Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Blog Hop


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Hello, and welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yay!!! 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 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!

You should have arrived at my blog from the very talented Sharon Harnist.  If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Now that we’ve disposed of the hop details, would you like to see my projects?  Okay!!

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My first project features the previously released stamp set called Autumn Acorns.  This gorgeous stamp set now has coordinating dies – which makes me ever so happy!!  I decided to use the Autumn Acorns Designer Dies to create a “letterpress” look.  Basically, I used the leaves and acorns dies to die cut some Craft-a-Board (a lightweight chip board that cuts beautifully with wafer thin dies!).  I then placed those die cuts onto some Distress Watercolor Paper and ran them through my die cutting machine with a rubber embossing mat.  This “debosses” those shapes into the watercolor paper, leaving the perfect spot to stamp the coordinating Autumn Acorns images inside the debossed areas!  I stamped the images using VersaMark, heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder, and watercolored them with Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from the Fancy Thanks Stamp Set. Here’s a close up of that yummy dimension!

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For my next project, I was thrilled to little bits to get to play with the new Advent Stamp Set, as well as the coordinating Advent Designer Dies!  Check out this project!!

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Advent calendars are so much fun to create for the holidays!!  My oldest daughter’s family loves to do holiday-related activities during the advent season, so this new Advent Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies made this project easy peasy, lemon squeezie!  I had the frame from last year (but it’s still available on Amazon, HERE), so all I had to do was create the 25 pockets that each contain a tag designating a holiday-related activity.  I just know my grandsons are going to have a blast revealing each day’s holiday fun!  I used THIS website for ideas to include on each day’s tag.  Here’s a close up of what the pockets look like once assembled:

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You can see that I die cut the Advent Designer Dies from the die cut circles, and then I stamped the corresponding number inside the negative of the die cut and onto the scalloped circle using the Advent Stamp Set.  Here’s another close up showing what each pocket and enclosed tag looks like:

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I used a 6 x 6 paper pad so that each of the pockets feature a similar color palette.  But you could totally create this project using previously released holiday pattern paper that you already have in your stash!  This was super fun to create, and I’m so grateful to Julie for designing the Advent Stamp Set and coordinating dies to make this project come together so easily!

I’ve listed all of the products that I used for each of these projects below.  You can find ALL of the newly released Essentials By Ellen HERE.

The next stop on the hop is Nichol Magouirk’s amazing blog – no doubt you’ll be BLOWN away by her brilliant talent and genius!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today – I appreciate it more than you know!

Happy hoppin’!

AUTUMN ACORNS CARD PRODUCTS USED:

HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR PRODUCTS USED:

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Scrapthat said...

Great projects girl! TFS

Shelly said...

Fabulous projects!!

QuilterLaura said...

I especially love the leaf card, just gorgeous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Fabulous projects!! Love the gold embossed outline and watercolored leaves!

Pam Beatty said...

Great ideas!

Kren Kurts said...

Leaves, leaves, leaves....for all seasons! I can't get enough of them! TFS! These Essentials are really fabulous--and need I say, essential? So many wonderful designs! kReN

stempelfrida said...

Oh, this gold embossing is just right and perfect for the autumn card. Thank you for sharing this idea. It looks great!
Creative regards from stempelfrida

Aubrey Myers said...

Love the advent calendar! So cool

jcobb said...

Love the grateful card!!

Dot Freel said...

What a gorgeous card with the elegant gold. I love it!

Mel said...

REALLY love that autumn card! Of course, autumn is my favorite season. Thank you for inspiring me!

Bridget said...

An adorable fall card and an amazing advent project - so inspiring, thank you!

Kate said...

That autumnal card is so beautiful especially with all that gold. Love it!!!

Nancy said...

Such creative projects!

Teresa Doyle said...

OMWord, Karolyn, your card is amazing and I love how YOU did your Advent "calendar" as well! You ladies are just so creative! (This is why I follow you, of course. LOL) Great job!
(My email addy is: elyod.aseret@gmail.com)

CraftyPaws said...

