 1.5 x 4.5 inches.

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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City Girls: Retail Therapy, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our next set is also fashion themed with some City Girls who are all set for some Retail Therapy!  Create fun street fashion themed cards with the first set in our new line of City Girls stamps.  The largest stamp in this set (woman holding boxes) measures approximately 2 x 3.5 inches at its widest points.  The taxi measures approximately 3 x 1 inches. The smaller trio of ladies measure approximately .5 x 2 inches.

Our next two stamps create the perfect backdrop for you scene building cardmakers!

Coordinating dies will be available on Monday!

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Scenes: Dept. Store, 4.5 x 5.75 Red Rubber Cling

Our Dept. Store background stamp features a chic Parisian Boutique department store front. Use this stamp as the backdrop for our City Girls: Retail Therapy set.

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Scenes: Grand Stairway,  4.5 x 5.75 Red Rubber Cling

Our Grand Stairway is another installment in our Scenes background stamps.  This cling stamp can be used as the backdrop to our fashion themed stamps or can be stamped alone and “furnished” to create a complete card.

We finally have some new basic word dies in a gorgeous scripty font.  Our new word dies can be used for many occasions.

The die measurements are as follows (approximate):

  1. Hello:2.75 x 1 inches
  2. Hugs: 2.5 x 1 inches
  3. Happy: 3 x 1 inches; Birthday: 3.75 x 1 inches
  4. Thank: 3.25 x 1 inches; You: 2.5 x 1 inches
  5. Congratulations: 5 x .75 inches

Now that you’ve seen all of our new products for today, please enjoy the gallery of inspiration created by our amazing design team!

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For my first card, I started off by heat embossing our Folk Art Florals background stamp. Then I colored in the flowers, buds, leaves and feathers with zig markers. Next I created a two toned sentiment die cut using our new basic word dies and Light Gold burnished Foil Tape.  I added some additional interest to my stamped panel by adding stitching to the edges with the largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 card base and then adhered the two toned sentiment in the center of my panel.  I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins in 10, 8, 6 and 5mm sizes.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the word dies from our Basic Word Die collection. hello-sample

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All dies will be available on Monday, September 26!

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Mayline created an elegant card with our Haute Wedding Dress gal.  I love her custom gown with our Folk Art Florals print and that subtle Grand Stairway backdrop.

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Tae Eun’s lovely watercolor wash emphasized our Folk Art Florals print splendidly.  The garden rose outline was the perfect accent to finish off her card. 14380035_1024954004268984_487662769027870416_o

Laura Jane created a shaker scene with our Grand Stairway background stamp.  She used the stamp itself as the focal point of her gorgeous project.  Did you also notice the subtle Folk Art Floral wall paper? Amazing!14409556_1024089071022144_2493261806349750751_oLaura Jane’s next card is fun and pretty and brings springtime to the forefront of my thoughts.  The rectangle stitching and foil accents give Laura Jane’s card more interest!14444669_10154615150159216_5421774938855235732_o

Vera’s also created a pretty and fun Folk Art Floral printed card.  Her selective coloring and glitter accents make the card pop just a little more for a perfect and pretty card!

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Tae Eun created a brilliant glitter spotlight for our Born Classy lady.  The stage is perfectly set for this chic singer!

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Jenny’s next card is a perfect scene with her Born Classy gal all ready for a night out on the town!14352141_789268787668_2683646822007128325_o

Emily’s striking watercolor card emphasizes how perfect our Plus One set is for masculine cards. She also shows that this stamp set is perfect as a standalone. 14362615_1658531477793931_6457815469707026473_o

Mayline perfectly paired her Born Classy gal with a Plus One for a clean and simple but super elegant anniversary card. That vogue skyline is a perfect silhouette for this couple!

