Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

Ellen Essentials Blog Hop

Hi All!

I am so excited and honored to be participating in the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! In this blog hop, we will be unveiling a brand new line of high quality clear stamp sets and designer dies, designed by 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. You can view all the products in this release and purchase them right now.

I’m loving all these stamps and dies – some really unique ones. Not just the designs but the packaging too! No falling-apart plastic sleeves with a sticky enclosure panel that gets all worn out and dirty; these packages are made of some really nice durable plastic. Plus the dies come with a built-in magnetic sheet! Wow.

Anyway, onto my projects (and videos!) for the hop. Supplies for all the projects are listed at the end of this post.

This stamp set is called Brushstroke Christmas and has several coordinating dies. What I like about the dies is that they are just a bit larger than the sentiment. Here’s what I created with the coordinating Peace die:

Brushstroke Christmas

I clear embossed the die cut and inlaid it. Here is a close-up of the sentiment:

Brushstroke Christmas

I also created another card of the same style with the “joy” stamp and coordinating Joy die:

Brushstroke Christmas

This card was actually pretty easy to make. Wondering how I got the overlap of the stamped sentiment? Check out the video:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

My second project is a card using the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I used the matching dies to cut out the homes for the hill and also the star at the top.

Cozy Christmas

Because the dies cut holes for windows, I was able to emboss some yellow light behind the home. Here is a close-up:

Cozy Christmas

Come back to visit my blog on Wednesday and I will have a video of how I made this card.

For my next project, I did something completely different using the Twelve Days stamp set. This set is so cheeky and completely adorable. I actually really enjoyed studying each image, one at a time, singing the song in my head! I created 12 little treat boxes for my kids. To be honest, the Advent Calendar is really getting to be a little too much year after year. 25 days of candy, and the expectations just seem to rise with each year and each day. My plan is to cut our celebration to 12 days, and each child will receive a treat box on their bedroom door that morning, filled with something special (um, probably candy because that’s what speaks to my kids). Okay, I know the 12 days of Christmas are typically celebrated starting on Christmas Day. But, in my house this year, we are going to celebrate the birth of Christ the 12 days before instead of the 12 days after. Here they are:

Twelve Days

Twelve Days

And here is what the box looks like on the doorknob:

Twelve Days

I heat embossed the images and watercolored them with just a few simple colors. I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create the boxes. I based my box on this video, but I changed it up just a little. Here is a quick video on how to put them together:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

FINALLY… just one more project (I just couldn’t stop myself). I loved these little images so much that I wanted to see if I would be able to fit them all onto one card. Yes, they do, with #1 on the inside:

Twelve Days

Twelve Days

I also wanted to create a card with just the “5 golden rings” image, but alas, I ran out of time. So many ideas, so little time.

Giveaway
Yes, of course there is a giveaway for this event! The Brushstroke Christmas stamp set will go to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment here by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th.

Anyway, sorry to keep you here so long! The next stop in this blog hop is the creator of this line herself, Julie Ebersole!! Enjoy your trip and Happy World Card Making Day!

If you missed any of the stops, here is the full list:

See you back on Wednesday for a video of the Cozy Christmas card. 🙂

Darlene

Supplies for Peace and Joy Cards:

Brushstroke Christmas
Brushstroke Christmas
Peace Die
Peace Die
Joy Die
Joy Die
Avery Elle Finished Frames
Finished Frames
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink (Peace)
Avery Elle Aquamarine Ink
Aquamarine Ink (Joy)
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder (Peace)
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder (Joy)
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Supplies for Cozy Christmas Card:

Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas Dies
Cozy Christmas Dies
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Fluff Background
Fluff Background
Rose Bud Ink
Rose Bud Ink
Avery Elle Ink
Aquamarine Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Ink
Lemon Grass Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Tumbled Glass
Tumbled Glass Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Supplies for Twelve Days Boxes:

Twelve Days
Twelve Days
Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board
Number Dies
Number Dies
Black Beetle Twine
Black Beetle Twine
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Supplies for Twelve Days Card:

Twelve Days
Twelve Days
Impression Obsession Stripes
Impression Obsession Stripes
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock

Comments

  1. Gloria Taylor says:

    I love this stamp sets & dies. Thank you for sharing easy & simple card!

  2. I love All the essentials by Ellen, they’re really great! Thanks

  3. Perfect projects!! The double embossing is my favorite.

  4. So much fun! How many days til Christmas?

  5. Laura Jean says:

    Loving all the inspiration!

  6. Jennifer H says:

    Love the cards you made – especially the cozy christmas one (thanks for the video today too!)

  7. Iris Esther Lopez says:

    Cute projects. I am loving this release.

  8. Love your cards! Love the new goodies! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  9. Love your cards and clever ideas! The 12 days boxes are adorable! New ideas for all!

  10. Annette P. says:

    I love what everyone did with this fabulous release, but hands down this is my favorite!!

  11. Cheryl Sampson-Dutro says:

    These cards and projects are fabulous! You have given us great ideas! Thank you!

  12. These cards are lovely! I love the repeated sentiment!

  13. Haley Cross says:

    Cute card! And those boxes you made for your kids are adorable!!

  14. Chris Locke says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! I really like watching you videos as well…I learn lots!

  15. Great cards. Love the 12days of Christmas set.

  16. Patti Hojnacki says:

    Thank you for the inspirations!

  17. Great cards

  18. Awesome cards as usual. Wednesdays favorite day of the week waiting to view your video…. Thanks for all your inspiration 🙂

  19. I love the brushstroke words!

  20. Wow! What a lot of amazing projects! I loved each and every one. The 12 days of Christmas treat boxes are just brilliant! Thank you for the inspiration. Have a fantastic day!

  21. Love, love your videos.

  22. I love that village card! this release has too many must-haves for my own good.

  23. Great post and video! I was racking my brain trying to figure out how you did the “Peace”and “Joy”cards. finally had to give up and watch the video. I love the look.

  24. Loly Borda says:

    Wow Darlene! You outdid yourself! Love the first two cards and the cute boxes. TFS

  25. Lovely cards!

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