Thursday, January 17, 2019

Seize the Birthday #157 - Stamping Only

Hello and happy Seize the Birthday Thursday :) !!!

New challenge has started at Seize the Birthday and our Toppings option for the next fortnight is


As always you may enter any Birthday card into our gallery, if you want to! 

"Stamping only" was one of the hardest options for me, as I love to color and I'm not good at stamping :)... 

I've chosen a layering floral stamp set by The Ton, Timeless Peonies Print set, and a color combination which I wanted to give a try for a while; orange, brown and gold! 

The three layers of the flowers were stamped in Coralline Hybrid, Coral Cavern and Valentine Red. I stamped the leaves in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. I used MISTI tool. So I could stamp the floral cluster two times on two diagonal corners easily.

I then cut the floral cluster shape from some printer paper using the coordinating die to mask them. The label and the sentiment  are from Modern Labels set. I gold heat embossed the label and "Wishing you" and stamped the long sentiment in Dark Roast.

I cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die (The Ton) and adhered it on creme cardbase. 
My finishing touch was some Medallion Gold sequins!

I'm glad I could finish this hard homework :) !!! Hope you like my card!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Julie Beech! I'd love to see your creations in our gallery!

Thank you so much for looking! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #28 - Color Pink & Gray - Reminder

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

We've arrived the half way of the month and it's time for a reminder card for the current Flower Challenge #28. We have one of my favorite color combinations, Pink and Gray as our theme!

I colored the beautiful Coming Up Peonies by The Ton in pink and gray. 

I stamped the peony cluster in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake dye ink (The Ton) to do some no line coloring on Bristol smooth paper. I used Zig brush markers to color the image. I love to use Bristol smooth paper when I color with Zig brush markers.

I then blended Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry DOX on all the corners of the panel. I splattered clear water and dabbed them off with dry paper towel. Additionally I splattered white opaque watercolor as well. 

After the colored panel was dry I cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle Die (The Ton) and adhered it on a white cardbase. The hugs word was die cut from silver glitter adhesive paper and from white cardstock, stacked together and adhered onto the card. I then finished off the card with some Glass Slippers round confetti sequins. 

Hope I could inspire you to make some pink-gray beauty with my cards today :) !!!

Please don't forget to visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates!!!

Happy crafting!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with these two cards showing two stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release; Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling stamp. 

Hope you have some time to stop by to see how I made them and for more pictures :)! 

Have an amazing week!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Ton's 4th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello and welcome to The Ton's 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day2!

Did you enjoy the Blog Hop Day1 yesterday? Today we are hopping again with amazing guest designers to celebrate The Ton's 4th Anniversary!!! 

Effie has introduced 9 new designs for The Ton's 4th Anniversary 2019 release. There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details. 

If you are coming from The Ton's blog, you're right on track. You can find the complete list of today's blog hop at the end of this post. 

I've created two cards for today. My first card is showcasing Smiling Cosmos set with a beautiful cosmos cluster image.

I gold heat embossed the Smiling Cosmos image on a watercolor paper panel and colored it with Color Burst. After the panel was dry I splattered some pink and opaque white watercolor on the panel.

The panel with the sentiment was cut using a coordinating die of Modern Labels from some magenta cardstock. I cut the panel only partially using the die and cut the upper part with a craft knife. I then gold heat embossed the sentiment from Today's Cosmos set on it and added the gold embossing on the edge.

The front panel and the sentiment panel were cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the colored front panel flat on a white cardbase and foam mounted the sentiment panel on it.
I finished off the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.

My next card is featuring a very unique stamp set, called Gifted. The stamp set has along with solo gift boxes a stack of boxes in three layers.

I started off by stamping the stack of gift boxes in Soft Garnet, Bright Emerald and Soft Garden on a white cardstock. I gold heat embossed the ribbons and colored three boxes using yellow Copic markers which stay white after stamping all three layers.