Gorgeous card and LOVE that advent calendar! tfs

JanetB said...

Love those leaves and acorns!

Unknown said...

Fun project! TFS
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M R Leech said...

Your embossing is gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely and fun ideas!

Trish said...

Your advent calendar is just so amazing! And I LOVE the fall leaves and acorn card. The gold embossing and watercolor-Yummy!

Debbie Selby said...

Love the letterpress card. So elegant!

Amber McGary said...

I love the autumn acorn card. It is breathtaking!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Great projects. tfs!

Kimberly H said...

The gold embossing is perfect! It just adds so much to that card!

Louise said...

What wonderful cards. I am enjoying the hop. It's so fun to see the ideas and creations for this new release!

Lori B said...

Love the gold embossing & the how-tos for debossing on the first card. And the Advent calendar-love it!

Texas JennyWren said...

I totally LOVE the gold embossing on the Autumn Acorns card you made. It really makes it all pop. Thanks for all your fun ideas!!

Cathy Homan said...

Great projects! I love your use of Gold! Thanks for sharing.

Satori said...

Awesome card with autumn colors, gold embossing and clean design!

pcm said...

gorgeous acorns and leaves!

Gina D'Urso said...

Really love your leaves and acorn card, the debossing is so pretty! Your advent project is also wonderful, so talented!!!

Marie said...

Love the debossing and the adorable Advent calendar.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

That that gold embossing! Just beautiful!

Karen B said...

The gold embossed acorns and leaves are lovely!

Karen D said...

Love the card, it is so beautiful! Love the calendar too!

Christine Kiehl said...

Love the new Autumn acorn set myself! I love what you did with the gold embossing as well! Very classy!

Amye said...

These are fun ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Love both cards but through fall theme is my best
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Janet L said...

Love the shading on your leaves!

pamboe said...

The gold embossing is just perfect for your fall card. I love it!

jeanietootoo said...

the gold embossed and water colored leaf card is simply gorgeous

windinstarsranch said...

Love this Fall card. The gold embossing really sets it off.

conil said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Brilliant Advent Calendar. All those little pockets screaming to be opened. What fun. It's beautiful. And that gold embossed card with the debossing...what a great idea...looks so terrific.

Karen King said...

Brilliant technique with the autumn acorns set! Your card is so lovely!

Cheryl Soule said...

Very nice.

M DelValle said...

Cool card and project! Love the Fall colors!! Very festive!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the letterpress look, beautiful! And the advent calendar is wonderful!

Lady Fair said...

Love the autumn card, the letterpress effect is stunning!

TK Watson said...

That first card is stunning! Love the gold embossing and fall colors!

Janet D. said...

Your Fall themed card is gorgeous!! And I absolutely adore your countdown calendar!!

3kidmama said...

Love the fall card! Your watercolors are perfect and the sentiment just leaves a smile on my face!

I Card Everyone said...

Karolyn I adore those gold-embossed images!!! Your card and calendar are so making me want IT ALL!
=] Michele

NanW said...

Gorgeous fall leaf card. Gold embossing is so elegant.
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Nana Griffin said...

Love the acorn and leaves card!

AZ Lyn said...

Love the gold embossing on the first card - gorgeous card!

Debra said...

Love the designs and colors. Great use of the products. Especially like the stunning card.

Betty Keefe said...

fantastic advent calendar!

cma21317 said...

VERY very nice. LOVE GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin Cooper said...



love your card! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free stamp set!!

"glow" said...

so gorgeously colored... i absolutely love how you did the leaves for that first card.. so classy and so elegant.. i appreciate the fact that foliage and leaves dies can be used and are so gorgeous other than underneath flowers.. thanks for all the inspirations you shared here... :)

Kristy Tyra said...

Loving the Advent idea!

Unknown said...

Great projects! The Thanksgiving card is gorgeous with the gold embossing and your beautiful water coloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb D said...

Love the advent calendar! Especially love it on the frame. Thanks for sharing!

lisamom said...