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Next up is Eunji’s adorable fashion themed card created with our City Girls: Retail Therapy set. Her bright colors make for such a fun and festive card. 14311289_1152041191534637_5635801609538715065_o

Tae Eun used the same stamp from our Retail Therapy set but offset her stamp with our Dept Store scenes stamp to create a dreamy “shop till you drop” scene. 14352555_1658531481127264_4669800204728109856_o

One can never have too many shoes!  Mayline is a woman after my own heart with this card.  Her repeated stamping creates the perfect base and focal point from our Retail Therapy set. 14372113_789268747748_278790879267547817_oEmily’s next card is the perfect combination of pink, black and chic gray! 14379980_10154616976529954_7038685158340019924_o

Jenny also created the perfect shopping scene with our Retail Therapy and Dept. Store stamp.  Her scene is complete with the tiny, adorable pup!14380151_1025111810919870_8413500046338103112_o

Laura Jane created the perfect picture taking scene with the elements from our Retail Therapy set.  Who doesn’t love balloon flying pugs? 14424742_1658533041127108_8557763536210997011_o

For Mayline’s next card, she created a perfect street scene. I love how she contrasted her ladies with the subtle backdrop of the department storefront!

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Next up is my card! I stamped the Dept. Store background twice (once in Caviar ink and another gold heat embossed for paper piecing purposes).  Then I proceeded to color in the black stamped dept. store scene with copic markers.  Next, I took the gold embossed image and selectively colored in the shrubbery, awnings and upper horizontal pillar. After I finished coloring those pieces, I fussy cut them out and popped it up onto my black stamped image background.  Then I stamped the individual Retail Therapy elements in our Caviar hybrid ink (copic friendly) and then die cut the images.  I added a strip of black cardstock in the middle of the cobblestone street to create an asphalt street.  Next I popped up the Retail Therapy elements to create a scene – I’m not one to create many scenes (florals are my specialty) but I give major props to those scene building cardmakers! Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock and popped that up at the top of my card.

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Last but not least is Vera’s card!  Her retail therapy card is perfect and adorable and comes complete with her sidekick pug!

That’s it for cards for Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release!  I hope you enjoyed the new stamps and inspiration from our team.

Remember to leave a comment here each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

We also have a Design Team Daily Giveaways – There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week – so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Laura Jane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

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I hope you all enjoyed Day 2 of our Fall 2016 Release! Leave a comment here and on our DT blogs for chances to win some gift codes to our shop!  We hope to see you tomorrow as we continue our Release Week festivities.  Then make sure to join us on Tuesday, September 27 for an amazing blog hop with talented special guests!

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2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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Hey everyone, Jenny here!  We are so excited to join the super fun 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog HopThe Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for the this hop. You can leave comments and/or link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects (Fall Theme) to the hop by 7PM PST each day for a chance to win many prizes, including three (3) $10 gift certificates to The Ton! This hop runs from Friday, September 23 – Friday, September 30. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Sunday, October 2nd. See all the details HERE.

For this fabulous blog hop, I created a fun coffee shaker card! Yes, those are real coffee beans in the shaker! I thought it’d be fun to put real coffee beans instead of sequins for a change.

I used our Hug in a Mug stamp set, Caffeine Crush Sentiment stamp set, and few of our beautiful gilding to create this card. This Hug in a Mug stamp set is so easy to use, and you could stamp different latte arts on your cups! How fun is that?!! As a daily latte drinker, it’s a no brainer that I love this set dearly! The Caffeine Crush Sentiment stamp set has lots of clever and fun coffee related sentiments, so if you are a coffee lover, this set is a must-have for you! Without further ado, here is the card!

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  • I started the card by stamping the mug image from our Hug in a Mug stamp set on a 140lb watercolor paper in our watercolor safe Noir dye Ink. This ink is very crisp so it’s perfect for stamping images on textured watercolor papers. I tried to scatter the mugs across the panel randomly looking as possible.
  • I stamped the solid coffee liquid image inside the mugs in our Found Topaz dye ink to lay down the base color. I purposely stamped lightly to give room for watercoloring. Then I filled in the mug in different brown watercolors. I also colored the background in green color. I used Mijello Gold Mission Watercolors for this project, except Red Gold Gansai Tambi watercolor for the mug handles.
  • When the watercolored panel was completely dry, I cut down the panel to a square slightly smaller than 6″x6″. Then I used 2 largest dies from our Double Stitched Circle dies.
  • I stamped the latte art images on the mugs only on the most outer frame with embossing ink and heat embossed in white.
  • I stamped the sentiment from our Caffeine Crush Sentiment stamp set on the central circle piece in embossing ink and heat embossed in gold. This sentiment just cracks me up! lol!
  • I built the shaker frame by adding acetate and foam tapes and filled the shaker with real coffee beans. I had to use 4 layers of foam tape to give enough room for the coffee beans to shake. I sealed the shaker frame with our Gold Adhesive Glitter paper. I pealed the backing of the Gold Adhesive Glitter paper  and mounted the shaker on the 6″x6″ card base.
  • I adhered our beautiful Gold Glitter tape (thin) on the edges of the shaker and added gold metallic thread to add interest.
  • I finished the card by adding our Medallion Gold and Glossy Black sequins.

