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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ton Anniversary 2017 Blog Hop


Goooood morning and happy Friday! Today is The Ton's Anniversary Blog Hop... and we have a lineup up some exceptionally talented crafters to give you even more inspiration using The Ton's new release goodies. You should have arrived here from Janette's blog and your next stop is Laurel's blog

For The Ton's 2017 Anniversary, Effie has released 26 new stamp designs and 7 new couture mixes! There are several exclusive* gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one GWP (Gift With Purchase) package per customer.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).

*You may be able to find these GWPs at your international retailer. These GWP items will NOT be available at any other U.S. retailer.

Note: Effie is holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, April 12. We hope you understand!

Now, for my projects today. My first project was inspired by my love of macarons. I've been slightly obsessed with these little French cookies since I had them at a party a few years ago. A friend of ours has a friend who lived in France and learned to make them, and they're absolutely scrumptious fresh. None of the stores in my little rural town sell these confections, so I have to make do with photos and, now, stamps of them. I'm so excited to have both the outlines and the layered versions to play with in the new Macarons set. 


Since I can't get my own box of fresh macarons, I decided to make my own (shaker) box of macarons! I started by stamping a macaron outline on a piece of masking paper. Using the fussy cut mask, I stamped two rows of macarons using waterproof ink onto some watercolor paper, then colored them using my Zig markers and a wet paintbrush. (One of my most favorite things about macarons: they can come in basically any color! The color coordinating party planner in me looooves that.) I stamped the greeting, also from Macarons, in Versafine ink, then clear heat embossed it to really make the sentiment pop on the colorful background. 


I die cut a stitched frame using the Stitched Rectangles dies and some pale mint card stock, then added some baker's twine on two corners to make it look like a bakery box. :)  I filled my shaker with the new Winter Thaw Couture mix. Does it look like a box of macarons to you?? 


My last card for today features the gorgeous poppy bouquet from Thoughtful Poppies and the pretty Poppy Garden background stamp. I started by stamping the lovely bouquet of poppies using Caviar ink onto some white colored pencil paper, then colored it using my Prismacolor colored pencils and a blender pencil. I fussy cut the entire bouquet out (which did not take as long as you would think!) then set it aside to work on my background. 


For the black background, I stamped the beautiful Poppy Garden background stamp onto some black cardstock using Versamark and clear embossing powder. I wanted something super subtle that wouldn't detract from my painstakingly-colored poppy bouquet, but I needed a little texture for the black backdrop. The clear embossing powder creates just enough interest. I trimmed the black panel down just a tad, so that the red card base could peek around the edges. I popped up the poppy bouquet with dimensional adhesive and then added a Congratulations word die cut in white. All done! 

A few reminders:

The Ton is launching it's own challenge blog! The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Be sure to link up your project to be eligible for a fabulous prize from The Ton!

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $50 gift certificate! So there are four $50 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.One stamp set of choice for 7 commenters from each of the Design Team member blogs during Release Week (Days 1-4).
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

Well, that's it for me! I hope you've enjoyed all of the projects I've displayed for you this week. I surely enjoyed creating them! These new products are so very much fun! Your next stop on the hop is the fantastic Laurel Beard. Enjoy the rest of the hop! :)

130 comments:

  1. Your shaker macaron box is divine and your poppy card is just STUNNING, Emily!

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  2. Gorgeous cards!! Love the macarons :) so cute and the poppies look so beautiful. The black and red combo is superb. thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preety

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  3. Lovin' your cards and how clever is that awesome macaron card?! LOVE.

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  4. Love how you made the macarons look like they are in a box. So creative!

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  5. The poppies with a black background.....wow!

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  6. LOVELOVELOVE the green and blue macaroons! The colors make the card serene and refreshing! The Poppy card is also quite stunning! TFS!

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  7. I love the calorie free box of cookies & the background on the second card is stunning.

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  8. you make those poppies pop!! gorgeous!

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  9. I adore your macaroon card! It's so much fun and it's a mix of my favorite colors :)

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  10. Wow!!! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

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  11. Love the shaker card and those poppy stamps are blowing my mind. They are SO gorgeous!!

