The Ton’s Fall 2018 Release Hop

Welcome to The Ton’s Fall 2018 Release blog hop!

For this release, The Ton has debuted 11 new stamps and a new pop up floral die. There are free gifts with purchase promotions also! There’s also a little surprise for today since it is World Cardmaking Day. Head over to The Ton’s blog for more details.


The new Blizzard Hugs Stamp Set stole my heart. There cannot be many snowflakes stamps in general. But this one is something special!

I really love the “negative” design of these snowflakes. There are several in the set of different sizes. You can use them for many design. The set also has stamps to make the snowflake  centers. I didn’t used them this time as really really loved the negative look.

Holiday Card with The Ton Blizzard Hugs. White embossing on woodgrain. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Onto a kraft card base I made a woodgrain background using incredible set from The Ton – Buildable Woodgrain using Dark Roast and Aspen Cocoa Dye Inks. This set isn’t from this release, it was released earlier this year I believe. But I still want to bring attention to it. Because – BUILDABLE WOODGRAIN! If you like wood – you have to check it out. Look how realistic woodgrain design you can get!

Holiday Card with The Ton Blizzard Hugs. White embossing on woodgrain. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After that I white embossed several snowflakes and the sentiment onto the card. This card was very easy to make and happened to end up one-layer one (doesn’t happen to be often).

Holiday Card with The Ton Blizzard Hugs. White embossing on woodgrain. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I have a sweet spot in my heart for woodgrain, and even sweeter – for white embossing on wood. So I like very much how this card turned out.


As as mentioned before – there cannot be many snowflakes stamps. The same (or even more) is applied to flower stamps. For my next card I used very beautiful Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. This set has a gorgeous gardenia bouquet perfect for coloring.

Watercolor Gardenia on kraft background using The Ton Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I white embossed the bouquet onto a watercolor paper and watercolored it. As i often do when watercolor – the first layer I did in wet on wet technique. Let Dry. And then added details in wet on dry technique. In this case by “details” I mean messy shadows 🙂

After that I fussy cut the bouquet using scissors.

Watercolor Gardenia on kraft background using The Ton Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I made a panel out of a kraft cardstock and added some white splatters onto it. Followed by foam mounting the bouquet on top.

Watercolor Gardenia on kraft background using The Ton Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

It’s a big bigger than an A2 card and I didn’t want to trim its edges for the card size. Instead I trimmed the leaves in the top left and bottom right corners and adhered them flat onto the card, tucking under the popped bouquet. It added some interest by having them on different layers and allowed me to fit it onto the card.

Watercolor Gardenia on kraft background using The Ton Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I finished off the card by adding a sentiment white embossed on black.

Watercolor Gardenia on kraft background using The Ton Gardenia Wishes Stamp Set. Card by Svitlana Shayevich


For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST.


The next stop in the blog hop will be Olga Matyushevskaya. If you got lost, please go back to The Ton Stamps.


  1. The Ton Stamps
  2. Svitlana Shayevich
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Renee Day 
  5. Anna Kutcenko
  6. Kymona Tracey
  7. Brenda Noelke
  8. Ilina Crouse 
  9. Amy Tsuruta 
  10. Tae Eun Yoo
  11. Amy Kolling 
  12. Laurel Beard 
  13. Chris Dayton 
  14. Lisa Harrolle 
  15. Laura Jane
  16. Vera Yates
  17. Janette Kausen 




  1. Reply

    Amy Tsuruta

    October 6, 2018

    ABsolutely gorgeous, love them both. Love the kraft bases, makes everything really POP.

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    Janis Ford

    October 6, 2018

    Very pretty! Love the vibrant colors of the flower!

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    October 6, 2018

    What lovely cards you created!! I LOVE the woodgrain card with the snowflakes. So cool!!

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    Jennifer Williams

    October 6, 2018

    Beautiful Card. I love the inspiration. I can do a lot with these ideas.

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    Debbie Rumpza

    October 6, 2018

    Omg… your woodgrain card with snow is so much fun! I love how textured and interesting it looks.

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    Vivian C

    October 6, 2018

    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

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    Linnea Sundstrom

    October 6, 2018

    the blizzard snowflakes look extra pretty on the woodgrain panel!!

