The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Day 2

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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.
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 SparkleMix).
*Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May*

New products including the coordinating dies will be available at the shop on Thursday, April 6th!

Gift With Purchase Items

 



 

Day 2 Products

 



 

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Day 2 of The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release Week! I created couple of floral cards with our new Wishful Wildflowers and the Wildflower Banner. I achieved a very bold look with one card, and another with a soft watercolor look. I can’t wait to share them with you so let’s get started!

 

Here ‘s the first card!

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I had so much fun creating this card using our new absolutely beautiful Wishful Wildflowers stamp set. I  achieved a very bold yet clean look by coloring with the Copic markers and adding more details with color pencils.

  • I started the card by stamping the Wildflower images on a smooth white cardstock in our Copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I drew in the frame around the image using T-ruler and black journaling pen.
  • I colored the images with Copic markers. I don’t really have usual combinations when I color with Copics. I just use color chart and grab colors as I need them. When I was done with coloring with Copic markers, I decided that I needed little bit of that oomph! And that’s exactly what I did with the color pencils. Color pencils add so much more depth to the image, because the sharp tip could add so much more fine details. When I was done with that, I still thought I need something more, so I grabbed few gray Copic markers and added some shaing around the images and the frame.
  • Then I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a strip of a black cardstock and heat embossed in white. For the “hello” sentiment, I die cut our Hello Word Die 5 times on a black cardstock and I glued them all together.
  • I adhered the colored panel on a white A2 cardbase and then the sentiment strip as well as the word die cut.
  • I finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti and Dew Drops.

 

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For the second card, I used our new Wildflower Banners stamp set, and I went with the softer watercolor look.

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  • I stamped the Wildflower Banner image on a watercolor cardstock in Versamark and and heat embossed with the Silver Pearl embossing powder.
  • Then, I watercolored the image with the Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. When it was completely dry, I added Perfect Peal + water and splattered all over the panel. When it was bone dry, I die cut the panel using the largest die from the Double Stitched Small Rectangle Dies.
  • To create the background panel, I ink blended Orchid Crush Dye, and the Hollywood Star Dye ink on a Bristol Smooth Cardstock cut down to 4.25″x5.5″. I also added some shimmer with the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.
  • I adhered the background panel on white A2 card base. Then I adhered the watercolored panel on top, using the fun foam.
  • I finished the card by adding some sequins from our new Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Pretty Petals Couture Mix, and the Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

 

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DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
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.
DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
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.
 List of The Ton’s Design Team Blogs:
Jenny – You are here! 🙂


Also…

Hope you join us for the April challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for April is “Anything Goes“

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There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Anything Goes”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.



I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Don’t forget to return tomorrow for the Day 3 of our Spring 2017 Release Week!

 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

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The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Day 1

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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.
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 SparkleMix).
*Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May*
All new products including the coordinating dies will be available at the shop on Thursday, April 6th!

GIFT WITH PURCHASE ITEMS

DAY 1 PRODUCTS


Hello, Everyone! It’s Jenny here, and welcome to the Day 1 of The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release Week! We will be showcasing lots of beautiful new products this week. For today, I made few cards using Fresh Cut Sunflowers, Sunflower Bouquet, and the Peony Cluster Mini (GWP item)! I can’t wait to show them… so… Let’s get started! 🙂 

Here is the first card!

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For this card, I used our new Fresh Cut Sunflowers, 6×8 Clear stamp set. This is a layer stamp set and it was so easy to line the them up! I didn’t really have a plan when I started stamping the sunflower images. However, when I was done stamping, I thought the rustic would work so that’s the look I went with!

Here’s how I created this card:

  • I started by stamping the layers of the sunflower images and the leaves. The inks I used for the flower I used are Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Coral Cavern, Warm Hazelnut, and Aspen Cocoa. For the leaves and the stems, I used the Crystal Garden Collection. When I was done with stamping, I cut the images out. I fussed around with the images, made a bouquet and secured them with tape and also foam tape for dimension.
  • On a A2 sized black card base, I adhered a burlap cardstock cut down to 4″x5.5″. Then I adhered the sunflower bouquet. I also stamped the sentiment on a black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I cut the sentiment down to a small banner shape and adhered it on the card.
  • For added interest, I wrapped some jute twine on top of the card and finished the card by adding sequins from our new Belle’s Dress Couture Mix.