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  12. Love your macaron shaker card! i especially love the soft color tones.

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  13. Stunning and shimmering poppy card!

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  14. What pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. The macaroons look delicious and would decorate a Passover table with pride. Love the subtle background of your poppy card!

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  16. I really love the black poppy background! Stunning!

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  17. Watched a cooking show last night and they
    made macarons. Love the colors of yours
    better. The poppies are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. AMazing Poppies! the coloring of the macarons is so beautiful.

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  19. Great cards. Love the blue macaroons and the poppy card is gorgeous especially with the black embossed background. Great job.

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  20. Beautiful floral card and I like the colors of the macarons on your shaker.

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  21. Such a fun shaker card using the macaroons! Your poppy card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  22. Amazing coloring and design, Emily! Wow! 😍👍

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  23. Scrumptious macarons and beautiful poppies! Gorgeous cards!

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  24. Awesome projects. I love the colors you chose for the macaroons.

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  25. Your birthday card is very pretty, but your congrats card is astounding!!
    I am blown away with the black background and clear embossing with the colorful poppies on top. Great artistry!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. those maccaroons look like i should eat them right now! , the black behind the red poppies makes them pop and makes for one dramatic card, gorgeous

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  27. I love the black and red 💕
    Regards
    Cheryl Espie

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  28. Great shaker card,love the colours. I adore the poppy card,really pops.

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  29. Gorgeous cards, love the macaron shaker card and the poppy background for the poppy bouquet, so elegant. Awesome coloring on both cards!

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  30. I simply adore your box of macaroons! How clever!

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  31. Love your poppies. Beautifully colored.

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  32. That shaker card is just awesome!

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  33. Yay, your cards are awesome! Love those macarons and the poppies on that black background, YES!

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  34. I never would have thought to use the stamp that way -- it's genius!

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  35. Your shaker bakery box is absolutely fabulous, great coloring and wonderful sentiment! And the poppies on black are stunning!

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  36. Your shaker bakery box is absolutely fabulous, great coloring and wonderful sentiment! And the poppies on black are stunning!

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  37. Beautiful cards! I just love the macarons and the florals on the second are just gorgeous!

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  38. Love. This. Shaker box, love the idea

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  39. Oh, wow!! These are gorgeous!! AND that shaker box of macaroons is soooo awesome!! Love it!

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  40. Now I want to eat macaroons! GORGEOUS!

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  41. Like both cards. The shaker card is fun. The poppy card is stunning. Great work

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  42. Love the deep red flowers against the black!

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  43. I love your box of macarons and the red poppies on black is just gorgeous!

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  44. Both cards are great!! The shaker is such a fun idea!!

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  45. I love the black on black on the poppy card.

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  46. Macaroons...yum! The shaker birthday card is fun!

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  47. Gorgeous cards. Love the shaker macaron box.

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  48. Macaruns stamp is perfect for a cooking card. Love it

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  49. Love both of your cards Emily and the Poppy card is simply gorgeous.

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  50. The poppy card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  51. I feel like I always repeat myself when commenting on your blog -- your cards are gorgeous in design, layout, coloring, embellishment. You are a master card maker. TFS!

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  52. Quite simply said the most stunning stamps and projects. Thank you for the inspiration

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  53. Love, love, love your creations.

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  54. Awesome cards! Love the black background on the poppy card!

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  55. Twins and you find time to craft! You go girl! My twins are 15 yo now and love crafting. Congrats to you and The Ton!

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  56. I love the drama of the black and red on the poppy card!

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  57. That clear on black background for those gorgeous poppies is stunning!!

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  58. Stunning cards, Emily. Beautiful colored!

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  59. Your box of macarons is brilliant! What a great idea for a card. Love it.

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  60. Fabulous cards! Love the bold black and white floral. And how clever to create a box of macarons!

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  61. Both cards are stunning, my favorite is the poppies.

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  62. Beautiful cards!!! I adore your box of macarons!! The coloring is so pretty and I love the unique idea to make them a box of treats!!! Just amazing 😊 Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  63. Poppies and macarons... So cute! Great job, Emily!