 

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That’s it from us at The Ton!  There are many blogs to visit, so without further delay, go hop along. See the complete list of participants at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Thank you for stopping by!!

Hugs,

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Fall 2016 Release – Day 1

screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-10-26-36-amHello and welcome everyone to Day 1 of our anticipated Fall 2016 Release Week!! We are so excited to finally share this release with you!  In the next four days, we have a total of 23 stamps, 14 dies and 5 Couture Mixes that are being released.  In addition to giveaways (scroll down for more giveaway information), we have two free gifts with purchases for this release!

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Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix – Free with $75 purchase* See promo details below *

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Christmas Poinsettia, 2×3 Incentive Stamp

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Color Printed Layering Guide

Create simple but stylistic poinsettias on your paper crafts with our new Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set!  Our Christmas Poinsettia is easy to layer and each set comes with its own color printed layering guide for your convenience.

*For all purchases of $75 (before taxes and shipping), I will include our new Hazelnut Kisses Couture Mix with your order. For all purchases over $100 (before taxes and shipping), I will include the Hazelnut Kisses mix and a mini 2×3 Christmas Poinsettia set in your order! This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and is only available until October 3 or until supplies last.*

We’ll be debuting all new products in the course of the next few days.  All new products will be available for purchase on Monday, September 26 at 7AM (EST).  Then join us for a fantastic blog hop on Tuesday, September 27 where we have some super special guests joining us to celebrate our Fall 2016 Release.

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Now let’s get started on the rest of the release! We are debuting 6 stamps, 3 dies and two Couture Mixes today.

Today’s Couture Mix is called Candy Cane Garden!

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Now onto the stamps!

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Fresh Cut Garden Roses, 6×8 Clear Stamp

First up is our beautiful Fresh Cut Garden Roses stamp set.  When I designed this set, I knew I wanted a more realistic layered rose set in our collection (our original Fresh Cut Roses are more stylistic).  This set come with three roses in different blooming stages, a layer-able crystal vase and several leaves and stems.  The largest rose in this set measures approximately 1.75 x 1.5 inches.

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As with most of our layering sets, our Fresh Cut Garden Roses comes with a color printed layering guide.

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Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outline, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next up is a coordinating outline stamp set for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses. You can add these stamps as an extra layer or use them as a standalone set for some coloring therapy.  We’re all about mixing and matching from different sets for this release!

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Coordinating dies for our Fresh Cut Garden Roses will also be available on Monday!

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Thankful Cornucopia, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Our next stamp is our Thankful Cornucopia.  I really wanted to create a unique Thanksgiving stamp set that did not focus on turkeys or leaves.  I came up with this fall themed bountiful cornucopia.  It’s such a versatile set! You can stamp the cornucopia on its own and color it.  Or you can create a seasonal wreath with the individual fall elements included in the set.  The cornucopia measures approximately 3.5 x 3 inches at its widest points.  The banner measures approximately 3 x .5 inches.

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Coordinating dies for our Thankful Cornucopia will also be available on Monday!

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Dog Life, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next up is our new Dog Life set!  I am especially excited about this set because the scruffy pup was inspired by my own fur baby. Also, I just had to add some pugs for our dear, Vera🙂  This set includes a punny sentiment based off of the “thug life” memes circulating the internet (I crack up every time I stamp this sentiment).  I also included a sympathy sentiment at Vera’s request.  While it broke my heart to design this sentiment, I recognize the need for it.  If you don’t have an occasion to use the wings for that purpose, you can always dress your pups up as unicorns. These pups are slightly smaller than 1.5 x 1.5 inches.

