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Monday, April 4, 2016

The Ton Stamps Spring Release- Day 1


Hello, friends! Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Well, there definitely is reason to be happy on this particular Monday, because it's the first day of the The Ton Stamps's Spring Release! We have over TWENTY new stamp sets for you to drool over, as well as daily giveaways of $15 gift certificates, not to mention a fantastic blog hop with phenomenal guest designers! Today, we're showcasing five new sets for you: Hello Hummingbird, Fresh Cut Tulips, Basic Sentiments, Family Labels, and Basic Labels

Let's get started with the gorgeous goodies we're showcasing today. First stop: Hello Hummingbird. This set is SO gorgeous, easy to line up, and VERY unique. Definitely a must-have if you or your family are bird lovers! My first card is a shaker card that uses some old sets and the new Hello Hummingbird set. I first die cut the Geometric Lattice Coverplate from shimmery white card stock and glued it to a piece of vellum. I die cut a stitched square frame using the Double Stitched Square Dies, then used the larger of the two dies to cut the lattice/vellum to create my backer for the shaker. I next stamped the roses from Fresh Cut Roses using the Ruby Collection and the Crystal Garden Collection, then fussy cut them. Next came the super fun part: watching that gorgeous hummingbird come to life. I stamped the birdie using the Sky Blue Collection, Ruby Collection, and Amethyst Collection. It was so fun to add the layers and just watch it almost flutter off the page... SO realistic! I fussy cut the bird, then stamped my sentiment (from It's Cray Cray) on a flagged strip of white card stock. After that, it was just a matter of assembling my shaker and filling it up with Gilding (I used Light PlumLight AmethystMidnight Blue, and Light Blue Topaz sequins). I love this one! The color combinations for this bird are endless, and luckily, hummingbirds come in a gazillion colors in real life! 


Now, since we were just talking about how gorgeous the hummingbird is in those gazillion color combinations, I thought I would do a complete 180* and show how beautiful just the bottom layer is when used as a silhouette. I simply heat embossed the bottom layer of each section of the bird from Hello Hummingbird using Versafine and clear embossing powder onto an A2 panel of white card stock, then followed up with that precious sentiment from the Hello Hummingbird set (I want to make this my new motto. Love it.) using the same technique. I then ink blended a halo around the bird using the Minted Color Collection. The only other thing to be added was a few Smoked Emerald sequins


Next up: Fresh Cut Tulips and Basic Sentiments. I just adore these tulips. Nothing says spring to me quite as loudly as seeing all of the tulips popping up everywhere, and they have FINALLY started appearing in our neighborhood. I stamped the tulips using the Peony Collection, Amethyst Collection, and Crystal Garden Collection, then fussy cut them. I clear embossed the vase (included with the Fresh Cut Tulips stamps!) onto a piece of vellum and fussy cut it to make it look like a frosted glass vase. Then it was time for the sentiment. Fresh Cut Tulips has a beautifully written "mom" sentiment included, and I decided to combine it with the previously released "fabulous" die and a label from the new Basic Sentiments set. For the fabulous die cut, I laid down some silver foil tape onto a strip of card stock, then die cut the word. Nice and shiny. The sentiment was stamped in the darkest purple shade of the Amethyst Trio. Finally, I added some beautiful sequins- Light Amethyst, Light Plum, and Smoked Amethyst.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY. Effie is giving away four $15 gift codes to The Ton Stamps store! In order to qualify, leave a comment on The Ton Stamps Blog. To increase your chances of winning, leave comments on the Design Team Members' blogs! All of the new products showcased today and the rest of the week will be available for purchase on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7 am EST. 

Well, that's all for me today! Check out what the rest of the team has to share with you over on The Ton Stamps Blog! Have a great day, and we'll see you back here tomorrow! 


71 comments:

  1. These tulips are just gorgeous! What a lovely Mother's Day card!

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  2. Beautiful cards, I do love me some hummingbirds...but the tulips are so pretty too!!

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  3. I am a flower lover and The Ton has gorgeous flowers. Your Ton cards are really magnificent all the time. These new tulips are a new favorite. Your bouquet is just beautiful.

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  4. Love the colors you've chosen and great cards!

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  5. Everything is so lovely! Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  6. Pretty cards! Love the colors of each. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Really Beautiful cards!! Love the tulips!!

