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September Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – 3



feat. Concertina Tags Dies


Concertina tag-01-B-jebersole

Ombré shaker tag! YAAASSSS!!! :)  I brushed NUVO Mousse (Pink Flame / Mother of Pearl) across a tag I die cut from kraft card stock–I don’t typically go for pink at the holidays, but it looked so festive and fun!  Fun having the word “holiday” peeking out from behind, all label-like.  That background paper? Yes, from the Modern Graphics Paper Pack.  It goes with EVERYTHING!!! *giddy*

More creative eye candy awaits you from these lovely designers:

Are you in the mood for making your holiday cards and tags yet?


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September Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – 1




Teeny tiny star sequins make for a fun shaker card, doncha’ think?!

I  stamped the greeting and then just die cut the holly leaf through the top white panel and made a shaker box on the back side, filled it, sealed it and 3d mounted the whole panel to a base card.  Then I randomly watercolored on some watercolor paper scraps using Distress Oxide Inks and when they were dry, I die cut the shapes. glued those and some more of those stars on and added a little twine bow. So fun!

I’ll be back with another on Tuesday! :)

Be sure to check out the hop roster below–sooooo much eye candy!


Thanks for stopping by!


P.S.  Tune in to the CLASSroom on Monday, Sept. 11th–I did a quick video previewing my new sets!

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Essentials by Ellen Release, August 2017

Aug release collage julie

The new release is now LIVE in the store! Yay!!! I have links to each of the sets below that Brandi Kincaid and I have created and this week I’ll be sharing a new card idea each day. :)

I’ll also be doing LIVE video on the Ellen Hutson LLC Facebook Page tomorrow, Aug 7th, at 10 am PDT, sharing the story behind the set I designed.

The new stamps are shown below, with links to them in the shop, should anything suit your fancy. :)



Rustic Botanicals stamps


Rustic Botanicals dies


Plant Lady stamps


Plant Lady dies


Plant Ladies Say stamps


Today’s project is a combination of sets–I love how it all came together!


feat. Plant Ladies Say, Rustic Botanicals, Wonky Backdrops + a combination of various Avery Elle Pigment Inks and Memento Luxe Pigment Inks

I used the MISTI to partially ink the stamps up with one color of pigment ink (always start with the lighter), and then after stamping and cleaning, reapplied a darker shade of pigment ink and stamped again.   I love blending and stamping inks this way because there is no risk of cross-contaminating my ink pads and it gives such a great element of depth and dimension to solid stamps. Added NUVO Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to accent.

Do you garden?  I have a black thumb… The only way I can keep a garden alive is to “plant it” on paaaay-paaaah!  LOL!

Thanks for popping over here today!


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