Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop!!


NOTE:  Be sure and read all the way to the bottom of this post, as there’s lots of information about giveaways and hop details!!

Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!!

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If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  If you arrived here from Emily Leiphart’s blog, you’re in the right place!!  If you arrived here out of order, PLEASE be sure and click on through to the Ellen Hutson LLC CLASSroom Blog, where you’ll find the full list of hop stops!

I’m showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  Let’s get started, shall we?

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So my first project features the new Antlers Die, as well as stamped and die cut images from the new Season to Sparkle Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  I love glittery antlers – I think this cool holiday trend is here to stay.  And gold with white just makes my heart happy.  The dangling snowflakes from the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set add a touch of elegance to this card that I think is super cool.  I’ve included a bit of a surprise for the lucky recipient of this baby.  Check it out!

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BOOM!!  How fun is that?!!  I included some Chibilights behind the image panel to make the snowflakes light up!  I don’t have time to give a full tutorial here, but believe me when I tell you, these lights are so fun to play with!  Here’s a still shot of what the simple circuit looks like behind the image panel (I actually built the simple circuit on the card base so as to keep the layers from getting too thick – all of the “mess” is hidden by the image panel):

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Fun, right?!!  Okay, for my second project, I got to play with the new Tree Farm Stamp Set and Tree Farm Dies.  Oh my cuteness!!  Brandi Kincaid’s new designs are a wonderful addition to the Essentials By Ellen line!!  And the project that I created:

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Check out that hilarious and adorable hedgehog!  Is he not so stinkin’ cute?!!  And the Tree Farm Stamp Set is chock-a-block FULL of adorable images like Mr. Hedgie, there!  Again, no time for specific details – we want you to enjoy the rest of the hop!!  I’ve linked up the products that I used for both projects below.

Your next stop on the hop is the most amazing and talented Jennifer McGuire.  I have a small girl crush on her . . . she’s truly one of my favorite people and bloggers of all time.  I know she’ll have something utterly amazing to share with you all, so enjoy!

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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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!



ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  You won’t be disappointed!!
Happy hoppin’ and thanks for stopping by today!!

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EBE HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE:

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Stephanie Savidge said...

I'm really loving those deer antlers!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards! Love those deer antlers!

Shelly Rasske said...

Beautiful cards, love this release!

Taheerah said...

Awesome cards! Love the light-up snowflake centres, and that cute hedgehog!

Colleen C. said...

Really cool light up card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your antler card... those lit up snowflakes are awesome.

Emily K said...

Such beautiful designs. I love the antler card. So neat.

TK said...

LOVE your light up card; but that hedgie is pretty fantastic too!

Debbie Selby said...

Love the deer antler card. It is perfect for showcasing the Chibitronics.

Diane Hanson said...

Really great idea using the Chibilights on a holiday card! So fun!

Linda S. said...

With or without the lights the antler card is beautiful. TFS

Swimmom said...

Great cards!

anniepalz said...

Lovely cards. The antlers one so elegant. Nice job

Ina Nelson said...

I love the snowflake card. what a wonderful idea. And the antlers are amazing. The little critter is so cute.

Bonnie J said...

What fun cards! This is a wonderful release.

Teri Smith said...

Your antler card is fabulous!

brinkleyboy said...

How I love the simple antlers and snowflake ornaments blingged up with gold! Love both cards for different reasons, cute and adorable and classy and elegant!

richardbreaks said...

LIGHTS!? AMAZEBALLS!!! Just so wonderful. Love your sweet critter scene, as well!

Scrapperdipper said...

I love your cards. Hanging snowflakes from the antlers is so creative, and the fact that it lights up is amazing!

LesLee said...

Oh my the recipient of this card certainly will be surprised.. great idea to make them light up... and you are right that little hedgehog is adorable... thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

I Card Everyone said...

Karolyn you never disappoint! Just fantastic - and why don't I have any puffy e.p.? xx
=] Michele

aknancy said...

