The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing. I made it back from Creativation just in time to participate in the hop so I’m excited.

If you arrived here from The Ton blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton released 22 new stamps for their 3rd Anniversary which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to the The Ton’s blog.  All new release products are available now!!

Lets jump in:

Card One:

City Building

The inspiration for this card came from an artist I met at Creativation on Monday.  His use of colors and water was amazing on a large background stamp.

So, for my first card I used the City Buildings Cling Background stamp to create a subtle multicolor background topped with a sentiment from the Seriously Amazing stamp set.

City Building

For the sentiment to pop off of the card, black embossing powder was added on top and heat set. Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

Card two:

XOXO

For my second card, I used the XOXO Mini stamp set to create a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card.

Use 4 different distress ink colors to create the pink ombre look.  Once thats done, stamp both sentiments using the MISTI and black ink.  Make sure the sentiment is dry, then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark ink.  Add black embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

City Building

Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

So what do you think?  Are you loving The Ton’s new release?  I would love to hear what you think.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Giveaway Time:

For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering.  The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Laura Jane

Dana Gong

Here is the entire schedule and blog hop order:

January 19
The Ton
Kay Miller
Vera Yates
Chris Dayton

January 20
The Ton
Brenda Noelke
Amy Kolling
Jenny Lee Yamasaki

January 21
The Ton
Janette Kausen
Lisa Harrolle
Justine Hovey

January 22
The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Maria Peters

January 23
The Ton
Laurel Beard
Anna Kutsenko
Svetlana Pavola

January 24
The Ton
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Dana Gong

January 25
The Ton
Tae Eun
Simon Hurley
Olga Matyushevskaya

January 26
The Ton
Taheerah Atchia
Eunji Jung
Isha Gupta
Sveta Fotinia

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping along!!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

    

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{Clean and Simple} – Round

Hello everyone!!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

For this card, I used Simon Says Stamp Mod Circle Frame Craft Die Ink stamp set and Altenew Script Words Die 2.

I love the circles in the background of this card.  The sentiment make the card pop.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer

Darnell

Our sponsor this week is Kitty Bee Designs!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)
Simon Says Stamp MOD CIRCLE FRAME Craft Dies S274

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Super Clean and Simple Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew Scrapbook Blog show you how to use Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Kit, School Days Stamp Set and the Snapshots Stamp Set!!

Let’s Take a Look:

School Days stamp set

To see how I created these pocket page cards with a complete tutorial head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog.

Supplies used:

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  scrapbook collection kit

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Rose Gold Thanks

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today showing you how to create a clean and simple thanks card.

Take a look at my card:

For the full tutorial post, head on over to Where Creativity Meets C9 blog.

Supplies used:

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Give Thanks Stamp Set

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How to Create a Sprinkle Turnabout Gift Bag

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here again showcasing the Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp set  and the Sprinkles Tag Set from Concord & 9th as apart of their 2nd Birthday Celebration!!

Lets take a look:

Concord & 9th Sprinkled with Love

Yes, I created a gift bag using the Sprinkles Turnabout stamp set and the Sprinkles Tag Set!

I love how this cute little bag turned out.

Concord & 9th Sprinkled with Love die

 

Here’s how I created it:

The tag:

  • Using the Sprinkles Turnabout stamp create the sprinkle pattern on a piece of white cardstock, with 4 different ink colors. Note: Follow the direction on the back of the package to line up the stamp perfectly to get the even pattern.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the center of the pattern with black ink.
  • Ink up the stamp again this time using Versamark ink and sprinkle black embossing power over the sentiment.
  • Heat set the powder for a raised intense sentiment.
  • Use the Sprinkles Tag die to cut out the tag.
  • Use We R Memory Keepers Power Punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag.

The bag:

  • Create the bag with We R Memory Keepers Box Punch Board.
  • Before folding the bag, use the small sprinkle stamp and Versamark Ink to create sprinkles all over the bag.
  • Sprinkle clear embossing powder on top and heat set.  This gives the image a translucent look.
  • Use ribbon to close the bag and attach the tag.  Once the bow is tied, run a piece of string under the bow and attach a couple charms.

Pretty amazing to see how a stamp set can transform a piece of cardstock.

So, what do you think?  Will you use the Sprinkles Turnabout stamp set and die to create a couple of gift bags?  Let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

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Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp Set Sprinkles Tag dies We R Memory Keepers - Gift Box Punch BoardRed sunset ink Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Detail Black We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Power Punch - 1/4 Inch Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Clear

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Concord & 9th 2nd Birthday Celebration

Hello everyone!! Today I’m so excited to be here celebrating Concord & 9th 2nd Birthday!! Yes, they turn 2 today!!

Time flies when your having fun is such a true statement.  I remember when they first started out and to see them grow in such a way feels good as a customer.

I’m so happy that I get to celebrate with them!

Take a look at the card I created:

Concord & 9th Seriously I Thank You

Concord and 9th, Seriously Thank You for trusting me to showcase your products within my creations!! I truly appreciate it.

This stamp set is totally amazing.  The sentiment is so meaningful and powerful.  It lets the receiver know that you really thank them.

Here’s how I created this card:

  1. Use distress inks to create the watercolor background on watercolor paper.
  2. Then heat set it so that the watercolor dries completely.
  3. After that, prep the watercolor panel using an anti-static tool.
  4. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink.
  5. Pour silver embossing powder of the stamped sentiment.
  6. Brush off the excess and heat set the powder.
  7. Die cut the panel using Neat and Tangle Scalloped Die.
  8. Cut and score the card base to 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.5o.
  9. Use a star embossing folder and emboss the card front with stars.
  10. Adhere the watercolor panel to the front of the card base using 3M foam tape.
  11. Add some clear gumdrops to finish the card off.

Nothing to it!!

Announcement:

Head on over to Concord and 9th website to get a look at the entire release.  You will not be disappointed.

Supplies used:

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Concord & 9th Seriously Thank You  

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Embossing – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Embossing!

Take a look at my card:

For this card I use the heart die from Concord and 9th Heartstrings Die to create an embossed heart on the card front. I have to confess, when I ran the paper through the Big Shot, I didn’t expect the paper to ruffle up.

Once I took the paper off of the cutting plate, I started to get upset.  Thinking I had to start over, I took a second look at the paper. I actually loved the way the ruffles looked on the card front. The paper looks handmade so I decided to go with it.

So I decided to watercolor inside the heart.  Once that dried I added the word kind from Concord and 9th Kind Card Frame Add on Die across the heart.

To finish the card off, I used Tonic Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss to add shimmer to the watercolor and the sentiment and some New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots.

Take a look:

I love how this card turned out!! What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

c9-banner

Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 
KIND Card Frame Add-On DieHeartstrings DiesTonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss - 2 Pack

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