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  64. Love your shaker macaroon card! It's so fun!! Your flower card is stunning!

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  65. Awesome cards! The shaker is gorgeous and the second one is sooo elegant!!

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  66. I absolutely the way you used the macaroons to create a baker's box, and a shaker card! It's so lovely. And the way you used the background stamp as a backdrop for those gorgeous peonies is ingenious! Thank you for sharing :)

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  67. I LOVE your macaroon shaker card! Both cards are gorgeous!

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  68. Beautiful cards! Love how you did the embossed background.
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  69. I love your macaron shaker box! Both cards are soooo beautiful.

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  70. Your box of macaroons is super adorable and your Poppy card is so beautiful!

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  71. Your top card is perfect! I agree with it completely! Thank you for sharing this great inspiration!

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  72. Awesome cards. Love the colour combination in your macaroon shaker box - delicious! Gorgeous colouring on your poppies they really pop against the black background. I really like the subtle embossed background too - very elegant.

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  73. Love the color combo on your macarons. I usually see pastels so this is a nice break from the typical. SO pretty.

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  74. Fun cards, especially the pretty pastel green and blue macaroons.

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  75. Wow!!! I absolutely love your poppy card. So pretty.

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  76. I love your awesome box of macarons but the poppies stole my heart. They are simply gorgeous!

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  77. I love your shaker macaron box card!! Adorable! And your poppy is gorgeous against the black! Both are gorgeous!

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  78. Emily, your cards are totally awesome! The macaroon card is so yummy :-)

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  79. Both of your cards are so pretty, Emily. Love the colors of the macaroons, and the poppies are gorgeous against the black embossed background. Great fussy cutting too!

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  80. Love the cards but the macaron shaker with that delightful color combo is awesome!

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  81. I like the tone on tone black background behind your poppies. Subtle yet elegant. Your cards are wonderful.

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  82. First card love the soft color on there
    and the second one love the black against the poppies
    woooww adorable cards

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  83. your shaker card looks like a real macaroon box!

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  84. Your colored pencil work is so inspiring! I'd love to see a video of your technique, as I'm still kind of a Prisma newbie. There aren't enough cardmakers who make videos showcasing their colored pencil skills with tutorials.

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  85. Beautiful cards!! Love the macaroons shaker card!! The tone on tone background looks very beautiful in the poppies card!

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  86. I love the first card with the macaroons. Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  87. I LOVE macarons! Your card is just gorgeous!

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  88. Cute macaroon card! Your poppy card is just perfect!

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  89. Your poppy card is stunning, I love the dark background with the tone on tone clear embossed poppies, it looks amazing with your beautifully coloured red poppies! Your first card with the macaroons is so fun, love the colours and that you made it a shaker card.

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  90. Beautiful cards, very pretty. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

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  91. These are the colors of your macaroons! Yum! Wonderful work!

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  92. Beautiful cards Emily, love the macaroons, thanks for sharing

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  93. I really like how your macaron card looks like a box fresh from the patisserie en Paris. Mouthwatering.
    Your poppies are so striking. the bright red flowers against that fabulous embossed black background, love it!

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  94. Oh Emily....the box of macarons look too pretty to eat and the florals are just so, so gorgeous!!!

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  95. Your macaron box shaker card is fabulous and your poppy card is just beautiful! I love the black background you created for it. It's just perfect for showcasin the poppies!

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  96. The black card is absolutely gorgeous. Maybe someday I.........

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  97. I love the poppies in this release! Your card is awesome!!! I love the shaker card too! (Can you believe I've never had a macaroon?!)

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  98. Gorgeous cards! The macaroons do look like they are in a box & the poppy card is stunning!

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  99. I have never had a macaron, but all of these cards make me want to hunt some down!! Both of your cards are beautiful!

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  100. Wow.. such a clever idea of macaroon shaker box.. super loved it..loved the gorgeous poppy card too.. Thank you for the inspiration

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  101. Oh my gosh, I love the box of macaroons. It is such a great idea, I like it almost as much as a real box of macaroons. And I love macaroons;)

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