If you’ve just hopped over from Julie’s blog – welcome! I’m excited that Julie & the Ellen Hutson team asked me if I would take part in this holiday release hop to celebrate the new dies (some coordinating with existing stamp sets!) and stamps that they are releasing as a part of the Essentials by Ellen line.
If you know anything about me – I adore holiday crafting! I have several projects and ideas to share with you here today- and you’ll be seeing more from me featuring this release over the next two months as we count down to Christmas as well. I know I know – we aren’t quite ready for that! But trust me – time is flying and we need to get crafting!
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I was tasked with featuring a new stamp set, and a new die that coordinates with an existing stamp set. Challenge, accepted! If you’d like to see the entire release you can do so here. Looking for all the supplies I’m using? See the end of this post for a list. But first buckle up because I’ve got a lot of projects to share!
- Build a layer of circles
- Add some detail and fun like tiny stamps, mist, etc.
- Add a sentiment!
There’s a bit more to do – more on that in the video. This is great when you’re wanting to utilize those tiny stamps in a set, or when you want to use stamps that you’ve die cut out as I have in both of these new cards.
I mentioned a video – oh yes I’ve made a video to share with you! It has tips and highlights of all the projects you see made here today. Not quite a full project tutorial and a closer look at these stamp sets and dies that I’ve used. While making the video I ended up creating a whole new card as well, which you can see below.
I created this video with technique and ideas in mind that you’ll be able to use on cards, giftwrap, Project Life or December Daily entries – or however you like to use holiday stamps and dies! I’m such a fan of all things holiday crafting – let’s keep on going! The next project features “Holly Jolly” which is a fantastic new sentiment focused stamp set. Love the fun font!
I love the ‘paint with distress’ you see above – it’s just fun! One of the cards I created not seen in the video is below (featuring just the scribbles stamps) –
Just a simple and very re-creatable/mass producible design requiring just some distress ink, water, gold ink, and of course paper + thread. I like making designs that I could recreate easily and without buying more of anything other than paper now and again. You never know when you’ll need 20 cards quick, especially this time of year.
Back to Holly Jolly…
I explained the little box above in the video – to recap it’s gold leafing! The lid is done with liquid adhesive. Just leave it all on there until totally dry, then remove gold leafing. The edge is the tape method I demonstrated in my video. If you’re wondering “wait… how with liquid?” stay tuned. Full video tutorial on my gold leafing with stencils coming next week!
The other notables on the box are that the sides are painted (silver and gold), and that the sentiment was stamped on cardstock then adhered to the lid.
This EPIC blog post is coming to an end. I just had WAY too much fun with this release and couldn’t stop making tons of fun things! This card is using a stamp set + NEW die I thought I was supposed to feature… until I realized I wrote down the wrong one! ha! It’s still a lot of fun – so I had to include it of course.
If you’re thinking “geez this girl has a lot of ideas…” yep. You’d be right! In fact all my favorite ideas + how-tos are currently being gathered in an online card making class right here! Pre-registration ends 10/31 you might wanna check that out! (note students will have access to an Ellen Hutson discount code as well…)
Next stop & Giveaway time!
Ah but before you run off, gotta share the next fabulously creative ink in the hop! Click here to check out Kristie Goulet’s post. If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter for your chance to win my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th. There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address. Winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th.
Thank you again to Ellen & Julie for asking me to play along, and to all of you that made it through my epic post!
Links to key supplies used: