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spring_banner   Hello,  and thanks for stopping here for the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing one of the new die and stamp sets on my post today! And, YESSSSS!!! *fist pump* I’m giving away a Twelve Days Companion Greetings Set!  That’s right! It’s gonna go live in a lucky someone’s house!  Please leave a comment by May 5th on my post to enter this giveaway!


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom–of the whole, entire release!!!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there by May 5th! And, don’t forget to comment at each stop along the hop by May 5th, as well–each participating blogger is also giving away a stamp set from the release! WOOT!



french_hen_merci_WEB_2 To create this card:

  1. Make a 4 x 5 1/2″ white card
  2. Adhere 3/4 x 4 1/4″ strips of red card stock to the front, spacing evenly apart
  3. Stamp “Merci” with Tuxedo Black ink onto white stripe on card front as shown
  4. Stamp French Hen onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copics
  5. Punch Hen with 1 1/2″ circle punch and 3D mount to 1 3/4″ circle punched from patterned paper; mount to card
  6. Embellish with gold star sequins

I had so much fun, I must admit, I made a few extras… *grin* Click on the pics to enbiggan:

twelve_days_comp_jebersole_1 twelve_days_comp_jebersole_2 bohemian_mothers_day_WEB_1 baby_egg_WEB_1

(sorry about the formatting; WordPress won’t let me put them in a horizontal row… argh…)


Have a blast ogling all the eye candy today! HOPPERS:

The CLASSroom
Lisa Adametz
Sandy Allnock
Joni Nina Andaya
Joan Bardee Laurel Beard
Heather Campbell
Kittie Caracciolo
Julie Ebersole<– You are here
Sharon Harnist
Pamela Ho
Tiffany Johnson
Emily Leiphart
Jennifer McGuire
May Park
Catherine Pooler
Miriam Prantner
Heather Pulvirenti
Julia Stainton
Alice Wertz
Carissa Wiley

Amazing stuff, right?!


Supplies for French Hen/Merci:

Please note I used 1 1/2 and 1 3/4″ sized circle punches in my project; due to current unavailability, circle dies are listed below.


  1. Ha! Love your sense of humor and your sense of style!

  2. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!! You’re an INCREDIBLE designer and LOVE the entire spring release you created! Thank you for making fabulous crafty things for me to play with!

  3. Your work is uplifting and fun, as are you! Thanks!

  4. just love this set of handwritten style sentiments!

  5. The lettering of the sentiments is what I love.

  6. Oh goodness. How ADORABLE are these sentiments. I get such a giggle out of using the funny ones!

  7. Great must-have stamp set!

  8. These sentiments are great. Really need the “Blah Blah Blah” stamp for cards for my kids. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. just chicken in is making me giggle. will be greeting the hens with that tomorrow.