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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 2

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 2

Hiya! Welcome back to day 2 of The Ton Stamps new Fall 2017 Release! Today we are revealing 5 new stamps sets with coordinating dies. I’m featuring Christmas Wreath Builder, Holly Branch and Holiday Movie Sentiments. I’ve got a project with Star Trails in the works for another post. Be sure to check out all the design team has to offer, they are creative geniuses!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

  • Stamp Holly Branch in Versamark on black cardstock.
  • Gold heat emboss branches.
  • Color leaves with Spectrum Noir Holly Leaf sparkle pen.
  • Copic color pup from The Ton’s Dog Life and fussy cut.
  • Adhere pup to mini action wobbler. Wobbler to panel.
  • Add The Ton’s red foil tape across top of panel.
  • White heat emboss Holiday Mini Movie sentiment.
  • Adhere card panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere New Year Mix Couture Color sequins.
  • Add Cranberry Stickles to berries. Set aside to dry.
  • Loosely watercolor background with several shades of gold from the Finetec Palette on watercolor paper. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Christmas Wreath Builder on white cardstock lining each layer up carefully matching point and crevices. Create 3. All the colors I layered with are linked up at the bottom of the post.
  • Fussy or Die cut 3 wreaths and chosen accessories.
  • Stack and offset 2 wreaths with dimensional adhesive between the layers.
  • Adhere accessories to your liking.
  • Trim watercolor panel to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a small slit between each pine bough to allow the wreath to straighten.
  • Adhere straightened wreath behind bottom edge of watercolor panel.
  • Adhere watercolor panel to red cardstock A2 base. If you feel the red color is too dark for an interior sentiment, add a slightly smaller white cardstock rectangle to the inside back panel.
  • Adhere decorated wreath to watercolored panel.
  • Adhere Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix sequins.

If you missed or would like to revisit the project from day 1, you may click on the photo below to take you to it.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four 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 Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you. Be sure to check back each day this week!

Thank you so much for hopping along today. I hope to see you again tomorrow!

xo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three 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 September 22 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.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Day 1

Day 2

Extended Supply List

Dog Life
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lemon Drop Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Coral Cavern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Valentine Red Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lipstick Red Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Found Topaz Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Dark Roast Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Bright Fern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Deep Emerald Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Arches Watercolor Pad 9 in. x 12 in....
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH ]
Gina K Cherry Red Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
[ SSS ]
Finetec M600 Artist Mica Watercolor...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | BLIC ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
StazOn Solvent Inkpad-Jet Black 1 pcs...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine Gold
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Cranberry Stickles Glitter Glue .5oz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, 6 pk
[ ELH | SBC ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 1

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 1

Guys! I am ecstatic to be sharing with you so much goodness from The Ton Stamps new Fall 2017 Release! Today is day 1 of 4 and then day 5 is a fabulous blog hop with a Ton of super talented guests. Kick back an enjoy all the inky awesomeness this week has in store for you! I’m starting you off with Creative Bliss in blues and yellows…

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 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 September 22 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.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

  • Stamp Magnificent Magnolias in Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto watercolor paper for a no-line look.
  • Watercolor images keeping darkest shade near base of each petal.
  • Watercolor thin strip of watercolor paper for sentiment.
  • Cover dry image with clean magnolia stamp for protection and splatter background.
  • Carefully remove stamp.
  • Stamp sentiment on watercolored narrow strip with The Ton Stamps Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink.
  • Adhere sentiment strip with dimensional adhesive.
  • Apply watercolored panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Apply Blue Ice Couture Sequins Mix to card.
  • Loosely watercolor background on watercolor paper. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Fresh Cut Carnations lining each layer up carefully matching point and crevices. I layered with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Beach Blonde, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss.
  • Fussy or Die cut images.
  • White heat emboss sentiment on black strip.
  • Adhere sentiment strip and flowers to dry watercolor panel using dimensional adhesive.
  • Apply panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere Blue Ice Couture Color Sequin Mix.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four 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 Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you today.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to see you again tomorrow!

xo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three 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 September 22 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.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Day 1

Extended Supply List

Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Cards -...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Daniel Smith 285610005 Extra Fine...
[ AMZUS ]
Daniel Smith 285610016 Alvaro...
[ AMZUS ]
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors,...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Arches Watercolor Pad 9 in. x 12 in....
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Vanilla Frosted...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Beach Blondie Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lemon Drop Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Bright Fern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]

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Ton September Challenge – Who Gives a Fox

Ton September Challenge – Who Gives a Fox

Guys, I am so excited for today’s post! Not only is there a new challenge up for The Ton Stamps, but my blog has a whole new look, yay! If you are viewing this as an email, pop on over to the site here to take a peek. If you are at the site – what do ya think? Pretty fun, right? I have a few areas that are still under construction, but wowzers! So much fun to come!