On a more happier note, coordinating dies for this set will be available on Monday.

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Scripty Greetings, 4×6 Clear Stamp

Next is our Scripty Greetings sentiment set.  You can never have enough general sentiment sets (in my opinion) especially when they come in a modern scripty font!  This set also includes two stylistic (two step) layered florals.

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Scripty Holiday Greetings, 3×4 Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

Lastly, we have our Scripty Holiday Greetings set that will send the perfect message for your holiday cards this season.

I hope you enjoyed the debut of stamps!! Now keep scrolling for some serious eye candy – our design team did an amazing job with this release🙂  You can click on each team member’s link to navigate to their blogs where they have additional details on how they created each card including which inks, dies and gilding they used!

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First up is Emily’s Fresh Cut Garden Rose card!  She created a bright border of ruby roses offset with her scripty birthday sentiment panel.  I love how she added some sparkling stripes with our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper.  14435148_1658524237794655_7674591118155254491_o

Next is Mayline’s beautiful watercolor rose card!  Mayline’s watercolor work is so impressive and I love how she created an abstract piece of floral artwork by combining the layered and outlined Fresh Cut Garden Rose sets. 14362578_1023418107755907_206327997749915486_o

Next is LauraJane’s simple, elegant and classy rose card!  The added stitching and strategic splatters offer a subtle backdrop to her sunny yellow rose.14324699_1031939963571067_6768331544225603537_o

Eunji’s next card is another beautiful watercolor work of art! She played around with the different layers of the Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set to create this beautiful bouquet.

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Next is my card that I created using both the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp sets.  I started off by stamping the roses and leaves in our Peony, Citrine, Coral and Crystal Garden Couture Collection Inks and then I fussy cut the roses and leaves. Next I stamped additional leaves (layered and gold embossed outlines) and buds onto a separate card panel. Then I partially die cut the center of the panel with one of our Double Stitched Rectangle dies (the left side of the inside panel was cut/trimmed with a craft knife).  I also added stitching to the edge of my panel with the largest rectangle die in the double stitched rectangle die set.  Then I blended some Caribbean Turquoise dye ink within the die cut window. I arranged and adhered the roses and leaves next to my window. Then I stamped the sentiment (Basic Labels) in our Light Onyx dye ink and then I fussy cut that out and popped it up in the window. I finished the card by adding some Matte Gold sequins in 8, 6, 5 and 4mm sizes. 14352315_10154616972419954_2186858748731505310_o

Jenny’s next card is rose gold and fabulous! I especially love her color combination of yellow and bright pink for her Garden Roses. 14361226_1155493014522788_1286678397201690675_o

Tae Eun created a beautiful bouquet of roses with our Fresh Cut Garden Roses Coordinating Outlines.  The ombre bouquet of ruby and amethyst roses just pop against that sunny frame. 14424669_10154612098119216_8241987780279916322_o

Vera used a combination of the layered and outline Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamps to created a bright and beautiful bouquet of garden roses.  I love how she added additional shading to each rose to give them more depth.  14424721_1658524871127925_7338171499264462591_o

For Mayline’s next card, she uses the coordinating outlines of our Fresh Cut Garden Roses as a standalone set to watercolor the outline images a bright and beautiful pink.

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Eunji’s next card takes on a more otherworldly dimension with her nontraditional floral color combinations.  I love how she offset her outline garden roses with her florals from our Scripty Greetings set.

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Eunji’s next card has a more traditional feel with her rose and coral blooms.  Her Round Bokeh Burst is a perfect background for her sentiment.

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Next up is Tae Eun’s beautiful Thanksgiving cornucopia card!  Her coloring skills keep the card dreamy and wonderfully warm. 14372027_1031908050240925_3925663717099985601_o

Eunji’s next card is colored to perfect as well. Her cornucopia takes on a more beautiful folk art feel. 14372340_789268178888_2552570672291609482_o

Emily’s next card is more modern and chic as she infuses some chalk art techniques to her Thankful Cornucopia card. 14409858_10154616974569954_37973938046342573_o

Jenny creates the perfect focal element with her Thankful Cornucopia card by setting her cornucopia within a round stitched die cut window and foiled accented edges. 14425553_1658524234461322_1425454716245882340_o

Mayline’s next card looks lovely and gilded with her watercolored and embossed cornucopia!

