About The Ton

Established in January 2015, The Ton was born out of a combination of one new crafter's passion for card making, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Our stamp designs are inspired by haute couture fashion and modern decor. Our stamps are also made in the U.S. out of high quality photopolymer to ensure crisp, clean impressions.

September Challenge 9/17

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Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s kick off today’s post by announcing our August Summer Themed Challenge results!

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The winner of our August Summer Themed Challenge… Meghan!

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We chose Meghan’s gorgeous card created with our Petal Cut Peony dies. Her creative use of color with our floral dies embodies summer in a beautiful color palette.

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

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Jenny created an adorable, summer loving card with bright pink flamingos using our Darling Flamingos set.

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Erica’s bright blue Sunflower Bouquet card was not only beautifully watercolored but was also a unique take on our Summer themed challenge last month.

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Gwendolyn’s watercolored Fresh Cut Sunflower Outline card was so artful. Her no line coloring and abstract background was a great seasonal card for our Summer themed challenge.

All of the entries from our Summer Themed Challenge were so unique and beautiful and we’d like to thank everyone who participated in last month’s Challenge!

For this month’s new challenge, we have a fun and seasonal Mood Board Challenge!

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Create any type of paper crafting project inspired by our Mood Board. You may be inspired by images in the photos or by some of the colors you see in the images on the board. We leave it up to you in regards to what you choose to take away from this board. We cannot wait to see how you interpret our Mood Board for this month’s challenge! Scroll down to see some inspiration by our Guest Designer and design team members and how they have interpreted this month’s Challenge.

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How to Play

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word and mood board on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.

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Guest Designer: Marge

Supplies Used: Autumn Foliage and Thankful Cornucopia stamp sets

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Tae Eun

Stamps Used: Autumn Foliage, Hug in a Mug with coordinating die, Beautiful Butterflies 2
Inks : Hampton White Pigment, Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa, Dark Roast, Coral Cavern, Valentine Red, Pink Derby, Lemon Drop, Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Warm Hazelnut, Spiced Chai
Gilding: Princess Glam, Kiwi Smoothie, Coral Necklace, Medallion Gold, Rose Gold embossing powder

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Brenda

Stamps & Dies: Pragmatic Wreaths & Coordinating Dies, Basic Banners & Coordinating Dies, Summer Blooms, Fresh Cut Sunflowers, Minor Stripes Cling Background
Inks: Spiced Chai, Coral Cavern, Peach Blossom, Coralline
Gilding: Hot Cocoa Couture Mix

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Laura Jane

Supplies Used: Autumn Foliage Stamps and Dies, Birthday ward Die, Party Fans Stamp set, Wave Die
Inks: Amber Citrine, Aspen Cocoa, Beach Blondie, Bright Fern, Found Topaz, Hollywood Star, Noir, Peach Blossom, Soft Garden, Valentine Red, Warm Hazelnut

 

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Anna

Supplies Used: Wishful Wildflowers, Watercolor Bouquet, Dark Roast Dye Ink, Belle’s Dress Couture Mix

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Janette

Stamps: Hey Foxy, Thankful Cornucopia, Coor. Outlines Poinsettia
Gilding: Glossy Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper

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Olga

Supplies Used: Honey Bears, Peony Terrace

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Jenny

Supplies Used: Book Life Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, Basic Labels, Thankful Cornucopia Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, Matte Gold Sequins, Burnt Caramel Sequins, Glass Slippers Sequins, Large Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, Noir Dye Ink.

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Vera

Supplies Used: Summer Blooms, Macarons, Penned Sentiments, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Yellow Belly Sequins

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Eunji

Supplies Used: Party Fans Stamp Set,Thankful Cornucopia Stamp Set, Everglade Moss Dye Ink, Noir Dye Ink, Dark Roast Dye Ink, Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink, Coral Cavern Dye Ink

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Lisa

Supplies Used: Autumn Foliage stamps and dies, Hug in a Mug stamps and dies, Minor Stripes Cling Background stamp, Coffee Word die , Double Stitched Rectangle (Large) dies, Hot Cocoa Couture Mix
Ink: Aspen Cocoa, Amber Citrine, Bleach Blondie, Warm Hazelnut, Found Topaz, Bright Emerald, Lipstick Red, Hampton White Pigment

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Mayline

Supplies Used: Thankful Cornucopia Stamp Set, Coralline Hybrid Ink, Peach Blossom Dye Ink, Plum Wine Dye Ink, Found Topaz Dye Ink, Everglade Moss Dye Ink, Noir Dye Ink

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

*Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

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August Challenge 8/17

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Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s kick off today’s post by announcing our July Mood Board Challenge results!