Today’s card, Who Gives a Fox sings of all things fall. Is that pumpkin spice I smell? Yum! We had a beautiful mood board to work from and did it ever!?! I zoned right in on the fox in the top row and new I could create a similar look with the colored pencils, Distress Oxide ink, Hey Foxy, Thankful Cornucopia and Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Outline stamp sets.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. This month is Mood Board inspiration. Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop.

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! And even if you choose not to enter, it is a great place to check out inspiration created with The Ton products by the design team and by all the entrants. View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post. You can also search Instagram and Facebook using #thetonchallenge!

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss!

xoxo, Janette

Supply List

Hey Foxy
[ TON ]
Thankful Cornucopia
[ TON ]
Fresh Cut Poinsettias (Coord. Outlines )
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Natural Wood - 16in, 12in
[ TON ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DARK...
[ SSS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Includes...
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE Ink Pads AND...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxides 12...
[ AMZUS ]
Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black...
[ AMZUS ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH | SSS ]
Tsukineko 1/2 Fluid Ounce StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
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Inktense Sunflower Bouquet

Inktense Sunflower Bouquet

Hello and welcome! It’s so nice to see you today!

School is back in session and all of the sudden I’m dreaming of fall, cozy knits and all things pumpkin spice! I’m sharing over at The Ton Stamps on this Fall Inspired Sunflower Bouquet created with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Bristol Smooth paper. Bristol paper isn’t designed to be wet, but those crisp clear stamp impressions it provides encourage me to do it anyway. No need to follow the rules in crafting! #BreakingTheLaw #BreakingTheLaw

Head on over for tips and all the creative details! Fall Inspired Sunflower Bouquet post here.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Sunflower Bouquet
[ TON ]
Sunflower Bouquet Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Summer Soiree Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen, Julie's Smooth...
[ ELH | ELH ]
Aquash Water Brush 3 Pack
[ TON | AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
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Hitting the Books

Hitting the Books

Oh my, how did summer come to such a swift end?! I’m sharing Hitting the Books over at The Ton Stamps today as a tribute to all those headed back to school this week and the coming weeks. These cards are perfect for wishing our teacher friends fabulous first days back!

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for more details and to find out how a laser copier just might benefit you!

 

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Haute Books
[ TON ]
City Girls: Book Life
[ TON ]
Banners - Basic
[ TON ]
Banners - Basic Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
[ TON ]
Summer Soiree Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes (Set of 4)
[ TON | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
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The Ton – Summer Challenge

The Ton – Summer Challenge

Welcome to today’s installment of sunshine! I am back from a revitalizing week at the beach and am excited to share with you The Ton Stamps August Challenge. This month’s theme is “Summer”! I’d say it is perfect timing as August tends to be our hottest month here in Central California. Though, it also means that the school year is fast approaching. Just 10 more days or so to hang on to to these last lazy mornings!

This month I tackled stamp layering. Honestly, if you’ve got a stamp positioning tool like the Misti, it is nearly foolproof!

These are my tips:

  • Use a stamp positioner like the Misti.
  • Check for air pockets between stamp and positioner lid/acrylic block on larger stamps. Having air pockets will cause uneven stamping.
  • Use clear acetate over your stamped image to line up the second step and subsequent steps. One- to protect your first image from smears, and two- take a trial stamp run on the acetate to make sure you are in the right place. Wipe acetate clean with alcohol.
  • Allow each ink layer to dry. Stamping the next too quickly will cause image edges to blur.

To complete: die cut palms and flamingo and layer in/around die cut oval. Pop elements for dimension. Add clear Wink of Stella to wave and Glass Slipper Sequins for sparkle.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Remember, this month the theme is “Summer.” Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop. The odds are ever in your favor!

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! And even if you choose not to enter, it is a great place to check out inspiration created with The Ton products by the design team and by all the entrants. View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post. You can also search Instagram and Facebook using #thetonchallenge!

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss! See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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