May Challenge 5/17

Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s start with announcing our April Challenge results!

The winner of our April Challenge is… Sayaka!

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Sayaka chose a beautiful soft pink to watercolor our Dearest Peony. She then artfully arranged them around an ombre toned perfume bottle to create a winning card.

Congratulations, Sayaka! Please email us at thetonstamps@gmail.com to claim your gift certificate and details on being our guest designer for our June Challenge!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Here are three additional projects that especially stood out to us:

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We loved Dana’s fun and colorful Macaron background!

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Judy did an amazing job coloring her Fresh Cut Sunflower Outlines and showcasing them against a matching white heat embossed background.

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Carol’s beautifully colored Dearest Peony in that unique turquoise shade was just gorgeous!

All of the entries were so creative and gorgeous and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for our April Anything Goes Challenge!

For this month’s new theme, we have fun and interactive Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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How to play: Choose three consecutive elements from the board above and create a project incorporating those elements!

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For example, you can choose to make a card based on the last horizontal line incorporating No Line Coloring, Non Rectanglular Card and Watercolor into your project. Or you can choose the last vertical line incorporating Gold, Stripes and Watercolor into your project. Or you can choose a diagonal line, etc, etc.  There are 8 different variations you can choose for this month’s challenge!

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Guest Designer: Yukiko Sugiyama

Yukiko chose the middle horizontal line (Glitter-Embossing-Stripes) for her gorgeous perfume project! Other Supplies Used: Timeless Icons, Adhesive Glitter Paper (Mixed)

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Brenda: (1) Gold-Stripes-Watercolor or (2) Glitter-Embossing-Stripes

Supplies Used: Sunflower Gardern Cling Background, Dearest Peony, Hot Cocoa Mix & Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix

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Tae Eun: No line Coloring-Non rectangle card-Watercolor
Stamp: Lucky Tulip, Sunflower Bouquet
Die: Lucky Tulip Coordinating Die, Double Stitched Circle die
Ink: Ballet Slippers, Cali Blue
Paper: Adhesive foil paper Light Blue, Adhesive glitter paper Silver
Couture Mix: Violet Sprinkle, Royal Garden Party

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Janette: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedPretty Mail & Die, The New Pretty, Caviar Ink, Pink Diamond Mix, Amethyst Quartz Mix, Dew Drops

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Mayline: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedWildflower Banner Stamp, Noir Dye ink

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Jenny: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedMorning Glory Cling Background stamp, coordinating die, Congratulations Die, Freestyle stripes background, Gold Adhesive Glitter paper, Triple Purple Mix Sequins, Medallion Gold Mix Sequins, Glass Slippers Mix Sequins, Mixed Dew Drops

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Jenny: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies Used: Wishful Wildflowers, Coordinating Dies, (Small) double stitched circle Standalone, (Small) double stitched Rectangle Standalone, Glossy Fine Transparent Adhesive Glitter paper, Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Glass Slippers Mix Sequins, Crystal Flora Sequins, Ballet Slippers Dye ink, Soft Orchid Dye ink
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LauraJane: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedBeautiful Butterflies 3 and DiesThe New PrettyHello HummingbirdDouble Stitched rectangles dies (small), Smoky Quartz Dye Ink, Noir Dye Ink

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LauraJane: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedBeautiful Butterflies 3Lone PoppyRosy Petals couture MixDMC Diamant Metallic Thread – Light Gold, Smoky Quartz Dye Ink18121374_1871568806414446_2298182460363863736_o

Anna: Shaker card-Glitter-No-line coloring
Stamps/Dies: Sunflower Bouquet, Pragmatic Wreaths, Fresh Cut Sunflower Dies.
Inks: Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Warm Hazelnut Dye, Arctic Sky Dye, Miami Cool Dye.
Gilding: Summer Skies Couture Mix, Glass Slippers Round Confetti, Glitter Tape – Silver (med)
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Emily: Gold-Stripes-Watercolor

Supplies UsedHaute Stripes, Wishful Wildflowers and Dies, Fresh Cut Poppies, Modern Labels and Dies, Hollywood Star ink, Pink Pearl Sequins, Beautiful Butterflies 2 and Dies18121875_10208830558705578_4732950365075288846_o