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Let’s move on to the second card!

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I created a bright cheerful card using out new Sunflower Bouquet 4×6 Clear stamp set. I really love this happy mix of yellow, orange, and pop of turquoise!

  • I started the card by stamping the sunflower bouquet image and the sentiment (from the Fresh Cut Sunflowers set) on a Bristol Smooth cardstock in our Noir Dye ink. I stamped multiple time using Misti then I quickly sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • I colored the image with Stabilo 68 pens + water. When it was completely dry, I added bit of color pencil here and there to darken the shading. I die cut the panel using the biggest layer from the Double Stitched Rectangle (small) Dies.
  • To create the turquoise background panel, I smudged Hot Tourmaline Dye ink on a Bristol Smooth cardstock. When the panel was dry, I die cut the panel using the biggest layer from the Double Stitched Rectangle (large) Dies. I adhered the background panel on a A2 sized white card base.
  • Then I adhered the watercolored panel using the fun foam and finished the card by adding some sequins from the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix and Glass Slippers Round Confetti (Mixed). I also added bit of shimmer using the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.

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Last but not least, here is the 3rd and the final card for today! 

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I made a shiny gold and purple shaker card using our new Peony Cluster Mini 2×3 Clear stamp set. This stamp set is a “Gift With Purchase – GWP” item and I’m totally in love with it! I have so many ideas how to use this petite little stamp set!

Here’s how I made this card!

  • I started by stamping the Peony image on a Bristol Smooth carstock in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I also borrowed some leaf images from both Fresh Cut Sunflowers and the Coordinating Outlines stamp set. I colored all the heat embossed images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. When the images were completely dry, I cut them out.
  • I adhered our Gold Glossy Fine Glitter paper on a piece of white cardstock and cut a circular frame using the 3rd largest layer from the Double Stitched Circle Small Die set and the 4th largest layer from the Large Circle set.
  • On a smooth cardstock cut down to 4″x5.5″ and another cut down to a smaller size, I splattered gold paint all over and let it dry completely.
  • I cut a window out on the bigger gold splattered panel using the 3rd largest layer from the Double Stitched Circle Small Die and adhered the acetate and double layer of foam tape to create the shaker frame. I filled the shaker frame with Medallion Gold Mixed sequins, Crystal Flora Sequins, Belle’s Dress Couture Mix, and the Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix. I sealed the shaker frame with the smaller gold splattered panel.
  • I adhered the Burnished Yellow Gold Fold Tape on the sides of a white A2 card base and adhered the shaker card. Then I adhered the Peony and the leaves, some using foam tape.
  • I finished the card off by adding some sequins from both Belle’s Dress Couture Mix and Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix. I also added bit of shimmer on the Peony with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.

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DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
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.
DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
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.
 List of The Ton’s Design Team Blogs:
Jenny – You are here! 🙂


Also…

Hope you join us for the April challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for April is “Anything Goes“

Ton_AprilChallenge_Badge
There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Anything Goes”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.



I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Don’t forget to return tomorrow for the Day 2 of our Spring 2017 Release Week!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

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The Ton April Challenge – Anything Goes!

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Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with the new The Ton Monthly Challenge project!

Hope you join us for the month of April!

The theme for April is “Anything Goes!

 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Anything Goes”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


 

For today’s project, I created a sweet and feminine card using the Sweet Macaron stamp set & Coordinating Dies, Beautiful Butterflies1 set & Coordinating Dies, Macarons Stamp set for the sentiment, and the Polka Dot Cling Background stamp. Pink is my absolute favorite color and I really love the combination of pink, white, and mint on the kraft cardstock.

Let’s take a look at the card I created! 🙂

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Here’s how I created this card:

  • I started the card by stamping the macaron tower image from the Sweet Macarons stamp set on a white smooth cardstock in Copic safe Caviar Hybrid ink. Then I stamped the layers using both Ballet Slippers Dye and Hollywood Star Dye ink, using the rock-and-roll technique to create bit more interest. I colored the platters and the flower with Copic markers and added in some shaing with Prismacolor color pencils. I also added some white highlights using the white gel pen. I die cut the image using the Coordinating die.
  • I stamped 4 different butterfly images from the Beautiful Butterflies1 stamp set on the vellum in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. I die cut all the images with the Coordinating dies.

