Happy World Card Making Day!
Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! (Eek!) We’re so excited to unveil a brand new line of high quality Clear Stamp Sets and Designer Dies, designed by the fabulously talented Julie Ebersole exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC. This collection reflects an eclectic mix of images, sentiments and art styles that are sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes! Just in time for holiday crafting, the entire release is available now at Ellen Hutson LLC.
All Essentials by Ellen Stamp Sets and Dies arrive in their signature packaging with a durable clear envelope and a labeled card stock backer for convenient storage and organization. The die packaging also features an attached magnetic sheet, to ensure that even the smallest of your dies is stored securely! I've got to say--I've never seen packaging like the Essentials by Ellen line--it's luxurious. :)
Want to see some projects? All of the supplies are linked at the bottom of the post.
I watercolored the Laurel Wreath die and added one of the cool stars from the Home & Hearth die set. The sentiment is from Cozy Christmas--I love the funky vibe of those sentiments.
I cut down a Project Life pocket, sewed up three sides, and added a mix of sequins to make a shaker tag:
Next, I used the Christmas Scribbles stamp set:
The sentiment is long, but I cut it down to fit on the card. See the cute little stars? This set has a ton of options.
Here's a close-up:
Here's a close-up:
The stag die is very elegant. I almost used him as a mask--so many possibilities with this die. :)
I love that this set has several elements besides the sentiments. See the different stars and the black "splatter?" It looks real but I don't risk splattering over the middle of the sentiment (which I actually did in the next card--ha!).
Here's my last card:
I used the Merry and Bright stamps, the "merry" from the Merry and Bright Handwritten die, and stars from the Home & Hearth dies. The stamped star, sunbursts, holly, and sentiment are all from the stamp set. Those sunbursts are addictive. I think I'm going to be using them a lot. ;)
There are a lot of details on this card, so here's a close-up:
I have a fun giveaway for you! The new Brushstroke Christmas stamp set will go to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment here by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th.
The fun all starts at the CLASSroom, where there is a GIANT prize package being given away—be sure to leave a comment there by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th!
Here are the hoppers:
Jocelyn Olson <--You are here
Jocelyn Olson <--You are here
Thanks for stopping by! Next up is the fabulous Catherine Pooler!
Peace Joy Love
Stamps: (Cozy Christmas) Essentials by Ellen
Dies: (Laurel Wreath, Home and Hearth) Essentials by Ellen
Cardstock: 110lb. Neenah
Patterned paper: (stripe from Merry and Bright 6x6 pad) Pink Paislee
Ink: (green mists from Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini, Lemon Zest Dylusions) Ranger; (Graphite Black Brilliance) Tsukineko
Cord: (Neon Green cord) Hemptique
Sequins: (4mm Sparkling Clear, 6mm Sparkling Clear, Marshmallow, Classic Christmas, Circle Confetti-Gold) Pretty Pink Posh
Pocket: (Page Protector) Project Life
Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: (sentiment, stars, branch from Christmas Scribbles) Essentials by Ellen
Cardstock: (110lb. Neenah); (Distress Watercolor Cardstock) Ranger
Patterned paper: (25th and Pine 6x6 pad) BasicGrey
Ink: (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Scattered Straw Distress Inks) Ranger; (Grass Chalk Ink) Hero Arts; (Graphite Black Brilliance; Golden Glitz Delicata) Tsukineko; (Letter Jacket Mister Huey's) Studio Calico
Dies: (Circle STAX) My Favorite Things
Cord: (Bamboo White) Hemptique
Sequins: (4mm Sparkling Clear) Pretty Pink Posh
Joy to the World
Stamps: ("joy," sentiment, stars, splatter from Brushstroke Christmas) Essentials by Ellen
Dies: (Stag) Essentials by Ellen
Cardstock: (110lb. Neenah); (Rouge Glitter) American Crafts
Patterned paper: (hexagon, red and white stripe from Merry and Bright 6x6 pad) Pink Paislee; (black and white stripe from Plus One) American Crafts
Ink: (Grass Chalk Ink) Hero Arts; (Graphite Black Brilliance; Golden Glitz Delicata) Tsukineko
Sequins: (6mm Sparkling Clear, Classic Christmas) Pretty Pink Posh
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: (sentiment, sunburst, star, holly from Merry and Bright) Essentials by Ellen
Dies: ("merry" from Merry and Bright Handwritten; stars from Home and Hearth) Essentials by Ellen; (Pinked dies) Paper Smooches; (Circle STAX) My Favorite Things
Cardstock: (110lb. Neenah); (Peppermint) Bazzill Card Shoppe
Patterned paper: (Jolly Good) Chickaniddy
Ink: (Grass Chalk Ink) Hero Arts; (Pixie) Avery Elle; (Golden Glitz Delicata) Tsukineko; (Apple) Mama Elephant
Sequins: (Circle Confetti-Gold) Pretty Pink Posh