Lisa: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor
Stamps: Sunflower Garden Cling Background, Pragmatic Wreaths, Wildflower Banner.
Ink: Noir Dye Ink
Mix: Spring Fawn Mix, Bright Diamond Seed Beads18208931_1302420203189707_3771993291926677376_o

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Supplies UsedFresh Cut SunflowersSunflower Bouquet, Belle’s Dress Couture Mix18209037_10155346695844216_6785799919513116755_o

Vera: Shaker-Embossing-Watercolor

Supplies UsedFresh Cut Sunflowers, Fresh Sunflower Outlines, Modern Label Dies, Kiwi Smoothie Couture Mix, Kamikaze Seed Beads, Mini Hearts Holo Clear Confetti

Did you enjoy the gallery of inspiration? Start linking up your projects now for this month for a chance to win a $50 code to our shop!

April Challenge 4/17

Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s start with announcing our March Challenge results!

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The winner of our March Challenge is…. Yukiko!

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Yukiko colored our Floral Border stamp wonderfully and created a perfect shaker card with a bright and contrasting blue background that compliments her floral border beautifully.

Congratulations, Yukiko! Please email us at thetonstamps@gmail.com to claim your gift certificate and details on being our guest designer for our May Challenge!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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We wanted to showcase three additional projects that especially stood out to us:

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Ceal did an amazing job of coloring her Haute Wedding Dress and creating a beautiful Dahlia pattern within the dress!
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Dana’s adorable bear card is perfect in composition and layout and the story behind her card is so culturally informative!

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Ericka watercolored our Dahlia Close Up and created beautiful green contrast on each leaf.

All of the entries were so creative and gorgeous and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for our March Lucky Challenge!

For this month’s Challenge, there is no particular theme- Anything Goes!

Anything Goes so long as you use The Ton stamps and other Ton products as the focus of your project!

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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 using a theme of your own choice since Anything Goes this month! You may use any of 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. You must link up your card and post to the In Links link up tool contained in this post.
  4. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

So let’s check out the projects by our team and our guest designer for this month! Returning this month as our wonderful guest is Olga Podobaeva!

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Guest Designer: Olga Podobaeva

Stamp Sets Used: Wild Peonies, I Got You

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Vera

Supplies Used: Fresh Cut Poppies (Coord. Outlines) stamp & dies, Brushed Hugs die, Guava Shortcake Sequins

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Tae Eun

Supplies Used: Sending Peonies stamp, Brushed Hugs coordinating die
Ink: Arctic Sky, Cali Blue, Soft Garden, Deep Emerald, Crystal Pewter
Couture Mix: Cinderella’s Ride, Flamenco Sunset, Winter Thaw, Glass Slippers sequins17493192_831050796188_8565604138966168183_o

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Supplies Used: Poppy Garden Background, Bokeh Burst Heart stamp set, Bokeh Burst Round (stamp + die)

Gilding: Metallic Silver and Call Me Maybe Red sequins, Red Foil Paper

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Jenny

Supplies Used: Sweet Macarons (stamp + die), Macarons, Beautiful Butterflies 1 (stamp + die), Polka Dot Cling Background

Inks: Caviar Hybrid ink, Hampton White Pigment ink, Ballet Slippers Dye, Hollywood Star Dye

Sequins: My Tutu Mix Sequins, Glass Slippers Mix Sequins.

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Lisa

Stamps: Honey Bears, Bokeh Burst Round, Scripty Greetings, Minor Stripe Cling
Dies: Honey Bears
Inks: Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet, Red Sangria

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Janette

Supplies: Dahlia Close-Up, Brushed Thanks (stamp + die)
Inks: Violet Fringe, Grape Crush
Gilding: 5mm & 7mm Dew Drops

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Brenda

Supplies Used: Dahlia Close Up, Thoughtful Poppies, Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix

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Mayline

Supplies Used: Brushed Love, Brushed You

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Mayline

Supplies Used: Brushed Love, Brushed You and Macarons

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Eunji

Supplies Used:Beautiful Butterflies 1 Dies, Bokeh Burst Heart Dies, Double Stitched Circle Dies (Large), Silver Glitter Paper

