Essentials by Ellen 2015 Blog Hop!

Ellen Hutson Hop

Hi All!

I am so excited and honored to be participating in the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop for their latest holiday release! I’ll be showcasing two cards that use the new products. CLICK HERE to see the entire release. Here is a quick snapshot:

Ellen Holiday Release

And, yay!!! I get to give this new stamp set, called Thankful:

Thankful

Please leave a comment below by August 11, 2015 to enter my giveaway!

There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend!

Anyway, onto my projects (and videos!) for the hop. You know I can’t post a card without a video, so I have two cards and two videos. Supplies for all the projects are listed at the end of this post.

For my first card, I decided to create a fun pop-up with the ghosts in the Got Candy? stamp set. The matching dies were very handy for cutting all those ghosts! Here are some photos of the inside:

Ghosts Popup

Ghosts Popup

Ghosts Popup

I kept the outside simple by silver embossing the stars from the same set:

Ghosts Popup

Check out the video below, and scroll down for a photo of the pieces and measurements:

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

All the measurements are indicated below. Click on the photo for a higher resolution version:

Ghosts Popup

My second card is super easy to make. I used the leaf and sentiment from the Thankful set and some distress inks:

Fall

Check out the video below:

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

The next stop in this blog hop is the creator of this line herself, Julie Ebersole!! Enjoy your trip!

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

Darlene

Supplies for Ghost card:

Got Candy? Stamps
Got Candy? Stamps
Got Candy? Dies
Got Candy? Dies
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Supplies for Distress Fall Leaf Card:

Thankful
Thankful
Fired Brick
Fired Brick
Wild Honey
Wild Honey
Brushed Corduroy
Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Paper Tape
Paper Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Comments

  1. Darlene…..love both cards…..but, that ghost card is absolutely adorable!!!!

  2. How fun is this pop up card.. So cute!!! I love your card front with all the little stars!

  3. Super fun cards. I especially love the folded ghosts!!

  4. lindsay w says:

    OMG, I just love the ghost card, how clever!

  5. Marilyn Falcone says:

    I love your pop-up card!

  6. Cool technique. Love the ghost chain

  7. Your ghost card almost makes me wish I would have any need for Halloween themed cards, and I love the pretty effect of your fall leaves card.

  8. Ginger G. says:

    Love both of your cards – thanks so much for doing videos. The ghosts are so fun!

  9. Jennifer L. says:

    Awesome pop up ghost card! That set is on my wish list.

  10. Heather Lynn says:

    Hi Darlene,
    One of my favorite sets is Got Candy? Love how you used the ghosts. Can’t wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

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