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Happy Monday!! My name is Colleen from Maple Syrup Designs!  So, Laurie from and I have teamed up to bring you Maple Syrup Mondays (#maplesyrupmonday).  Please check out her blog and give her a follow.  We will also be linking these posts to our instagram and hope that you will join in and post/tag your creations to go along with the bi-weekly theme.  You can comment on our blogs with links to your images or post them on Instagram with the #maplesyrupmonday, post all through the week and then every Monday we will give a repost.

There will even be an occasional prize, yay!……AND, since this is the first one we of course must give away a prize! 🙂

We will be giving one lucky participant a Large Peony 5 Stamp and Dies set by The Ton!!!!!  All you need to do is leave a comment on each of our posts and you will be entered to win (Instagram counts, too just make sure you are a follower so we can see you!).  We will announce the winner on April 23, which will be our next blog post. whoohoo!


Check Out the hashtag #maplesyrupmonday on Instagram, and if you make a project with today’s theme and post it with #maplesyrupmonday you will get an EXTRA chance to win!

So, for our first theme we are doing “watercolour with Ton brand Stamps”. It is that simple…any Ton stamp and any form of watercolour medium, let’s see what you have!

For my Card I used the Department Store Background, and City Girls: Retail Therapy Stamp and Die sets.

  1. Using my Stamp Platform I inked up the Department Store background with black StazOn ink and stamped onto watercolour cardstock.
  2. Colour in the Cobblestones and building using ColourTint Pencils, you don’t fully colour them in, just add little bits of colour through the design. Take your watercolour brush and apply water to paint in the image.
  3. Stamp the city Girls, shipping bags and dog in StazOn and apply Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils, and again, add water to paint in the image.  Once these are dry, run through your die cutting machine and set aside.
  4. Using some Scor Tape on the back of the department store background, adhere to a slightly larger cut piece of card to match the building, add more tape and adhere to a piece of white card.
  5. Using foam squares attach the City Girls and dog to the front of the card.
  6. Stamp out your sentiment onto vellum and attach to the top left of the card with foam square and add a couple pieces of black sequins to hide the foam squares from showing through.

Now make sure you head over to Laurie’s Blog and see the beautiful card that she has created!

Make sure to post your makes Instagram with #maplesyrupmonday and check for a new theme biweekly. Find us on Instagram at @maplesyrupdesigns and @crazycardlady


ColourTint Pencils – Spectrum Noir

AquaBlend Pencils – Spectrum Noir

Department Store Background Stamp – The Ton Stamps

City Girls: Retail Therapy Stamp set – The Ton

City Girls: Retail Therapy Dies – The Ton

Scor Tape

Watercolour Card

StazOn Ink

Watercolour Brushes

10 thoughts on “#maplesyrupmonday

  1. Colleen, This is a cute card & awesome coloring skills. Also a great way to spend a Monday (shopping).

  2. Love love love The Ton!!!!! AND Catherine Pooler inks! !!!
    I just made my mother’s day card with The Ton…will post

  3. Your card is Amazing!! I love it!! I love all the texture with the cobble stone sidewalk and the windows of the buildings. I also love that it is a shopping theme card because, I love shopping.

  4. Such a delightful card! You have created such a wonderful scene!

  5. Great card and I love all the detail and colors. Beautiful job and love the challenge!

  6. What a great idea for your collaboration: we’re treated to amazing inspiration from two incredibly talented designers, have an opportunity to be introduced to ‘new’ products AND we’re invited to play along! Add to that: a chance to win some fabulous giveaways! Simply sensational!
    You’ve created a delightful scene with Retail Therapy; one I’d love to step in to! Love it! Thank you for the smiles today!

  7. Your projects are so detailed! Love them.

  8. This card is so fresh and pretty and I love the colorful background. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This card is fantastic and so girly! The Ton make such fantastic stamps. Thanks for the chance to win some of their products 🙂

    1. Thank you, and you’re welcome!😊 I hope you play along, we’d love to see something you create!

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