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LauraJane

Stamps: Bokeh Burst Heart, Rose Terrace Cling Background, Freestyle Stripes Cling Background, Dahlia Close Up Cling Background,
Dies: Bokeh Burst Heart Coordinating dies, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large)
Inks: Cobalt Breeze, Hot Tourmaline, Caribbean Turquoise, Soft garden
Couture Mixes: Beach Waves Mix, Mint Frosting mix Other: Glitter tape

Did you enjoy the gallery of inspiration? Start linking up your projects now for this month for a chance to win a $50 code to our shop!

March Challenge 3/17

Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s get down to announcing our February Challenge results!

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The winner of our February Challenge is…. Olga Podobaeva (@olikka_m)!

screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-6-39-28-amOlga’s carefully composition Wild Peonies are so beautifully abstract and gorgeous.  The bright coloring of her peonies and foliage against the heat embossed elements were just perfect for last month’s Love Challenge.

Congratulations, Olga! Please email us at thetonstamps@gmail.com to claim your gift certificate and details on being our guest designer for our April Challenge!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

We wanted to showcase three additional projects that especially stood out to us:

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Irina’s multi heat embossed Loose Peonies against her soft blended background were so eye catching!

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Lisa’s gold heat embossed and bright pink Sending Peonies were so striking!screen-shot-2017-03-01-at-7-01-02-am

@akalpa.id’s untraditional warm color palette for her Always Cherry Blossoms totally caught our eye!

All of the entries were so creative and gorgeous and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for our February Challenge!

For this month’s Challenge, the cue word is… LUCKY!

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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. You must link up your card and post to the In Links link up tool contained in this post.
  4. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

So let’s check out the projects by our team and our guest designer for this month! Returning this month as our fabulous guest is Anna Kutsenko!

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Guest Designer: Anna Kutsenko

Supplies Used: Beautiful Day Bicycle Stamp, Freestyle Stripes Background Stamp, Thoughtful Poppies Stamp (Sentiment)

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Tae Eun

Stamps and Dies: Loose Peonies stamp and coordinating dies, Scripty Alpha Lower, Brushed Love, Brushed You, Minor Stripes Cling background
Ink: Lemon Drop, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Soft Garden, Noir, Crystal Pewter
Sequins: Glass Slippers, Flamenco Sunset

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Emily

Supplies Used: Always Cherry Blossoms, Lucky Tulip, Scripty Alpha Lower, Stitched Rectangle dies, Hot Tourmaline ink

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Jenny

Supplies UsedDahlia Close Up Background Cling, Brushed You, Glossy Fine Gold Adhesice Glitter paper, Medallion Gold sequins Mixed

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LauraJane

Supplies Used: Fresh Cut Poppies Outlines, Fresh Cut Poppies, Lucky Tulip, Double Stitched Rectangle dies, Foil Tape

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Mayline

Supplies UsedBeautiful Butterflies 1, Brushed You, Holiday Confetti, Caribbean Turquoise Dye ink, Smoky Quartz ink, Noir dye ink

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Eunji

Supplies Used: Freestyle Stripes Cling Background, Sending Peonies, Scripty Alphas Lower, Scripty Alphas Upper

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Vera

Supplies UsedFloral Border Cling Background stamp & dies, Lucky Tulip, Beautiful Butterflies 3, Frozen Berries Couture Mix, Pink Champagne Couture Mix, Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear Sequin, Pixie Pink Sparkling Clear Sequin, Aquamarine Seed Beads, Kamikaze Seed Beads

Did you enjoy the gallery of inspiration? Start linking up your projects now for this month for a chance to win a $50 code to our shop!

February Challenge 2/17

Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  The winners and Honorable Mentions for our January Challenge will be posted here later this week so be sure to stop by later! The winner of our January Challenge will be our guest for our March Challenge.

For this month’s Challenge, the cue word is… Love!

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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.

So let’s check out the projects by our team!

