THIS POST IS LOADED WITH INFO, PROJECTS AND PRIZES, SO PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!
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!
- The CLASSroom
- Teri Anderson
- Laurel Beard
- JJ Bolton
- Heather Campbell
- Kittie Caracciolo
- Darlene DeVries
- Julie Ebersole
- Sharon Harnist
- Amber Kemp-Gerstel
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Karolyn Loncon <-----YOU ARE HERE!
- Nichol Magouirk
- Jean Manis
- Jennifer McGuire
- Chari Moss
- Paulina Nakamura
- Jocelyn Olson
- Catherine Pooler
- Miriam Prantner
- Julia Stainton
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 cut. WARNING: 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):
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!
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?!
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.
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!)
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!