Saturday, October 4, 2014

Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop

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. 


Peace, Love, and Joy Tag

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: 

Peace, Love, and Joy Tag


Next, I used the Christmas Scribbles stamp set:


Merry Little Christmas


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:

Merry Little Christmas


Next, I used the Brushstroke Christmas set and Prize Stag die:

Joy to the World

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:

Merry and Bright

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:

Merry & Bright


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:


Thanks for stopping by! Next up is the fabulous Catherine Pooler!


Supplies
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 ClearClassic 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


439 comments:

  1. love brushstroke christmas- fab new products from Ellen Hutson

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  2. Your cards absolutely adorable...thank you for the inspiration :)

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  3. Dang ever card is fantastic! Thank you for the great inspiration.

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  4. Love the tag with the clear pocket!!! so cute.

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  5. What adorable ideas everyone of them uniquely wonderful. Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Adorable cards! I love each and every one of them!

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  7. Happy WCMD, Jocelyn! Love your inspiration today! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I'm getting nowhere because I just keep scrolling down your AMAZING cards - each one is so darn wonderful! Love them all - can't believe the talent here. Great use of this great release. Love your style and your blog - so glad Ellen pointed me here! I shall return. Thanks for this fantastic inspiration!

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  9. Love the shaker tag. Great inspiration!

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  10. Great projects. So much inspiration.

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  11. Great Cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. Nice projects. I really like the eclectic look of them.

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  13. Girl, you absolutely rocked it. I LOVE everything!

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  14. I love your style. I'll definitely begin following your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love all your projects! That stag is the bomb!

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  16. The Brushstrokes and Stag die card is my favorite - I love the glittered stag. I loved all of your other projects too, but the glittered stag is the one that jumped out immediately out me.

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  17. Love your cards. Out of the ordinary!!!
    Congrats!

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  18. How fun is the three circles card. Great inspiration today!!! :)

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  19. I can't even pick just one….all eye catching stunning and I want to make them all!!! Love the tag with the sequins!! Super fun idea

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  20. What a fabulous shaker tag -- thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Beautiful projects..... amazing color and detail! Happy WCMD!

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  22. your projects are great! thanks for sharing your ideas
    Alyse d

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  23. Oh my gosh i just LOVE the shaker tag!! Happy WCMD!!!A

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  24. LOVING your AMAZING Creations for today!! Whoop Whoop!! So EXCITED about this New Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! Happy WCMD!! =)

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  25. Love the circles, all of them. The circle card, the circle elements. Great designs. TFS

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  26. Gorgeous projects! Love them. TFS xxx

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  27. I love your style and color choices. I want all the die cuts and stamps.

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  28. Super cards- love what you did with the release-especially the little sequin bag tag-neat!

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  29. The circles were my favorite and I'm thinking I gotta get that die cut deer. Thanks for some great ideas.

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  30. Love the shaker tag! Great use for my hoard if sequins ;)

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  31. Great projects! I love the shaker tag and the round card, but they are all fabulous.

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  32. Cuteness overload! Hopping on to the next stop!

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  33. wonderful projects. all a joy to behold.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  34. love each of your cards! the circles on the last one are my favorite! or wait maybe it's the red glitter deer...or no- its the watercolor leaves! LOVE them all!!!!

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  35. I loved the layered circles. The Joy to the world is colorful. The round card is delicate and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing so many great cards.
    Happy WCMD

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  36. Love your ideas using these sets! Would love to win!

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  37. Love your shaker tag! Such a great idea! And your last card is so cheerful!

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  38. Love the round card - so different!

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  39. What beautiful cards! I just love that dear with the Joy background. Lovely work.

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  40. I love the layering and dimension on your cards. Thanks for sharing ideas for these great stamp set. I would love to win one.

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  41. This look is so "in" right now - that watercolor handwritten look....I just love it!!! And your cards are beautiful!! FANTASTIC stuff!!! Great job Julie!!

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  42. Oh your shaker tag is so creative and so adorable... All your cards are really amazing! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  43. I love all the little details you included in your examples - a real tribute to the designs!!

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  44. LOVE that sweet little sequin tag!

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  45. This has been the most fun and inspiring blog hop I have done in a while. Love all the cards and the new stuff is just awesome. U all have done great.

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  46. So many wonderful products, thanks for a chance to win.

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  47. The "joy" brushstroke background is such a great idea. The shaker tag is elegantly fun too! So many fun projects. Thanks

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  48. Such fun projects! Love this release!

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  49. love the shaker tag and the stitched card is so impressive!

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  50. The shaker tag is awesome, of course I'd love to receive it so I would be able to use the sequence in my crafts.

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  51. these look like such fun sets to work with!

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  52. What a cool idea for a tag! Love it!

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  53. Love what you did with the Christmas scribbles set.

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  54. Love the shaker tag and cards! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win a great stamp set!!

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  55. Very cute cards and love the shaker tag!

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  56. I love your round card idea and the dimension of the pine bough!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  57. Great cards, I love the "joy" background.