Those deer antlers are so much fun..... pretty cards!

Nancy R said...

Great cards! Love the antlers and snowflakes, and the light-up is so fun. That little hedgehog is adorable nestled among the trees. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

Sam B said...

Two of my fav cards from the hop so far - just ordered Chibi lights so looking forward to trying them and love how you hung the snowflakes from the antlers. And Mr. Hedgie is just adorable, love the colors on that card too! TFS!

Teri Smith said...

The elegance of your first card is stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Megan Harp said...

Beautiful cards! Truly amazed by the first card!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Amazing ideas and so fun and original. thank you for sharing:)

Nancy Allin said...

Love your cards! The light up effect is amazing!! Such an awesome new release.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my goodness these are FANTASTIC!!!

Crafty Little Peach said...

So much pretty!!! TFS

Ronnie said...

Those snowflakes! Coming from a place that can get temperatures of up to 40C on Christmas Day I stay away from snow type mages but thos snowflakes are tempting me!

Kelly Massman said...

great cards! in LOVE with the hedgie card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy Lustick said...

Fantastic job , love the lights !

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

I just loved your "antler & snowflake" card! How much fun is that?!! I have six grandchildren who would love a light up card! The second card with the wonderful little critters is wonderful too! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

Casie Williams said...

Love that hedge hog! You really brought him to life!

LisaBee17 said...

The antler card is so fun! Love it!

Deb said...

Love the antler card! Gotta get me some of those lights

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love those deer antlers, too, especially in gold. And with hanging ornaments ... perfection. Love the lights!
And Mr. Hedgie is just adorable as is your sweet card.

Sue Denoncour said...

Fantastic cards. The coloring on the hedgehog card is perfect and love the glistening snow! Double WOWSERS on the antler card!!!! You've gone above and beyond! TFS.

Woendi Levitt said...

WOW your first card is soooo fun. I'm even more jealous now of this release when you added the lights.

Carol Henderson said...

Well - how creative was your antler card? I thought something was wrong with my computer..DUH ME!

Betty Buchsdrucker said...

Lights on christmas cards - who knew! Great idea

A Tad Bit Off said...

Don't normally care too much for antlers but lighted, ornamented antlers are great! Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

the light up card is amazing!!!

Brandi Rubio said...

I love the snowflakes and the lights, omg!! These are beautiful!

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

I really need this critter set. The more I see of it the more it is making me drool. Love your creations delightful . TFS

McStamper said...

Love the snowflakes. Beautiful.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great cards! I'm getting so many ideas for all the hunters in our family

Janet D. said...

What great cards, so clever!

Kanako Nakamura said...

Amazing creations! Thank you for sharing.

Karen B. said...

Hello gorgeous first card!

Tina Thomsen said...

I think that I'm going to have to try using lights in a card. So cool!

Kathy Thisted said...

love your cards ! on the antler card the lights are sooo WOW!

Jan Elmore said...

Your 'Merry & Bright' card made my day!

Laura said...

The antler card is great!! Thanks for sharing!!

Satori said...

Great cards! Love the light up snowflakes!

Karen Cash said...

nice cards! I like the first one with the Chibtronics...so classy

Beth H. said...

Great cards! Love how you hung the snowflakes from the antlers - then the lights...WOW!

M R Leech said...

Chibi lights!!! Wow!!! Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!

Isabelle said...

Awesome cards ! The lights on the first one are a great idea, I'll have to give them a try. And your little hedgehog is so cute, I love it !

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Karolyn, both of your cards are truly amazing. Love the lights on your first card, so cool! Your second card is nothing short of adorable. ♥ it!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Donna Baker said...

Great use of the antlers die. Enjoyed the display of the CHIBITRONICS CHIBI LIGHTS in the snowflakes.

Purple Princess said...

love both cards!!

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards! Love the hedgie.

Marta said...