The gold touches are soooo pretty!

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

I love the fall card with the gold lines! Super pretty!

Sue Smith said...

Beautiful acorn and leaf card. Also, so doesn't love the count down til Christmas ? :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the gold outline and the leaves. Just gorgeous

Lindsay Weber said...

What an awesome idea for the use of an advent calendar! It looks amazing!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your fabulous projects! Your fall card is so elegant with the gold accents, and your advent calendar is so neat! Thanks for sharing.

Donna Dacy said...

What a beautiful card....the gold embossing with the glorious colored leaves. And the Advent is great. Lovely designs and great takes on this release. TFS

Sandy S. said...

What wonderful, inventive projects. I love the card, with its little touch of debossing and the gold outlines. It's stunning!

Mary W said...

Really like your card and sentiment! The gold takes it over the top.

Mary W said...

Really like your card and sentiment! The gold takes it over the top.

designbydonna said...

Love all your sparkly gold. All the advent projects are so different. Very versatile stamps and dies.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Fabulous, lovely projects.

Patricia said...

Both of your projects are outstanding! I really love them both. The advent calendar is so impressive! I'm just loving this new release & all of the creations & inspiration!

Nicki Wong said...

Love the grateful card.

L. Webb said...

The acorn card is so lovely. I can see that being used all autumn long. Thank you for the great tips!

PS- the advent stamps are so fun! It's my little girl's second Christmas and I think she would LOVE to open envelopes each day too!

Kristie Goulet said...

You knocked these projects out of the park, Karolyn! Awesome!!!

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE holiday calendars and yours is super cute and festive! Love this pretty color combination!
Take Care!
Michele

Karla Yungwirth said...

These are beautiful projects! I love the letterpress look! Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win :) Karlajyungwirth@gmail.com

Julie Curtis said...

I love advent calendars! Yours is great!

Frozenstamper said...

Ooooh, love those acorns! I can't live without my craft- a-board, now!

Glorie said...

Love the elegant autumn card! TFS!

CandyW said...

Love your advent calendar! Makes me wish I had some little kids still to make it for!

cindybearj said...

I love that Autumn card, the debossing really makes it interesting!

Jo Lindskog said...

What clever ideas! Some years I need all the creative help I can get.

Nancy Lee said...

really loving the soft fall colors on the fall card. thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Lynn said...

Karolyn, you knocked this Advent calendar out of the park and I personally want to thank you for the helpful tips! I bet Your grandkids love you to bits! TFS a wonderful idea to interact with our beautiful grandchildren!

Verda said...

Your card and project are both outstanding. Great work.

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh Karolyn...both of your projects are just beyond stunning. Who wouldn't love an Advent Calendar as beautiful as the one that you created? All that gorgeous gold?! Wow!! The debossing on your first card just blew my mind. It looks rather "simple" (for lack of a better word), yet the effect is so elegant and timeless. Absolutely breathtaking.

cghundley said...

Your advent calendar
is a great idea. Love
the decorated tags.
Carla from Utah

Bobbie Bluegill said...

The Thanksgiving card is gorgeous.

Jannette Davis said...

These projects are great! Thanks for the awesome ideas.

Kerry said...

Lovely card with the gold embossing to make it shine. Cool advent calendar too.

Yvonne C. said...

So fun, love the advent calendar.

Carisa said...

I love the beautiful gold embossing and what a fun advent calendar!

Chriss Blagrave said...

This Fall card is absolutely gorgeous!

Mary-Anne V said...

I adore your gold embossed fall card. The advent calendar is a great project too.

Naylor Made said...

Super adorable advent calendar. I love gold embossing of the leaves along with the distress ink water coloring. Tfs :-)

Denise Terry said...

The gold embossing with the fall colors looks amazing on that card!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Wow! Love your beautiful fall card & that advent project is amazing. Thanks so much.

Hazel A.. said...

What a unique way to showcase the Autumn Acorn stamps; I will be giving this a try for sure. And your colors are so beautifully vibrant! TFS both of these fun projects!

