Saturday, October 4, 2014

Essentials By Ellen WCMD Blog Hop!!


THIS POST IS LOADED WITH INFO, PROJECTS AND PRIZES, SO PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!


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Hi Friends!!

Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! We’re so excited to unveil 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!  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 our signature packaging with a durable clear envelope and a labeled card stock backer for convenient storage and organization.  Our die packaging also features an attached magnetic sheet, to ensure that even the smallest of your dies is stored securely!

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!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the full list of hoppers!
HOPPERS:

I created some super fun projects with these new stamps and dies, and I can’t wait to share them with you!!
First up is a project I created using the Cozy Christmas stamp set and complementary Home & Hearth Dies.  I also did a short video on doing the Partial Die Cutting Technique to create your own DIY Border die cutWARNING:  This is only my second video that I’ve ever done in my life, and I have a long ways to go before I have this thing mastered.  So please, please be kind to me.  Here’s the project, and the video follows (the video only shows the partial die cut process, not the entire assembly of the card):
Cozy Christmas 2 WCMD 10-4-14


For my next project, I made some wine glass charms using some Shrink Plastic and the Twelve Days Stamp Set.  Oh my gosh, these were so fun to make!  I wanted them to have a little color, so I stamped them in Staz-On onto the Shrink Plastic, and then I colored the back of the images so that the Staz-On wouldn’t ruin my markers, before I applied heat to shrink them up.  So much fun!
12 Days Close Up WCMD 10-4-14
I created the box for the Wine Glass Charms using my Cameo.  The tag on the box features a sentiment and holly leaves from the Merry and Bright stamp set.  I thought this would be a super cute hostess gift for a holiday party!  Right?!
12 Days Wine Charms Complete WCMD 10-4-14


My next project features the Christmas Scribbles stamp set.  There are an awesome array of “scribbled” images and sentiments in this set.  I focused on the branch and the pine cones.  This project also features the Brush Stroke Peace Die and the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set.
Scribbles Christmas WCMD 10-4-14

The next project features the Brushstroke Love die, the Christmas Scribble stamp set, the Merry and Bright stamp set, and the Brushtroke Christmas stamp set (I did a bit of stamp surgery to create the sentiment – HA!)
Peace Brushstroke Die WCMD 10-4-14

My final project was created using the uber fun and clever Zipper Panel die!  It also features the Laurel die and the Prize Stag die, as well as one of the dies from the Merry and Bright die set.
Zipper Panel Die WCMD 10-4-14
Here’s what the inside looks like when you “zip” it open (PLEASE NOTE that I used another vendor’s die to create the slits for the “gift card”)!  This thing has so many POSSIBILITIES!!
Zipper Panel Die Inside WCMD 10-4-14

Okay, you all have been such troopers in sticking with me here, so I wanted to give something back!!  First of all, Ellen and Julie have very kindly offered up one of the stamp sets that I used in my projects.

GIVEAWAY #1!!
  This new Cozy Christmas stamp set will go to one lucky winner!  Please leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th!
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GIVEAWAY #2!!
  A $50 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson, LLC will be given to one lucky winner!  Please leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th!
$50 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson, LLC.
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Here are the links to ALL of the new products!!


Enjoy the hop, be sure to comment to win, and happy World Card-making Day!

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Susanne Vargas said...

Awesome samples to showcase the new release! My favorite is the first card - those houses are adorable!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, you were quite the Super Crafter making all of those amazing projects! each one is a treasure! I had better race off to the store after all your enabling. grins! thanks for the inspiration!!!

Christie Weist said...

Really like all of these cards especially the brushstroke on the wood background! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

Lindsay said...

WOW! Great projects, Karolyn! You've showcased the sets and dies perfectly. and I love them ALL!

Carla Crosby said...

Gotta try my hand at the wine glass charms...loved all your fantastic ideas! Thank you :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy WCMD, Karolyn!!! Great eye candy here! Love what you have created. :)

Sherry said...

Wonderful cards and I love the wind glass bracelets what a cool idea. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lenora Clark said...

I just love all of your cards. The wood plank ones is awesome.

A Glimpse into JulieWorld said...

Beautiful but that gift box? Stunning!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow - you went crazy with this new release! Love the partial die cutting - thanks for the great video. Love the charms - haven't used shrink plastic in years. Great idea on using this unique set. All good. Love your blog - I'll be back for sure. Thanks!