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The winner of our July Mood Board Challenge is… Marge!

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We chose Marge’s beautiful card created with a variety of our sets (Retail Therapy, Marvelous Perfumes, Pretty Mail, Sending Peonies and Haute Stacks).  We love how she created a similar layout to our Mood Board to create this chic and fashionable card!

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

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Judy created a beautiful Wave card with a soft pink background inspired by one of the photos from our mood board.

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Gloria created a pair of fun heart shaped floral cards for her entry using our Mini Wild Florals.

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Mac Mable’s pretty tag caught our eye as she incorporated several elements from our mood board to create this lovely project using our Summer Blooms, Anemone wishes and Peony Cluster sets.

All of the entries from our Mood Board Challenge were so amazing and we’d like to thank everyone who participated in last month’s Challenge!

For this month’s new challenge, we have a fun cue word: SUMMER!

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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 “SUMMER”. 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 on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.
  8. This challenge will close on August 31 at 11:55pm 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 Jill Taylor!

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Guest Designer: Jill Taylor

Stamps: Wave, Palm Tree sets 19222760_1914575038780489_8390285027530668036_o

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Stamps: Palm Tree stamp set
Inks: Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Dye, Beach Blondie Dye, Warm Hazelnut Dye, Found Topaz Dye, Deep Emerald Dye, Everglade Moss Dye, Miami Cool Dye, Noir.
Summer Skies Couture Mix

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Janette

Stamps: Darling Flamingos, Wave, Palm Trees
Ink: Coraline, Noir, Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Red Sangria, Caribbean Turquoise, Pariasian Blue, Ocean Teal, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Deep Emerald, Aspen Cocoa, Found Topaz, Caviar
Gilding: Glass Slippers Sequins

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Laura Jane

Supplies: Palm Tree, Honey Bears, Sundae Bar
Coordinating Dies for each set, and Double Stitched rectangle dies (sm)
Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Amber Citrine, Peach Blossom,Warm Hazelnut, Dark Roast, Soft Garden, Deep Emerald, Everglade Moss

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Mayline

Stamps: Mini Wild Florals, Darling Flamingos, Palm Tree
Dies: Palm Tree Coordinating Dies
Inks: Crystal Garden Collection+Everglade Moss Dye, Crystal Pewter Dye, Noir, Peony Collection, Aspen Cocoa Dye

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Tae Eun

Stamps: Wave, Mermaid Vibes, Palm Tree (Sentiment)
Die: Wave Coordinating die
Ink: Cali Blue, Azurite, True Navy, Lemon Drop
Rose Gold Embossing powder, Glass Slippers Round Confetti

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Emily

Supplies: Mountains, Fresh Cut Sunflowers and dies, Fresh Cut Anemones and dies, Large Peony 4

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Vera

Supplies: Fresh Cut Sunflowers, Wishful Flowers, Fresh Cut Sunflower dies, Modern Labels dies, Belle’s Dress Couture Mix

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Brenda

Stamps: Mermaid Vibes, Palm Tree, Wave
Inks: Soft Orchid, Parisian Blue, Rose Quartz, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Cali Blue, Carribbean Turquiose, Ocean Teal, Noir, Hampton White Pigment.20368714_1409234739174919_1790768567967831900_o

Eunji

Supplies: Darling Flamingos, Palm Tree

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Lisa

Stamps: Sunnies, Palm Tree, Mermaid Vibes
Dies: Sunnies, Palm Tree
Ink: Beach Blondie, Warm Hazelnut, Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquioise, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Deep Emerald, Found Topaz, Noir.
Glossy Fine Gold Tape

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Jenny

Stamps: Mountains, Wave+Coordinating Die, Palm Tree + Coordinating Dies
Gilding: Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive paper, Glass Slippers, Silver Metallic sequin
Inks: Cali Blue, Azurite, True Navy, Found Topaz, Dark Roast, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Evergreen Moss, Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz, Light Onyx, Noir Dye

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

*Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

July Challenge 7/17

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Hello and welcome back to our Challenge Blog post!  Let’s kick off today’s post by announcing our June Color Palette Challenge results!