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Jenny

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Supplies UsedPoppy Garden Cling background stamp, I Got You Clear Stamp
Orchid Crush Dye Ink

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Tae Eun

Supplies UsedBrushed Love, Beautiful Butterflies 1,

Other: Glass Slippers Sequins mix, Flamenco Sunset Mix, Princess Glam Mix, Royal Garden Party Mix, Winter Thaw Couture Mix16251626_1146271558803894_2654954053156088534_o

Laura Jane

Stamps: Lone Poppy, Fresh Cut PoppiesScripty Alpha Lower, Freestyle Stripes 
Inks: Warm Hazelnut,Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie, Coralline, Ballet Slippers, Red Sangria, Valentine Red, Soft Garden, Bright Fern
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Eunji

Supplies UsedBrushed Love, Fresh Cut Garden Roses (Coord. Outlines)16299679_1727221177591627_1442720712694992560_o

Mayline

Supplies UsedBrushed Love, Beautiful Day Bicycle, Couture Color – Ruby Collection, Noir Dye Ink16178883_817503554968_8298625917687378675_o

Emily

Supplies UsedBrushed Love, Bokeh Burst Heart, Stitched Rectangle dies, Don’t Wait On Me Fuchsia sequins, Light Blue Topaz sequins


WINNER OF OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE

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The winner of our January Challenge is…. Anna (bbepxdnombimbom)!

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Anna’s wonderfully layered poppies against the stark navy blue contrast of our Freestyle Stripes was an ultra elegant play of colors that contrasted beautifully together.  I loved the proportions of the poppies and stripes against each other and they came together to create a striking layout.

Congratulations, Anna! Please email us at thetonstamps@gmail.com to claim your gift certificate and details on being our guest designer for our March Challenge!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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All of the entries were incredibly lovely and we’d like to thank everyone who participated! For this section of our blog, we chose three projects that especially stood out:

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Janette Kausen’s Beautiful Butterflies watercolor card

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Yukiko Sugiyama’s Always Cherry Blossom shakercard

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Ericka Strange’s dramatically watercolored Dahlia Close Up Card

Thank you all so much for playing along with us last month!!  We enjoyed seeing all the beautiful creations you submitted. Be sure to grab one of our Challenge badges to show everyone that you’ve played along with us!  Our current February Challenge will close on the 28th so there’s plenty of time to enter your next The Ton project for a chance to win a $50 gift card to our shop!

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January Challenge 1/17

Hello and welcome to our first official Challenge Blog post!  We’re so excited to start this new chapter and cannot wait to see all of your amazing creations!

For this month’s challenge, we have a very special guest who I’m so lucky to call a close friend, the ever fabulous Laurel Beard. She’s been such an inspiration and a great resource in starting this challenge so THANK YOU, Laurel!!

The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

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Since this is The Ton’s anniversary month, we wanted a theme that reflects the festivities so we chose the cue word “Celebrate”.  Our team and Laurel have created some amazing inspiration projects for this challenge using our new release items.  This post will be updated this week to reflect the new sets from the release!

RULES:

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

For more information about our new blog, head over to the About section.

So let’s check out the projects by our team!

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  • Supplies Used: Congratulations Word Die; Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Inks: Soft Orchid, Ballet Slippers, Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Soft Garden, Lofty Mint, CaribbeanTurquoise, Cobalt Breese, Cali Blue, Blue Diamond,Parisian Blue;
  • Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies 1,2 and 3; Brushed Love

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Jenny

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Tae Eun

  • Supplies used: Princess Glam Couture Mix, Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mix, Adhesive Glitter Paper Gold
  • Stamps: Scripty Alphas Lower, Poppy Garden Cling Background Stamp

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EunJi

Supplies Used: Party Fans

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Vera

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Mayline

  • Supplies Used: Noir Dye Ink
  • Stamps: Macarons

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Emily

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies 1 and 2, The New Pretty Sentiment Set

You have until January 31, 2017 11:59PM EST to submit your entries! Thank you for playing along!

 

Coming Soon!

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We are so excited to announce the start of our new Challenge Blog!! Our first challenge post will go live on January 9th in coordination with our 2017 Anniversary Release.  For more information on how to play, head over to our About section.  Be sure to check back on Monday for our first post – the theme will be “Celebrate”!

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