Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blizzard Hugs - The Ton

Hello everyone!!!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two wintery cards plus a Halloween card (I can't let you go without any :)) !!! Blizzard hugs is a new stamp set from the Fall 2018 release which includes unique snowflake images and matching sentiments.

Hope you have some time to hop over to The Ton's blog to see how I made the cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Foliage

Hello, crafty friends! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday again! The toppings option we chose for you is 

As always you may enter any Birthday card in the gallery, if you want to!

I have made a card using Harvest Berries set by PTI. I love ginkgo leaves and in gold they look perfect!

I gold heat embossed the ginkgo branches on some watercolor paper and added Payne's gray and gold watercolor around the image. I splattered the same colors after the panel was dry. I cut the panel using two of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies by The Ton to make the frame.

I gold heat embossed diagonal stripes (SSS) on the frame and blended True Navy and Light Onyx dye ink (The Ton) on it darkening on two diagonal corners. The happy die cut is cut using Birthday word dies (The Ton) from golden glitter adhesive paper and white cardstock which were stacked together. The "Birthday" is from Motorcycle Boss set (The Ton). I stamped it in True Navy.

I then started assembling the card by adhering the center panel on a navy cardbase. The frame was foam mounted. Then I glued the happy die cut onto the card. Some Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch!

I love Peyne's gray! Such a gorgeous color and with gold it looks so elegant!

Hope you liked my card! Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my lovely teammates and our surprise party guest Marianne!

Happy crafting!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gardenia Wishes - The Ton

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two floral cards I made using one of our new stamp sets called Gardenia Wishes! Hope you could stop by and see how I made them!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Wishing you all a happy weekend!

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Flower Challenge #25 - Add Sparkle - Reminder

Hello and welcome to my blog! 

Today I have a sparkly card to share with you! It's already time for a reminder post for the latest Flower Challenge :)! It's a special one this time, as we turned two! 

There are prizes to get! So please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more details and play along! 

The stamp set I used is one of the new items by The Ton. It is called Certificate of Awesomeness, a beautiful, versatile and unique design! I used a border floral cluster from the set. 

To make the sparkly effect more dramatic I used a black background. I gold heat embossed the cluster on a black cardstock and colored the image using Stardust gel pens.

The sentiment is from Thanks a Bunch set also by The Ton. I gold heat embossed it on the panel too.
To embellish my card I added some golden butterflies which I cut with Butterfly Swirl die from a Adhesive foil paper gold.

That's it! Hope you could see the sparkle on the image. It's so hard to catch the sparkle in a photo.

Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my lovely and talented teammates!
And don't forget to link up your card in the gallery :)!

Wishing you a great week!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop!!!

If you are coming from Nicole Picadura's blog, you are right on track. If you are lost on the way or want to start from the beginning of the hop please visit Altenew Card Blog.

As always Altenew has released some gorgeous floral stamp and die sets and there are also very versatile sets for holiday season and awesome die sets! Here you can see all the new items!

I've created 4 cards using new release items to share with you. 
My first card is a Christmas card using Brilliant Baubles and Blooming Branches set. 

I started by stamping one bauble from  Brilliant Baubles stamp set in embossing ink onto the center of a white A2 sized panel. I silver heat embossed the body and gold heat embossed the cap and the decorations on the bauble. I sponged light yellow and light green inks on the bauble.  I stamped the bauble again on a same spot of another A2 sized panel in black and cut it using a cutting machine. Of course you can use the coordinating die!

I stamped the branch images from Blooming Branches set in two light shades of green inks from Tropical Forest onto the front panel. The sentiment is also from Brilliant Baubles set. I stamped it first in Jet Black ink and again only the Christmas part in embossing ink to heat emboss it in gold. 
I tied the golden twine to the top part of the panel as a string where the bauble is hanging. 
I glued the panel with the heat embossed bauble on a cardbase and added thin strip of glitter gold tape from New Day Card Kit on both sides of it. The front panel was then foam mounted. I added a golden bow to the bauble and one red flat back pearl to finish off the card. 

My second card is featuring two of the new die sets, Layered Floral Elements Die set and Fine Frames Cover die

To start off I created watercolor washed papers using Altenew Watercolor pan set. I then cut them with Layered Floral Elements Die set and assembled them together after the guide included in the package.

 I dry embossed a gray cardstock using  Fine Frames Cover die to add some texture on the background. On a cream cardbase I foam mounted the gray panel and arranged the floral cluster on it as shown in the picture. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Blooming Branches set. I finished off the card with some clear and iridescent sequins.

Next is a card in a simple design. I played with Playful Blooms stamp set. 

I stamped first the flower outlines from Playful Blooms set in Jet Black and clear heat embossed them to make the color pop. I repeated the process while masking when needed. I then stamped the solid stamps to fill the flowers. I used Pocketful of Sunshine and Warm and Cozy mini ink set for the yellow-orange flowers and Glacier Caves mini ink set for the blue ones.

After the stamping was done, I fussy cut the outlines of the bottom edge and foammounted the panel onto a navy cardbase. The sentiment from Playful Blooms was stamped in Jet Black and fussy cut. I added Glossy Accents on the sentiment for some dimension and shine.

The last card for today is a holiday card. The Layered Snowflake is so delicate and beautiful! I love it! 

To start off I stamped the Winter Cottage image in Sand Dunes mini ink from Coffee Break set on a watercolor cardstock. I colored it roughly using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers and Sand Dunes and Mocha mini inks. I used the Sea Breeze Brush Marker to color the sky and colored a mixed media paper panel in the same color to cut the snowflakes.

