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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN FEBRUARY 2017 RELEASE HOP

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Hello! and welcome from Darlene DeVries’ blog to the  Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today!

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

 ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please 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.

If you’re interested, I share some insights about what inspired the stamps/dies I contributed to this release  in the video below, but if you’re anxious to get right to the projects, just skip over it. :)

 

 LINK:  Video is also viewable in HD on my YouTube Channel HERE.  Thanks for watching and for giving it a thumbs up! :)

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

The letters on this die all swing open to the left, revealing anything you like behind! :)  Use the die as is, leaving the die letters together and you can die cut them as is, or…

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Separate them and create a grid!

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Die cut them through an ombré collection of colored card stocks and stack ‘em to create a “stepped” effect. Quick tip: Use a straight blade trimmer  (or a metal edge ruler and a craft knife) to cut a straight line to the fold line, stop, then continue the cut line on the other side of the fold line to leave the letter connected to the card stock.

 

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Try the same cutting approach, but stagger the letters at different heights to create a vertical rainbow of layered letters! :)

 

 

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feat. Oh, Deer! & Wonky Backdrops

Deliver a word of encouragement with a funny pun!

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feat. Oh, Deer!

 

Say hello, with a modern splash of color! After stamping the deer, I layered a strip of golden yellow washi tape and then die cut her out.

 

 

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feat. Oh, Deer!

Here, I used the little flower sprays to create a “field of flowers” for the deer to roam.

 

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feat. Oh, Deer! & Wonky Backdrops

I used a little bit of masking and a row of brushstroke dashes from Wonky Backdrops to create this little scene, with the fawn off a little ways in the distance from her family…

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome & Otter Ware

This snuggly pair of otters exchange loving gifts as they float together down the river… Yes, the matching dies will cut the otter’s arms so they can clutch accessories! *big cheesy grin*

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome & Wonky Backdrops

Mama and baby are enjoying a cuddle party–the larger otter die cuts slits for both arms so she can snuggle her little one, and other Otter Wares… *chinkle*

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome, Otter Ware + Swing n’ Slide Dies

Yes.  I was singing “that song” the entire time I made this one.  In between giggles.

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (sentiment from Mirror, Mirror)

The triangle pattern backdrop is awesome for creating more masculine type designs, like this one!

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (sentiment from Spa Day)

Repeat stamping and deep indigo watercolor effects were inspired by gorgeous examples of Shibori

 

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (curved edge die cut using Swing N Slide Dies; sentiment from Mirror, Mirror)

I love the imperfect, “wonky” shapes in this set sooooooooo much!!! They make great backdrops, backgrounds, patterns for so many other stamp sets in my collection, and yet they can also stand on their own and become pretty much anything I imagine they might be. :)

So glad you came by! Please click HERE to keep see what the wonderfully talented  Michele Ferguson has in store for you!

 

 

1Julie

 

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LIVE CLASSES: Sacramento, CA March 3-5, 2017

My dear friend Stephanie has invited me back once again for some live classes at her fab store, The Paper Garden Boutique, in Sacramento, March 3-5th!  Come join the fun!  I’ll show ya’ how to have a good time… with stamps and ink and paper… ;)

Paper Garden Boutique

565 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA  95825
916-487-2737
info@papergardenboutique.com

Please contact the store directly to register and reserve your seat.
Space is limited to 20 adults per session.

His hers 2017

 

HIS & HERS – $40

Create 10 clean and simple card projects, 5 each of feminine and masculine styles! Super easy to replicate and suitable for all occasions! Intermediate + stamping skills recommended. Please bring detail scissors, your preferred adhesive and a small paper trimmer.

  • Friday March 3rd 10am-12pm
  • Saturday March 4th 10am-12pm
  • Sunday March 5th 10am-12pm

 

Clean colorful 2017

CLEAN & COLORFUL – $40

Create 10 super easy and fun cards with simple coloring techniques!  Intermediate + stamping skills recommended. Please bring detail scissors, your preferred adhesive and a small paper trimmer.

  • Friday March 3rd 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday March 4th 2pm-4pm
  • Sunday March 5th 2pm-4pm

 

Can’t wait to share these ideas and lots more in class! Hope to see you there–I dispense lotsa mondo squishy hugs, too… *chinkle*

 

1Julie

HAPPY 10 YEARS, ELLEN HUTSON LLC!

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LINK:  splitcoaststampers.com

Brace y’selves; it’s about to get sappy.  But in a goodly way. :)

Ellen and I have been chums for a long time, first “meeting” on Splitcoaststampers.com where we were delighted to discover we lived in the same state, and within a few hours’ travel time! One day, Ellen invited me to her home for lunch plus an afternoon of stamping and cardmaking.  I will never forget that day–it was a blast and she endeared herself to me instantly because of her friendly, open demeanor, her warm, happy spirit and boundless enthusiasm!

When she launched Ellen Hutson LLC, I was excited for her and very much in awe and admiration–it takes a lot of courage to turn a dream into a reality.  And, yes, hard work.  LOTS of hard work.

As her company has grown and blossomed, my respect and admiration has only deepened–because I know the heart of the woman behind the company; her desire and commitment to help other individuals that work with her, alongside her, within this industry, to achieve and succeed is unparalleled.  I’m thankful for the faith she has put in me, and all her encouragement…  I thank my lucky stars daily that I get to call her colleague AND dearly loved friend.

I’m so gosh darn proud of her, I could bust!

Congratulations, Ellen and the Ellen Hutson LLC Team, on rockin’ the last 10 years!

 

YOU ARE MY FAVORITE!!! 

 

In celebration of this event, there is so much going on–I wanted to share a few fabulous tidbits with YOU sweet readers:

Going on right now:

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(click on the graphic above to go straight to ellenhutson.com)

 

Coming on Monday, Nov. 28th:

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 (click on the graphic above to go straight to ellenhutson.com)

Oh, there’s more… :)

 

EH 10th anniversary

When you place an online order during the anniversary sale (November 25-28), there will be a free gift with every order!

Spend $75* or over to receive the exclusive Spread the Sparkle stamp set (shown above)! When you spend $150* or over,  you’ll receive both the stamp set AND the coordinating die,  designed by yours truly! ;)

Every order, no matter the level, will have a fun surprise slipped inside so order early for best selection and see what’s inside your box!

(*all totals are calculated after discount has been applied and excluding shipping and handling fees – valid only while supplies last!)

By the way, I just wanted to say, y’all really do make my world sparkle every time I see what you do with the stamps and dies I’ve designed–THANK YOU-THANK YOU!!!

1Julie

P.S.  Don’t forget! The 12 Tags of Christmas begin Dec. 1, over on the CLASSroom blog!!! Gonna be AWESOME!!!

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