Pretty cards! I love how you hung the snowflakes from the antlers...it turned out great!

Leigh Buchholz said...

The Tree Farm card is sweet but my fav is the antler card. Initially I did not get the antler appeal. Seeing your simple but gorgeous antler card has changed my mind. Gorgeous.

loceanjo said...

WOWW!!! The antler card is great!! Thanks for sharing!!

Judy Sander said...

Adorable cards! Love the way you hung snowflakes from the antlers! Clever you.

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards... love the way you hung the snowflakes from the antlers!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

the ehdgehog card is absolutely gorgeous and the light up one is so clever, well done love them both

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love those little sparkling lights! Gorgeous!

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card with the lights flashing in the background!

Julie Ebersole said...

Karolyn, these are just fantastic--LOVE the Chibis--the card was stunning as is, and then you pushed it over the top! XO!!! Thank you!

kReN K said...

Oh my goodness, I love the snowflakes hanging from the antlers. What an inspired idea! Terrific! TFS!

Lieve said...

Thanks to the blog-hop I visit your blog. And glad I'm here !
You created two beautiful cards with great design (and extra lights - so original !) !
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

vicenta ghylin said...

Great cards. Really like the antler card but when I saw the lights, I said awesome. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of the giveaway.

Geri Stuart said...

I think Jennifer had a video for the lights. I've been to shy to try it but your card is very encouraging! Thanks!

Diann Brodnax said...

Love both your cards! And the addition of the twinkles is awesome! :)

Lori B said...

Your light up card is fabulous!

Colleen Balija said...

Wow, that first card is probably one of my favorites yet! So classy with clean lines.

jkstiles77 said...

LOVE both of your cards! Great release!

Norma T. Gomez said...

WOW! How ingenious to use the Chibilights! Truly a BOOM effect!

Russell Productions said...

Love the lighted card.

Sue LD said...

Fun yet beautiful antler card design and sweet hedgehog scene.

Ryegirl said...

Snowflakes, antlers & lights ... amazing!! I'm sold on this release! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Lindar C said...

Love the Chibi lights card, very pretty

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards and loving those light up ones!

Tracy Brown said...

Snowflakes and hedgehogs oh my!! These are 2 of my favorite things! Love your cards

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Those lights look so fun to try!

Debbie B said...

WOWZA!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those light up snowflakes! Just too much fun! I am going to have to try that! Your hedgehog card is adorable! Thanks for sharing your creativity here!~ Loving this blog hop!

jan metcalf said...

Sweet looks!

Karen King said...

The antler card is so elegant! And how cool that it lights up too!

joy said...

Your cards never disappoint, Karolyn! I love the antler card; so elegant! And, the second card is adorable, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elaine said...

Lovely pretty cards!

pcm said...

wow! that lit card was already stunning but with the lights? takes it up a notch!

Betty Sue said...

What a beautiful antler card! Love the lights!

Judy said...

Very wonderful cards you made with this new release Carolyn. Each and every one a beauty in it's own right. Thanks for sharing with us.

Amy Lim said...

Love the light up card ! It's gorgeous

Linda Whitaker said...
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Linda Whitaker said...

Karolyn, cool antlers love the decor, and critters cute.

SHartl said...

Those glittery antlers are so beautiful! Who would have thought antlers could be so fun?!

The sacred/secular medley said...

Great ideas!

Freda said...

Your cards are gorgeous and so fun!

Lisa Silver said...

Oh how clever to add the mini lights!!!

Barbara said...

Love both cards...the light-up card is awesome and the hedgehog card is adorable.

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Wonderful shining card with chibitronics!
Wow!!! Beautiful!!!

judy said...

I love your light up snowflake card!

D.Ann C said...

Those light up snowflakes are amazing!!

Deedee Maldy said...

I think it's unanimous...the antlers with dangling ornaments are genius! Congratulations!

~amy~ said...

LOVE them BOTH. Such awesome cards Karolyn!

