Friday, November 8, 2019

The Ton November Release Day 2

** For Caring Hearts Card Drive post please scroll down or click HERE **

Hi peeps! Welcome to day 2 of The Ton November release. I hope you enjoy the many beautiful projects from day 1 release. Today we continue with more sneak peeks and from my end, I am showcasing the pretty Coming Up Morning Glories & Morning Glory Greetings.

I started by heat embossing the Coming Up Morning Glories with gold embossing powder on a purple cardstock panel. Trim and adhere the panel to the card base. I know it barely show on the screen, but I actually added some shadows around the center of the flowers with purple ink. Since it didn't show up so well, I decided to layer the card by adding the flower from Morning Glory Greetings. Colored the flower with Copic and adhere to the cardbase with foam adhesive. Finishd by stamping the sentiment.

And, we are giving away a stamp set for days 1 and 2 for our November Release. The two winners will receive a stamp set of choice from this new release (excluding bundles). To enter this giveaway, leave a comment here and also on each team member's blogs. Winners will be announced on The Ton blog on November 14.

The team has created some fabulous projects for this release, please check out their blog for more sneak peeks and inspiration Thank you all for stopping by here and join us this weekend for our Instagram hop.

The Ton Stamps Blog
Tae Eun

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Ton November Release Day 1

** For Caring Hearts Card Drive post please scroll down **

Hi all and welcome to The Ton November release. I am super excited for this release since it include a couple sets that's featuring my favorite bird, the chickadees!! 

The moment I saw the line up for this release, I knew immediately that I will be showcasing the gorgeous Winter Chickadee set. I am not sure what is it about chickadees, but for me personally they bring the feeling of comfort and warmth.

For this card I started by die-cutting the chickadee and the branch using the matching Winter Chickadee SVG file and then stamped the layered image on them. Put aside and I trim the panel at an angle and inked it up for subtle shadow background.

I cut a couple patterned paper to layer under the panel. Before adhering them and the panel to the  card base, I also partially die cut some leaves from 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate dies. I didn't die cut the whole thing since I only want to use some of the leaves. This is a great way to get more use of your existing dies.

Arrange everything and adhere them to the card base. Then I glued down the branch and the bird. Finish by stamping the sentiment.

I just love, love, love this set. Ever since I started card making, I always have a weakness to bird stamps. And, I have to say, I think this set is one of the prettiest bird set out there. 

We can't have new release without a giveaway, right? We'll be picking one winner from blog comments for each debut day to win a stamp of choice (excluding bundles) from our new November Release. Simply leaves a comment here and also on my teammates blog. The team has created some amazing projects for this release. Please check out their blog below for more inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by here. See you tomorrow for day 2 of the release.

The Ton Stamps Blog
Tae Eun
Vera <-- you are here

Friday, October 4, 2019

2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 10th Annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. WOW!! I can't believe we're hitting our 10th year mark.

When I started this card drive, I honestly thought it'd be for that year only as I wasn't sure whether I will even have people participating. I was super green and thankful to have Jennifer McGuire's guidance on running a card drive. Your support made this possible for me to keep continue and I am grateful. Many of the places that's been receiving our cards said that receiving the cards is something they're looking forward to every Christmas.

The purpose of our card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone.

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly living in nursing homes may feel extra lonely or miss their families. We can bring a smile to their faces and brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making. A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone is still thinking of them. We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing that our creations can bring a smile to others, right?

Our team of helpful volunteers are all ready to assist us in delivering the cards to selected nursing homes.

  • This card drive will be run from October 4 to November 8, 2019. We need to receive your cards by November 8, 2019. UPDATE: We're extending the card drive to Nov. 15, 2019
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes only.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (can be stamped or hand written).
  • Sign your name and where you are from inside the card.
  • Include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently. 
  • Please don't use any pins or loose glitter (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional, but if you'd like to include $3 or $5 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves & postage prices have increased. Last year we struggle to cover the postage cost, so any donation toward shipping would help us tremendously.

For US, you can mail the cards to:
  • Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007 (Note: if you're in Houston and would like to drop off the cards directly please email me at: wirianta at
  • Cindy Groh, 111 10 Mile Rd NW Sparta, MI 49345 

For Australia:
  • Deb McCleary, CHCD, PO Box 54, Watsonia, VIC, 3087 Australia

For Canada:
  • Caroline Bredeson, 11 Ave. des Oblats, Unit 112, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5V8, Canada
  • Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada 

In each package, PLEASE include THIS 2019 SUBMISSION FORM. This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.

The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email me the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. The number of nursing homes we support are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 5 collecting addresses above.

SugarPea Designs has created a special Caring Hearts set called Christmas Cheers just for this card drive. It's super cute and I am so honored and humble that they did this. I just love the bears and the owls on this set. Below you could see the set.

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. :)

I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.

Altenew - Two $50 GC

Avery Elle -  Two $50 GC

Bossy Joscie - Free Return Address Stamp

Concord & 9th - Two $25 GC

Hero Arts - $25 GC

Honey Bee Stamps - Two $50 GC

Jane's Doodle - $50 GC

Jennifer McGuire Ink - $200 prize pkg

Kat Scrappiness - $25 GC

Lawn Fawn - Two $50 GC

Miss Ink Stamp - $25 GC

Neat & Tangled $25 GC

Online Card Classes - Ten classes (10 winners)

Pink & Main - $25 GC

Organize More - $75 GC

Paper Smooches - $25 GC

Picket Fence Studios - Two 50 GC

Pink & Main - $25 GC

Pretty Pink Posh - Two $25 GC

Reverse Confetti - $25 GC

Right At Home - $20 GC

Simon Says Stamp - $50 GC

Taylored Expressions - Four $25 GC

The Ton Stamps - Stamp set of choice

Waffle Flower $100 GC

Whimsy Stamps - Three $25 GC

I will update the prize list as I get more. :) Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 5

This is it peeps. Welcome to day 5 also known as release day for SugarPea Designs Sweet Peeks week. Last but not least, we're introducing SugarCut Die - Floral Pocket Tag and Christmas Characters.

