welcome to The Ton Anniversary Blog Hop! The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton. All new release products are available now! We have lots of inspiration for you today featuring all the new stamps. I used The New Pretty for the sentiments and Poppy Garden for the backgrounds and I created two cards and two video tutorials to show you how.
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Quick and easy with very few supplies!
I love this coordinating envelope! Such an extra special touch to the card!
For this card, I used the Joesph's Coat technique which I demonstrate in the video below. Pretty much you stamp over a coloured background and clear heat emboss it, then cover it in black ink.
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welcome to 2017 and I hope everyone had a happy and healthy New Year's celebration. I am back in full swing with some fun new things planned for 2017. Today, I am designing over at the AAA Card Challenge. This week's theme is Hello. Be sure to come and play along with us and you could win a wonderful prize!
I am continuing my week of countdowns with my favourites and Top 10 lists of 2016 and I have a fun one for you today! Top 10 most viewed videos of 2016! The best of the best and all in once playlist! I have the playlist just listed below this text if you want to grab yourself a coffee or tea and peruse through them, or I have them individually throughout the post so you can check out the ones that interest you most! My goal is to hit 25k subscribers by 2018 so if you haven't subscribed yet, please do so here! A BIG GIGANTIC thank you to everyone who watches my videos, subscribes, comments, likes, everything is so appreciated!
My 12 Days of Christmas Series made it on the list a few times this year, they are always my most popular videos! These cards feature simple, traditional Christmas colours and stamps on Kraft cardstock.
My Craftroom Organization series made the list a couple times as well. Oh how I miss this desk and craftroom! Since I've moved I'm just working out of a closet at the moment but I hope soon that will change!
Shaker cards are always so much fun, especially paired with fun, vibrant paper from Doodlebug and stamps from Clearly Besotted!
This is my favourite die of all time and I had to feature it this year. This negative die cuts the snowflake into the paper, not out of the paper. The distress blend is gorgeous as well and all those fun sequins and drops from Pretty Pink Posh just add that special touch!
My most popular "free" class of 2016 was the Distress Inks 101. I hope you all learned a thing or two about blending but the most important thing to learn is take your time and practice makes perfect when it comes to getting the perfect blend!
Who doesn't need to re-organize their craft table? For me it means function and having everything I use often at my fingertips. If I don't, everything seems to get lots and not used. This desk from Ikea really helped me keep things within arms reach.
My background stamps tend to be forgotten at times and I took them out and began to play with them and come up with five different ways you can get the most out of your background stamps. Go ahead and check out the video for some fun tips!
Watercolouring scares the crap out of me. I'm not artistic at all, everything I do, I have learned and practiced. It just doesn't come naturally to me. So when I set out to do these cards, my goals was messy, random and no intricate watercolouring. The embossed backgrounds hide most mistakes :)
Remember clean and simple is not the same as quick and easy, although these cards, when done in bulk, are not too bad. This video features some great layering stamps that give you a whole lot of depth and texture without all the layers.
Lastly, my most viewed video of 2016 and also my second most-viewed of all time (I think it will surpass #1 in no time. 10 Ways to Use the MISTI stamping tool. Who doesn't need this tool in their life? It is a game changer and I hate stamping without it!
Thank you everyone for making 2016 such a fabulous crafty year and I hope you will join me in 2017 for some fun new ideas and video series!
Just a quick note that some of the links used are affiliate links which means that I will get a small commission if you click on the link and purchase at no cost to you :)
As I said on Monday, I am currently shifting my focus and planning out new ideas for 2017. Everything will start mid-month, so for now I am recapping the best things of last year. I am making a personal decision to step down from a lot of my Design Team work. I have been given amazing opportunities to work with some fabulous companies. My reasoning behind this is that I am hoping to create more authentically in 2017. I am going to continue to guest design but my other posts are going to mainly focus on cards I created "just for fun" and not because I have a commitment to a company. This means my creativity is not limited to certain products and I will get to use my stash of craft supplies that I have been wanting to play with for some time. It also means that the products I will feature will be 100% the products I purchase myself and use in my daily crafting.
That being said, I am "retiring" from the So Suzy Stamps Design Team. I have been with Suzanne since the very beginning of her company and I have worked alongside her for two full years. I am so blessed to have had this opportunity and friendship. I am going to continue to do a monthly feature with So Suzy and of course I will be using my favourite So Suzy Stamps on many of my cards, so it is not officially goodbye, we are just changing course. A big thank you to Suzanne for helping me become the cardmaker I am today! I am going to count down my favourite cards ever created from So Suzy Stamps.
Please note: restocks are taking place at So Suzy Stamps so if you click on the product and it is out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification to let you know when it's back in stock!
XOXO and Eifel Tower (retired)
Armillary Sphere (retired) and Enter Yourself (retired)