To create the background I blended Soft Garden on two diagonal areas of a yellow cardbase. After the ink was dry I gold heat embossed Diagonal Stripes background stamp on it.

I then cut down the front panel with the gift boxes using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The sentiment was stamped in Noir and clear heat embossed on a strip of yellow cardstock, cut in a arrow shape and foam mounted on the card. I blended a little bit of Soft Garden on one end.

To finish off the card I colored some white part of the ribbons using glitter gel pens and added Glass Slippers and Lemon Chiffon sequins. 

That's all from me! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards! 


There are also giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. Effie will choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for these giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 


Your next stop on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich's blog! I love her unique design style! 
Below is the complete blog hop list.
  1. The Ton
  2. Tae Eun Yoo --> You are here.
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Laura Jane
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Amy Kolling
  7. Dana Gong

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping along with us! There are two more days of our mini hops with many talented crafters! 

Have a happy day!

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Release

Hello and welcome to The Ton's 4th Anniversary 2019 Release! 

Hope your 2019 is off to a great start ! 

The Ton is celebrating 4 years this month and Effie has introduced 9 new designs for this release which are now available at The Ton shop!  There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. 


  • The Gifted 6x8 Set will be the GWP for this release. This set is a free gift with $175 purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gift codes/giveaway codes are applied. Cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).
**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

  • **We’re also issuing DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS for all purchases made from January 4 to January 7, 2019 at 7pm EST. 
Ship date for all new release orders: 01/11/19

The flower of this release is Cosmos along with peonies. Effie designed two stamp sets featuring cosmos flowers. Today's Cosmos has solo flowers and leaf branches to arrange as you want to and Smiling Cosmos is with a beautiful cosmos cluster image. 
On the first two cards I have used Today's Cosmos  set to decorate the pink Power Pumps, another unique design from this release.

I started off by heat embossing the cosmos flowers and leaves from  Today's Cosmos  in Rose Gold on some watercolor paper. I then colored them using Color Burst. I used Fuchsia, Wisteria for the petals and Lemon Yellow and Orange for flower center. I picked Indigo and Turquoise to color the leaves which created the beautiful teal and purple mix. 

Next I stamped the layered pump side image from Power Pumps in Grand Fuchsia, Plum Wine and Grape Crush, here on the center of a white A2 panel. The background was created by blending Rose Quaratz, Soft Garnet and Red Sangria Hybrid ink on the same panel.

On this card I arranged two big cosmos flowers and some leaves as shown in the picture.
The sentiment is from Power Pumps set which I white heat embossed on a strip of gray cardbase.

I finished off the card with some sequins from Pink Bokeh and Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

The second card has all the same elements like the first card. I stamped the pump on the bottom part of the front panel in the same colors. I blended Rose QuaratzSoft Garnet and Red Sangria Hybrid ink on the upper part of the panel this time while masking the shoe.

The sentiment is from the new sentiment set from this release called Hustle and Grind Sentiments. I stamped it directly on the front panel in Noir and once again in an embossing ink to clear heat emboss it.

To place the cosmos flowers from Today's cosmos set I cut along the upper edge line of the shoe with a craft knife. I put one flower into the slit and arranged it with the other two cosmos flowers as shown in the picture. To embellish the card I added sequins from Pink Bokeh and Pink Diamond Couture Mix again.

The next card is featuring  Power Pumps again. But this time in a classy look to go with the sentiment from Hustle and Grind Sentiments set. 

First I stamped the back view of the pumps in Deep Sapphire, True Navy and Crystal Pewter on a white cardstock after masking the adornment parts.

I then stamped the second layer of the adornment which shows the reflection of jewels in Crystal Pewter and heat embossed the adornment in  Rose Gold. I cut the panel using a Double stitched Rectangle die and set it aside.