Now, you know how I feel about flowers, right? I loveee flowers. So, needless to say for today's card I am showcasing SugarCut Die - Floral Pocket Tag.

I started by die-cutting all the flower elements out of white cardstock and then colored all of them. Now, come to think of it, if I follow the season, I should have colored them in fall theme. But, that's not how my mind works. What color combo I used really depends on my mood when I created, so spring color it is. ;)

Then I die cut the pocket tag. Using the same dies, I do partial cut, so I can get a tag matching the pocket and just trim the sides a teeny weeny bit, so the tag can slide in and out the pocket easily. You can guess what  make this card super fun in my book? Um, yeah, you can pull out the tag and use it as book mark. At least, that's what came up to my mind what to do with the pretty tag.

 I created the background using Geo Snowflake Stencil.

Want a chance to win today's giveaway? Swing by SugarPea Blog and leave a comment there. Then check out what the team has created by visiting their blog and leave comment along the way. Easy peasy, right?

I hope you enjoy our sneak peeks throughout this week and I sure hope you're as excited as I do over this month amazing releases. Have a blessed Friday all.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 4

We're getting there peeps. We're mid way to SugarPea Design release day. For today we are introducing Sweet As Pie, Cutie Pie, Leaf Cover Plate (please note all links will go live on release day)

When I saw the Leaf Cover Plate, it was love at first sight. I just love the detailed cut out of the leaves.

I colored the panel with various distress oxide ink pads before I run it through my Cuttlebug (what??? Yes, I still have the oldie but goodie manual die cut machine). Then adhere it to the card base. Next, I stamped, colored an die cut the cute bear from Hey Winter set that we introduced the day before. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum and punch it out before adding it to the card.

Now, giveaway time. How would you like to win Sweet As Pie set? Simply leave a comment on SugarPea blog. And, for extra entries, check out the DT blogs and leave comment along the way. Thank you all for stopping by here. One more day to release day!!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 3

Woohoo.... We're mid way to SugarPea Designs holiday release day. Today we are introducing Christmas Car, Joy Word With Shadow, Merry Word With Shadow, and Oh So Jolly Sentiments.

The Christmas car die is just so cute & really this whole card comes together pretty quick. Diecutting the car from colored cardstock definitely save time from having to color it. :)

Using Falling Snow Stencil, I stenciled the background and then simply adhere the car, add shadow to the Christmas tree and attached it with foam adhesive to make it pop a bit. Finished by stamping the sentiment from Oh So Jolly Sentiments and add a strip of patterned paper on the bottom. Quick & simple. This is definitely one of those card that you could for for mass production.

Want to join today's giveaway? Please make sure you swing by SugarPea Blog and leave a comment there. Then for additional entries, check out what the team has created and also leave comment along the way. The team has worked hard for this release and I hope you enjoy everyone's creation. Thank you all for stopping by here. Happy hump day! Cheers....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 2

Hi y'all and welcome to day 2 of SugarPea Designs sweet peek week. We have more cuteness & fun products to share and I for one adore today's cutenesss. :)

Today we're introducing Hey Winter, Falling Snow Stencil, Geo Snowflake Stencil (all link will go live on release day). For my project today I only used 2 of the 3 sets. Stay tune for a super sparkly project using the Geo Snowflake Stencil that I will share on SPD blog later on the month.

I first partially inked up the card panel and then using the Falling Snow stencil I added some Glitz glitter gel. While I let it dry, I worked on the cute bear. Once the panel dry, I adhere it to the card base and it kind of hard to see but I added some snow shade behind the bear and also stamped the Christmas tree.

Arrange all the elements on the card and stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock.

What I love of the bear on Hey Winter set is that you can actually use him for more than just a winter card. Just using the set itself, you could use it for winter, fall, Christmas or birthday card. And, you can even get more out of it by mixing it with previously release sets.

Would you like to win Hey Winter set? Easy peasy. Simply leave a comment on SugarPea Blog. Wants more chance to win? Then check out my teammates blog and leave comment along the way for extra entries. Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you have a lovely day and see you tomorrow with more sneak peeks.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Day 1

Hi peeps. Welcome to day 1 of SugarPea Design Sweet Peek week. We have lots of fun new goodies to introduce with this release. 

For day 1 we're introducing Buffalo Check, Gnome for Christmas and Snowglobe dies. I am using all 3 sets on my card.

I die cut the snowglobe and colored the base with distress oxide ink. Then I work on the gnome. I love gnomes. They just so cute! At first I was going to do a simple die cut card, but then decided to make shaker card.

Once I am done with the shaker card part, I stamped the Buffalo Check directly to the card base. Then I added the snowglobe.

Now, my teammates have created some amazing projects for this release. So, make sure you check their blog. And, we have daily giveaway during this whole week. Check out SugarPea Blog for details on the release & giveaway. Thank you so much for stopping by here and come back tomorrow for more sneak peek. Happy Monday!

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