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    Carolyn J

    October 6, 2018

    I may have to go back and take a second look at that woodgrain stamp after seeing your woodgrain card with the snowflakes…so pretty!

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    Jean Marmo

    October 6, 2018

    Simply gorgeous!

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    Debra Dekock

    October 6, 2018

    Beautiful cards. Love the snowflake one.

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    kerry myers

    October 6, 2018

    You’re right! The snowflake card on the woodgrain is AMAZING!! Just beautiful… I will have to check out both those sets. Beautiful job

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    Stacey Kowbel

    October 6, 2018

    Gorgeous cards! I love the snowflakes on the woodgrain!

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    October 6, 2018

    Love the wood grain card!

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    Dee Earnshaw

    October 6, 2018

    stunning cards – I am in LOVE with the first card – so creative 🙂

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    Kim Faucher

    October 6, 2018

    Gorgeous cards!!! I love how you used the negative space on that wood background!!! ?

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    Rose Mary Smalley

    October 6, 2018

    I am one of your followers…and I love receiving your emails showing what you are working on….you do such pretty work. I had to come and check out this blog…..great artistry…thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.

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    October 6, 2018

    Oh my word! Absolutely gorgeous! I love them both but the wood grain with snowflakes is so breathtaking. I love it! Thank you for sharing your creations!

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    Penny Schrock

    October 6, 2018

    Beautiful cards

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    Penny Schrock

    October 6, 2018

    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 6, 2018

    That woodgrain is just gorgeous with the white snowflakes!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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    October 6, 2018

    I love the wood grain snowflake card. Those will need to go on my wish list

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    Lindar C

    October 6, 2018

    Both of these cards are wonderful, love the vibrant flowers and the wispy snowflakes.

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    October 6, 2018

    I love the wood Grain card. It is so pretty!

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    ,Mary Holshouser

    October 6, 2018

    the snow flakes against the wood grain is
    fantastic. The flowers on the second
    card are gorgeous – love the muted
    background. thanks for sharing

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    Nana Griffin

    October 6, 2018

    Such lovely cards. I love the wood grain background too and your flowers are very lovely.

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    Karthikha Uday

    October 6, 2018

    Wow! Fantastic work! I love the beautiful coloring against the kraft base 🙂

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    October 6, 2018

    The gardenia is one of my most favorite flowers. You made it even more beautiful

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    Meghan Kennihan

    October 6, 2018

    What a unique way to do the snowflakes with a wood background! WOW! Just gorgeous!

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    Cynthia Cole

    October 6, 2018

    Your cards are wonderful!

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    Tami Black

    October 6, 2018

    Absolutely love these cards! I am new to the Ton stamps and love how you explained how you creative this beauty. Love your style and am subscribing for daily inspiration! gorgeous!

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    Lisa Byers

    October 6, 2018

    I loved these cards. I absolutely loved the gardenia card. So far, I haven’t seen a gardenia stamp so it’s nice to see one. I am new to these stamps so I am hoping to get more familiar with them.

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    Jen K

    October 6, 2018

    Your colors pop beautifully with the flowers – wonderful!

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    October 6, 2018

    Great fall release, Awesome creations! I especially love your gardenias!

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    October 6, 2018

    Great fall release, Awesome creations! I especially love the beautiful gardenia card!

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    Kirsty Vittetoe

    October 6, 2018

    Fabulous cards! I love the way you used your new goodies!

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    Kristine Reeves

    October 7, 2018

    I love the woodgrain effect!

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    Cindy Holmes

    October 7, 2018

    Oh my gosh! That buildable wood grain background is absolutely gorgeous! I am also loving how you white embossed those snowflakes on it too!

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    Michele W

    October 7, 2018

    Love the negative snowflakes from the Blizzard Hugs stamp set! They really look fantastic and a bit rustic on the beautiful wood background you created. Thanks for sharing!

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    Teresa Doyle

    October 7, 2018

    Both are beautiful cards Svitlana and I have to agree with you about ‘you cannot have too many snowflake or flower stamps’! I too am a HUGE fan of both and you have demonstrated that very well here.