Debbie said...

Your cards are wonderful. The wine charms are "charming"

Lisa K said...

Love those shrinky dink jewelry pieces! The cozy Christmas card is wonderful with the partial die cutting. Love the release!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That wine charm set is brilliant. So clever

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that wine charm set. Brilliant

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the wine charms

Penny Ward said...

How stinkin' cute are the wine charms? What a great gift!!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura C said...

Lots of inspiration in your website. Love your cards and how you use the dies and stamps.
Very nice! Happy Make a card Day!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Great cards! I absolutely love the wine markers and am SO lifting this idea. The 12 days stamp will be the gift card purchase for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.

richardbreaks said...

Wow, when you do projects, you DO PROJECTS! These are amazing. Loving the wine charms!

Heather Lusk said...

The wine charm gift box is GREAT!!

Kathy S said...

Love the use of the evergreens with the sentiments. I didn't pick up the evergreen stamp, but may have to go back. I didn't want to hop, then shop, because I didn't want to miss it.

Jeanne said...

LOVE your cards! That Cozy Christmas set with the houses is the bomb. Thank you so much for that great tutorial on the partial die cut, fabulous!

~amy~ said...

okay WOW!!!!!!! You rocked it big time. I love everything!

8b455d7e-4bcc-11e4-be26-cbf88948fed9 said...

wow just so much fun If had to pick one? you got me with the wine glass charms great idea for hotsess gift!
thanks so much
Alyse D

jkaymac said...

Amazing cards. I can't wait to try the partial diecutting. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Michelle said...

Fabulous projects ...... especially LOVE the 12 Days wine charms/packaging!! Happy WCMD!

Sherry said...

Love, love, love your projects. They are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your technique for cutting out the houses half/way. Hope I win.

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Great video! I learned so much from watching it - thanks for making it and sharing it. I loved the cards featuring the Christmas Scribbles set, especially the pine branch and peace card. Wow!!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Thanks for the partial die cut video!! You did a great job! Love that card!!

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous cards Karolyn! Gorgeous designing!

grandmato20 said...

Love that woodgrain card-- it's so perfect!

Barb said...

Love the cards you made with the new release!

chera said...

beautiful cards!! THink my fav is the deer! But I l got to say I love your little gift idea!! Super fun!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great ideas!

Connie Cox said...

Wow! I love the wine glass charms. That is way cool and would make an awesome pressie. TFS xxx

Dana said...

Wow!! Fabulous cards!! I love the zipper die! SO many possibilities!!

Larissa Heskett said...

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!! =)

jackib said...

Ok - don't tell the others but your creations are my favorite!!! What a great idea to partially die cut those houses - love it!!!

Tammy J said...

Awesome cards and these ladies have done great. Love so many of the sets.

kReN said...

Wine glass charms! Great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jean Cross said...

I knew I'd see your smiling face on this blog. Sho nuff. Great job on the release, too. Exciting day.

Scrapthat said...

Awesome projects!! TFS
I too love the wine glass charms! TFS

stampsalot said...

I enjoy seeing craft ideas in addition to the card designs. The glass charms were great. Thank you.

candace1221 said...

Love the partial die cut with the row of houses. Great idea!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy WCMD! Wonderful cards Karolyn. Love the images, and dies... your cards are so pretty... especially love the first one... the wine glass charms look awesome!

Jackie Parkins said...

So many lovely things! The wine glass charms are an excellent idea for a Christmas gift.

Natalie Dever said...

Thanks so much for the video! what a great idea for the row of houses! and your charms are amazing!

marylouh said...

Everything is beautiful but I especially love the wine bottle markers. That is such a great idea and would even make great jewelry for the holidays.
thanks for sharing
Happy WCMD

Cindi said...

These are AWESOME!!!

Jane White said...

Great combo stamping and die-cutting!

Jim Bray said...

Wonderful cards! Love them all!

Valerie said...

Karolyn - all I can say is WOW!!!

theCook said...

Nice partial die cutting!
Love your use of the scribbbled pine, especially on the "stamp surgery" card!

Glorie said...

So much fun to see all the fabulous projects! Love the first card :)

Nancy Allin said...

Love all the techniques you used on your amazing cards. Wine glass charms are awesome!

