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Yay! New Stamps! Essentials by Ellen Jan 2018 Release

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Winter cards: They aren’t just for Christmas!  Am I right? I get kinda sad when Christmas is over, because I still have sooooo many ideas for snow and ice cards I wanna make!  I decided creative winter fun must continue. *big cheesy grin*

Be sure to check out the CLASSroom–we have some fab guest artists and an awesome compilation of their samples to share with you there, and I also did an overview video of the stamps and dies.

I’ve been having a ridiculous good time with these new sets and have some samples to share:


Additional stamps/dies used:  Stay Salty (waves & sentiment); Bottles of Bubbly Die

I had to do it.  It was nagging and nagging at me to be made. :)

swhale stamps and dies



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Additional die used:  Hero Arts Infinity Circle

The baby bear reminds me sooooo much of my dog, named Bear because when he was a puppy, he looked like a little polar bear–even their facial expressions are the same!!!

arctic pals stamps and dies



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Like I mention in the video–it can be used/applied in so many different ways–makes a great window, but you can also use it as a stencil, use the die cut pieces themselves.  It can be water/waves/ocean, it can be a landscape backdrop… I’m dying to see how YOU will use it!!!

strands die


Thanks so much for stopping by today–I’ll be sharing more ideas this week!

Stay cool! ;)



United We Flourish: Ellen Hutson + Concord & 9th


Hello and welcome!  So fun to be hopping with an amazing group of designers as we celebrate this latest United We Flourish Release:  Sweet Sprinkles, by Concord & 9th for Ellen Hutson LLC!


To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC, and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to Concord & 9th!  To enter, just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog and the Concord blog by 12pm PST on December 26th.


Such a fun set–you just can’t go wrong with cupcakes and ice cream, right?! YUMMO!!!

uwf-concord-9th-both-fw50 SWEET SPRINKLES STAMP & DIE SET

My project features “faux” watercoloring–one of my favorite cheat methods of getting that watercolor look on a solid image!

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I used the border sprinkles image to create a striped background and then layered some vellum over top to diffuse the pattern a bit.  The cone and ice cream were inked up with Art Graphic Twin Markers, spritzed with water, and then stamped onto watercolor paper.  When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment over the ice cream with black ink and then die cut everything out.

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A little messy next of gold thread is layered behind the ice cream cone and then I embellished it with the little heart cut from foil card stock.

EEP!  So cute!

Thanks for stopping by today and your next stop is:




Essentials by Ellen December 2017 Release is here!



It’s December! (How’d that happen???) And soooooo much going on! We have a new release that just went live at Ellen Hutson LLC.  There will be some hops beginning December 13 to inspire you, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share a fun (not  part of the hop) sample. :)



We’ve had the DREARY-EST (is that a word?) weather here and getting enough daylight to shoot nice photos has been a lost cause… I couldn’t get the Delicata Gold Ink to show up in the first photo, so hopefully you can see it better in the 2nd.


I tinted the vellum card stock with pigment ink prior to die cutting.  I had seen some super clever mini champagne bottle favors on Pinterest that just CRACKED me up and I just could.not.resist. mimicking them! *chortle*  Turned out even better than I imagined! *monkey clapping*

Links to the release AND a could-not-be-more-perfect coordinating Party Bundle are below–everything works BEAUTIFULLY together!

Be sure to stop by the CLASSroom December 13th for the first of 3 mini hops!




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