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    Debbie S.

    October 7, 2018

    The snowflakes on wood look like you sugar dusted cookies and then picked them up! Your Gardenia coloring is wow! Thanks for sharing your work.

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    Sarah Biswabic

    October 7, 2018

    Your cards are Amazing! I love how you used just the outside of the snowflakes and the awesome wood background on your snowflake card. Your Gardenia card is so beautiful! I love how you embossed the flowers and colored them with water colors.

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    Sue D

    October 7, 2018

    Fabulous cards. Love the snowflakes on the wood grain background.

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    Amy McCue

    October 7, 2018

    I love the wood grain background with the snowflakes. That is such a cool snowflake set!

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    Amy Corson

    October 7, 2018

    I love how you did a card with a vintage feel and one that’s more elegant.

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    Rema DeLeeuw

    October 7, 2018

    Beautiful projects!

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    Brenda Turner

    October 7, 2018

    Amazing! I love the snowflakes!

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    October 7, 2018

    Love that dark woodgrain with the snowflakes – just stunning!
    The gardenia card is just as beautiful and I love the color you
    used for them.

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    Joan Kinnischtzke

    October 7, 2018

    Totally agree! The negative space design of the snowflakes makes that set unique and beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration Svitlana!

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    Marisela Delgado

    October 7, 2018

    Great cards

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    Carla Hundley

    October 7, 2018

    Lovely cards! The
    woodgrain card
    looks neat behind
    the embossed snowflakes.
    The flower is beautifully
    Carla from Utah

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    Brenda Rohlfing Simpson

    October 7, 2018

    The snowflake card makes me excited for winter! I like the rustic feel with the wood grain background. I also admire your ability to take advantage of the negative space within the snowflake. Very nicely done!

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    Jan Johnson

    October 7, 2018

    I really love the gardenia stamp set. Also the wood grain with the snowflakes makes me homesick for Colorado. I love it there and I miss it greatly.

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    Linda Carson

    October 7, 2018

    Gorgeous artwork! Love your creative style and bold colors!

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    October 7, 2018

    Love the flakes over the woodgrain!

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    Andrea Ahlin

    October 7, 2018

    Beautiful cards! I love the depth of color on those gardenias. So gorgeous.

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    Denise Bryant

    October 7, 2018

    Awesome cards! Love the Blizzard Hugs set, and the snowflakes look fabulous against the woodgrain design! Beautifully colored gardenias on your second card!

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    October 8, 2018

    Both gorgeous cards. The white snowflakes on woodgrain are divine. The vivid colour of the gardenias is very beautiful.

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    Dana M

    October 8, 2018

    Wow, you always creative the most beautiful and wonderfully creative cards Svitlana! Simply fantastic!

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    Arianna Barbara

    October 8, 2018

    Oh my!!! Your cards and your coluring technique are simply breathless!!! Great work!!!

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    Jennifer Petersen

    October 8, 2018

    Lovely cards! The snowflakes on the wood grain are awesome!

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    Marjorie DUMONTIER

    October 8, 2018

    It’s been a while I didn’t come to visit your blog and I can see you’re always as talented as you used to be ! Those two cards are just awesome ! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. Love, Marjorie

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    Mirella Rogan

    October 8, 2018

    Fantastic, Svitlana, I am in love with the first card!

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    Andre M.

    October 8, 2018

    The snowflakes against the wooden background is gorgeous and the gardenias are so pretty. Always enjoy your fabulous designs.

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    Mindy Drummond

    October 8, 2018

    This is an awesome release, it’s all ‘must haves” lol. I am in love with your wood grain snowflake card, I can definitely see that one in my winter cards asap 🙂 Your coloring on the gardenias is beautiful, bright and fun perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing today and as always for the inspiration. (

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    Robin Phelps

    October 8, 2018

    Love your snowflake card! Really fantastic. Love the colors you used on your flowers.

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    Teresa Godines #6857

    October 8, 2018

    Love the snowflakes on the wood grain background. Cleaver idea. TFS

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    Tara Prince

    October 9, 2018

    gorgeous cards!!