Eileen Lucas said...

Very cute projects. Love how you did those little houses, the card is gorgeous. Also, great idea with the shrink plastic, love it, so cute.

Janet said...

Your projects are fantastic! I love your wood plank card. Thanks for sharing.

Abkenterprises said...

Love your wine glass charms! Especially how you packaged them for a gift. Thanks

Daria Z. said...

LOVE those wine charms - what a fun idea! All of your cards are fabulous.

Linda T said...

You're wine Charm set is just beautiful. What lovely cards. I adore the word dies and my fav is those beautiful little houses. I just love houses. Thank you for you're great video.

golfergal said...

Love your addition of a gift card to the zipper card. Very creative.

Thordis said...

Oh my goodness. Your projects are amazing. And the Hostess Gift ... so creative :)

Jeanne Streiff said...

Love the wine charms! Very clever! Great projects.

Carolyn Picken said...

Thanks for the great ideas...love the charms

Kathleen Hodgins said...

Great cards! My favorite though has to be the hostess gift!

Barbara M. said...

Wow! great cards and lots of inspiration.

Shelley C said...

Wow, you were a busy bee. I love the peace card, and the wine glass charms are a brilliant idea. Just wondering how you got the ring thru the shrink plastic. Did you insert it before shrinking?? Great gift idea, I'm going to copy it!!!

Ruth Gander said...

Love your cards and wine glass charms! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!!

Theresa said...

GREAT stamp set and fabulous cards!!! LOVING this reveal!!!!

Mary Sara P. said...

Thanks for sharing all your ideas. The wine glass charms are adorable and what a clever idea. So hard to choose a favorite from this release.

greggers said...

What can I say. . .LOVE your creations, the are all gorgeous!!

Theresa said...

The wine glass charms are so cute! I love them!

Broni said...

These are awesome samples!! I love your glittery Cozy Christmas card!!

Chark said...

couldn't love that zipper panel card more!!

Chark said...

and the gift of wine tags is sooo awesome and inspired!

Laura Smith said...

i don't know which one i love more!!! they are all so beautiful - i want to make cards that look as pretty as yours :-)

Donna said...

So cute! The wine tags are such a clever idea! Very cute!

Geri said...

Well pal....you nailed your video debut! Red Carpet for you dear friend! AWESOME tutorial (honestly, in all my crafting years I have never tried this technique!!!). Your cards are all amazing and are guaranteed to create a buying frenzy over at Ellen's shop!

BTW...GORGEOUS ring!!!

Noreen said...

The white houses against the dark blue background on your first card are stunning!

cosmictwirling said...

Love the cards here! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ka's Creations said...

Wow! What fun projects! Each one of them is definitely unique and beautiful. I love looking at your wine glass charms. Just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy Greene said...

Great designs on your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

fyk said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for the video :)

Jen said...

Love the use of the shrink plastic to create charms. And the partial die cutting of a die...very helpful!
Thanks for sharing!

Dani said...

The wine glass Charms are a great idea, thanks for the video, I was wondering how to not completely cut a die out.

Gloria L said...

Oh, my! You certainly think out of the box, with great results! Thanks for the video!

Sue Rose said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jodie Stoddard said...

Wow, so clever with the wine glass charms. Your cards are beautiful and the charms are TDF!

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

so much to love here. I really liked the wine glass charms.

babs said...

Karolyn, your gift boxed set is "charming", and holiday cards are worthy of the season!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your cards. Had a hard time deciding which is my favorite!

Kards by Karen said...

Karolyn--I love your style! Your Christmas goodies will be well received by your family and friends!

Barb said...

wine charms are great! love the cards too.

Dorothy C. said...

Wow! So many great projects. Loved the wine charms and how you packaged them. Also, the video was very helpful. Thanks so much!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love your cards and this new release.

Irene said...

So very clever. Love the partial die cut card. Thanks

Sandy Calder said...

I am impressed! Love each and every one!!!

amesari88 said...

Wow! First time visiting your blog and you almost left me speechless! So jealous of the person who receives the beautiful wine glass charms :)

Liz Lumsden said...

Wow! What wonderful projects...the wine glass charms are such a creative gift idea!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous projects! I LOVE your wine glass rings! Just brilliant!

Ashley said...

What beautiful projects! I LOVE the dark blue and white on your first card. GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

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

Carol Didier said...