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The winner of our June Color Palette Challenge is… Jill Taylor

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We chose Jill’s gorgeously watercolored Large Peony 5 card. We love her floral composition and how she added a Peony Cluster to accentuate her florals against a bold Geometric Lattice die cut.

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

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Marge created a stunning shaker card with our Peony Garden stamp and incorporated the palette hues amazingly with watercolors.

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Meghan created a stunning watercolored card with our new Peony Terrace stamp by beautifully incorporating the bright hues from our color palette into the details of this stamped image.

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Vicki created a wonderful layout of Fresh Cut Anemones and we absolutely love how she chose the bright teal as a backdrop for her coral anemones.

All of the entries from our Color Palette Challenge were so amazing and we’d like to thank everyone who participated in last month’s Challenge!

For this month’s new challenge, we have a fun and summery Mood Board Challenge!

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Create any type of paper crafting project inspired by our Mood Board. You may be inspired by images in the photos or by some of the colors you see in the images on the board. We leave it up to you in regards to what you choose to take away from this board. We cannot wait to see how you interpret our Mood Board for this month’s challenge! Scroll down some more to see some inspiration by our Guest Designer and design team members and how they have interpreted this month’s Challenge. There’s a fun GIF image by our fabulous guest and a nice video tutorial by Janette this month so keep scrolling to check it all out!19142961_10103592318327089_6909300409536640532_o

How to Play

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word and mood board on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.

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Guest Designer: Dana Gong

Supplies Used: Wave stamp set, Love and a Cat stamp set, Tea Party stamp set, Macarons stamp set and Sunnies stamp set.

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Brenda

Supplies Used: Summer Blooms & Coordinating Dies; Anemone Bouquet & Coordinating Dies; Penned Sentiments; Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small); Glass Slippers Confetti Mix

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Janette

Stamps Used: Macarons, Summer Blooms
Ink: Noir
Gilding: Summer Soiree Sequins

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Jenny

Supplies Used: Anemone Wishes + Coordinating Die, Anemone Cluster + Coordinating Die, Summer Blooms (sentiment), Sweet Macarons + Coordinating Die, (Small) Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Noir Dye ink. (mix) Dew Drops, Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear Sequins, My Tutu Sequins.
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Anna

Stamps: Fresh Cut Anemones, Fresh Cut Sunflowers, Macarons, Banners – Basic, Sunflower Cluster Mini Set.
Dies: Fresh Cut Anemones Coordinating Dies, Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Dies, Banners – Basic Coordinating Dies, Sunflower Mini Cluster Coordinating Die.
Inks: Couture Color – Citrine Collection, Couture Color – Orchid Collection, Couture Color – Amethyst Collection, Rose Quartz Dye, Smoky Quartz Dye.
Dew Drops.

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Tae Eun

Supplies Used: Peony Terrace, Macarons and coordinating die

Ink: Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Coraline Hybrid, Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid, Soft Amethyst, Plum Wine, Iris Blooms
Glass Slippers round Confetti

Backdrop Board: Bokeh Glow19400298_1800436326936778_3338779021570335621_o

Mayline

Stamps Used: City Girls: Book Life/ Macarons/ Always Cherry Blossoms/ Shoe Wardrobe 2d. Ed. Outline
Inks: Noir / Rose Quartz/ Lofty Mint/ Soft amethyst
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Lisa

Stamps: Wave, Large Peony2, Haute Stripes
Ink: Soft Amethyst, Ballet Slippers, Miami Cool, Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline, Hampton White Pigment, Noir.
Gilding: Glass Slippers Mix.19442081_1372366402861753_582884564105704117_o

Eunji

Supplies Used: Fresh Cut Anemones, Hug in a Mug19466407_1289274534503595_4973557463620930072_o

Laura Jane

Supplies Used: Large Peony 5 and Coordinating die , Fresh Cut Anemones and Coordinating die, Fresh Cut Sunflowers and Coordinating die, Bokeh Burst Heart and Coordinating die, Polka Dots Background Cling, Double Stitched Rectangle die Small19466690_854996598608_3021299634273808453_o

Emily

Supplies Used: Caffeine Crush, Hug in a Mug+dies, Anemone Bouquet+dies, Sweet Macarons, Folk Art Floral BG, Coral Necklace Mix19488795_10155556672284216_7426688248098168907_o

Vera

Supplies Used: Watercolor Wreath, Penned Sentiments, Beautiful Butterflies, Dew Drops, Rose Quartz ink

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

*Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

June Challenge 6/17

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

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The winner of our May Tic Tac Toe Challenge is… Dana Gong!