Deborah said...

I've seen some cards with chibilights and so far you are the winner especially the way you were able to photograph it!! Your cards are wonderful tfs.

La la said...

Love your elegant and cute cards! The snow on your second card looks almost real!

ann greene said...

I love the light up antlers card.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

How elegant and love the lights. The hedgehog is adorable. Almost didn't recognize him with that cute hat on him.

Mom and wife. said...

Very lovely card.

Amy Y said...

Wow, I love your first card with the chibi lights and your second card is adorable. Thank you for sharing!!!

Viki said...

Wow! Beautiful job!

Noreen said...

Wow! Your lighted card is terrific!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love your cards, the chibi lights are so cool!

Dottie Acosta said...

Really enjoyed these cards

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the snowflakes hanging off the antlers and the great texture on that second card!

cindybearj said...

I love your cards! That first one is just beautiful and then you put in the surprise...awesome! The second card is just adorable. Love the snow around his feet.

Deborah Giles said...

Oh love the gold and white LIGHTING UP! So cool. And cutest hedgehog ever perhaps?

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the snowflakes hanging from the antlers, and the light up detail is awesome! Super cute hedgehog card too, so fun and festive!

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your style! The ornaments on the deer antlers is awesome. Thanks for sharing your cards!!

Sabrina said...

So very cute and I just love the lights!!

sharon said...

The light up card is wowsa ans the hedgie is cuuuute

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the light-up detail on the dangling snowflakes! Awesome release with fun stamps and dies!

Texan Princess said...

The snowflake ornaments on the antlers was just too cute even before the card lit up! Awesome card!

Karla Jaimes said...

Love your cards! The antlers look awesome in gold and the lightup card is genius! Thank you for sharing!

Tania L said...

I love the lights!! They make such a fun card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Your cards are amazing!!! I love the first one!!! <3

Teri W said...

Love the antlers and snowflake card! And it lights up!

Susan Eliot said...

Light up snowflakes! Too cool. Love the white/gold combination. And the hedgehog. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Locke said...

Just plain amazing...love the added FUN!

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards. The "sparkling" snowflakes are fantastic. The critter is really cute too.

Heather Parry said...

Great cards - the deer antler card sparkles and shines even without the lights - love the design. And the hedgehog is so cute!

Maureen Morton said...

Such sparkly elegance with your first card! Love the unique design and fun style. The dimension on your cute critter card blows me away. Thanks for sharing this great inspiration!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards! Love the versatility of this release!

Christy said...

Love that your card lights up! Such a great idea to have the ornaments hanging from the deer antlers!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Oh my! Wow! Your light up card is awesome! The snowflakes hanging from the antlers is a great idea.....

BunnyD said...

What great cards! I was just admiring your brilliance at using the antlers to hang things from and BAM! Chibilights! How fantastic! Love Mr Hedgie too. He's so darling.

Debra said...

I like how you used the products and your colors...its traditional but with an edge.

Lynne said...

Lots of sparkle. Well done.

Greta said...

Such a wonderful release & I love your projects! The lights are just so fun for that super creative card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the snowflakes hanging from
the antlers.
such wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the deer antlers and the light up snowflakes, so pretty!

Bunny said...

Wow! Adding the lights was so cool. Love those antlers.

Nana Griffin said...

A great idea for the antlers. Cool adding the lights to them.

Sue McW said...

The card with the antlers and the snowflakes is stunning, but add the lights and it just makes it so much more. Love both your cards.

vinita jain said...

Such perfection and fun! Love the antlers in gold with a light idea!

Caron's Creations said...

Love how you hung the snowflakes from the antlers - beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Amy Mercer said...

Oh love the light up!!! So cute!

KimC said...

Great cards from a wonderful holiday release.

Kleri F said...

Oh adding them lights was really cool!tfs

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cards!

Sue McRae said...

Your antler card is elegant and fun, love it!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards. Love your fabulous lights.

