Hey friends! It’s Laura here and I am thrilled to be back with two cards and one video in honor of the Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop from The Ton. It’s so nice that this celebration happens to be planned  today because I just finished my exams and that means my Summer Break has officially kicked off! Effie – the owner of The Ton couldn’t have picked a better date to organise this blog hop. Ha! 🙂

Here is a full list of all the hoppers who are participating in this blog hop!

In today’s blog post I will be sharing one card with a video and an extra card without a video. For my first project, I used the brand new Sundae Bar stamp set. I mixed some ink colors together to create a soft ice cream background that matches my signature style.

I wanted to keep the design clean and simple by creating a background with the Sundae Bar stamp set. I paired up a couple of inks from The Ton. What I like about this stamp set is that these sundaes and popsicles are so easy to customize with the sprinkles stamps.

theton-summerhop-fullAfter finishing my background, I die cut a circle to create a sequin shaker. As usual, I created a pocket with the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and I filled it up with a mix of sequins from The Ton. I spent quite a long time on mixing and matching sequins. I picked out colors that matched with the inks.

closeupEvery time I make a card for a blog hop for The Ton, I reach out to the Love and a Dog stamp set. It’s one of my favorite stamp sets. And every time I use that dog, I color him with a Copic N0 marker and there Colorless Blender. And every time I color that dog, I have to add the flower crown. Ha! 🙂 I just can’t resist it. I simply can’t use the dog without giving it a flower headband. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins and I added a bit of Glossy Accents here and there.

card2For my second card, I used the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. A while ago, I asked Effie if she could design a flamingo layering stamp set and voila! She has outdone herself. It’s one of the most beautiful layering stamp sets I have ever seen and I was beyond excited to add it to my collection.

closeup2I really wanted to highlight the flamingo on this card so I stamped a few hearts behind it. Did you notice that the colors match the patterned paper perfectly? 😉 Don’t ask me how long I spent on finding the perfect combo. After all of the stamping and building my card up, I had to stamp a sentiment. I thought an all-pink sentiment would be too bright. So instead I stamped part of the sentiment in black and I heat embossed the other part of it with Florida Sunset embossing powder from WOW.


Since this is a blog hop to celebrate the June 2016 Release from The Ton, I have a great giveaway to share with you! Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. Comments must be left by Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced shortly after. Good luck! 🙂


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Like I mentioned before, this is a fun blog hop filled with lots of inspiration and giveaways. Your next stop on the hop is Mayline Jung. A full list of hoppers can be found at the beginning of my post. Happy hopping!


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  1. I love this shaker card!!! Love the background you created, love the cat, love the color….love it all!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  2. Lovely! I especially love the hearts floating behind the flamingo and the fab sentiment!

  3. Big fan of shaker cards. Yummy colors.

  4. Beautiful cards! Love how the colours match so perfectly! Time well spent 🙂

  5. Absolutely adorable cards! really love them!

  6. Love your cute style and these pretty colors!

  7. Laura, I love looking at your designs. They are so creative. These cards are fun and colorful.

  8. I love your cards! They are tons of fun! Everything about them makes me smile 🙂

  9. Lovely! I especially love the hearts floating behind the flamingo and the fab sentiment!

  10. Love your cards,
    so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  11. Absolutely LOVE both of your so pretty cards! Love the color palette – so feminine.

  12. So good to see your work again. What darling cards you’ve made. Love the shaker…looks like Ginni. The backgrounds on both cards are so pretty and soft. Terrific video.

  13. Gorgeous cards. Tfs and the chance to win.

  14. Wow – fun! Love your happy cards with all the pinks.

  15. These are so wonderful. I love that shaker. Thanks for the inspiration

  16. Sweet Sundae bar shaker!! hope you are having a GREAT summer Laura!

  17. Your cards are just precious. Love the bright colors! That cute little dog on the shaker card is too precious for words. TON has outdone themselves again!

  18. Very lovely cards love your colors

  19. Your cards are always so adorable and beautiful colors used. Welcome back. Love your videos.

  20. I like both of your cards, but you are right about the flamingo, it looks like a great layering stamp. Thank you for your fun inspiration for the blog hop!

  21. Fun cards! Very pretty colors, and I really love those ice cream cones and the flamingo!

  22. Love your cards and the beautiful colours that you used!

  23. Both of your cards are wonderful!! Great blog hop!

  24. Your “time to celebrate” is such an incredibly girly card and perfect for friends who are fur-Mommies!

  25. These Happy cards make me smile! These playful stamp sets and colors work so well together. Cute and beautiful Blog Hop!

  26. YAY!! School’s out for Summer!!! Have a great summer Laura, and I bet you’re glad your exams are over (for now anyway)! Two very lovely cards, with gorgeous colors and designs – LOVE!!!!

  27. Great cards and I love the backgrounds. so pretty and fun!

  28. These cards are so sweet! The color combination and the fun way you used the ice cream stamps. LOVE!!!

  29. Love your cards I enjoy watching your tutorial they are so helpful to me. Keep it up

  30. Fabulous cards! Love the bright and cheerful colors and design!

  31. I love that dog stamp also! It’s so pretty with the background stamped in the pastel colors and the shaker was a bonus! I agree, that flamingo is absolutely amazing. You did a great job with the colors and it looks wonderful!

  32. Fabulous! When I try to make a busy background it ends up looking like a hot mess. Your background looks like sherbet colored patterned paper. Awesome!

  33. CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your exams and wishing you HAPPY Holidays Laura 🙂

    FUN & FABULOUS cards, you always inspire me with your pretty stamping and designs!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video, I always enjoy watching as you create!!! I’m even MORE EXCITED today, as my Mini MISTI has arrived, so now I can put ALL the clever tips you have been sharing in your videos in to practice 🙂

  34. These are really cute. Love the shaker!!

  35. Such fun, festive card! Love the stamping on the background and the shaker on that first one, perfect!

  36. Hi Laura ~ So glad your exams are finally done with for the summer! Enjoy your break (and I know this means more card videos for us to watch!!). Your cards are always fun (love the shaker & the video) and I really do appreciate how your designer paper matches the inks you used on your flamingo card! Haha Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to seeing more from you soon!! ~HUGS~

  37. Welcome back to,blog,land have a wonderful,break from school. Beautiful,vards

  38. What happy cards with the cheerful colors you chose ink-wise and sequin-wise. Thank you for sharing your video with us – I appreciate the time you took in making it! I learned some cool tips from it that I can’t wait to apply when I make a shaker card next and heat emboss a black sentiment.

  39. Your color combinations and choice is amazing. Love your cards.

  40. Absolutely fun and adorable cards! Love the shaker cat card!! Thank you!

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