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Next is my cornucopia card!  I started off by gold heat embossing the cornucopia stamp throughout the entire card panel.  I colored the center cornucopia with zig markers.  After I finished coloring, I stamped the banner and sentiment with our Caviar Hybrid Ink, cut out the banner and popped it up over my colored cornucopia. cornucopia-wreath2

Next I created a wreath using the individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia set.  I started off by drawing a circle in the middle of my panel using my Double Stitched Round Dies.  Then I stamped the elements onto the panel with Caviar Hybrid Ink.  Next I colored those elements.  Then I stamped additional wreath elements on a separate card panel and colored them in with copic markers. Then I cut out all of the elements and arranged them above my one layer wreath.  I stamped, cut and adhered the sentiment banner.  Then I finished the card by adding some Warm Gold Posie Floral sequins around my wreath.  cornucopia-wreath14352171_1031908053574258_8612132356559498558_o

Eunji combines our Dog Life set with the earthy individual elements from our Thankful Cornucopia to create an adorable Thanksgiving canine card!14289902_1023418104422574_2349626397262146687_o

LauraJane’s next card is sweet with her subtle pup footprints running across her angelic card. 14361241_789268578088_8064858490508688186_o

Emily’s next project is also a sweet sympathy card created with our Dog Life and Bokeh Burst Round sets. 14445071_10154612098124216_190284993263704368_o

Vera’s next card is also a sweet sympathy card with her rainbow riding pug.

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Next up is my Dog Life card!  I love this set and I especially adore this sentiment.  I started off by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the pup.  Then I die cut a circle with our Double Stitched Round dies.  Next I painted the spotlight using some metallic watercolors.  To add some interest, I die cut our from our Matte Gold adhesive paper.  I adhered the patterned background onto a side folding A2 card base and then popped up the spotlight and sentiment panel onto my base.  I colored the pup in with some light cream toned copics.  I adhered my pup into place and finished by putting down some Matte Gold Sequins in 10, 8, 6, 5 and 4mm.

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Tae Eun’s next card is earthy and bright.  Her mix of floral elements from our Fresh Cut Garden Roses and Scripty Greetings sets to create a partial wreath is strategic and beautiful. 14310550_1023418111089240_5292898754776066527_o

LauraJane created a custom birthday border with a single sentiment from our Scripty Greetings.  Her bright floral clusters keep the card fun and cheerful. 14435142_1658524231127989_4031020372580057887_o

Mayline’s next card is clean, simple and bright with her repeated stamping of our layered florals from our Scripty Greetings set. 14379940_1658524274461318_3983661694072767476_o

Mayline takes the same set and creates a beautiful cluster of roses.  By curving the sentiment, her card takes on a custom look as it wraps around her bright bouquet.

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Next is my card created with our Scripty Greetings.  I love the simplicity of these layered florals in this set! So I created two floral corners by repeatedly stamping the roses in our Valentine Red, Peach Blossom, Beach Blondie, Plum Wine and Grape Crush dye inks. Then I cut the edges with a craft knife.  Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise around the corners so that you could see the glow after I adhered the floral corners. I finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins14305256_1023418247755893_1580548895807265817_o

LauraJane’s next card features a beautiful cutout border of our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp set.  She offset the border with our Minor Stripes background stamp to give it a candy cane and holiday feel. 14352398_789268268708_164464578242089410_o

Emily’s blue poinsettia tags are perfect with the combination of silver foil tape and tinsel. 14362532_1658524227794656_2048910903880509032_o

Mayline’s last card is pretty and playful with her Christmas Poinsettias and Holiday Flourishes for a festive holiday card!

We hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration from our team!

Our Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp and Mistletoe Kisses Couture Mix are not available for sale in our shop just yet.  They are currently only available as a gift with purchase over $75 (mix) and $100 (mix and mini stamp) (before taxes and shipping).  This promotion will end on October 3 or until supplies last. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases and there is no need to enter any code at checkout.