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  58. Love your style. Very good use of all the tiny stamps.

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  59. What a fun tag! And your circle card is just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Jocelyn, your cards are adorable--and sparkly! I can't wait to start playing with these products!

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  61. Love the cards you've designed. This release has some wonderful stamps and dies. Your circle card caught my attention as a possibility for a mass mailing to my Christmas Card List...if I get started early enough! I agree that the Sunburst should be very popular - it's beautiful. Love your addition of the shaker bag of sequins to the tag - great idea! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  62. Fun fun fun! Your shaker tag is a great idea!

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  63. Love, love, love these. Such pretty cards.

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  64. Love your cards, very pretty. I love the stiching too. Fantastic new release!

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  65. Jocelyn me thinks you have a sense of humour:) Love the whimsical feel to your cards!!

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  66. Gorgeous projects! Great fresh colors! I'm loving your use of the Brushstroke Christmas stamps!

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  67. Such gorgeous cards! Thank you for providing details on the items used to make them.

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  68. Beautiful cards. Love the Peace, joy and love card!!!

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  69. Great cards! Fresh and Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Wonderful cards, love them all.

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  71. Love the colors you use! Great cards!

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  72. I love them all. Great release ... great cards.

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  73. Beautiful projects! The card with the stag die is my fave! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Ashley W
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  74. Really enjoyed all of your cards!

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  75. Love all your cards! So cute and fun!

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  76. Love the cards that you made -- so much fun!!

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  77. Love your shaker take idea!
    Thanks for sharing

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  78. Cute ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  79. AWESOME cards -- I really love the design of your Stag card!!!! That card makes me want to get that die!!! Love Brushstrokes Christmas - hope it is part of a series!!!

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  80. Love your shaker tag a lot. All of your cards are so cute, great ideas with the new release.

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  81. Great projects! I love the sequin tag!!!

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  82. Love this brushstroke set! Just a bit different from my usual style - should give me a good dose of mojo! My favorite of yours today is that little round number with the scribbled pine sprig - so fresh!

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  83. Really like your cards. Thank you, the idea for the sequin tag is a good one.

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  84. Thanks for all the inspiration! The clear shaker tag is awesome!!

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  85. Jocelyn, your final card was tops, I love all the layers on your cards!

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  86. Like them all but the 3 circles really got my attention, very cute!

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  87. All of your projects for the release are just fantastic!! The tag is so creative and fun and such a great idea. I really love the circle card-perfect for a masculine Christmas card!

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  88. I love all the detail in your designs.

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  89. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Jocelyn! Beautiful cards! Love your style!

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  90. Your cards are great. Love the shaker tag.

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  91. Great cards and tags - very inspiring! I can't wait to get my order from Ellen.

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  92. Such a great release blog hop today! Thanks for a chance to win one of the new sets!

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  94. What clever, clever cards! Love them!

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  95. Ack, typos!
    Such great ideas! Beautiful cards & tags (and beautiful photography too!) Thank you for sharing!

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  96. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  97. You really put these new products to work. All your tags and cards are wonderful. Love the shaker tag a lot.

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  98. Fantastic cards! This release rocks!!!

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  99. Love all of your cards. They are all my favorites.

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  100. Love this release and your cards!

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  101. I love what you did with this release!!!!

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  102. These cards are just great! Love everything.

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  103. I love the colors in your cards! Lovely

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  104. Oh my goodness, love all of the cards and projects! The shaker tag is so pretty! Also, love all the bright colours offset by the white

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  105. Nice colors. The shaker tag is a cute idea! From Arlene D

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  106. The Peace, Joy, Love shaker tag is AWESOME!

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  107. All are so gorgeous, love that shaker!!!!

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  108. Love all of your design, Jocelyn. Especially the shaker tag. I'll be trying that out for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  109. All your cards are fabulous...each a bit different than the card before it. Nice range! TFS!

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  110. You are so creative. Beautiful cards.

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  111. Your cards are totally cute. I don't know which one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  112. Cute Cute cards! I love the tag with the sequins!

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  113. Your little shaker tag is so cute. I wouldn't have thought to do that, kudos to you. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  114. Jocelyn, I think all your projects are wonderful, but I especially love your idea for the shaker tag. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some of Julies's stamps.

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  115. Love all your cards - fresh, clean and new ideas for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Love these! Love the light, bright colors you used! I LOVE the tag and that last card with all the circles was such a great way to show off that set!

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  117. Awesome cards! I can't decide which of these stamp sets is my new favorite.They are all totally great.

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  118. Such great cards, so different. My favorite is the last one - great use of color.

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  119. Your cards are lovely........very creative.

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  120. Such Beautiful work! You always wow us, no matter the stamps, but I am more excited for this release than any other all season. Julie and EH worked some great magic in this premier release!

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  121. I love your cards made with this new release. Thanks for the opportunity to comment and win.

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  122. I forget about using stamp words for backgrounds. Excellent cards great ideas

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  123. wow, what a collection of inspiration! I love how you pay so much attention to the background details. The circle tag is my favorite.