Charmaine said...

Wonderful projects.

SHartl said...

I just love that card with the leaves and acorns. They look so pretty with the gold embossing!
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Diane Jaquay said...

The gold embossed watercolor card is GORGEOUS, and I love your advent project!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the debossed leaves with the gold embossing and watercoloring, so pretty! Your advent calendar is fabulous, love that idea!

Brithzi said...

Lovely! Love the embossed leaves and acorns. The Advent project is wonderful.

Diana Johnson said...

Love the card, colors with the gold are great and the Advent calendar!

jamie vanskiver said...

I love the leaf card! The leaves and acorns look fabulous gold embossed and I love sentiments in this set! Your advent calendar is awesome!

Sabrina said...

Your projects are so beautiful!!

Cris said...

Just what I have been looking for!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card and advent envelopes.

SouthernMrs said...

Love your acorn card.... Beautiful!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful! I love the Advent calendar, thanks for sharing with us.

Megan said...

Beautiful! I love the watercoloring with the gold EP!

Patty Cadby said...

Love those gold embossed acorns

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wow your projects are amazing!!!!! Love gold embossing and this new release:)

Janet Swofford said...

Your projects are great! I love the gold embossing on the fall card and any child would love your advent calendar! My email is janet@swofford.com

Barbara said...

Love the gold embossing with the watercolor leaves. Cute idea for an advent calendar, too!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Lynne said...

I love your idea with the letterpress - makes such an awesome card. I'm definitely trying that technique.

StampinLouie said...

Love you debossing. I will try that great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Gutshall said...

What wonderful projects! I love the Thanksgiving card and the advent calendar is such a great idea!

l rekroc said...

Love the card and that advent calendar is amazing!

Candy B said...

The debossing was so interesting! Beautiful projects. Thank you. (cbee at inbox dot com)

Ericka Strange said...

Love the advent calendar. So fun

Patt H. said...

The leaves on your card are gorgeous! Such a great idea to deboss the images. Thanks for sharing.

Violet said...

Love the gold embossed autumn acorns, so festive!

Violet said...

Love the gold embossed autumn acorns, so festive!

Jo Herbert said...

I love the gold embossing and colouring it. Also the debossing of the dies lookes fabulous and 3d ish. Thanks or being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

Kathy White said...

Your autumn acorns card is absolutely stunning!

halomom said...

I really liked your Autumn Acorns card--especially the gold embossing!

halomom said...

I really liked your Autumn Acorns card--especially the gold embossing!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Oh my goodness, your autumn card is so beautiful and classy! Anyone who gets that in the mail will just love touching it for all the texture!!! Wish it was me :-) So pretty!!! karenpagedave at yahoo dot com

Randi Marie DuPrey said...

Love the gold outlines on the leaves and acorns. So pretty!

Katherine Barnes said...

What a great technique to deboss the paper and then stamp inside it! Your card & advent calendar ideas a fantastic!

Jennifer L. said...

Lovely projects! I wondered how you debossed the images on the first card. Thanks for the craft-a-board tip!

Kathy H said...

Such a lovely Autumn card!

Kari V. said...

I just love that debossed letterpress look on your autumn card!! A great and beautiful idea!

Lanae said...

I love the debossing technique!! So beautiful and is perfect for that stamp set!

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

These are incredible! What wonderful projects!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I absolutely love the embossed leaf card! You are so talented!

Renee said...

That letterpress look is AWESOME!!!! Just went and put some craftaboard stuff into my cart! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karenladd said...

I really love the embossed acorns and leaves with the watercoloring! So gorgeous!
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Nandini said...

Loved the card and super loved the advent project!

Shirley said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Shari said...

Absolutely lovely. The card, and the advent.

Sherisse Ang said...
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Sherisse Ang said...

I really love the gold embossing on the card, it's so pretty! The watercoloured leaves also make the card really bright and cheery! Thanks for inspiring me!

Jude Fin said...

Love your acorn card. Very pretty

Leslie Brown said...