And now for some giveaway details:

Daily Release Giveaway: Leave a comment here each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop.

Design Team Daily Giveaways: There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week – so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs!

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. LauraJane
  6. Jenny
  7. Tae Eun

The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on our blog shortly after.

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I hope you all enjoyed Day 1 of our Fall 2016 Release! Leave a comment here and on our DT blogs for chances to win some gift codes to our shop!  Happy Friday and remember to stop by tomorrow as we continue our Release Week festivities.

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Elegant Die Cut Peonies

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with an elegant peony card I created with our Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies! This set die cuts out the most beautiful, intricate, and delicate peonies and its leaves, so you don’t really need to do much to make them stand out. However, I tried to make this card as fancy and elegant as possible, with a particular recipient in mind, who is into elegant and couture style. I tried to stick to 3 cool colors (white, silver, and blue) to give a serene look although this is a lavish card with lots of elements. I really love the sentiment I went with, from our Timeless Icon Sentiments stamp set. It’s a fabulous quote of my most favorite actress and activist, Audrey Hepburn!

Let me show you the card!

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  • I started the card by die cutting the peonies and the leaves using our Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies. I cut all of them once with a white heavy cardstock, and once with a silver glitter cardstock. I added some blue color to one of the peony using Blue Zig marker and blending the color out with  the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen. This die set is very versatile with many dies with different style of peony flowers and the leaves. I had so many options of which petals and flowers to use, so I spent quite some time figuring out exactly how I want to arrange them! After deciding the layout, I took a rough picture of it and put the die cuts aside.
  • Then I die cut a small frame in the middle of the A2 sized white cardstock. After die cutting, I put all the pieces together and splattered blue ink (Zig marker+water), and silver ink (Gansai Tambi Starry Colors). When it was completely dry, I heat embossed the entire middle frame in silver. I also wiped the edges to the most outer layer with Versamark ink pad and heat embossed in silver. I added white fun foam behind the most inner layer.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp set on a white cardstock with our Noir ink. I trimmed it down and adhered it on a strip of a silver cardstock slightly larger than the sentiment strip.
  • On a A2 sized white cardbase, I first adhered the most outer layer. Then, I adhered the silver embossed frame and the inner layer the last. I put some silver embroidery thread on top of the middle panel, then with using the layout picture I took earlier as a guide, I adhered all the die cuts with Glossy Accent adhesive.
  • Then I put more silver embroidery thread on top of the die cuts and adhered the sentiment with the 3D foam tape.
  • I finished the card off by adding some mixed sizes of Glass Slipper sequins and Mercedes Sequins mix.

 

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That’s all for today and I hope you enjoyed this card! Thank you for stopping by!

Please come back tomorrow, as our 2016 Fall Release week begins!!

Have a fabulous day!

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Epitome of Grace

Hi there. Vera here today for the midweek take over of the Ton blog.

I’ve been away for a much needed vacation time with hubby to Portland, Oregon and it really took me a while to get back on the swing of creating. As always, when I am stuck I reached for my favorite sets.

This time, I went for the beautiful Lucky Tulip, inspired by my recent visit to Portland Rose Garden. Granted, it was rose garden, but for my card, I was feeling the tulip. Hah!

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I first stamped the tulip directly on the card panel, then stamped the image again on a piece of scrap paper to use it for masking. Placing the mask on the first bloom, I stamped the tulip once again, then I went to town coloring with copic markers.

On the card base, I adhere a strip of the thin gold glitter tape on the bottom. Once that done, I trimmed the card panel and adhere it to  the card base. Finished with sentiment from Graceful Rose and some sprinkle of the beautiful Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear sequins.