Robyn said...

Lovely cards!

Diane M said...

OOooo. What can I say?

kerry myers said...

The antler card was gorgeous but then for it to light up?... WOW!! Awesome card

Geri said...

You totally 'light up my life' with your fabulous creations! Thanks for your all the inspiring ideas!

Pam D. said...

Love your cards! The hedgehog is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

JanetB said...

Wow! What fun to have a Christmas card that lights up. Great inspiration!

Sharron said...

The lit tree is so cool! How clever to use the antler die with the snowflakes!

Denise K said...

Gorgeous love the white and gold!

Amy Ames said...

Karolyn in,ove your cards!! I especially love the one with the hedgehog from the tree farm set!! It's so cute.

Mrsfish02 said...

I was crazy for the antlers before... add the lights and I just have to have them. Great cards and thanks so much for sharing these even during your busy week.

bev p said...

So Stinkin' Cute! I am not at all into the antler thing, but I laughed out loud at the snowflakes! I want to use some of those lights for my Grand-girl's Christmas ornament this year. Trying to figure out how to make it work. Thanks for your fun take on these amazing products.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

OMG! That antler card is super, super cool. I would have never thought of hanging snowflakes from the antlers and having them light up! Ingenious!!!

Erica Brusca said...

Love the light up snowflakes! super creative

Cathy said...

Wow, the lights make the card spectacular! Love this release!

Diane Bakehouse said...

I absolutely love both your cards. They are so elegant. I gasped when I arrived on your blog. The snowflakes hanging from the antlers are gorgeous. What a genius idea. And, the hedgehog...I love it. Wonderful cards showcasing a wonderful release.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such creative cards...love the snowflakes hanging off the antlers.

Stephanie Ferreira said...

Unique cards. Love those lights. It makes those antlers stand out.

Denise Gutshall said...

I love the simplicity of the first card and what a wonderful surprise to see it lights up! Thanks for sharing!

Claudia N said...

Wow amazingly beautiful cards!!

LaNell Taylor said...

I am loving this release. You all have out done yourselves. Such fun cards. Thanks

Jennifer Turner said...

These are so great! Love the use of the lights!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are awesome!!!! Love them and this new release:)

Debbie Vasel said...

What a great Christmas hedgehog!
The snowflakes on your first card remind me of earrings.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Great cards. The antler card is simple and elegant.

Rosali said...

Such amazing cards!! Love the lights on the first and the snow on the second! Really makes them extra special! <3

Anonymous said...

Love those lights on the snowflakes! Very clever and unexpected! And yes, that little hedgehog is so very cute! Love him! Thank you for sharing! Larissa

Patty said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

The antlers card is stunning! Beautiful creations!

Gwen said...

Such fun cards! Love that hedgehog!

Carolyn Steele said...

WOW! Your light up card is just amazing!! It was really pretty even before I saw the lights but what a cool enhancement! And your little hedgehog is just adorable (although he looks like he would not like that description!). Great cards, great release!

A Crafty Person said...

Super amazing cards!

Stef Perry said...

Super clever to use lights on your card - the look is amazing! I also adore your Tree Farm card - great design with those cute images.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards! Your card with the chibilights is just stunning!

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

Love both cards!! I haven't ever seen a card with lights before! Amazing!!!!!!!!!

Carolynn said...

A card with flashing snowflakes? Brilliant!!! And that festive little critter is so endearing-- love the sense of humor in your great cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the glitter reindeer card!

the life and times said...

The lights are so cool. Thank you

1 Crafty Gal said...

Oh how I love the antlers and snowflakes. Absolutely love it.

Lisa said...

Such awesome cards! Wonderful creations!

Clara K said...

Great cards! Love the Chibilights on the snowflakes! The little hedgehog is adorable.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great cards, Karolyn! I'm fascinated with the Chibilights! Love the elegant antlers too. The hedgehog is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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