Your cards are gorgeous, and I love the wine glass charms!! Excellent idea, and so cute with the 12 days stamps.

KimP said...

Thank you. I think the use of Twelve Days of Christmas is very creative.

Arlene D said...

Love the blue and white Cozy Christmas card! All clever ideas!

Kim said...

Great cards. I loved them all.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Thanks a bunch for the video on partial cutting. Now I finally know why there is a beveled edge on the cutting plates.

Andrene Smith said...

Wonderful cards and I LOVE the wine glass charms - fabulous idea! Your video was great!!!! I have never seen those cutting plates - who makes them?

Sallee P. said...

Beautiful cards! And I just love your set of wine glass charms! What a great hostess gift!

Mary Diehm said...

Amazing creations! I love the wine glass markers!

Laura Norris said...

WOW!! Wine charms??? How cute are they? So creative - I'm blown away!!

Barbra said...

Don't know what to say! All your projects are wonderful!

Dena Schaufele said...

my favorite is the wine glass tags. great use of the 12 days of Christmas set.

Gisela said...

Loved the wine charms ideas, fantastic!

Robbie said...

My favorite is the blue and white house scene. This is a gorgeous card. I may have to CASE this idea as it is just too beautiful not to try. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Piali Biswas said...

WOW!!!! You totally Rocked this release!!! So loving this Release...have a long shopping list !!!

Lisa said...

Cozy and clever. Nice.

jeannejj said...

I absolutely love the wine glass charms! I would never have thought of it!

Frozenstamper said...

Super cute cards, Karolyn! Bravo for your video!! Partial die cutting fun!

Stacy said...

Beautiful cards. I absolutely love what you did with the zip died. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

Donna Cala said...

You had me with the first card. Holiday card perfection!!! Love the die cut and shimmer paper against the dark sky. So elegant. Ellen and Julie are lucky to have you showing off their stamps and dies.

sueincanada said...

Wonderful projects. Love the little houses.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

An answer to a question that I have been trying to solve - thanks so much. Where did you get that particular plastic sheet?

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wow I Love all your great ideas!!

Karen said...

Wonderful cards; I love the deer on the laurel wreath, and the white houses against the dark blue are stunning!

CandyW said...

The cards are wonderful, but OMG, the wine glass charms!!! Now I need this set to make some of them!!! Fantastic!!!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards! Snow pretty.

CandyW said...

I would love to know which of the silhouette box files you used for that box.

Marian said...

Nice cards. Clever way to use the 12 days of Christmas!

Anne said...

Amazing cards and I can't remember a release that has excited me so much.

pcm said...

seriously those wine charms are fantastic!!!!

Di said...

Kudos to you on that set of wine glass charms!!! Wow, someone is going to be happy at Christmas.

cozjetez said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love the stag with the gold embossing powder

conil said...

First of all...WOW! Secondly, how clever are you...those wine tags...I'm drooling. I thin you explained yourself very well in your video. Well done, all of it.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the wonderful video...you answered some questions I had for the partial cutting.

Deborah Carr said...

Beautiful cards but I especially like the creative use of the Twelve Days stamps and dies.

Lucinde said...

Great projects, love the box with wine charms!

Carol Doggett said...

So much inspiration in one blog post! These new stamps and dies are wonderful!!! TFS!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love the houses and the wine glass charms - such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Milne said...

Hey, the video wasn't THAT bad - :-)

Very cute card. Love cozy Christmas.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Love your creations, Karolyn & what a treat to watch you work in the video. I just ordered the Home & Hearth die set & can't wait to try your technique! :D

Jo Ann F. said...

You have so many great ideas, and I love your natural style. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Some really nice ideas here on your blog, but the wine markers are my fav. Love how you made them. Thanks for sharing with us.

Beth said...

Cute wine glass charms! Great cards, all!

Pat Kay said...

The video was great! Fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.

SkyPixie17 said...

Happy World Card-Making Day! What Beautiful cards to celebrate such a Fantastic new release! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the wine glass charms. Very clever gift idea.
Nancy

Linda E said...

Karolyn, I love your idea for using the 12 days stamps. What a great gift idea. Your cards are wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win a prize.

Craftin Sus said...

Your white layered landscape card is so nice! So subtle but packs a punch.

cma21317 said...

