The Ton Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s Laura here and today I am sharing two projects in honor of the Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop from The Ton. The Spring 2016 Release is truly fabulous and I am sure that you will like the products as much as I do.

For my first card, I used the Love and a Dog stamp set from an earlier release combined with the brand new Doughnut Bar and Basic Labels sets.

doggyWords can’t explain how excited I was when I saw the new Doughnut Bar set back when Effie asked me to participate in the hop. It’s simply perfect. I stamped a fun and happy background with a bunch of the stamps using my favorite ink colors from The Ton. This card resembles my signature style perfectly. Pastel colors, a doggy, sequins and flowers.


I finished off this card by stamping a sentiment from the brand new Basic Labels set. I stamped it with black ink and I cut it out leaving a white edge around it. It looks really clean and it stands out against that donut background. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins here and there.

For my second card, I used the new and gorgeous Hello Hummingbird set. I combined it with my favorite stamp set from The Ton ever: the Fresh Cut Peonies set.

theton-fullFor this card I don’t have a video since I basically only did stamping. 🙂 I started out by stamping the peonies on a white card in lots of different ink pads. For the orange/coral flowers I used Peach Blossom, Coralline and Coral Cavern inks from The Ton. I particularly like these inks because they end up drying so smooth and they work really well for layering. For the pink peony I used the Peony ink bundle and finally for the purple-ish peony I used the Orchid bundle.

theton-closeupI used the Mini MISTI tool to stamp all of the flowers and the bird. It makes it really easy to line up the stamp exactly where you want it to be. After stamping all of the flowers, I stamped the hummingbird using the brand new Hello Hummingbird set. This stamp set is simply gorgeous. I love it so much! I used the Citrine Collection for the main part of the body. For the orange pieces, I used Peach Blossom and Coralline ink. Finally for the pink part I used Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink ink.

By the way, if you have trouble lining up these stamps, check out the product page of each layering stamp set. This makes the stamping a lot easier! I always grab the layering guide while I am stamping these kind of images.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment using the new Basic Labels stamp set and I adhered some coordinating sequins from The Ton. 🙂


There will be three $25 gift codes up for grabs! The winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all the blogs.  To qualify for this giveaway you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop. Comments must be left by Wednesday, April 13 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced shortly after. Good luck!


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This blog hop is filled with a bunch of inspiration! Your next stop on the hop is Vera Yates’ blog. Simply click HERE to check out her blog post. Here is a full list of participating hoppers:


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  1. Your cards are beautiful Laura. Hope you are well and college is going well.

  2. I love all your cards.. So sweet and pretty. Tfs

  3. Thanks for sharing! This blog hop is crazy awesome this morning. Great cards. Love the subtle colors on the first card and that hummingbird set is so amazing. Have a great weekend!

  4. super sweet, love the soft colors on your first card and all the details on your 2nd one!

  5. your hummingbird/tulip card is just beautiful!

  6. That kitty is darling. Love them both

  7. Lovely cards using gorgeous Spring/pastel colors.

  8. Very cute cards! Thank you for sharing.

  9. That donut card with puppy is super duper cute!! And the hummingbird and tulips are just perfect! Love your cards, Laura!

  10. Beautiful cards Laura! Thanks so much for the video showing us how to use the lil’ doughnuts. I love the colors you chose for that sweet little card. Your hummingbird card looks absolutely magical!! I love your work!!

  11. I am addicted to shakers and now to the Ton ! You are part blame! 😛

  12. Your kitty is precious, the tulips delicious!!!

  13. Beautiful carda Laura, and thank you for the video! I recently procured a few of The Ton products and I love them!

  14. Super cute cards!! Your kitty is Adorable!!

  15. Great new release and fun cards. Those inks look very pretty to me.

  16. Very nice cards, Laura! Love the kitty!

  17. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the hummingbird set! The little dog is super cute!

  18. Beautiful cards! The donut one is my favorite. I love the soft colors. Great job!

  19. Thanks for sharing. Such cute cards.

  20. Who doesn’t love a card with a dog. It’s so adorable. Thanks for sharing all of your cards.

  21. Beautiful cards. Love that puppy image. TFS

  22. Two fabulous cards, Laura! Love the sweetness of the first one, and your hummingbird is gorgeous! Thanks again for another great video…Have a fun weekend!

  23. That first card looks just like you…soft, pretty and clever. Like that dog a lot, especially with the wreath of flowers. The second card is beautiful in its simplicity. Love those peony buds.

  24. Wonderful cards, loving
    the first one though, too
    Carla from Utah

  25. Your hummingbird cards is beautiful!!! My favorite!!

  26. Wonderful cards and so glad to have you and our video’s back.

  27. Great cards. Love the hummingbird and the soft colors.

  28. love your pastel donuts and the bird with dimension! just so pretty!

  29. Great cards Laura. I especially love the donuts.

  30. Terrific cards – love the pastel colors of your donuts card.

  31. Delightful cards! Love the donuts and the kitty with your pretty, soft colors! And the tulips and hummingbird are beautiful! Lovely colors!

  32. Both are such colorful, happy cards!

  33. Pretty petals and halo of sequins around each card:))

  34. As always, your cards are so pretty! Loving everything in this release!

  35. The donut card is so cute, and i love the added pup as well

  36. These are so soft and beautiful!

  37. SUPER CUTE and BEAUTIFUL cards Laura!!!
    LOVE your hummingbird and tulips, ADORE your SWEET pooch with her floral headband, surrounded by the tasty donuts too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION 🙂
    PS – WELL DONE with your card surgery … I confess it happens a lot on my craft mat and as you say, nobody will ever know

  38. These are both too cute! I love your choice of colors for the hummingbird.

  39. Very sweet card! I love the placement of the donuts on the first, wonderful stamping! and gorgeous tulips!

  40. So cute. I hadn’t noticed the cute kitty stamp before. I love how the kitty is looking up. You showed off the stamp very well.

  41. Laura, your cards both are quite spring like and full of color! Love the card with the donuts and the doggy the best! 🙂

  42. Love, love, love that hummingbird & your card is fantastic! The donuts card is so cute. Donuts & a dog! What more could we ask for??

  43. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  44. Your cards are so beautiful Laura and I love how you used the doughnuts with the soft, pastel colours. Just gorgeous!!

  45. What a cute kitty stamp. Thanks for the stunning cards.

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