CAS card tend to make my heart happy, just like this card. I hope you like it, too. That’s all from me today. It’s a short take over. Hah. Hope you have a fabulous hump day! Cheers…

Vera

 

 

September Guest Designer: Maria Krumbaek

Thank you so much for all the love and kindness. It’s been so much fun guesting this month!🙂
For this post I made two bright cards. I actually had only planned the one, but then I saw a picture of a map on a striped background and thought “Oh my God! That is such a perfect card with the awesome Floral World stampset” – So I made an extra. Ha ha…
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For this card I used the Large Peony 2 stamp. It’s just so great. I love a big flower. I did mix it up with the colouring though. Instead of colouring with shadows and a more realistic take – I mixed it up to give it a more random puzzle-ish look (I know – that was such a great explanation ha ha).
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And the map card. I used the broad end of the Copic markers to make the stripes and then I heat embossed the Floral World. I feel like making this card in a green version, a blue one, a purple one…. Those stripes can make the map pop in a cool way I think. I also want to do the embossing in gold and silver and ….
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I went all in on sequins this week to make them a bit more glittery/sparkly because I feel like The Ton Stamps are such an elegant, girly brand – and every girl needs their sparkle!
That’s all from me – thank you Effie for having me.
I will keep on playing with your beautiful stamps.
Love Maria

Have a “cool” Thanksgiving…

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today for a sort of non-traditional Thanksgiving card… Truth be told, I’m not one for making autumnal cards. I looooove fall and all of the wonderful things that come along with it, but somehow that has never translated into my cardmaking or crafting in general… I think it has something to do with the fact that I hate orange. With a passion. Which is really funny because I’m married to a ginger. (hahahaha) Anyway, I wanted to challenge myself to make a “cool” autumnal card with the pretty Autumn Foliage stamp set that I purchased but have never used… insert blushing emoji… so I pulled out my stamps, a bunch of pretty inks, and just got to stamping.

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I started by stamping the purple and yellow leaves. I wanted to keep the undertones cool, so I had to create some custom color combinations, and luckily The Ton stocks enough inks that I could create the exact look I was going for. The purple leaves were stamped with Cosmopolitan Pink, Pink Derby, and Grape Crush inks. The yellow leaves were stamped with the Citrine Collection. I fussy cut all of them and arranged them in a little bouquet, but decided some flowers were needed (like that was a big surprise, eh?), so I pulled out my Fresh Cut Dahlia set. The dahlias remind me of mums a little, so I thought they’d be perfect to create a little autumnal bouquet with the leaves. I stamped them in Peach Blossom, Cosmopolitan Pink, and Pink Derby inks, then fussy cut them.

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The next step was the background. A nice buffalo check just screams “autumn” to me, and with a little creative stamping, I was about to use the Haute Stripes stamp set to create a nice, thick buffalo check. In keeping with my challenge of keeping things “cool,” I decided to stamp it in True Navy. With my background stamps, I like to start by placing my cling stamp in my MISTI, then using a piece of scratch paper to stamp it once. I do this extra step to ensure that I get perfect placement. I then use a piece of washi tape to adhere my “good” card stock down, so that I can restamp if I need to. For my buffalo check, I stamped it once on the scratch paper, then lined up my good paper on the scratch paper, ensuring that the lines were straight, stamped it, then flipped it 90* and stamped it again, getting a nice, rustic little checked pattern. I die cut my buffalo check with a Stitched Rectangle die, popped it up with some dimensional adhesive on my card base, then added my cool autumnal arrangement. The last step was to emboss the sentiment, also from Autumn Foliage, on a flagged strip of card stock using Platinum embossing powder.

Well, what do you think? It reminds me of a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving tablescape…. checked table cloth, chic floral arrangement, metallics…. I hope you enjoyed this step into my warm color-challenged brain! Have a great week, friends!

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Peony Garden with the MISTI

Hello! It’s LauraJane today:) Here we are in the middle of September already!  I’m inking up the Peony Garden Cling Background stamp with the full sized MISTI for today’s card.

JUST A NOTE for the MISTI stamping and clings..I should have taken the black foam piece out of the MISTI before taping the paper down. With the extra bulk I could see that the hinges were straining…OUCH!! Otherwise using the MISTI and clings is the best way to get lovely inking variations:)))

img_1906I started out by inking the stamp with Lemon Drop  and Vanilla Cupcake  on watercolor paper.