To make the background panel I blended Deep Sapphire and True Navy  on a A2 sized white cardstock and heat embossed the Modern Plaid background stamp on it in Rose Gold. The sentiment from Hustle and Grind Sentiments was heat embossed on a vellum panel in black and Rose Gold. I adhered the vellum panel on the small white panel with the pumps and foam mounted it onto the card to finish it off.  

My last card is showcasing Happy Place stamp set, which is about reading :)! 

I started off by stamping the main image with peonies and the book in black and watercolored it. I cut it with my cutting machine (the coordinating die will be available.) and set it aside.
On the background panel I stamped the Peony cluster image of Coming Up Peonies set in Crystal Pewter  several times to fill the panel. I splattered some black watercolor on the panel and cut it using a Double stitched Rectangle die.

I attached the background panel flat on a gray cardbase and foam mounted the floral image on it. The sentiment is from Happy Place  as well. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of gray cardstock and added it onto the card.

To finish off I added a few clear Dew Drops

That's all for today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards.


Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog. Effie will announce the winner on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for all giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST.

My amazingly talented team mates have been busy creating projects using new items from The Ton's Anniversary 2019 Release. Please stop by every blog (below is the list) to get more inspirations and to see projects using all of our new products. 

The Ton
Mayline Jung
Vera Wirianta Yates
Anna Kutcenko
Brenda Novel Noelke
Olga Matyushevskaya

Thank you so much for stopping by today. There will be a four day long blog hop with amazing line up of guest designers! So stay tuned !


The Flower Challenge #28 - Color Pink & Gray

Hello everyone!!! 

Today I have a floral card to share with you which I made for the first challenge of this year at The Flower Challenge! We have a color theme for you to try and it is one of my favorite color combintaion!

I used a floral cling background stamp by The Ton called Gardenia Garden

I started off by stamping the cling stamp on a Canson watercolor paper panel using Picked Raspberry DI. I scribbled gray Aquamarker on the outside of the gardenia flowers and sprayed lots of water before stamping.

I watercolored the flowers in pink and the leaves in gray and let the panel dry. I then stamped the Gardenia Garden again in embossing ink with the help of MISTI tool and heat embossed the image in White Pearl EP.

I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a gray cardbase. The sentiment was cut using Brushed You Coordinating die from DIY silver glitter paper I made using Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Silver and from some heavyweight white cardstock. I stacked them all and adhered it onto the card. The white heat embossed sentiment on the gray strip is from Brushed You set as well. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins.

The shine from the pearl embossing is just gorgeous under the light.

So now it's your turn. If you didn't try the pink and gray combination yet, you have to give it a try. You'll love it!

Please stop by The The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my lovely team mates before you go crafting :)!

And there is one more picture to share. Our expert in digital design, Vivien, has made a collage out of our best four DT cards from the year of 2018. These are my favorites from last year :).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Seize the Birthday #156 - Confetti

Hello everyone!!! 

Hope you had a smooth transition into the New Year! Today the first challenge of 2019 has started at Seize the Birthday! We have a fun Toppings option for next fortnight for you! 


As always you may enter any birthday themed card into our gallery, if you want to. 

I've made a simple card featuring a confetti party blower. 

To start off I stamped the flying confetti on a white panel using confetti image with three dots from Occasion Confetti set by The Ton. I used Lemon Drop, Hollywood Star and Soft Garden dye inks (The Ton). I filled some empty spaces with solo stars from Star Trails set.

The sentiment is from Occasion Confetti set. I stamped it in some black pigment ink slightly curved and heat embossed it in Iridescent Sparkle EP. I clear heat embossed the sentiment again for more dimension.

I cut the panel with Double Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it flat on a light blue cardbase. The party horn is made using some stripy patterned paper in the same colors of confetti and foam mounted on the card. I added some sequins from Blue Lagoon Couture Mix (The Ton) to finish off. 

That was my confetti card! Hope you'll play along with us! 

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Julie Beech! And please welcome our new team mate Cathy Roffey!!! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!