1st your video was perfect as if you had done 100's. 2nd what are those snips named I need those. 3rd all cards are fabulous!!!!

karenb said...

Wonderful cards!!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Karolyn, those glass wine charms are darling! Such cool projects!

Jen said...

What a great use of the 12 days stamps with the wine charms - love it.

Jean said...

What a great variety of wonderful projects you created with this new release. Thanks for sharing them - and for the opportunity to win!

StephH said...

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!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I love the wine tags, so cute and I just LOVE that peace card, so soft and pretty.

Renee M said...

Your projects are just gorgeous, and thanks for sharing these ideas using the wonderful new crafting goodies :)

cissi said...

Wow your cards are amazing, love them!

Elizabeth said...

Delightful projects! The wine charms are really clever.

Tona said...

Love your cards & projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nimue said...

Such a cute card and what a great idea for a little Christmas gift.

Nimue said...

Such a cute card and what a great idea for a little Christmas gift.

Patricia St Martin said...

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

Tami Babcock said...

Karolyn - just loved the snowy village and 'peace on earth' cards! Terrific ideas and wonderfully executed! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

Great creations and great video! Those little charms make a wonderful gift!

meiaudesigns said...

LOVE the little houses!! Such a great stamp set! Thank you for your inspirations!

Rita said...

Loved your cards. And the gift box is so creative and clever. Thank you for sharing.

cghundley said...

All your cards
are just wonderful!
I really love the
last one with the
reindeer on it!
Carla from Utah

Aj D said...

Loved all your ideas, beautiful job! Loved, loved the wine charms! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, those gold tipped antlers! I'm sold!!

Patricia said...

Wow! What an amazing array of creations! I loved all of them but the wine charms have me awestruck! What a fab idea! Loved your stag card too. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways also!

Kazumi Edwards said...

I love the cards you made, so elegant.

Jomama said...

Beautiful cards! And the wine glass charms are so cute!!!

joy said...

Very creative projects with these fabulous new products! Thanks for the inspiration.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh your projects are OUTSTANDiNG Karolyn! I love your cards and the wine charms are such a unique and wonderful gift to make!

Denise said...

Wow Carolyn, your cards are just gorgeous and the wine glass charms are amazing!

Vicki said...

Love the little houses and the snowy hills. That zipper die is genius. Such a fun idea! Thanks for all the hard work on your projects.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

All of your projects are stunning!

Lorraine said...

It would be hard to pick a favorite - these are all beautiful.

Cheri said...

Absolutely awesome, Karolyn! I love the wine glass charms and the gift box! This is so creative. And your cards are all so stunning!

Rosemary said...

everything is just amazing, but I especially love the "peace on earth" card... just gorgeous!

Susan McMenamin said...

Love your designs! Those dies are so cute.

judy said...

Fantastic projects-- I especially love the wine glass charms!!

Jona Moughty said...

Great idea with the wine charms. What a nice gift. Very unique. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

Amy C. said...

You've been busy creating some amazing projects! This is a fabulous new collection.

Kathy W said...

Oh my gosh. I love those wine glass charms. What a great hostess gift. Thanks for the idea!

Brittany Tucker said...

Love all your cards. Truly beautiful!

Pat Kinkaid said...

What wonderful cards, and oh Wow! the wine glass charms are so cute!!

Marianne said...

Wonderful projects and well done on the video. I would never have guessed this was only your second one.

rossi73 said...

Wonderful I love your take on these stamps !

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards and clever idea to make the wine charms with that set.

not so sleepy/beauty said...

Those houses are perfect. Warm and cozy.

Pini said...

It truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas :) Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards.

Elle said...

I think you did a fabulous job!!!!:)

jamie vanskiver said...

these are wonderful cards!! Love the video, very helpful. Thank you. I absolutely love the lil wine glass charms. Such an awesome idea!

Sheryl said...

Wow, your projects are amazing! The shrinky dink wine glass charms are fabulous; what a great gift!

jcappetta said...

Love your cards!Thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to go shopping!

Grandma Ronda said...

I never thought to do partial die cutting like you did with the little houses and trees. Genius. Thanks for a great idea.

Quiana said...

I love what you did with the stamps for the wine glass rings.

Teresa W. said...

Awesome cards and projects! The little houses and trees are so adorable.

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