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img_1914On the third inking I used Lipstick Red on two of the solid images and carefully spritzed with water before stamping….that lower bloom got just a bit too much water://

Not to worry though. As you may see, in the other corner, the big yellow peony is getting a bit of detail coloring from zig clean color brush markers…Yellow and Blush. I’m LOVING the looks of that one!!

  • At this point, I decided to trim the panel down and continued coloring the leaves and spaces between the bloom.
  • Then kissed it with with a touch of splatter.
  • Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape and some thinner tape from the  Sampler Pack – Foil accented the panel nicely! The tapes are very easy to work with and has become my GO-To finish these days:))

Here is the finished card:

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I encourage you to experiment with your ink variations on those cling backgrounds and MISTI!! The results are very rewarding:))

Thanks for stopping by!!

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

 

 

Black Magic Wild Peonies

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far!

It’s TaeEun with my second The Ton post today. First of all I want to say thank you everyone for the warm welcome and encouraging comments on my first post.  It was so thoughtful of you all.

For today’s cards I used a technique called “black magic”. It is a kind of coloring technique on black with the help of white pigment ink. Some crafters use bright colors to color directly on black for this technique but I like the version of coloring in white stamped solid images on black paper.

I’ve chosen the solid peonies from our Wild Peonies stamp set, which includes 4 peonies  and some leaves in solid form as well as in outlines.

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To make my first card I started off by stamping the big solid peony from Wild Peonies using Hampton White Pigment ink as the center of my peony cluster on a black cardstock. I then added the next peonies and leaves after masking previously stamped ones and at the end the fox from the Hey Foxy stamp set surrounded by the peonies.  Coloring was done with Polychromos  colored pencils for the peonies and with stardust and silver gel pens on the fox. I traced the outlines using black glaze pen to fix my coloring flaws🙂.

Here is the close-up!

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To brighten the entire card I wanted to add some silver glitter. I used silver glitter tape from the Glitter sampler pack to adorn the side borders and Silver adhesive glitter paper for my sentiment. To make the double fishtail banner I adhered the Silver adhesive glitter paper  on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. At first I tried to stamp a sentiment on that, but even an alcohol based ink couldn’t achieve what I wanted. So I wrote the sentiment by hand using a black glaze pen on the banner. I added some silver thread at both ends of the banner and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I scattered a few Black glossy sequins.

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Do you like shaker cards? I like them but actually make them not that often. This time as I had the fussy cut black magic peonies in hand I thought it would make a beautiful frame for a shaker window. So I cut a circle out from a black A2 panel, adhered a piece of clear acetate on the back of the panel and arranged the peonies, leaves and the fox on the front. The background for the shaker window was made using the circle which I cut out. I stamped the Minor stripes on the circle using an embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver. I then placed the circle on the card base, adhered adhesive foams and scattered some Black glossy sequins and Spotlight couture mix to make my shaker element. The sentiment from the Basic lables stamp set was silver heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. To finish off the card I added a silver faux stitch line along the circle for more interest.

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I added lots of clear glitter on my images which isn’t showing up so well in the picture.

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That’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed my black magic projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

TaeEun

 

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Hello craft friends^^Eunji here.Today I am sharing a card made using our Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp.I was inspired by Frida Kahlo. I love her and her paintings. Let’s start~~

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I started stamping our Cherry Blossom Garden Cling Background stamp with our Hampton White Pigment on a 4×6 size craft cardstock and then I added some coloring with a white color pencil. Next I stamped the frame from our Vintage Frames set on cardstock with our Noir dye ink then fussy cut it.  Next I added the frame paper piece on vellum paper and then fussy cut that out too.  Then I stamped the deer image from our  Sketchy Menagerie set  on watercolor paper and sketched the clothes and hair like the Frida Kahlo with pencil.  Then I watercolored the image and then fussy cut it.  Next I added some foam tape behind the frame. Then I adhered the cherry blossom panel onto the card base and the deer Frida Kahlo  and frame onto the cherry blossom panel.  Next I added some liquid pearl.  The sentiment is from our Bokeh Burst – Heart and I stamped it onto the cherry blossom panel with our Noir dye ink.  Lastly I added some green glitter tape from our Sampler Pack – Glitter tape onto the edges of my kraft card panel.

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Thank you for stopping by~Have a creative day~

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