Unique and great projects!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

lovely!!! this new release shines in all of your creations!

Kathy S said...

Wow - so creative - love the advent calendar.

~amy~ said...

Karolyn!!!!!
Gorgeous projects...that advent calendar rocks.

Karine said...

Love the watercoloring on the card. And your advent calendar is simply awesome!

Hussena said...

Wow! All your projects are just stunning! I love your advent calendar idea..Looks so festive and fun. :)

Deborah R said...

Fun advent wreath. I love the fall leaves on your card.

Ina Good said...

Love your gold autumn card and your nicely done advent calender too!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card, love the delicate details; and WOW, that is a gorgeous Advent Calender.

Maxine M. said...

Just beautiful!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card. Love the gold embossing. The advent calendar is darling too ♥

joy said...

gorgeous!

Halina said...

You are sooooooo inspiring! Love all your projects! Thanks....

Cheri W said...

Love your ideas - your Fall card is beautiful! Anything with leaves this time of year .....

Daria G. said...

Great projects! It is spo creativ to deboss first and then spamt your imagaes-looks relly cool!

Deana P said...

These projects are awesome. Really like the debossed card, never thought of that. Thankyou for the great ideas!

Sheryl Peavy said...

Loved the advert calendar

Debra Rumpza said...

Just gorgeous. I love the gold for fall.

Zuby said...

I've never tried that debossing technique. I am going to give it a go!

Deana P said...

Really like the leave card!

Marcia said...

Love your advent calendar!! It's gorgeous.

aknancy said...

Love your advent calendar. Thank you for posting the blog where you got some of the ideas for daily to-do's...

Sue McW said...

Beautiful card. Love the water coloring on the leaves and the sentiment is great. Fabulous and fun advent calendar.

Hetty said...

Beautiful card,wonderful colors and what a great advent calandar.
Thanks for the inspiration with the new stamps and dies.

Kelly Massman said...

really love work! especially loving the leaves and acorns!

Cyndee Scholet said...

I really liked the "letterpress" technique you did. With the gold embossing and the coloring you did, it's just gorgeous!

jeannine cochran said...

the debossing idea/technique is way cool! thank you for offering this information.

RoseMary15 said...

I love the detail that the gold embossing powder made on your card and the advent calendar is adorable!

bev p said...

I love the gold accents on the fall card, but I REALLY LOVE the advent calendar! I have one right now that doesn't excite me, but we fill it with prophetic verses relating to Jesus' birth on one side with the verses recording fulfilled prophecy on the other. I would love to do this for my son and DNL to have at their home. Thanks so much for a great idea beautifully done!

Connie said...

Love the fall colors!

Robyn said...

Such pretty projects! The gold embossed watercolored leaves are just gorgeous.

Ellie Fraser said...

Great projects? I particularly like the fall card. The colours are stunning.

Laurie Brown said...

Love your card and that deboss technique. So elegant!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the Christmas Scribbles word stamps!

Jeanette Delaplane said...

Love the Autumn card and what a great technique--I will have to try that. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic projects Karolyn. Love the pretty card... the gold heat embossing looks so elegant... and oh, that calendar... those numbers look great die-cut and stamped with the gold.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love all the gold, Karolyn!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is so elegant! I love your advent calendar!

scrapwoman said...

Gold is always the right addition to any project!

Eileen M said...

Beautiful ideas! Perfectly executed!

Kathy R. said...

Great projects...the card is stunning!

Amy McCue said...

Your advent calendar idea is awesome. I love the red and gold.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the beautiful leaves! That gold is gorgeous!

Pam Legg said...

WOW...love the letterpress look by debating the die!! And the colors are beautiful...so love the gold!

Memories by Manda said...

Really great projects. Love the envelope idea.

Kris said...

You had me at HELLO with the gold embossing powder!

snazzyjj said...

Love your projects. The gold embossing with distress inks are so beautiful.

Joan M said...

Love the fall stamps and die set. Beautiful cards

Martha Harris said...

Oh, how I love the debossing technique of the acorns and leaves!

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