 

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  • I stamped the sentiment from the Macarons set on a strip of a vellum in Versamark and heat embossed in white.
  • I created the fun background by stamping the Polka Dot Cling Background stamp twice on the kraft cardstock, first in Hampton White Pigment ink and then in Hollywood Star Dye ink. When the pigment ink was dry, I added bit of color pencils on some of the dots. I trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25″, added the sentiment strip on the bottom and adhered it on a white A2 sized card base.
  • Then I adhered the macaron tower image with 3M foam tape, and glued down all the butterflies around the image.
  • I finished the card by adding some My Tutu and Glass Slippers sequins.

 

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That’s all from me today! Hope you enjoyed this card and would visit The Ton’s Challange Blog to join this month’s challenge!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

hugs,

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Poppy Bouquet

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m taking over The Ton’s blog today with this beautiful bouquet of layer stamped poppies using our Fresh Cut Poppy stamp set and the new Coordinating Die. I know there are some of you out there intimidated by layer stamping, but this set is very easy to layer. I used both Misti stamping tool and just ordinary acrylic blocks to stamp the images, and I absolutely had no issues.

Hope you could stop by at The Ton’s Blog to check out the details on this card!

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Also…

Hope you join us for the March challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for March is “Lucky

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.



 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day! Happy crafting!

hugs,

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Poppies & Gold!

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m over at The Ton’s blog today! For today’s project, I created a card with Thoughtful Poppies stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp set from the newest release. I watercolored this beautiful image with the Zig markers and added tons of gold to it. I LOVE gold and watercoloring floral images, so it was lots fun creating this card! Hope you’d stop by at The Ton’s blog and check out the details!

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Also…

Hope you join us for the March challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for March is “Lucky

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day! Happy crafting!

hugs,

ton_signature

The Ton March Challenge – “Lucky”

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Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with the new The Ton Monthly Challenge project!

 

Hope you join us for the month of March! 

The theme for March is “Lucky

 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


For this project, I created a beautiful floral card using the Dahlia Close Up Cling stamp and the Brushed You stamp set, with green and gold in my mind. While coming up with the color scheme, I thought of the shamrocks and the pot of gold.
Let’s take a look! 🙂
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  • I started the card by stamping the Dahlia Close Up Cling stamp on the Bristol Smooth cardstock in Versamark. I heat embossed the image in white. Then I colored the entire image with green and yellow Zig markers. I blended out the colors with clear sparkled pen instead of clear water. It’s one of my favorite ways to watercolor. When it was completely dry, I trimmed the panel down to 5.5″x4″ and set it aside.
  • I stamped the sentiment “so lucky to have you as my friend” from the Brushed You stamp set on the 5.5″x 5″ vellum in versamark and heat embossed in gold. I hid some strong double sided tape on the back of big “you” and wrapped in around the entire watercolor panel. I taped it on the back so it doesn’t move around.
  • I adhered strips of the Glossy Fine Gold Adhesive Glitter paper on the sides of a A2 sized card base. I adhered the main panel on the card base using fun foam and finished the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.

 

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That’s all from me today! Hope you enjoyed this card and would visit The Ton’s Challange Blog to join this month’s challenge!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

hugs,

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Colorful Floral Border Shaker Card

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m over at The Ton’s blog with a colorful shaker card using the Floral Border Cling Background stamp and our new Floral Border Coordinating Die. This new die cuts the center of the image which makes it perfect to create shaker cards! I also used our new Beautiful Butterflies1 stamp set, Birthday Word Dies, and some Dew Drops.

Hope you’d stop by at The Ton’s Blog to check out the details!

Here is the card I made!

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Also…

WE HAVE A CHALLENGE BLOG USING THE TON STAMPS

Join us for the month of February. The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

RULES:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Love”. You may use our team’s cards for inspiration but it’s not required!

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by February 28, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

 

Have a wonderful day! Happy crafting! 🙂

hugs,

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