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oct 2017 release collage

Hope you’ve been enjoying lots of eye candy over the last two hops–can you take one more day? :)

Today’s project is a fuzzy one, featuring the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bear Hugs by Julie Ebersole



I had seen some adorable felt tissue pouches on Pinterest and it occurred to me that Bear would make such a cute one! I cut a simple slit across the mid-section of the front layer, after I had stitched on his facial features and then I sewed together the front and back layers.  Couldn’t resist using some of the Snailed It  Dies to add some accents. I folded up some pocket tissues and tucked them inside, but you could tuck all sorts of things inside–this would be a cute way for a child to put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy to come or tuck a small gift or individually wrapped candies inside! You could even wind up and store a set of those ear pods/headphones to a music player inside him!

Bear Hugs sniffle pouch-je


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are feeling fully inspired to make some fun things with this latest release!

Your next stop on the hop: Lisa Adametz



P.S.  I was chit chatting about the new release on Facebook LIVE this past Monday on the Ellen Hutson LLC Page–you can check out the recorded version HERE! :)

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Bear Hugs sniffle pouch-je





Supplies List:
WoolFelt, 12×18 Licorice (35%)
Taylored Expressions Felt Bundle, Yellows-Oranges
Taylored Expressions Felt Bundle, Reds
WoolFelt, 12×18 Moss (35%)
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray

Modern Christmas Tree with a Foiled Background

Mod xmas tree-001-jebersole

Gosh, I love how easy and fast it is to foil the patterns in the Modern Graphics Paper Pack–made for such a luxe “falling snow” background for my little mod tree!  Sometimes it’s just that little bit of glitz that makes the whole thing feel complete. :)


Mod xmas tree-002a-jebersole


I had to add a little messy nest of metallic thread behind my tree… I have to admit, that has become one of my favorite finishing touches.

This would be such an easy card to mass produce–even tho it’s all “fanci-fied”. LOL!

If you’re curious about what else can be done with these papers, Carolyn Peeler did a delightful preview for the Ellen Hutson YouTube Channel.  You can watch it here or over on YouTube.

Happy Hump Day!


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Bear & buddy for Halloween

Bear ware Halloween-001-jebersole


I masked off a hillside on watercolor paper  (free-hand cut the mask) and then blended some Distress Oxide Inks to create a night sky.  Splattered with water and heat set repeatedly until satisfied. :)  I had a scrap of watercolor paper I’d done the same thing with in yellow and orange inks, sitting in my scrapbin, so I punched a circle out of it for a moon. This is why we save ridiculous things like scraps, right?! *insert rolling eyeballs*


Bear Ware Halloween-002-jebersole


All the images were stamped and colored with Copic markers prior to die cutting. I’m always trying to color Bear and have yet to find a color of brown I really like on him–I seem to really like him just all white. Not sure why.  This worked out OK, but I think next time, I’m just gonna leave him white.  *chuckle*

Kitty cracks me.  She looks very… pragmatic about all this Halloween business. LOL!

BTW, I find I’ve been using Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts PICO Clear Embellisher (or their On Point Glue; the bonus of using PICO, however, is that it can also be used as a high gloss epoxy finish) for my sequins of late; I don’t seem to have any nozzle clogging issues!  I know it doesn’t have a matte finish, but at this point, I don’t care–it glues those puppies down and it doesn’t clog.    Besides, if I get sloppy, I just use a little scrap card stock corner as a squeegee to remove any excess.


Happy Hump Day! :)



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