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  124. Fantastic cards & I love what you did with that tag.

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  125. Wonderful new products and adorable cards. LOVE the shaker tag!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  126. Gorgeous!
    Fabulous ideas and inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

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  127. Truly beautiful cards! I'll be using up my sequin stash after seeing how wonderful they look on your cards!

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  128. Happy World Card-Making Day! I'm loving the starbursts, big & small! What gorgeous cards and, oh my!, that shaker tag is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  129. i LOVE your shaker tag idea!! Such a fun way to snazzy up those tags!

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  130. I really enjoyed seeing your fabulous cards and how you used these wonderful new crafting goodies! Happy WCM Day :)

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  131. Fantastic cards Jocelyn. Love every since piece! That shaker tag is amazing... also like the circle shape card... oh, that red glittery deer head... looks awesome. Nice designs.

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  132. Great cards showcasing the new release! So fun for the upcoming holidays!

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  133. Thanks for all the great ideas fir this wonderful new release

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  134. I love love love the last card - so eclectic and funky for Christmas! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  135. So fun and lovely!
    Great designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  136. I can't believe how many different looks you got from this one release. They're all gorgeous, but the last one is so unexpectedly merry that I can't help but love it!

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  137. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us! Especially loved your sequin shaker card! Great work!

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  139. I love the cards you created, the whole collection is awesome!

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  140. I just loved your 'Merry and Bright' card! So bright and colorful and FUN! Awesome job - and thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!!

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  141. Wonderful creations! Really loved the sequins bag! The Merry & Bright card is awesome too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. Great cards. I especially love the round one.

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  143. Great cards. I especially love the round one.

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  144. Beautiful cards! Love this release!

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  145. Great cards, they are different from the others, they stand out and I like that!

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  146. You have some amazing ideas! It's all so fresh and different. I really love the clear shaker tag...brilliant!

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  147. Your cards are certainly in keeping with the joy of the season - so cheerful.

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  148. Thanks for the creative card ideas.

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  149. Wonderful designs and use of color.

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  150. Such colorful, happy cards. And I love the shaker tag.

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  151. All your cards are so bright and cheery! Beautiful.

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  152. Oh, the round card *.*
    I need it!

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  153. Oh so cute! Especially that tag!

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  154. Oh, these cards are such fun! Love what you have done with the new sets! Lovely!

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  155. Beautiful cards! I especially liked the brushstroke "joy" as a background!

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  156. Great cards, really love the brushstroke joy card! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  157. I've not been on your blog before. Your cards are different and NICE. Thanks for the inspiration. Of course you were working with COOL new stuff. That always helps. :)

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  158. I love your projects. The laurel wreath shaker cards is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  159. Very colorful and cheery holiday cards!! SO cool!

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  160. Your cards are soo phenomonal!! I absolutely love every single one of them!! Fabulous style!

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  161. I absolutely LOVE everything you made! The tag with the sequins is a stunning addition to any gift and the cards are beautiful!

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  162. Your cards are beautiful and I love the tag idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  163. I absolutely love your style! Everything you've made here is wonderful! The tag is awesome! The last card is my absolute favorite!

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  164. I really like your softened color palette for your holiday cards. I'm always looking for non-traditional combos, both to keep myself and the recipient "entertained." The round card my favorite, but there's not a loser in the bunch. Nicely done and what a release! How lucky you all are to have been given first dibs in using it to create such fun projects.

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  165. such pretty work. love the colors you used.

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  166. Oh my ! I know it's no secret that your cards are spectacular, but I have to say, yours are my favorite on this hop! Especially the last one! Gorgeous little details and such perfect design/color/flow.. all of it!

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  167. Really love your merry and bright card-- I'm not very good layering like that, but your card is fantastic!

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  168. I love the cards you created. Such a great idea to make a shaker tag...
    Hugs
    Ela

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  169. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  170. Love the red, pink and green in the last card. It is so pretty.

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  171. Pretty colors for your cards, like the round card!

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  172. Awesome tag and cards! Love Love the clear sequins filled tag! So fun.

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  173. love your cards and tags! Julie's collection is so fun!

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  174. Terrific projects! What a super duper idea for a gift tag to give to a crafter. Bonus gift of sequins!!!

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  175. Your tags are so delicate and pretty! I love your creations!

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  176. Love your cards so much. Thanks for sharing.

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  177. Great projects! I love the shaker tag. Thanks!

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  178. That shaker tag is to die for. I've been thinking about making my own tags this year. Hmmmm..........

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  179. Love those sunbursts and their mixed patterns!

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  180. Great projects! These look like some fun new stamps.

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  181. Great cards, and what a great release of stamps.

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  182. The use of sequins and the non-traditional color of pink for holiday cards is stunning.

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  183. I love your style! That shaker Tag and the Christmas scribbles card are just fabulous!

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  184. I love your tag!!! And your holiday card is so beautiful and bright! These stamps are fab!

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  185. Love all of your cards, that circle card is great. This is an awesome release.

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