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  8. Love all these stamps. It's going to be hard to pick only a few!

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  9. Gorgeous cards ! I love how you used the hummingbird stamps in such different ways ! Thanks for sharing, happy to have discovered your blog today !

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  10. Gorgeous cards ! I love how you used the hummingbird stamps in such different ways ! Thanks for sharing, happy to have discovered your blog today !

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  11. Gorgeous cards! Love your beautiful tulips!

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  12. All your are cool and stunning. Great backgrounds colors in all of the three cards with perfect stamps.

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  13. Hi Emily!! Gorgeous...you are fabulous Mom!!! Just love!! =)

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  14. Oh my...Love all the cards you've created but the silhouette card is extraordinary. Probably because it's CAS although, I'm sure, it wasn't easy to get it to look so perfect.

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  15. Amazing cards! Love the first one with the trellis effect behind that lovely hummingbird! Awesome new sets!

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  16. I love these fabulous new sets and the gorgeous cards you made with them! The hummingbird is my fav!!

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  17. Beautiful cards and
    these stamp sets are
    awesome!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Your cards are so pretty! I agree that the hummingbird is gorgeous in any color combo. I would love to have that stamp set! And those tulips make for the perfect Mother's Day card :)

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  19. Wow!!! All of your cards are stunning and the humming bird silhouette is just incredible!

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  20. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the colors!

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  21. So pretty! Love the vibrant version of the bird!

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  22. So pretty! Love the vibrant version of the bird!

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  23. Amazing cards! Your vellum accents are amazing & how i love the embossed hummingbird silhouette- simply gorgeous! i too love the Mother's Day card :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards, love the vibrant hummingbirds and tulips!

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  25. Hummingbird in black us so striking.

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  26. Lovely cards. I love the color of the blue hummingbird one.

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  27. Beautiful cards! The card with blue background with the silhouette bird is a stunner

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  28. This is so pretty! Love the bird and beautiful backgrounds.

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  29. Gorgeous cards! Love that awesome hummingbird. Nice to see it's still beautiful even without all the colors. The frosted vase on the tulip card is a clever & lovely touch.

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  30. Gorgeous cards! Love that awesome hummingbird. Nice to see it's still beautiful even without all the colors. The frosted vase on the tulip card is a clever & lovely touch.

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  31. I love that gorgeous hummingbird! Really striking contrast and beauty!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  32. Beautiful card designs with these new stamps--love the hummingbird.

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  33. Beautiful cards. Love the first one with the hummingbird and great background.

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  35. The colors on your cards are really nice! I love the tulip stamps set!

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  36. The colors on your cards are really nice! I love the tulip stamps set!

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  37. Girl after my own heart with all the stunning blues and that hummingbird is just priceless. I'm buying the lattice die!

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  38. Girl after my own heart with all the stunning blues and that hummingbird is just priceless. I'm buying the lattice die!

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  39. Gorgeous cards with various styles! Love them all!

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  40. each are lovely but I never thought to use a layered stamp as a silhouette--nice!

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  41. I just love your card design and color choices. Every card is beautiful!

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  42. Pretty card. With all the steps you can stamp any species hummingbird. Love it.

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  43. Fantastic projects. I love the black bird on the blue background. TFS

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  44. Such lovely cards!! My favorite is the second one with the black hummingbird on blue background!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  45. So very pretty! I love the blue card and the hummingbird in black!

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  46. BEAUTIFUL cards Emily!!!
    LOVE your vase of GORGEOUS tulips, LOVE your DELICATE hummingbirds too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  47. Layering stamps are my absolute fave, and these are stunning!

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  48. Wow!!!! Great cards!!!! I love tulips!!!!

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  49. Tulips my favorite flower. Your card is so gorgeous! I love this tulips stamps

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  50. love the mother's day tulips - such a wonderful card!

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  51. Love your hummingbirds - such a great release.

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  52. Beautiful cards - I love the vellum shaker and the tulips!

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  53. That hummingbird looks amazing in all black!!!

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  54. the cards are great but I love that hummingbird
    in the black. The white halo around him really makes
    him pop. Beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  55. Both cards are stunning, love your color combos on the tulips

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  56. A lovely selection, I really like the bird one!

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