The mini sentiment is from Season's Greetings set. I stamped it in Jet Black directly on the colored panel. I mounted the panel flat on a bright blue cardbase and layered the snowflakes on it. I glued a rhinestone on the center of the snowflake and the card was done! 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Monday 10/15/18 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Tuesday 10/16/18.

-----WINNER (Edited to add)-----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments!!! 
The Winner of a a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 

Congratulations Dorthy!!! Please contact Altenew at by 10/30/2018 with the subject line "Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog".


Your next stop is amazingly talented Keeway Tsao's blog! Below is the complete blog hop list! 

TaeEun Yoo --You are here!
Vicky Papaioannou

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Wishing you all a happy hopping! 


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Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello and welcome back to my blog! 

Today is Seize the Birthday Thursday! And we have your favorite Toppings option for next fortnight :)! 


I've made a birthday card for a little girl who is living with two cute cats.

I started by making a cut file to cut the front panel with cut out 3. I cut it from a light blue sparkly cardstock with my Cricut. I glued a polka dot patterned paper on my white cardbase and foam mounted the front panel.

The cats are from Docrafts. I stamped them in Memento black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I used a picture of the cats as reference. The colored cats were fussy cut and foam mounted along with the sentiment strip onto the card.
The sentiment is from Party Fans set by The Ton. I white heat embossed it on a strip of purple cardstock. For more sparkle I added Like Magic sequins by Neat and Tangled.

That's it from me! Please hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration. My team mates and our surprise party guest Marianne have created some awesome projects for you!

Hope you liked my card and would play along with us!
Happy crafting!


Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Ton Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to The Ton’s Fall 2018 Release blog hop!  For this release, The Ton has debuted 11 new stamps and a new pop up floral die. There are free gifts with purchase promotions also! There’s also a little surprise for today since it is World Cardmaking Day. Head over to The Ton’s blog for more details. 

If you've arrived here from lovely Amy Tsuruta's blog, you are right on track. If you're lost on the way or want to start from the start please hop over to The Ton’s blog. 

I have three cards and five tags to share with you today. 
Because of the delay of the delivery, I used for some of my cards Effie's digital design instead of the stamp.

My first card is showcasing Amazing Gardenia. The large gardenia flower measures approximately 4 x 5.5 inches at its widest poinsts. I used here the digital image.

I arranged the floral image and the sentiment also from  Amazing Gardenia stamp set on computer and printed it on a neenah solar white cardstock. I colored the gardenia first using Copics (RV11,13, 17, 19, 69). The leaves were colored using Cool Gray Copic markers. 

I wanted to have a golden sentiment. As I had a printed sample I have foiled the sentiment in gold. I then cut the panel with a Double Stitched Rectangle die. I blended Hollywood Star on a corner and mounted the panel on a soft pink cardbase. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cosmic Mauve Couture Mix.

The second card was made with Gardenia Wishes stamp set. The image is actually very large, approximately 6.75 x 4inches at its widest points. I printed the image and the sentiment too small. Assuming my card is 7 x 5.5 inches, it shows the actual size of the image :).

I colored Gardenia Wishes using Copics too. I used BG01, 02, 05 and 09 for the big gardenia and for the small ones I used B00, 02, 05 and 06.

After I foiled the sentiment in gold I cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die. I blended Arctic Sky on a corner and mounted the panel on a light blue cardbase. The finishing touch was some Glass Slippers sequins.  

For next card I used Wonderland Print and Cardinal FriendsWonderland Print is a bundle of two 6x8 clear stamp sets. You can create the rectangle wreath in multiple stamping.

I stamped the wreath in Lemon Drop, Soft Garden and Crystal Pewter. To add some depth I stamped them again partially in Coraline Hybrid, Bright Fern and Smoky Quartz respectively. The sentiment is also from Wonderland Print. I silver heat embossed the sentiment, cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted the panel on a yellow cardbase. I narrowed the panel slightly to show the yellow base.

The yellow cardinal from Cardinal Friends was colored using yellow and warm gray Copics. I fussy cut the cardinal and the branch and foam mounted them onto the card. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Lemon Chiffon, Glass Slippers sequins and New Year Couture Mix.

Now to the tags :) ! Holiday Chic Tags and coordinating dies would be a great addition to your tag collection. The tag die cuts also pierced line on the edges. As I used cut files my tags don't have the pierced line. 

The poinsettia cluster on my first tag is Christmas Mini Cluster

I started by stamping the falling snow from  Holiday Chic Tags in gray ombre using Pewter Collection. The sentiment is from  Wonderland Print. I stamped it in Noir and clear heat embossed it. 
I gold heat embossed Christmas Mini Cluster and colored it with Color Burst. I cut it using the coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the tag.  

I used the diagonal stripes from  Holiday Chic Tags set to make the second card. It was stamped in Soft Garden. I then gold heat embossed the sentiment and the doodled Christmas tree on it. 

On this tag I stamped the falling snow pattern in Pewter Collection like the first tag. I added the red cardinal and the branch from Cardinal Friends onto it. The cardinal and the branch were colored using Copic markers. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Banners-Holiday Add On. I added a thin strip of Adhesive Foil paper gold under the sentiment and added the sentiment strip to the tag. 

The poinsettia on the next two tags were stamped using Wonderland Print set.

The solo poinsettias from Wonderland Print set were stamped in Lipstick Red and Soft Garden

Here I heat embossed the diagonal stripes in gold tinsel and stamped the sentiment from Banners-Holiday Add On repeatedly between the lines.

For this tag I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Chic Tags in Noir and clear heat embossed. The silver heat embossed line pattern is also from Holiday Chic Tags set. I covered the poinsettias with a coat of clear glitter and foam mounted them on the tags.


For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST. 


Your next stop is so very talented Amy Kolling's blog!

Below is the complete hop list.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope I could inspire you with my projects!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!