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We love how fun Dana’s DIY patterned paper is with all the adorable elements found in our Love and a Dog Set.  The gold stripes and shaker elements completed the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

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We adore how Penny created an amazing dimensional box card with our Marvelous Perfumes and Wishful Wildflowers.

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Michelle created a pretty non rectangular card with gilding accents using our Sending Peonies.

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Terri created a fun Sunflower shaker card using our Fresh Cut Sunflowers Outline set.

All of the entries were so beautiful and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for our May Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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For this month’s new theme, we have a gorgeous Color Palette Challenge!

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Source: Pinterest

How to Play:

  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 post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.

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Guest Designer: Sayaka

Supplies Used: Wishful Wildflowers

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Tae Eun

Stamp: Dearest Peony, Freestyle Stripes
Die: Dearest Peony Coord. die, Double Stitched Rectangle die
Ink: Caribbean Turquoise
Gilding: Adhesive glitter paper Gold, Glass Slippers, Royal Garden Party, Princess Glam18518155_1540492602662450_1115002334265251470_o

Brenda

Supplies Used: Beautiful Butterflies 3 & Coordinating Dies, Large Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sentiment from Darest Peony
Couture mixes: Pink Diamond, Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix, Glass Slippers Sequin Mix

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Jenny

Supplies Used: Pretty Mail, Mini Mail, Pretty Mail Coordinating Dies, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large), Glass Slippers Round Confetti (Mix), Glass Slippers Sequins Mix, Clear Dew Drop, Seaglass Blue Dew Drops, Rose Quarts Dye, Peach Blossom Dye, Lofty Mint Dye, Blue Diamond Dye, True Navy Dye, Cosmopolitan Pink H, Cali Blue, Bright Emerald, Noir Dye18558821_1327654723999588_1668698611786845640_o

Eunji

Supplies Used: Fresh Cut Garden Roses (Coord. Outlines), Beautiful Butterflies 1 Coordinating Dies, Coral Necklace Couture Mix18588902_1256276511136731_5465152447090895365_o

LauraJane

Stamps: Fresh Cut Poppies, Lone Poppy, Poppy Garden Cling Background
Dies: Fresh Cut Poppies Coordinating Dies, Lone Poppy Coordinating Dies, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large), Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small), Hugs Word Die
Inks: Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Hybrid
Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid, Pink Derby Dye, Bright Emerald Dye, Hot Tourmaline Dye, Caribbean Turquoise Dye, Smoky Quartz Dye, Noir Dye, Beach Blondie Dye
Embellishment: Matte Gold adhesive paper, Hot Cocoa Couture Mix, Dew Drops – Mixed

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Emily

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Lisa

Supplies Used: Darling Flamingos and coordinating dies, Autumn Foliage, Marvelous Perfumes, Honey Bears, Modern Labels Dies, Silver Glitter Adhesive Paper.
Inks: Deep Sapphire, Hot Tourmaline, Crystal Pewter, Soft Garnet, Cosmopolitan Pink, Noir.18623684_1884356111802382_6536345695694579655_o

Anna

Stamps: Wildflower Banner, Modern Labels, Sentiment Jewelry.
Dies: Wildflower Banner Coordinating Die, Modern Labels Coordinating Dies,Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small).
Inks: Caviar, Miami Cool, Lofty Mint, Bright Emerald.
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Vera

Supplies Used: Macarons, Macarons Dies, Doughnut Party Cling Background, Rose Quartz Ink pad, Hollywood Star Ink Pad, Blue Diamond Ink Pad, Wedding Dress Sequin

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Mayline

Supplies Used: Peony Crush Cling Background, Brushed You stamp set, Brushed You Coordinating Die

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Janette

Stamps/Dies: Fresh Cut Sunflowers & Dies, Bokeh Burst Round & Dies, Pragmatics Wreaths & Dies, Darling Flamingos.

Inks: Blue Diamond, Cali Blue, True navy, Beach Blonde, Found Topaz, Rose Quartz, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Hollywood Star, Grand Fuchsia, Noir.

Gilding: Dew Drops Mixed.

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!

*Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

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

Eunji

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

Emily

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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